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E.H. Sellards (1875-1961)
Ph.D. Yale University

Moved to Texas in 1918 to join the BEG under Udden.

During his career he fulfilled the multiple roles of director of BEG, faculty member at UTDGS, and director of TMM. Director of BEG in 1932.

His early research was in fossil plants and insects from the Late Paleozoic of Kansas. NPL holds some of this collection.

He directed the Works Progress Administration (WPA) project at the Odessa impact site, overseen in the field by Glen L. Evans.

Later research also encompassed archaeology and vertebrate paleontology.

Learn more about Sellards, investigate some of his early research.


E.H. Sellards
Elias Howard Sellards
Image from TNSC archives


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