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Robert C. Bright papers

Identifier: ua01092

Scope and Content

The collection contains files on fossils and invertebrate paleontology, journals, correspondence, reports, notes and articles.


  • Creation: 1951-1995


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Access to Materials

This collection is stored at an off-site facility and requires 3-5 business days for retrieval. Email to request access. Do not make travel arrangements or plans to visit Andersen Library without making prior arrangements with University Archives staff.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Robert C. Bright (1929-1995)

Robert C. Bright, B.S. (1952), M.S. (1960) University of Utah; Ph.D. (1963) University of Minnesota. Professor of geology and ecology at the University of Minnesota (1965-1995); curator of paleontology (1965-1995) and invertebrates (1987-1995) at the Bell Museum of Natural History.

Robert C. Bright was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1929. He earned his B.S. in 1952 in geology and his M.S. in 1960 from the University of Utah. The University of Minnesota awarded his Ph.D. in geology in 1963. He joined the staff of the University in 1964 as a research associate at the Limnological Research Center, later moving to the Department of Geology (1965) then the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. Professor Bright was a specialist in paleoecology and paleontology. In addition to his teaching duties, he was also the curator of paleontology (1965-1995) and invertebrates (1987-1995) at the Bell Museum of Natural History. Robert Bright died on February 16, 1995.


1 box (1.0 cubic foot)


Collection contains the papers of Robert C. Bright, professor and curator of the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota.

Physical Location

Off-site (WBOB)

Source of acquisition

Collection was deposited in University Archives on January 17, 2001.

Robert C. Bright Papers, 1951-1995
Karen Spilman
February 2005
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Finding aid written in English

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