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Dry Dredger records

Identifier: US-04-07

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.


  • 1960-2002


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.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Finding aid for the Dry Dredger records, 1960-2002
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

8th Floor Blegen Library
2602 University Circle
P.O. Box 210113
Cincinnati Ohio 45221-0113