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Guide to the Rollin D. Salisbury Papers 1880-1922

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Salisbury, Rollin D. Papers




7.5 linear feet (15 boxes)


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


Rollin D. Salisbury, Professor at the University of Chicago, Dean of the Ogden School of Social Science, and Head of the Department of Geography was one of the scholars on the Peary Relief Expedition. Salisbury's papers consist of fifteen boxes containing personal correspondence, legal and financial records, professional correspondence, notebooks, lecture outlines, manuscripts, speeches, clippings, photographs, and postcards.

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When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Salisbury, Rollin D. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Rollin D. Salisbury (1858-1922), a native of Spring Prairie, Wisconsin, graduated from Beloit College (Ph.B., 1881) as a student of Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, professor of geology. When Chamberlin resigned his post at Beloit in 1882 to become chief of the Glacial Division of the U.S. Geological Survey, Salisbury assumed his position on the faculty, completed a second degree (A.M., 1884), and remained at Beloit until 1891 teaching geology, zoology, and botany. In 1891, Chamberlin, as president of the University of Wisconsin, brought Salisbury to Madison as a professor of geology with a concentration in geographic geology. Their joint tenure at Wisconsin was brief, however, for in 1892 both left to join the faculty of the recently organized University of Chicago, Chamberlin as first Head Professor of the Department of Geology, and Salisbury as Professor of Geographic Geology in the Department.

Once in Chicago, Chamberlin and Salisbury turned their energies to the formation of the new Department and the launching of a professional publication, the Journal of Geology, which Salisbury served as managing editor and editor for geographic geology. Salisbury's abilities soon brought him other University positions as well: he was named Dean of the University Colleges (1894-1896), University Examiner (1895-1898), and Dean of the Ogden Graduate School of Science (1899-1922), a post giving him general administrative supervision of the University's graduate programs in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy. In 1903, Salisbury's duties as professor and dean were enlarged by his appointment as the first Head of the Department of Geography, the first graduate department of its kind at an American university. Patterned after a proposal submitted by J. Paul Goode in 1902, the Department marked a decisive step in the development of academic geography from a specialization within geology to an independent discipline with its own field of inquiry. Drawing on his work in the geographic and physiographic aspects of geology, Salisbury recruited faculty and guided the curriculum of the Department of Geography for the next fifteen years, while continuing to offer courses both there and in the Department of Geology and Paleontology as Professor of Geographic Geology. In 1919, with the retirement of Chamberlin, Salisbury assumed the position of Head of the Department of Geology and Paleontology, an administrative post he held until his sudden illness and death in 1922.

lthough Salisbury's most substantial contributions were in teaching and administration, he also devoted himself to a wide range of field projects in geology and geography. During the school year 1887-1888, while on leave from Beloit to study at the University of Heidelberg, he traveled extensively in Germany and made careful notes on Pleistocene formations in the north German lowlands. In 1895, having been recommended by Chamberlin, he was able to make further observations on glacial activity as geologist with the Peary Relief Expedition in northern Greenland. He served for many years as assistant geologist (1882-1892) and geologist (1892-1910) with the U.S. Geological Survey, and for much of that time (1891-1910) was supervisor of the Pleistocene Division of the Geological Survey of New Jersey. In 1919, as a result of his considerable experience, Salisbury was named a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Illinois State Geological Survey. Publications generated by his field and survey work included the "Preliminary Paper on the Driftless Area of the Upper Mississippi Valley" (1885) written with Chamberlin; a series of reports on the geology of New Jersey which appeared from 1892 to 1917; a text in the American Science Series, Geology (3 vols., 1904-1906), written with Chamberlin; and Physiography, a text issued in five editions between 1907 and 1919.

Salisbury's specialization in geographic geology and his direction of the first graduate department of geography gave him important responsibilities in the development of professional geography. The first president of the Geographic Society of Chicago (1898-1899), Salisbury was also a charter member (1904), vice-president (1908), and president (1912) of the Association of American Geographers, and a chairman and vice-president (1917) of Section E (Geology and Geography) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His most lasting impact on geography, however, was felt through the work of his students, who in the early decades of the twentieth century composed nearly a third of the membership of the A.A.G. and included such figures as Wallace Atwood, Wellington Jones, Charles Colby, Harlan Barrows, Robert Platt, and Carl Sauer. While these scholars, all leaders in the first generation of academic geography, produced theories and methods that eventually diverged widely from Salisbury's model, they nevertheless remained faithful to the spirit of his weekly student-staff seminars and found their careers shaped by his insistence on the importance of rigorous field research.

Scope Note


The personal papers are organized into four sub-series: Personal Correspondence, Legal and Financial Correspondence, Legal and Financial Documents, and Biographical. Typescripts of early Salisbury letters found in were evidently prepared by Helen L. D. Richardson during her custody of the papers. Charles Keyes, in his obituary, reveals that while Salisbury commonly signed himself "R. D. Salisbury," he had no middle name.


Salisbury's correspondence with T. C. Chamberlin includes important letters on the organization of the Department of Geology, the construction of the Walker Museum, and the publication of the Journal of Geology, among other matters. In addition to exchanges with Departmental faculty and students, Salisbury maintained professional correspondence with a number of other colleagues and assistants engaged in geological work: William Alden, G. K. Gilbert, William Hayes, Frank Leverett, Charles Walcott, and Bailey Willis of the U.S. Geological Survey; G. N. Knapp, Henry Kümmel, Charles Peet, F. C. Schrader, John Smock, Irving Upson, and A. R. Whitson of the Geological Survey of New Jersey; Frank DeWolf, Fred Kay, and Josua Lindahl of the Illinois State Geological Survey; and Zonia Baber, Henry Cox, Ulysses Grant, Henry Patten, Harry Pearson, William Stirling, and Frederick West of the Geographic Society of Chicago.


Several notebooks in this series date from Salisbury's year of study and travel in Germany, England, and other parts of Europe during 1887-1888. The notes collected on his tour of scientific buildings and laboratories at Johns Hopkins and Harvard in 1889 undoubtedly proved useful in equipping Walker Museum three years later. The remainder of the notebooks, while largely undated, reveal the range of Salisbury's intellectual interests.


Material in this series has been arranged chronologically within seventeen topical categories. For the most part, these professional writings on geology and geography consist of outlines prepared for University courses or public lectures, although some are more substantial prose manuscripts. The records of the Society for Visual Education document Salisbury's efforts to harness the new mass medium of motion pictures for the cause of socialization and popular enlightenment.


In contrast to the lectures in Series IV, these speeches were prepared for specific occasions such as the presentation of the Geographic Society of Chicago's Helen Culver Gold Medal or a high school graduation. The organization is chronological.


While material in this series is miscellaneous in character, it focuses on subjects in which Salisbury considered himself to be an authority: administration and teaching. In his precise suggestions on the conduct of classes and communication with students, one encounters the conceptual basis for his formidable pedagogical reputation.


These photographs and postcards depict scenes of Salisbury's travels and field excursions in Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and the western United States. Those from the Peary Relief Expedition to Greenland are identified on the verso in Salisbury's hand.

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Series I: Personal Papers

Subseries 1: Personal Correspondence

Box 1   Folder 1


Box 1   Folder 2


Box 1   Folder 3

1920-1922 and undated

Subseries 2: Legal and Financial Correspondence

Box 1   Folder 4


Box 1   Folder 5


Box 1   Folder 6


Box 1   Folder 7

1901-1922 and undated

Subseries 3: Legal and Financial Documents

Box 1   Folder 8

Loans, 1890-1892

Box 1   Folder 9

Life insurance premiums, 1893-1909

Box 1   Folder 10

Common stock, 1894-1910

Box 2   Folder 1

Real estate, general, 1898-1907

Box 2   Folder 2

Real estate, property tax receipts, 1888-1894

Box 2   Folder 3

Real estate, property tax receipts, 1895-1908

Box 2   Folder 4

Miscellaneous receipts, 1892-1894

Subseries 4: Biographical

Box 2   Folder 5

Biographical clippings, 1892-1903

Box 2   Folder 6

Reviews of RDS publications, 1892-1913

Box 2   Folder 7

Geological clippings, 1896-1921

Box 2   Folder 8

Scrapbook on Shackleton Antarctic expedition, 1909

Box 2   Folder 9

Geographic Society of Chicago dinner programs, 1918-1920

Box 2   Folder 10

Humorous tributes by students, undated

Box 2   Folder 11

Anecdotes collected by RDS, undated

Box 2   Folder 12

Notes on Republican politics, undated

Box 2   Folder 13

Miscellaneous memorabilia, 1892-1922

Box 2   Folder 14

Memorial tribute by Board of Directors, John Crerar Library, 1922

Box 2   Folder 15

Keyes, Charles. "Rollin D. Salisbury: Life Sketch," 1922; Wrather, W. E. "Obituary: Rollin D. Salisbury," 1922

Series II: Professional Correspondence

Box 2   Folder 16

A, general (includes Edward E. Ayer)

Box 2   Folder 17

Alden, William C.

Box 2   Folder 18

Ames, Herman V.

Box 2   Folder 19

Atwood, Wallace W.

Box 3   Folder 1

B, general (includes Harlan H. Barrows)

Box 3   Folder 2

Baber, Zonia

Box 3   Folder 3

Bain, H. Foster

Box 3   Folder 4

Baker, Charles Lawrence

Box 3   Folder 5

Bevan, Arthur

Box 3   Folder 6

Blackwelder, Eliot (SEE ALSO Willis, Bailey)

Box 3   Folder 7

Bowman, Isaiah

Box 3   Folder 8

Bownocker, John A.

Box 3   Folder 9

Branner, J. C.

Box 3   Folder 10

Branson, Edwin B.

Box 3   Folder 11

Bratton, S. T.

Box 3   Folder 12

Butler, Nathaniel

Box 3   Folder 13

C, general

Box 3   Folder 14

Cady, Gilbert H.

Box 3   Folder 15

Calkins, R. D.

Box 3   Folder 16

Capen, S. P.

Box 3   Folder 17

Carman, J. Ernest

Box 3   Folder 18

Chamberlin, Thomas Chrowder, 1892

Box 4   Folder 1

Chamberlin, Thomas Chrowder, 1893-1894

Box 4   Folder 2

Chamberlin, Thomas Chrowder, 1895-1896, 1917

Box 4   Folder 3

Chaney, Ralph W.

Box 4   Folder 4

Clark, William Bullock

Box 4   Folder 5

Conkling, Richard A.

Box 4   Folder 6

Cowles, Henry C.

Box 4   Folder 7

Cox, Henry J.

Box 4   Folder 8

Crerar Library (includes C. W. Andrews)

Box 4   Folder 9

D, general (includes N. H. Darton and John Dewey)

Box 4   Folder 10

De Booy, Theodoer

Box 4   Folder 11

DeWolf, Frank W., 1904-1910

Box 4   Folder 12

DeWolf, Frank W., 1911-1916

Box 4   Folder 13

DeWolf, Frank W., 1917-1918

Box 5   Folder 1

DeWolf, Frank W., 1919-1921

Box 5   Folder 2

E, general

Box 5   Folder 3

F, general (includes W. F. Ferrier)

Box 5   Folder 4

Fenneman, Nevin M.

Box 5   Folder 5

Finch, John Wellington

Box 5   Folder 6

Fisher, Elizabeth F.

Box 5   Folder 7

Fiske, Horace S.

Box 5   Folder 8

G, general (includes Thomas W. Goodspeed)

Box 5   Folder 9

Geikie, James

Box 5   Folder 10

Geographic Society of Chicago

Box 5   Folder 11

Gilbert, G. K.

Box 5   Folder 12

Goode, J. Paul

Box 5   Folder 13

Grant, Ulysses Sherman

Box 5   Folder 14

H, general (includes William R. Harper, D.C. Heath, and Henry Holt)

Box 5   Folder 15

Haas, William H.

Box 5   Folder 16

Halliwell, A. C.

Box 5   Folder 17

Hayes, C. William

Box 5   Folder 18

Hills, Thomas M.

Box 5   Folder 19

Hobbs, William H.

Box 5   Folder 20

Holmes, William H.

Box 5   Folder 21

Holway, R. S.

Box 5   Folder 22

I, general (includes Illinois State Academy of Science)

Box 5   Folder 23

Iddings, Joseph P.

Box 6   Folder 1

J, general

Box 6   Folder 2

Jahn and Ollier Engraving Co.

Box 6   Folder 3

Jillson, Willard R.

Box 6   Folder 4

K, general

Box 6   Folder 5

Kay, Fred H.

Box 6   Folder 6

Kay, George F.

Box 6   Folder 7

Knapp, G. N., 1892-1894

Box 6   Folder 8

Knapp, G. N., 1902-1906, 1917

Box 6   Folder 9

Knox, John K.

Box 6   Folder 10

Kümmel, Henry B., 1891-1893

Box 6   Folder 11

Kümmel, Henry B., 1894-1901

Box 6   Folder 12

Kümmel, Henry B., 1902-1906, 1922, and undated

Box 6   Folder 13

L, general

Box 6   Folder 14

Lawson, Andrew C.

Box 6   Folder 15

Leffingwell, E. D. K.

Box 6   Folder 16

Leighton, Morris M.

Box 6   Folder 17

Leuschner, A. O.

Box 6   Folder 18

Leverett, Frank

Box 6   Folder 19

Lindahl, Josua

Box 6   Folder 20

Lowden, Frank O.

Box 7   Folder 1

M, general (includes Lawrence Martin and Kirtley F. Mather)

Box 7   Folder 2

McCallie, S. W.

Box 7   Folder 3

McClellan, Myrta Lisle

Box 7   Folder 4

McCourt, Walter E.

Box 7   Folder 5

Mehl, Maurice G.

Box 7   Folder 6

Moore, Elwood S.

Box 7   Folder 7

Moore, Raymond C.

Box 7   Folder 8

Morse, William C.

Box 7   Folder 9

N, general

Box 7   Folder 10

O, general

Box 7   Folder 11

P, general

Box 7   Folder 12

Parker, Francis W.

Box 7   Folder 13

Parks, Emerson M.

Box 7   Folder 14

Patten, Henry J.

Box 7   Folder 15

Pearson, Harry J.

Box 7   Folder 16

Peary, Robert E.

Box 7   Folder 17

Peet, Charles E., 1891-1894

Box 7   Folder 18

Peet, Charles E., 1895-1911 and undated

Box 8   Folder 1

Penrose, R. A. F., Jr., 1892-1899

Box 8   Folder 2

Penrose, R. A. F., Jr., 1901-1910

Box 8   Folder 3

Penrose, R. A. F., Jr., 1911-1922

Box 8   Folder 4

Peterson, William

Box 8   Folder 5

Pinchot, Gifford

Box 8   Folder 6

Platt, Robert S.

Box 8   Folder 7

Powell, John Wesley

Box 8   Folder 8

Pricer, J. L.

Box 8   Folder 9

Q, general

Box 8   Folder 10

R, general (includes Julius Rosenwald, Theodore Roosevelt, and Martin Ryerson)

Box 8   Folder 11

Randolph, Isham

Box 8   Folder 12

Reid, Harry Fielding

Box 8   Folder 13

Revell and Co.

Box 8   Folder 14

Ross, George H.

Box 8   Folder 15

S, general (includes Nathaniel S. Shaler)

Box 8   Folder 16

Schrader, F. C.

Box 8   Folder 17

Scott, E. H. (Scott, Foresman)

Box 8   Folder 18

Skiff, F. J. V.

Box 8   Folder 19

Smith, Eugene A.

Box 8   Folder 20

Smith, Jesse L.

Box 9   Folder 1

Smock, John C., 1891-1893

Box 9   Folder 2

Smock, John C., 1894-1895

Box 9   Folder 3

Smock, John C., 1896-1897

Box 9   Folder 4

Smock, John C., 1898-1905

Box 9   Folder 5

Smock, John C., 1906-1918

Box 9   Folder 6

Society for Visual Education

Box 9   Folder 7

Stirling, William R.

Box 9   Folder 8

T, general

Box 10   Folder 1

Tuskegee Institute

Box 10   Folder 2

U, general (includes Warren Upham)

Box 10   Folder 3

U.S. Geological Survey, Chief Clerk

Box 10   Folder 4

University Club

Box 10   Folder 5

University of Chicago Press

Box 10   Folder 6

Upson, Irving S.

Box 10   Folder 7

V, general

Box 10   Folder 8

Van Hise, Charles R.

Box 10   Folder 9

W, general

Box 10   Folder 10

Walcott, Charles T.

Box 10   Folder 11

Weller, Stuart

Box 10   Folder 12

West, Frederick T.

Box 10   Folder 13

Whitson, A. R.

Box 10   Folder 14

Williams, H. S.

Box 10   Folder 15

Willis, Bailey

Box 10   Folder 16

Winslow, Arthur

Box 10   Folder 17

Wisconsin Society of Chicago

Box 10   Folder 18

Woolman, Lewis

Box 10   Folder 19

Y-Z, general

Box 10   Folder 20


Series III: Notebooks

Box 11   Folder 1

"Gleanings," commonplace book, 1879

Box 11   Folder 2

Notes on German vocabulary, 4 notebooks, [1887-1888]

Box 11   Folder 3

"Notitzen von Prof. Rosenbuschs Vorlesungen über Mineralogie," [in German, 1887-1888]

Box 11   Folder 4

Notes on biology, [in German, 1887-1888]

Box 11   Folder 5

Notes on geology, [in German, 1887-1888]

Box 11   Folder 6

Field notes, Germany, 6 notebooks, [partly in German, 1887-1888]

Box 11   Folder 7

Field notes, Europe, 2 notebooks, 1887 and undated

Box 11   Folder 8

"College Trip to Eastern Institutions, 1889"

Box 11   Folder 9

Notes on the geology of Wisconsin, 1890

Box 11   Folder 10

Notes on the geology of New Jersey, 1901

Box 12   Folder 1

On the origins of geologic activity, undated

Box 12   Folder 2

On sedimentation, undated

Box 12   Folder 3

On world history, undated

Box 12   Folder 4

On nebulae, rhetoric, vocabulary, and other subjects, 2 notebooks, undated

Box 12   Folder 5

On fjords, loess, deserts, rock decay, and other subjects, undated

Box 12   Folder 6

On comets, biology, evolution, the rotation of the earth, and other subjects, undated

Series IV: Notes and Manuscripts

Box 12   Folder 7

Announcements of RDS lectures, 1894-1920

Box 12   Folder 8

Reviews of RDS lectures, 1895-1904 and undated

Box 12   Folder 9

Atmosphere and Climate

  • "The Work of the Wind," outline, 1905
  • "Functions of the Atmospheric Elements," 1910
  • "Life Relations," 1910
  • Oxidation, notes, 1913
  • Climate, outline, 1922
  • "Chapter III: Climactic Factors: Temperature," undated
  • Atmosphere, outline, undated
Box 12   Folder 10

Chicago and Great Lakes Region

  • "History of the Chicago Region," outline, 1916 Geology of northern Illinois, outline, 1918 "Geography of Chicago," outline, two versions, undated
  • "The History of the Great Lakes," outline, undated
Box 12   Folder 11


  • "The Purposes of Geographic Instruction and the Phases of the Subject Best Adapted to These Purposes," outline, 1910
  • "What is Geography?" outline, 1914
  • "The Importance of Geography," outline, 1916
  • "Why Geography is Important," outline, 1916
  • "Mathematical Geography...The Atmosphere...The Ocean," outline, undated
  • "Geography Teaching," outline, undated
  • "The Earth in Its Relation to Man," outline, undated
  • Questions on geography, undated
Box 12   Folder 12


  • "What is Geology?" outline, 1913
  • "Vocational Aspects of Geology," outline, 1916
  • Relation of geology to warfare, 1918
  • Relation of geology and topography to military operations in France, 1918
  • "Historical Geology," outline, undated
  • "The Work of the Geological Survey," outline, undated
Box 12   Folder 13

Grand Canyon

  • "Trip to the Grand Canyon," outline, 1897 Grand Canyon, outline, undated
  • "The Canyon or Gorge," outline, undated
Box 12   Folder 14


  • Lecture to Geological Club, outline, 1894 Review of G. Frederick Wright and Warren Upham, Greenland Icefields and Life in the North Atlantic (1896), undated
  • "Geography of the West Coast of Greenland," outline, undated
  • "South Greenlanders," outline, undated
Box 12   Folder 15

New Jersey

  • "General Topography of the State," outline, undated
  • "Notes on Lake Passaic," undated
  • Sand near Trenton, notes, undated
Box 12   Folder 16

Ores and Mining

  • "Iron Ores of Brazil," 1911
  • Ores, outline, 1911
  • Ores and mining, outline, 1911
  • Ores, mining, and mining lands, 1911
  • Information on The Mining World, 1912
  • "Memorandum-Field Museum," outline, 1912
  • "Memorandum," 1913
  • Rock and gravel, outline, 1919
  • Definitions of ‘mineral’ and ‘rock,’ undated
Box 12   Folder 17

Origin and History of the Earth

  • "The Cosmical Aspects of Geology," outline, 1898
  • "Great Changes of the Past," outline, 1908
  • "Glimpses into Unfamiliar Chapters of the Earth’s History," outline, 1910
  • History of the earth, outline, 1910
  • Origin of the earth, 1910
  • Origin and history of the earth, outline, 1911
  • History of the earth, outline, 1911
Box 13   Folder 1

"The New Geology," outline, 9 copies, 1913-1921

  • "The Planetesimal Hypothesis," 1914
  • Nebular hypothesis and planetesimal hypothesis, outline, undated
  • Origin and history of the earth, outline, undated
  • "The Great Changes in Our Conceptions of Earth History," outline, undated
  • Origin and history of the earth and of life on earth, outline, undated
  • Origin of the solar system, outline, undated "Tetrahedral Hypothesis," definition, undated
Box 13   Folder 2

Origin of Man

  • Discovery of human artifacts, outline, undated The antiquity of man, undated
  • Peary Relief Expedition of 1895
Box 13   Folder 3

"Lieutenant Peary’s Work in the Arctic Regions," 1895

  • "Repairing the Atlantic Cable," 3 copies, undated
  • "The Trip of 1895," outline, undated
  • Account of the course of the Expedition, outline, two versions, undated
  • The Expedition and South Greenlanders, three versions, undated
  • Physiography, General
Box 13   Folder 4

Teaching of Physiography, outline, 1901, 1903

  • The importance of physical geography, 1910
  • "Physiographic Subdivision of the United States," outline, 1911
  • Importance of Physiography, 1911
  • Definition and subject matter of Physiography, outline, undated
  • "Physiography: Teacher’s Outline," undated
  • Physiography, Topical
Box 13   Folder 5

"Ground Water," outline, 1905

  • Note on glaciation in New Mexico, 1910
  • Notes on glaciation, 1911
  • "Patagonian Notes," 1913
  • "Patagonian Drift," 1913
  • Earthquakes, outline, 1915
  • Glaciation, outline, 1920
  • The earth and its physical features, outline, undated
  • "Causes of Earthquakes," outline, undated
  • "Earthquakes," notes, undated
  • "Movements," outline, undated
  • "Volcanology," notes, undated
  • Geysers and hot springs, outline, undated
  • "Factors Affecting Sea Level," outline, undated
  • "Continental Evolution," outline, undated
  • "Littoral Deposition," outline, undated
  • Ground water, outline, undated
  • "Study of Residuary Products," outline, undated
  • Sedimentation and erosion, notes, undated
  • Sedimentation, outline, undated
Box 13   Folder 6

Polar Exploration

  • "Objects to Be Attained by Polar Explorations," outline, undated
  • "Polar Exploration," undated
  • Puerto Rico
Box 13   Folder 7

Topography, geography, and climate of Puerto Rico, outline, 3 copies, 1914-1916

Box 13   Folder 8

Society for Visual Education

  • "Use of Motion Pictures," outline, 1919
  • "Americanization Program," 1920
  • Topics for films on science, 1920
  • "Truism," outline, 1920
  • Importance of motion pictures in education, outline, 1920
  • "Comments on ‘Our Government’ Film; Dairy Film; The Wasp Film" 1922
  • "Notes on Reels," 1922
  • List of officers and members of advisory board of the Society, undated
  • "The Scope and Outlook of Visual Education," address by J. Paul Goode, 1920
Box 13   Folder 9

South America

  • Tour of South America, outline, two versions, 1913-1914
  • Peru and Argentina, outline, 4 copies, 1915-1921
  • Travels in South America, 3 outlines, undated

Series V: Speeches

Box 13   Folder 10

Speeches, 1889-1910

  • George Washington, February 22, 1889
  • Relation of geology and geography to other disciplines, 1894
  • "Address of Professor Salisbury at the Presentation of the Bust of Professor Chamberlin," February 7, 1903
  • Presentation of Helen Culver Gold Medal to Robert E. Peary, January 26, 1910
Box 13   Folder 11

Speeches, 1910-1913

  • Round Table Conference, Association of American Geographers, December, 1910
  • Compensation of college and university men, April 4, 1911
  • Presentation of Helen Culver Gold Medal to Sir John Murray, April 27, 1911
  • Given at dinner honoring Angus Hibbard, May 4, 1911
  • Unveiling of portrait of T. C. Chamberlin, Beloit College, June 13, 1911
  • Presentation of Helen Culver Gold Medal to William Morris Davis, February 18, 1913
  • Introduction of speakers, February 25, 1913
  • Dedication of Thomas Arnold Greene Memorial Museum, Milwaukee, October 31, 1913
Box 13   Folder 12

Speeches, 1914-1915

  • Highland Park High School graduation, June 16, 1914
  • Dedication of Rosenwald Hall, March 15, 1915
  • Lake High School graduation, June 14, 1915
Box 14   Folder 1

Speeches, 1916-1917

  • Lane Technical High School graduation, June 16, 1916
  • Remarks at Dune Park hearing, November 20, 1916
  • Acceptance of Helen Culver Gold Medal, 1917
  • Unveiling of Salisbury portrait, February 8, 1917
  • "Prepared for Mich. Sch. of Mines, but something else given instead," April 12, 1917
  • Printing school graduation, October, 1917
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Pittsburgh, December, 1917
Box 14   Folder 2

Speeches, 1918-1919

  • Promoting sale of Liberty Bonds, April, 1918
  • Role of science in warfare, Whitewater Normal School, June 8, 1918
  • Presentation of Helen Culver Gold Medal to Vilhjalmur Stefansson, March 10, 1919
  • Beta Theta Pi dinner, May 2, 1919
  • Beloit College vespers, May 4, 1919
  • Retirement of T. C. Chamberlin, June 10, 1919
Box 14   Folder 3

Speeches, undated

  • "The Perennial Conflict," undated
  • Beloit College, undated
  • Science and the university, undated
  • "The Meaning of the Modern Science Hall," undated

Series VI: Teaching Materials

Box 14   Folder 4

University administration and curriculum, 4 untitled manuscripts and miscellaneous notes, 1898 and undated

Box 14   Folder 5


  • "Conduct of Classes," 4 copies, 1910-1919
  • "Suggestions Relative to Conduct of Classes," outline, 1912
  • Proper classroom attitudes and methods, outline, 1913
  • Miscellaneous notes on conduct of classes, undated
Box 14   Folder 6

Communication with students in the classroom, manuscript and typed transcript, 1889

Box 14   Folder 7

Syllabi of RDS University Extension Division courses, 1894-1902

  • Dept. of Geology course offerings, 1922-1923
Box 14   Folder 8


  • Examination questions, 1894, 1913
  • Examination paper by James Perry Cook, May 20, 1904
Box 14   Folder 9

Field trips

  • "Notes Relative to Value of Field Trips," 1901
  • "Field School of Geology, Bulletin No. 1," 1911
Box 14   Folder 10

Laboratory exercises

  • The Interpretation of Topographic Maps - Laboratory Manual, by RDS and A. C. Trowbridge (1913), galley proofs
  • Laboratory exercises used by A. C. Trowbridge at the State University of Iowa, 1922
Box 14   Folder 11

Bibliographies on geology, 1911-1912 and undated

Series VII: Photographs and Postcards

Box 14   Folder 12

"Caracoles en los Andes"

Box 14   Folder 13

Europe, scenery and friends

Box 14   Folder 14

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Box 15   Folder 1

Grand Canyon

Box 15   Folder 2

Hawes, Rollin B.

Box 15   Folder 3

Peary Relief Expedition, 1895

Box 15   Folder 4

Puerto Rico

Box 15   Folder 5

Western United States (includes RDS field party, Indians, stagecoach, and Yellowstone National Park)

Box 15   Folder 6

Yosemite Valley

Box 15   Folder 7

Yosemite and California, postcards