Introducing Our New Collection of Frank Marsh Papers
The Core Academy Archives recently received a new donation of papers from the late Frank Marsh (1899-1992). Marsh was a pioneer in creationist biology and helped to systematize the notion of the “created kind” throughout the twentieth century. His 1944 book Evolution, Creation, and Science was cited in Whitcomb and Morris’s The Genesis Flood and had a big impact on creationist thinking.
The new collection includes manuscripts and correspondence from the 1950s through the 1980s. During this period, Marsh corresponded with such notables as Henry Morris and Richard Lewontin. The files also include a hand-written professional biography and history of twentieth-century creationism.
“There’s no doubt Dr. Marsh had a huge impact on my own career and thinking,” said Todd Wood, president of Core Academy of Science. “These papers will be a great addition to our growing archive of creationist history.”
We are grateful to Marsh’s daughter, Sylvia Fagal (above), for donating these materials. If you have old papers or materials concerning creationism or the creation/evolution debate, and you think they might be of interest to us, we’d love to hear from you. We’d be very grateful if you would get in touch through our contact page.