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E. R. Larson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0074
This collection contains general correspondence with other geologists and graduates students, a report on the Eagle Springs oil well in Nye County, Nevada, and manuscript with notes of Mackay School of Mines: Reminiscences on the Growth of a College. Also included is correspondence, script, and a copy of the instructional film he produced in 1972, funded by the National Science Foundation, Across the Cordillera: Genesis of a Geosyncline, a synopsis of 600 million years in North American geology with emphasis on the Basin Range Province of the Great Basin region, with aerial film segments including geology structure in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and California.

Dates

  • 1942-1974

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of general correspondence with other geologists and graduate students concerning geologic formations; a 1942 report on Vlightburg Hill, Rondout, New York; a 1954 report on Eagle Springs, Nye County, Nevada; manuscript and notes on Mackay School of Mines: reminiscences on the growth of a college; and two copies of Across the cordillera: genesis of a geosyncline, a 16mm, 29 minute, color film on the geology of the Basin Range province of the Great Basin region.

Biographical Note

Edward R. Larson joined the geology faculty, University of Nevada, Reno, in 1949, and served as department chairman, 1952-1966. He was a graduate of Columbia University, and before coming to Nevada, was employed by the U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Branch, and taught at the Missouri School of Mines. His primary fields of interest were stratigraphy and structural geology. In 1972, he received a grant from the National Science Foundation and produced an instructional film, Across the Cordillera: Genesis of a Geosyncline, which includes aerial film segments including geology structure in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and California. In 1975, he wrote a history, Mackay School of Mines: reminiscences on the growth of a college.

Arrangement

Arranged by date.
Title
A Guide to the E. R. Larson collection
Status
completed
Author
Karen Gash
Date
Approximately 1998
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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University of Nevada, Reno
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