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   Marcus G. Langseth Diaries 1955-1996

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Marcus Langseth Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Diaries of Marcus G. Langseth, a pioneer in marine geothermal research, researcher at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and professor of geology at Columbia University. The diaries include scientific observations and personal anecdotes.

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Call No.:MS#1588
Bib ID:9007821 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Langseth, Marcus G.
Title:Marcus G. Langseth Diaries 1955-1996
Physical description:2.25 linear ft. (2 record cartons)
Language(s): Material is in English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

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Description

Scope and Content

The diaries include scientific observations and personal anecdotes. A typical journal may include meeting notes, scientific research observations, scientific calculations, drafts of correspondence or memos, and personal observations and anecdotes. Many journals include loose pages inserted into the notebooks with related or additional material.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Marcus Langseth Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 01/30/2012 Carrie Hintz

Findign aid written 01/30/2012 Carrie Hintz

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion February 1, 2012 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-02-01 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

History

A pioneer in marine geothermal research, Marcus Gerhardt Langseth was associated with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for most of his 40-year career. Beginning as a research assistant and graduate student in the mid-1950s, he became a senior research scientist and an adjunct professor of earth and environmental sciences at Columbia University.

Dr. Langseth was born in Lebanon, Tennessee, on Nov. 24, 1932 and received his bachelor's degree from Waynesburg College in 1954. He began working at the Lamont-Doherty observatory as a summer employee in 1953, and joined the staff full time in 1955. After a two-year stint in the Army from 1956-1958, he came back to Lamont as a research staff assistant and in 1959 he started to pursue graduate studies in geophysics at Columbia University and he earned his PhD from the University in 1964.

Dr. Langseth remained affiliated with Columbia University and the Lamont-Doherty Observatory throughout his career. He was an expert in heat flow studies, and much of his research involved collecting and analyzing data about the way that heat moves on the surface of the Earth. He developed instruments that Apollo crews used to study heat flow on the moon. This work earned him NASA's Special Achievement Award. In 1993, Dr. Langseth was appointed the Palisades Geophysical Institute Senior Scientist at Lamont.

Langseth died of lung cancer in 1997.

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