Peter Misch papers, 1928-1988  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Misch, Peter, 1909-1987
Title
Peter Misch papers
Dates
1928-1988 (inclusive)
Quantity
42.82 cubic feet (46 boxes, 19 tubes, 3 oversized folders)
Collection Number
3370
Summary
Scientific and academic papers related to Peter Misch's doctoral research in the central Pyrenees mountains, professional research in the North Cascades, and his career at the University of Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Some papers are stored off site; advance notice required for use.

Additional Reference Guides

Languages
English , German
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Peter Hans Misch was a University of Washington geologist and professor whose research spanned three continents over 50 years. He is especially well known for his research and mapping of the North Cascade mountains of Washington state.

Peter Hans Misch was born in Berlin, Germany in 1909. His father Georg was professor of philosophy at Göttingen University, and his grandfather on his mother's side was the famous German philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey. In 1932, at the age of 23, he earned his Ph.D. in Geology from Göttingen University with his investigation of the metamorphic petrology of the central Pyrenees mountains.

In 1934, Misch was asked by Willy Merkl to be the geologist for the German expedition to Nanga Parbat in the western Himalayas. Part of his research during the expedition concerned the petrology of the Himalayas. After his return to Germany, Nazi officials ordered that he surrender all of his research material to a scientist appointed by the government. Misch did not comply with the order, and instead began looking for a teaching position abroad. In 1935, he accepted the chair of structural geology at Sun Yat-Sen University in Canton, China, formerly held by Swiss geologist Arnold Heim.

Misch arrived in China in 1936, and began his studies of the Kwangtung and Kwangsi provinces. By the end of 1938 Japanese advances into south eastern China forced the university to move to Kunming, in Yunnan province. Misch and his students studied and mapped areas of Yunnan province until he left for the United States in 1946.

Misch was teaching at Stanford University when he met Professor Goodspeed of the University of Washington and discovered that they were both members of a minority of geologists who supported the theory of granitization. In 1947, Misch accepted an appointment as assistant professor at the University of Washington. While at the University of Washington, Misch became the leading authority on North Cascades geology. He wrote, published, and lectured on North Cascade geology, especially metamorphic petrology, for nearly 40 years. He created many geological maps of the North Cascades, and painted colorful and geologically detailed watercolor landscapes of many of the mountains that he studied. Misch spent nearly every summer in the mountains with his graduate students in support of their thesis research and general geological education. By the end of his time at the University of Washington, Misch had supervised the research of over 125 graduate students. He also engaged in committee work on behalf of the geology department, as well as various university clubs and associations.

Misch was also active outside of the university setting. During the 1950's, he worked with John Hazzard as a research consultant for Union Oil of California. Misch and Hazzard studied and mapped areas in and around the Great Basin that included eastern Nevada, western Utah, and southern Idaho. Misch's work with Union Oil also took him to Oklahoma where he studied and mapped the Potato Hills region of the Ouachita mountain range. Between 1974 and 1980 Misch was an advisor for the Bechtel Corporation in the proposed development of a nuclear power plant in the Skagit Valley of Washington state. Misch also served as Associate Editor for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' Bulletin

Peter Misch retired from the University of Washington in 1981, but continued his geological research up to the very last months of his life. He died on the 23rd of July, 1987.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Scientific and academic papers related to Peter Misch's doctoral research in the central Pyrenees mountains; teaching and organizational activities at the University of Washington; research in the North Cascades, the Great Basin in Nevada and Utah, and the Yunnan Province in China; writings; lecture and talks; maps and drawings; correspondence; and personal materials, including diplomas and immigration documents.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

Peter Misch papers. Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3370-009: Peter Hans Misch papers, 1930-1988Return to Top

40.34 cubic feet (33 boxes; 19 tubes; 5 oversized boxes; 3 oversized folders)
Arrangement: Arranged into 6 subgroups:
  • Personal and Professional Papers, 1930-1988
  • Consulting Files, 1951-1982
  • Professional Associations, 1947-1987
  • University of Washington. Dept. of Geology, 1950-1986
  • University of Washington Committees, 1961-1969, 1987
  • University of Washington Clubs and Societies, 1943-1987
The papers are organized primarily by geographic area and document type, but the material that was arranged by Misch according to geological categories has been kept in those categories. They include Amphiboles, Golden Horn Batholith, Ultramafics. One major series that is defined by both geographical as well as geological categories is Research Files. This series documents Misch's geological research according to geographical region, such as the North Cascades, or geological subject, such as Amphiboles. Material that could not be clearly related to any Research File was kept separate, and can be found in such series as Writings, Talks, and Research Data.

Scope and Content: The Peter Misch papers are primarily scientific and academic. They document his geological research from the time of his doctoral work in the central Pyrenees mountains to his journeys into the North Cascades of Washington state. His teaching and organizational activities at the University are also represented in committee files, club files, and course files.

Geographically, the bulk of the research material concerns the North Cascades, the Great Basin around Nevada and Utah, and the Yunnan province in south eastern China. Some of his research into the Pyrenees and Himalayas is represented, though most of this is in German. Geologically, the research represented in these papers is broadly structural, with his field books containing numerous stratigraphic and metamorphic related observations and drawings. Much of the research data in the collection is tied to publications on broadly structural topics, especially metamorphism. Though not abundant, the papers include material on the controversial theory of granitization, which defines some of Misch's earlier research. This can be found in the Writings series as well as Lectures and Talks; the Reprints series also contains a copy of Misch's classic three-part study: Metasomatic Granitization of Batholithic Dimensions published in 1949.

The Misch papers include many oversized geological maps and drawings. Many of the maps and drawings are drafts that Misch developed in the process of mapping the North Cascades and the Great Basin area around the Nevada-Utah boarder. His time in Yunnan is also well represented in the form of geological and geographical maps, some drawn or painted by hand. The maps for Nevada regions document some of the progress he made during his work for Union Oil. Most of these maps are only partially complete, with various annotations and draft notes on them.

The Misch papers include considerable correspondence, most of which relates to geologic and academic topics. The papers also contain research material by the late Gerald Miller, a former student of Misch and professor of geology at Green River Community College.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Papers are stored off site; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: This accession is a merger of papers donated by Dee Molenaar, Cheryl Lang, Darrel S. Cowan, and Bernie Anderson between 1987 and 2001.

Processing Info: Processed by Dan Waters; processing completed in 2007

Container(s) Description Dates
Personal and Professional Papers
1930-1988
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 3370-009
Biographical Features
Scope and Content: Contains a completed biography sheet for University of Washington Personnel records, a bibliography of works published, and a memoriam book that includes: a summary of a videocamera interview with Misch in 1983, photographs of Misch's watercolor paintings, memories others have of Misch, articles about his passing, lists of his professional affiliations and honors, and a statistical summary of Misch's graduate students. Also includes a copy of the autobiographical speech Misch gave for The Research Society (the original is in box 55).
1950, 1966, 1988
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
½-34, 2/1-8 3370-009
Miscellaneous A-Z
1948-1987
2/9 3370-009
Adams, John E.
1960-1974
2/10 3370-009
Armstrong, Dick
1983-1987
2/11-13 3370-009
Armstrong, John E.
1949-1974
2/14-15 3370-009
Babcock, Scott
1965-1985
2/16 3370-009
Barrus, Bruce
1967-1976
2/17 3370-009
Bearth, Peter
1974-1983
2/18 3370-009
Behre, Charles H.
1956-1963
2/19 3370-009
Bowes, D. R.
1955-1968
2/20 3370-009
Brinkmann, Roland
1953-1968
2/21-23 3370-009
Brown, Edwin
1967-1984
2/24 3370-009
Bryant, Bruce
1954-1969
2/25 3370-009
Bucher, Walter H.
1949-1963
2/26 3370-009
Campbell, Charles D.
1953-1966
2/27 3370-009
Campbell, Ian
1950-1976
2/28 3370-009
Campbell, Kenneth V.
1968-1978
2/29 3370-009
Cebull, S. E.
1965-1969
2/30 3370-009
Cloos, Hans
1935-1950
2/31-32 3370-009
Correns, Carl W.
1950-1980
2/33-34 3370-009
Danner, Ted
1954-1980
2/35 3370-009
Davis, Gregory A.
1970-1975
2/36 3370-009
Dechert, Curt
1962-1968, 1986
2/37 3370-009
Dobell, Joseph
1953-1968
2/38 3370-009
Dover, James H.
1964-1980
2/39 3370-009
DuBois, Robert
1954-1964
2/40 3370-009
East, Edward H.
1963-1965, 1985
2/41 3370-009
Easterbrook, Don J.
1962-1977
2/42 3370-009
Easton, William H.
1953-1961, 1977
2/43 3370-009
Engelhardt, Wolf
1962-1963
2/44 3370-009
Erikson, Erik
1972-1973
2/45 3370-009
Evans, Bernard
1975-1985
2/46 3370-009
Fisher, Richard V.
1956-1966
2/47-48 3370-009
Forbes, Robert B.
1951-1979
3/1 3370-009
Fritz, William
1956-1978
3/2 3370-009
Gilluly, Jim
1952-1965
3/3 3370-009
Goldsmith, Julian
1975
3/4 3370-009
Gresens, Randall L.
1971-1972
3/5 3370-009
Grose, Trobe
1949-1969
3/6-7 3370-009
Hallauer, Wilbur G.
1955-1980
3/8 3370-009
Haugerud, Ralph
1980-1981
3/9 3370-009
Hawkins, James W.
1963-1970, 1983
3/10-11 3370-009
Hazzard, John C.
1970-1973
3/12 3370-009
Hibbard, Malcolm J.
1960-1971
3/13 3370-009
Hietanen, Anna
1964
3/14 3370-009
Hollister, Lincoln S.
1967-1968, 1980
3/15 3370-009
Holm, Dick
1970-1974
3/16 3370-009
Hooper, Peter
1968-1974
3/17-18 3370-009
Hopson, Clifford A.
Scope and Content: Includes 23 black and white field photographs of mineralogical formations near the Skagit gorge
1952-1981
3/19 3370-009
Hose, Richard K.
1966-1969
3/20 3370-009
Hunt, John P.
1967
3/21 3370-009
Huntting, Marshall
1960-1971
3/22 3370-009
Hutton, Colin O.
1949-1966
3/23 3370-009
Hyde, Jack H.
1962-1968
3/24 3370-009
Jeletzky, J. A.
1961-1964
3/25 3370-009
Jones, Robert W.
1955-1966
3/26 3370-009
Kay, Marshall
1955-1970
3/27 3370-009
King, Philip B.
1951-1963
3/28 3370-009
Kulp, John L.
1954-1955
3/29 3370-009
Landon, Lowell
1954-1962
3/30 3370-009
Lantz, Robert J.
1953-1962
3/31 3370-009
Lee, Wilfred K.
1964
3/32 3370-009
Libby, Willard G.
1963-1976
3/33 3370-009
Lowes, Brian
1964-1967
3/34 3370-009
Mathews, William H.
1955-1963
3/35 3370-009
Maxwell, John C.
1975-1980
3/36 3370-009
McTaggart, Kenneth C.
1958-1973
3/37 3370-009
Menzer, Fred J.
1960-1971
3/38 3370-009
Meyerhoff, Arthur A.
1971-1985
3/39 3370-009
Miller, Gerald M.
1957-1976
3/40-41 3370-009
Miller, Robert B.
1980-1982
3/42 3370-009
Miyahiro, Ahiho
1965-1969
3/43 3370-009
Mogk, David
1977-1986
3/44 3370-009
Molenaar Dee
1983-1984
3/45 3370-009
Monger, James
1965-1970
3/46 3370-009
Murawski, H.
1963-1965
3/47 3370-009
Nelson, Robert B.
1956-1972
3/48 3370-009
Newton, Robert C.
1969-1975
3/49 3370-009
Oles, Keith F.
1962-1978
3/50 3370-009
Onyeagocha, A. C.
1974-1976
3/51 3370-009
Pabst, Adolf
1968-1975
3/52 3370-009
Page, Ben
1949-1976
3/53 3370-009
Pelton, Harold A.
1953-1957
3/54 3370-009
Perrin, René
1953-1954
3/55 3370-009
Plummer, Charles C.
1965-1986
3/56 3370-009
Ragan, Donald
1960-1967
3/57 3370-009
Read, H. H.
1964-1970
3/58 3370-009
Reid, Rolland M.
1954-1967
3/59 3370-009
Rice, Jack
1974-1976
3/60 3370-009
Roberts, Ralph
1958-1971
4/1 3370-009
Roddick, James
1953-1968
4/2 3370-009
Rodgers, John
1964-1970
4/3 3370-009
Roeder, Dietrich
1970-1975
4/4 3370-009
Seitz, James
1949-1963
4/5 3370-009
Snavely, Parke D.
1957-1966
4/6 3370-009
Snelson, Sig
1956-1958
4/7 3370-009
Snook, James R.
1959-1969
4/8 3370-009
Sorensen, Arthur H.
1955-1966
4/9 3370-009
Stille, Hans
1950-1961
4/10 3370-009
Stringham, Bronson
1951-1966
4/11 3370-009
Stull, Bob
1969-1984
4/12 3370-009
Tabor, Rowland
1959-1968, 1978
4/13 3370-009
Tanner, P. W. G.
1973
4/14 3370-009
Thorman, Charles H.
1959-1971
4/15 3370-009
Turner, Frank
1955-1969
4/16-17 3370-009
Van Diver, Bradford
1962-1975
4/18 3370-009
Wallace, Wesley K.
1977-1979
4/19 3370-009
Wang, Frank
1948-1964, 1981
4/20 3370-009
Waters, Aaron C.
1948-1964
4/21-24 3370-009
Wegmann, C. Eugene
1950-1982
4/25 3370-009
Weill, Dan
1967-1970
4/26 3370-009
Weissenborn, Alfred
1957-1968
4/27 3370-009
Whetton, John
1973-1980
4/28 3370-009
Whitney, Donna
1986-1987
4/29 3370-009
Wilkinson, John
1968
4/30 3370-009
Williams, Howel
1948-1951
4/31 3370-009
Winkler, Helmut
1962-1964
4/32 3370-009
Woodward, Lee
1960-1974
4/33 3370-009
Xingyuan, Ma
1984-1986
4/34 3370-009
Yardley, Bruce
1973-1980
4/35 3370-009
Yeats, Robert S.
1958-1983
4/36 3370-009
Zwart, Henk
1956-1961, 1977
Organizations
General Notes: See also Professional Associations subgroup for more organizational correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
4/37 3370-009
American Geological Institute
1954, 1966
4/38 3370-009
American Journal of Science
1948-1969
4/39 3370-009
Bear Creek Mining Company
1959-1963
4/40 3370-009
Geological Society of France
1954-1962
4/41 3370-009
Geological Society of London
1954-1966
4/42 3370-009
Geological Survey of Canada
1977-1983
4/43 3370-009
Geologische Rundschau
1965-1966
4/44 3370-009
Geologische Vereinigung
1956-1962
4/45 3370-009
Guggenheim Foundation
1953-1955
4/46 3370-009
Journal of Geology
1953-1971
4/47 3370-009
Journal of Petrology
1962-1975
4/48 3370-009
Mineralogical Society of America
1959-1968
4/49 3370-009
National Science Foundation
1953-1974
4/50 3370-009
Northwest Scientific Association
1953-1969
4/51-52 3370-009
United States Forest Service
1953-1965
4/53-56, 5/1-4 3370-009
Geological Survey (U.S.)
1954-1968, 1983
5/5 3370-009
Washington State Department of Conservation
1959-1960
5/6 3370-009
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
1974-1981
5/7 3370-009
Miscellaneous A-Z
1954-1968
5/8-9 3370-009
Publishers A-Z
1946, 1951-1968, 1980, undated
General Correspondence Regarding
Box/Folder Accession
5/10-18 3370-009
Academic Recommendations
1975-1984
5/19 3370-009
Annaheim Symposium
1982-1984
5/20-21 3370-009
Bob Miller's Thesis
1979-1980
5/22 3370-009
Edwin Brown and his associates
1977-1983
5/23 3370-009
Intermountain Association of Petroleum Geologists Guidebook
1960
5/24-28 3370-009
Visiting Lectures
1947-1982
6/1-6 3370-009
Information and Assistance for China Studies
1977-1986
6/7-8 3370-009
Information and Assistance for Himalaya Studies
1973-1984
6/9-11 3370-009
Information and Assistance for North Cascades Studies
1948-1985
6/12 3370-009
Quick Printing Process
1980
6/13-24 3370-009
Requests for Reprints
1949-1982
6/25 3370-009
Retirement Party
1980
6/26-28 3370-009
Rubey Colloquium Volume VII
1984-1987
6/29 3370-009
Symplectites
Scope and Content: Includes 14 black and white photographs
1975
Box/Folder Accession
6/30-31, 7/1-2 3370-009
Interdepartmental Correspondence; University of Washington
1950, 1960-1987, undated
Research Files
Arrangement: Although research files have been grouped by broad geographical region or geological subject, they are otherwise in original order. Misch's detailed folder annotations were photocopied and filed with the Research files.
Amphiboles
Scope and Content: Concerns research in the 1980's done with David Mogk and Jim Ferrari
Box/Folder Accession
7/3 3370-009
General Correspondence
1982-1984
7/4-14 3370-009
Chemical Analyses and Calculations
Scope and Content: Includes end member calculations and lists, computer printouts, specimen notes, and discussion notes.
1981-1984
7/15 3370-009
Diagrams and Drawings
Scope and Content: Created by David Mogk
1982
7/16 3370-009
Lists of Specimens Selected for Probing
1980
China
Kwangtung and Kwangsi Provinces
Box/Folder Accession
7/17-21 3370-009
Field Books
1936-1938
7/22 3370-009
Geological Photographs and Specimen Notes
Scope and Content: Includes 25 2x3 black and white photographs of people and landscapes
undated
7/23 3370-009
Reproductions of Field Book Notes
1938
Yunnan Province
Box/Folder Accession
7/24 3370-009
Incoming Letters
1946-1947
7/25 3370-009
General Correspondence- Rockefeller Foundation
1946
7/26-36, 8/1-15 3370-009
Writings
Scope and Content: Topics include: Cheng Kiang Region; Sinian Stratigraphy; the Geology of Yunnan; Kunming Region; Likiang Region; Permian and Early Mesozoic Volcanism; Plan for future geological work in Yunnan; and Tali Region.
General Notes: See also Drawings and Descriptions sub-series, as well as Annotated Maps and Drawings series.
1939-1946
8/16 3370-009
Writing of Others- The Problem of Granitization
1946
8/17-19 3370-009
Talks
Scope and Content: Contains three talks, concerning the mountain tribes of Yunnan, orogenic stress, and the age of the Yunnan mountains
1947-1949, 1967
8/20-36, 9/1-9 3370-009
Field Books
1939-1946
9/10 3370-009
Chronostratigraphic Outline
undated
9/11-16 3370-009
Drawings and Descriptions
Scope and Content: Includes Stratigraphic Cross-Section Drawings, Fossil Drawings with descriptions, and Notes on Sinian Stratigraphy.
1942-1947, undated
9/17-18 3370-009
Reproductions of Field Book Notes
1939, undated
9/19 3370-009
Maps of Geological Work Done
1938-1946
9/20-22 3370-009
Microscopic Data of Sheku Schist
undated
9/23-29 3370-009
Lists
Scope and Content: Contains lists of: Fossils, Mercury Mines and Deposits, Rocks from West Yunnan, and Rock Specimens with Descriptions.
1939-1946
9/30 3370-009
Notes for "On the Discovery of Upper Permian" paper
undated
9/31-33 3370-009
Bibliographies and Summaries of Literature
1940-1946
Golden Horn Batholith
Box/Folder Accession
9/34 3370-009
General Correspondence
1970-1984
9/35-37 3370-009
Writings
1973, 1986-1987
9/38 3370-009
Fresno Talk
1965
9/39 3370-009
National Science Foundation Proposal
1972
9/40,10/1-10 3370-009
Research Data I-XI
1968
10/11 3370-009
Petrographic Notes
1971
Deutsche Himalaja-Expedition (1934)
Scope and Content: Primarily concerns the Nanga Parbat Expedition, also includes work concerning Himalayan Systems
Box/Folder Accession
10/12 3370-009
Writing: Recollections and Die Geologischen Arbeiten
undated, 1935
10/13 3370-009
Lectures and Talks
Scope and Content: Includes "Late Cenezoic Diastrophism in Himalayan Systems" and "Are the Himalayas still alive?" and a talk for the Cordilleran meeting in Santa Barbara, California, 1967.
1950-1967
10/14-23, 11/1-10 3370-009
Field Books
1934
11/11-17 3370-009
Reproductions and Analysis of Field Book Contents
undated
11/18-20 3370-009
Microscopic Data
undated
11/21 3370-009
Maps and Drawings
undated
11/22 3370-009
Film and Photograph Index
undated
11/23 3370-009
Bibliographies and Summaries of Literature
undated
11/24 3370-009
Miscellany
undated
North Cascades
General Correspondence Regarding the Age of the North Cascades
Box/Folder Accession
11/25-26 3370-009
Engels, Joan C.
1967-1974
11/27 3370-009
Garniss, Curtis
1959-1962
11/28 3370-009
Geochron Labs
1961-1962
11/29-30 3370-009
Kulp, John L.
1958-1971
11/31 3370-009
Miscellaneous (chronological)
1960-1975
Writings
Scope and Content: Some writings are accompanied with the research data that Misch collected for the particular subjects.
Box/Folder Accession
11/32 3370-009
Age Determination of Crystalline Rocks
Scope and Content: Includes research data
General Notes: See also general correspondence regarding age of North Cascades
1964
11/33-34, 12/1-21 3370-009
Amphiboles of the Mount Shuksan Greenschist
Scope and Content: Includes manuscript drafts, and research data such as: epidote data, microscopic data, chemical analysis, and summaries of optic properties.
1954-1957
12/22-23 3370-009
Bedrock Geology (Skagit Region)
1977
12/24 3370-009
Evolution of the Crystalline Core
1986
12/25 3370-009
Paracrystalline Microboudinage in a Metamorphic Reaction Sequence (Skagit Region)
1970
12/26-27 3370-009
Paracrystalline Microboudinage of Zoned Grains and Other Criteria for Synkinematic Growth of Metamorphic Minerals (Skagit Region)
1970
12/28 3370-009
Petrography of Calc-Silicate and Associated Rocks
1971
12/29-36, 13/1-27, 55/15-16 3370-009
Plagioclase Compositions and Non-Anatectic Origin of Migmatitic Gneisses
Scope and Content: Includes annotated manuscript drafts, figures and captions of specimens, mineral composition and zoning tables, notes, and other research data.
General Notes: Mineral composition and zoning tables, and 10"x13" figures in box 55, as well as other research notes
1966-1970
13/28 3370-009
Rb-Sr and K-Ar Dating of Mid-Mesozoic Blueschist
Scope and Content: Co-authored with Richard Lee Armstrong
1986
13/29-39 3370-009
Rock Units Paper
Scope and Content: Includes notes, annotated manuscripts, and revised versions, as well as research data on the Marblemount Quadrangle.
1962-1967
13/40 3370-009
Stratigraphic and Structural History
1962
14/1-4 3370-009
Tectonic and Metamorphic Evolution
Scope and Content: Includes copies annotated by reviewers
1986
14/5-6 3370-009
Tectonic Evolution
1964-1966
Lectures and Talks
1951-1983
Box/Folder Accession
14/7 3370-009
Continental Basement and Alpine Peridotite
1980
14/8 3370-009
Continental-Margin Geotectonics Viewed From Pre-Cenozoic North Cascades
1981
14/9 3370-009
Crystalline Basement Complex
1963
14/10 3370-009
In Geotectonic Perspective
1973
14/11 3370-009
Large Thrusts
1951
14/12, 55/17 3370-009
Metamorphic Facies
General Notes: Figures for Metamorphic Facies talk in box 55
1970-1971
14/13 3370-009
Mount Shuksan Greenschist Sodic Amphiboles and Metamorphic Facies
1959
14/14 3370-009
Northwest Scientific Association Talk
1974
14/15 3370-009
Plagioclase Compositions
1967
14/16 3370-009
Remarks on the Geology of the North Cascades
1976
14/17 3370-009
Some Problems of Geotectonics
1982-1983
14/18 3370-009
Structure, Metamorphism, and Granitization
undated
14/19 3370-009
Tucson Paper
1952
Box/Folder Accession
14/20 3370-009
Notes on Various Talks
1960-1965
14/21-30, 15/1-18 3370-009
Field Books
Scope and Content: Most material concerns Skagit area, some concerns Okanogan
1948-1981
15/19-21, 16/1-5 3370-009
Road Logs
1967-1977
16/6 3370-009
Field Investigations Check Lists
1962-1963
16/7 3370-009
Marblemount Quadrangle Files
Scope and Content: Includes notes, legend drafts, and correspondence regarding the construction of Marblemount Quadrangle maps.
1977
Research Data
Scope and Content: Some folders contain correspondence regarding the data.
Box/Folder Accession
16/8-12 3370-009
Chemical Analysis
1954-1985, undated
16/13-21 3370-009
Garnet Symplectite Study
1972
16/22-31 3370-009
Geochronology
1968-1984, undated
16/32 3370-009
Microscopic
undated
16/33 3370-009
Mineral Composition Analysis
1967
16/34 3370-009
Petrology of Marmot Knob Crystaline Slice
1979-1980
16/35 3370-009
Probe Analysis
1972
16/36-38 3370-009
Pyroxene Probe Analysis
1983-1984
16/39-40 3370-009
Spectro-Chemical Analysis
1955-1957, undated
16/41-43 3370-009
Ti-Augites with Stephen Testa
1980-1983
Box/Folder Accession
16/44-49, 17/1-3 3370-009
Specimen Lists
Scope and Content: Contains petrographic and mineralogical descriptions of rock specimens. Most lists are headed by a geographical location.
1949-1969, undated
17/4 3370-009
Review of Material for Chemical Analysis
undated
17/5 3370-009
Field Trip Guidebook Material
1973-1977
17/6-7 3370-009
Notes and Letter Concerning Base Maps
1960, undated
55/18 3370-009
Map and Figure Legends
1986
Pyrenees Mountains
Scope and Content: Concerns Misch's Doctoral research
Box/Folder Accession
17/8-11 3370-009
Doctoral Dissertation
Scope and Content: Includes manuscript draft and reprints
1932-1934
17/12-24 3370-009
Field Books
1930-1932, undated
17/25 3370-009
Notes on Field Book Entries
undated
17/26 3370-009
Drawings: Diagrammatic Cross-Sections
undated
Ultramafics Research Project
Box/Folder Accession
17/27 3370-009
Draft Abstract
1969
17/28-30, 18/1-6 3370-009
Manuscript Drafts and Notes
1969-1970
18/7 3370-009
Contents List of Original Boxes for Ultramafics Material
undated
18/8-51, 19/1-37 3370-009
Research Data
Scope and Content: Filed in accordance with original order created by Misch. Most files include a photocopy of the original folder cover, which briefly lists the contents. Includes petrographic data, sample lists, separations analysis, probe analysis, polished section lists and analysis, structural and cation formulae. Some data was collected with Randy Gresens, among others.
General Notes: Includes 9 black and white photographs in folders 10 and 11, and 35 black and white photographs of specimens
1968-1972, 1984, undated
19/38 3370-009
Scott Babcock's Research Data
1974-1976
19/39 3370-009
Memos on Personal Conferences
1970-1971, undated
19/40 3370-009
Sample Descriptions
1969
19/41 3370-009
Transparencies
1971
19/42 3370-009
Miscellany
Scope and Content: Includes publication by Bernard Evans and Volkmar Trommsdorff, and Misch's notes on that publication. Also includes geological notes and calculations
1970, undated
Annotated Maps, and Drawings
Arrangement: Arranged by size
box:oversize Accession
20 3370-009
China, especially Yunnan province
Scope and Content: Mostly concerns work in Yunnan province
1940-1943, undated
21 3370-009
China and Nanga Parbat
Scope and Content: China maps (1940-1945) mostly concern work in Yunnan province. Nanga Parbat maps (1907, 1920-1923) were created by the Survey of India and mostly concern Kashmir and Jammu
1907, 1920-1923, 1940-1945, undated
21 3370-009
Pyrenees Mountains
1930-1932
tube:oversize
22 3370-009
China and Nanga Parbat
Scope and Content: Contains 2 undated diagrammatic section drawings of Nanga Parbat Massif, and 1 geological map of Kunming area surveyed in 1943 by Misch and Ma, and drawn by Yang
1943, undated
folder:oversize
23 3370-009
China and Nanga Parbat
Scope and Content: China maps mostly concern Yunnan province. Some Nanga Parbat maps concern the German Himalaya-Expedition of 1934
1934-1946, undated
23 3370-009
Europe
Scope and Content: Contains one political map of Europe published in 1939, with annotation representing political boundaries as of 1940
1939-1940
tube:oversize
24 3370-009
China
Scope and Content: Large water color drawing of structural geology of Yunnan province
1943
25 3370-009
China
Scope and Content: Hand painted diagrammatic cross sections of Kunming area
undated
box:oversize
26 3370-009
North Cascades and Lower Skagit Nuclear Plant Project
Scope and Content: Many hand drawn geological maps, figures, and illustrations
1949-1984
27 3370-009
North Cascades
1947-1977, undated
27 3370-009
Nevada
Scope and Content: Some maps and drawings concern border regions between Nevada and Utah and Idaho. Includes geological reconnaissance and diagrammatic cross section drawings made with partners Hazzard and Easton.
1950-1964, undated
27 3370-009
Oklahoma and Wyoming border regions with Utah and Idaho
Scope and Content: Concerns boarder regions with Utah and Idaho
1956, undated
28 3370-009
North Cascades and Lower Skagit Nuclear Plant Project
Scope and Content: Includes the following quadrants: Marblemount, Lake Shannon, Stehekin, Mount Challenger, Mount Shuksan, and Mount Baker, among others
1951-1980
tube:oversize
29 3370-009
North Cascades
Scope and Content: Large hand drawn and colored geological map
undated
folder:oversize
30 3370-009
Nevada
Scope and Content: Most material concerns the Snake Range, especially Sacramento Pass
1952-1968, undated
tube:oversize
31 3370-009
Nevada; Cherry Creek Mountains
1951
32 3370-009
Nevada; White Pine County
1954
33, 36 3370-009
Nevada; Schell Creek Range
1949-1954
34 3370-009
Nevada; Structural reconnaissance of White Pine County
1951-1954
35 3370-009
Nevada; Structural reconnaissance of Northern Snake Range
1951-1954
37-38 3370-009
Nevada; White Pine County, east of the Spring Valley
undated
39-40, 42 3370-009
Nevada and Utah; Nevada-Utah border regions
1959, 1961
41 3370-009
Nevada; Northern Snake Range
1954
43-45 3370-009
Nevada; Sacramento Pass
1958, 1968
Writings
General Notes: See also: Professional Associations -Geological Society of America-General Correspondence Regarding "Porphyroblasts and Crystallization Force"
1950-1954, 1970
Box/Folder Accession
55/19 3370-009
Early Research Book
Scope and Content: In German, and seems to concern optical analysis of minerals. Probably created after Misch earned his PhD.
undated
46/1 3370-009
Elements of Granitization
Scope and Content: Originally intended to be part of a book with Professor Goodspeed
1950
46/2 3370-009
Porphyroblasts and Crystallization Force
1970
46/3 3370-009
Zoned Plagioclase in Metamorphic Rocks
Scope and Content: Includes bibliographic and specimen notes
1954
Box/Folder Accession
46/4-6 3370-009
Uncompleted Writings and Writing Fragments
Lectures and Talks
Scope and Content: Contains non-geographically specific geological talks, and invited lectures
1952-1970, undated
Box/Folder Accession
46/7-8 3370-009
American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecture Tour
1953
46/9 3370-009
Bonn Lecture, Germany
1959
46/10 3370-009
Geological Society of America Vancouver Symposium
46/11 3370-009
Geotectonics Lecture Series
Scope and Content: Concerns lecture series at University of Oregon and Oregon State University
1970
46/12 3370-009
Göttingen Talk
1964
46/13 3370-009
Growth and Deformation of Metamorphic Crystals
1963
46/14 3370-009
New Criteria for Synkinematic Growth of Metamorphic Minerals
1961
46/15 3370-009
Pacific Northwest Regional Conference
1956
46/16 3370-009
Problem of Large Overthrusts
1962
46/17 3370-009
Some Problems of Geotectonics
1969
46/18 3370-009
Special Criteria for Granitization
1952
46/19 3370-009
Zoned Crystals and Equilibrium in Metamorphic Rocks
1966-1970
Box/Folder Accession
46/20 3370-009
Lantern Slides Notes
undated
46/21-32 3370-009
Publications of Misch- Reprints and Reproductions
Scope and Content: The 1930-1936 material is in German. Includes Misch's first geological publication- Pseudorthoceras Knoxense Girty im Karnischen Oberkarbon
1930-1976
46/33 3370-009
Abstracts of Articles by Misch
1954-1981
46/34-39, 47/1-9, 55/20 3370-009
Gerald Miller's Papers
Biographical/Historical Note: Miller was a graduate student and friend of Misch. Miller studied the North Cascades and taught geology. He was also a geologist for the Bechtel Corporation for the Skagit nuclear power project.
Scope and Content: Includes Miller's briefcase contents as of the night of Miller's death in 1980. This series contains Miller's research material as far back as 1961, including correspondence, notes, maps, manuscript drafts, and photographs.
General Notes: Miller maps in box 55
1961-1980, undated
47/10-30, 48/1-4 3370-009
Writings of Others
Scope and Content: Some files include correspondence and Misch's discussions of the writings
1964-1987, undated
48/5-44, 50/1-16 3370-009
Course Files
Scope and Content: Includes lecture notes, handouts, exam copies, course syllabi and outlines. Topics include the North Cascades, Himalayas, and East Asia. The series is ordered numerically by course number.
1948-1985
50/17 3370-009
Course Files of Others
1947, undated
50/18-19 3370-009
Grant Files for Misch's Research
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence with Geological Society of America regarding North Cascades research, as well as correspondence and grant proposals to the National Science Foundation.
1948-1956, 1972-1975
50/20-22 3370-009
Thesis Review Files
Scope and Content: Includes thesis supervisory lists and correspondence concerning supervisory committees.
1967-1987
50/23-24 3370-009
Notes
1973-1987, undated
50/25 3370-009
Index of Rock Samples
1986
Box
58 3370-009
Rocks
Scope and Content: Contains 15 rocks, 1 specimen slide, specimen notes, and one copy of a diagram of specimens. Some rocks are in numbered envelopes, and one rock has the number 13 drawn on it, and it was originally found among material from Yunnan, China.
undated
59-60 3370-009
Rock Sample Description Cards
undated
Box/Folder
50/26-32 3370-009
Appointment Calendars
1980-1987
Reports
Box Accession
50/33 3370-009
University of Washington "Abstracts of Research and Annual Report"
1977-1979
50/34 3370-009
University of Washington Faculty Activity Analysis and Reports on Outside Activities (Misch)
1957-1959, 1979
50/35 3370-009
Surveys of Student Opinions on Misch's Teaching
1969-1974
Box/Folder Accession
55/21 3370-009
Certificates and Honors
1953-1959, 1971-1985
Lists
Box/Folder Accession
50/36 3370-009
Samples and Specimens According to Cabinet
undated
50/37 3370-009
Personal Property
1939, undated
50/38 3370-009
Abstracts Mailed
1954-1981
50/39 3370-009
Reprints Mailed
1969-1978
50/40 3370-009
People to Receive Reprints of Articles by Misch
1952, undated
Box Accession
56, 57 3370-009
Card Files
Scope and Content: Contains names and contact information of people who requested reprints from Misch
circa 1952-1983
Subject Files
Box/Folder Accession
50/41-42 3370-009
Misquotes, Wrong Credits, and Plagiarism of Others
1976-1982
50/43 3370-009
Sabbatical
1951-1954
51/1 3370-009
University of Washington Archival Resource
1974-1983
Box/Folder Accession
51/2 3370-009
University of Washington Professional Salary Files
1968-1979
55/22 3370-009
Poster for "The Geology of the North Cascades" lecture
undated
51/3 3370-009
Clippings
1975-1979, 1986
51/4-5 3370-009
Ephemera
Scope and Content: Includes greeting cards, conference advertisements, and humorous hand-outs
1963, 1985-1987, undated
Consulting Files
1951-1982
Lower Skagit Nuclear Plant Project
General Notes: See oversize box 26 and oversize folder 28 for annotated maps, and drawings
Box/Folder Accession
51/6-8 3370-009
Incoming Letters
1979-1980
51/9-13 3370-009
General Correspondence
1974-1979
51/14 3370-009
Memos
1978-1980
51/15 3370-009
Agreement for Consulting Services
1974
51/16 3370-009
Writings of Bechtel Incorporated
Scope and Content: Includes comments and critiques by Misch
1979
51/17 3370-009
Radiometric Dating Reports of Bechtel Incorporated
1979
51/18 3370-009
Tables of Bechtel Incorporated
Scope and Content: Includes comments and critiques by Misch
1979
51/19-21 3370-009
Speeches and Writings of Others
Scope and Content: Includes lecture notes of Dr. Read
1978, undated
51/22-23 3370-009
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Verbatim Report
Scope and Content: In the Matter of Puget Sound Power and Light Company
1980
51/24 3370-009
Maps by Bechtel
1975-1980
51/25 3370-009
Clippings
Scope and Content: Includes an 11 page memo of Misch to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
1979-1980
Box/Folder Accession
51/26 3370-009
National Science Foundation Research Proposal Reviews
Scope and Content: Includes research proposals and Misch's reviews of them
1975-1982
Union Oil Company of California
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
51/27 3370-009
Miscellaneous A-Z
1951-1954
51/28 3370-009
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Scope and Content: Concerns manuscript publication in Association's Bulletin
1960-1962
51/29 3370-009
Borax, Eugene
1953-1954
51/30 3370-009
Class, Elsa
1953-1954
51/31-38, 52/1-3 3370-009
Hazzard, John C.
Scope and Content: Hazzard was Misch's primary research partner, who worked for Union Oil. Includes some research data, and one 5x7 black and white photograph of mountain scene
1953-1971
52/4 3370-009
Nevada Bureau of Mines
1961-1969
52/5 3370-009
Oles, Keith F.
1954-1958
General Correspondence Regarding
Box/Folder Accession
52/6 3370-009
Albion Range of Idaho
1962
52/7 3370-009
Nevada Research
Scope and Content: Includes one 9x9 black and white aerial photograph of Deep Creek
1956-1968
52/8-9 3370-009
Oklahoma Research
1958-1971
Incoming letters
Box/Folder Accession
52/10 3370-009
Moran, Bill
1951-1952
52/11 3370-009
Turner, Earl
1962
Research Files
Scope and Content: Misch's research for Union Oil concerned border regions between Idaho, Nevada, and Utah, as well as parts of Oklahoma and Wyoming.
Arrangement: The series primarily concerns Great Basin areas in Nevada, Utah, and Idaho. It has been arranged according to state, in accordance with Misch's own organization, but some files concern adjacent areas as well.
Idaho
Scope and Content: Mostly concerns Albion Range
Box/Folder Accession
52/12-13 3370-009
Report on Petrography of Samples
1956-1962
Nevada
Box/Folder Accession
52/14-15 3370-009
Writings
Scope and Content: Concerns thrusting in Snake Range and stratigraphy of Schell Creek Range
1953
52/16-18 3370-009
Lectures and Talks
Scope and Content: Includes 4 annotated black and white aerial photographs of Connor's Pass
1954-1971
52/19 3370-009
Guide Book by Misch
1960
52/20 3370-009
Field Group Assignments 1-12
1955
52/21-24 3370-009
Field and Petrographic Data
1955-1961, undated
52/25 3370-009
Petrography of Samples for Pequop Range
1956
52/26 3370-009
Stratigraphic Sections with Index
1953
52/27 3370-009
Color Scheme for Nevada Maps
1954-1955
55/23 3370-009
Designs and Material for Geological Map
1963-1970, undated
Oklahoma
Scope and Content: Concerns the Ouachita Mountains, especially the Potato Hills area. Misch worked with Keith F. Oles of Union Oil.
Box/Folder Accession
52/28-31 3370-009
Field Books
1953-1954
52/32 3370-009
Investigation Summary
1955
52/33-37 3370-009
Progress Reports
1953-1955
52/38-39 3370-009
Writings
Scope and Content: Co-authored with Keith Oles. Concerns Autochthonous Nature of Ouachita Mountains, and includes reply to discussion concerning Misch and Oles' Preliminary Report
1957-1958
52/40 3370-009
Lecture Notes and Slides
1958
52/41 3370-009
Geological Maps by Others
1965
52/42 3370-009
American Association of Petroleum Geologists Meeting Booklets
Scope and Content: Includes biographical and professional information on Misch and Oles, as well as brief descriptions of their research
1957-1958
52/43 3370-009
Anonymous Review of Misch and Oles
Scope and Content: Concerns geology of the Ouachita Mountains, annotated by Misch
1958
Utah
Scope and Content: Mostly concerns the Raft River range
Box/Folder Accession
52/44-45, 53/1 3370-009
Petrography of Samples
1956-1958
Wyoming
Box/Folder Accession
53/2-5 3370-009
Report on Geologic Structure
1956
Interstate Areas of the Great Basin
1957
Writings
1957
Box/Folder Accession
53/6-7 3370-009
Low-Angle Overthrusting of the Decollement Type in South-Central Idaho, Northwestern Utah, and Northeastern Nevada
1957
53/8 3370-009
Pre-Cambrian Tillitic Schists in the Southern Deep Creek Range, Western Utah; and Pre-Cambrian Units of Western Utah and Eastern Nevada
1957
Professional Associations
1947-1987
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
General Correspondence
Scope and Content: Mostly concerning Misch's evaluations of papers submitted for publication
Box/Folder Accession
53/9 3370-009
Miscellaneous A-Z
1957-1974
53/10-11 3370-009
Haun, John D.
1967-1971
53/12-14 3370-009
Hazzard, John C.
1960-1967
53/15 3370-009
Kottlowski, Frank E.
1971-1974
53/16-18 3370-009
Meyerhoff, Arthur A.
1965-1973
53/19 3370-009
Murray, Grover E.
1960-1962
53/20 3370-009
Nelson, Robert
1965
Box/Folder Accession
53/21 3370-009
Speeches
1947
53/22 3370-009
Academic Advisory Committee
1966-1969
Box/Folder Accession
53/23 3370-009
American Geophysical Union Correspondence
1964-1965
53/24 3370-009
American Geophysical Union Pacific Northwest Region Files
1959-1969
53/25 3370-009
Geological Association of Canada Files
1971-1982
Geological Society of America
Box/Folder Accession
53/26-27 3370-009
General Correspondence
1949-1975
53/28 3370-009
General Correspondence Regarding "Porphyroblasts and Crystallization Force"
1971-1973
53/29-34 3370-009
Penrose Conference Files
Biographical/Historical Note: The Penrose Conference seems to be the common name for the Geological Society's annual meeting.
1977-1983
53/35 3370-009
Bulletins and Newsletters
1970-1987
53/36 3370-009
Abstracts
1986, undated
Cordilleran Section Files
Box/Folder Accession
53/37, 54/1 3370-009
General Correspondence
1958-1971
54/2 3370-009
Minutes and Agenda
1965-1967
54/3-7, 55/24 3370-009
Centennial Guidebook Material
General Notes: Related geological drawings and research data in box 55
1985-1987
54/8 3370-009
Geology of Washington Symposium Files
1982
54/9-11 3370-009
Abstracts
1950-1982, undated
University of Washington. Dept. of Geology
1950-1986
Box/Folder Accession
54/12 3370-009
Intradepartmental Correspondence
1950, 1984-1985
54/13 3370-009
Interdepartmental Correspondence
1969, 1985
54/14-15 3370-009
Minutes and Agenda of Faculty Meetings
1976-1986
Committee Files
Box/Folder Accession
54/16 3370-009
Building for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysics
1963-1964
54/17-18 3370-009
Faculty Staffing
Scope and Content: Includes files related to the X-Ray Crystallography position
1969-1973
54/19-20 3370-009
Graduate Advisory
1965-1969
Box/Folder Accession
54/21 3370-009
Reports of Others
1963, undated
54/22-24 3370-009
Staff Meetings Records
1966-1969, 1986
54/25 3370-009
Budget Records
1962-1969, undated
54/26 3370-009
Newsletters
1954-1962, 1978-1986
54/27 3370-009
Photographs
Scope and Content: Contains 5 black and white photographs of graduate students and department picnic
circa 1950's
54/28 3370-009
Academic Appointment Notices of Misch
1956-1968
54/29 3370-009
Lists of Graduate Students
1950-1968
54/30 3370-009
Program and Course Advertisements
circa 1985
54/31 3370-009
Ephemera
undated
Subject Files
Box Accession
54/32 3370-009
Salaries
1975-1979
54/33 3370-009
Survey of Introductory Course Teaching Availability
1969
University of Washington Committees
1961-1969, 1987
Box/Folder Accession
54/34 3370-009
Ad Hoc Committee on Geophysical Science
1961-1962
Geophysics Executive Committee
Scope and Content: Regards the development of the geophysics curriculum and research program
Box/Folder Accession
54/35-36 3370-009
General Correspondence
1964-1966
54/37 3370-009
Interdepartmental Correspondence
1962-1967
54/38-39 3370-009
Minutes
1962-1967
54/40-41 3370-009
Reports
1963-1967, undated
54/42 3370-009
Course Outlines
1962-1967
54/43-44 3370-009
Grant Applications
1964, undated
54/45 3370-009
Biographical Information of Others
undated
Geophysics Group
Biographical/Historical Note: The Geophysics Group was a graduate faculty program that included faculty from such departments as Physics, Geology, Oceanography, Chemistry, Astronomy, and Engineering, among others. It offered an interdisciplinary graduate degree in geophysics.
Box/Folder Accession
54/46 3370-009
General Correspondence
1968-1969
54/47 3370-009
Minutes and Agenda
1968-1969
Microprobe Staffing Committee
Box/Folder Accession
54/48 3370-009
General Correspondence
1968-1969
55/1 3370-009
Intradepartmental Correspondence
1968-1969
55/2 3370-009
Minutes and Agenda
1968-1969
55/3 3370-009
Purchasing Requests
1969
Solid Earth Geophysics Committee
Box/Folder Accession
55/4 3370-009
Intradepartmental Correspondence
1968-1969
55/5 3370-009
Minutes and Agenda
1969
Box/Folder Accession
55/6 3370-009
Photograph
Scope and Content: One black and white 8x10 of photo board containing the Geophysics Group staff and graduate students
1968-1969
55/7 3370-009
Members List
1968
55/8 3370-009
Announcements
1968-1969
55/9 3370-009
Newsletter
1987
Box/Folder Accession
55/10 3370-009
Faculty Senate Personnel
Scope and Content: Contains minutes from one meeting
1961
55/11 3370-009
Graduate Faculty Council
1951-1954
University of Washington Clubs and Societies
1943-1987
Box/Folder Accession
55/12 3370-009
Catalyst Club Files
Biographical/Historical Note: Interdisciplinary group of professors who would meet at members' homes for dinners and presentations of scholarly papers.
Scope and Content: Includes members lists, program schedules, and a short and humorous history of the club, parts of which may be fictitious.
1954, 1964-1969, 1980-1987
55/13 3370-009
Klankers Files
Biographical/Historical Note: Interdisciplinary group that would meet for presentations of scholarly papers by its members.
Scope and Content: Includes schedules, programs, lists of past meetings and their locations, and the following talks by Misch- "Dynamics of the Earth's Crust: Facts, Ideas, and Bandwagons", "Meditations on Metamorphic Crystals", and "Meditations on the Origin of Continents"
1955-1970
55/14 3370-009
Research Society Files (University of Washington)
Biographical/Historical Note: The Research Society was established in 1919 at the University of Washington with the purpose of fostering productive scholarship in all areas of academic research.
Scope and Content: The file includes a University of Washington publication titled The Research Society, an autobiographical speech by Misch, and a members list.
1943-1957

Accession No. 3370-010: Peter Hans Misch papers, circa 1928-1987Return to Top

2.48 cubic feet (8 boxes)

Scope and Content: Hand-drawn geological maps of the southern Pyrenees created for Peter Misch's doctoral dissertation, aerial photographs of the North Cascades, high school graduation certificates and doctoral diplomas, correspondence and other papers on North Cascade and Okanogan fossils, correspondence and other materials on Shuksan Amphiboles microprobe data, other correspondence, notes, clippings and publications, immigration materials, field books from Misch's work in Nevada and Wyoming, and materials from Misch's 70th birthday celebration.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Tony Misch, 2011-03-18

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1, 4-8 3370-010
Aerial Photographs
Scope and Content: Aerial photographs of the North Cascades, annotated by Misch.
undated
1 3370-010
Pyrenees mapwork for doctoral thesis
Scope and Content: Loose hand-drawn maps and fragments used in connection with Misch's doctoral thesis work in the southern Pyrenees.
circa 1933
2 3370-010
Pyrenees mapwork for doctoral thesis
Scope and Content: Four geological maps, drawn and hand-colored by Misch as an appendix to his doctoral dissertation on the geology of the southern Pyrenees. Also included is a one-page key defining the patterns and colors of the maps.
circa 1933
1 3370-010
High school graduation certificate and doctoral diploma
circa 1928
1 3370-010
North Cascade and Okanogan fossils
Scope and Content: Primarily correspondence with paleontology colleagues (including Armstrong, Danner, Inlay, Jeletsky, and Muller) who received Misch's fossil samples for identification.
circa 1950s-1960s
1 3370-010
Shuksan Amphiboles microprobe data
Scope and Content: Correspondence, notes, analyses, drawings, Polaroids, and other materials in connection with John Adams.
1965-1969
1 3370-010
North Cascades project diaries
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence with Stanford graduate student Russell Robinson concerning a loan of rock samples.
1967
1 3370-010
Clippings and Publications
"Geologist Here from Peking to Study, The Felix Blochs hosts to Dr. Peter Misch" from Daily Palo Alto Times
March 5, 1947
"New Instructor of Geology Formerly Taught in China" from University of Washington Daily
November 25, 1947
"Peter Misch, professor emeritus, in UW Geology Department" obituary from Seattle Post Intelligencer
July 30, 1987
Breakfast invitation
Scope and Content: Invitation to an University of Washington Department of Geological Sciences alumni breakfast held in conjunction with the March 1970 meeting of the Cordilleran section of the Geological Society of America meeting.
March 1970
The Type Section of the Skagit Gneiss, North Cascades, Washington by Peter Misch
1987
Page of penciled notes showing two tables of geological properties
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"Geology of the Northern Cascades" in The Mountaineer
December 15, 1952
"Earth History Written in Cascade Rocks" in The Search for Knowledge at the University of Washington
undated
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Memorial materials
Scope and Content: Includes two letters concerning the naming of Mount Misch (an effort led by former student Dee Molenaar) including the initial approval by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and a letter from Molenaar, as well as other letters from Molenaar discussing watercolors in his possession and a lists of contents and contributors to a memorial volume.
1987
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United States Immigration paperwork
Scope and Content: Paperwork relating to Misch's 1947 immigration to the United States, which he had to pursue expeditiously in order to accept the post offered to him at the University of Washington. Included is a letter of support from University President Raymond Allen and a deportation order. As Misch had first entered the United States as a visiting lecturer on a temporary Chinese passport, he had to leave and then re-enter the country as an immigrant. The exit and re-entry were first planned for Mexico, but later changed to Canada.
1947-1948
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70th Birthday Festschrift
Scope and Content: "Happy Birthday Peter from your Graduate Students" festschrift organized and compiled by Nicoletta Misch for Peter's 70th birthday. The book was comprised of letters and photographs from many of his students and presented to Misch as a surprise on his 70th birthday on August 30, 1979.
1979
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Holograph field books and index
Scope and Content: Nine Nevada field books, one Wyoming field book, and a hand-drawn geographical index to the Nevada field book. The field books contain hand-written field notes and geological drawings.
1951-1962

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  • Subject Terms :
  • College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Geologists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Geology, Stratigraphic--Research
  • Geology, Structural--Research
  • Geology--China--Yunnan Sheng
  • Geology--Great Basin
  • Geology--North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.)
  • Metamorphism (Geology)--Research
  • Petrology--North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.)
  • Rocks, Metamorphic--North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.)
  • Personal Names :
  • Hazzard, John C. (John Charles), 1903-1973
  • Miller, Gerald Matthew, 1927-1980--Archives
  • Misch, Peter, 1909-1987--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Deutsche Himalaja-Expedition (1934)
  • Union Oil Company of California
  • University of Washington. Department of Geology
  • University of Washington. Geophysics Program
  • University of Washington. University Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Drawings
  • Field books
  • Geological maps
  • Occupations :
  • College teachers
  • Geologists

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)