Reflections on the foundation, persistence, and growth of the laboratory of tree-ring research, circa 1930-1960

Pearce Paul Creasman, Bryant Bannister, Ronald H Towner, Jeffrey S. Dean, Steven Leavitt

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, it is appropriate to reflect on the origin of the LTRR and the oft overlooked early period of its history. The period from the "Bridging the gap" event in 1929 to the semi-retirement of A.E. Douglass in 1958 was a crucial time in the development of the LTRR. Although this paper focuses on the history of the LTRR between those events, at points the history of the LTRR is, essentially, the history of the field, making a holistic understanding all the more important. The information presented here is rooted in a series of transcribed historical lectures delivered in 1992 and 1993 by Director/Professor Emeritus Bryant Bannister, and several historical reports composed by him between 1963 and 1998.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-89
Number of pages9
JournalTree-Ring Research
Volume68
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

Fingerprint

growth rings
tree ring
persistence
history
retirement
laboratory

Keywords

  • A.E. Douglass
  • dendrochronology
  • Edmund Schulman
  • Emil Haury
  • history
  • Terah Smiley

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Geology
  • Palaeontology

Cite this

Reflections on the foundation, persistence, and growth of the laboratory of tree-ring research, circa 1930-1960. / Creasman, Pearce Paul; Bannister, Bryant; Towner, Ronald H; Dean, Jeffrey S.; Leavitt, Steven.

In: Tree-Ring Research, Vol. 68, No. 2, 07.2012, p. 81-89.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{f01150c2a9cb4fc69477ff82de63719c,
title = "Reflections on the foundation, persistence, and growth of the laboratory of tree-ring research, circa 1930-1960",
abstract = "On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, it is appropriate to reflect on the origin of the LTRR and the oft overlooked early period of its history. The period from the {"}Bridging the gap{"} event in 1929 to the semi-retirement of A.E. Douglass in 1958 was a crucial time in the development of the LTRR. Although this paper focuses on the history of the LTRR between those events, at points the history of the LTRR is, essentially, the history of the field, making a holistic understanding all the more important. The information presented here is rooted in a series of transcribed historical lectures delivered in 1992 and 1993 by Director/Professor Emeritus Bryant Bannister, and several historical reports composed by him between 1963 and 1998.",
keywords = "A.E. Douglass, dendrochronology, Edmund Schulman, Emil Haury, history, Terah Smiley",
author = "Creasman, {Pearce Paul} and Bryant Bannister and Towner, {Ronald H} and Dean, {Jeffrey S.} and Steven Leavitt",
year = "2012",
month = "7",
doi = "10.3959/2012-5.1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "68",
pages = "81--89",
journal = "Tree-Ring Research",
issn = "1536-1098",
publisher = "Tree Ring Society",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Reflections on the foundation, persistence, and growth of the laboratory of tree-ring research, circa 1930-1960

AU - Creasman, Pearce Paul

AU - Bannister, Bryant

AU - Towner, Ronald H

AU - Dean, Jeffrey S.

AU - Leavitt, Steven

PY - 2012/7

Y1 - 2012/7

N2 - On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, it is appropriate to reflect on the origin of the LTRR and the oft overlooked early period of its history. The period from the "Bridging the gap" event in 1929 to the semi-retirement of A.E. Douglass in 1958 was a crucial time in the development of the LTRR. Although this paper focuses on the history of the LTRR between those events, at points the history of the LTRR is, essentially, the history of the field, making a holistic understanding all the more important. The information presented here is rooted in a series of transcribed historical lectures delivered in 1992 and 1993 by Director/Professor Emeritus Bryant Bannister, and several historical reports composed by him between 1963 and 1998.

AB - On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, it is appropriate to reflect on the origin of the LTRR and the oft overlooked early period of its history. The period from the "Bridging the gap" event in 1929 to the semi-retirement of A.E. Douglass in 1958 was a crucial time in the development of the LTRR. Although this paper focuses on the history of the LTRR between those events, at points the history of the LTRR is, essentially, the history of the field, making a holistic understanding all the more important. The information presented here is rooted in a series of transcribed historical lectures delivered in 1992 and 1993 by Director/Professor Emeritus Bryant Bannister, and several historical reports composed by him between 1963 and 1998.

KW - A.E. Douglass

KW - dendrochronology

KW - Edmund Schulman

KW - Emil Haury

KW - history

KW - Terah Smiley

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84864665521&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84864665521&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3959/2012-5.1

DO - 10.3959/2012-5.1

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84864665521

VL - 68

SP - 81

EP - 89

JO - Tree-Ring Research

JF - Tree-Ring Research

SN - 1536-1098

IS - 2

ER -