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John T. Andrews papers

Identifier: COU:5046

Content Description

John T. Andrews collection contains his academic degress, thesis and dissertation. The collection also includes Andrews' field notes from Baffin Island expedition in Canada, slides and field notebooks from early field work on Baffin Island and a field notebook from a season in the Okoa Bay area and Labrador coast.


  • Creation: 1959 - 1998

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research

Copyright Statement

The University Libraries may not own the copyright to all materials in this collection. Researchers are responsible for contacting the copyright holder(s) for this material and obtaining permission to publish or broadcast. The University Libraries will not grant permission to publish or broadcast this material and are not responsible for copyright violations resulting from such use.

Biographical / Historical

John Thomas Andrews (born 1937) is a British-American geologist and professor emeritus of geological and atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), in Boulder, Colorado.

Andrews was awarded his BA (Hons.) in geosciences in 1959 from the University of Nottingham in England, a MS in geology from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1961, a PhD from Nottingham in 1965, and a DSc from there in 1978.

He was the 1973 winner of the Geological Society of America's Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division's Kirk Bryan Award. Andrew was named a fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2006. In 2011, Andrews was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the 2016 Geological Society of America's Penrose Medal winner for his contribution to advancing the understanding of how partial collapses of the Laurentide Ice Sheet are reflected in Heinrich events and have contributed to abrupt climate change during the Quaternary, his area of expertise.


2.5 linear feet : 2 record boxes of photographic slides

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John T. Andrews papers
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

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