Cooper, Byron Nelson Papers

A Guide to the Byron Nelson Cooper Papers, 1925-1971 Ms.1973.004


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1973.004
Title
Byron Nelson Cooper Papers,1925-1971
Quantity
9 Cubic Feet 6 boxes
Creator
Cooper, Byron Nelson, 1912-1971
Location
Please note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
the collection contains correspondence; writings; research records; administrative, instructional, and consulting files; and photographs of Byron Nelson Cooper, professor of geology and head of Virginia Polytechnic Institute's Department of Geological Sciences from 1946 to 1971.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

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Source of Acquisition

The Byron Nelson Cooper Papers were donated to Special Collections in 1973, 1977, and 1980.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Byron Nelson Cooper Papers commenced in December, 2012, and was completed in January, 2013.


Biographical Note

Byron Nelson Cooper was born the son of Frank L. and Stella P. Lynch Cooper in Plainfield, Indiana, on August 19, 1912. After graduating from DePauw University in 1934, Cooper earned his master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Iowa. Both his master's thesis (1935) and doctoral dissertation (1937) focused on topics relating to the geology of southwestern Virginia. While gathering research data in Southwest Virginia, Cooper met and married Elizabeth Doyne, of Pulaski County. (The couple would have two children.) Upon completion of his Ph.D., Cooper served as assistant professor of geology at Wichita University from 1937 to 1942, then as associate geologist of the Virginia Geological Survey for four years, before being named head of the Department of Geological Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1946.

Cooper became an active advocate for his charge, building a nationally recognized department from what had been a fledgling operation. He also promoted geology--particularly Appalachian geology--among the larger lay and professional community through speaking engagements and field trips. Cooper's consulting services were frequently sought by business and industrial concerns throughout Virginia, and he often assisted local governments, particularly with issues relating to water supply. He served on the Advisory Council on Virginia's Economy and the Governor's Advisory Council on Geology and was an active member of several professional organizations.

Byron Nelson Cooper died in his campus office on March 26, 1971.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of Byron Nelson Cooper, head of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute's Department of Geological Sciences from 1946 to 1971. Included are correspondence, writings, research data, and photographs, largely relating to Appalachian geology, particularly that of southwestern Virginia.

Arrangement

The collection largely retains Cooper's original order, though a few changes have been made for clarity, and an assortment of unfiled materials have either been incorporated into existing files or added as new files. Among these previously unsorted materials are most of the collection's photographs and negatives. The collection is divided into two series:

Series I. Subject Files, 1925-1971. Cooper's subject files contain materials relating to the consulting work he performed for various businesses, industries, and local governments; his activities with various professional organizations; and both his instructional and administrative duties as head of Virginia Tech's Department of Geological Sciences. Included are correspondence and memoranda, drafts of research papers, research data and notes; preparatory materials for tours, talks, and publications; maps; printed materials; and photographs. Also included is a single folder relating to Cooper's personal life. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject. In cases in which a folder contains only a titled article or speech text, the file title has been placed in quotation marks.

Series II. Photographs and Negatives, 1953-ca. 1970. The items within this series were among materials in Cooper's papers that had remained largely unsorted and unfiled. The series consists largely of images of geological samples and sites, though it also includes photos of students, facilities, and general scenery. Also included are two short, unidentified 16mm films. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject, with a folder of miscellaneous images near the end.

Separated Material

The following item was removed from Cooper's papers and added to the Historical Map Collection:

Blacksburg, Va. Zoning Map. [Blacksburg, VA?: s.n.], 1968.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Faculty
  • Geology
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Science and Technology
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Byron Nelson Cooper Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

Series I. Subject Files
1925-1971
  • box 1 folder: 1
    Ackermann, E. H.
    1962
  • box 1 folder: 2
    Advisory Committee on Geology
    1953-1954
  • box 1 folder: 3
    Advisory Committee on the Virginia Economy
    1950-1959
  • box 1 folder: 4
    Airport - Buchanan County, Virginia
    1965
  • box 1 folder: 5
    Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company
    1961-1962
  • box 1 folder: 6
    American Association for the Advancement of Science - meeting
    1956
  • box 1 folder: 7
    American Association of Petroleum Geologists guidebook
    1959-1965
  • box 1 folder: 8
    American Geological Institute
    1949-1971, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 9
    American Zinc Exploration Company
    1967-1968
  • box 1 folder: 10
    Analysis of bedrock geology - Pulaski County, Virginia
    1969
  • box 1 folder: 11
    "Anhydrite in the Plasterco-Saltville-Chatham Hill Area, Smyth and Washington Counties, Virginia"
    1968
  • box 1 folder: 12
    "Appalachian Folding: a Control of Paleozoic Sedimentation in the Appalachian Geosyncline"
    1952
  • box 1 folder: 13
    Appalachian geology
    1960-1968, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 14
    Appalachian Geology (Geology 503)
    1970, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 15
    Appalachian region - floods
    ca. 1968
  • box 1 folder: 16
    Appalachian shales
    1969
  • box 1 folder: 17
    "The Appalachian Structural and Topographic Front Between Narrows and Beckley, Virginia and West Virginia"
    n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 18
    Argabrite v. Thompson
    1965-1966
  • box 1 folder: 19
    Atlantic-Richfield Company digitizing equipment
    1968
  • box 1 folder: 20
    Austinville - Ivanhoe ore bodies
    1963
  • box 1 folder: 21
    Austinville, Virginia - rainfall records
    1958-1962
  • box 1 folder: 22
    Baillio, Robert H.
    1962
  • box 1 folder: 23
    Bane Dome, Virginia
    1947
  • box 1 folder: 24
    Barium Reduction Corporation
    1952-1953, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 25
    Bates, Robert L.
    1960-1961
  • box 1 folder: 26
    Beatrice Mine maps
    1961-1964
  • box 1 folder: 27
    Beaver Products Company mine layout (North Holston, Virginia)
    1930
  • box 1 folder: 28
    Beck Tunnel to Iron Blossom
    n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 29
    Bethlehem Mines
    1962
  • box 1 folder: 30
    Bevan, Arthur
    1954-1958, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 31
    The Big Survey
    1968-1970, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 32
    "The Big Survey: Nelson County, Virginia"
    1970
  • box 1 folder: 33
    Big Walker Mountain Tunnel
    1968-1970, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 34
    Blacksburg Citizens for Better Government
    n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 35
    Blacksburg-Pulaski synclinorium
    n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 36
    Blacksburg, Virginia - roads and planning
    1963-1968, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 37
    Blaw-Knox Construction Company - core drill locations
    1952
  • box 1 folder: 38
    Bonner Springs
    1960
  • box 1 folder: 39
    Broadway, Virginia - sewage lagoons
    1961-1962, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 40
    Brown, William R.
    1946-1948
  • box 1 folder: 41
    "Brushite and Taranakite from Pig Holes Cave, Giles County, Virginia" by John W. Murray and Richard V. Dietrich
    1956
  • box 1 folder: 42
    Bulletin 62: captions for illustrations
    n.d.
  • box-folder 1 folder: 43
    Calco No. 1 Kipps Well daily formation reports
    1949
  • box 1 folder: 44
    Calver, James L. (state geologist)
    1959
  • box 1 folder: 45
    Canadian Shield - map
    n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 46
    "Careers in the Mineral Industries" by Thomas T. Read
    1941
  • box 1 folder: 47
    Celanese Fibers Company drawings
    1968
  • box 1 folder: 48
    Cement resources
    1963, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 49
    "The Cenotaph of the V.P.I. Memorial"
    n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 50
    Chevron research lab
    1966-1969
  • box 1 folder: 51
    Clintwood, Virginia - groundwater resources
    1948
  • box 1 folder: 52
    Coal - Southwest Virginia
    1962-1969
  • box 1 folder: 53
    Colonna and Company
    1962-1963
  • box 1 folder: 54
    Consulting work
    1948-1971, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 55
    Cooper, Byron Nelson - personal
    1937-1971, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 56
    "Critical Review of Literature on the Toxicity of Industrial Wastes and Their Components to Fish"
    1953
  • box 1 folder: 57
    Decker, Charles E.
    1945-1947, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 58
    "Décollement Folding and Thrusting in the Appalachians"
    n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 59
    Derring Hall Addition Subcommittee
    1967-1968
  • box 1 folder: 60
    Derring Hall dedication
    1969, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 61
    Diamond Plastics Industries
    1963
  • box 1 folder: 62
    Discharge logs for unidentified stations
    1966-1967, n.d.
  • box 1 folder: 63
    "Discovery of Folsom-Like Arrowpoint and Artifacts of Mastodon Bone in Southwest Virginia" by R. W. Pickle
    1946
  • box 1 folder: 64
    Dolostone
    n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 1
    Eagle-Pilcher Company
    1956
  • box 2 folder: 2
    Eagle Rock Lime Company
    1947-1954, n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 3
    "Effect of Stratigraphic Variations on Mining of High-Calcium Limestone at Kimballton, Virginia"
    1949
  • box 2 folder: 4
    Electron Microprobe Committee,
    1965
  • box 2 folder: 5
    Engineers' Club of the Virginia Peninsula
    1954, n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 6
    "Erosion of Public Trust"
    1971, n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 7
    "Evaluation of Stone Reserves of Virginian Limestone - Limestone Corporation, Klotz, Virginia"
    1962
  • box 2 folder: 8
    Field books
    [1962-1965]
  • box 2 folder: 9
    Field books
    [1967-1971]
  • box 2 folder: 10
    Fishburn Land Committee
    1954, n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 11
    Foote Mineral Company - Horton Summit property
    1951-1955, n.d.
    [2 folders]
  • box 2 folder: 12
    Fortran cards (map area calculations)
    n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 13
    Freeport Sulphur Company
    1964, n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 14
    Friendsville area
    1951, n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 15
    Fishersville, Virginia anomaly
    n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 16
    "Gastropoda of the Middle Ordovician Peery and Murfreesboro Formations of Virginia and Tennessee"
    n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 17
    General Stone and Materials Corporation
    1963-1966
  • box 2 folder: 18
    Geneva Works
    1953-1955, n.d.
    [2 folders]
  • box 2 folder: 19
    "Geologic Control of Rainfall - Runoff Relations in the Peak Creek Watershed, Pulaski and Wythe Counties, Virginia,"
    1969
  • box 2 folder: 20
    "Geologic Enterprise in Virginia - Present and Future"
    n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 21
    Geologic sections - measurements
    n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 22
    Geologic sections - Virginia and Tennessee
    1948-1970
    [2 folders]
  • box 2 folder: 23
    Geological inquiries (general)
    1948-1970
  • box 2 folder: 24
    Geological profiles
    n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 25
    Geological Society of America - Southeastern Section field trips
    1957
  • box 2 folder: 26
    Geological Society of America - Southeastern Section meeting
    1962-1963, n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 27
    Geological Society of America - Southeastern Section meeting proposal
    1969-1970
  • box 2 folder: 28
    "Geology and Industrial Development"
    n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 29
    "Geology and Industrial Development in Virginia"
    1954, n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 30
    "Geology and Pollution"
    n.d.
  • box 2 folder: 31
    Geology bibliography
    1956-1966
    [2 folders]
  • box 2 folder: 32
    Geology course materials
    1954-1970, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 1
    Geology field camp - Saltville
    1956-1959
  • box 3 folder: 2
    Geology field tours (non-VPI)
    1950-1971
  • box 3 folder: 3
    Geology - miscellaneous correspondence
    1948-1971, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 4
    Geology - miscellaneous notes
    n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 5
    "Geology of the Johns Creek Reservoir and Damsite, Craig County, Virginia"
    ca. 1948
  • box 3 folder: 6
    "Geology of the Salt and Gypsum Deposits in the Saltville Area, Smyth and Washington Counties, Virginia"
    n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 7
    Geology professional organizations and conferences
    1948-1968, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 8
    Geology students and alumni
    1953-1971
  • box 3 folder: 9
    Giles County, Virginia
    n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 10
    Grand Appalachian Excursion
    1961, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 11
    "Ground Water: Its Occurrence and Utility"
    1966
  • box 3 folder: 12
    Guidebook proofs
    1961
  • box 3 folder: 13
    Gulf Oil Corporation
    1960-1967
  • box 3 folder: 14
    Harrisonburg, Virginia - water supply
    1934-1958, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 15
    Highway engineering
    1951
  • box 3 folder: 16
    Holston River - North Fork
    1954-1956, n.d.
    [2 folders]
  • box 3 folder: 17
    Holston River - North Fork: report by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
    1955, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 18
    Holston River - North Fork: sanitary waste analysis
    1937-1951
  • box 3 folder: 19
    Holston River - North Fork: Virginia State Water Control Board
    1953-1957, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 20
    Horton's Summit, Virginia - maps
    1952, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 21
    "How to Catch a Genius"
    n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 22
    Howell, B. F.
    1945-1946
  • box 3 folder: 23
    Huntley and Huntley
    1962-1963
  • box 3 folder: 24
    Hutcheson, John Redd memorial
    1962
  • box 3 folder: 25
    "Industrial Quartzite in Virginia"
    1951
  • box 3 folder: 26
    International Mineralogical Association
    1962
  • box 3 folder: 27
    Iron ore - newspaper clippings
    1960
  • box 3 folder: 28
    Iron ore - speeches
    n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 29
    Iron ore studies
    1960-1961, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 30
    Island Creek Coal Company - drill reports
    1956-1958
  • box 3 folder: 31
    Ivanhoe, Virginia - surface subsidence map
    1958
  • box 3 folder: 32
    James River Basin
    1947, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 33
    James River Hydrate and Supply Company
    1962-1967
  • box 3 folder: 34
    Lerch Brothers and Wakefield tests
    1963-1964, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 35
    Lesure, Frank
    1953-1954
  • box 3 folder: 36
    Lightweight aggregate
    1964-1966, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 37
    Limestone
    1955-1964, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 38
    "Location Report for Interstate Highway 77 - Princeton, W. Va. to Elkin, N.C." by J. E. Grainer Company
    1960
  • box 3 folder: 39
    Locher Silica Corporation
    1965-1966
  • box 3 folder: 40
    Lone Star Cement Corporation
    1958-1965
  • box 3 folder: 41
    Luray Textile
    1964-1967, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 42
    Manganese
    1948-1954
  • box 3 folder: 43
    "Manganiferous Quartzite Deposits in the Lick Mountains - Wythe County, Virginia"
    1966
  • box 3 folder: 44
    Maps, Topographic (USGS) - Tennessee
    1925-1942, n.d.
    [2 folders]
  • box 3 folder: 45
    Maps, Topographic (USGS) - other states
    1932-1954, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 46
    Maps, Unidentified
    n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 47
    Maps - Virginia (partial)
    1930-1963, n.d.
  • box 3 folder: 48
    Marble companies
    1959-1962, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 1
    Marble Valley Pumped Storage Project
    1969
  • box 4 folder: 2
    Martin Processing Company
    1963, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 3
    Martinsburg, West Virginia
    1964
  • box 4 folder: 4
    "Martinsburg and 'Athens' Shale Formations Along Interstate Route 81 from Mason Creek to Hollins in Roanoke County, Virginia"
    1962
  • box 4 folder: 5
    Mathieson Chemical Corporation
    1953-1969, n.d.
    [2 folders]
  • box 4 folder: 6
    Mathieson Chemical Corporation - core drilling log reports
    1960, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 7
    Mathieson Chemical Corporation: record of hearing
    1956
  • box 4 folder: 8
    Mathieson Chemical Corporation - T. T. Taylor property
    1963
  • box 4 folder: 9
    "The Max Meadows Breccias: A Reply"
    n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 10
    Max Meadows Oil Company
    1968, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 11
    McGill, William H. (state geologist)
    1949-1954
  • box 4 folder: 12
    Meadow Creek Corporation
    1948-1949, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 13
    "Memorandum on Limestone Resources in the Swords Creek Area, Virginia"
    1951
  • box 4 folder: 14
    "Memorandum Report on Possibilities for Oil in the Vicinity of Speedwell, Tenn."
    1947
  • box 4 folder: 15
    Middlesboro, Kentucky
    1968
  • box 4 folder: 16
    Mineral depletion allowances
    1965, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 17
    Mineral Industries Journal
    1957-1959, n.d.
    [2 folders]
  • box 4 folder: 18
    Mineral industries personnel in Virginia
    1951, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 19
    Mineral Research Laboratory
    1964-1965, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 20
    Minerals Development Corporation
    1963
  • box 4 folder: 21
    Mississippian correlations
    1945, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 22
    Montgomery County, Virginia - elevations
    n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 23
    "Mountain City - Doe Mountain Properties"
    1969
  • box 4 folder: 24
    Murrill, Ashley
    1952
  • box 4 folder: 25
    National Crushed Stone Association
    1962
  • box 4 folder: 26
    National Science Foundation
    1965-1967, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 27
    National Science Foundation - equipment
    1962, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 28
    National Science Foundation - undergraduate research participation in the geological sciences
    1958
  • box 4 folder: 29
    Nelson, Bruce
    1956-1963
  • box 4 folder: 30
    "New Virginia Mineral Resources Map Published"
    n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 31
    Newman, Walter S.
    1948-1959
  • box 4 folder: 32
    Newman, Walter S. - Inaugural Committee
    1948-1949, n.d.
    Scope and Contents

    [includes typed letters signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, Milton S. Eisenhower, James W. Fulbright, George C. Marshall, and Harry F. Byrd]

  • box 4 folder: 33
    Norfolk and Western Railway Company
    1953-1964, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 34
    Norris, E. B.
    1947-1948
  • box 4 folder: 35
    Norris silt range movements - map
    n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 36
    Ordovician Subcommittee on Stratigraphical Paleontology, National Research Council
    1947-1949, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 37
    Pardue, Louis A.
    1959
  • box 4 folder: 38
    "Patterns for Mineral Research"
    1964
  • box 4 folder: 39
    Pegmatites in the Bedford Area, Virginia"
    n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 40
    "Penecontemporaneous Down-Dip Slump Structures in Middle Ordovician Limestone, Harrisonburg, Virginia"
    n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 41
    Penrose Medal Committee, Geological Society of America
    1957, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 42
    "Petrology, Petrography, and Origin of the Shady Dolomite in the Cripple Creek Area, Wythe County, Virginia" by David Allen Aronson
    ca. 1968
    [2 folders]
  • box 4 folder: 43
    Pollution
    1969, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 44
    "Preparation of Iron Ore Concentrates of Commercial Grade from Iron-Bearing Sandstones in Western Virginia"
    n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 45
    "The Price Mountain Well - Montgomery County, Virginia"
    1949
  • box 4 folder: 46
    "Primary Dolomite?"
    1955
  • box 4 folder: 47
    "Profile of the Folded Appalachians of Western Virginia"
    1968
  • box 4 folder: 48
    "Profile of the Folded Appalachians of Western Virginia"
    n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 49
    "Prospecting for Oil Near Blacksburg, Virginia"
    n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 50
    Pulaski County
    1967-1968, n.d.
  • box 4 folder: 51
    Pulaski faults
    1969-1971, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 1
    "The Quandary in University Management of Environmental Sciences"
    n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 2
    Radford Arsenal - well
    1962, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 3
    Radford stone sand report
    1958
  • box 5 folder: 4
    "The Raines Hollow Reservoir Project"
    1957
  • box 5 folder: 5
    "Regional Geophysical Data and their Relation to the Appalachians in Central and Western Virginia" by Robert W. Johnson Jr.
    1957
  • box 5 folder: 6
    "Relation of Stratigraphy to Structure in the Southern Appalachians"
    1964
  • box 5 folder: 7
    "Relation of the Pulaski and Seven Springs Faults in Southwestern Virginia"
    n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 8
    "Report of Investigation of Geological Conditions in the Vicinity of the Williamsburg Reservoir"
    1963
  • box 5 folder: 9
    "Report of Investigation of Proposed Dam Site for Waste Sludge Impoundment at Covington, Virginia"
    1963
  • box 5 folder: 10
    "Report on Foundation Conditions at Southwest Wing of Appomattox River Dam"
    1967
  • box 5 folder: 11
    "Report on Grecian Marble Slabs Used in the New Rockland County Courthouse, New York"
    1963
  • box 5 folder: 12
    "Report on Petrographic Examination of No. 1 Arctic Quartz Sample Submitted 7/28"
    1967
  • box 5 folder: 13
    "Research and Effective Teaching in the Geological Sciences"
    1958
  • box 5 folder: 14
    "Review of the Geologic-Hydrologic Conditions in the Marble Valley Area, Virginia"
    1969
  • box 5 folder: 15
    Richmond Southern Alabama Dam aggregate
    n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 16
    Roanoke County blasting project damage claims
    1962
  • box 5 folder: 17
    Roanoke Electric Steel
    1959
  • box 5 folder: 18
    Roanoke, Virginia
    1960-1965, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 19
    Roanoke - wells
    1966
  • box 5 folder: 20
    Rock mechanics
    n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 21
    Rock samples from Penn Laird, Virginia area
    n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 22
    Rockydale quarries
    1962-1964
  • box 5 folder: 23
    "Role of Subsidence in the Evolution of Folded Mountains"
    1958
  • box 5 folder: 24
    "The Role of the Division of Industrial Development and the Advisory Council on the Virginia Economy on Research for Industrial Development"
    1959
  • box 5 folder: 25
    "Roles of Fossils in Appalachian Stratigraphy"
    1971
  • box 5 folder: 26
    "Rose Hill Oil Field, Virginia"
    1948
  • box 5 folder: 27
    Saltville brine field
    1960, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 28
    Saltville - chemical effluents and North Fork of Holston River
    1953, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 29
    Saltville - muck dam, river bridge, and highway photographs
    1953
  • box 5 folder: 30
    Saltville - muck pond discharge
    1954, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 31
    Saltville - salt reserves
    1951-1958, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 32
    Salvation Army - Sinking Creek Valley well
    1962
  • box 5 folder: 33
    Science in Virginia high schools questionnaire
    n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 34
    Seale, Fred - Powell Valley, Tennessee
    1948-1963, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 35
    Sedimentation doctoral program proposal
    1960-1961, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 36
    "Shales in Appalachian Geology"
    n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 37
    "Significance of Hayter Fans in the Geomorphic History of Western Virginia"
    1950
  • box 5 folder: 38
    Smithsonian Institution
    1945-1950
  • box 5 folder: 39
    Smyth County Community Hospital site
    1963-1964
  • box 5 folder: 40
    Southwestern State Hospital (Marion, Virginia) water supply
    1958-1959, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 41
    Southwestern United States - descriptions of illustration plates
    n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 42
    Stanolind Oil and Gas Company
    1947
  • box 5 folder: 43
    "Status of Mississippian Stratigraphy in the Central and Northern Appalachian Region"
    1948
  • box 5 folder: 44
    Steel in western Virginia
    1957-1961, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 45
    Steel mill in Radford, Virginia - feasibility
    1956-1958, n.d.
    [2 folders]
  • box 5 folder: 46
    Steel mill - market survey
    ca. 1956
  • box 5 folder: 47
    Steel mill potential in western Virginia
    1957-1958, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 48
    Stone Products Corporation
    1963
  • box 5 folder: 49
    "Stratigraphy of the Pearsiburg Syncline Area, Giles County, Virginia" by H. M. Whitman
    1960
  • box 5 folder: 50
    Structural and Tectonic Principles book review
    1966
  • box 5 folder: 51
    Studies of Appalachian geology: central and southern
    1967, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 52
    "Suggestions regarding an oil and gas act for Virginia"
    1949
  • box 5 folder: 53
    "Summary of Activities of the Geological Survey"
    [1955]
  • box 5 folder: 54
    Tectonics
    1968
  • box 5 folder: 55
    Thomasville Stone and Limestone Company
    1953-1966
  • box 5 folder: 56
    Timberville, Virginia - cave-ins
    1961-1964, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 57
    Toms Creek core drilling project
    1952, n.d.
  • box 5 folder: 58
    "Trilobites from the Lower Champlainian Formations of the Appalachian Valley"
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 1
    Underground disposal of effluent
    1953-1957
  • box 6 folder: 2
    Union Bag-Camp Paper Corporation - Dismal Swamp property
    1959-1963
  • box 6 folder: 3
    United Plastic Corporation
    1962
  • box 6 folder: 4
    United States v. Cannelton Sewer Pipe Company
    1960
  • box 6 folder: 5
    "The University and the Learning Process"
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 6
    University of North Carolina
    1962
  • box 6 folder: 7
    Untitled speech
    1964
  • box 6 folder: 8
    "Vertical stylolites"
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 9
    Virginia Academy of Science
    1949-1950
  • box 6 folder: 10
    Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station
    1954
  • box 6 folder: 11
    Virginia Association of Professional Geologists
    1961-1963, n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 12
    Virginia Coal and Iron Company
    1961-1962, n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 13
    Virginia Coal and Iron Company
    1963-1968, n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 14
    Virginia Dunbrick Company
    1961-1962
  • box 6 folder: 15
    Virginia Iron Coal and Coke Company - drill log
    1968
  • box 6 folder: 16
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    1953-1970
  • box 6 folder: 17
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute Department of Geological Sciences
    1948-1971, n.d.
    [2 folders]
  • box 6 folder: 18
    Virginian Limestone Corporation
    1954-1968
  • box 6 folder: 19
    "Virginia's Outdoor Laboratory"
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 20
    Ward, L. E. Jr.
    1953-1954
  • box 6 folder: 21
    Ward's Natural Science Establishment
    1946-1948
  • box 6 folder: 22
    Water analysis reports
    1960-1961
  • box 6 folder: 23
    Water laws and agencies (Virginia)
    1964-1965, n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 24
    Water Resources Research Institute
    1964-1965, n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 25
    Water well recommendations and specifications
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 26
    Weller, Marvin
    1945-1947, n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 27
    "When Was the Holston Mountain-Iron Mountain Thrust Formed?"
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 28
    "Whiskey for the Cat"
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 29
    Wiley and Wilson
    1958-1970, n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 30
    Woodbridge Clay Products
    1961-1962
  • box 6 folder: 31
    Wytheville Formation lithologic variations diagram
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 32
    Zinc and lead resources of southwestern Virginia
    n.d.
    [2 folders]
Series II. Photographs and Negatives
1953-ca. 1970
  • box 6 folder: 33
    Aerial photographs
    1953-1954, n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 34
    Aragonite crystal negatives
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 35
    Caliente Range - Carrizo Plains photographs
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 36
    Cedar Grove photographs and negatives
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 37
    Gatewood Dam and stream gage stations photographs
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 38
    Geological samples - one-second exposure negatives
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 39
    Geological samples negatives
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 40
    Klotz Quarry photographs
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 41
    Paleo report negatives
    1954
  • box 6 folder: 42
    Paleo report negatives (Moore)
    1955
  • box 6 folder: 43
    Paleo report negatives (Steele)
    1955
  • box 6 folder: 44
    Paleo report negatives
    1956
  • box 6 folder: 45
    Paleo report negatives
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 46
    Smyth County geology and field camp photographs and negatives
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 47
    Virginia Fisheries Laboratory
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 48
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute Department of Geology (rocks, camps, field trips, etc.) negatives
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 49
    Western United States negatives
    n.d.
  • box 6 folder: 50
    Miscellaneous photographs and negatives
    1954-ca. 1970, n.d.
    • Geology awards and Mrs. Davis
      1956
    • Zone 1 Yorktown fossils
      n.d.
    • Unidentified woman (probably Elizabeth Cooper) on farm
      n.d.
    • Faculty and students using laboratory equipment
      n.d.
    • Unidentified specimens
      n.d.
    • North Fork of Holston River
      1954
    • Carolina gneiss -Transylvania County, North Carolina
      n.d.
    • Spruce Run Mountain
      n.d.
    • Boulder on Salt Pond Mountain
      n.d.
    • Shale near Princeton Gate
      n.d.
    • St. Clair fault - near Narrows, Virginia
      n.d.
    • Unidentified man preparing rock samples
      n.d.
    • Railway tunnel [probably Montgomery, Virginia]
      n.d.
    • Cooper with students at granite quarry in Mt. Airy, North Carolina
      ca. 1970
    • Unidentified rock outcroppings
      n.d.
    • Unidentified bridge
      n.d.
    • Aerial view of North Carolina Granite Corporation quarry
      n.d.
    • Drilling rig
      n.d.
    • Unidentified student organization
      n.d.
  • Unidentified 16mm short films
    n.d.