Dry Dredger records
Scope and Content
This collection of records of the Dry Dredgers contains newsletters, photographs, membership rosters, constitution, bylaws, board and general meeting minutes, information on field trips and events, and correspondence.
- Dry Dredgers (Organization)
Language of Materials
The records are in English
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research.
History of the Dry Dredgers
The Dry Dredgers is an association of amateur geologists. The organization was formed in n April of 1942 with Dr. Kenneth Caster of the University of Cincinnati's Geology department serving as an advisor. The organization brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to share their love of fossil hunting. The first president of the group was Ed Lohmeyer and the only professional paleontologist to serve as president of the Dry Dredgers was John Pope who had a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. Members of the group have been recognized for their contributions to geology. Bill White received the Strimple Award from the Paleontological Society in 1985 in recognition of the significant contributions he made to the advancement of paleontology by aiding student research. In 1996, Steve Felton was awarded the Katherine Palmer Award by the Paleontological Research Institution and also the Strimple award by the Paleontological Society in recognition of outstanding contributions to the science of paleontology by a nonprofessional The Dry Dredgers has sponsored an annual Cincinnati Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry Show, provided lectures and exhibits to local schools and libraries, and coordinated 6 or 7 field trips each year for members.
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Records of the Dry Dredgers, an amateur geological society
Statement of Arrangement
The collection is arranged into folders by material type and subject matter.
Archives and Rare Books Library
- Finding aid for the Dry Dredger records, 1960-2002
- Edited Full Draft
- Finding aid prepared by Archives and Rare Books staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English