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George A. Williams papers

Identifier: C MSS WH1929

Scope and Contents

Includes letters collected by Professor George Williams. Some of the letters pertain to him and cover the years 1951-1973. Most of the letters are either written by or to Professor W.C. Kerr and Professor Ward, and cover the years 1867-1925.


  • 1867-1973


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Born January 14, 1918 in Wilcox Arizona. Graduated from Marfa (Texas) High School and attended Sul Ross State College. Attended the College of Mines and Metallurgy. Enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1944 and served in the Pacific. Moved to Mexico and New Mexico and worked as a mining engineer. Received a Ph.D in geologic engineering at the University of Arizona in 1951. Worked for the U.S. Geological Survey until 1957. Became a professor of geology at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Retired in 1988, after serving as the head of the department for 17 years. Taught at the Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research (FGER) on the glaciers near Juneau, Alaska for 22 years. Died on February 23, 2005.


1 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bervette Williams, 2006.


Troop "E" First Calvary 1931 Christmas menu transferred to the Menu Collection (C MSS WH1509)


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.

Finding Aid for the George A. Williams papers,1867-1925, 1951-1973[manuscript]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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