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Guide to the Alberto F. Porta Papers, 1881-1990
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Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Clippings Scrapbook, 1914-1920

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence,1913-1930

Box 1, Folder 3

Degrees and Certificates,1881-1896

Language of Material: and [code "italian" not found in ISO 639-2 list].
Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence regarding SS. Peter and Paul Church,1921-1922

Box 1, Folder 5

Paper titled "Ss. Peter & Paul Church" by Anne Gilligan Fornaciari, 1990

Box 1, Folder 6

Corresepondence regarding weather predictions,1919

Box 1, Folder 7

Clippings on weather forecasts, 1916-1923

Box 1, Folder 8

Clippings-biographical, 1919-1923

Box 1, Folder 9

"Contratto di Societa" [contract to develop a new type of airplane],1916

Language of Material: and [code "Italian" not found in ISO 639-2 list].
Box 1, Folder 10

Engineering Drawings, specifications, and working papers for "Porta's Helicoidal Aeroplane,"1917

Box 2, Folder 1

Typescript, "The Historical Earthquake of San Francisco (April 18, 1906) Explained in Conformity with Sunspot Theory..."

Box 2, Folder 2

Typescipts and notes, including "Can We Communicate with Mars,"1920

Box 2, Folder 3

Typescripts, "The League of the PLanets," and "The Quadrature of Jupiter is Approaching,"1919

Box 2, Folder 4

Typescript, "Eclipse of the Sun"

Language of Material: and [code "Italian" not found in ISO 639-2 list].
Box 2, Folder 5

Newsletter, "Institute of Planetary Sciences,"1918-1921

Box 2, Folder 6

Typescript addressed to Benito Mussolini, "Heliospotology," [1922]

Language of Material: and [code "Italian" not found in ISO 639-2 list].
Box 2, Folder 7

Typescript with notes and annotations, "Earthquakes and Volcanoes,"[1909]

Box 2, Folder 8

Typescript with annotations, and correspondence regarding "The Epidemic of Influenze Connected with the Motion of the Planet Jupiter,"1919

Box` 2, Folder 9

Typescript with annotations, "Earthquakes and Volcanoes,"1909

Box 2, Folder 10

Typescript, with correspondence, "Causes of Earthquakes." Includes correspondence with SCU faculty Jerome Ricard, S.J.1911

Box 2, Folder 11

Correspondence regarding patent of flying machine,1917-1929

Box 2, Folder 12

Manuscripts on conversion tables and calculations, topography and seismography,1910-1917

Box 2, Folder 13

Typescript, "Effect of Planetary Phenomenon on Humans"

Box 2, Folder 14

Typescript, articles, and notes on weather predictions, 1913, 1915

Language of Material: and [code "Italian" not found in ISO 639-2 list].
Box 3, Folder 1

Designs and diagrams of Porta's Helicoidal Airplane,

Physical Description: Negatives, and black and white prints.
Box 4, Folder 1

Architectural drawings and plans for buildings in Quesaltenango, Guatemala, and San Francisco, 1898-1923

Physical Description: Ink on linen. 17"x19"
Box 4, Folder 2

Illustrations of SS. Peter & Paul Church, San Francisco, and St. Antonio de Padova, Italy

Box 4, Folder 3

Interior photographs of buildings in San Jose, Santa Clara, Oakland, Turin, Italy, and Quesaltenango, Guatemala.

Physical Description: Black and white prints mounted on matt board.