Oscar Diedrich von Engeln Papers,1866-1965

Collection Number: 14-15-856

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Oscar Diedrich von Engeln papers, 1866-1965.
Collection Number:
14-15-856
Creator:
O. D. von (Oscar Diedrich) Engeln, 1880-1965.
Quantity:
6.9 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, notebooks, exams, manuscripts, clippings, scrapbooks, diaries, certificates, diplomas, family genealogy.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence pertaining to von Engeln's years at Cornell as a student and professor and to his writings on geology and Cornell history.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor of geology, Cornell University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence pertaining to von Engeln's years at Cornell as a student and professor and to his writings on geology and Cornell history; student notebooks and exams; manuscripts of published and unpublished works; ice experiment notes by John L. Rich, 1911, later published by von Engeln, 1914; ice surface rubbings; "Records of Physiographical Experiments," 1915-1917; photographs of family, friends, colleagues and students, geological subjects, and world travels; von Engeln's camera; photographs of natural features in Turkestan taken by W. Rickmer Rickmers, with related correspondence; clippings; scrapbooks, diaries; certificates and diplomas; and a family genealogy. Material pertaining to Ralph S. Tarr, Professor of Geology, and reminiscences of other Geology Department members. Also, letters (including one from T. C. Chamberlin), unpublished articles, notes, two diaries, and photograph album (with identification) concerning Alaskan trips in 1906 and 1909.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Engeln, O. D. von, 1880-1965.
Chamberlin, Thomas C. (Thomas Chrowder), 1843-1928
Rickmers, Willi Rickmer, 1873-1965.
Cornell University--Students.
Cornell University--Faculty.
Cornell University. Dept. of Geology.

Subjects:
Geology.

Places:
Asia.
Ithaca (N.Y.)
Alaska--Description and travel.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Diaries.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Oscar Diedrich von Engeln papers, #14-15-856. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence
BoxES 1, 9
Series II. Ralph S. Tarr Memorial
Box 1
Series III. Cornell and miscellaneous
Boxes 1, 8, 10, 18
Series IV. Writings
Box 1
Series V. Photographs
Subseries I. Family, friends, other
Boxes 2, 3, 4, 11
Subseries II. Greenland expedition
Boxes 2-3
Subseries III. Other expeditions
Boxes 4
Subseries IV. Negatives (some glass)
Boxes 5, 13, 14-18
Subseries V. Postcard albums
Box 6
Series VI. Scrapbook
Box 7
Series VII. Certificates and diplomas
Box 8, Mapcase Folder
Series VIII. Alaskan trips; 1906, 1909
Boxes 4, 9

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
William Dean Howell's letter
1898
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence
1901-1913
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence
1914
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence
1915-1920
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence
1921-1929
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence
1931-1949
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence
1952-1961
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence
1962-1963
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence and notes on Cayuga Rock Salt Company
1919-1929
Box 9 Folder 2
Letter from T. C. Chamberlin to Oscar von Engeln
June 24, 1914
Box 9 Folder 3
Correspondence regarding glacial lake history of the Cayuga Valley
1933-1934
Box 1 Folder 10
Ralph S. Tarr Correspondence
1905-1910
Box 1 Folder 11
Items pertaining to the death of Ralph S. Tarr
1912
Box 1 Folder 12
Ralph S. Tarr Memorial: correspondence
1913-1918
Box 1 Folder 13
Ralph S. Tarr Memorial: lists, letters, financial records
1912-1919
Box 1 Folder 14
Ralph S. Tarr Memorial: suggestions re inscriptions
1913
Box 1 Folder 15
Genealogy and related items
1866-1934
Box 1 Folder 16
Miscellany
1891-1948
Box 1 Folder 17
Cornell items
1904-1910
Box 1 Folder 18
Expenses of the Deaprtment of Physical Geography and Summer School Instruction
Box 1 Folder 19
Pamphlets for Geology I
1912
Box 1 Folder 20
"Cornell University Summer Session Geography and Geology" (draft)
1914
Box 1 Folder 21
Sigma Gamma Epsilon miscellany
1948-1949
Box 1 Folder 22
Clippings
1902-1965
Box 8 Folder 2
Syllabus
c. 1905
Box 8 Folder 3
Ice experiments typescripts, rubbings, notebook
1911
Box 8 Folder 4
Ice experiments typescripts, rubbings, notebook
1911
Box 8 Folder 5
"Before Ithaca" Articles
Box 8 Folder 6
Broadside
1919
Box 8 Folder 7
History pf Cornell University Department of Geology
1919-1938
Box 8 Folder 8
Cornell calendar
1912
Box 8
Miscellany, Cornelliana
Box 8
Book of Letters to von Engeln
1948
Box 8
Diary, Mrs. von Engeln (formerly Maude Graham Hewitt)
1930
Box 8
Records of physiographical experiments
1913-1917
Box 10 MU-761
Gold stick pin, belonged to Prof. O.D. Von Engeln, oval outline with 2 narrow bars across the center, Sigma Xi
n.d.
Box 10 MU-762
Oval shaped pin with an open book and the words “The Cornell Lion”, gold inscription on back: “D. Von Engeln 1908”, Sigma Xi
n.d.
Box 10 MU-763
Gold Sigma Xi key with “O.D. Von Engeln” on back
n.d.
Box 10 MU-1402
Camera used by O. D. Von Engeln in Alaska
1909, 1911
Box 18 Folder 2
Lewis B. Kelsey: term paper in Special Problems Geol. 208
Box 18 Folder 3
Miscellany
Box 18 Folder 4
Glacial Pebbles
Box 18 Folder 5
Glaciers
Box 18 Folder 6
Glaciers and Glaciation
Box 1 Folder 23
Reports, Essays and Drafts
Box 1 Folder 24
Reports, Essays and Drafts
1919-1934
Box 1 Folder 25
Mss. by von Engeln
1891-1936
Box 1 Folder 26-28
Finger Lakes Region - Mss.
Box 1 Folder 29
Finger Lakes Region - Printed
c. 1960
Box 1 Folder 30
Finger Lakes Region - Galleys
c. 1960
Box 1 Folder 31
Principles of Geology, mss. foreword through chapter 3
Box 1 Folder 32
Principles of Geology, chapters 4-8
Box 1 Folder 33
Principles of Geology, chapters 9-11
Box 1 Folder 34
Principles of Geology, chapters 12-13
Box 1 Folder 35
Principles of Geology, chapters 14-16
Box 1 Folder 36
Principles of Geology, chapters 17-18
Box 1 Folder 37
Principles of Geology, chapters 19-21
Box 1 Folder 38
Principles of Geology, chapters 22-24
Box 1 Folder 39
Principles of Geology, chapters 25-26
Box 1 Folder 40
Principles of Geology, chapters 27-29
Box 1 Folder 41
Principles of Geology, chapters 30-32
Box 1 Folder 42
Principles of Geology, chapters 33-36
Box 1 Folder 43
Principles of Geology, chapters 37-39
Box 1 Folder 44
Reminiscences, mss. pp 1-109
Box 1 Folder 45
Reminiscences, mss. pp 110-214
Box 1 Folder 46
Clippings, Reviews
1934, 1961-1964
Box 1 Folder 47-48
Reviews and Advertisements
1961-1962
Box 2-3
Photograph Albums
Box 4 Folder 1-4
Family
Box 4 Folder 5
Family and Other
1906-1950
Box 4 Folder 6
Family and Other
1906-1950
Box 4 Folder 7-8
Family and Other
1910-1963
Box 4 Folder 9
Family and Other
Box 4 Folder 10
Family
1903-1963
Box 4 Folder 11-13
Friends and Colleagues
1908-1963
Box 4 Folder 14-15
Students
1907-1952
Box 4 Folder 16
Willard Straight Hall Party
1947
Box 11
New York State photograph album
1920
Box 2-3
Photograph Albums
Box 4 Folder 17
Expeditions
Box 4 Folder 19
Geological Expeditions
1904-1950
Box 4 Folder 20
Glaciers
1904
Box 4 Folder 21
Ters-Agar
Box 4 Folder 21
At Duwana
Box 4 Folder 21
Above Jailgan looking towards Tupchek
Box 4 Folder 21
Kalta-Karamk (just before Kizil-sn enters western gorge)
Box 4 Folder 21
Kalta-Karamk (eastern end of this broad section of Kisil-sn)
Box 4 Folder 21
1 map
Box 4 Folder 22
Kem-Kuban
Box 4 Folder 22
Darant-Kurgan Panorama E-S-W, Trans-Alai Range
Box 4 Folder 22
Obi-niob
Box 4 Folder 22
Approaching the Garmo Glacier
Box 4 Folder 23
View from Farna-Kub above Pashimgan to Darvaz
Box 4 Folder 23
Panorama of Tupchek; the Gildi
Box 4 Folder 23
Glacier and its Moraines
Box 4 Folder 24
Peter the Great and Zerin-Zamin from Range of Little Tupchek
Box 4 Folder 24
Around Little Tupchek
Box 4 Folder 24
Top-Kurgan
Box 18 Folder 1
Index for 3"x4" slides
Box 5
Negatives
Box 14 Folder 1
Moraine look at Reynoldsville-Bennettsburg - one from Cayuta Valley from hill on Nicklesburg Road
1931
Box 14 Folder 1
Moraine look at Reynoldsville-Bennettsburg - one from Cayuta Valley from hill on Nicklesburg Road
1931
Box 13
Topographic sections of New York State on o/s glass negatives, two photocopies of prints of maps [unidentified]
19--
Box 14 Folder 3
Divide Area - obsequent and consequent streamheads near Candor - on Southside of Candor - Van Ecttem Valley - First road west of Candor
1938
Box 14 Folder 4
Negatives of Oct. trip with Wold
Box 14 Folder 5
Jonet Face Univ. Quarty - Jonet Face of recok bing quarried for Taylor Hall University Quarry - bottom of east side of road
1931
Box 14 Folder 6
Shows glacier sculpture
Box 14 Folder 7
Tully Falls - Lower Taughanic
1933
Box 14 Folder 8
Crowbar Point
1933
Box 14 Folder 9
Truncated Spur - west side of Six Mile Valley from Coddington Road
1934
Box 14 Folder 10
Tributary Valley north of Bold Hill on east side of Six Mile Valley
1934
Box 14 Folder 11
Up Valley at Sweden Valley, PA - looks NE to NE - no ice glacial
1932
Box 14 Folder 12
Excursion to Divide area around Cayuta, also Moraine Channel near Newfield, Oct.
Box 14 Folder 13
Whitstone Gulf Butresses - This gorge is so large because eroded just glacially in very weak shales
1935
Box 14 Folder 14
Overflow southward into Unadilla Creek Headwaters of high level lake founded in slope of esearpment
1935
Box 14 Folder 15
Terrace along east side of outlet - highway crossing near junction with Pony Hollow
1932
Box 14 Folder 16
Downstream toward Cayuta Outlet (south) Terrance on west side of lower end (from highway toward Pony Hollow)
1932
Box 14 Folder 17
Doubtful bedrock near divide, upheaved or transported? (lower gorge, near divide)
1932
Box 14 Folder 18
Place of divide, near position of photo above, looking downstream (lower gorge, divide)
1932
Box 14 Folder 19
Swamp at divide point looking south (lower gorge)
1932
Box 14 Folder 20
Ledge rock fall in tributary valley, NE side of gorge (above divides, lower gorge)
1932
Box 14 Folder 21
View of north end of lower gorge toward SE
1932
Box 14 Folder 22
View of lower gorge valley from north end southward, hill in distance, flat area, winding, local waste
1932
Box 14 Folder 23
Cayuta Gorge (middle) outlet - junction with lower gorge. (middle gorge outwashed at mouth, junction)
1932
Box 14 Folder 24
Upper Cayuta Gorge outlet north of junction with middle gorge (south of road bridge)
1932
Box 14 Folder 25
Fall hill east of which flows out outlet channel, head of middle gorge, west of which lies present outlet channel (along road about one mile north of Alpine)
1932
Box 14 Folder 26
Wattems
Box 14 Folder 27
Richford from Morainic Knoll looking west diagonal slide up Truncated Slope
1922
Box 14 Folder 28
Truncated Spur and slightly modified Valley on east side of Horesheads Elmira, trough at Horseheads
1925
Box 14 Folder 29
Cortland, NY - South of glacially scoured divide notch - see maps, also note - Virgical continuation of this valley
1922
Box 14 Folder 30
Labrador Hollow - West end from summit of hill west of village
1922
Box 14 Folder 31
Rock City, Olean-blocks of Olean conglomerate tilting down hill due to weathering Alleghany Plateau level to south and west
1925
Box 14 Folder 32
Rock City, Olean - look NE surface of conglomerate and joints
1925
Box 14 Folder 33
Moraine - Cross section Six Mile
Box 14 Folder 34
Fall Creek
Box 14 Folder 35
Newark Valley
1925
Box 14 Folder 36
Near Headwaters of Chenango Creek, NY - view from road ro right leading up to 1761' elevation. This is on Taylor Valley region, south of Fulton
1922
Box 14 Folder 37
Danby - looking down State Road toward East Notch and toward north wall of Danby Trough
1922
Box 14 Folder 38
Six Mile Creek - Entrance bridge in park
1917
Box 14 Folder 39
Dunde Region - Pony Hollow and Jackson Hollow Saddle - SW of Newfield
Box 15
Ithaca area and elsewhere (glass and film negatives, Cornell University Geology Dept. staff (film negatives
Box 16
Malloryville esker (glass negative), Malloryville kames (glass negatives), field notes, Ithaca area photographs
c.1928
Box 17
Photos and slides: local (film negatives, West India (glass negatives), Iceland (film negatives)
Box 6
Post Card Albums
Box 7
Student Scrapbook
Box 8 Folder 1
American Geographical Society Fellow
1914
Box 8 Folder 1
American Geographical Society Life Fellow
1914
Box 8 Folder 1
Corporal, New York, State 4th Infantry, Company D
1918
Box 8 Folder 1
Mrs. von Engeln, preparation of Red Cross surgical dressings instructor
1918
Box 8 Folder 1
Mrs. von Engeln, Woman's Committee for Fifth Liberty Loan
1919
Box 8 Folder 1
Acknowledgement of Mrs. von Engeln's service with the Fifth Liberty Loan
1919
Box 8 Folder 1
Red Cross Membership
1920
Box 8 Folder 1
von Engeln elected a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
1928
Box 8 Folder 1
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
1929
Box 8 Folder 1
Recognition of Mrs. von Engeln's services with the Red Cross
n.d.
Box 8 Folder 1
Encyclopedia Britannica contributor
n.d.
Box 8 Folder 1
Cornell Geological Society membership
n.d.
Mapcase Folder
Maude Graham Hewitt, academic diploma from Margaretville, N.Y., High School
1904
Mapcase Folder
Maude Graham Hewitt, high school diploma, Margaretville, N.Y., High School
1904
Mapcase Folder
Maude Graham Hewitt, advanced academic diploma, Margaretville, N.Y., High School
March-June 1905
Mapcase Folder
Oscar von Engeln, B.A. from Cornell University
1908
Mapcase Folder
Maude Graham Hewitt, B.A. from Cornell University
1909
Mapcase Folder
Marriage certificate of von Engeln and Maude Graham Hewitt
1910
Mapcase Folder
Oscar von Engeln, Ph.D. from Cornell Unievrsity
1911
Mapcase Folder
Maude Graham Hewitt, initiation certificate from Delta Zeta Sorority
1919
Mapcase Folder
Association of American Geographers membership
Mapcase Folder
Paper designating von Engeln United States delegate to the international Geographical Congress, held in Warsaw beginning Aug. 23, 1934
1934
Box 4 Folder 18
Cornell and Alaska Expeditions
1896-1909
Box 9 Folder 1
Cornell exploring party
1906, 1909
Box 9
Unpublished articles, notes, two diaries, and a photo album concerning Alaskan expeditions
1906, 1909