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Allan McCollum
Supplemental Didactics

Allan McCollum

Petrified Lightning from Central Florida
(with Supplemental Didactics)

The links below open PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format) versions of the booklets included in Allan McCollum's exhibition Petrified Lightning from Central Florida (with Supplemental Didactics). In order to access these texts, Adobe's free Acrobat Reader will need to be installed on your computer.

Simply click on a booklet name, and a new window will open to display a complete printable version of that booklet. Please be patient while downloading the files with slower connection speeds. We have tried to balance download time and image quality, but some files remain large. If you encounter any problems contact Don Fuller, New Media Curator at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum.

1. Nags Head and Fulgurite by Jeff Hill; Originally published in Rocks and Minerals November, 1945

2. On the Trail by Ameet Sachdev, Times Staff Writer; Originally published in St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Florida July 12, 1998

3. Lightning Strikes Twice...or More Copper in Rock Tubes a Desert Mystery by Robert W. Webb, University of California, Santa Barbara; Originally published in Mineral Information Service, California Geology, November, 1968

4. Fulgurites by J. C. Zeitner; Originally published in Lapidary Journal, April 4, 1982

5. Fulgurites While You Wait by Mathilda Newman Reed, Cave Creek Rockhound Club; Originally published in Gems and Minerals, October, 1958

6. Florida's Fantastic Fulgurite Find by Fred W. Wright, Jr.; Originally published in Weatherwise, vol. 51, No. 4 Jul/Aug, 1998

7. The Fascinating Fulgurites of Imperial Valley by Bill Moller; Originally published in Mineralogical Society of Southern California, July, 1973

8. Tubes Formed by Lightning by Charles Darwin; Originally published in Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Various Countries Visited During the Voyage Round the World of HMS Beagle Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N. London, 1939 Chapter 3 - Maldonado [excerpt] Journal entry, July 26, 1832

9. Lightning Bolt Created Record Mineral Discovery by Associated Press; Originally published in St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Florida, May 20, 1997

10. Petrified Lightning: A Discussion of Sand Fulgurites by Mary Patricia Gailliot; Originally Published in Rocks and Minerals, January/February, 1980

11. Camp Blanding Military Reservation Description and History by Headquarters Department of Military Affairs, State of Florida Office of the Adjutant General, State Arsenal, St. Augustine, Florida 32084; Originally published in Annex H to Florida National Guard Circular 25-2

12. General Notes; Originally published in The American Naturalist V. XXI, No.5

13. Fulgurite from Mount Thielson, Oregon by J. S. Diller; Originally published in American Journal of Science 3rd ser., vol. 28, 1884

14. Lightning in Action by F. Barrows Colton; Originally published in The National Geographic Magazine, June, 1950

15. Fulgurite and its Artificial Production in Laboratory by K. Kumazaki, International College of Technology; K. Naito, K. Nakamura, Nagoya Institute of Technology; K. Horil Yoyoda College of Technology ( Japan ); Originally Published in 8th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering Proceedings, Volume 3, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN AUGUST 23-27, 1993

16. Production of Artificial Fulgurite by Utilizing Rocket Triggered Lightning by K.Kumazaki, International College of Technology; K. Naito, K. Nakamura, Nagoya Institute of Technology, K.Horil Yoyoda College of Technology ( Japan ); Originally Published in 8th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering Proceedings, Volume 3, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN AUGUST 23-27, 1993

17. The Origin and Occurrence of Fulgurites in the Atlantic Coastal Plain by Julian J. Petty; Originally published in American Journal of Science, Fifth Series, Vol. XXXI, No. 183, March, 1936

18. The Story of Starke by Eugene Matthews; Originally published in Bradford County Telegraph, Starke Centennial Issue May 3, 1957

19. References to Lightning in the Holy Bible Collected by Mr. Daniel J. Robinson; Originally published in http://wvlightning.com/countenance.html

20. Has Lightning Any Practical Use? by Martin A. Uman; Originally published in All About Lightning, Dover Publications, New York, 1986

21. How Does a Lightning Rod Work? by Martin A. Uman; Originally published in All About Lightning, Dover Publications, New York, 1986

22. Does a Stroke Between Cloud and Ground Travel Upwards or Downwards? by Martin A. Uman; Originally published in All About Lightning, Dover Publications, New York, 1986

23. Why Did Benjamin Franklin Fly the Kite? by Martin A. Uman; Originally published in All About Lightning, Dover Publications, New York, 1986

24. How Many People Are Killed By Lightning Each Year? by Martin A. Uman; Originally published in All About Lightning, Dover Publications, New York, 1986

25. How Long and How Wide is the Lightning Channel? by Martin A. Uman; Originally published in All About Lightning, Dover Publications, New York, 1986

26. What Would Happen if Lightning Were Eliminated? by Martin A. Uman; Originally published in All About Lightning, Dover Publications, New York, 1986

27. Encounters at Ground Zero by William R. Newcott; Originally published in The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 184, No.1, July 1993

28. Origin and Composition of Rock Fulgurite Glass by George Switzer and William G. Melson; Originally published in The Earth Scientist No.9, 1972

29. Fulgurite in the Sierra Nevada: An Update by Christopher A. Libby, Chief Instructor, Outward Bound, Mammoth Lakes, California; Originally published in California Geology, June, 1988

30. Art Meets Science by Aaron Hoover, Engineering Writer, News & Public Affairs, University of Florida; Originally published in Explore, Research at the University of Florida, Fall 1998, Vol. 3, No. 2

31. Fulgurites from Mount Thielsen, Oregon by William B. Purdom, Southern Oregon College, Ashland, Oregon; Originally published in The Ore-Bin, v. 28, no. 9, Dec. 1966

32. A Study of the Structure of Fulgurites by Alexis A. Julien; Originally published in Journal of Geology, Vol. 9, 1901

33. Fulgurites: Paleo-Lightning Remnants by Regina A. Lee; Originally published in Meteorology 4990 Dr. William Beasley, December 4, 1992

34. Fulgurites in the Southern Central Sahara, Republic of Niger and their Paleoenvironmental Significance by B. Sponholz, R. Baumhauer and P. Felix-Henningsen; Originally published in The Holocene, Vol. 3, No. 2. 1993

35. Regional News, Art and Science Become One for Artist by Marcia Goodge, Telegraph Staff Writer; Originally published in Bradford County Telegraph, Thursday, Sept. 11, 1997

36. A History of Camp Blanding; Originally Published by Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park

37. Camp Blanding Wildlife Management Area by State Armory Board Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission; Originally Published in Camp Blanding Wildlife Management Area 1997-98 Regulations Summary and Area Map

38. Fulgurite in the Sierra Nevada by Christopher A. Libby, Chief Instructor, Outward Bound, Mammoth Lakes, California; Originally published in California Geology, November, 1986

39. A Spiral Fulgurite from Wisconsin by William H. Hobbs; Originally published in American Journal of Science Fourth Series, Vol. VII, No. 43, July, 1899

40. Starke Mines by Michelle Rogers; Originally published in http://www.valdosta.edu/~mmitchel/hon399/michelle.htm

41. Something New in Fulgurites by Jeff Hill; Originally published in Rocks and Minerals, October, 1947

42. Production of Fulgurites in the Earth Using Triggered Lightning by Michael Masters; Originally published by Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida

43. Lightning Strike - My Story - by Elizabeth Anne; Originally published in Kids Lightning Information and Safety by Miss Sabrina Harwood at http://www.azstarnet.com/anubis/zapstory.htm

44. Russ McCarty: Paleontologist Interview by Cindy Tully; Originally published in The Tampa TribuneÕs Art Links II: Illuminations, September, 1998

45. Sudden Illuminations, Like Lightning by Wassily Kandinsky; Originally published in Reminiscenses [excerpt], 1913

46. The Flashing and the Light are the Same by Benjamin Whorf; Originally Published in The Theosophist (madras, India), January, 1942. Excerpted from the essay: Language, Mind, and Reality

47. Petrified Lightning by Peter E. Viemeister; Originally published in The Lightning Book, The MIT Press, 1983

48. On Fulgurites from Griqualand West by Frank Rutley, F.G.S.; Originally published in Mineralogical Magazine and Journal of the Mineralogical Society, Vol. X., No. 48, 1894 (Read, October 24th, 1893)

49. Sand Fulgurites with Enclosed Lechatelierite from Riverside County, California by Austin F. Rogers, Stanford University; Originally published in Journal of Geology, volume 54, no. 2

50. Dan Cordier: Geologist Interview by Cindy Tully; Originally published in The Tampa TribuneÕs Art Links II: Illuminations, September, 1998

51. Dennis Dunn: Plant Manager, Sand Creations Interview by Jade Dellinger; Excerpted from Interview with Dennis Dunn, Sanford, Florida, May 21, 1998

52. Dan Cordier: Geologist Interview by Allan McCollum; Interview with Dan Cordier, Geologist, E. I. du Pont, August 6, 1998

53. Robbie Land: Photographer Interview by Allan McCollum and Jade Dellinger; Excerpted from Interview with Robbie Land, August 20, 1998

54. Allan McCollum: Artist Interview by Jade Dellinger; Excerpted from Interview with Allan McCollum, New York City, September 1, 1998

55. Dr. Martin Uman: Electrical Engineer Interview by Allan McCollum and Helen Molesworth; Excerpted from Interview with Dr. Martin Uman Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Florida, August 14, 1998

56. An Iron Fulgurite from Nebraska by C. M. Riley; Originally published in The Nebraska State Museum Bulletin, Vol. 4, Number 5, September, 1959

57. Manganese Fulgurites by Harold J. Cook; Originally published in The Nebraska State Museum Bulletin, Vol. 1, Number 5, June, 1925

58. Sand Fulgurites from Nebraska, Their Structure and Formative Factors by Abram E. Anderson; Originally published in The Nebraska State Museum Bulletin, Vol. 1, Number 7, June 1925

59. Nouvelles Observations sur lrites du Sahara (Alfred Lacroix, Secrˇtaire Perpˇtual de lÕAcadˇmie des Sciences; Originally published in Extrait du Bulletin n¡ 6 du Service des Mines de lÕAOF, Dakar, 1942

60. Bibliography: Selected Writings on Lightning and Fulgurites Compiled by Allan McCollum and Kristen Welsh; Originally published in The Event: Petrified Lightning from Central Florida with Supplemental Didactics, A Project by Allan McCollum

61. Thanks by Allan McCollum; Originally published in The Event: Petrified Lightning from Central Florida with Supplemental Didactics, A Project by Allan McCollum

62. Zircon: Origin and Uses by F.L. Pirkle and D.A. Podmeyer; Originally published in Transactions, vol. 292, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc.

63. Du Pont Provided Major Boost in Transition Period by Cal Massey; Originally published in Bradford County Telegraph, July 26, 1979

64. Starke Became...Boomtown U.S.A. in Blanding Era by Rick Cheshire, University of Florida Student Journalist; Originally published in Bradford County Telegraph, July 26, 1979

65. Jade Dellinger: Independent Curator Interview by Allan McCollum; Interview with Jade Dellinger, Independent Curator, September 21, 1998, (via e-mail)

66. Fossil Lightning by Staff Writer; Originally published in Discover, Vol. 16, No.4, April 1995