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Department of Earth Sciences records

Identifier: UA-WRG-150-01

Scope and Contents

This collection includes material from the office of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. The materials were transferred to UNCW Archives from the office of the department. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, course syllabi, reports, research proposals, and other paperwork such as seminar and lecture announcements. There is also a collection of T-shirts that had belonged to Dr. Duncan P. Randall, including a Wilmington College shirt.


  • 1974-1994

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

The content described is copyrighted and presented courtesy of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Randall Library. This material may be used for educational and scholarship purposes provided: a) proper attribution accompanies any use of the content; b) the use, copy, republication, display, and/or distribution is not for commercial purposes; and c) you may not alter, add to, change, modify, or revise the subject content.

Biographical or Historical Information

According to the Department of Geography and Geology website (, accessed 22 October 2013, the department offers bachelor's degrees in geography, geology, geosciences, and oceanography, as well as a master's degree in geoscience and a graduate certificate in geographic information science (GIS). The department is located in DeLoach Hall. Timeline 1952-1969: Geography was offered as part of the Department of Social Sciences at Wilmington College. 1969: Wilmington College became the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 1969: Geography began as its own department. 1970-1973: The department's new name, the Department of Geography and Geology, reflects the inclusion of both disciplines at this time. 1973: The Department of Earth Sciences was organized in Fall 1973, offering courses in Geography, Geology, and Pre-Engineering Surveying. 1980: The College of Arts and Sciences was founded as a division of UNCW, with the Department of Earth Sciences as a department within this division. 1987: Graduate program in geology was first offered. Department Chairs 1970-1974: Duncan P. Randall 1974-1975: Paul A. Thayer 1975-1978: Duncan P. Randall 1979-1982: William B. Harris 1982-1989: Victor A. Zullo 1989-1991: William B. Harris 1991-1997: Richard A. Laws 1997-2003: Patricia H. Kelley 2003-2006: Richard A. Laws

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3.50 Linear Feet (9 containers)



Arrangement Note

Series 1. Correspondence Series 2. Course Syllabi Series 3. Grant and Research Proposals Series 4. Meeting Minutes Series 5. Subject Files Series 6. Photographs Series 7. T-shirts Please note that the arrangement of materials in this collection was partially determined by original order as received. Because of that, researchers should be sure to check all possible locations for materials of interest. Also note that original file folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Source of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions

UNCW Archives received the materials in Series 1-6 from the Department of Earth Sciences in the late 1990s. The items in Series 7 (T-shirts) were donated by the family of Dr. Duncan Randall in December, 2002.
Department of Earth Sciences records
Jeanne Barnes and Adina L. Riggins
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository