Ralph Stockman Tarr Papers,1883-1961, [1883-1912 (bulk)]

Collection Number: 14-15-92

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Ralph Stockman Tarr papers, 1883-1961, 1883-1912 (bulk)
Collection Number:
14-15-92
Creator:
(Ralph Stockman), Tarr 1864-1912.
Quantity:
6.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, field notebooks, research material, publications
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Tarr's papers mainly pertaining to geography.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor of geology.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers include irrigation surveys of western states, 1883-1889; pictures of the Peary Arctic Expedition of 1896; diary of the expedition by B. Hoppin; scrapbook kept by Tarr as a Cornell professor; geology field books; notebooks of his son, Russel S. Tarr; diary kept on the Cornell Alaska Expedition, 1906; lectures on the geography of North America; notes on lab work in an experimental physiography course, 1907-1908; glass slides and negatives; and correspondence on Tarr's early years. Also, Geology Department records and reports kept by Tarr and his successors and a ledger of information on graduate students in the Geology Department.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Tarr, Ralph S.1864-1912.
Tarr, Russel S.
Cornell University--Faculty.
Cornell University--Students.
Cornell University.Dept. of Geology.
Peary Arctic Expedition, 1896.
Cornell Alaska Expedition, 1906.

Subjects:
Geology--Study and teaching.
Geologists.

Form and Genre Terms:
Negatives.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Ralph Stockman Tarr papers, #14-15-92. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey maps; publication on the Greenland expedition; Alaska-Yukon Magazine, April, 1909; Scrapbook of memorabilia from various geological society meetings; much loose material, includes TLS from Theodore Roosevelt
1909
Box 2
Photographs and postcards from Greenland; published diary of Peary Arctic Expedition of 1896; Volume - Dept. records and correspondence, 1892-1894; reports and correspondence, 1895-1914 (Tarr and von Engeln); reports and correspondence, 1910-1962 (Tarr and von Engeln)
1892-1962
Box 3
Maps of Switzerland, field notebooks/diaries
n.d.
Box 4
Field notebooks/diaries
n.d.
Box 5
Field notebooks/diaries
n.d.
Box 6
Notes on the Work in the Laboratory of Experimental Physiography, Year 1907-1908; Geography Course Transcript; Geography Course Syllabus; Flag from 1896 Greenland expedition; Modification of topography by Glacial Erosion; Alaska Diary; 2 glass negatives - campus scenes
1907-1908
Box 16
Glass negatives of ice experiments at Cornell
1911-1912
Box 16
Greenland expedition and misc. (4x5 film negatives)
1896
Includes tve_exp1896_001-291
Box 8
Greenland expedition and misc. (mostly 5x7 film negatives)
1896
Includes tve_exp1896_292-318
Box 16
Greenland/Alaska negatives
1906
Includes tve_exp1906_001-074
Box 17
Greenland/Alaska glass slides
1906
Includes tve_exp1906_075-240
Box 12
Alaska expeditions (5x7 and 8x10 glass negatives
1895-1909
Box 14
Alaskan expeditions: Yakutat Peninsula (prints)
1906-1909
Box 10
Key to slides and classification: Geology Department records
n.d.
Box 11, 12
Alaskan Expedition: Tarr and von Engeln (glass and film negatives)
1909
Includes tve_exp1909_001-049
Box 7
Alaskan Expedition: Tarr and von Engeln (film negatives)
1909
Includes tve_exp1909_050-383
Box 8-9
Alaskan Expedition: Tarr and von Engeln (glass negatives)
1909
Includes tve_384-542, with some gaps
Box 13
Alaskan Expedition: Tarr and von Engeln (film negatives)
1911
Includes tve_exp1911_001-354
Box 9
Ithaca and campus (glass and film negatives)
19--
Includes tve_ithaca_026-044, 056-054
Box 14
Ice movement observations (glass negatives); images from Ithaca area (photographs, and film and glass negatives)
19--
Includes tve_ithaca_003-025, _045
Box 15
Alaska and North America
1905
Includes tve_exp1905_001-182
Box 21
Glass lantern slides of glaciers, scenes from Japan, and Eskimo women.
Box 22
Original sleeves from glass slides, including from Ithaca (undated)
1905, 1906, 1909, 1911
Box 18
Glass lantern slides of glaciers, Alaska and Greenland, slides 1-60
Box 19
Glass lantern slides of glaciers, Alaska and Greenland, slides 61-120
Box 20
Glass lantern slides of glaciers, Alaska and Greenland, slides 121-180
Box 23
Glass lantern slides of glaciers, Alaska and Greenland, slides 181-240
Box 24
Glass lantern slides of glaciers, Alaska and Greenland, slides 241-308