George Alfred Kiersch Papers,1991-1999.

Collection Number: 16-14-3181

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
George Alfred Kiersch papers, 1991-1999.
Collection Number:
16-14-3181
Creator:
George A. Kiersch, 1918-
Quantity:
50 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Reprints from "The Heritage of Engineering Geology: The First Hundred Years," 1991; "The Expert Witness and Litigation," in the Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, 1993; and "Engineering geosciences and military operations," in Engineering Geology, 1998.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences, Cornell University.
George A. Kiersch received a B.S. from the Colorado School of Mines, and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. As well as teaching at Cornell, he worked as a geologist and exploration manager for industrial firms and government agencies and as a national and international consultant.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Reprints from "The Heritage of Engineering Geology: The First Hundred Years," 1991; "The Expert Witness and Litigation," in the Bulletin of the Association of Engineering Geologists, 1993; and "Engineering geosciences and military operations," in Engineering Geology, 1998.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Kiersch, George A.,1918-

Subjects:
Engineering geology--History.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
George Alfred Kiersch papers, #16-14-3181. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Professional Organizations
Textbooks
Private Reports
Court Documents
Course Material
Maps
Photographs
Bound Works

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Conferences, symposia, professional association meetings; Correspondence, academic papers, newsletters, adgendas; 1987-1996
K-131-B-5-A
Box 2
Drilling, exploratory geology; Studies and reports on drilling; correspondence relating to the sale of drilling equipment; course materials; 1966-1975
K-131-B-5-B
Box 3
Published Works Academic and Professional; Manuscripts, correspondece, journals, newsletters; 1959-1996
K-131-B-5-C
Box 4
Education engineering geology- methods, content, demand for; Journals, manuscripts, course materials
K-131-B-6-A
Box 5
Possibly Chapters from Geothermal steam: origin, characteristics, occurrence, and exploitation
K-131-B-6-B
; ;
Box 6
The Heritage of Engineering Geology; Notes, manuscripts, corespondence with contributers, publishers, reviewers
K-131-B-6-C
Box 7
Chapter from ???
K-131-B-7-A
Box 8
"Chapters from a proposed textbook ""Engineering Geology"" 1984?
K-131-B-7-B
Box 9
"Chapters for Geology Lab Manual; Chapter for Textbook ""Engineering Geology Text"" other materials may have been used to produce drafts of these books"
K-131-B-7-C
Box 9
Folder labeled Engineering Geology Book Ch 4 Stresses
1984-1984
"Drafts of chapters 3 and 4. Annotations show where chapter headings and numbers had changed from an earlier version of textbook ""Engineering Geology Practice"""
Chapter Files
Box 9
Cont. from above
"Outlines for both text books ""Engineering Geology"" and Engineering Geology Practice"""
Box 9
Chapter 5 from ??? Mapping
March 8, 1983
"Cover is marked OSHA or Another Agency 'Manual"" For AWH '81-'82. Note on first page reads ""JK - This is a private copy unknow to Profession - Thanks GAK"""
Chapter Files
Box 9
Recommendations On Site Investigations Techniques
July 1975
Report published by the International Society for Rock Mechanics, Commission On Recommendations On Site Investigations Techniques
Professional Orgs.
Box 9
Suggested Methods for Geophysical Logging of Boreholes
1981
Report published by the International Society for Rock Mechanics, Commission On Standardization of Laboratory and Field Tests
Professional Orgs.
Box 9
Suggested Method For Petrographic Description of Rocks - Committee On Laboratory Tests Document No. 6
March 1977
Report published by the International Society for Rock Mechanics, Commission On Standardization of Laboratory and Field Tests
Professional Orgs.
Box 9
Folder SPCo Hdbk - 1959 Some Sections for Engineering Geology Text
1959-1960
Typescript- General Guides for Diagrammic Representation of Rock - Stratigraphic Unites 1959; Letter from GAK to Warren L. Coonrad April 18, 1960
Box 9
Cont. from above
Typescript with transparencies. PART C Field Observations, Records and Useful Techniques
Box 9
National Environmental Enforcement Journal Vol. 2 No. 3
March 1987
Publicatoin of the National Association of Attorneys General
Box 9
Engineering Geology Office Manual - Basic Concepts and Procedures
April 1988
US Department of the Interior
Box 9
Environmental Courses, Conferences and Workshops
1991
Catalog from Executive Enterprises Inc
Box 9
Expense list for replacing mailbox destroyed by cable company
Personal
Box 9
Curriculum Vitae of Jeffrey R. Keaton
October 1987
Box 9
Photocopies of Appendices for a Text?
Chapter Files
Box 9
Folder Part C Automatic Dip?
Transperancies and Typescript-
Box 9
"Copies of Chapters from ""Environmental Geology Practical Exercises by Bernard W. Pipkin and David Cummings"
Copy of index and some chapters
Box 9
Folder - Course Outlines Cornell
1967-1971
Course Materials
Box 9
Course Outline and Lab No. 1
September 1967
Course Materials
Box 9
Several Letters between GAK and Jeffrey Keaton
1988-1989
RE: engineering geology text
Chapter Files
Box 9
Several Lab Exercises from Cornell courses
Box 9
The Geology Publisher
1991
Macmillan publishing catalog
Box 9
Folder - Kendall Hunt 1996 Publ -Lab Manual
1990
Correspondence, photocopies, course materials. All for use in preparing the Lab Manual or Exercise Manual
Box 9
Kendall / Hunt Publishing Company Catalog
1990
Box 10
Chapter from ???; Publications; Vaiont Slide; Course outlines
K-131-B-8-A
Box 11
Chapters??? Graphics; Photos; Research; Clippings
K-131-B-8-B
Box 12
Chapters???- Folders; Clippings, Publications
K-131-B-8-C
Box 13
4 Drawer cabinet containing slides
K-131-C-5-A
Box 14
Boxes of slided, some marked with chapter numbers; audio cassettes; audio reel, small slide projector
K-131-C-5-B
Box 14A
Slides; audio tapes; microphone
K-131-C-5-C
Box 14 (?)
Chapter Folders for ???
K-131-C-6-A
Box 15
Overhead projector slides marked PRWICA? Nuclear 1971-1972; 4 drawer cabinet with slides, some glass
K-131-C-6-B
Box 16
Photos-prints, lsides, negs. 1950s and 1960s
K-131-C-6-C
Box 16A
Photos; microfilm; microscope slides with specimens
K-131-C-7-A
Box 17
"Cornell MS and PhD Theses 1969-1971; 1 copy ea. of ""Heritage..."" and Centennial Field Guide, both unwrapped"
K-131-C-7-B
Box 18
Maps, Cert. Of Frank Laverty P.E.; Pubs- Navajo, others some in German; Folders with photocopies
K-131-C-7-C
Box 21
Slides and photos
K-131-C-8-C
Box 22
Maps, Photos, Reports
K-131-D-5-A
Box 22 (?)
Course materials
K-131-D-5-B
Box 22A
Publications
K-131-D-5-C
Box 23
Needs a closer look, mixed files
K-131-D-6-A
Box 24
Publications, lots of Navajo
K-131-D-6-B
Box 26
Slides
K-131-D-7-A
Box 26A
Slides in a tin box
K-131-D-7-B
Box 27
Mixed files - research for a report; Correspondence; Clippings
K-131-D-7-C
Box 28
AEG Files
K-131-D-8-A
Box 29
Paper and Spiral bound publications
K-131-D-8-B
Box 29A
Drafts, Publications, Maps
K-131-D-8-C
Box 30
Paper bound publications
K-131-E-5-A
Box 31
SA45
K-131-E-5-B
Box 32
Bound Volumes of GAK's Reports and Research; Plastic spiral bound reports
K-131-E-5-6
Box 33
Publications; Maps
K-131-E-6-A
Box 34
Bound Volumes of GAK's Reports and Research
K-131-E-6-B
Box 35
Bound Volumes of GAK's Reports and Research; Supplements to bound volumes-Maps
K-131-E-6-C
Box 36
Publications. Including Cornell publs; Mineral resources, Navajo-Hopi Indian Reservations
K-131-E-7-A
Box 37
Bound Volumes of GAK's Reports and Research
K-131-E-7-B
Box 38
Bound Volumes of GAK's Reports and Research
K-131-E-7-C
Box 39
Bound Volumes of GAK's Reports and Research
K-131-E-8-A
Box 40
Bound Volumes of GAK's Reports and Research
K-131-E-8-B
Box 41
Publications and reasearch notes; All possibly for chapters
K-131-E-8-C
Box 42
Bound Volumes of GAK's Reports and Research; Folder of Loose photocopies
K-131-F-5-A
Box 43
Bound Volumes of GAK's Reports and Research; Loose photocopies
K-131-F-5-B
Box 44
Bound Volumes of GAK's Reports and Research
K-131-F-6-A
Box 45
Bound Volumes of GAK's Reports and Research
K-131-F-6-B
Box 46 (1)
Course Materials
K-124-E-7-A
Box 47 (2)
Course Materials - Illustrations, papers, reports; Maps; Engineering Geology textbook materials - appendices, foreword/intro
K-124-E-7-B
Box 48 (3)
Course Materials; Legas cases; slides; Handbook for Geologists
K-124-E-7-C
Box 49 (4)
Slides; Materials for Publications and Abstracts meant to be bound; slides for legal cases
K-124-E-8-A
Box 50 (5)
Material to be bound - legal cases
K-124-E-8-B
Box 51 (6)
Reports; Legal material - slides. All meant to be bound
K-124-E-8-C
Box 52 (7)
Some course material; Legal docs
K-124-D-8-C
Box 53 (8)
Mostly Course Material; photos; some reports
K-124-D-7-C
Box 54
Photos; Book plates and Block for book plates
K-131-D-6-C
Box 38 Folder
Undescribed
K-107-C-5-C
Folder in Box 38
Box UN
Unprocssed
B79?
Box UN
Unprocssed
B79?
Box UN
Unprocssed
B79?