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School of Arts and Sciences. Department of Earth and Planetary Science



  • Existence: 1968-

In 1885, George Huntington Williams formed the Department of Geology at the university. The Department of Oceanography was created in 1952. In 1968, the Departments of Geology and Oceanography, along with some faculty members from Geography, Environmental Engineering, Mechanics, and Statistics merged to become the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Dr. Thomas Haine joined the faculty in 2000 and became chair in 2012.

Source: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences records finding aid (RG.04.170) Source:

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William Bullock Clark papers

Identifier: MS-0098
Overview William Bullock Clark was an American geologist born in Brattleboro, Vermont on December 15, 1860. The papers consist of correspondence, invoices, and a scrapbook spanning 1888-1925.