Myles A. Walsh papers,, 1910-1984

Overview of the Collection

Walsh, Myles A. (Myles Alexander), 1912-1984.
Myles A. Walsh papers,
1910-1984 (inclusive)
35 cubic feet (29 boxes and 22 map tubes)
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

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Additional Information

Finding aid available in repository.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Myles Alexander Walsh (1912-1984), a mining engineer, spent the bulk of his career in foreign mining operations. After graduating from Harvard in 1933, he worked for the Homesake Mining Company in Lead, South Dakota from 1933-1937, Cerro de Pasco Copper Corporation in Peru from 1938-1939, and Ayrshire Collieries Corp. in Indianapolis, Indiana from 1940-1941. During World War II he was employed by two agencies of the Reconstruction Finance Agency, Metals Reserve Company's Cuban manganese and chrome operations from 1942-1944, and Rubber Development Corporation's wild rubber operations in Venezuela, Trinidad and British Guiana from 1945-1946. Walsh was employed by the government of Afghanistan from 1947-1951, by Diamond Distributers, Inc. in French Equatorial Africa from 1952-1953, and from 1954-1956 by J.G. White Engineering Corporation in Taiwan. Walsh worked in Bolivia for Ford, Bacon & Davis, Inc. from 1957-1959, and was a consultant engineer for the Turkish government from 1960-1964. He was a privately employed mining consultant for the remainder of his career.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains professional files including correspondence, memoranda, geological analyses, maps, charts, notes, etc. (1921-1983); subject files including correspondence, information on mining methods and equipment, patents, etc. (1926-1983); personal files and correspondence (1926-1983); notebooks (1943-1984); maps, chiefly foreign (1910-1981); diaries (scattered years, 1929-1977); legal documents (1961-1977); reports (1949-1983); artifacts; 30 audiotapes concerning various mining operations and consulting jobs (1964-1982); photographs and slides (1929-1984); biographical information and miscellaneous other materials.

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Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Preservation Note

System Requirements

Audio tapes -- reel-to-reel.

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Myles A. Walsh at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

Processing Note

Processing Information

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Chromite.
  • Coal mines and mining -- United States.
  • Diamond mines and mining.
  • Geology, Economic.
  • Iron mines and mining.
  • Manganese mines and mining.
  • Mines and mineral resources.
  • Phosphate mines and mining.
  • Rubber industry and trade.
  • Tin mines and mining.
  • Uranium mines and mining.

Corporate Names

  • Cerro de Pasco Copper Corporation.
  • Ford, Bacon, and Davis.
  • Homestake Mining Company.
  • J.G. White Engineering Corp.
  • Metals Reserve Company.
  • Rubber Development Corporation.

Geographical Names

  • Afghanistan.
  • Africa, French-speaking Equatorial.
  • Bolivia.
  • Ecuador.
  • Iran.
  • Nigeria.
  • Peru.
  • Taiwan.
  • Turkey.
  • Venezuela.
  • Yugoslavia.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Artifacts.
  • Audiotapes.
  • Diaries.
  • Legal documents.
  • Maps.
  • Patents.
  • Photographs.
  • Slides.
  • Technical reports.


  • Mining engineers.