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Department of Geology and Geography records

Identifier: 09-03---004

Scope and Contents

This collection contains The Geozoic News newsletters, annual reports, department meeting minutes, tenure criteria, and a list of publications.


  • Creation: 1967-1981


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Geology was one of many courses taught at Weber Stake Academy when it opened in 1889. By 1916, college-level geoscience courses were offered. In 1922, when Weber became a junior college, a Department of Science was created. In July 1933 when Weber College was transferred to the State of Utah, the Department of Geology, Geography, and Mineralogy was organized within the Division of Physical Sciences. The name of the department was shortened to Geology and Geography in 1934. The Geology and Geography became their own departments in 1985.
The Geozoic News was started in January 1969 by the Wasatch Geozoic Society of Salt Lake City (WGSSLC), which was an organization of Hubert C. Lambert’s former students who met together to continue the appreciation and study of geology. Lambert taught geology at The University of Utah 1947-49, Weber State College, 1949-52, and Brigham Young University, 1960-72, and served as the advisor to the WGSSLC. The newsletter was a way to disseminate educational material to members, to better prepare members and invited friends concerning future and past field trips, and to be a means of communication providing a calendar of events, news items, and editorials written by Lambert relating to the study of geology. The Geozoic News ran until April 1973 when Lambert passed away.


.80 Linear Feet (2 document cases)

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Arranged into two series: Series 1, Department records, 1969-1978; Series 2, The Geozoic News, 1969-1973.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

There are no physical or technical access restrictions.

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the department of Geography and Geology (WA 146-2, WA 146-3, WA 146-4).

Method of Acquisition

Received from the department of Geography and Geology.


No accruals are expected.

Publication Rights

Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes, please credit the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.

Rachel Bryson
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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

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