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Henry Paul Hansen Papers, 1907-1989

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hansen, Henry P. (Henry Paul)
Title
Henry Paul Hansen Papers
Dates
1907-1989 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 cubic feet
Collection Number
Consult repository.
Summary
These papers were generated and collected by Henry Hansen, a paleobotanist, who served as Dean of the Graduate school at Oregon State College until 1971. The collection includes research materials, field notes and publications.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Henry Paul Hansen was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Andrew and Emma Petersen Hansen on 28 April 1907. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in 1930, and began graduate work there in 1931. He continued graduate work in 1935 at the University of Washington, receiving a Ph.D. in 1937. He came to Oregon State College in 1939 as an Instructor in Botany. He became Dean of the Graduate School in 1949, a position he held until his retirement in 1971.

Hansen's accomplishments include two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships (1943-44, 1947-48) and two Fulbright Fellowships. He authored over 65 documents during his career; copies of most of them are included in this collection. Hansen died in Corvallis, Oregon on 8 October 1989. A more extensive biography is included in this collection.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection include publications of Hansen and his colleagues from the United States and Norway; correspondence files; research files containing field notes, manuscripts, and a set of pollen sample slides; information on pollen analysis methods and pollen classifications; two NSF research proposals, one regarding Peat Bogs in Eastern Norway and another on the Three Sisters Wilderness Area; photos of Hansen and of wilderness landscapes; teaching materials including handouts for palynology courses; 1906 map of Washington floral regions, plus a 1941 map of Oregon, Washington and some of the Canadian Provinces; papers and information files on palynology and geology; copies of masters thesis of Hansen's son, David Henry Hansen.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Henry Paul Hansen Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Bibliographic Information, 1933-1990Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Biography of Henry Paul Hansen (2 copies), reprint from Bulletin of the Torey Botanical Club 117 (2), 1990, pp. 176-177.
1
Outstanding Staff or Faculty Members list
4/16/60
1
Publications list of H.P. Hansen
1933-1974
1
Biographical Data sheet
4 copies, with handwritten notes on most
1
Copy of news clipping, " Wins Fellowship" , regarding Guggenheim Fellowship
4/10/47

Series II:  Correspondence, 1943-1983Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Regarding Knut Faegri
1965-1971
1
Fulbright Research Scholarship
1960-1969
1
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
1943-1960
1
Summer Institute for College Teachers of Biological Science
1958-1960
1
U.S. and International Colleagues
1949-1983
1
Sabbatical Leave
1961-1969

Series III:  Teaching Materials, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Outline for Three-term Course in Palynology
1
Geology 501 Outline of course
1
Pleistocene Palynology Outline
1
Handouts for Palynology G49.2090 Course
1
Handouts for Palynology G49.2100 Course
1
Various handouts for classes
1
Handout information on pollens and spores
1
Complete set of classification and directions on pollen classes
1
List of H.P. Hansen's publications
1
Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory information
1
Monographs from various persons probably used in classes
Box
1
Cal Heusser (2 monographs)
1
Henry P. Hansen
1
M.E. Harward and C.T. Youngberg

Series IV:  Research Materials and Data, 1958-1969Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Set of slides, 15 (two are broken) of pollen on shale and coal, index inside case
1
National Science Foundation, proposal, " A Palynological Investigation of Peat Bogs in Eastern Norway"
1964-1969
1
National Science Foundation, proposal and reports, Three Sisters Wilderness Area
1958-1964
1
Data - Lake Washington, Washington
1
Data - Priest Rapids, Washington
1
Palynological Techniques handbook (2 copies)
1
Climate and Chronological charts
1
Foreword by Henry Hansen to publication of Dr. Calvin J. Heusser
1
" Principles of Paleopalynology" , Chapters I, III and IV, plus references
1
" Pollen & Spore Classification Keys" , and related documents
1
" Pollen Analysis Methods"
1
" Spore and pollen analysis, Semi-Popular Reports" , includes related publications
1947-1967
1
Information on equipment for sediment sampling, Micron Research & Development
1
Index to pollen samples (no samples included)
1
Index to labeled specimens (no specimens included)
1
" Lake Labish Carbon Dates"
1
" Quarter Method Data Form" , Upper French Pete Creek
1
" Quarter Method Data Form" , Above Horse Creek
1
" Quarter Method Data Form" , South Fork - McKenzie
1
" Quarter Method Data Form" , Hinton Creek
1
" Quarter Method Data Form" , Horse Lake and Platt Lake area
1958
1
" Quarter Method Data Form" , Castle Creek
1957
1
" Quarter Method Data Form" , Horse Lake
1
Miscellaneous data charts
1
Six newspaper clippings regarding carbon dating
1950-1963, undated
1
Numerous articles clipped from magazines, journals and periodicals relating to Dr. Hansen's field of study, with part of a handwritten index

Series V:  Publications by Henry P. Hansen, 1933-1974Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
List of publications by Henry P. Hansen, up to number 63
2
Various publications by Henry P. Hansen, 85 total (two copies of some of the publications, see List of Publications for titles), filed in numerical and chronological order in four folders
1933-1974

Series VI:  Publications by Other Authors, 1937-1979Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Three publications by Olav Gjaerevoll, in Norwegian
2
Publication by Knut Faegri, in Norwegian
1965
2
Fifteen publications by Svein Manum, in Norwegian
2
Eleven publications by Olaf I. Ronning, in Norwegian
2
Publication by Olof H. Selling, in Norwegian
1951
2
Publication by Jorunn Vigran Os
1970
2
Publication on Radiocarbon Dating by several authors
1953
2
Two publications by Olaf I. Ronning
1961-1962
2
Eleven publications by Olav Gjaerovoll
1950-1977
2
Three publications by David H. Hansen, son of Henry P. Hansen
1969-1979
2
Publication by Enrique Palavecino, in Spanish
1977
2
Twenty five publications by Calvin and Linda Heusser, some co-written by other authors
2
" Identification of Northwestern Trees" , T.J. Starker
1937
2
" The Geology of Crater Lake National Park, Oregon" , Howel Williams
1942
2
" Arctic Biology" , Biology Colloquium, edited by Henry P. Hansen
1957
2
" Biogeography" , Biology Colloquium
1947
2
" Great Salt Lake: An Historical Sketch" , David E. Miller
2
" A Long Pollen Record From St. Lawrence Island, Bering Sea (Alaska)" , Paul A. Colinvaux
1966
2
" Towards Computerization of Palynology-Paleobotany: A Progress Report on a Fact-finding Trip" , Gerhard O.W. Kremp
1970
2
" Palynological Techniques" , Clair A. Brown
1960
2
" The Natural C14 Contents Materials From Hard-water Lakes" , Deevey, Gross, Hutchinson, Kraybill
1954
2
" Predecessors of Great Salt Lake" , by Roger B. Morrison
2
" Biological Aspects of Weather Modification"
1965
2
" Geological Society of America Bulletin"
1973
2
" Presidential Address The Plants of Canada Past and Present" , A.H.R. Buller
1928
2
" Energy Production from Hardwoods growing on Southern Pine Sites" , Joseph Karchesy and Peter Koch
1979
2
" Archaeological Researches in the Northern Great Basin" , L.S. Cressman
1942
2
" Additional Radiocarbon Dates, Lovelock Cave, Nevada" , L.S. Cressman
1956
2
Essay, James J. Flynn and John R. Rowley, University of Stockholm
1972
2
Essay, John R. Rowley, University of Stockholm
1973
2
Essay, John R. Rowley, University of Stockholm
1974
2
Program of Alaskan Science Conference
1950

Series VII:  Photographs, 1937, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Collection of 76 black and white 8x10 photographs of wilderness landscapes
3
Oberlin College group photograph, 8x10 black and white, with index to names of individuals
3
Henry Hansen graduation at University of Washington, Ph.D., 4x6 black and white
June 1937
3
Two 5x7 black and white photographs of Henry Hansen, one in his office, and one outside of a campus building
undated
3
Henry P. Hansen, 9 1/2 x 12 black and white, from Oregon State University publication, (same photograph as one of the two 5x7's)
undated

Series VIII:  Awards, 1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Certificate of Appreciation
June 1973

Series IX:  Maps, 1906, 1941Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Map Case
*
Northwestern United States and Neighboring Canadian Provinces, National Geographic Society
June 1941
*
Floral Areas of the State of Washington, Smithsonian Institution
1906

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