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The collection by the Research Information Service of the National Research Council of full schedules covering geologists and geographers and their activities has furnished an unusual opportunity for the study of the status of geology and geography in the United States at the present time. In order that the work might be more complete, these schedules, which numbered approximately 900, were supplemented by a study of the membership lists of the Geological Society of America, the Paleontological Society, the Association of American Geographers, the Association of American Petroleum Geologists; a study of the manuscript of the new edition of “American Men of Science” ; the catalogues of hundreds of universities and colleges; the bibliographies of North American Geology issued by the U. S. Geological Survey for the decade 1909–1918; and the personnel file of geologists prepared by the Division of Geology and Geography during the war and subsequent . . .

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