The Joseph C. Walter, Jr. and Elizabeth C. Walter Geology Library offered the original edition of the bibliography and index of graduate degrees conferred in Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin as a contribution to the Fortieth Anniversary of the Geology Foundation.
Among his many other labors, Professor R. K. DeFord compiled in 1957 the first list of graduate degrees in Geology conferred by The University of Texas at Austin. It was amended and corrected in 1963, but until 1989 no complete update and index had been attempted.
When the Walter Library, with the support of the Geology Foundation and the University of Texas Libraries, obtained a Macintosh SE and ProCite software in 1987, the planning for the first edition of this document began. Entry selection was based on DeFord's 1964 revised list, the Walter Library thesis collection, and graduation records of the Department of Geological Sciences. There have since been several full revisions, and beside the addition of many theses, there have been numerous improvements to the indexing, as well as changes and corrections.
In 2015, we undertook a project to convert the old Theses and Dissertations database and website index into a more cohesive database.
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