James Lindsay Dyson Papers, ca. 1933-1971

Collection Number: 4293

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
James Lindsay Dyson papers, ca. 1933-1971
Collection Number:
4293
Creator:
James Lindsay Dyson, 1912-
Quantity:
6.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Research files, card files, manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, notebooks, correspondence, and other papers.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Student papers, primarily laboratory and lecture notes from Cornell University; documents, notebook, and scrapbook relating to his experiences in the U.S. Army during World War II and in the Army Reserve; subject files relating to his teaching at Lafayette College and his work as a geologist; research files, card files, manuscripts, photographs, reviews, and articles on The World of Ice; research files for a projected work, The World of Water; scrapbooks; geology and ornithology field notebooks; personal correspondence and photographs; and other publications by James L. Dyson. Also, correspondence with Lolita Dyson about a scholarship established at Lafayette College in memory of her husband.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

James L. Dyson graduated from Lafayette College in 1933 and received his doctorate from Cornell University in 1938. He served as an Instructor in Geology at Cornell from 1935 to 1938 and at Colgate from 1938 to 1941. In 1947 he became Head of the Department of Geology and Geography at Lafayette College, a position he held until his death in 1967. During World War II, he served in various positions in the U.S. Army, eventually as Commanding Officer of the First Training Center in New Guinea and later on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. After the war, he remained active in the Army Reserve. He was best known for his scientific work as a geomorphologist and glaciologist, publishing a number of works on Glacier National Park and a major work, The World of Ice. He served as a Cooperating Geologist of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey, doing detailed studies of the New Bloomfield Quadrangle. He was an ardent conservationist and was also deeply concerned with the improvement of geologic education.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Student papers, primarily laboratory and lecture notes from Cornell University; documents, notebook, and scrapbook relating to his experiences in the U.S. Army during World War II and in the Army Reserve; subject files relating to his teaching at Lafayette College and his work as a geologist; research files, card files, manuscripts, photographs, reviews, and articles on The World of Ice; research files for a projected work, The World of Water; scrapbooks; geology and ornithology field notebooks; personal correspondence and photographs; and other publications by James L. Dyson. Also, correspondence with Lolita Dyson about a scholarship established at Lafayette College in memory of her husband.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Dyson, James L. (James Lindsay), 1912-1967.
Dyson, Lolita Brown.
Cornell University.
Lafayette College.
United States. Army.
Geological Survey of Pennsylvania.

Subjects:
Geology--Research.
Geology--Study and teaching.
Glaciers.
Glaciology.
Ice.
Geomorphology.
Geological surveys.
Geology--Pennsylvania--Surveys.
Ornithology.
Geologists.
College teachers.

Places:
Glacier National Park (Mont.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Field notes.
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
James Lindsay Dyson Papers, #4293. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Lafayette College; Cornell University; military Box 1
Series II. Professional subject files; World of Water Box 2
Series III. World of Water; personal Box 3
Series IV. World of Ice Boxes 4, 6
Series V. Photographs-- World of Ice Box 7
Series VI. Photographs--General Box 7
Series VII. Scrapbooks; field notebooks: ornithology and geology Box 5
Series VIII. Publications Box 8

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I. Lafayette College; Cornell University; military
Box 1 Folder 1
Lafayette College
Box 1 Folder 2
Lafayette College Bulletin
1932
Box 1 Folder 3
Lafayette College Yearbook
Box 1 Folder 4
Conservation lectures
Box 1 Folder 5
General economic geology
Box 1 Folder 6
Economic seminar
Box 1 Folder 7
Fossils
Box 1 Folder 8
Geology 500-Cement Report
Box 1 Folder 9
Geology 500-Coal Report
Box 1 Folder 10
Geophysics
Box 1 Folder 11
Metamorphic geology
Box 1 Folder 12
Optical determination of minerals
Box 1 Folder 13
Petrography lectures
Box 1 Folder 14
Petrograph lab
Box 1 Folder 15
Sedimentary petrography
Box 1 Folder 16
Sedimentary petrography lab
Box 1 Folder 17
Secimentary petrography notes
Box 1 Folder 18
Sedimentary reports
Box 1 Folder 19
Seismology
Box 1 Folder 20
Structural geology
Box 1 Folder 21
Structural geology
Box 1 Folder 22
Miscellaneous reports
Box 1 Folder 23
Travel
Box 1 Folder 24
Field notebooks
1936
Box 1 Folder 25
Field notebooks
Box 1 Folder 26
Ph.D. thesis
Box 1 Folder 27
Colgate Univ. - Penn. relay watch story
1940-1942
Box 1 Folder 28
Military papers
1941-1945
Box 1 Folder 29
Army - Medical
Box 1 Folder 30
Army - Pay vouchers
Box 1 Folder 31
Army - OCS - Australia
Box 1 Folder 32
Army - General
Box 1 Folder 33
Army - General
Box 1 Folder 34
Replacement (training) depot
Box 1 Folder 35
Availability questionaire
Box 1 Folder 36
Recommendation for promotion
Box 1 Folder 37
Research and development subgroup
Box 1 Folder 38
Active duty training - Applications
Box 1 Folder 39
Active duty training - 1955 Ft. Knox, Ky.
1955
Box 1 Folder 40
Active duty training - 1956
1956
Box 1 Folder 41
Active duty training - Fort Meade 1956
1956
Box 1 Folder 42
First replacement training center
Box 1 Folder 43
First replacement training center
Box 1 Folder 44
Commendation
Box 1 Folder 45
Field notes, 1940
1940
Box 1 Folder 46
Certificates
Box 1 Folder 47
Notes
Box 1 Folder 48
Clipping and map
Box 1 Folder 49
Lafayette College - Applications
Box 1 Folder 50
Princeton University Canada field trip
Box 1 Folder 51
U.S.G.A. - Grinnell Glacier
Box 1 Folder 52
Birds
1952-1958
Series II. Professional subject files; World of Water
Box 2 Folder 1
American Alpine Club
Box 2 Folder 2
American Geological Institute
Box 2 Folder 3
Bergethon, K. Roald
Box 2 Folder 4
Boyertown Report - Plates
Box 2 Folder 5
Geology of the site of the trout run impounding dam, Boyertown, Bucks County
Box 2 Folder 6
Congressmen (correspondence)
Box 2 Folder 7
Dyson, Elgar L.
Box 2 Folder 8
J. Gordon Edwards
Box 2 Folder 9
Encyclopedia of American Biography
Box 2 Folder 10
Fairchild Garden speech
Box 2 Folder 11
Glaciers
Box 2 Folder 12
Glacier recession paper
Box 2 Folder 13
Glacier committee (general)
Box 2 Folder 14
Geological Society of America
Box 2 Folder 15
Governors Conference (on natural beauty)
Box 2 Folder 16
Island Beach
1966
Box 2 Folder 17
Landscape book
Box 2 Folder 18
Sabbatical leave
Box 2 Folder 19
Lectures - Correspondence with organizations
Box 2 Folder 20
Lectures
Box 2 Folder 21
Lectures
Box 2 Folder 22
Lectures - Slide list
Box 2 Folder 23
Lectures - Agents
Box 2 Folder 24
Middle Atlantic Track and Field Association
Box 2 Folder 25
National Park Service
Box 2 Folder 26
New Bloomfield - South Half
Box 2 Folder 27
New Bloomfield - Write-up
Box 2 Folder 28
New Bloomfield
Box 2 Folder 29
Philadelphia Conservationists
Box 2 Folder 30
Project 70
Box 2 Folder 31
Published - General
Box 2 Folder 32
Published - Glaciers
Box 2 Folder 33
Published - Geology
Box 2 Folder 34
Published - Water
Box 2 Folder 35
Sterling College lecture
Box 2 Folder 36
Stream pollution
Box 2 Folder 37
Sylvania uranium
Box 2 Folder 38
U.S. Dept. Int. - Lamont - Syracuse
Box 2 Folder 39
USGS - Denver (Geological Survey)
Box 2 Folder 40
Weather
Box 2 Folder 41
West Virginia - Lecture
Box 2 Folder 42
Writings - Projected book on folded Appalachians
Box 2 Folder 43
Writings - Badlands
Box 2 Folder 44
Publications - "The Cold World" - Holiday
Box 2 Folder 45
Writings - Glacier National Park
Box 2 Folder 46
Writings - Ice-ridged moraines
Box 2 Folder 47
Writings on nature - Fossil-finding - Mid-Atlantic states
Box 2 Folder 48
Writings - Uranium at Mauch Chunk
Box 2 Folder 49
Water - Newspaper clippings
Box 2 Folder 50
World of Water - Correspondence
Box 2 Folder 51
World of Water - Manuscript - 1st draft
Box 2 Folder 52
World of Water - Manuscript - 1st draft
Box 2 Folder 53
World of Water - Manuscript - 1st draft
Box 2 Folder 54
World of Water - Original, handwritten
Box 2 Folder 55
Water, Wate - Prentice Hall
Box 2 Folder 56
World of Water - Publishers - Worth
Box 2 Folder 57
Water - Correspondence
Box 2 Folder 58
Standard Lime and Cement
Series III. World of Water; personal
Box 3 Folder 1
ESCP (Earth Science Curriculum Project)
1964
Box 3 Folder 2
Personal/professional
Box 3 Folder 3
Personal - Jim
Box 3 Folder 4
Personal - Jim
Box 3 Folder 5
Correspondence
Box 3 Folder 6
Personal - Jim
1957-1978
Box 3 Folder 7
Personal - Jim
1957-1958
Box 3 Folder 8
Bibliography - Society affiliations, honors, etc.
Box 3 Folder 9
Personal - Jim
Box 3 Folder 10
Newsclippings
Box 3 Folder 11
Special correspondence
1946-1949
Box 3 Folder 12
Special correspondence
1946-1949
Box 3 Folder 13
Correspondence and personal papers
Box 3 Folder 14
"Report on Geology of Potential Reservoir Sites in Leroy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania" by Dyson
1958
Box 3 Folder 15
JLD- Memorials
Box 3 Folder 16
Correspondence
1949-1966
Box 3 Folder 17
Correspondence
1949-1966
Box 3 Folder 18
JLD - Scholarship (Lafayette)
Box 3 Folder 19
JLD - most recent papers of his life (returned to donor, Dec. 1987)
Box 3 Folder 20
Glacier Natural History Assn. (Royalties)
Box 3 Folder 21
U.S.G.A. bookplate and printing block card file: World of Water
Series IV. World of Ice
Box 4
2 packages - 4x6 file cards
Box 4 Folder 1
World of Ice - Original (1-1 to 3-50)
Box 4 Folder 2
World of Ice - Original (1-1 to 3-50)
Box 4 Folder 3
Chapter 14 - Handwritten
Box 4 Folder 4
Chapters beyond 14
Box 4 Folder 5
Chapter 15
Box 4 Folder 6
Chapter 16 (related to)
Box 4 Folder 7
Chapter 16, handwritten
Box 4 Folder 8
Chapter 17, handwritten
Box 4 Folder 9
Outlines - used
Box 4 Folder 10
Art's criticism (1st copy) - read by Montgomery
Box 4 Folder 11
Information
Box 4 Folder 12
Information
Box 4 Folder 13
Information
Box 4 Folder 14
Correspondence (various publishers)
Box 4 Folder 15
Correspondence - Illustrations
Box 4 Folder 16
Reviews (complete file)
Box 4 Folder 17
Reviews, notices
Box 4 Folder 18
Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 19
Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 20
Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 21
Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 22
Publications
Box 4 Folder 23
Photos: Navy - Office of Information
Box 4 Folder 24
Photos: RCAF
Box 4 Folder 25
Photos: Ortenburger - Hillary Expedition
Box 4 Folder 26
Illustration
Box 4 Folder 27
AMNH - Anthony
Box 4 Folder 28
Air Force - Col. degrees - Cambridge Research
Box 4 Folder 29
Ansel Adams - Yosemite
Box 4 Folder 30
Army - CRREL
Box 4 Folder 31
French Gov't Tourist Office
Box 4 Folder 32
Geological Soc. Of America - Paper on glaciers
Box 4 Folder 33
Golden Books article - including manuscript
Box 4 Folder 34
Golden Books article (ms.) typescript copy
Box 4 Folder 35
IGY - Odishaw - Crevase detector and sea ice
Box 4 Folder 36
Kabel - Photos
Box 4 Folder 37
Klosterman - Photos
Box 4 Folder 38
Lawrence - data
Box 4 Folder 39
Mackin - Photo
Box 4 Folder 40
National Parks Mag. Ice Age Scientific Reserve
Box 4 Folder 41
NPS Anderson
Box 4 Folder 42
NPS Mt. Rainier
Box 4 Folder 43
NPS Olympic
Box 4 Folder 44
NPS Yosemite
Box 4 Folder 45
NSF Phil Smith
Box 4 Folder 46
Noxon - Photo Harvard Karakoram Exped.
Box 4 Folder 47
Pewe Alaska
Box 4 Folder 48
Sacramento Bee
Box 4 Folder 49
Bob Sharp, Cal Tech
Box 4 Folder 50
Swiss Tourist
Box 4 Folder 51
Thornbury - photos - Indiana University
Box 4 Folder 52
USGS - Davis
Box 4 Folder 53
Washburn
Box 4 Folder 54
Zumberge - photos
Box 6 Folder 1
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Box 6 Folder 2
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Box 6 Folder 3
Publicity
Box 6 Folder 4
Congratulations
Box 6 Folder 5
Congratulations
Box 6 Folder 6
TREOG
Box 6 Folder 7
Black, Robert photos
Box 6 Folder 8
Cal. Div. Of Highways
Box 6 Folder 9
Canada - Geol. Survey and Surveys Mapping Branch
Box 6 Folder 10
W. S. Cooper photos
Box 6 Folder 11
Data Center A
Box 6 Folder 12
Statistics - Autographed copies, complimentary copies, publication of reviews
Box 6 Folder 13
Inter-library loans
Box 6 Folder 14
Correspondence (individuals)
Box 6 Folder 15
Permission and authentication
Box 6 Folder 16
Advance announcement
Box 6 Folder 17
Chapter 15 - Nature keeps the record
Box 6 Folder 18
Manuscript
Box 6 Folder 19
Manuscript
Box 6 Folder 20
Manuscript
Box 6 Folder 21
Manuscript
Box 6 Folder 22
Galley proof
Box 6 Folder 23
Galley proof
Box 6 Folder 24
Hugh Moore Parkway
Box 6 Folder 25
Lectures - Mss. And slide lists
Box 6 Folder 26
Lectures - Mss. and slide lists
Box 6 Folder 27
Lectures - Mss. and slide lists
Box 6 Folder 28
Lectures - Mss. and slide lists
Box 6 Folder 29
Lectures - Mss. and slide lists
Box 6 Folder 30
World of Ice
Box 6 Folder 31
Lafayette College - Board of Trustees campaign dinner
1944
Box 6 Folder 32
Lafayette College - Engineering - Science Centennial Convocation
1966
Box 6 Folder 33
ESCP Newsletters (Earth Science Curriculum Project)
1963-1966
Series V. Photographs-- World of Ice
Box 7 Folder 33
Plates 1-4
Box 7 Folder 34
Plates 5-7
Box 7 Folder 35
Plates 9-12 (9b missing)
Box 7 Folder 36
Plates 13-20
Box 7 Folder 37
Plates 22-29 (24 is also back endpaper)
Box 7 Folder 38
Plates 31,32,34-36 (36 is also front paper)
Box 7 Folder 39
Plates 37-42
Box 7 Folder 40
Plates 43-49
Box 7 Folder 41
Plates 50-62 (58b is missing)
Box 7 Folder 42
Plates 8, 21
Box 7 Folder 43
Plate 5 (negative)
Box 7 Folder 44
Plate 11a (negative)
Box 7 Folder 45
Plates 48a, 57a, 58a (negatives)
Series VI. Photographs--General
Box 7 Folder 1
James Dyson
1961
Box 7 Folder 2
Lafayette College faculty
1960-1964
Box 7 Folder 3
Kappa Delta Rho (Lafayette College)
1933
Box 7 Folder 4
James Dyson - Track (Lafayette)
Box 7 Folder 5
Military
1934
Box 7 Folder 6
20th Reunion Lafayette College Class of '33
Box 7 Folder 7
30th Reunion Lafayette College Class of '33
Box 7 Folder 8
Christmas 1940, 1941 Dyson Family?
1940-1941
Box 7 Folder 9
Unidentified (early) family portrait (reproduction)
Box 7 Folder 10
Photos by Dyson - Glaciers
1940
Box 7 Folder 11-20
Photos by Dyson - all numbered
Box 7 Folder 21
Alden Photos Sperry Glacier 1913, Clements, Agassiz
Box 7 Folder 22
Shepard Glacier
Box 7 Folder 23
Cheney Glacier
Box 7 Folder 24
Boulder Glacier
Box 7 Folder 25
"Photographs - G.S.A. Paper Duplicates"
Box 7 Folder 26
Campell, Stebinger photos
1911-1914
Box 7 Folder 27
Blackfoot and Jackson Glaciers
Box 7 Folder 28
World of Ice, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Box 7 Folder 29
Ice Photos - unidentified glaciers
Box 7 Folder 30
World of Ice , glaciers - not used
Box 7 Folder 31
Color photos
Box 7 Folder 32
Grinnell Glaciers
Series VII. Scrapbooks; field notebooks: ornithology and geology
Box 5 Folder 1
Many Glacier Log
1946
Box 5 Folder 2
Field book - Mauch Chunk uranium
1952-1954
Box 5 Folder 3
Field book - Mauch Chunk and others
1954, 1962-1963
Box 5 Folder 4
Field book - Kittatinny Mts. and adjacent areas Top Rock Project
Box 5 Folder 5
Mining transit book
Box 5 Folder 6
Field book - Hercules Cement, book No. 1
Box 5 Folder 7
Field book, Hercules Cement, book No. 2
Box 5 Folder 8
Field book, Hercules Cement, book No. 3
Box 5 Folder 9
Field book, Hercules Cement, book No. 4
Box 5 Folder 10
Bird notes
1927-1939
Box 5 Folder 11
Bird notes (Glacier Park), also others
1948, 1950-1954
Box 5 Folder 12
Bird observations
1952-1961
Box 5 Folder 13
Bird Lists
1927-1948
Box 5 Folder 14
Alberta field trip (Princeton Univ.)
Box 5 Folder 15
Book no. 1 - Scrapbook
1929-1957
Box 5 Folder 16
Photograph scrapbook
Series VIII. Publications
Box 8
"Ruby Gulch Gold Mining District, Little Rocky Mountains, Montana,"
Mar.-Apr. 1939
Cornell University Abstracts of Theses. Accepted in Partial Satisfaction of the Requirements for the Doctor's Degree 1938. In Economic Geology, Vol XXXIV, No. 2, Mar.-Apr. 1939
Box 8
"Ice-Ridged Moraines and Their Relation to Glaciers,"
Mar. 1952
American Journal of Science, Mar. 1952, Vol 250
Box 8
"Shrinkage of Sperry and Grinnell Glaciers, Glacier National Park Montana,"
Jan. 1948
Geographical Review Vol. XXVIII, No. 1 Jan. 1948
Box 8
"Grinnel Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana,"
1939
by George R. Gibson and Dyson, Vol. 50, Geological Society of America, 1939
Box 8
"Recent Glacier Recession in Glacier National Park, Montana,"
Nov.-Dec. 1941
Journal of Geology, Vol. XLIX, No. 8 Nov.-Dec. 1941
Box 8
"Recession of Glaciers in Glacier National Park, Montana,"
Transactions of 1940 of the American Geophysical Union
Box 8
"Supergene Zinc and Lead Minerals at Balmat, N.Y."
Box 8
"History and Activities of Theta Chapter, Cornell University,"
Nov. 1937
by F.B. Rosevear and Dyson, Nov. 1937, The Compass of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Vol. XVIII, No. 1
Box 8
"Relation of Stratigraphy and Structure to Uranium Occurrences Near Mauch Chunk, Pa.,"
1954
Proceedings of Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Vol. XXVIII, 1954
Box 8
"The Geologic Story of Glacier National Park,"
Glacier Natural History Association Special Bulletin, No. 3, with National Park Service Department of Interior
Box 8
"Permafrost - Ice Beneath the Ground,"
Dec. 1962
Dec. 1962 (condensed from a chapter of The World of Ice), Science Digest
Box 8
"Snowslide Erosion,"
Apr. 1938
Science, Apr. 1938, Vol. 87, No. 2260
Box 8
"Snowslide Striations,"
July-Aug. 1937
Journal of Geology, Vol. XLV, No. 5, July-Aug. 1937
Box 8
"Recent Glacier Recession in Glacier National Park, Montana,"
Nov.-Dec. 1941
Journal of Geology, Vol. XLIX, No. 8 Nov.-Dec. 1941
Box 8
(also, other articles, reviews, articles and publications by other authors)