Finding Aid for the John P. Buwalda and Imra Wann Buwalda Papers 1907-1981

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John P. Buwalda and Imra Wann Buwalda Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1907-1981
Collection number: 10056-MS
Creator: Buwalda, John P. 1886-1954
Extent: 8 linear feet
Repository: California Institute of Technology. Caltech Archives
Pasadena, California 91125
Abstract: The personal and organizational correspondence, working papers, notebooks, and manuscripts of John P. Buwalda (1886-1954) form the the bulk of the collection known as the John P. and Imra Wann Buwalda Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The writings of Imra Wann Buwalda, wife of John P. Buwalda, on the history of Caltech, the subject of earthquakes, and miscellaneous family and professional papers connected to her work as a policewoman form a subgroup of this collection. John P. Buwalda was a structural geologist who became the first chairman of Caltech's new Geology Division in 1925.
Physical location: Archives, California Institute of Technology.
Language of Material:
Languages represented in the collection:
English

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John P. Buwalda and Imra Wann Buwalda Papers, 10056-MS, Caltech Archives, California Institute of Technology.

Acquisition Information

The Papers of John P. and Imra Wann Buwalda were contained in a large set of files donated by Caltech's Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences in August 1990. The papers of a personal and specific nature--those mainly unrelated to Buwalda's role as Division chairman--were separated from the larger collection and processed in 1998 as the Papers of John P. and Imra Wann Buwalda.

Biography

John Peter Buwalda was born December 16, 1886, in Zeeland, Michigan, a town settled by Dutch immigrants, to which group his parents belonged. In 1897 the family moved to Yakima, Washington, where Buwalda graduated from high school in 1905. He began his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington, but after some time off from school, during which he worked in the Coeur d'Alene mines of Idaho and surveyed for the Northern Pacific Railway in the Cascade Mountains, he enrolled as a geology major at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1909. He received his BS with honors in 1912. His mentors were John C. Merriam (paleontology) and Andrew C. Lawson (geology). In 1915 he completed his doctorate and began an instructorship at Berkeley. In 1917 he married a Berkeley graduate, Imra Wann, and took up a teaching position at Yale, where he remained until 1921--with a year off (1918-1919) to work for the US Geological Survey in Washington. In 1921 he returned to Berkeley as professor of geology and also held the post of Dean of Summer Sessions.
In 1925 Buwalda was invited by Robert Millikan to take on the chairmanship of the newly formed Geology Division at Caltech. Upon his arrival in Pasadena in January of 1926 to begin his new duties, one of his first actions was to appoint his Berkeley colleague Chester Stock to a position in vertebrate paleontology. Stock would later succeed Buwalda as chairman of the division.
Buwalda was a meticulous administrator and devoted much time to setting up a curriculum in geology modeled largely on Berkeley's program. He eventually integrated the Seismological Laboratory--established in Pasadena in the 1920s under the aegis of the Carnegie Institution of Washington--into the Caltech geology division. He also devoted himself extensively to consulting, notably, in water supply, mining and oil exploration. One of his major involvements was with the National Park Service, and he served on the Yosemite National Park Board from 1929 until his death in 1954. He was active in many professional and civic organizations.
Buwalda's scientific career was focused in structural geology. His interests ranged from vertebrate paleontology to engineering geology and almost all aspects of Earth science.
Imra Wann Buwalda was a native of Berkeley, California. Her birth date is unconfirmed (ca. 1895), but she attended Berkeley High School and the University of California, graduating from the latter in 1917 with a bachelor's degree in law. (By her own explanation, the first year of law school at that time was equivalent to senior year for the AB degree.) After her marriage to John P. Buwalda in 1917, she became one of the first policewomen in the city of Washington, DC. She continued to advocate the presence of women on police forces and to work on social intervention as a means of crime prevention, especially in the cases of juveniles and women. She maintained a high level of activity in local social, civic and political organizations throughout her life. In her later years she wrote a history of the California Institute of Technology, which has remained unpublished. She and John Buwalda were the parents of four children.

Scope and Content

The John P. Buwalda papers include 11 boxes of personal and professional papers, including correspondence, subject files, manuscript, technical notes, memorabilia and photos. They comprise papers relating to various aspects of geology, including seismology, earthquake engineering and paleontology, professional organizations, national parks, and personal and family matters. The papers of Imra Wann Buwalda, occupying 4 boxes, contain her own unpublished history of the California Institute of Technology; and her studies of the social effects of earthquakes and other civic and social action materials, including reference to her pioneering work in criminology as a policewoman.
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Personal Correspondence
  • Series 2. Organizational Correspondence and Documents
  • Series 3. Caltech-Related Correspondence and Documents
  • Series 4. Technical Correspondence and Notes
  • Series 5. Lectures, Manuscripts, Talks
  • Series 6. Personal
  • Series 7. Notebooks
  • Series 8. Miscellaneous
  • Series 9. Imra Wann Buwalda

Related Material

Materials relating to John Buwalda's tenure as chairman of Caltech's Geology Division may be found in the collection called Records of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

California Institute of Technology
Geology
National Parks and Reserves
Seismology

Occupations

Geologists


Container List

 

Series 1.  Personal Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

Anderson, George H. 1929, 1932, 1936-1939, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Arnold, Ralph 1925-1927, 1931

Box 1, Folder 3

Balch, Allan C. 1935-1937

Box 1, Folder 4

Benioff, Hugo 1934, 1938-1939, 1946,

Box 1, Folder 5

Bush, Vannevar 1939, 1941-1942, undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Byerly, Perry 1935-1942, 1944-1954

Box 1, Folder 7

Davis, William Morris 1921, 1925-1928, 1930-1936, 1938, 1962-1963, undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Day, Arthur L. 1931-1932, 1934-1938, undated

Box 1, Folder 9

DuBridge, Lee A. 1947

Box 1, Folder 10

A-D Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

  • American Red Cross 1940
  • Associated Brick Manufacturers of Southern California 1952-1953
  • Bannell, Joseph 1918
  • Barnes, John A. 1936
  • Barrett, E. C. 1937
  • Bauer, Harry J. 1934
  • Bean, Lt. George L. 1929
  • Beard, Charles A. 1931
  • Boas, Frank 1931
  • Bode, Francis D. 1943
  • Bowie, William 1937
  • Brittles, Bruce 1931
  • Brockman, C. Frank 1946
  • Bryant, Harold C. 1929-1930
  • Butterworth, Emerson 1929
  • California Association for Adult Education 1930
  • California Taxpayers' Association, Los Angeles 1926
  • California Taxpayers' Association, San Diego County Division 1934
  • Calkins, Hager, Hall & Linforth 1926
  • Campbell, Ian 1958-1959, undated
  • Campbell, W. W. 1926
  • Carter, Honorable Albert E. 1934
  • Cattell, J. McKeen 1927
  • Cattell, Ware 1937
  • Chadwick, W. L. 1942
  • Chamberlain, Stewart H. 1931
  • City of Los Angeles 1945, 1948
  • City of Redlands 1940, 1953
  • Clark, Bruce L. 1918, 1928
  • Clay Products Institute of California 1929
  • Cloos, Ernst 1935
  • Coachella Valley Cooperative Drainage Investigations 1948
  • Colby, William E. 1942
  • Corlett, Will G. 1934
  • Cotten, S. M. 1935
  • Cunningham, Solon W. 1917
  • Curry, H. D. 1936
  • Curtice, A. A. 1933
  • Davenport, Mr. 1932
  • Dávila, Rafael 1941
  • Douglas, J. R. 1927
  • Duhring, Frederick S. 1937-1938
Box 1, Folder 11

Fraser, Horace J. 1934-1936, 1946, undated

Box 1, Folder 12

Gilbert, Grove Karl 1917-1918, 1921, 1950, undated

Box 1, Folder 13

Grant, U. S. 1953-1954

Box 1, Folder 14

Gutenberg, Beno 1929-1930, 1932, 1942, 1945, 1953

Box 1, Folder 15

Hale, George Ellery 1927, 1929

Box 1, Folder 16

Hopper, Richard H. 1940-1941, 1944-1947

Box 1, Folder 17

Jahns, Richard H. 1937-1938, 1943, 1945, undated

Box 1, Folder 18

E-J Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

  • Eccles, Linton 1941, 1943
  • Elmquist, Paul O. 1945
  • Ernst, Morris 1929
  • Faris, R. L. undated
  • Field, Richard M. 1932
  • Fischer, Will H. 1935
  • Fisher, Wayne H. 1931-1932, 1945
  • Fleming, Jno A. 1945
  • Foley 1936
  • Foster, Bertha Galloway 1949
  • Fox, J. H. 1934
  • Freeman, John R. 1929, 1932
  • Friday Morning Club 1931
  • Fullerton Oil Co. 1932, 1934
  • Gardner, W. I. 1944-1945
  • Gester, G. C. 1932
  • Gianella, Vincent P. 1933
  • Giggey, Marjorie 1941
  • Gillenwaters, T. R. 1939
  • Glendale Junior College 1932
  • Gordon, Wallace 1917
  • Gould, Martin J. 1939, 1941
  • Gregory, Herbert E. 1918
  • Grout, Frank F. 1935
  • Hahn, D. S. 1939
  • Handley, L. R. 1954
  • Harris, Henry 1935
  • Harshman, J. E. 1945
  • Heck, N. H. 1937
  • Hellweg, J. F. 1942
  • Hewett, D. F. 1938
  • Hill, Mason L. 1952-1953
  • Hill, Robert T. 1929-1930
  • Holway1917
  • Jenkins, Olaf P. 1931, 1937
  • Johnson, Harry R. 1941
  • Johnson, Hiram1935
  • Jones, O. T. 1934-1935
  • Judy, C. K. 1939
Box 1, Folder 19

Martel, R. R. 1925, 1927, 1933, undated

Box 1, Folder 20

Maxson, John H. 1935, 1937-1938, 1941-1946, 1950, undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Merriam, John C. 1917-1919, 1924-1931

Box 2, Folder 2

Merriam, John C. 1932-1939

Box 2, Folder 3

Merriam, John C. 1940-1942, undated

Box 2, Folder 4

Millikan, Robert A. 1925, 1927, 1930-1931, 1933-1937, 1939, 1948

Box 2, Folder 5

Mudd Family 1938-1940, 1942-1943, 1953, undated

Box 2, Folder 6

K-O Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

  • Kahn, Florence B. 1934-1935
  • Kersey, Vierling 1934
  • Kirkbride, Walter H. 1927, 1935-1936
  • Kittredge, Frank A. 1944
  • Kopelman, Myron 1950
  • Kotterman, Hubert 1934
  • Latham, Ector B. 1932-1933
  • Lawson, Andrew C. 1927-1928, 1935, 1939, undated
  • Lea, Clarence F. 1935
  • Le Conte Junior High School 1934
  • Lee, F. W. 1936
  • Leeds, Charles T. 1926
  • Lind, R. J. 1954
  • Line, Francis R. 1944
  • Long Beach Apartment House Association 1935
  • Long Beach Press Telegram 1933
  • Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce 1927, 1947-1948
  • Los Angeles County 1933 Grand Jury 1933
  • Los Angeles Times 1933
  • Louderback, George D. 1927, 1933, 1935, 1939, 1946-1947, 1951-1952
  • Macelwane, James B., S. J. 1923, 1928, 1934, 1946-1947, 1950, 1956, undated
  • Macmillan Company 1937
  • Maryland Hotel and Garden Bungalows 1936
  • Marsh, H. E. 1940
  • Mathews, E. D. 1936
  • Matthes, F. E. 1928
  • Mattier, A. P. 1933
  • Mauger, George L. 1939
  • Mayo, E. E. 1952, 1954
  • McAdoo, William Gibbs 1935
  • McDuffie, Duncan 1934
  • Mead, Elwood 1933
  • Meek, Bert B. 1935
  • Mendenhall, Walter C. 1930-1931
  • Merriman, Thaddeus 1934, undated
  • Meyerhoff, Howard A. 1952
  • Milbank, Lee B. 1947
  • Morris, Samuel B. 1926-1927, 1946
  • Mortenson, Clara E. 1919
  • Morton, Lindley 1935-1936
  • Murphy, F. M. 1935
  • Myers, Desaix B. 1932-1933
  • Nash, Joseph P. 1941
  • Noble, Levi F. 1932
  • Norris, Donald K. 1952
  • Northwestern Mutual Fire Association 1951
  • Noyes, Arthur A. 1925-1926
  • Occidental College 1927
  • O'Melveny, Stuart 1938
  • Osborn, Henry F. 1917
  • Osborne, L. D. 1942
  • Otto, George H. 1934
Box 2, Folder 7

Ransome, Frederick L. 1923, 1927, 1935-1936, 1939, undated

Box 2, Folder 8

Ricketts, Louis D. 1926, 1928, 1942, undated

Box 2, Folder 9

Rieber, Frank 1945-1947

Box 2, Folder 10

Stock, Chester 1925-1929, 1933, 1936, 1943, 1946-1947, 1950-1952, undated

Box 2, Folder 11

Weaver, Charles E. 1945, 1950-1951

Box 2, Folder 12

Willis, Bailey 1926-1928, 1934-1935, 1937, 1940, 1945, 1947

Box 2, Folder 13

Wood, Harry O. 1923, 1925-1926, 1929, 1933, 1936-1938, 1940-1941, 1949, undated

Box 2, Folder 14

Woodring, Wendell P. 1927, 1930, 1934, 1937-1938, undated

Box 2, Folder 15

P-Z Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

  • Packard 1916, undated
  • Painter, Muriel 1940
  • Palmer, Harold S. 1949
  • Pasadena Lecture Course Lecture undated
  • Pasadena Star-News/Pasadena Post 1934
  • Pasadena Star-News Publishing Co. 1932
  • Payne, Paul G. 1949
  • Pope, James H. 1935
  • Potapenko, G. 1944
  • Probert, Frank H. 1938
  • Providence Washington Insurance Co. 1951-1952
  • Reid, Harry Fielding 1927
  • Reno, Leonora 1945
  • Richter, Charles 1954
  • Riverside College 1952
  • Rossby, Carl G. 1944
  • Ruddock, Albert 1953
  • Salvatori, Henry 1939
  • San Joaquin Light and Power Corporation 1933
  • Santa Fe Railroad 1927
  • Scattergood, E. F. 1941
  • Schenck, H. G. 1930
  • Schoeller, Philip 1934
  • Schultz, John R. 1946
  • Seaboard Oil Company 1954
  • Sheeler, W. L. 1919
  • Signal Engineering Company 1930
  • Slichter, Louis B. 1947
  • Sorensen, R. W. 1940
  • South Pasadena City School District 1948
  • Southern Pacific Company 1952
  • Southern Pacific Railroad 1927
  • Spalding, Keith 1946
  • Sproul, Robert G. 1934-1935
  • Standard Oil Company of California 1952
  • State Highway Department 1932
  • Stefan, Karl 1947
  • Stevens, P. E. 1935
  • Stronk, John 1918
  • Sutton, Ransome 1931, undated
  • Taylor, Walter P. 1919, 1953
  • Thompson, O. Scott 1933
  • Tolan, John H. 1938
  • Troxell, Edward L. 1943
  • Ulrich, Franklin P. 1937
  • U. S. Bureau of Reclamation 1948
  • U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey 1953-1954
  • University of California, Berkeley 1924
  • University of Oregon 1937
  • Van Norman, H. A. 1933
  • Van Osdel, Edgar B. 1940
  • Vanwinkle, Mina C. 1919, 1926
  • Wallace, Mrs. Earnest 1928
  • Wallace, Robert E. 1945, 1952
  • Warren, Harry V. 1940, 1945
  • Washburne, Chester W. 1928
  • Watson, E. C. 1945
  • Webster, A. J. 1934
  • Willard, Frances E. Junior High School 1933
  • Williams, Ira A. 1928
  • Winebrenner, Ken 1948
  • Wissig, Samuel 1946
  • Woodford, Alfred O. 1928, 1934, 1939
  • Worley, Lloyd 1953
  • Young, C. A. 1939
  • Unidentified (3) 1917, 1954, undated
 

Series 2.  Organizational Correspondence and Documents

Box 3, Folder 1

Advisory Committee in Seismology--Carnegie Institution 1926-1937, 1948, 1954

Box 3, Folder 2

American Association for the Advancement of Science 1931

Box 3, Folder 3

American Association of Petroleum Geologists 1933, 1945

Box 3, Folder 4

American Geological Institute 1951

Box 3, Folder 5

American Geophysical Union 1925, 1927-1931, 1933-1934, 1936-1945, 1947, 1951, 1953, undated

Box 3, Folder 6

American Society of Mechanical Engineers 1933

Box 3, Folder 7

Building Owners and Managers Association of Los Angeles 1935, undated

Box 3, Folder 8

Carnegie Institution of Washington 1927-1930, 1932-1935, 1937-1940

Box 3, Folder 9

Dept. of the Interior: National Parks Service 1928-1929, 1931, 1936, 1940, 1942, 1944, undated

Box 3, Folder 10

Dept. of the Interior: U. S. Geological Survey 1917-1919, 1921-1922

Box 3, Folder 11

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute 1951

Box 3, Folder 12

Geological Council of America 1943

Box 3, Folder 13

Geological Society of America 1935, 1939, 1951, undated

Box 3, Folder 14

International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics 1938-1939

Box 3, Folder 15

Joshua Tree National Monument 1930, 1942, 1949, 1954, undated

Box 3, Folder 16

Journal of Geomorphology 1937-1938

Box 3, Folder 17

Journal of Geophysics 1934-1936

Box 3, Folder 18

Kings Canyon National Park 1938-1939, undated

Box 3, Folder 19

Los Angeles City Emergency Corps 1940-1941, 1944-1948

Box 3, Folder 20

National Academy of Sciences 1934

Box 3, Folder 21

National Parks Association 1926, 1936-1939

Box 3, Folder 22

National Research Council Shoreline Committee 1923, 1926-1932, 1934-1935, 1938, 1951, undated

Box 4, Folder 1

Oregon State Parks 1928, 1932, 1939-1942, 1945, undated

Box 4, Folder 2

Owens Valley Area of California 1929, 1939, undated

Box 4, Folder 3

Parks 1928, 1938, 1944, 1954

Box 4, Folder 4

Seismological Society of America 1921-1922, 1924, 1928-1933, 1935-1949, 1951-1954, undated

Box 4, Folder 5

Sequoia National Park 1937, undated

Box 4, Folder 6

Southern California Council on Earthquake Protection 1925-1926, undated

Box 4, Folder 7

Southern California Teachers' Institute 1925

Box 4, Folder 8

State Board of Registration for Civil and Professional Engineers 1948-1949

Box 4, Folder 9

U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey: General 1926, 1928, 1931-1938

Box 4, Folder 10

U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey: General 1940-1942, 1945-1953, undated

Box 4, Folder 11

U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey: Identification Process 1934

Box 4, Folder 12

U. S. Navy: Department of 1937

Box 4, Folder 13

U. S. Navy: Twelfth Naval District 1937

Box 4, Folder 14

U. S. Navy: U. S. Naval Observatory 1937, 1942

 

Series 3.  Caltech-Related Correspondence and Documents

Box 4, Folder 15

Alumni Day Seminar 1953

Box 4, Folder 16

Assistantships 1926-1928, 1931, 1934-1935

Box 4, Folder 17

Associates Symposium 1952-1953

Box 4, Folder 18

Branner Club 1935, 1937, 1956

Box 4, Folder 19

Committees 1927-1934, 1938-1941, 1943-1947, 1949, 1951-1954, undated

Box 4, Folder 20

Dormitories 1923, 1928-1929, 1945, undated

Box 4, Folder 21

Executive Committee 1946

Box 5, Folder 1

Curriculum Planning 1917, 1925-1927, 1929, 1935, 1937-1938, 1948, 1953, undated

Box 5, Folder 2

Dedication of Palomar Observatory 1948, 1953

Box 5, Folder 3

Department Finances 1926, 1932, 1936-1939

Box 5, Folder 4

Employment of Faculty 1928, 1934-1935, 1937-1938, 1941, 1945, 1947, 1952

Box 5, Folder 5

Foreign Students at Caltech 1927-1932, 1934, 1938, 1940, 1943-1947, 1949-1951, 1953-1954, undated

Box 5, Folder 6

Geology Division: Annual Reports 1927-1929, 1942, 1953

Box 5, Folder 7

Geology Division: Meteorology/Post-War Adjustment 1945-1948, undated

Box 5, Folder 8

Geology Division: General 1935

Box 5, Folder 9

Geology Division: General 1940-1945, undated

Box 5, Folder 10

Geology Division: General 1946, 1951, undated

Box 5, Folder 11

Geology Field Trips 1922, 1926-1928, 1930, 1937-1939, 1943-1944, undated

Box 5, Folder 12

Geology Instruction 1941

Box 5, Folder 13

Geology Library 1925-1928, 1938, 1940-1941, 1943, 1946-1947, undated

Box 5, Folder 14

Graduate Students 1926, 1942-1943, undated

Box 5, Folder 15

Lectures and Speakers 1925-1926, 1940

Box 5, Folder 16

New Geology Building 1929-1931, 1933, 1935-1939, 1941, 1945, undated

Box 5, Folder 17

Rift Club 1925-1940, 1946-1947, 1952, undated

Box 5, Folder 18

Seismological Laboratory: Industrial Sponsors 1932, 1938-1939, 1942, 1944-1946, 1952, 1956, undated

Box 5, Folder 19

Seismological Laboratory: Background 1926, 1930-1933, undated

Box 5, Folder 20

Seismological Laboratory: Reports 1934, 1938-1942

Box 5, Folder 21

WPA Projects 1935-1936, undated

 

Series 4.  Technical Correspondence and Notes

Box 6, Folder 1

Building Safety 1925, 1934-1936, 1952, 1954

Box 6, Folder 2

Conservation 1890, 1928-1929, 1936, 1940-1942, 1947, 1953, 1956

Box 6, Folder 3

Crystallography 1930, undated

Box 6, Folder 4

Determining the Age of Rocks 1929, 1932-1935, 1944, undated

Box 6, Folder 5

Earthquake Activity in the Pacific Northwest 1932, 1934, 1936, 1939, 1942, 1952-1953, undated

Box 6, Folder 6

Earthquake Hazard in Mojave 1953

Box 6, Folder 7

Earthquake Levelling 1933

Box 6, Folder 8

Earthquake Risk 1934, 1940, 1944-1945

Box 6, Folder 9

Engineering Geology 1937, 1939-1941, 1948-1951, 1954

Box 6, Folder 10

Engineering Seismology 1938, 1948, 1951-1952, undated

Box 6, Folder 11

Fort Tejon 1859

Box 6, Folder 12

Frazier Mountain 1929, 1935-1936, 1938, 1954

Box 6, Folder 13

Gardena Earthquake 1941, undated

Box 6, Folder 14

Geology of Petroleum 1919, 1921, 1925-1930, 1936, 1939-1942, 1945-1948, 1955, undated

Box 6, Folder 15

Geology of the Ridge Route Region (Hwy. 99) undated

Box 6, Folder 16

Geophysics 1932, 1939, 1941, 1945

Box 6, Folder 17

Geophysics and Oil 1932, 1936, 1950

Box 6, Folder 18

Glaciers 1927, 1932

Box 6, Folder 19

Gravimetric Profile Project 1934, 1940

Box 6, Folder 20

Haywards Rift 1925, undated

Box 6, Folder 21

Historical Earthquakes 1857, 1927, 1933, 1940, 1952-1953, undated

Box 6, Folder 22

Long Beach Earthquake 1933

Box 6, Folder 23

Maps/Charts 1913, 1928, 1932-1933

Box 6, Folder 24

Memos to Buwalda 1940-1941, 1956, undated

Box 6, Folder 25

Mineralogy 1919, 1927-1928, 1930-1931, 1933, 1936-1940, 1944-1946, undated

Box 6, Folder 26

"Nut" Letters 1924, 1928, 1931-1937, 1940-1942, 1944, 1946, 1952, undated

Box 6, Folder 27

Press Releases 1927, 1934, 1952, 1954, undated

Box 7, Folder 1

Paleontology: General 1926-1927, 1930-1932, 1934-1935, 1937-1939, 1942, 1944, 1949-1950, 1954

Box 7, Folder 2

Paleontology: Invertebrate 1919, 1927-1928, 1937, 1939, 1941

Box 7, Folder 3

Paleontology: Vertebrate 1918-1924, 1926-1928, 1930, 1932, 1935-1936, 1938-1940, 1943-1944, 1948, 1951-1953, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Research: General 1917, 1927-1928, 1930-1931, 1937, 1941-1942, 1945, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Research: Specific 1919, 1930-1932, 1934-1936, 1947-1948, undated

Box 7, Folder 6

San Andreas Fault 1952

Box 7, Folder 7

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge 1938,

Box 7, Folder 8

Santa Barbara Earthquake 1925

Box 7, Folder 9

Sedimentary Petrography 1919, 1938, undated

Box 7, Folder 10

Seismic Reflection Prospecting 1936

Box 7, Folder 11

Seismological Station 1938-1939, 1942, 1944-1945, 1947

Box 7, Folder 12

Site for San Diego Civic Center 1933-1934

Box 7, Folder 13

Smog 1954, undated

Box 7, Folder 14

Stress Research 1925, 1929, 1931, 1951-1952, undated

Box 7, Folder 15

Subsidence-Long Beach 1932, 1935, 1941, 1945-1946, 1950, undated

Box 7, Folder 16

Tehachapi Region 1934, 1939, 1946, 1951-1954

Box 7, Folder 17

Transmutation of Elements 1935

Box 7, Folder 18

Trip to Mexico 1944-1945, undated

Box 7, Folder 19

Volcanoes 1936, 1938, 1944, 1947, 1952, 1956-1957, undated

Box 7, Folder 20

Yellowstone-Beartooth-Bighorn Project 1932-1937, undated

Box 8, Folder 1

Yosemite National Park 1930, 1932-1933, 1935, 1937-1942, 1952, undated

Box 8, Folder 2

Yosemite National Park: Brochures and Photos 1950-1954, 1956, undated

Box 8, Folder 3

Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Valley Geophysical Investigation 1931, 1934-1939, undated

 

Series 5.  Lectures, Manuscripts, Talks

Box 8, Folder 4

Abstracts and Outlines 1923, 1928, undated

Box 8, Folder 5

Articles 1924, 1934-1935, 1939, 1948-1949, 1954, undated

Box 8, Folder 6

Lectures 1930, 1933-1936, 1938, undated

Box 8, Folder 7

Lectures and Talks 1922, 1925, 1927-1929, 1931, 1952, 1957, undated

Box 8, Folder 8

Manuscript: "Exploring and Depths of the Earth" undated

Box 8, Folder 9

Manuscripts 1933, 1942, undated

Box 8, Folder 10

Merriam: Synopsis of Lectures in Palaeontology 1 and Eight Lectures, "The History of Life" 1922, 1928, 1942

Box 8, Folder 11

News Clippings 1933-1935, 1940, 1948-1949, 1955-1957, undated

Box 8, Folder 12

News Clippings and Articles 1915, 1923, 1936-1937, 1940, 1947, 1949-1950, 1953-1954, 1957-1958, 1964, 1966, 1971-1972, undated

Box 9, Folder 1

Printed Matter 1914, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1938-1939, 1941, 1952, 1954-1956, 1958, 1962, undated

Box 9, Folder 2

Publications 1952, 1957

Box 9, Folder 3

Reports: "Earthquake Hazard and Earthquake Protection" 1933

Box 9, Folder 4

"Seismic-Acoustic Experiments, San Francisco Bay, 1937-1939" 1939, undated

Box 9, Folder 5

Reports/Statements 1930, 1935, 1938, 1941, undated

Box 9, Folder 6

Reprints by Others 1923, 1949, 1952

Box 9, Folder 7

Richter, Charles F.: "Seismic History" undated

Box 9, Folder 8

Speeches by Others 1927

 

Series 6.  Personal

Box 9, Folder 9

Balch Correspondence 1941, 1943, undated

Box 9, Folder 10

Biographical and Personal Information 1917-1918, 1945, 1948, 1955-1956, undated

Box 9, Folder 11

Buwalda's Retirement as Division Chairman 1946-1947, undated

Box 9, Folder 12

Correspondence with Family Members 1914-1915, 1917-1922, 1937, 1943-1944, 1946, undated

Box 9, Folder 13

Hiring of Buwalda 1925, undated

Box 9, Folder 14

Sale of Personal Library 1955

Box 9, Folder 15

Radio Broadcasts 1935-1937, 1942,

 

Series 7.  Notebooks

Box 9, Folder 16

Notebooks and Field Notes 1918-1919, undated

Box 10, Folder 1

Notebooks

Scope and Content Note

  • Jun 26, 1907
  • 1914
  • Jul 4, 1916
  • Aug 4, 1918
  • Aug 6, 1918
  • Aug 7, 1918
  • Aug 9, 1919
  • Aug 18, 1919
  • May 22, 1922
  • Aug 10, 1923
  • Sep 6, 1924
  • Oct 21, 1925
  • Aug 19, 1927
  • Dec 28, 1927
  • Feb 1, 1928
  • Jun 12, 1928
  • Jul 19, 1928
  • Nov 29, 1928
  • Dec 19, 1929
  • Oct 11, 1930
  • May 21, 1932
  • Jun 14, 1932
  • Oct 12, 1932
  • Sep 10, 1933
  • Feb 18, 1934
  • Sep 14, 1934
  • Jul 12, 1935
  • Dec 27, 1935
  • Jan 12, 1936
  • Feb 7, 1936
  • Mar 5, 1936
  • Mar 9, 1936
  • Apr 20, 1936
  • Apr 6, 1937
  • Jul 20, 1937
  • Jul 19, 1939
  • Jan 13, 1940
  • Sep 13, 1942
  • Aug-Sep 1947
  • Feb 2, 1948
  • Jan 19, 1949
  • Aug 28, 1950
  • Oct 28, 1950
  • Mar 5, 1951
  • Mar 8, 1951
  • Jun 24, 1952
  • Jul 21, 1952 (Tehachapi)
  • Jul 26 (no year)
  • Undated (1)
  • Undated (2)
  • Undated (3)
  • Undated (4)
  • Sand gauge folder
 

Series 8.  Miscellaneous

Box 11, Folder 1

Photographs undated

Box 11, Folder 2

Book: Earthquakes in Kern County, California During 1952 undated

 

Series 9.  Imra Wann Buwalda

Box 12, Folder 1

"The Roots of the California Institute of Technology": Chapters 1-8 1963, undated

Box 12, Folder 2

"The Roots of the California Institute of Technology": Chapters 9-19 undated

Box 12, Folder 3

"The Roots of the California Institute of Technology": Chapters 20-25 undated

Box 12, Folder 4

"The Roots of the California Institute of Technology": Chapters 26-Epilogue undated

Box 13, Folder 1

"The Roots of the California Institute of Technology, 1891-1929" (second version) undated

Box 13, Folder 2

"Caltech from the Wings" undated

Box 13, Folder 3

"Throop Institute of Technology, 1908-1913" undated

Box 13, Folder 4

"The Scherer Years, 1908-1920" undated

Box 13, Folder 5

"Phantasmagoria" undated

Box 13, Folder 6

"Caltech, the Community, and the Arts" undated

Box 14, Folder 1

Earthquake manuscript: first version undated

Box 14, Folder 2

Earthquake manuscript: second version undated

Box 14, Folder 3

"Earthquakes and Other Growing Pains" undated

Box 14, Folder 4

Correspondence related to "Earthquakes" manuscript 1957-1960, 1962, undated

Box 14, Folder 5

Permissions to quote re: "Earthquakes" 1959, undated

Box 14, Folder 6

"Earthquake: Could It Happen Here?" 1975, undated

Box 14, Folder 7

"Afraid of Earthquakes? Who Isn't?" undated

Box 14, Folder 8

"A Ship to Ride the Quakes" undated

Box 14, Folder 9

"Thank God for Earthquakes" undated

Box 14, Folder 10

"William Money, Earthquakes, and Seismological Engineering in San Gabriel, CA in the Mid-Nineteenth Century" undated

Box 14, Folder 11

Partial Manuscripts and Miscellaneous Material undated

Box 15, Folder 1

Biographical Material and Family Correspondence 1917, 1921, 1927, 1938, 1952, undated

Box 15, Folder 2

California Institute for Cancer Research 1955-1956

Box 15, Folder 3

City of Pasadena 1927, 1930, 1935, 1939-1941, undated

Box 15, Folder 4

Correspondence: General 1917, 1939, 1942, 1950, 1952, 1954-1955, 1959-1963, 1965-1966, 1969, undated

Box 15, Folder 5

Correspondence: Wu, Chien-Shiung 1959, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1974, undated

Box 15, Folder 6

McKenzie, R. Tait: Printed Matter 1923, 1926, 1928, undated

Box 15, Folder 7

Police Work 1929, 1935-1936, 1944-1945, 1974-1976, undated

Box 15, Folder 8

Throop Universalist Church: Correspondence and Printed Matter 1961, 1964-1966

Box 15, Folder 9

Imra Buwalda Oral History by Betty Lowenstam 1980-1981, undated