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Guide to the Harlan H. Barrows Papers circa 1880-1939

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Barrows, Harlan H. Papers

Dates:

circa 1880-1939

Size:

20.25 linear feet (35 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Harlan H. Barrows (b. April 15, 1877, d. May 15, 1960) was an important figure in the early development of the academic discipline of geography in the United States. As a university professor and government consultant, Barrows played a leading role in the developing fields of historical geography and the conservation of the environment and natural resources. The collection contains Barrows' research and course notes, outlines, papers, reading lists, government reports, and bibliographic note cards; Barrows' students' research papers and course notes; and various maps, charts, and newspaper clippings. Materials with definite dates fall between 1880 and 1939, with the bulk of the material mainly dating from the 1910s to the 1930s. The collection primarily documents Barrows' influential teaching and the methodical research used to support his many course subjects and government work.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research. Oversize Folders 1-2 of Series III are located in oversize map drawers.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Barrows, Harlan H. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Biographical Note

Harlan H. Barrows (b. April 15, 1877, d. May 15, 1960) was an important figure in the early development of the academic discipline of geography in the United States. As a university professor and government consultant, Barrows played a leading role in the developing fields of historical geography and the conservation of the environment and natural resources. Born in Armada, Michigan, Barrows gained experience teaching in Michigan at both the Ferris Institute and the Michigan State Normal College, Ypsilanti.

Barrows came to the University of Chicago at the beginning of the twentieth century as the Department of Geography was being formed under the direction of Rollin D. Salisbury. This was to be the first full, independent Geography Department of any United States university and the only one for about twenty years afterward. In 1903, Barrows earned a Bachelor's degree in geology and worked as a graduate assistant. He was appointed full professor in geography in 1914, and then chair of the department from 1919 until his retirement as professor emeritus in 1942.

Barrows' impressive and dynamic lectures garnered fame across the university campus, with his introductory course, "Historical Geography of the United States," becoming particularly famous. His courses became models for universities across the country, especially since he was a particularly influential mentor to budding geographers. Barrows was concerned with the development of the academic discipline of geography, and he co-wrote the college introductory textbook "The Elements of Geography" with Salisbury and W.S. Tower. He later also contributed to a series of elementary school textbooks on geography. As President of the Association of American Geographers, he made an address in 1922, "Geography as Human Ecology," that remained highly influential in proposing to consolidate the discipline of geography and to supplant the misleading trend of environmental determinism. This influential shift in the development of the field is seen mostly in Barrows' teaching.

During World War I, government service in the United States War Trade Board gave Barrows significant experience in tackling practical human needs and proposing solutions through the application of geographical ideas to resource management and planning. His government service continued in 1933, when Barrows became a consultant in Washington, D.C. for various government agencies, mostly with the Department of the Interior. This included work in the Mississippi Valley Committee (1933-34), the Water Resources Committee (1935-1941), and the Northern Great Plains Committee (1938-1940). For many of his later years as department chair and even after retirement, Barrows served on numerous other planning and conservation committees, extending his influence outside the university.

Barrows died in Highland Park, Illinois in 1960.

Scope Note

The Harlan H. Barrows Papers are organized into three series: Series I: Research Notes and Course Material; Series II: Student Work and Papers; and Series III: Oversize. The collection contains Barrows' research and course notes, outlines, papers, reading lists, government reports, and bibliographic notecards; Barrows' students' research papers and course notes; and various maps, charts, and newspaper clippings. Materials with definite dates fall between 1880 to 1939, with the bulk of the material mainly dating from the 1910s to the 1930s. The majority of Barrows' notes are transcriptions of primary sources dating from the nineteenth century, however, and offer few clues to the actual dating of his note-taking. The collection primarily documents Barrows' influential teaching and the methodical research used to support his many course subjects and government work.

Series I, Research Notes and Course Material, contains mostly notes on a variety of American geographical and historical topics, a few photographs, several annotated maps, several news clippings, course outlines and reading lists, bibliographic notecards, and government committee research and reports.

Series II, Student Work and Papers, includes the research and term papers of several geography students, with some illustrated maps and charts, and the course notes and outlines taken by Edna Eisen, a student in Barrows' 1928 summer course.

Series III, Oversize, contains maps and associated charts and newspaper clippings. Maps included depict, among other topics, United States roads and exploration routes, population distribution, territory demarcations, Michigan state industry, and the city of Detroit. Of note are the two oversize maps, one with a colorful depiction of North American exploration routes, and the other, a personally dedicated population map of Metropolitan Detroit, signed by the cartographer Floyd A. Stilgenbauer.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Research Notes and Course Material

This series contains Barrows' research and course notes, outlines, papers, reading lists, government reports, and bibliographic notecards. They have been grouped into nine subseries as follows:

Subseries 1: Course Notes and Reading List for "Historical Geography of the United States"

Subseries 2: General World, Marine, and American Geography Topics

Subseries 3: Colonial Settlements and the Fur Trade

Subseries 4: New England Settlement, Agriculture, Commerce, and Trade

Subseries 5: Geographical History of the West

Subseries 6: Geography of the Midwest and South, Inland Waterways and Railroads

Subseries 7: Assorted Notes

Subseries 8: Bibliographic Notecards

Subseries 9: Assorted Typescripts, Outlines, Reading Lists, and Government Reports

Subseries 1 includes course notes, outlines, and a reading list for Barrow's famous introductory course, "Geography 271: Historical Geography of the United States." Before 1922, the course was known as "Geography 16: Influence of Geography on American History". Materials are topically arranged according to course notes taken in 1928 by student Edna Eisen, located in Series II, Box 28, Folder 4. (A few topic chapters are missing.)

The next five subseries (Subseries 2-6) organize Barrows' notes according to topic, with folders arranged in alphabetical order by topic heading. Folders follow the order of each subseries' title headings, so that in Subseries 3, "colonial settlements" topics come before "fur trade"; in Subseries 4, the arrangement follows "New England settlement," "agriculture," "commerce," then "trade"; and Subseries 5 arranges folders from general topics of the region (alphabetically) to state-specific notes (alphabetically by state). Subseries 6 folders follow the order: general topics of the Midwest and South (alphabetically), notes on states (alphabetically), notes on "inland waterways," and lastly notes on "railroads."

Subseries 7 maintains a set of Barrows' notes as they were in their separate, original order, though many of the topics repeat those in earlier subseries. Subseries 8 contains bibliographic notecards in card file boxes. Finally, Subseries 9 arranges folders within the order of its title also: "typescripts," "outlines," and "reading lists," followed by "government reports" in chronological order

Besides the notes in Subseries 1, it is unclear whether Barrows' notes are intended for course teaching or research or both. A majority of notes are transcriptions of primary source materials, many from the nineteenth century, and thus dates given indicate the latest sources used, where available. These dates may offer an estimation of when notes could have been written.

Subseries 1: Course Notes and Reading List for "Historical Geography of the United States"

Box 1   Folder 1

Topic I – Commercial Adjustments in Relation to the Discovery of America, circa 1927-1928

Box 1   Folder 2

Topic II – The Northern Route to America, circa 1920s

Box 1   Folder 3

Topic III – The Portuguese Sea Route to the East, circa 1908-1927

Box 1   Folder 4

Topic IV – The Search Westward for an Ocean Route to the East, circa 1920s

Box 1   Folder 5

Topic V – The Early Geography of Middle America (1), undated, circa 1920s

Box 1   Folder 6

Topic V – The Early Geography of Middle America (2), undated, 1920s-1930s

Box 1   Folder 7

Topic V – The Early Geography of Middle America (3), undated, 1920s-1930s

Box 1   Folder 8

Topic VI – Eastern North America as a Fur Trader's Country, undated, circa 1920s

Box 1   Folder 9

Topic VII – The Early Geography of the Coastal Plain and Piedmont, undated, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 1   Folder 10

Topic IX – Geography of Early Movement Across Appalachians, undated, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 2   Folder 1

Topic X – Early Geography of the Ohio Basin (1), undated, circa 1920s

Box 2   Folder 2

Topic X – Early Geography of the Ohio Basin (2), undated, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 2   Folder 3

Topic XI – Political Geography of the Louisiana Purchase, undated, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 2   Folder 4

Topic XII – Geography of the War of 1812 (1), undated, circa 1920s-1930s

Box 2   Folder 5

Topic XII – Geography of the War of 1812 (2), undated

Box 2   Folder 6

Topic XIII – Geography of the Middle and Southern Interior in the Steamboat Period, undated, 1922, circa 1920s

Box 2   Folder 7

Topic XIV – The Great Lakes Region in the Steamboat Period, undated, 1933, circa 1920s

Box 2   Folder 8

Topic XV – The Advance to the Rockies (1), undated

Box 2   Folder 9

Topic XV – The Advance to the Rockies (2), undated, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 2   Folder 10

Topic XX – The Railroad Net, undated, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 2   Folder 11

Geography 271 Reading List, undated, circa 1920s

Subseries 2: General World, Marine, and American Geography Topics

Box 3   Folder 1

Ancient America, Geography, Physical Environment, and Man, undated, 1900-1904

Box 3   Folder 2

Climate and War, undated

Box 3   Folder 3

Growth of the U.S. to a Continental Power, undated

Box 3   Folder 4

Immigration to U.S. and Canada, undated, 1906-1911

Box 3   Folder 5

Industrial Developments, Trade, and Midwest Settlements, undated, 1909

Box 3   Folder 6

Miscellaneous Geographic History, undated

Box 3   Folder 7

Miscellaneous – Geographical History of Illinois, Chicago, and Waterways; Conditions of Colonization, undated, 1902-1908

Box 3   Folder 8

Population and Immigration in the U.S. – notes and news clippings, undated, 1905-1908

Box 3   Folder 9

Present Condition of American Soils, undated, 1909-1910

Box 4   Folder 1

The Revolutionary War, undated

Box 4   Folder 2

Rise of American Maritime Interests, undated

Box 4   Folder 3

Trade in America, undated, 1904-1909

Box 4   Folder 4

U.S. in the Gulf and Caribbean, undated 1903-1911

Subseries 3: Colonial Settlements and the Fur Trade

Box 4   Folder 5

Colonial Settlements – N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, undated, circa 1920s

Box 4   Folder 6

Jamestown, Colonial Virginia and Maryland, undated, circa 1920s

Box 4   Folder 7

French Settlement and Fur Trade (1), 1908-post 1920

Box 5   Folder 1

French Settlement and Fur Trade (2), 1908-post 1920

Box 5   Folder 2

The Fur Trade (1), undated, 1902, 1904, 1909

Box 5   Folder 3

The Fur Trade (2), undated, 1904, 1909

Box 5   Folder 4

English and Early American Fur Trade (1), undated, post-1914

Box 5   Folder 5

English and Early American Fur Trade (2), undated, post-1914

Box 5   Folder 6

English and Early American Fur Trade (3), undated, post-1914

Subseries 4: New England Settlement, Agriculture, Commerce, and Trade

Box 5   Folder 7

Beginnings of New England Settlement, undated

Box 5   Folder 8

Connecticut Valley Settlements, undated

Box 5   Folder 9

Distribution and Activities of the Eastern People, Close of Revolutionary War, undated

Box 6   Folder 1

Greater New England, undated, 1901-1908

Box 6   Folder 1

Geography of New England Politics, undated

Box 6   Folder 2

Greater New England, undated, 1901-1908

Box 6   Folder 3

Immigration to New England, undated, 1906-1908

Box 6   Folder 4

Maps of the Eastern United States, annotated, undated

Box 6   Folder 5

Population Statistics – New England, undated, circa 1900-1910

Box 6   Folder 6

Political Section in Rhode Island, undated

Box 6   Folder 7

Settlement in New England, undated

Box 6   Folder 8

Colonial Vermont, undated

Box 6   Folder 9

Colonial Agriculture, undated, 1916, 1918

Box 6   Folder 10

Recent Agriculture, New England, undated, 1907-1908

Box 6   Folder 11

New England Climate and Soil, undated, 1907-1917

Box 6   Folder 12

Grazing in New England, undated

Box 7   Folder 1

Commerce, Growth, etc. of Leading Cities of New England, undated, circa 1910s

Box 7   Folder 2

Colonial Fisheries, undated

Box 7   Folder 3

New England 1810-1845 – Industrial Revolution, undated, 1908

Box 7   Folder 4

Iron Manufacture in Colonial New England, undated

Box 7   Folder 5

Early Lumbering in New England, undated, 1914

Box 7   Folder 6

Recent Manufacturing in New England (1), undated, post-1905

Box 7   Folder 7

Recent Manufacturing in New England (2), undated, post-1905

Box 7   Folder 8

Salt Manufacture in New England, undated

Box 7   Folder 9

Colonial Manufacture – Ship Building in New England, undated

Box 7   Folder 10

Textile Industries in Colonial New England, undated

Box 7   Folder 11

Recent Timber Interests, New England, undated, circa 1905-1910

Box 7   Folder 12

New England Whaling, undated

Box 8   Folder 1

European Trade and New England Colonies, undated

Box 8   Folder 2

Fur Trade in New England, undated

Box 8   Folder 3

Inter-Colonial Trade, undated

Box 8   Folder 4

New England Railroad, undated, 1907, 1908

Box 8   Folder 5

West Indian Trade (1), undated, 1917

Box 8   Folder 6

West Indian Trade (2), undated

Box 8   Folder 7

New England – Miscellaneous, undated, circa 1905-1910

Subseries 5: Geographical History of the West

Box 8   Folder 8

Buffalo on Western Plains, undated, 1909

Box 8   Folder 9

Commerce, Trade, and Native Americans in the West, undated, 1901-1909

Box 8   Folder 10

Exploration of the Far West (1), undated, 1908-1909

Box 8   Folder 11

Exploration of the Far West (2), undated, 1908-1909

Box 9   Folder 1

Larger Western States, Unused Notes, undated, 1907-1912

Box 9   Folder 2

Mining in the Western Frontier, undated, 1910-1912

Box 9   Folder 3

Pony Express and Early Transportation Lines, undated, 1901-1902

Box 9   Folder 4

The West, undated, 1900-1910

Box 9   Folder 5

Western Expansion – Oregon, California, Washington, notes, outlines, photos, undated, 1907, 1918, 1927, 1935

Box 9   Folder 6

Western Mountains and Plateaus, undated, 1927

Box 9   Folder 7

Western Routes and Passes, undated, 1900-1910

Box 9   Folder 8

Arizona, undated, 1891

Box 9   Folder 9

Geographical History of California (1), undated, 1910

Box 10   Folder 1

Geographical History of California (2), undated, 1910-1911

Box 10   Folder 2

Geographical History of California (3), undated, 1910

Box 10   Folder 3

California (1), undated, 1910

Box 10   Folder 4

California (2), undated, 1912

Box 10   Folder 5

California (3), undated, 1912

Box 10   Folder 6

California – Typescript Material and Course Outline, undated

Box 10   Folder 7

Colorado, undated, 1905-1911

Box 10   Folder 8

Idaho, undated, 1911-1916

Box 10   Folder 9

Montana, Idaho, undated, 1901-1911

Box 11   Folder 1

Nevada, undated, 1906-1911

Box 11   Folder 2

New Mexico – "Guide to New Mexico for the Homeseeker" Booklet, News Clipping, 1909, 1916

Box 11   Folder 3

The Oregon Country – Annotated Typescript, Department of Interior Press Memo, Notes, Course Outline, undated, 1932

Box 11   Folder 4

Oregon and Washington (1), undated, 1903-1910

Box 11   Folder 5

Oregon and Washington (2), undated, 1907

Box 11   Folder 6

Oregon and Washington (3), undated, 1900-1916

Box 11   Folder 7

Oregon and Washington (4), undated, 1900-1903

Box 11   Folder 8

Utah (1), undated, 1910

Box 12   Folder 1

Utah (2), undated, 1910

Box 12   Folder 2

Wyoming, undated, 1911

Subseries 6: Geography of the Midwest and South, Inland Waterways and Railroads

Box 12   Folder 3

The Early Bluegrass Settlements (1), undated, 1910-1911

Box 12   Folder 4

The Early Bluegrass Settlements (2), undated

Box 12   Folder 5

Mississippi Basin – Great Lakes Lumbering, undated, 1901-1911

Box 12   Folder 6

Mississippi Basin – Great Plains Development of Grazing (1), undated, 1900-1907

Box 12   Folder 7

Mississippi Basin – Great Plains Development of Grazing (2), undated, 1901-1908

Box 12   Folder 8

Mississippi Basin – Lake Superior Mining Region, undated, 1909

Box 13   Folder 1

Mississippi Basin – Louisiana Purchase, undated

Box 13   Folder 2

Mississippi Basin – Manufacturing, undated, 1900-1910

Box 13   Folder 3

Mississippi Basin III – Historical Geography of Monongahela Country, undated, 1906-1908

Box 13   Folder 4

Mississippi Basin – Railroads (1), undated, 1906-1911, 1921

Box 13   Folder 5

Mississippi Basin – Railroads (2), undated, 1901-1912

Box 13   Folder 6

Mississippi Basin – Railroads (3), undated, 1903

Box 13   Folder 7

Mississippi Basin – Sectionalism in the Basin, undated, 1905-1909

Box 13   Folder 8

Mississippi Basin – Steamboats on the Western Waters (1), undated, 1900-1909

Box 14   Folder 1

Mississippi Basin – Steamboats on the Western Waters (2), undated, 1901

Box 14   Folder 2

Mississippi Basin – Steamboats on the Western Waters (3), undated

Box 14   Folder 3

Mississippi Basin IV – Historical Geography of Early Tennessee Settlements (1), undated, 1908

Box 14   Folder 4

Mississippi Basin IV – Historical Geography of Early Tennessee Settlements (2), undated

Box 14   Folder 5

Mississippi Basin – Waterways (1), undated, 1901-1911

Box 14   Folder 6

Mississippi Basin – Waterways (2), Notes and Photos, undated, 1903-1917

Box 14   Folder 7

The Range Cattle Industry, undated, 1926-1930

Box 14   Folder 8

State Boundaries (1), undated, 1903-1913

Box 14   Folder 9

State Boundaries (2), undated, 1904-1909

Box 15   Folder 1

The Trans-Allegheny Frontier, undated, 1908

Box 15   Folder 2

Notes on the History of Illinois (1), undated, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 15   Folder 3

Notes on the History of Illinois (2), undated, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 15   Folder 4

Notes on the History of Illinois (3), undated, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 15   Folder 5

Notes on the History of Illinois (4), undated, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 15   Folder 6

Notes on the History of Illinois (5), undated, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 15   Folder 7

Notes on the History of Illinois (6), undated, 1908-circa 1920s

Box 15   Folder 8

Notes on the History of Illinois (7), undated, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 16   Folder 1

Notes on the History of Illinois (8), undated, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 16   Folder 2

Notes on the History of Illinois (9), undated, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 16   Folder 3

Notes on the History of Illinois (10), undated, circa 1910s-1920s

Box 16   Folder 4

History of Illinois (1), undated, 1900, 1914

Box 16   Folder 5

History of Illinois (2), undated, 1903-1912

Box 16   Folder 6

History of Illinois (3), undated 1904-1911

Box 16   Folder 7

Canals of Indiana, undated

Box 16   Folder 8

Louisiana, undated

Box 16   Folder 9

Michigan, undated, 1912-1913

Box 17   Folder 1

Michigan and Other Canals, undated, 1901-1908

Box 17   Folder 2

Missouri and Arkansas, undated

Box 17   Folder 3

The Ohio Canal, undated, 1910-1911

Box 17   Folder 4

Early Geography of the Ohio Country (1), undated, 1904-1908

Box 17   Folder 5

Early Geography of the Ohio Country (2), undated, 1909-1912

Box 17   Folder 6

Early Geography of the Ohio Country (3), undated, 1909

Box 17   Folder 7

Early Geography of the Ohio Country (4), undated,1909

Box 17   Folder 8

Texas, undated, 1902

Box 17   Folder 9

Wisconsin, undated, 1901-1907

Box 18   Folder 1

Great Lake Commerce and Travel (1), undated, 1909

Box 18   Folder 2

Great Lake Commerce and Travel (2), undated, 1909

Box 18   Folder 3

Geography of Inland Waterways (1), undated, 1906-1909

Box 18   Folder 4

Geography of Inland Waterways (2), undated, 1903-1909

Box 18   Folder 5

Significance of the Mississippi and Great Lakes Basins (1), undated, 1903-1910

Box 18   Folder 6

Significance of the Mississippi and Great Lakes Basins (2), undated, 1900-1915

Box 18   Folder 7

New York-Erie Canal, undated, 1909

Box 18   Folder 8

Land Transportation in Old N.W. Railroads (1), undated, 1910

Box 19   Folder 1

Land Transportation in Old N.W. Railroads (2), undated, 1907

Subseries 7: Assorted Notes

Box 19   Folder 2

Miscellaneous Notes, Maps, News Clipping, undated

Box 19   Folder 3

Turner Course Notes, Fall 1907

Box 19   Folder 4

Assorted Notes (1) – Trade, Industry, Crops, and Transportation in Chicago and Illinois, undated, 1900-1912

Box 19   Folder 5

Assorted Notes (2) – Chicago and Illinois River and Land Transportation, undated 1900-1916

Box 19   Folder 6

Assorted Notes (3) – Midwest Lead Mining and Trade, undated, 1900

Box 19   Folder 7

Assorted Notes (4) – Chicago and Midwest Resources and Industry, undated, 1901-1907

Box 19   Folder 8

Assorted Notes (5) – Illinois Settlement, undated, 1900-1909

Box 20   Folder 1

Assorted Notes (6) – Illinois Settlement, Population, and Early History, undated, 1900-1915

Box 20   Folder 2

Assorted Notes (7) – Illinois Water Transportation, Settlement, undated, 1906-1910

Box 20   Folder 3

Assorted Notes (8) – Illinois Settlers and Pioneers, Cities of Cairo, Decatur Dixon, Chicago, Warsaw, etc., undated, 1906-1912

Box 20   Folder 4

Assorted Notes (9) – Illinois Natural Resources, Settlers, Livestock, Weather, undated, 1901-1914

Box 20   Folder 5

Assorted Notes (10) – Illinois Settlements, Resources, Transportation, undated, 1901-1914

Box 21   Folder 1

Assorted Notes (11) – Illinois Settlements, Resources, Weather, Chicago Slaughtering and Packing Industry, undated, 1902-1916

Box 21   Folder 2

Assorted Notes (12) – Illinois, Michigan, Ohio Valley, Transportation, Trade, and Industry, undated, 1900-1915

Box 21   Folder 3

Assorted Notes (13) – Illinois Settlements, Resources, undated, 1902

Box 21   Folder 4

Assorted Notes (14) – Chicago Settlement, Development, Meat Industry, Trade, undated, 1902-1916

Box 21   Folder 5

Assorted Notes (15) – Chicago – Trade, Industry, Geographic History, undated, 1902-1909

Box 22   Folder 1

Assorted Notes (16) – Chicago – Agriculture/Grains, Commerce, Livestock, undated, 1908

Box 22   Folder 2

Assorted Notes (17) – Early Chicago – First Settlers, Meat Industry, Harbor, River, Region, undated, 1902-1909

Box 22   Folder 3

Assorted Notes (18) – Early Chicago – Slavery, Business Development, Illinois Settlement, Railroads. Undated, 1902-1917

Box 22   Folder 4

Assorted Notes (19) – Early Chicago – Illinois Region, Transportation, Lead Mines, Galena, undated, 1901-1912

Box 22   Folder 5

Assorted Notes (20) – Early Chicago – Illinois Sectionalism, undated, 1903-1909

Box 23   Folder 1

Assorted Notes (21) – Illinois Mining and Manufacturing, undated

Box 23   Folder 2

Assorted Notes (22) – Illinois Agriculture and Prairies, undated, 1903-1916

Box 23   Folder 3

Assorted Notes (23) – Illinois and Michigan Canal, undated, 1901-1902

Box 23   Folder 4

Assorted Notes (24) – Illinois – Town Histories, Slavery, Canals, Commerce, Cattle Industry, Settlers, undated, 1900-1914

Box 23   Folder 5

Assorted Notes (25) – Illinois – Town Histories, Settlements, Farming, Hunting, Industry, undated, 1900-1911

Box 23   Folder 6

Assorted Notes (26) – Illinois – Resources, Settlement, Transportation, Farming, Facts and Statistics, undated, 1900-1915

Box 24   Folder 1

Assorted Notes (27) – Illinois – Trade, Routes, Agriculture, Prairies, Sheep Industry, undated, 1900-196

Box 24   Folder 2

Assorted Notes (28) – Mississippi Valley, Ohio, Cotton Culture, Louisiana, Georgia, Railroads, undated, 1908-1920

Box 24   Folder 3

Assorted Notes (29) – Manufacturing Industry, Midcentury Railroads, New Orleans, River Trade, undated, 1910

Box 24   Folder 4

Assorted Notes (30) – New Orleans, River Trade, Sea Port, Coal, Mortality Rates, undated, 1915-1916

Box 24   Folder 5

Assorted Notes (31) – New Orleans, Trade, Louisville Canal, Steamboats, Settlement Advice, undated, 1904

Box 24   Folder 6

Assorted Notes (32) – Lower Mississippi Valley, Gulf Plains – Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, undated, 1905

Box 25   Folder 1

Assorted Notes (33) – Upper Mississippi Valley – Midwest, Trade Routes, Chicago and St. Louis, Steamboat, undated, 1904-1912

Box 25   Folder 2

Assorted Notes (34) – Upper Mississippi Valley – Steamboat Travel and Trade, undated, 1900-1909

Box 25   Folder 3

Assorted Notes (35) – Unsorted Material, Northwest – Salt Industry, Roads, Michigan, Illinois, Nebraska, undated, 1906-1909

Box 25   Folder 4

Assorted Notes (36) – Unsorted Material, Northwest – Trade, Routes, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, undated, 1904-1911

Box 25   Folder 5

Assorted Notes (37) – Unsorted Material, Northwest – Trade, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, undated, 1906

Box 25   Folder 6

Assorted Notes (38) – Unsorted Material – Black Hawks' War, Northern Boundary Settlement, Population, undated, 1900-1915

Box 26   Folder 1

Assorted Notes (39) – Unsorted Material – Lead Mines, Salt Industry, American Exports, undated, 1900-1909

Box 26   Folder 2

Assorted Notes (40) – Unsorted Material – Mississippi Valley, Inland Trade, Grain Trade, Illinois, Indiana, undated, 1906-1920

Box 26   Folder 3

Assorted Notes (41) – Northern Plains, undated, 1906

Subseries 8: Bibliographic Notecards

Box 27

Alaska – Colorado

Box 28

Colorado – Indian Wars

Box 29

Indians – Norway

Box 30

O/Ocean Commerce – Texas, Westward Movement

Box 31

Thibet – HHB Bibliog.: "Richards, T. Addison"

Box 32

HBB Bibliog.: "Roberts, B.H." – "Benj. W. Raymond"

Subseries 9: Assorted Typescripts, Outlines, Reading Lists, and Government Reports

Box 33   Folder 1

Assorted Notes and Publications, Correspondence, undated, 1910-1938

Box 33   Folder 2

Assorted Papers and Outlines – Mississippi Basin, undated

Box 33   Folder 3

Chapter III – "Economic Importance of the Forests During the Colonial Period," undated

Box 33   Folder 4

Geography 16 "Historical Geography of the U.S." – Course Outlines, Reading Lists, undated

Box 33   Folder 5

Geography Course 23 – Outlines, undated

Box 33   Folder 6

Geography Courses 16, 23, and 271 – Outlines, Notes, Maps, undated, 1908-1931

Box 33   Folder 7

Miscellaneous Outlines and Notes, Statistical Data, undated

Box 33   Folder 8

State Capital Outlines (1), Plan Age, May 1938 Issue, undated, 1938

Box 33   Folder 9

State Capital Outlines (2), undated

Box 33   Folder 10

War Trade Board Correspondence and Department of Agriculture Info, 1918-1939

Box 34   Folder 1

Assorted Notes, Reports – Wartime Problems, Department of Agriculture, Missouri, New Orleans Development, 1929-1937

Box 34   Folder 2

"Deficiencies in Basic Hydrologic Data" Report (1), 1932-1936

Box 34   Folder 3

"Deficiencies in Hydrologic Research" Report and Materials (2), Temple Bill Materials, 1922-1938

Box 34   Folder 4

"Costs and Utilities of Water and Land Transport" Report, 1934

Series II: Student Work and Papers

Box 34   Folder 5

"The Mississippi River System – Its Major Navigation and Obstructions," Paper, Anonymous Author, undated

Box 34   Folder 6

"A Geographical Interpretation of Minneapolis," Paper, Bessie L. Ashton, undated

Box 34   Folder 7

"Important Settlements Along the Ohio River from 1754 to 1850," Paper, Fred K. Branom, 1916

Box 34   Folder 8

"Adjustment to Earth Resources in the Pine Forest Region of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan," Paper, W.T. Chambers, undated

Box 34   Folder 9

Course: Historical Geography of the United States, Student Notes, Edna Eisen, Summer 1928

Box 34   Folder 10

"The Earlier Development of Boston as a Commercial Center," Dissertation Abstract, Mary Jean Lanier, 1924

Box 34   Folder 11

"Some Influences of the Great Lakes on the Development of Wisconsin," Paper, F.E. Williams, undated

Series III: Oversize

Box 35   Folder 1

"Map of the United States Showing the Limits Within Which Land Grants Were Made by the Federal Government to Aid in the Construction of Railroads and Wagon Roads," undated

Box 35   Folder 2

"The Morris Map of 1749," undated

Box 35   Folder 3

Maps, 1880-1905

Box 35   Folder 4

Canada News Clippings, 1904

Box 35   Folder 5

Immigration News Clippings, 1905-1907

Box 35   Folder 6

Book Reviews News Clippings, 1913-1934

Box 35   Folder 7

The Saturday Evening Post, "Ghost Cities of the West," July 31, 1915

Box 35   Folder 8

Railroads News Clippings, 1926

Box 35   Folder 9

Santa Fe Trail News Clippings, 1929

Box 35   Folder 10

Early History of America News Clippings, 1935-1937

Box 35   Folder 11

Charts – Immigration, undated

Box OVRZ   Folder 1

Map – "United States Showing Routes of Principal Explorers and Early Roads and Highways," 1908

Box OVRZ   Folder 2

Map – "A New Population Map of Metropolitan Detroit," 1936