Collection - William A.S. Sarjeant geological and palaeontological ephemera collection

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William A.S. Sarjeant geological and palaeontological ephemera collection

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    • 1750 - 2003 (Creation)

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    [ca. 1800] items

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    Custodial history

    The contents of the William A.S. Sarjeant geological and palaeontological ephemera collection consist almost exclusively of materials from the personal library of Professor William Sarjeant. William Antony Swithin (Bill) Sarjeant (1935-2002) was born and educated in Sheffield, England, receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield in 1959. He began his academic career as a geologist at the University of Nottingham before joining the faculty of the University of Saskatchewan in 1972. Professor Sarjeant continued to work at University of Saskatchewan until his death in 2002. Beyond his academic accomplishments, he was also active as local historian, literary scholar, novelist, folklorist, folksinger, and bibliophile.

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    The William A.S. Sarjeant geological and palaeontological ephemera collection contains a wide variety of materials (monographs, reports, journals, reprints. guidebooks, etc.) related to the study of geology and palaeontology. Some papers from non-geological fields of scientific inquiry are also present.

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    The collection is divided into seven general categories:
    • Biographical and bibliographic publications
    • Fiction and cryptozoological publications
    • General science
    • Historical publications
    • Journals, newsletters, and institutional publications
    • Miscellaneous geological publications
    • Scientific and technical publications

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        The William A.S. Sarjeant geological and palaeontological ephemera collection is housed at the University of Alberta Library's Research and Collections Resource Facility (RCRF). It is available to students, staff, and the general public for use at a supervised reading room at RCRF or Bruce Peel Special Collections.

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        Finding aid created by Robert Cole, November, 2022

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