William Warntz Papers,[ca. 1955-1985]

Collection Number: 4392

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
William Warntz papers, [ca. 1955-1985]
Collection Number:
4392
Creator:
William Warntz, 1922-.
Quantity:
54 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, teaching materials, notes, reports, professional papers, source materials, manuscripts.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, teaching and administrative materials and studies in the field of geography by William Warntz, professor of geography and regional planning.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Geographer.
William Warntz received a B.S., A.M., and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania and was a research associate in the Department of Astro-Physical Sciences at Princeton University and for the American Geographical Society. He served as Professor of Theoretical Geography and Regional Planning in the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. In 1971, he was appointed Professor of Geography and Departmental Chairman at the University of Western Ontario. He died in 1988.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers include general correspondence, student papers; correspondence and reports from his work at Harvard; administrative correspondence, teaching materials; and student notes from the University of Western Ontario; miscellaneous personal and professional papers; and notes, source materials, computer printouts, and manuscripts on subjects including macrogeography and income, Newton and Varenius, the diffusion of universities and printing in Europe, place names, cartography, and other topics in geography.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Warntz, William, 1922-.
Harvard University. Graduate School of Design.
University of Pennsylvania.
University of Western Ontario. Dept. of Geography.

Subjects:
Geography.
Mathematical geography.
Geography--Study and teaching.
Income--United States.
Regional science.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
William Warntz papers, #4392. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Part of Regional Science Archive.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I. General Correspondence
Box 1
mid-1960's-1980's
  • J.Q. Stewart
  • Miscellaneous correspondence
  • World War II navigation records and correspondence
Box 2
mostly 1980's
  • Wide variety of topics
  • Clare Hall, Cambridge
Box 3
1985-1988
Mostly period at the University of Cambridge
Box 4
1970's-1980's
Box 54
Correspondence from Bill Bunge, 1980's
Box 18
Miscellaneous correspondence
Series II. Early Career: Harvard
Box 5
Research analyses on a variety of topics
American Geographical Society, Pennsylvania and Harvard periods
Box 6
Correspondence and reports, 1950's-1960's
  • American Geographical Society
  • Princeton
  • Harvard
Box 7-9
Correspondence, research reports and proposals, Harvard period
Box 10
Harvard series on theoretical geography
Originals, documentation
Box 11
Research: Harvard computer graphics
Box 11
Correspondence, Harvard period
Distances in the Man-Made Environment-Penguin correspondence
Series III. Western Ontario
Box 12
Administrative correspondence as Chairman of Geography Department, University of Western Ontario, 1970's
Box 13-14
Correspondence and reports as Chairman of Geography department, University of Western Ontario
Box 15-16
Teaching materials, University of Western Ontario
  • Outlines, exams, examples of student reports
  • Notes and student projects, University of Western Ontario
Series IV. Miscellaneous Personal and Professional Items
Box 17
Annual calendars (diaries of events, schedules)
Box 17
Book order/purchase receipts
Box 17
Research expense records
Box 18
Research proposals
Box 18
Research expenses
Box 18
CVs and geographical details
Box 52
Job applications
Box 19
Warntz's papers as a student
Box 20
Audio and data tapes
Box 20
Films and slides
Series V. Projects
Newton and Varenius
Box 21
Source material (photocopies)
Newton
Varenius
Box 22-23
Supporting source material (photocopies)
Newton
Varenius
Box 24-25
Research on Geographia Generalis by Varenius
Sir Isaac Newton
Vermeer's painting of The Geographer
Original translations by Warntz from Latin/German
Analysis
Grant proposals
Box 26-27
Photocopies of Latin, German and English editions of Varenius and Newton: source materials for Warntz's research
Diffusion of Universities
Box 28-29
Source materials (photocopies) for research on European printing, universities and population potentials, 1500-1800
Box 30-31
Diffusion of universities and printing in Europe 1500-1800
Box 30
Population potentials
Box 30-31
Original analysis/data
Macrogeography
Box 32-33
Macrogeography
Population/income potential research, 1972
United States
Box 34-35
Macrogeography and income U.S.A. (computer output)
Completed 1960's, Harvard
Place Names
Box 36
Place names: research data and analysis
Box 37
Place names: research, analysis
United States Universities
Box 38-39
Research analysis
U.S. universities
Who's Who
Potential patterns
Macro patterns of U.S. university football
Box 40-41
Values research of university students
Survey forms
Computer output
Analyses
Box 42
United States migration research tabulations, graphics, computer printout
Box 43-44
Research analyses
U.S. educational establishment/ Who's Who
Universities, 1970's-1980's
Geography, the Innocent Science
Box 45
Geography, the Innocent Science
Manuscripts
Experiments
Correspondence with William Bunge
Map Projection
Box 46
Map projection projects
Historical mapping
Q problem on sphere
Shape of earth
Box 47-48
Research analysis
Contour mapping
Properties of surfaces
Networks
Pressure patterns
Continentality
Box 49-50
Global patterns
Global patterns of populations potential
Global patterns of temperature/pressure (computer output)
United States Space Economy
Box 51
United States space economy
Intensification
Potentials
Income fronts (data, graphics, manuscripts)
Miscellaneous
Box 19, 52
Original unpublished materials
Box 52
Distances in the man-made environment
Box 52
Translation/commentaries of 19th- and early-20th-century books/papers, from Polish, German and French
Box 52
Correspondence with publishers
Box 52
Research on Canadian universities and the Canadian space economy
Box 52
Computer research on tall buildings
Box 20, 53
Surface properties research, computer graphics, etc.
Box 53
Research: U.S. college/football
Box 53
Geography of and for College Students
Box 53
Correspondence and drafts
Geography Now and Then
Geographers and What They Do
Place Names, Probabilities, Priorities
Box 54
Television series, Philadelphia
Materials/correspondence
1963-1964
Boston
1966-1967
Box 54
Drafts: Breakthroughs in Geography
Box 19
Reprints of publications
Box 20
Warntz TV show on geography
Box 54
Various/translations by Warntz
Series VI. Maps and Oversized Materials
Original research maps
  • Population potential
  • Map projections
  • Pressure patterns
Original finished cartographics for Warntz publications