Thomas Condon papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a research or subject notebook, kept by Condon, which he titled, "New Fossil Pinniped," from 1906, books owned by Condon regarding skeletons and teeth, and Pinnipeds.
The collection also contains notebooks that have notes from lectures by Condon from 1897. It is not known whether these are Condon's notes, or student notes.
- Condon, Thomas, 1822-1907 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Thomas Condon (1822-1907) was an Irish Congregational minister, a geologist and paleontologist, and a professor at the University of Oregon.
"Thomas Condon was born in Cork County, Ireland and immigrated to New York City in 1833. After attending grade school and college, he taught for some years before graduating from Auburn Theological Seminary of New York, in 1852. He traveled around Cape Horn to Portland, Oregon where he was ordained as a Congregational minister in 1853. Condon served as pastor at St. Helens in 1853; Forest Grove in 1854; Albany from 1855 to 1861, and The Dalles from 1862 to 1870."
"Beginning in 1865, while living in The Dalles, he was the first scientific investigator of the fossils of the John Day area. In 1872, Condon became Oregon's first state geologist while teaching geology at Pacific University. When the University of Oregon was founded in 1876, he was appointed its first professor of geology, and continued as professor and chair of Natural Sciences until 1907."
"Most of Thomas Condon's fossil collections can be found at the University of Oregon, and Pacific University. Among other things, Condon Hall at the University of Oregon, and the primary visitor center at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are named for him. The town of Condon in Gilliam County is named after his nephew."
[Source: Oregon Blue Blook online: http://bluebook.state.or.us]
0.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 manuscript box
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Thomas Condon (1822-1907) was an Irish Congregational minister, a geologist and paleontologist who was appointed University of Oregon's first professor of geology in 1876 and continued as professor and chair of Natural Sciences until 1907. The collection (1897-1906) contains lecture notes, writings by Condon on a new fossil Pinniped, and books on skeletons and Pinnipeds owned by Condon.
Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2013.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.
Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.
- Colleges and Universities Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Condon, Thomas, 1822-1907
- Education, Higher -- Oregon -- Eugene Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Geologists -- Oregon -- Eugene Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Geology -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Geology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Oregon -- Eugene Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Notebooks Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Paleontologists -- Oregon -- Eugene Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Paleontology -- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Pinnipedia, Fossil -- Oregon -- Pacific Coast Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Research notes Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Universities and colleges -- Oregon -- Eugene Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University of Oregon
- Guide to the Thomas Condon Papers
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