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Marcus G. Langseth diaries, 1955-1996

Summary Information

Abstract

Diaries of Marcus G. Langseth, a pioneer in marine geothermal research, researcher at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and professor of geology at Columbia University. The diaries include scientific observations and personal anecdotes.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1588
Bib ID 9007821 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Langseth, Marcus G
Title Marcus G. Langseth diaries, 1955-1996
Physical Description 2.25 linear feet (2 record cartons)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 1 series.

Description

Summary

The diaries include scientific observations and personal anecdotes. A typical journal may include meeting notes, scientific research observations, scientific calculations, drafts of correspondence or memos, and personal observations and anecdotes. Many journals include loose pages inserted into the notebooks with related or additional material.

Using the Collection

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This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Marcus Langseth Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

No additions expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed Carrie Hintz 01/30/2012.

Findign aid written Carrie Hintz 01/30/2012.

Revision Description

2012-02-01 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

History

A pioneer in marine geothermal research, Marcus Gerhardt Langseth was associated with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for most of his 40-year career. Beginning as a research assistant and graduate student in the mid-1950s, he became a senior research scientist and an adjunct professor of earth and environmental sciences at Columbia University.

Dr. Langseth was born in Lebanon, Tennessee, on Nov. 24, 1932 and received his bachelor's degree from Waynesburg College in 1954. He began working at the Lamont-Doherty observatory as a summer employee in 1953, and joined the staff full time in 1955. After a two-year stint in the Army from 1956-1958, he came back to Lamont as a research staff assistant and in 1959 he started to pursue graduate studies in geophysics at Columbia University and he earned his PhD from the University in 1964.

Dr. Langseth remained affiliated with Columbia University and the Lamont-Doherty Observatory throughout his career. He was an expert in heat flow studies, and much of his research involved collecting and analyzing data about the way that heat moves on the surface of the Earth. He developed instruments that Apollo crews used to study heat flow on the moon. This work earned him NASA's Special Achievement Award. In 1993, Dr. Langseth was appointed the Palisades Geophysical Institute Senior Scientist at Lamont.

Langseth died of lung cancer in 1997.

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Series I: Diaries and Journals, 1955-1996



Box 1 Undated


Box 1 1955 February-May


Box 1 1960 May-1961 February


Box 1 1965 March-April


Box 1 1968


Box 1 1968 December-1969 April


Box 1 1969


Box 1 1969 April- 1970 March, 1969, 1970 March


Box 1 1970 March-October


Box 1 1970 September- 1971 April, 1970, 1971 April


Box 1 1971 April- August, 1971


Box 1 1971 October-1972 March


Box 1 1972 March- 1973 May, 1972, 1973 May


Box 1 1973 January-February


Box 1 1973 November


Box 1 1974


Box 1 1976 February- 1978 October, 1976, 1978 October


Box 1 1977 March- August, 1977


Box 1 1977 September-December


Box 1 1979 July



Box 2 1980 January


Box 2 1981 June- 1981 September, 1981, 1981 September


Box 2 1981 September- 1982 January, 1981, 1982 January


Box 2 1982 February- 1982 March, 1982, 1982 March


Box 2 1982 March- June, 1982


Box 2 1982 June- December, 1982


Box 2 1982 December- 1983 June, 1982, 1983 June


Box 2 1983 June- October, 1983


Box 2 1983 October - 1984 February, 1983 October, 1984 February


Box 2 1984 July- August, 1984


Box 2 1984 February- 1985 May, 1984, 1985 May


Box 2 1985 January- June, 1985


Box 2 1987 February- 1988 January, 1987, 1988 January


Box 2 1988 March- August, 1988


Box 2 1988 October- 1989 October, 1988, 1989 October


Box 2 1990 April-October


Box 2 1990 October- 1991 June, 1990, 1991 June


Box 2 1991 July- 1992 June, 1991, 1992 June


Box 2 1992 June- 1993 March, 1992, 1993 March


Box 2 1993 March- August, 1993


Box 2 1993 September- 1994 January, 1993, 1994 January


Box 2 1994 January - September, 1994 January


Box 2 1994 April- 1995 May, 1994, 1995 May


Box 2 1995 May- 1996 January, 1995, 1996 January


Box 2 1996 January- August, 1996


Box 2 1996 March-April


Box 2 1996 August-November