George Edward Goodspeed papers, 1928-1969  PDF

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Goodspeed, George Edward, b. 1887
George Edward Goodspeed papers
1928-1969 (inclusive)
.2 ft
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Biograpical data, manuscripts, and correspondence of a Professor of geology
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Professor of geology, University of Washington.

George Edward Goodspeed was born 1887 in Massachusetts. In 1906 he entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study mining engineering with a geology option. He returned to M.I.T. for graduate studies when a teaching assistantship for the school year 1911-1912 was offered. He completed the year, but was then offered a summer of field work with an academic year teaching as an instructor at Corvallis by the geology department of Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University) and Oregon Bureau of Mines, which he couldn't refuse. This began, in 1912, Goodspeed's long association with the geology of Oregon's Wallowa Mountains. Goodspeed served as a First Lieutenant in the Army Reserve, Corps, of Engineers, during WWI. After the war, 1919, he was offered a teaching post at the University of Washington. He was a professor of geology at UW from 1920-1957. In 1957 he was elected to the national presidency of the America Mineralogical Society. He was a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and served as chairman of the Cordilleran Section of the Society in 1937; also a Fellow of the Mineralogical society of America, a member of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, honorary life member of the Northwest Scientific Association, and a founder of Klankers, a research-social faculty club. He conducted field research up until his death in 1974.

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Accession No. 2375-001: George Goodspeed papers, 1944-1969Return to Top

1 file folder.

Scope and Content: Biograpical data of George Edward Goodspeed, manuscripts, and minor correspondence, 1944-1969.

These papers accessioned primarily as a somewhat comprehensive source of biographical data regarding Goodspeed.

Restrictions on Access: Access restricted: For terms of access contact repository.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Linda Rothrock, Geologic Sciences Dept.x19741011

George Goodspeed papers

Accession No. 2375-002: George Goodspeed papers, 1936-1945Return to Top

2.5" linear

Scope and Content: Correspondence, reports, writings, committee records, 1936-1945, and 1962-69.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights are in the Public Domain.

Acquisition Info: From Burke Museum via Julian Barksdale, 1975-02-24

George Goodspeed papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Klankers Club (UW)
  • Skagit River
  • UW. Dept. of Geological Sciences
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Fuller, Richard E. (Richard Eugene), 1897-1976 (creator)
    • Goodspeed, George Edward, b. 1887 (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Cornucopia Gold Mines (Spokane, Wash.) (creator)
    • Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (creator)
    • University of Washington. Graduate Publications Committee (creator)
    • University of Washington.¬†University Archives

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