Victor E. Schmidt Collection

The Victor E. Schmidt Collection consists of 164 glacial varve sequences in metal trays and associated sediment samples from the Finger Lakes region of central New York.

All varve sequences and sediment samples have been entered into the System for Earth Sample Registration (SESAR) and can be accessed through the SESAR web-interface.

Additional research materials, including a copy of Schmidt’s 1947 Ph.D. dissertation from Cornell University, “Varves in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State”, field notes, lab analyses, maps, and photographs, are available in the Gertrud Wolfner Archives at PRI.

Victor E. Schmidt

Photo of Victor E. Schmidt courtesy of Carol Weimer and Emilie Kane.

Schmidt varves