University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences Records, 1897-2006

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington. Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Title
University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences Records
Dates
1897-2006 (inclusive)
Quantity
632.67 cubic feet (1286 boxes, 4 folders)
Collection Number
UW Resource No. 00292
Summary
Organizational records of the University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the records restricted. Contact repository for details.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Department of Geological Sciences and Geophysics Program merged in March 2001 to form the University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences.

The Department of Geological Sciences traces its origins to 1899 when the teaching of earth science began as an official unit within the College of Liberal Arts with the formalization of the Department of Geology and Mineralogy. It emphasized mineralogy, petrology, and mining geology, and developed as a service to the mining, engineering, and forestry programs. The department consisted of one faculty member with a curriculum that encompassed physical and economic geology, assaying, and mining engineering (although a School of Mining had been proposed as early as 1888 it was not established until 1901). Considered a "pure science," geology remained in the College of Liberal Arts, which was reorganized into the College of Arts and Sciences in 1910. In 1969 the department was renamed the Department of Geological Sciences.

The 1957-58 International Geophysical Year (when the first satellite orbited the earth) stimulated world-wide collaboration among disciplines and began the momentum at the UW to formalize the geophysical interdisciplinary ties already in existence on campus. From 1959-1963 interdisciplinary geophysics was governed by a committee of faculty from several disciplines and in late 1963 officially became the Geophysics Group, a graduate interdisciplinary program through the Graduate School. Ultimately, in 1969 the modern Geophysics Program was formalized within the College of Arts and Sciences and the first full-time chair was appointed in 1970.

In 2001, the Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) was created through the merger of two UW departments: the Department of Geological Sciences and the Geophysics Program within the College of Arts and Sciences. ESS moved into the newly formed College of the Environment as one of the inaugural units at the beginning of the academic year 2009-2010.

[Source: https://www.ess.washington.edu/about/history.php]

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Historical features, organizational features, correspondence, reports, minutes, memoranda, budget files, committee files, course files, grant files, lists, publications, newsletters, subject series, punts, seismograms, helistation logs, felt reports, questionnaire forms, ephemera, drawings, photographs; 1897-2006.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Public Records (use unrestricted when access is granted) .

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Organized into 38 accessions:

  • Accession No. 91-091, College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean of Earth Sciences, Computing, Facilities and Research records, 1961-1987
  • Accession No. 91-183, College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean of Earth Sciences, Computing, Facilities and Research records, 1963-1988
  • Accession No. 95-177, College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean of Earth Sciences, Computing, Facilities and Research records, 1969-1995
  • Accession No. 00-035, College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean of Earth Sciences, Computing, Facilities and Research records, 1991-1993
  • Accession No. 01-022, College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean of Earth Sciences, Computing, Facilities and Research records, 1979-1995
  • Accession No. 02-034, Department of Earth and Space Sciences records, 2001
  • Accession No. 03-042, Department of Earth and Space Sciences records, 2002
  • Accession No. 04-057, Department of Earth and Space Sciences records, 2003
  • Accession No. 06-007, Department of Earth and Space Sciences records, 1979-2006
  • Accession No. 75-020, Department of Geological Sciences records, undated
  • Accession No. 82-082, Department of Geological Sciences records, 1897-1964
  • Accession No. 84-042, Department of Geological Sciences records, 1964-1977
  • Accession No. 92-098, Department of Geological Sciences records, 1970-1986
  • Accession No. 99-142, Department of Geological Sciences records, 1984-1988
  • Accession No. 80-007, Geophysics Program records, 1971-1978
  • Accession No. 85-027, Geophysics Program records, 1929-1984
  • Accession No. 93-001, Geophysics Program records, 1970-1985
  • Accession No. 93-002, Geophysics Program records, 1970-1985
  • Accession No. 93-003, Geophysics Program records, 1975-1979
  • Accession No. 93-065, Geophysics Program records, 1973-1978
  • Accession No. 93-066, Geophysics Program records, 1969-1993
  • Accession No. 94-040, Geophysics Program records, 1980-1989
  • Accession No. 95-207, Geophysics Program records, 1971-1972
  • Accession No. 95-300, Geophysics Program records, 1972-1990
  • Accession No. 95-303, Geophysics Program records, 1990-1993
  • Accession No. 96-197, Geophysics Program records, 1989-1992
  • Accession No. 96-198, Geophysics Program records, 1991-1993
  • Accession No. 97-047, Geophysics Program records, 1994-1995
  • Accession No. 97-098, Geophysics Program records, 1910-1996
  • Accession No. 97-099, Geophysics Program records, 1991-1992
  • Accession No. 99-075, Geophysics Program records, 1997-1998
  • Accession No. 01-013, Geophysics Program records, 1999
  • Accession No. 02-002, Geophysics Program records, 2000
  • Accession No. 03-030, Geophysics Program records, 1946-1996
  • Accession No. 04-029, Geophysics Program records, 1995
  • Accession No. 04-070, Geophysics Program records, 1960-1988
  • Accession No. 05-029, Geophysics Program records, 1971-1994
  • Accession No. 18-037, University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences records, 1951-1982

Processing Note

Processing levels vary. Contact the repository for details.

Related Materials

The UW College of the Environment website has been regularly captured by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine since 2016. The snapshots can be viewed here: https://wayback.archive-it.org/4366/*/https://environment.uw.edu/

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 91-091: University of Washington, College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean of Earth Sciences, Computing, Facilities and Research Records, 1961-1987Return to Top

4 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Organizational features, correspondence, memoranda, minutes, unit plans, budgets, reports, subject series, committee files; 1961-1987.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some files).

Acquisition Info: Received from Joe Creager, May 16, 1991.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 91-183: University of Washington, College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean of Earth Sciences, Computing, Facilities and Research Records, 1963-1988Return to Top

5 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content: Reading files (chronological correspondence), budget file, reports, classroom usage study, classroom schedules, newsletters, subject series, committee files; 1963-1988

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some files).

Acquisition Info: Received from Carol Rush, July 18, 1991 and September 5, 1991.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 95-177: University of Washington, College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean of Earth Sciences, Computing, Facilities and Research Records, 1969-1995Return to Top

7 cubic feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Content: Budget planning files, salary planning files, subject series and departmental files; 1969-1995 (bulk 1975-1995).

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

Acquisition Info: Received Marla Hill, July 5, 1995.

Processing Info: Processed in 2001.

Accession No. 00-035: University of Washington, College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean of Earth Sciences, Computing, Facilities, and Research Records, 1991-1993Return to Top

1.21 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Biographical/Historical Note: A responsibility of the office of the associate dean of earth sciences, computing, facilities and research is monitoring the progress of research proposals originating in the UW. College of Arts and Sciences. Joe S. Creager served as the associate dean during the period.

Scope and Content: Research grant and contract files (expired); 1991-1993.

Records are only those which are original to the office of the dean and are primarily those of Carol Rush who served as assistant to the dean during the period.

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

Acquisition Info: Received from Records Management Services, March 10, 2000.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 01-022: University of Washington, College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean of Earth Sciences, Computing, Facilities, and Research Records, 1979-1995Return to Top

5 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content: Grant/contract administrative files; 1979-1995.

Files are in alphabetical order according to department and then by last name of principal investigator.

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

Acquisition Info: Received from Records Management Services, February 7, 2001.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 02-034: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences Records, 2001Return to Top

9 cubic feet (12 boxes)

Scope and Content: Seismograms; 2001.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some files).

Some material stored offsite; advance notice is required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from Derek Folger, August 21, 2002.

Processing Info: Minimally processed..

Accession No. 03-042: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences Records, 2002Return to Top

9 cubic feet (12 boxes)

Scope and Content: Seismograms, helistation log; 2002.

Includes helistation log charts for August to December of 2002 in box one. The previous seven months are not available due to helistation system failures.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, July 16, 2003.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Seismograms
Box Accession
1 03-042
Seismograms - January
2002
2 03-042
Seismograms - February
2002
3 03-042
Seismograms - March
2002
4 03-042
Seismograms - April
2002
5 03-042
Seismograms - May
2002
6 03-042
Seismograms - June
2002
7 03-042
Seismograms - July
2002
8 03-042
Seismograms - August
2002
9 03-042
Seismograms - September
2002
10 03-042
Seismograms - October
2002
11 03-042
Seismograms - November
2002
12 03-042
Seismograms - December
2002
Helistation Log
Box Accession
1 03-042
Helistation Log Book - August to December
2002

Accession No. 04-057: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences Records, 2003Return to Top

9 cubic feet (12 boxes)

Scope and Content: Seismograms; 2003.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, June 17, 2004.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Seismograms
Box Accession
1 04-057
Seismograms - January
2003
2 04-057
Seismograms - February
2003
3 04-057
Seismograms - March
2003
4 04-057
Seismograms - April
2003
5 04-057
Seismograms - May
2003
6 04-057
Seismograms - June
2003
7 04-057
Seismograms - July
2003
8 04-057
Seismograms - August
2003
9 04-057
Seismograms - September
2003
10 04-057
Seismograms - October
2003
11 04-057
Seismograms - November
2003
12 04-057
Seismograms - December
2003

Accession No. 06-007: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences seismograms, 1979-2006Return to Top

15.75 cubic feet (21 boxes)

Scope and Content: Seismograms; 1979-2006.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, August 12, 2005 and February 6, 2006.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Longmire (LON) Seismograms
Box Accession
1 06-007
Seismograms
1979-1981
2 06-007
Seismograms
1986-1987
3 06-007
Seismograms
1988-1989
4 06-007
Seismograms
1990-1991
5 06-007
Seismograms
1992-1993
Seismograms
Box Accession
6 06-007
Seismograms - January
2004
7 06-007
Seismograms - February
2004
8 06-007
Seismograms - March
2004
9 06-007
Seismograms - April
2004
10 06-007
Seismograms - May
2004
11 06-007
Seismograms - June
2004
12 06-007
Seismograms - July / August
2004
13 06-007
Seismograms - September / October
2004
14 06-007
Seismograms - November / December
2004
15 06-007
Seismograms - January / February
2005
16 06-007
Seismograms - March / April
2005
17 06-007
Seismograms - May / June
2005
18 06-007
Seismograms - June / July
2005
19 06-007
Seismograms - August / September
2005
20 06-007
Seismograms - October / November
2005
21 06-007
Seismograms - December / January
2005-2006

Accession No. 75-020: University of Washington, Department of Geological Sciences Records, undatedReturn to Top

0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)

Scope and Content: Photographs, departmental history, bibliographies, miscellaneous tributes to Henry Landes and John Cobb.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some fields).

Acquisition Info: Received from Linda Rothrock, June 26, 1975.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 82-082: University of Washington, Department of Geological Sciences Records, 1897-1964Return to Top

0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)

Scope and Content: Incoming letters, 1942-1943; Requisition List, 1897; Annual Reports, 1938-1954; Publication (Seismological Bulletin, No. 12) 1964; Ephemera, 1962; 1897-1964.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some fields).

Acquisition Info: Received June 1, 1982.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 84-042: University of Washington, Department of Geological Sciences Records, 1964-1977Return to Top

0.84 cubic foot (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence mainly with Arts and Sciences College, Graduate School (1971-1977), annual reports (1964-1972), six year plan, affirmative action; 1964-1977.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some fields).

Acquisition Info: Received from the Department of Geological Sciences, August 23, 1984.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 92-098: University of Washington, Department of Geological Sciences Records, 1970-1986Return to Top

1.42 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, grant proposals; 1970-1986.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some fields).

Acquisition Info: Received from Bernie Anderson, January 7, 1992.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 99-142: University of Washington, Department of Geological Sciences Records, 1984-1988Return to Top

0.21 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Internal and external correspondence, and staff meeting minutes; 1984-1988.

Records document the tenure of Mary Smith who served as the department's administrative manager during the period.

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

Acquisition Info: Received from Suzanne Steffens, October 28, 1999.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 80-007: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1971-1978Return to Top

0.63 cubic foot (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Reports, 1971-1978.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some fields).

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 85-027: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1929-1984Return to Top

108 cubic feet (542 boxes)

Scope and Content: Seismograms; 1929-1984.

Primarily from Seattle, Longmire, Tumwater, and Chehalem.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some fields).

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from the University Records Center, October 21, 1984.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 93-001: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1970-1985Return to Top

84 cubic feet (168 boxes)

Scope and Content: Develocorder film; 1970-1985.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some fields).

Acquisition Info: Received from Ruth Ludwin between July 2, 1992 and August 13, 1992.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 93-002: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1970-1985Return to Top

12 cubic feet (12 boxes)

Scope and Content: Notebooks containing graphic and textual data concerning seismic events; ca. 1970-1985.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some fields).

Acquisition Info: Received from Ruth Ludwin, December 17, 1992.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 93-003: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1975-1979Return to Top

6 cubic feet (18 boxes)

Scope and Content: Develocorder hard copies from Eastern Washington stations; 1975-1979.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some fields).

Acquisition Info: Received from Ruth Ludwin, August 20, 1992.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 93-065: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1973-1978Return to Top

1 cubic foot (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Seismograms; ca. 1973-1978.

Box 1: "Eastern Washington--Smyrana Beach Swarm Experiment"; Box 2: "Helicorder, Goldendale, WA 1978"; Box 3: "Variegated - Glacier Reflection Profiles".

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some fields).

Acquisition Info: Received from Ruth Ludwin, March 17, 1993.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 93-066: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1969-1993Return to Top

0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)

Scope and Content: List of stations represented on seismic records deposited by the Geophysics Program (1993), WWVB Time Code [key for how to read the seismic records] (undated), Develocorder operation and maintenance manual for Model RF-400 (1969); 1969-1993.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some fields).

Acquisition Info: Received from Ruth Ludwin, March 17, 1993.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 94-040: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1980-1989Return to Top

51 cubic feet (51 boxes)

Scope and Content: Punts; 1980-1989.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some fields).

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from Kacy Fitch, May 2, 1994.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 95-207: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1971-1972Return to Top

0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)

Scope and Content: Annual report; 1971-1972.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some files).

Acquisition Info: Transferred from the Publications Area, January 1, 1990.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 95-300: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1972-1990Return to Top

102 cubic feet (135 boxes)

Scope and Content: Seismograms; 1972-1990.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some files).

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from Bill Steele, August 7, 1995 and August 14, 1995.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 95-303: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1990-1993Return to Top

11 cubic feet (11 boxes)

Scope and Content: Punts; 1990-1993.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some files).

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from Bill Steele, August 7, 1995.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 96-197: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1989-1992Return to Top

8 cubic feet (8 boxes)

Scope and Content: Punts; 1989-1992.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from T.J. Saunders, December 12, 1996.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 96-198: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1991-1993Return to Top

27 cubic feet (36 boxes)

Scope and Content: Seismograms; 1991-1993.

Restrictions on Access: Public Records (public disclosure laws may restrict access to some files).

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from T.J. Saunders, December 12, 1996.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 97-047: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1994-1995Return to Top

18 cubic feet (24 boxes)

Scope and Content: Seismograms; 1994-1995.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from T.J. Saunders, April 2, 1997.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 97-098: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1910-1996Return to Top

33 cubic feet (44 boxes)

Scope and Content: Seismograms recorded by helicorders at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 1910-1970; and daily seismograms recorded by helicorders in the University of Washington, Seismology lab containing information gathered by the Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network on activity in Washington and Oregon, 1996.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from Gerick Bergsma, August 28, 1997.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 97-099: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1991-1992Return to Top

1 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Box 63 of Punts; November 1, 1991 - January 20, 1992.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from Gerick Bergsma, August 28, 1997.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 99-075: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1997-1998Return to Top

18 cubic feet (24 boxes)

Scope and Content: Seismograms; 1997-1998.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from Robert Willis, June 1, 1999.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 01-013: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1999Return to Top

9 cubic feet (12 boxes)

Scope and Content: Seismograms; 1999.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from Bill Steele, March 1, 2001.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 02-002: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 2000Return to Top

9 cubic feet (12 boxes)

Scope and Content: Seismograms; 2000.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from Eric Lenz, December 14, 2001.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Accession No. 03-030: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1946-1996Return to Top

1 cubic foot (1 box)

Biographical/Historical Note: The felt reports were originally collected by the University of Washington's Geology Department for the 1946 and 1949 earthquakes. By 1965, the questionnaires were addressed to the University of Washington's Seismograph Station. The reports concerning the 1981 earthquake suggest that the Seismograph Station was incorporated into the larger University of Washington, Geophysics Program, which is also the entity credited with collecting the data for the two earthquakes in 1995 and 1996. The Dept. of Geological Sciences and Geophysics Program merged in March of 2001 to become UW. Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences.

Scope and Content: Questionnaire forms, letters, drawings, photographs; 1946-1996 (bulk 1946-1965).

Includes a donor-supplied index detailing the various record formats for each earthquake and a brief introduction to the historical context in which "felt reports" were the primary means of establishing earthquake intensity.

Felt reports document earthquakes that affected the state of Washington on June 23rd, 1946; April 13th, 1949; April 29th, 1965; Elk Lakes in 1981; Robinson Point on January 28th, 1995; and Duvall on May 2nd, 1996. Includes 195 photocopies and original post card questionnaire replies for the 1946 earthquake, as well as several hundred originals and photocopies of felt report questionnaire forms, letters, schematic drawings, and photographs regarding the 1949 and 1965 earthquakes. The final three earthquakes do not include photocopies of the report questionnaire forms and letters.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, February 12, 2003.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Index
Box Accession
1 03-030
Index - Felt Reports
n.d.
Felt Reports
Box Accession
1 03-030
June 23rd Event
1946
1 03-030
April 13th Event
1949
1 03-030
April 29th Event
1965
1 03-030
Elk Lake Event
1981
1 03-030
January 28th Event - Robinson Point
1995
1 03-030
Duvall Event
1996

Accession No. 04-029: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1995Return to Top

3 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Earthquake felt reports; 1995.

Felt reports document the Robinson Point Earthquake that occurred in Washington State on January 28th, 1995. The event registered a magnitude of 5.0 and the center was 11 miles below the surface of Puget Sound near Robinson Point on Maury Island, roughly midway between Seattle and Tacoma.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Felt Reports
Box Accession
1-3 04-029
January 28th Event - Robinson Point
1995

Accession No. 04-070: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1960-1988Return to Top

60 cubic feet (91 boxes)

Scope and Content: Seismograms; 1960-1988.

ncludes seismograms from stations located at Longmire Springs (LON) in Mount Rainer National Park, University of Washington, (SEA) in Seattle, and Mount Baker. The majority of the seismograms were created as a part of the World Wide Standard Station Network (WWSSN).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Acquisition Info: Received from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, November 20, 2003 and November 25, 2003.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Seismograms
Longmire Springs (Station LON)
Box Accession
1 04-070
May - August
1960
2 04-070
September - December
1960
3 04-070
March
1964
4 04-070
June
1964
5 04-070
January
1980
6 04-070
February
1980
7 04-070
March
1980
8 04-070
April
1980
9 04-070
May
1980
10 04-070
June
1980
11 04-070
July
1980
12 04-070
August
1980
13 04-070
September
1980
14 04-070
October
1980
15 04-070
November
1980
16 04-070
December
1980
17 04-070
January
1981
18 04-070
February
1981
19 04-070
March
1981
20 04-070
April
1981
21 04-070
May
1981
22 04-070
June
1981
23 04-070
July
1981
24 04-070
March
1982
25 04-070
April
1982
26 04-070
November
1982
27 04-070
December
1982
28 04-070
January
1983
29 04-070
February
1983
30 04-070
March
1983
31 04-070
April
1983
32 04-070
May
1983
33 04-070
July
1983
34 04-070
October
1983
35 04-070
December
1983
36 04-070
July
1984
37 04-070
January
1985
38 04-070
February
1985
39 04-070
March
1985
40 04-070
April
1985
41 04-070
June
1985
42 04-070
July
1985
43 04-070
August
1985
44 04-070
September
1985
45 04-070
October
1985
46 04-070
November
1985
47 04-070
December
1985
48 04-070
January
1986
49 04-070
February
1986
50 04-070
March
1986
51 04-070
April
1986
52 04-070
May
1986
53 04-070
June
1986
54 04-070
July
1986
55 04-070
August
1986
56 04-070
September
1986
57 04-070
October
1986
58 04-070
November - December
1986
59 04-070
March
1987
60 04-070
June
1987
61 04-070
July
1987
62 04-070
August
1987
63 04-070
September
1987
64 04-070
October
1987
65 04-070
November
1987
66 04-070
December
1987
67 04-070
January
1988
68 04-070
February
1988
69 04-070
March
1988
70 04-070
September
1988
71 04-070
October
1988
72 04-070
January - February
1972
73 04-070
June - July
1972
74 04-070
August - September
1972
75 04-070
October - November
1972
76 04-070
December - January
1972-1973
77 04-070
February - March
1973
78 04-070
April - May
1973
79 04-070
August - September
1973
80 04-070
October - November
1973
University of Washington, (Station SEA)
Box Accession
81 04-070
March
1965
82 04-070
October
1965
83 04-070
November
1968
84 04-070
December
1968
85 04-070
February
1969
86 04-070
October
1969
87 04-070
May - December
1974-1975
88 04-070
January - December
1976
Mount Baker Station
Box Accession
89 04-070
Baker #1
1975-1979
90 04-070
Baker #2
1975-1979
91 04-070
February - November
1974

Accession No. 05-029: University of Washington, Geophysics Program Records, 1971-1994Return to Top

0.21 cubic foot ( 1 box)

Scope and Content: Course files; 1971-1994.

Includes interdepartmental correspondence, applications for course changes and new courses, course outlines, course descriptions, lecture notes, and reading lists related to courses offered in the Geophysics Program.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Received from the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, July 24, 2003.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Course Files
Box Accession
1 05-029
400 Level Courses
Scope and Content: Includes curriculum forms for the following Geophysics courses: 401, 402, 403, 404, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 415, 425, 435, 451, 452, and 455.
1971-1988
1 05-029
500 Level Courses
Scope and Content: Includes curriculum forms for the following Geophysics courses: 501, 502, 503, 506, 508, 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 520, 531, 532, 533, 536, 537, 538, 539, 541, 542, 545, 551, 552, 553, 554, 560, 561, 562, 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575, and 576.
1971-1994

Accession No. 18-037: University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences records, 1951-1982Return to Top

2.28 cubic feet (2 boxes, including 8 reels of RAR 16mm film)

Scope and Content: Mount St. Helens punt seismograms from May 18-19, 1980; Mount St. Michael Seismic Station bulletin books; time correction logs for SEA, LON, and TUM seismic stations; LON station correspondence; Mt. St. Helens develocorder prints for years shortly before and after 1980 eruption

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Public Records—not subject to copyright. Copying, quotation, publication and other uses are unrestricted if records are open for public release.

Acquisition Info: Stephen Malone, UW Earth and Space Sciences. Some items potentially related to acquisitions from 1993-1994

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 18-037
St. Helens punt seismograms - Selected PNSN Stations and 5-day recorders - May 18, 1980 PUNTS
1980/05/18 15:49 - 17:00
1 18-037
St. Helens punt seismograms - Selected PNSN Stations and 5-day recorders - May 18, 1980 PUNTS
1980/05/18 17:00 -19:59
1 18-037
St. Helens punt seismograms - Selected PNSN Stations and 5-day recorders - May 18, 1980 PUNTS
Scope and Content: Includes Instructions for Understanding post May 18, 1980 Erruption Data
1980/05/18 20:00 - 21:59
1 18-037
St. Helens punt seismograms - Selected PNSN Stations and 5-day recorders - May 18, 1980 PUNTS
1980/05/18 22:00 - 23:59
1 18-037
St. Helens punt seismograms - Selected PNSN Stations and 5-day recorders - May 19, 1980 PUNTS
1980/05/19 00:00 - 01:59
1 18-037
St. Helens punt seismograms - Selected PNSN Stations and 5-day recorders - May 19, 1980 PUNTS
1980/05/19 02:00 - 09:59
1 18-037
St. Helens punt seismograms - Selected PNSN Stations and 5-day recorders - May 19, 1980 PUNTS
1980/05/19 10:00 - 15:59
1 18-037
Develecorder seismograms - 8 Reels of seismograms
1972-1978
2 18-037
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - Mount St. Michael Seismic Station - Station description book for Mt St. Michael
approximately 1960
2 18-037
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - Mount St. Michael Seismic Station - Station record change book
Sep. 1961 - Sep. 1970
2 18-037
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - Mount St. Michael Seismic Station - Bulletin book
Mar. 1960 - Aug. 1961
2 18-037
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - Mount St. Michael Seismic Station - Bulletin book
Sep. 1961 -Jan. 1963
2 18-037
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - Mount St. Michael Seismic Station - Bulletin book
Jan. 1963 - Dec. 1964
2 18-037
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - Mount St. Michael Seismic Station - Bulletin book
Aug. 1968 - Mar. 1970
2 18-037
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - Seattle (SEA) Seismic Station - Time correction logs
1952
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - SEA, LON, TUM Seismic Stations - Time correction logs
1960
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - SEA, LON, TUM Seismic Stations - Time correction logs
1963 - 1967
Box Accession
2 18-037
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - LON Seismic Station - Time correction logs
1958 -1961
2 18-037
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - LON Seismic Station - Time correction logs
1962
2 18-037
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - TUM Seismic Station - Time correction logs
1958 - 1960
2 18-037
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - Longmire (LON) correspondence - letters , notes and permits
1960 -1973
2 18-037
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - SEA Seismic Station - original picks and Bulletins
1951 - 1959
2 18-037
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - Develecorder photo prints - Mt St. Helens examples before eruption
1974 - 1979
2 18-037
Pre-1970 PNSN station Info - Develecorder photo prints - Mt St. Helens examples
1974, 1979, 1982

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Earth sciences--Study and teaching--Washington (State)
  • Geophysics--Study and teaching--Washington (State)
  • Seismograms--United States--Specimens
  • Space sciences--Study and teaching--Washington (State)
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)

Corporate Names

  • University of Washington. Department of Earth and Space Sciences--Archives
  • University of Washington. Department of Earth and Space Sciences--Employees
  • University of Washington. Department of Earth and Space Sciences--Faculty
  • University of Washington. Department of Earth and Space Sciences--Students
  • University of Washington. Department of Geological Sciences--Archives
  • University of Washington. Geophysics Program--Archives

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • University of Washington. University Archives