The "Geomorph"

The "Geomorph"

The "Geomorph" 1930s to 1940s was a geological and geographical instructional model developed by Alfred Meyer and constructed by students.

Diagram of the Geomorph

Guide to the Geomorph
The cover of a guide to the Geomorph

"A Model Museum of GENUINE Earth Materials
revealing 'Stories in Stone' concering the earth."

Studying the Geomorph 

Examination on the Geomorph

Studying the Geomorph followed by examination

Memo containing an inventory of Geomorph features >
A memo describing the Geomorph (text at left)

Inventory Description

From: Department of Geography and Geology
To: Reverned John C. Baur
Re: "Geomorph" Descriptive Inventory

In response to your recent oral request for a descriptive inventory of the "GEOMORPH", or that part of the model constructed and being used by classes in this department:

1. The "GEOMORPH" is composed of 44 sections (portable) supported by 16 tables each approximately 4 3/4 by 6 feet.

2. The structural earth materials consist of actual rocks, minerals, and fossils veneerd onto a "cellular board" by "rough coat". Some 275 numbered tacks identify the surface and subterranean features.

3. A copper basin lining the pothole of the waterfall.

4. A plate of cellophane for the sea embayment.

5. Some 30 square feet of sponge rubber for the "grass" covered airport.

6. Several hundred units of dipped and tinted seaweed shrubbery.

7. A map in the making (same scale as the model) 6 feet high and 40 feet long, showing in contour the relief of the forms represented on the model and labeling all the geologic and geographic features in distinguishing colors; forms background of model, taking the place of the cotton curtain.

Itemized detailed descriptive or explanatory data may be found in the attached memoranda.

Trusting this meats with your request, I remain


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