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Arthur M. Hussey papers (M336)

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Title:
Arthur M. Hussey papers
Creator - Author:
Hussey, Arthur M., 1931-2016
ID:
M336
Date [inclusive]:
Circa 1961-2015
Extent:
15.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Field notes, maps, publications (offprints), photographs, and alphabetical subject files documenting Bowdoin College professor Arthur M. Hussey's geological research and mapping, primarily in the state of Maine.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note:

Donated in 2016 to Bowdoin College by Athur M. Hussey through his Estate.

Processing Information note:

Unprocessed.

Arthur Mekeel Hussey II was born in Pittsburgh on March 9, 1931, and graduated from Wells High School in Maine in 1950. He earned a B.S. in geology and mineralogy at Pennsylvania State University in 1954. His graduate study at Harvard was interrupted by service as a first lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force from 1955 to 1957. He continued his graduate study at the University of Illinois, and was awarded his Ph.D. in 1961. Before coming to Bowdoin, he was a visiting assistant professor at Purdue University in the 1960-61 year. Hussey joined the Bowdoin faculty in 1961 as a visiting assistant professor of geology, became an assistant professor in 1962 and an associate professor in 1966. He was promoted to the rank of full professor in 1972. Beginning in 1958, he worked with the Maine Geological Survey to describe and map the structural geology of the Maine coast from Kittery to Pemaquid Point. Hussey was a co-editor of the Bedrock Geological Map of Maine (1986), a comprehensive survey of the state’s rock formations and geologic history commissioned by the Maine Geological Survey. His book  A Guide to the Geology of Southwestern Maine was published in 2015, and summarized nearly sixty years of his research. For much of his 39-year teaching career, Hussey was the sole faculty member in Bowdoin's geology department. A dedicated field geologist and recognized authority on the structural geology of the Appalachians and of Maine, Hussey also curated the James Bowdoin III and Parker Cleaveland mineral collections at the College.

Field notes, maps, publications (offprints), photographs, and alphabetical subject files documenting Arthur M. Hussey's geological research and mapping, primarily in the state of Maine.

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