Study of the Middle Pennsylvanian Flora Found in the Buildex Quarry, Franklin County, Kansas
David A. Otto's Master of Science in Biology dissertation focuses on the Middle Pennsylvanian flora in the Kansas coal fields. His research lists and describes the fossilized species found in the Buildex Quarry of Franklin County, Kansas, determines the numbers and types of Middle Pennsylvanian flora in Kansas, and makes the information usable for classrooms. The pages of his dissertation contain documentation of his research and findings, as well as maps and photographs taken of the quarry, the dig, and the species found. The originals of these photographs are housed in the two binders found within this collection.
- Otto, David Arthur, 1934- (Person)
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Biography of Dr. David Arthur Otto
David Arthur Otto was born on February 19, 1934, growing up in Fort Scott, Kansas. He majored in botany at the University of Kansas, was on the Dean’s Honor Roll and received his A.B. degree in 1956. He earned an M.S. in biology in 1957 at K.S.T.C. Emporia (now, Emporia State University), after which he became a faculty member at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri. He began studying for a doctoral degree two years later in 1959. He held a National Science Foundation Science Faculty Fellowship at the University of Missouri (1963-64) and contributed articles to the Encyclopedia Americana.
1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Scope and Contents
This collection contains David A. Otto's Master of Science in Biology dissertation, A Study of the Middle Pennsylvania Flora Found in the Buildex Quarry, Franklin County, Kansas, along with the fossil and quarry photographs related to Dr. David Otto's dissertation research.
RH MS 1258
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Dr. David A. Otto and Elizabeth B. Otto, 2011.
- Guide to the Study of the Middle Pennsylvanian Flora Found in the Buildex Quarry, Franklin County, Kansas Collection
- Study of the Middle Pennsylvanian Flora Found in the Buildex Quarry, Franklin County, Kansas
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Study of the Middle Pennsylvanian Flora Found in the Buildex Quarry, Franklin County, RH MS 1258, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas