William B. Hall stereographs of Hebgen Lake, 1959 August 21

Overview of the Collection

Hall, William B., 1925-2014
William B. Hall stereographs of Hebgen Lake
1959 August 21
0.2 linear feet, (1 box)
Collection Number
William B. Hall was a geologist who worked and taught in Montana and Idaho. The collection consists of Hall's aerial photographs of the Hebgen Lake region following the 1959 Hegden Lake earthquake.
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
Telephone: 4069944242
Fax: 4069942851
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection of William B. Hall's aerial photographs of the Hebgen Lake region following the 1959 Hegden Lake Earthquake. 118 stereoscope slides contained across 7 sheets span several geographic regions, including Kirkwood Ridge, Sage Peak, Madison Mountain Range, Henrys Lake, Buffalo Horn Creek, Gallatin-Yellowstone Divide, Porcipine Neck, Fortress Mountain, Gallatin Mountain Range, Bighorn Peak, Quake Lake, Cliff Lake, Missouri Flats, Madison Canyon, and Gravelly Range.

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William (Bill) Bartlett Hall was born on July 12, 1925, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Rufus and Frances Hall. He matriculated at Princeton University in 1943. His time at Princeton was temporarily adjourned while Bill served in the army during World War II. Upon his return, Bill became a member of the Terrance Club at Princeton and interviewed Albert Einstein on his views on world peace and governance. Bill graduated from Princeton with a bachelor's degree in 1949. Bill moved back to Cincinnati, Ohio, and married Elizabeth (Liz) Campbell Carlson. Bill and Liz went on to be married for 57 years. Bill received a master's degree in geology from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to receiving his doctorate in geology from the University of Wyoming, Bill worked as a field geologist at the Pure Oil Company. Dr. Hall taught geology for several years at the Montana School of Mines in Butte, Montana. While living in Butte, Bill and Liz welcomed their first two children, Molly and Patsy. In 1965, moved to Moscow, Idaho, where Dr. Hall taught at the University of Idaho from 1965 to 1991. Bill and Liz's third child, David, was born in Moscow, Idaho. Dr. Hall was an expert in fields of geomorphology, geologic hazards, field geology, aerial photography, and photo geology. Dr. Hall developed and promoted a method for taking color oblique stereo aerial photos from small airplanes. He conducted his field work in the Gallatin Valley and Madison ranges between Bozeman, MT and Yellowstone National Park. He died June 16, 2014.

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Acquisition Information

Gift of Helaine Walsh Markewich, 2021. Hall was her major professor at the University of Idaho and gifted her the materials before his death.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Stereographs #1-18
1 2 Stereographs #19-38
1 3 Stereographs #39-53
1 4 Stereographs #54-69
1 5 Stereographs #70-83
1 6 Stereographs #84-101
1 7 Stereographs #102-118

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Subject Terms

  • Earthquake zones--Montana
  • Geological mapping--Montana

Geographical Names

  • Hebgen Lake (Mont.)--20th century

Form or Genre Terms

  • Aerial photographs
  • Photographs
  • Stereographs