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Ric Finch slides

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2021-0102

Content Description

Dr. Richard “Ric” Finch joined the faculty at Tennessee Tech University in 1975, having earned his Bachelor’s (1965) and Master’s (1967) of Science in Geology (1965) from Vanderbilt University and his PhD University of Texas at Austin. Just prior to joining Tech, he worked as an exploration geologist in Central America. His passion for field geology prompted him to create opportunities for students to go on field trips to experience field study first-hand. Professor Finch retired from Tech in 2000. This collection consists of over 3400 slides and 5 negative film strips, of some of his own field study and others of Tech field trips between 1975 and 1996 stretching from Canada to Central America, highlighting various geologic structures.

Acquisition Type



Brought to the archives by someone from the Geology Department

Restrictions Apply



  • 1962 - 1997


.67 Cubic Feet (3 boxes) ; 3 Flat boxes 16"x12"x2


3 Flat boxes 16"x12"x2 containing over 3400 slides and 5 strips of film negatives