Papers consist of correspondence with colleagues and former
students, 1936-65; correspondence with her publisher Stanford University Press, 1937-80;
and papers (correspondence, memos, reports, minutes, and financial records) relating to
the Department of Earth Sciences and fossil and shell collections, 1937-1981.
Correspondents include Edwin C. Allison, Ralph Arnold, Agustin Ayala-Castanares,
Reginald Wright Barker, Herdis Bentson, Eliot Blackwelder, Welsey Roswell Coe, J. Wyatt
Durham, Richard H. Jahns, Konrad Krauskopf, Owen T. Marsh, Erwin Remson, Donald B.
Tresidder, Charles E. Weaver, and Ray Lyman Wilbur.
Myra grew up on a cattle ranch in Colorado, about twenty miles south of Colorado
Springs. Her parents farmed and raised cattle on the ranch. Myra rode a burro when she
was four and bought her own horse when she was thirteen. She attended a one room school
house for eight grades. She completed the eight grades in five years. Because of age
qualifications she had to wait three years to attend high school.
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