The Thirty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America was called to order in the Natural Sciences Building of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, at 10.22 a. m., by President Charles Schuchert. Brief remarks reminiscent of the influence of the University of Michigan in American geology were made by President Schuchert, who called attention to the fact that this was early a center of geological activity under the influence of Alexander Winchell, the real father of the Geological Society of America and one of its earliest Presidents, as well as under his successor, Israel C. Russell, who also became a President of this Society. He pointed out that Ann Arbor, both because of its former great influence and also because of its continued prominence to the present day as an active center of geological teaching and investigation, is a very . . .