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Episodes 1987; 10(4): 329-332

Published online December 1, 1987


Copyright © International Union of Geological Sciences.

Recalling the 16th IGC, Washington 1933

Thomas B. Nolan1, Marie Siegrist2

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As preparations continue for the 1989 IGC and at the end of this collection of articles on the geology of the U.S.A., it is fitting to look back briefly to the last Congress held in the U.S.A. In 1933, 665 geologists from 54 countries and territories attended the 16th IGC, also in Washington. Among the organizers were the authors of this article, which shows how a major scientific meeting was run half a century ago.