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Study of the Middle Pennsylvanian Flora Found in the Buildex Quarry, Franklin County, Kansas

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS 1258

Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1957

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No item within this collection may be copied in any manner via any means at any time. Only eye viewing of any and all items held within said collection is permitted, although hand-scribed notes on paper using a lead pencil as regards any and all items held within said collection is permitted. Photographs held within said collection must remain in their individual, transparent slips while being viewed and studied. Contact staff at ksrlref@ku.edu or (785) 864-4334 for assistance if there are questions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

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.

Extent

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.

Physical Location

RH MS 1258

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. David A. Otto and Elizabeth B. Otto, 2011.

Related Materials

Otto, David Arthur, Study of the Middle Pennsylvanian Flora Found in Kansas Coal Balls, 1967, RH MS 1259
Title
Guide to the Study of the Middle Pennsylvanian Flora Found in the Buildex Quarry, Franklin County, Kansas Collection
Subtitle
Study of the Middle Pennsylvanian Flora Found in the Buildex Quarry, Franklin County, Kansas
Author
Finding aid prepared by acs, 2012; Finding aid encoded by acs, 2012; corrected el 2012
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in <language encodinganalog="language">English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/6006825979
Preferred citation
Study of the Middle Pennsylvanian Flora Found in the Buildex Quarry, Franklin County, RH MS 1258, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

Contact:
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States
785-864-4334