Correspondence, manuscripts and reprints of articles, and miscellaneous papers, relating to his career at the University,
and to the discovery of fossil remains in the La Brea tar pits.
Born in Iowa, Oct, 20, 1869, John Campbell Merriam, paleontologist, educator and administrator, grew up in the midwest, where
he attended Lenox College. After obtaining his doctorate from Munich, Merriam came to the University of California as an instructor
of paleontology and historical geology in 1894, becoming a full professor in 1912, and Dean of the Faculties in 1920.
Number of containers: 15 boxes, 1 carton
Linear feet: 8.75
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