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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in 1 series: Series I: Gilbert Van Ingen Papers.
The collection reflects Van Ingen's scholarly interest in geology and invertebrate paleontology. It includes his field notebook from 1888, which contains observations and drawings from fieldwork in upstate New York, notes, possible from course lectures that he gave in 1895, and drafts of an article that he wrote for the New International Encyclopedia.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Gilbert Van Ingen Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed Carrie Hintz 03/29/2012.
Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 03/29/2012.
2012-04-13 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Gilbert Van Ingen, geologist, paleontologist and professor of geology, was born in 1869 in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was an artistically gifted young man, a skill served him well in his career as a geologist and paleontologist, and that is on display in his field notes. He matriculated at Cornell University in 1886 where he became interested in geology before studying paleontology at Yale in 1892, and finally coming to Columbia in 1893 where he received his Bachelors degree. He remained at Columbia for eight years as a curator of geological collections under Professor J.F. Kemp. In 1903 Van Ingen took a position at Princeton as an assistant in geology and curator of invertebrate paleontology. He was promoted to assistant professor of geology in 1908 and associate professor in 1921. Gilbert Van Ingen died in 1925.