University of Arizona

Terah L. Smiley Papers

laboratory with two men working with microscopes and equipment

Correspondence, reports and articles concerning Smiley’s faculty career at the University of Arizona,  as director of the Tree-Ring Laboratory, and as director of the Geochronology Department, as well as his work on committees of various regional, national and international organizations related to his field.   Much of the content is administrative and related to departmental planning and development and work with professional organizations over the years but some involves working with others on research interests.   Also present are materials about arid lands and Arizona places such as Tumamoc Hill, Sunset Crater, and the Petrified Forest.