Guide to the Leigh N. Ortenburger Papers

Irene Beardsley
Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
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Guide to the Leigh N. Ortenburger Papers

Collection number: M1503

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Irene Beardsley
Date Completed:
Encoded by:
Bill O'Hanlon
© 2008 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Leigh N. Ortenburger papers
Dates: 1929-1996
Collection number: M1503
Creator: Leigh N. Ortenburger
Collection Size: 37 linear feet 53 manuscript boxes, 6 4x6 boxes, 16 flat boxes, 2 map folders
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: The papers of Leigh N. Ortenburger contain correspondence, personal papers, maps, manuscripts, and photographic negatives and prints, with emphasis on the Cordillera Blanca in Peru and the Teton Range in Wyoming. He was the early author and eventual co-author of the definitive climber?s guide to the Teton Range, had nearly finished a manuscript on the early exploration of the range, including the controversy on the first ascent of the Grand Teton, and in ten trips to the Cordillera Blanca had obtained extensive material for a photo essay on the range which was never finished.
Physical location: Special Collections materials are stored offsite and must be paged in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website:
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See:

Preferred Citation

Leigh N. Ortenburger papers, M1503. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Acquisition Information

Accession number: 2005-282
Carolyn and Teresa Ortenburger in October 2005 gave the bulk of this collection to Stanford University, Special Collections and University Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by Irene A. Beardsley in 2006-2009.

Biography / Administrative History

Leigh Natus Ortenburger was born in Norman, Oklahoma in 1929, the youngest of three brothers. He came by his passion for completeness and accuracy naturally; his father, Arthur I. Ortenburger, was a professor of biology at the University of Oklahoma, specializing in herpetology, and his mother, Roberta Deam, was the only living child of Charles C. Deam, a renowned, self-educated botanist who received honorary degrees and wrote a complete Flora of Indiana. He had two older brothers, Robert D. Ortenburger and Arthur I. Ortenburger, Jr. Leigh was class photographer for his yearbook at Norman High School, and several early trips to Colorado with the family of a friend, Jack Whistler, attracted him to mountaineering.
Leigh began his university studies in 1947 with a year at the University of Oklahoma, majoring in mathematics and working at the university photo lab. During the summer of 1948 he first visited the Tetons, where he began climbing and photographing mountains under the tutelage of Dick Pownall and Glenn Exum of the Petzoldt-Exum School of American Mountaineering. He decided to spend his sophomore year at Deep Springs, an unusual two-year liberal arts college with a maximum of 26 male students, located on the high desert east of the Sierras near Westgard Pass. The students governed themselves and ran the ranch. On the July 4th weekend in 1949 he used his new mountaineering skills to lead two fellow students, Curt Karplus and Lee Talbot, up the East Face of Mt. Whitney. After several false starts they climbed the face and spent the night on a ledge near the summit. A ranger called up to them, and when he could not hear their answer, reported them missing to the college. Irate at their climb and mostly at their late return, the faculty demanded a disciplinary meeting of the student body governing committee, but aside from the president, Dave Werdegar, the other three members were the culprits themselves.
After a full year at Deep Springs, Leigh returned to Norman and the University of Oklahoma, where he completed his undergraduate degree in mathematics and continued to work at the university photo lab. Every summer from 1950 through 1955 he returned to the Tetons, where he was included as photographer on guided climbs, climbing with guides Dick Pownall, Bob Merriam, and Glenn Exum. By the end of 1950 he was a guide himself, but he soon became more interested in photographing the range with his 2¼" x 3¼" camera and doing the research for a new guidebook. From then on, Leigh was a frequent sight in the back of the Jenny Lake Ranger Station, questioning the rangers and returning climbers and poring through the cards containing the climbing records for each year. He made many climbs during the summer of 1951, with partners including the Merriams, John and George Mowat and Nick Clinch from the Stanford Alpine Club, Richard Irvin from UC Berkeley, and the chemistry professor, Fred Ayres, from Reed College.
Leigh's class at OU graduated in 1951, but by a technicality he received his degree in 1952. In the winter of 1951-52 he had already moved to Berkeley, enrolled as a graduate student in the Department of Mathematics, and become active in the Rock Climbing Section of the Sierra Club. An opportunity came to go on the California Peruvian Expedition, which was studying high altitude physiology in several laboratories in Peru, when a mountaineering team was added to obtain studies of the effects of altitude on the climbers themselves. Leigh shot many stunning images of the Cordillera Blanca with his new Linhof Technika III 4x5 camera, including aerials, thanks to transportation by the United States Air Force. In typical fashion he was able to fit in a visit the Tetons late that summer, after the trip to Peru. New climbing partners included the famous guide Willi Unsoeld, as well as Beatrice Vogel, the first of several climbing girlfriends from the Stanford Alpine Club.
Leigh received a master's degree from Berkeley in 1953 and continued to take courses towards a PhD in the fundamentals of mathematics. He guided and climbed in the Tetons all that summer, particularly with Bill Buckingham, a young and talented resident of Wilson, Wyoming. The 1952 Peru trip had been run in a military fashion, and Leigh had acquired a permanent dislike for this type of expedition. The next Peru trip in 1954 was organized by eight friends who succeeded in making seven ascents amicably, although it should be noted that the West Peak of Huandoy was climbed on three different days by three lonely individuals. Again Leigh visited the Tetons both before and after the Peru trip, climbing extensively in the fall with Gary Hemming.
Later that year it became clear that Leigh was not going to get a position with the one professor under whom he wanted to study. He dropped out of Berkeley to work full time on the Teton guidebook. This led to his being drafted during peacetime after the Korean War. He went to the Tetons in June of 1955 for one climb, completed basic training at Ford Ord during the summer, and then passed through the Tetons again on his way to his post at the Army Chemical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. With his fiancée, Irene Beardsley, another Stanford Alpine Club member, he made a new route on the Grand Teton by climbing Okie's Thorn (eponymous), rappelling into the notch separating the Thorn from the Grand, doing a short Tyrolean traverse across the gap by lassoing a horn, and then climbing a steep face with good holds to link up with the East Ridge route.
In Maryland the army put him to work doing computer modeling of chemical warfare. This made use of statistics and operations research methods, which would help him in his eventual career. In June of 1956 Leigh and Irene were married, A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range was published by the Sierra Club, and Leigh managed to get time off from the army that summer to go as a guide on an expedition to Mt. Wood in the Yukon Territories led by Al Baxter. Getting out of the army a month early in 1957 for "seasonal employment," Leigh made his last trip with clients up the Grand that summer. In the fall he reported for his first and only job at GTE Sylvania in Mtn. View, CA, where he would work for the next 30 years. His work was highly classified, but it can be said now that it involved electronic countermeasures and he became an expert in predicting the propagation of radio waves in the earth?s atmosphere.
He spent every summer of his adult life in the Tetons or the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. The one exception was when he was invited by Sir Edmund Hillary to take part in the latter half of the Himalayan Scientific and Mountaineering Expedition of 1960-1961. He and Irene took advantage of the free round-the-world ticket to spend nine months visiting and photographing ruins, attempting Mt. Blanc, and otherwise sightseeing. During the climbing season of spring 1961 the expedition attempted Makalu, at 27,824 feet the fifth highest mountain in the world. When Peter Mulgrew had a pulmonary infarct at roughly 27,000 feet on the first summit attempt, Leigh, aided eventually by a group of loyal Sherpas, was responsible for his rescue. Leigh later was the first to receive the prestigious David A. Sowles Memorial Award from the American Alpine Club for selfless behavior in going to the assistance of fellow climbers imperiled in the mountains. David had been a member of the Stanford Alpine Club in the 1950s.
Leigh would return to the Cordillera Blanca in 1958, 1959, 1964, 1971, 1977, 1981, 1982, and 1985, making a total of ten trips to the range. His intention was to obtain enough high-quality photos to publish a large-format book on the range. Generally he would publish an account of each expedition in the American Alpine Journal, complete with photographs, except for the last three years, for which there are no written records. He made extensive enlargements of the photographs from 1952 and 1954, numbered the better negatives from those two years (but not in chronological order), and filed them with contact prints and enlarging instructions. After that time the negatives were filed by year, but not always with contact prints or numbers and again in no particular order. Of the many 8x10" prints in the collection, some were dated and some were identified on the back. Hence there are many negatives in the collection identified only by year, and much more work could be done to link the 8 x 10 prints with years, negatives, and subject matter.
However, this project took second place to the struggle to keep the Teton guidebook up to date. Climbers will keep on making new routes, so any attempt to be complete is bound to fail by the time of publication. The Sierra Club permitted a revised hardback edition in 1965, with many more pages and routes. When that went out of print they published small paperback condensed editions in 1973 and 1979. Leigh was becoming more frustrated with the Sierra Club, and he joined forces with the outstanding Jenny Lake climbing ranger Reynold G. Jackson (Renny) to bring out the condensed edition, volume II in 1987; meanwhile they began work on an ultimate, complete version which would be almost completely up to date when published. Each year they would get closer to completion but more new routes would be climbed. In 1990 they brought out a self-published draft edition in two soft-cover volumes, complete with many improvements and with topos of the more difficult or interesting climbs replacing the Dye drawings of the first edition.
Leigh and Irene's daughter Carolyn was born in 1962 and Teresa followed in 1966. They spent all their early summers in the Tetons in a small cabin built in 1967. With very few houses yet built in the quarter section, they were able to rent horses for the summer and spent much time galloping over ditches and riding along the quiet roads to their grandparents' house. There they would tie up the horses, play cards, and enjoy cold drinks and cookies. Carolyn's name began appearing in summit registers in 1969, on Symmetry Spire, and Teresa's in 1972 on Buck Mountain. Carolyn still holds the girls' age record on the Grand, after climbing the Exum Ridge at the age of seven.
After thirty years at GTE Sylvania, broken by rather long summer vacations, Leigh retired in 1987. The following summer he went to Argentina and climbed Aconcagua. He remained remarkably fit all his life, running in local races and biking. He had only one serious medical issue, in the early 1980s. There was a noncancerous tumor wrapped around his cervical spine, which was discovered because of a slight temperature difference between his hands. A painstaking, long surgery removed the tumor without any additional damage. After retirement he was able to spend more time in the Tetons, and with Renny Jackson. In spite of the fact that Renny was working a stressful, full-time job for the park, they were able to finish and self-publish the draft edition in two volumes in 1990. Of course there were new climbs in 1990 and 1991.
Leigh was visiting his friends Al and Gail Baxter in the Oakland hills on October 20, 1991. Al had been a founder of the Stanford Alpine Club in 1946 and Gail, an architect, had drawn up the plans for the house in Jackson Hole. The Oakland Hills Fire, started and supposedly extinguished the day before, blew up suddenly in the thick eucalyptus forest and the narrow roads were blocked with cars trying to escape the firestorm. Leigh and Gail were among the 25 who died, and miraculously Al survived in a puddle of water, although he was very badly burned. Memorial services were held in the Palo Alto Cultural Center and the following summer at Lupine Meadows in the Tetons. Thanks to very dedicated work by Renny Jackson and others the 3rd edition of A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range was finally finished, and Mountaineers Books in Seattle published it in 1996.

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers of Leigh N. Ortenburger contain correspondence, personal papers, maps, manuscripts, and photographic negatives and prints, with emphasis on the Cordillera Blanca in Peru and the Teton Range. He was the early author and eventual co-author of the definitive climber?s guide to the Teton Range, had nearly finished a manuscript on the early exploration of the range, including the controversy on the first ascent of the Grand Teton, and in ten trips to the Cordillera Blanca had obtained extensive material for a photo essay on the range. His papers were left divided into subject matter, and this division has been maintained in the collection. As a result, the incoming and outgoing correspondence appears in many different series. Besides large-format photography and mountaineering in general, he was deeply involved with the American Alpine Club and the Sierra Club. He was a masterful writer of letters and maintained serious and playful correspondence with many people. His outgoing correspondence for the last three years of his life were found on his computer and included in the collection.


The collection is arranged in series:
Series 1. Teton Place Names
Series 2. Teton History
Series 3. Teton Climber's Guides
Series 4. Grand Teton National Park Plans and Development
Series 5. Family and Personal Interests
Series 6. Employment at GTE Sylvania
Series 7. Mountaineering Equipment, Food, and Literature
Series 8. Sierra Club
Series 9. American Alpine Club
Series 10. Expeditions
Series 11. Maps
Series 12. Typescripts by Other Authors
Series 13. Correspondence, Incoming and Outgoing
Series 14. Original Writings
Series 15. Photography

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Ayres, Fred D.
Bonney, Orrin H.
Buckingham, William J.
Carter, H. Adams.
Clinch, Nicholas, 1930-
Clyde, Norman, 1885-1972.
Cohen, Michael P.
Corbet, Barry.
Crow, Pieter.
Doig, Desmond.
Dornan, David.
Dye, Eldon.
Fryxell, Fritiof, 1900-
Green, Peter G.
Gressley, Gene M.
Harlin, John, 1935-1966.
Harrington, Randall P.
Hayden, Elizabeth W.
Hechtel, Richard.
Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008.
Hultgren, Herbert N.
Jackson, Reynold G.
Kendall, Henry Way, 1926-
Kraus, Hans.
Love, J. David.
McWherter, Michael.
Murphy, T.F.
Peck, Annie.
Reed, John C., Jr.
Reese, Rick.
Sinclair, pete.
Turiano, Thomas.
Unsoeld, William Francis, 1926-
Whittlesey, Lee H.
Wilson, Ted.
Woolsey, Elizabeth D.
American Alpine Club--History.
Sierra Club--History.
Cordillera Blanca (Peru)
Grand Teton National Park (Wyo.)--History.
Teton Range (Wyo. and Idaho).


Mountaineers--United States.

Container List


Series 1: Teton Place Names

Scope and Content Note

Series 1 contains correspondence concerning place names of Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park. Correspondents include: Albright, Horace M,; Baird, Walter E.; Barry, J. Neilson; Bledsoe, Robert P.; Bond, Frank; Daugherty, Charles I.; DeNio, R. M.; Edwards, Guy D.; Exum, Glenn; Fluckiger, Darrol T.; M.; Fuechsel, C. F.; Hanks, Allyn F.; Hebard, Grace R.; Iverson, Floyd; Kilmartin, J. O.; Libbey, D. S.; Martin, George C.; Maycock, Clyde P.; Milligan, Sharlene; Morse, Grant A.; Murphy, T. F.; Naanes, E. Rex; Nord, A. G; Park, Merle; Russell, Carl P.; Shank, Paul J.; Smith, Phil; Staack, J. C.; Underhill, Robert L. M.; Van Meter, T. H.; Whitcraft, Thomas E.; Winkler, Ernest; Wright, Alvin F., et al.
Box 1, Folders 1-5

Whittlesey, Lee Hale, typescript of guidebook to place names of Yellowstone, part 1

Box 2, Folders 1-5

Whittlesey, Lee Hale, typescript of guidebook to place names of Yellowstone, part 2

Box 3, Folder 1

Whittlesey, Lee Hale, typescript of guidebook to place names of Yellowstone, part 3

Box 3, Folder 2

Whittlesey, Lee Hale, typescript of guidebook to place names of Yellowstone, bibliography only

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence re Teton place names, 1943-1984

Box 3, Folder 4

Whittlesey, Lee Hale, correspondence re place names, 1990-1991

Box 3, Folder 5

Notes and correspondence re Idaho place names, 1943-1969

Box 3, Folder 6

Notes and correspondence re Idaho place names and grazing, 1911-1968

Box 3, Folder 7

Fryxell, M., correspondence re place names, 1929-1938

Box 3, Folder 8

Teton place names - Jackson Hole, miscellaneous notes

Box 3, Folder 9

Teton place names - references

Box 3, Folder 10

Teton place names - references

Box 3, Folder 11

Hayden, Elizabeth W. and Nielsen, Cynthia N. typescript of "Origins: a Guide to the Place Names of Jackson Hole"

Box 3, Folder 12

Jackson Hole place names by Ortenburger, Leigh N., preliminary list

Box 4, Folder 1

Jackson Hole place names - combined list

Box 4, Folders 2-8

Hayden, Elizabeth W., photocopy of place names notes

Box 4, Folder 9

Photo of Allen, George N., and three others

Box 4, Folder 10

Articles re early exploration of west

Box 4, Folder 11

Underhill, Robert L. M, photocopy of notes on first ascent of Underhill Ridge on Grand, found in notes of Fryxell, Fritiof M.

Box 4, Folders 12-15

Owen, William O., copy of correspondence with Fryxell, Fritiof M., 1898-1945

Box 43, Folder 1

Index cards to Teton place names with notes


Series 2: Teton History

Scope and Content Note

Series 2 contains correspondence about the early history of the Teton Range. Correspondents include: Ayres, Angela (Mrs. Fred D.); Ayres, Irene; Blackburn, Carol; Blackburn, Quin A.; Crumm, John D.; Cutter, Ray T.; Daugherty, John; DeLap, David F.; Ehrman, Eleanor; Henderson, Kenneth A.; Holmes, William H.; Karppi, Peter; Kerr, Robert I.; Markham, John; Meek, Fielding B.; Owen, William O.; Petzoldt, Paul; Ross, Kermith F.; Underhill, Robert L. M., et al.
Box 5, Folder 1

Teton history, miscellaneous

Box 5, Folder 2

Teton history, notes on routes

Box 5, Folder 3

Teton history, bibliography style

Box 5, Folder 4

Wilson, Allen Davis, chief topographer with Hayden Survey, 1878, correspondence re match box found by Ortenburger, Leigh N., 1975

Box 5, Folder 5

Cornell, Alice M., internet-accessible library catalogs on mountaineering

Box 5, Folder 6

Foster, Mike, correspondence, 1983-1985

Box 5, Folder 7

Bonney, Orrin H., partial typescript re early Teton climbs

Box 5, Folder 8

Nelson, Clifford M., typescript re William Henry Holmes

Box 5, Folder 9

Murphy, T. F., correspondence from 1955-1960

Box 5, Folder 10

Ayres, Fred D., copy of diary, 1932-1934

Box 5, Folder 11

Reardan, John D., correspondence re 1910 ascent of Mt. Owen, 1931-1962

Box 5, Folder 12

Correspondence re Tetoniana, Number 1, re ascent of the Grand Teton, 1923, published 1968

Box 5, Folder 13

Gressley, Gene M., correspondence, 1974-1988

Box 5, Folder 14

Caesar, Gene, correspondence and typescript, 1961

Box 5, Folder 15

Canon, Alice M., correspondence re William Owen, 1960-1961

Box 5, Folder 16

Smith, Phil, revision of Fryxell's book, 1940

Box 5, Folder 17

Boaden, Anne, correspondence re Fryxell's diaries, some excerpts, 1987-1989

Box 5, Folder 18

Fryxell, Fritiof M., photocopy of diary, 1929-1934

Box 5, Folder 19

Fryxell, Fritiof M., correspondence files, photocopy, 1930s

Box 5, Folder 20

Balderston, William, interview, 1976, and articles, 1973

Box 5, Folder 21

Early mining in proposed Grand Teton National Park

Box 5, Folder 22

Ortenburger, Leigh N., typescript re Teton history, 1986-1987

Box 5, Folder 23

Fryxell, Fritiof M., typescript re Henderson and Underhill, 1973

Box 5, Folder 24

Mannix, Daniel P., correspondence re Karppi, Peter, and 1926 climb of Grand Teton

Box 5, Folder 25

Christensen, Harold T. and Oswald, correspondence with Fryxell, Fritiof M., photocopies of articles, 1930-1965

Box 44, Folder 1

Index cards to letters re Tetons with notes, 1862-1875

Box 45, Folder 1

Index cards to letters re Tetons with notes, 1876-1924

Box 46, Folder 1

Index cards to letters re Tetons with notes, 1925-1980,

Box 46, Folder 2

index cards to newspaper articles

Box 47, Folder 1

Index cards to periodicals re Tetons with notes, A-R

Box 48, Folder 1

Index cards to periodicals re Tetons with notes, S-Z


Series 3: Teton Climber's Guide

Scope and Content Note

This series contains notes, typescripts, page proofs, illustrations, and correspondence related to the series of climbing guides to the Teton Range by Ortenburger, Leigh N. Correspondents include: Adams, Robert J.; Alder, Caine; Anderson, Don; Anderson, Ernest C.; Anderson, Jack K.; Armington, Peter; Ayres, Fred D.; Bates, Robert H.; Baxter, Alfred; Beckey, Fred; Beckmann, Jon; Bence, Richard J; Bettler, Phil; Beyer, Jim; Bill, Harthon L.; Black, Donnie; Blackburn, Quin A.; Bonney, Orrin H.; Briggs, William; Brower, David R.; Buckingham, William J. (Bill); Carman, Peter; Carter, H. Adams; Catton, Stephen L.; Chouinard, Yvon; Clark, Lewis F.; Clinch, Nicholas; Coffee, Dennis R.; Cooper, Ed; Corbet, Barry; Coveney, Lawrence G.; Cowles, Elizabeth; Cox, Susana; Crenshaw, Jane; Cross, Roy; Davis, Dan; Day, Virgil; Denny, Glen; Dietschy, John M.; Dornan, David; Durtschi, Belden B.; Echo, Bill; Edwards, Guy F.; Edwards, Thomson F.; Ellingwood, Albert R.; Emerson, Richard; Engs, William D.; Epp, David W.; Ewing II, Frank S.; Exum, Glenn; Field, Ernest K.; Fisher, Scott; Fralick, John F; Fryxell, Redwood; Fuller, Carlton P.; Gardner, Peter; Garnick, N.; Glidden, Jocelyn C. (Jock); Goodro, Harold; Greig, Jim; Hanks, Allyn F.; Harding, Warren J.; Harr, George; Hart, Pete; Hendricks, Sterling B.; Henke, Rich; Henshaw, Al; Herbert, T. M.; Hoadley, Patrick; Hoeman, J. Vin; Hollis, Peter; Horn, Rick; House, William P.; Houston, Richard (Dick); Huckin, Thomas N.; Humphrey, Hubert H.; Humphreys, John S.; Ingalls, David B.; Irvin, Richard K.; Jacquot, Raymond G.; Jones, Chris; Kendall, Henry W.; Kilgore, Bruce M.; Kingsley, William H.; Koedt, Peter; Kor, Layton; Kraus, Hans; Lackey, Larry; Lantz, Dennis; Lev, Peter; Lipscomb, James; Love, J. David; Lowe, George; Lowe, Alex; Lowe, George; Lund, Morten; Macdonald, Al; Madrick, Rick; McCarthy, James P.; McClelland, R. T.; McCollister, Paul; McCown, C. Grove; McCracken, Dick; McCurdy, Charles; McGowan, Richard; McLaren, F. Douglas; McLaughlin, John S.; Merriam, Robert W.; Millikin, Rick; Mitchell, John G.; Mowat, John; Mulhern, Richard; Nelson, David; Nelson, Doyle; Oberlin, John C.; Olsen, Jan; Ossofsky, Seymour; Patterson, Craig; Perla, Ron; Peterson, Ben J.; Petrilak, Michael, Jr.; Potts, Merlin K.; Pownall, Richard; Prattini, Carloni; Primak, Bill; Quinlan, Stephen; Read, William A. (Al); Rearick, Dave; Reese, Rick; Reichardt, Louis; Reppy, John; Reyman, Arthur J.; Richards, Court; Ritter, Krehe K.; Robbins, Royal; Roper, Steve; Rudden, Clifford J.; Rundell, R. K.; Sacherer, Frank; Sainsbury, George R.; Sarnquist, Frank; Satterfield, Chuck; Schoening, Pete; Sessions, George; Sherrick, Mike; Silverstein, Sam; Sinclair, Pete; Siri, William E.; Smith, Phil; Smith, David R.; Soyster, Matt; Spencer, Bill; Spencer, Thomas M.; Stagner, Bob; Steck, Allen; Stern, Michael; Stevenson, T. Q.; Street, Appleton; Stuart, Kenneth; Sturgis, Howard E.; Swedlund, Herbert; Swift, Robert L.; Tatyrek, Alfred F.; Teschner, Douglass; Thomas, William H.; Thuermer,, Angus M.; Tilley, Buck; Turiano, Thomas; Udall, Stewart; Unsoeld, Willi; Vaill, Ted; Voge, Hervey; Wallenstein, George; Watts, Gordon L.; Wayburn, Edgar; Weinreick, Roger; Weisner, Carl; Wendling, Aubrey; Wexler, Arnold; Whitmore, George; Wilson, Ted; Wilts, Chuck; Woolf, Edward L.; Woolsey, Elizabeth D., et al. A Complete Guide to the Teton Range, Volumes I and II, by Ortenburger, Leigh N. and Jackson, Reynold G., was self-published in 1990. It had a soft pink cover, and was supposed to be temporary until the third edition (final) was complete. Volume II is quite rare now. Leigh died in the Oakland fire on October 11, 1991; this left Renny to complete the final version. Files from folders 16.14-16.19 reflect some of the editing work that Renny did with the assistance of Irene Beardsley and many others. Most of the papers for the third edition, 1996, are in the possession of Renny Jackson in Kelly, Wyoming. A list of the eight editions is in folder 6.7. Copies of the first and last editions are in folders 42.17-18.

Subseries 3.1: Notes, typescripts, page proofs, illustrations, and correspondence

Box 49, Folder 1

Reed, John C., Jr., geologic map of Tetons

Box 49, Folder 2

Tetons, geology

Box 49, Folder 3

Grand Teton National Park, copies of articles

Box 49, Folder 4

Jackson Hole newspapers, early clippings

Box 49, Folder 6

Moran, Thomas, "The Great Teton Range, Idaho," illustration from Harpers Weekly, 12/9/1882

Box 49, Folder 7

Tetons, miscellaneous map copies

Box 49, Folder 8

Tetons, map tracings

Box 49, Folder 9

Tetons, maps conjoined

Box 6, Folders 1-2

Allan, Esther B., "History of the Teton National Forest," photocopy of typescript

Box 6, Folder 3

Fryxell, Fritiof M., bibliography on index cards re Tetons

Box 6, Folder 4

Ortenburger, Leigh N., "A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range," early draft with comments, 1956 edition

Box 6, Folders 5-6

More comments by Fryxell, Fritiof M.

Box 6, Folder 7

Ortenburger, Leigh N., "A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range," final draft, 1956 edition, (1 of 2)

Box 7, Folder 1

Ortenburger, Leigh N., "A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range," final draft, 1956 edition, (2 of 2)

Box 49, Folder 5

Ortenburger, Leigh N., page proof of 1956 guidebook, some pages missing

Box 7, Folders 2-5

Ortenburger, Leigh N., "A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range," final draft, 1965 edition

Box 8, Folder 1

Ortenburger, Leigh N., "A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range," condensed, 1979 edition, proof copies

Box 8, Folder 2

Ortenburger, Leigh N. and Jackson, Reynold G., "A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range," Volume II, condensed, draft, 1987 edition

Box 8, Folders 3-4

Volume II, condensed, final text, 1987 edition

Box 8, Folder 5

Volume II, condensed, topos, 1987 edition

Box 8, Folder 6

Volume II, condensed, page proofs, 1987 edition

Box 9, Folder 1

Volume II, pasteup, 1987 edition

Box 9, Folders 2-3

Volume II, page proofs, 1987 edition

Box 10, Folder 1

Ortenburger, Leigh N., "Complete List of Teton Routes," typescript, 1990 edition

Box 10, Folders 2-6

Ortenburger, Leigh N. and Jackson, Reynold G., "A Complete Guide to the Teton Range," Volumes I and II, 1990 edition, page proofs

Box 11, Folder 1

Guidebook correspondence, 1955-1956

Box 11, Folder 2

Guidebook correspondence, 1956

Box 11, Folder 3

Reed, John C., Jr., geology section typescript, 1956 edition

Box 11, Folder 4

Dye, Eldon N., correspondence re drawings for 1956 edition

Box 11, Folder 5

Grand Teton National Park, miscellaneous correspondence re trails, 1936, 1949

Box 11, Folder 6

Articles re Tetons, 1926, 1963

Box 11, Folder 7

Bibliography for 1956, 1965

Box 11, Folder 8

Guidebook correspondence, 1957-1963

Box 11, Folder 9

Guidebook correspondence, 1964-1965

Box 11, Folder 10

Correspondence re Climber's Campground, 1959-1961, 1967

Box 11, Folder 11

Route time information analysis through 1963

Box 11, Folder 12

Articles re classification of difficulty, 1963

Box 11, Folder 13

Classification, miscellaneous notes

Box 11, Folders 14-16

Classification correspondence, 1961-1964

Box 11, Folder 17

Classification of routes, summary, no date

Box 12, Folder 1

Exum Mountain Guide Service, 1964

Box 12, Folder 2

Articles re Tetons, 1950-1963

Box 12, Folder 3

Guidebook miscellaneous notes, 1960s-1970s

Box 12, Folder 4

Articles re Tetons, 1967-1986

Box 12, Folder 5

Route time information data through 1973

Box 12, Folder 6

Sierra Club (guidebook publisher), correspondence 1961-1967

Box 12, Folder 7-8

Guidebook correspondence, 1966-1978

Box 12, Folder 9

Sierra Club (guidebook publisher), correspondence 1972-1975

Box 12, Folder 10

Grand Teton National Park handouts, 1974

Box 12, Folder 11

Weissner, Fritz H., classification correspondence, 1969

Box 12, Folder 12

Smutek, Ray, classification correspondence, 1974

Box 12, Folder 13

Rescue from North Face of Grand Teton, Humphrey, Hubert H., Udall, Stewart, 1967

Box 12, Folder 14

Annual climb lists, 1957-1977

Box 12, Folder 15

Ascents of the Grand Teton, 1898-1974

Box 12, Folder 16

Teton miscellaneous

Box 13, Folders 1-12

Teton Guide Book Business Records 1973-1990

Box 13, Folder 13

Weather at Moose, Wyoming, 1975-1988

Box 14, Folder 1

Climate of Yellowstone and Grand Teton 1774-77, 1982

Box 14, Folder 2

National Park Service Policy, draft, 1989

Box 14, Folder 3

Weather, notes and draft, 1989

Box 14, Folder 4

Guidebook notes, 1970s-1980s

Box 14, Folder 5

Guidebook notes, 1986

Box 14, Folder 6

Guidebook correspondence, 1980-1988

Box 14, Folder 7

Computer usage, 1988

Box 14, Folder 8

Index to outgoing correspondence, winter 1988-1989

Box 14, Folder 9

Suggested mountain patrols, 1989

Box 14, Folder 10

National Park Service Policy, park information, 1988-1989

Box 14, Folder 11

National Park Service Policy, correspondence, Armington, Peter and Nelson, Doyle, 1989

Box 14, Folder 12

National Park Service Policy, guiding, backcountry, 1987

Box 14, Folder 13

Thuermer, Angus M., notes on routes, 1978

Box 14, Folder 14

Harrington, Randall P., correspondence, 1988-1989

Box 14, Folder 15

Helicopter flights, 1988(?)

Box 14, Folder 16

Annual climb lists, 1976-1991

Box 14, Folder 17

Reed, John C., Jr., geology chapter 1988

Box 14, Folder 18

Weather, Idaho and Wyoming

Box 14, Folder 19

Probability of lightning strike, 1975-1988

Box 14, Folder 20

Statistics of early climbs

Box 15, Folder 1

Topographic quads of Tetons, provisional, 1970-1971

Box 15, Folder 2

Teton maps, miscellaneous

Box 77, Folder 1

Composite United States Geological Survey maps of Tetons

Box 15, Folder 3

Copyright for "A Climber's Guide..." Vol. II (condensed)

Box 15, Folder 4

A Complete Climber's Guide... geology, maps, peaks, lists

Box 15, Folder 5

Articles re winter climbing, Stagner, Howard R.; Lowe, Jeff; Wilcox, Rick; Turville, Dennis; 1935-1991

Box 15, Folders 6-8

Notes and correspondence re winter climbing, 1963-1991

Box 15, Folder 9

First winter ascents, drafts, 1990 edition

Box 15, Folder 10

Winter climbing chapter, drafts, 1990 edition

Box 15, Folder 11

Topo art, 1990 edition

Box 15, Folder 12

Maps and cover art, 1990 edition

Box 15, Folder 13

Cover and title page, 1990 edition

Box 15, Folder 14

Printing and binding, 1990 edition

Box 16, Folder 1

Teton newspaper clippings, 1987-1991

Box 16, Folder 2

Trails information 1990-1991

Box 16, Folder 3

Maps, 1990

Box 16, Folder 4

Guidebook photos, preliminary list

Box 16, Folder 5

Typescripts, Death Canyon to Garnet Canyon

Box 16, Folder 6

Typescripts, Teewinot and Mount Owen

Box 16, Folder 7

Typescripts, Grand Teton

Box 16, Folder 8

Typescripts, Storm Point to Mount Woodring

Box 16, Folder 9

Typescripts, Leigh Canyon to Waterfalls Canyon

Box 16, Folder 10

Typescripts, miscellaneous, no date, no captions

Box 16, Folder 11

Printing information

Box 16, Folders 12-13

Various drafts for 1990 edition

Box 16, Folder 14

Jackson, Reynold G., correspondence re editing, 1992-1993

Box 16, Folder 15

Section 4, unknown date, (edited by Ortenburger, Leigh N.?)

Box 16, Folder 16

Section 1, draft, 1990s

Box 16, Folder 17

Section 4, draft, with editing, 1990s

Box 16, Folder 18

Section 6, draft

Box 16, Folder 19

Section 7, draft


Subseries 3.2: Dye, Eldon N., original drawings for 1956 edition of guidebook, and all subsequent editions

Box 50, Folder 1

Thor Peak from East

Box 50, Folder 2

Okie's Thumb

Box 50, Folder 3

Veiled Peak

Box 50, Folder 4

Storm Point

Box 50, Folder 5

Grand Teton from south

Box 50, Folder 6

Teepe Pillar

Box 50, Folder 7

Cloudveil Dome

Box 50, Folder 8

Molar Tooth

Box 50, Folder 9

Nez Perce to South Teton

Box 50, Folder 10

Teepe Pillar

Box 50, Folder 11

Shadow Peak

Box 50, Folder 12

Ice Point

Box 50, Folder 13

Ridge above Lake of the Crags

Box 50, Folder 14

Middle Teton

Box 50, Folder 15

Nez Perce

Box 50, Folder 16

Buck Mountain

Box 51, Folder 2

Mount Moran

Box 51, Folder 3

Nez Perce

Box 51, Folder 4

Teewinot and Mount Owen

Box 51, Folder 5

Buck Mountain

Box 51, Folder 6

Stanford Pinnacle (Baxter's Lost Pinnacle)

Box 51, Folder 7

Stanford Pinnacle

Box 51, Folder 8

Mount Owen

Box 51, Folder 9

Buck Mountain and Static Peak

Box 51, Folder 1

Ridge between Disappointment Peak and Grand Teton

Box 51, Folder 11

Mount Moran

Box 51, Folder 12

Grand Teton from southeast

Box 51, Folder 13


Box 52, Folder 1

Thor Peak, Mount Owen

Box 52, Folder 2

Grand Teton, Symmetry Spire

Box 52, Folder 3

Teepe Pillar, North Face of Disappointment Peak

Box 76, Folder 1

Dye, Eldon N., oversize original drawing of Disappointment Peak from the south


Series 4: Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) Plans and Development

Scope and Content Note

This series contains park planning documents, newspaper articles, and correspondence about historic preservation and other issues in GTNP. Correspondents include: Brady, James M.; Bricher-Wade, Sheila; Brink, Peter; Carter, Thomas; Cranston, Alan; D'Ascenz, Jo Ann; Danz, Harold P.; Deland, Michael; Drury, Newton B.; Duffy, Katy; Fink, Robert; Forbes, Timothy C.; Galvin, Dennis; Gardner, A. Dudley; Garland, R. Scott; Gingery, Marshall A.; Hartzog, Jr., George B.; Iliff, Bernard; Kathka, David; Kostmayer, Peter; Lamb, George R.; Levy, Ben; Marceau, Thomas E.; Massey, Rheba; McCain, Jr., Art; McWilliams, Carl; Mehls, Carol; Mehls, Steven F.; Mendiola, Steven L.; Mintzmyer, Lorraine; Neckels, Jack; Nissley, Claudia; Ortenburger, Leigh N.; Powell, Jackie W.; Resor, Bill; Rockefeller, Laurance S.; Rouse, Homer L.; Shrook, Betty; Simpson, Alan K.; Stark, Jack E.; Storey, Brit; Strait, Richard A.; Strickland, Clark J.; Toogood, A. C.; Unsoeld, Jolene; Wheaton, Rodd L.; Wilson, Pete, et al.
Box 17, Folder 1

GTNP, airport expansion, 1973

Box 17, Folder 2

GTNP, articles

Box 17, Folder 3

GTNP, floodplain management, 1977-1984

Box 17, Folder 4

Historic Preservation, government publications

Box 17, Folder 5

GTNP, National Register of Historic Places, 1986-1988

Box 17, Folder 6

GTNP, Classified Structure Field Inventory Reports, 1987

Box 17, Folder 7

Project to remove X Quarter Circle X Ranch, 1/26/1989

Box 17, Folders 8-9

Historic preservation correspondence, 1968, 1985-1991

Box 17, Folder 10

Historic preservation workshop, comments, 6/14/1990

Box 17, Folders 11-13

Wyoming State Historical Preservation Office (WYSHPO), Surveys

Box 17, Folder 14

WYSHPO publications, 1985-1989

Box 18, Folder 1

Reconstruction of Teton Park Road and Jenny Lake Road, environmental assessment, 1988

Box 18, Folder 2

GTNP Statement for Management, 1989

Box 18, Folder 3

GTNP East Corridor Management Plan, 1990

Box 18, Folder 4

GTNP newspaper clippings, 1900-1991

Box 18, Folder 5

Teton Corridor Development Concept Plan (DCP), Environmental Assessment, draft, 4/1/1990

Box 18, Folder 6

Teton Corridor DCP, comments by Ortenburger, Leigh N., 9/6/1990

Box 18, Folder 7

Teton Corridor DCP, final version 2/12/1991

Box 18, Folder 8

Teton Corridor DCP, correspondence 1945, 1986, 1988-1991

Box 18, Folder 9

GTNP road realignment and Jenny Lake plan, notes, 1988-1990

Box 18, Folder 10

GTNP road realignment and Jenny Lake plan, government documents

Box 18, Folder 11

Teton Corridor DCP, Death Canyon trailhead, 1990

Box 18, Folder 12

GTNP Jenny Lake, correspondence, 1991

Box 18, Folder 13

GTNP, maps

Box 18, Folder 14

GTNP road realignment, correspondence, 1988-1990

Box 18, Folder 15

Ortenburger, Leigh N., letter to Garland, R. Scott, Jackson Hole Alliance, re park planning and historic preservation, 11/9/1991

Box 19, Folder 1

Inyo National Forest, Land and Resource Management Plan

Box 19, Folder 2

National Park Service (NPS) Planning Process, 1982

Box 19, Folder 3

NPS Environmental Policy Act Guideline, 1982

Box 19, Folder 4

NPS Management Policies, 1988

Box 19, Folder 5

NPS Winter Use Plan, 1990, Vision for Future, 1990

Box 19, Folder 6

Briceland, Richard, "Public Perceptions about the National Parks, 1990


Series 5: Family and Personal

Scope and Content Note

This series contains information on the family, education, and interests of Ortenburger, Leigh N., and correspondence, including: Datena, John F.; Deam, Calvin; Deam, Stella (Mrs. Charles C. Deam); Deam, Charles C.; Deam, Roberta E.; Merriam, C. Hart; Ortenburger, Thomas; Ortenburger, Arthur I., Jr.; Ortenburger, Robert D.; Ortenburger, Mark; Ortenburger, Teresa A.; Park, Fred, et al.
Box 20, Folder 1

Deam family (Leigh's mother's side)

Box 20, Folder 2

Ortenburger family

Box 20, Folder 3

Ortenburger, Arthur I. (father), genealogy, estate papers, 1898-1961

Box 20, Folder 4

Norman High School, graduation 1947

Box 20, Folder 5

Deep Springs Newsletters, 1968-1986

Box 20, Folder 6

Deep Springs College brochures

Box 20, Folder 7

Deep Springs College fundraising, 1986, 1987

Box 20, Folder 8

Deep Springs College reunion, 1987

Box 20, Folder 9

Deep Springs College fundraising, 1990-1991

Box 20, Folder 10

Telluride Newsletters, 1969-1981

Box 20, Folder 11

University of Oklahoma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Box 20, Folder 12

Further education

Box 20, Folder 13


Box 21, Folder 1

Running, Fun Run certificates 1975-1980

Box 21, Folder 2

Running, miscellaneous

Box 21, Folders 3-11

Running, 1976-1989

Box 21, Folder 12

Bicycling, 1983-1984

Box 21, Folder 13

Mountaineering clippings and articles

Box 21, Folder 14

Ortenburger, Leigh N., lists of climbs

Box 21, Folder 15

Ortenburger, Leigh N., list of Peru climbs

Box 22, Folder 1

Ortenburger, Leigh N., Christmas cards (mountain photos)

Box 22, Folder 2

Christmas cards, list of addresses, 1987

Box 22, Folder 3

Collected cartoons and humor

Box 22, Folder 4

Annapurna, American Women's Himalayan Expedition, clippings, 1978

Box 22, Folder 5

Stanford Alpine Club, songbook, history, photos

Box 22, Folder 6

Ortenburger, Carolyn D., Yale graduation, 1985

Box 22, Folder 7

Miscellaneous unfiled

Box 22, Folder 8

Ancient Civilizations of Mexico, notes

Box 22, Folder 9

Parks and Recreation, Bay Area, brochures, 1970s-1980s

Box 22, Folder 10

Skiing brochures, 1970s-1980s

Box 22, Folder 11

Dog equipment catalogs

Box 22, Folder 12

Ortenburger, Leigh N., housesitting instructions

Box 23, Folder 1

Rainier, Shasta, McKinley information

Box 23, Folder 2

Wine articles

Box 23, Folder 3

Wine miscellaneous

Box 23, Folder 4

Wine tasting

Box 23, Folder 5

Wine invoices

Box 23, Folder 6

Wine labels

Box 23, Folder 7

Citizen's band radio

Box 23, Folder 8


Box 23, Folder 9

Photography, miscellaneous correspondence

Box 23, Folder 10

Tea catalogs

Box 23, Folder 11

Miscellaneous papers

Box 23, Folder 12

Mountain photography business

Box 23, Folder 13

Mountain clippings, obituaries

Box 23, Folder 14

To do lists, 9/30/1991

Box 23, Folder 15

Ortenburger, Leigh N., obituary by Clinch, Nicholas, American Alpine Journal 1992, pp 288-291.


Series 6: Employment at GTE Sylvania

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of material related to employment. After serving two years in the U.S. Army, Leigh spent his entire working career at GTE Sylvania, doing largely classified work related to radio communications. He continued to consult there after retirement.
Box 24, Folder 1

Employment, 1957

Box 24, Folder 2

Retirement, 1987

Box 24, Folder 3

Company newsletters, 1978-1985

Box 24, Folder 4

Ortenburger, Leigh N., "Signal Coverage Redundancy," draft

Box 24, Folder 5

Consulting after retirement

Box 24, Folders 6-8

Consulting notes

Box 24, Folder 9

Comite Consultatif International des Radiocommunications (CCIR) Interim Working Party, 1990

Box 25, Folder 1

CCIR Interim Working Party, 1991

Box 25, Folders 2-end

Reprints re radio communications, etc.

Box 26, Folders 1-end

Reprints re radio communications, etc.

Box 27, Folders 1-5

Reprints re radio communications, etc.


Series 7: Mountaineering Equipment and Food

Scope and Content Note

This series contains tent design and fabrics, notes on equipment, expedition equipment lists, lists of books and catalogs, and correspondence with the following: Ayres, Fred D.; Baker, Paul T.; Bauer, Eddie; Baxter, Alfred; Bell, George I.; Creswell, Alexander. E.; Cunnngham, Gerry A.; Dingman, David L.; DiPaolo, Mario; Edgington, Benjamin; Holubar, Alice; Houston, Charles S.; Irvin, Richard K.; Lamphere, R. M.; Lawrie, Robert; Matthews, W. V. Graham; Michael, David; Reis, Paul; Rosberg, O. A.; Steck, Allen; Stephenson, Jack, et al.
Box 28, Folder 1

Tent fabric information

Box 28, Folder 2

Tent fabric correspondence

Box 28, Folder 3

Tent pole materials

Box 28, Folder 4

Two-man tent calculations

Box 28, Folder 5

Logan tent calculations

Box 28, Folder 6

Equipment making, sleeping bags, tents, parkas

Box 28, Folder 7

Equipment, miscellaneous

Box 28, Folder 8

Gerry Mountaineering Equipment Co., correspondence, 1952-1960

Box 28, Folder 9

Mountaineering equipment, correspondence, 1952-1958

Box 28, Folder 10

Expedition equipment lists

Box 29, Folder 1

Mountaineering equipment catalogs

Box 29, Folder 2

Expedition medicine, high altitude pulmonary edema

Box 29, Folder 3

Mountain Safety Research Newsletters, 1970-1978

Box 29, Folder 4

Expedition food lists

Box 37, Folder 5

Mountaineering books, catalogs, and correspondence

Box 37, Folders 6-8

Mountaineering, miscellaneous publications


Series 8: Sierra Club

Scope and Content Note

This series contains minutes of the Sierra Club Mountaineering Committee, newsletters of the Loma Prieta Chapter, Rock Climbing Section, and includes mention of the following: Barnes, George; Brower, David R.; Brown, Richard; Clinch, Nicholas; Condon, Tom; Engs, William D.; Erb, Arkel; Fitschen, Joe; Gnagy, Rich; Hoyte, John M.; Irvin, Richard (Dick); King, Pat; Kingsley, Norman; Kruse, Dale; Kruse, Scott M.; Levine, Mike; McBride, Norman; McHale, Dan; McLean, Richard; Oetzel, George; Philpott, Robert; Powers, Jim; Reynolds, G. W.; Schlager, Walt; Secor, R. J.; Sherrick, Mike; Shinno, George; Siri, William E.; Steck, Allen; Sykes, Richard; Thomas, William H.; Thornton, John ; Turney, Burt; Walcott, Francis J.; Wedberg, John; Wilts, Chuck., et al.
Box 29, Folder 5

Sierra Club, miscellaneous

Box 29, Folders 6-7

Sierra Club Mountaineering Committee, minutes, 1962-1974

Box 29, Folder 8

Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter, Rock Climbing Section newsletter, 1974-1976


Series 9: American Alpine Club

Scope and Content Note

This series contains the American Alpine Club News, 1951-1974, information about annual meetings, the work of various committees, the reception of the David A. Sowles Memorial Award, and correspondence with the following: Albinson, Corrine; Ames, Alcides; Angell, James; Armato, David N.; Baldwin, Neil; Beckey, Fred; Bedayn, Raffi; Bell, George I.; Benner, Gordon A.; Bernholdt, Brett; Bidwell, David D.; Blakeney, T. S.; Bleser, Warren; Blomberg, Greg; Bol, Thomas; Bolyard, Dudley W.; Bonney, Orrin H.; Brett, John F.; Briggs, William; Brill, Timothy J.; Brittson, Ted; Brown, Keith; Buhler, Carlos P.; Burgess, Adrian; Burgess, Alan; Burgess, Richard; Burleson, Todd,; Burton, Hal; Calegan, Nino; Carter, H. Adams; Cary, F. L.; Castle, Alfred L.; Chappman, Howard; Child, William S.; Christian, John; Clapp, Jeff; Corbet, Barry; Coveney, Lawrence G.; Craig, Robert W.; Cronk, C. P.; Crush, Charles C.; Cunningham, Gerry; De la Vega, Frank; Del Fium, Dorene; Donaldson, Greg; Dornan, David; Dube, Chris; Duller, Charles E.; Dyhrenfurth, Norman G.; Ebert, John; Eichorn, Jules M.; Evans, Charles; Everett, Jr., Boyd N.; Field, William O.; Firey, Joan; Fischer, Scott; Fleck, Helene; Fogarty, Mark W.; Fralick, John F.; Francis, Henry S., Jr.; Fritz, Dietrich; Frost, Thomas M.; Frush, Jim; Fuller, Carleton P.; Gillman, Bradley B.; Gilman, Bradley B.; Glidden, Jocelyn C. (Jock); Goodman, Donald J.; Goodwin, James; Graham, John D.; Gran, Art; Grissom, Kitty Calhoun; Hackett, William; Hall, John H.; Hall, Henry S., Jr.; Harrah, David; Harrington, Randal P.; Harrison, John C.; Hart, John L. J.; Hart, Stephen H.; Harvard, Andrew; Hauser, William E.; Hechtel, Richard; Hendricks, Sterling B.; Hennek, Dennis P.; Henriot, James F.; Herrigstad, Irving H. L.; Hoffman, Robert; Hofmann, Walther; Horn, Rick; Houchin, David; House, William P.; Houston, Charles S.; Hubbard, Donald; Hultgren, Herbert N.; Humphreys, John S. ; Hunt, John; Ingalls, David B.; Irvin, Richard K.; Janis, Burt; Jerstad, Luther G.; Jervis, Steven; Johnson, Fred; Jones, Chris; Kauffman, Andrew J.; Kneebone, Terry; Knowlton, Elizabeth; Kopff, Gary J.; Kraus, Hans; Latz, Robert N.; Lippmann, Fritz; Liu, Rick; Logan, Lorens F.; Lombeck, Art C.; Lowe Michael; Lowe, George; Lowe, W. George; Matthews, W. V. Graham; McCarthy, James P.; McGowan, Richard; McKee, Margo; Measuroll, David W.; Mendenhall, Ruth D.; Menocal, Armando; Mention, David; Miller, E. Jack; Millikan, Rick; Mohling, Franz; Molenaar, Dee; Morales Arnao, Cesar; Mullen, Frances A.; Mutch, Thomas A. (Tim); Nabokov, Dmitri; Nettle, Dave; Nevison, Thomas O.; Newell, Daniel M.; Nilsson, Einar; Olmsted, John C.; Ortenburger, Leigh N.; Palmer, Roland; Patterson, Leif-Norman; Pfau, Paul; Porzak, Glenn E.; Pownall, Richard; Putnam, William L.; Read, William A. (Al); Reese, Rick; Reid, Christine L.; Reville, Kenneth; Roach, Robert; Roberts, James O. M.; Robbins, Royal; Rodman, Sayre; Romanowicz, Robert T.; Rupley, John A.; Sadler, Jack; Sainsbury, George R.; Schatz, Ruedi; Schoening, Pete; Shipton, Eric; Smith, Evan W.; Steck, Allen; Swenson, Steve; Swift, Robert L.; Terray, Marianne; Thorndike, Paul E.; Tilman, H. W.; Underhill, Miriam; Underhill, Robert L. M; Vadasz, Bela G.; Van Anda, Paul; Van Meter, Steve; Van Wagtendonk, Jan ; Vargas Angeles, Eliseo; Wagstaff, Brock; Walton, Harold F.; Washburn, Jr., Bradford; Weissner, Fritz H.; Wendel., W. Hall, Jr.; Wheeler, Oliver; Whitehouse, Annie; Wilcox, Rick; Williamson, Jed; Wilson, Ted; Winchester, Leonard James; Wiseman, Paul W.; Wood, Walter A.; Woolsey, Elizabeth D.; Yardley, Nick; Yeary, Carl A.; Zimmermann, T. C. Price, et al.
Box 30, Folders 1-3

American Alpine Club News, 1951-1974

Box 30, Folder 4

American Alpine Club (AAC) treasurer's reports, 1958-1976

Box 30, Folders 5-8

AAC correspondence, 1951-1967

Box 30, Folder 9

AAC annual meeting, planning, Berkeley, 1967

Box 31, Folders 1-2

AAC correspondence, 1968-1980

Box 31, Folder 3

AAC annual meetings, 1974-1983

Box 31, Folder 4

AAC annual meeting, planning, Berkeley, 1984

Box 31, Folder 5

Ortenburger, Leigh N., received the David A. Sowles Memorial Award from the AAC for bravery in assisting others in distress, 1981

Box 31, Folder 6

AAC annual meetings, 1986, 1988, 1990

Box 31, Folder 7

AAC Membership Committee, correspondence, 1974, 1990

Box 31, Folder 8

AAC Guide Certification Committee, correspondence, 1970-1974

Box 31, Folder 9

AAC Access Fund, 1990

Box 31, Folder 10

AAC Teton Ranch Committee, correspondence, 1970-1990

Box 31, Folder 11

Equipment, rope tests, no date

Box 31, Folder 12

AAC Equipment Committee, correspondence, notes, 1956-1960

Box 32, Folders 1-7

AAC Equipment Committee, responses to questionnaires on packs, transceivers, tents, sleeping bags, stoves

Box 32, Folder 8

AAC Equipment Committee, army specifications, 1949-1953

Box 32, Folder 9

AAC Expeditions Committee, correspondence, 1955-1962

Box 32, Folder 10

AAC Expeditions Committee, applications, 1965-1975

Box 32, Folder 11

AAC Expeditions Committee, correspondence, 1970-1991

Box 32, Folder 12

AAC Expeditions Committee, applications, 1985-1990

Box 33, Folders 1-2

AAC Expeditions Committee, applications, 1991-1995


Series 10: Expeditions

Scope and Content Note

Ortenburger, Leigh N., went on ten mountaineering expeditions to the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, one to Aconcagua in Argentina, and one to Makalu in Nepal that was led by Sir Edmund Hillary. This series contains newspaper articles, magazine articles, maps, and notes about mountaineering in Peru, specific information about Leigh Ortenburger's expeditions, and correspondence, including: Abell, Jane; Abrons, Henry L.; Ames, Alcides; Allmon, Charles; Amatt, John R.; Angeles, Eugenio; Angeles, Macario; Anglada, Jose Manuel; Atherton, David; Ayres, Fred D.; Barcham, H. P.; Beckey, Fred; Bell, George I.; Benavides, Victor; Berlin, Nathaniel I.; Bingham, Alfred M.; Bishop, Barry; Bolinder, Anders; Bonington, Christian; Buckingham, William J. (Bill); Calegari, Nino; Carter, H. Adams; Clark, Ronald W. ; Connor, Ed; Cook, Oscar A.; Corbet, Barry; Cox, Brian; Crausaz, Winston; Creswell, Alexander E.; Crow, Pieter; Davis, David S. ; De Gasperi, Vincenzo; Del Fium, Dorene; Dienhart, John W.; Dingman, David L.; Doig, Liz; Doody, Carrie G.; Doody, Daniel E.; Dornan, David; Dunn, Sharon K.; Dyhrenfurth, G. O.; Ebert, John; Echevarria, Evelio; Edwards, Dalton W.; Everett, Jr., Boyd N.; Farquhar, Francis P.; Freixas Fuentes, Joan; Fritz, Dietrich; Frost, Thomas M.; Ganci, Joseph David (Dave); Gill, Michael; Glidden, Jocelyn C. (Jock); Gocking, Roger; Goody, Richard; Grajales, Fernando; Greul, Hans Dieter; Gtiobbi, Domingo; Gurtner, Othman; Hamano, Yoshio; Harrah, David,; Harrison, John C.; Hauser, Gunter; Healey, David; Henderson, Kenneth A.; Henostroza Lliuya, Fidencio; Hiebeler, Toni; Hillary, Sir Edmund; Hoerlin, Herman W.; Hoessly, Peter; Hofmann, Walther; Horn, Rick; Hoyt, Fletcher; Huber, Hermann; Hultgren, Herbert N.; Humphreys, John S.; Irvin, Richard K; Jamanca Lliuya, Lucio; Janis, Burt; Kadison, Alexander; Kauffman, Andrew J.; Kendall, Henry W.; Kendall, John P.; Kennedy, Michael; Kinzl, Hans; Klier, Heinrich; Kneebone, Terry; Koch, Alfred; Kosmath, Ernst F.; Lahiri, S.; Lahr, Bill; Lawrence, John H.; Liska, Donald; Lofthouse, Richard W.; Lopez de Castro, Jose; Lottinville, Savoie; Lowe, George; Lowe, W. George; Lukis, Karen; Manning, Dan; Mardon, D. K.; Marmillod, Dorly; Marmillod, Frederic ; Martel Davila, Teofanes; Matthews, W. V. Graham; McAllister, Otis; McKibben, M. Craig; McWherter, Michael; Menostruza Lliuya, Fidencio; Merrihue, Craig M.; Michael, David; Milledge. James S.; Millikan, Rick; Mohling, Franz; Morales Arnao, Cesar; Mulgrew, Peter D.; Muller, H. R. ; Mutch, Thomas A. (Tim); Naas, Charles W.; Nakagawa, Magoichi; Nakamura, Tomatsu; Nevison, Thomas O.; Oberlin, John C.; Ortenburger, Irene B.; Ortenburger, Leigh N.; Paragot, Robert; Patterson, Leif-Norman; Peck, Annie; Perce, Robert; Perkins, Marlin; Pugh, L. Griffith C.; Read, William A. (Al); Reese, Rick; Ricker, John; Robbins, Royal; Romanes, Walter; Ross, Kermith F.; Ruefl, E. G.; Sabat, F.; Schatz, Ruedi; Schmid, Rudi; Schneider, Erwin; Schoon, Andre; Schreve, Frank H.; Seki, Tsuneyoshi; Siri, William E.; Smech, Karl Werner; Smith, Bill; Steck, Allen; Summers, Martin; Swan, Lawrence W.; Taugwalder, Rudolf; Thorington, J. Monroe; Trabado de la Fuente, Antonio; Vargas Angeles, Eliseo; Velaochaga, Carlos; Wallace, William; Walton, Harold F.; Warburton, Mike; Ward, Michael P.; Wells, Matthew; Welsch, Walter; West, John B.; Whillans, Don; Whitmore, George; Wilburn, Jr., Harold S.; Williamson, Jed; Wilson, Kenneth J.; Wilson, Ted; Yokochi, Yasuo; Yoshizawa, Ichiro, et al. There is a section on general correspondence in 33.14 and 34.1-34.2, the expeditions are arranged by year and also contain correspondence, and folder 36.11 contains a list of the expeditions, with personnel, peaks climbed, and publications.
Box 33, Folder 3

Peru, articles on mountaineering

Box 33, Folders 4-5

Peru, miscellaneous

Box 33, Folder 6

Arhuaco Indians of Colombia, typescript, author unknown

Box 33, Folder 7

Peru, Hitotsubashi University Andes Expedition, 1961

Box 33, Folder 8

Peru, Waseda Andes Expedition, 1962

Box 33, Folder 9

Peru, mountaineering bibliography

Box 33, Folder 10

Crow, Pieter, correspondence re Marmillod, Frederic and Dorly, 1981-1984

Box 33, Folder 11

Crausaz, Winston, correspondence re Pico de Orizaba in Mexico, 1981, 1985

Box 33, Folder 12

Ricker, John, correspondence re guidebook " Yurac Janka," 1965-1982

Box 33, Folder 13

Goody, Richard, "Tayapampa in the Alpamayo Valley," correspondence 1966-1967

Box 33, Folder 14

Peru, miscellaneous correspondence, A-H, 1966-1990

Box 34, Folder 1

Peru, miscellaneous correspondence, J-O, 1954-1990

Box 34, Folder 2

Peru, miscellaneous correspondence, P-Z and unknown

Box 34, Folders 3-6

Peru, clippings, Peruvian Times, 1950s-1980s

Box 34, Folder 7

Peru, clippings, date unknown

Box 34, Folder 8

Peck, Annie, clippings

Box 34, Folder 9

Peck, Annie, notes and correspondence

Box 34, Folder 10

Peck, Annie, articles re climb of North Peak of Huascarán

Box 34, Folder 11

Peru, correspondence with Saturday Evening Post, 1958-1959

Box 34, Folder 12

Peru, correspondence with National Geographic, 1954-1962

Box 34, Folder 13

University of California High Altitude Expedition, 1952

Box 34, Folder 14

American Andean Expedition, 1954

Box 34, Folder 15

Proposed expedition to K2, correspondence, 1958

Box 35, Folder 1

Proposed expedition to K2, logistics planning

Box 35, Folder 2

North American Andean Expedition, 1958

Box 35, Folder 3

North American Andean Expedition, 1959

Box 35, Folder 4

Makalu Expedition, Hillary, Sir Edmund, correspondence, 1961

Box 35, Folder 5

Makalu Expedition, clippings

Box 35, Folder 6

Himalayan/Karakoram miscellaneous clippings

Box 35, Folder 7

Makalu Expedition, American Alpine Journal article reprint, 1962

Box 35, Folder 8

Makalu articles, reprints

Box 35, Folder 9

Ortenburger, Leigh N., letters from Makalu, 1961

Box 35, Folder 10

Hillary, Edmund, and Doig, Desmond, dispatches from Makalu to Opera Mundi

Box 35, Folder 11

Nepal bibliography on cards

Box 35, Folders 12-13

North American Andean Expedition, 1964

Box 35, Folder 14

North American Andean Expedition, correspondence re death of Doody, Daniel

Box 36, Folder 1

North American Andean Expedition, correspondence, 1964

Box 36, Folder 2

Perutah Expedition, correspondence, 1971

Box 36, Folder 3

Perutah Expedition, summary and manuscripts, 1971

Box 36, Folder 4

Perutah Expedition, miscellaneous, 1971

Box 36, Folder 5

American Andean Expedition, correspondence, 1977

Box 36, Folder 6

American Andean Expedition, maps, manuscripts, article, 1977

Box 36, Folder 7

American Andean Expedition, miscellaneous, 1977

Box 36, Folders 8-10

Peru Expedition, correspondence and maps, 1981

Box 36, Folder 11

Peru Expeditions, 1982, and 1985, and Aconcagua, 1988

Box 36, Folder 12

Ortenburger, Leigh N., chronology, lists of expeditions with publications, peaks, and personnel


Series 11: Maps

Box 37, Folder 1

Map indices, Western United States, Western Canada

Box 37, Folder 2

Wyoming maps

Box 37, Folder 3

Himalayan maps

Box 37, Folder 4

Unsorted photos and maps


Series 12: Typescripts by Other Authors

Scope and Content Note

This series contains typescripts by other authors.
Box 38, Folder 1

Harlin, John, typescript on Eiger climb

Box 38, Folder 2

Harlin, John, typescript on Teton mountaineering

Box 38, Folder 3

McWherter, Michael, draft typescript re Ortenburger, Leigh N., for Summit Magazine, unpublished

Box 38, Folder 4

Cohen, Michael P., "How Does One Defend a Brittle Thesis?"

Box 38, Folder 5

Corbet, Barry, essays

Box 38, Folder 6

Green, Peter G., typescripts re Peru, Denali38.7

Box 38, Folder 7

Cronin, Bill, syllabus to "The American West Since 1850"

Box 38, Folder 8

Reese, Rick, "Speed Record on Grand Teton in 1939," "Little Cottonwood Canyon," typescripts

Box 38, Folder 9

Sinclair, Pete, proposal for "The Last Innocent Americans"

Box 38, Folders 11-12

Sinclair Pete, "The Last Innocent Americans," typescript

Box 38, Folder 13

Sinclair, Pete, more typescripts, 1966, 1987-1988

Box 38, Folder 14

Sinclair, Pete, roast for Irvine, Robert (Bob) on his 20th year in the National Park Service

Box 38, Folder 15

Turiano, Thomas, "New Routes, New Challenges: Tetons," typescript


13 Series 13: Correspondence, Incoming and Outgoing

Scope and Content Note

This series contains incoming correspondence, 1952-1991, filed alphabetically, from the following: Ablondi, Robert T.; Althouse, Ivan G.; Amatt, John R.; Ayres, Fred D.; Bachman, Kirk; Baumgartner, Ernestine L.; Beardsley, Grace; Beardsley, George; Belcher, C. Francis; Bell, George I.; Bennett, Ross S.; Blaurock, Carl; Bolyard, Dudley W.; Bonney, Lorraine G.; Borneman, Walter R.; Bradley, Peter A.; Buckingham, William J; Bull, Robert; Burnette, Floyd; Butler, Marjorie; Byrd, Jo Anne; Campbell, Thomas; Carson, Bruce; Carter, H. Adams; Caughron, R. D.; Clark, Ed; Clark-Snider, Jennifer; Clinch, Nicholas; Clyde, Norman; Conrod, William; Cornell, Alice M.; Coulter, Henry W.; Crenshaw, Jane; Durrance, John R. (Jack); Dallett, F. J.; Davidson, Leigh; Davidson, Les; D'Evelyn, Linda; Dingman, David L.; Donaghey, Lee; Dornan, David; Dorward, James; Dorkman, Oskar; Duerr, Steve; Dyhrenfurth, Norman G.; Eastman, Barb; Ehrman, Eleanor; Eltzroth, Richard; Enoch, Jennifer; Farquhar, Margery; Fascell, Dante B.; Favinger, John; Farabee, Butch; Frost, Thomas M.; Fryxell, Jenny; Fryxell, Penelope; Gagner, Paul; Ganci, Joseph David (Dave); Gardiner, Steve; Glidden, Jocelyn C. (Jock); Gocking, Roger; Gran, Art; Green, Peter G.; Greenwood, Sallie; Harrington, Randall P.; Hart, Stephen H.; Hechtel, Lisa; Hechtel, Richard; Hemming, Gary; Hemming, John; Henke, Rich; Hilbert, H. S.; Hirsch, Karen; Hoeman, J. Vin; Horn, John J.; Hornbein, Thomas F.; Horwood, Ruby; Houston, Elinor; Houston, Bruce; Huidekoper, Jim; Hultgren, Herbert N.; Irvin, Richard K.; Irvine, Robert and Marie; Jackson, Reynold G.; Jacquot, Raymond G.; Jones, Glenn; Jones, Chris; Karplus, Curtis M.; Kauffman, Andrew J.; Kaufman, William C.; Kendall, Henry W.; Kimbrough, Thomas; Knauth, Felix; Kramer, Tony; Kriebel, Robert; Langer, George; LeBon, Leo; Lemon, John C.; Lerum, Annie; Lipman, Peter; Liu, Rick; Lewis, Bill; Love, J. David; Lowe, George; Luck, Shirley Crisman; Madsen, Lynn; Matous, Ron; Matthews, W. V. Graham; McCrary, Kay; McDougal, Paula J.; McDonald, Patty; Melton, Mark; Merriam, Robert W.; Milligan, Sharlene; Mitchell, George J.; Molenaar, Dee; Montopoli, George; Moore, Alexandra; Mullen, Frances A.; Nash, Roderick; Nelson, Doyle; Neptune, Gary; O'Brien, John; Olson, James; Ortenburger, Ann; Ortenburger, Arthur, Jr.; Ortenburger; Carolyn D.; Ortenburger, Robert D.; Ortenbuurger, Teresa A.; Ortenburger, Thomas; Owen, Harry; Perch, Rich; Pownall, Richard; Read, William A. (Al); Reese, Rick; Regan, Elizabeth A.; Reschenberg, Dale; Reschenberg, Leslie (Haning); Resor, Bill; Riddell Lee; Riddel, Ed; Righter, Robert W.; Roach, Deirdre; Roach, Gerry; Robbins, Royal; Roper, Steve; Rosebrough, Robert F.; Salvador, Nick; Saxon, Bill D.; Schatz, Ruedi; Schmid, Rudi; Shepherd, Phil; Sinclair, Pete; Siri, William E.; Smith, Sara; Smutek, Ray; Snyder, Jennifer; Stafford, Bruce; Steck, Allen; Stephenson, Jack; Stettner, Paul; Sutton, John; Susong, Kelly Milligan; Talbot, Lee M.; Terray, Lionel; Tingey, Ralph; Turiano, Thomas; Turnbull, Gwynn; Turner, Thomas A.; Tutwiler, Margaret de B.; Unsoeld, Willi; Unsoeld, Jolene; Valsing, Ruth Hubbard; Villard, Jr., O. G.; Vlahakis, Alisa; Vogel, Beatrice; Wurdock, Willi; Wallace, William; Warburton, Mike; Waldie, Scott; Waterman, Jonathan; West, Judy; Wexler, Arnold; Wheelock, Walter; White, Elizabeth; White, Gene; Williamson, Jed; Whitesel, John A.; Wilson, Ted; Woodward, Stanley; Woolsey, Elizabeth D.; Wurdegar, David. In addition there is outgoing correspondence saved from Leigh Ortenburger's computer at the time of his death, 1983-1991, filed by date. Folder 40.7 contains alphabetical and date indexes to these letters to the following: Ablondi, Robert T.; Adams, Willard N.; Alderman Library; Althouse, Ivan G.; Anderson, Owen; Armington, Peter; Avenali, Peter Cado; Ayres, Irene; Ayres, Angela (Mrs. Fred D.; Baldwin, Ralph; Barmore, William J.; Beardsley, George; Beardsley, Grace; Beardsley, Irene; Bearss, Ed; Beckey, Fred; Behrens, John; Beiser, Mike; Bell, Alan; Bell, George I.; Bennett, Ross S.; Bennett, Tom; Berman, Rick; Beyer, Jim; Bjornstadt, Eric; Black, Donnie; Black, Rick; Boaden, Ann; Borneman, Walter R.; Bossier, Tex; Bowman, Eddie; Boynton, Beverley; Bradley, Peter A.; Bradley, Peter A. and Eileen; Brady, Jim; Brafford, C. J.; Breitenberger, Eric; Bricher-Wade, Sheila; Brooks, Gordon; Buchwald, Caryl E.; Buckingham, Edna; Buckingham, William J. (Bill); Burns, John; Butler, Marjorie; Carson, Andy; Carter, H. Adams; Cattabriga, Keith; Chessler, Mike; Chouinard, Yvon; Clinch, Nicholas; Clinton, Jack; Coelho, Mary; Cornell, Alice M.; Coulter, Henry W.; Craighead, Margaret Smith; Crausaz, Winston; Deak, Jon; Deep Springs Class of 1948; Deukmejian, George; Diem, Kenneth L.; Dingman, David L.; Dodds, Gordon B.; Donini, Jim; Dornan, David; Downer, Gene; Duerr, Steve; DuMais, Richard; Durrance, John R. (Jack); Dykes, Jeff; Eastman, Barb; Ebert, S. John; Echevarria, Evelio; Eichorn, Jules M.; Elder, Kelly; Engberg, Eric; EPA Wood Heater Program; Farabee, Butch; Farquhar, Margery; Farquhar, Peter; Feiges, William; Field, Charles; Fink, Robert; Firestone, Caroline; Fitch, Chuck; Fletcher, Ms.; Fowler, Charlie; Fox, Alisa (Vlahakis); Freedley, John; Freedom of Information Act Appeals Officers; Friedman, Howard; Frost, Thomas M.; Fryxell, Fritiof M.; Fryxell, Jenny; Gagner, Paul; Ganci, Joseph David (Dave); Garber, Ren; Gardiner, Steve; Garland, R. Scott; Glidden, Jocelyn C. (Jock); Gocking, Roger; Goldstone, Richard J.; Gowans, Frederick R.; Graham, Robert; Gray, W. H., III; Green, Peter G.; Greenwood, Sallie; Gressley, Gene M.; Grissom, Kitty Calhoun; GTE Government Systems; Guthrie, John D.; Haines, Aubrey; Haning, Leslie; Harkness, John; Harrington, Randal P.; Harrington, Susie; Harvard Mountaineering Club; Hawken, Ken; Hechtel, Richard; Henke, Rich; Hollis, Joan; Hollis, Peter; Hong, Rex; Horn, Rick; Horton, Paul; Huber, Jennie; Indefatigable Whomsoever; Irvin, Richard K.; Irvine, Marie; Irvine, Robert; Jackson Hole Guide; Jackson Hole News; Jackson, Reynold G.; Jacquot, Raymond G.; Jamanca Lliuya, Lucio; Jern, Ken; Jervis, Steven; Jonas, Mark T.; Karplus, Curtis M.; Kehoe, Mike; Keith, Jason; Kimbrough, Robert; Kimbrough, Tom; King, Jon; Koch, Dave; Koedt, Peter; Kostmayer, Peter; Krause, William L.; Kriebel, Robert; Krisjansons, Juris; Lamb, George R.; Lang, William; Larson, Leo; Larson, Norm; Larwood, III, Mark; Layton, Trish; LeCooksware; Lemon, John C.; Lemon, Kay; Lerch, Nicki; Lerum, Annie; Lev, Peter; Love, J. David; Love, Jane; Lowe, Alex; Lowe, George; Lowe, Jeff; Lugbill, Kent; Maloney, Jennifer R.; Manifor, Richard; Manns, Tim; Martel Davila, Teofanes; Marvel, Christopher C.; Massey, Rheba; Matous, Ron; Mattes, Merrill; Matthews, Mary Ann; McCain, Jr., Art; McCarthy, James P.; McWherter, Michael; Medrick, Rick; Menocal, Armando; Merriam, Robert W.; Merrill, Marly; Merrill, Prof.; Merrill, Mrs.; Merry Christmas; Mintzmyer, Lorraine; Mish, Stan; Montopoli, George; Moore, Alexandra (Harvard Mt. Club); Morales Arnao, Cesar; Morgan, Becky; Morrissey, James D.; Mountain Gear; Mowat, John; Munger, Mike; Myhre, Paul; Nash, Roderick; Nelson, Doyle; Neptune Mountaineering; Nissley, Claudia; North American Wildlife Foundation; Northrup, Jim; Olson, Curtis; Olson, Jim; Ortenburger, Betty; Ortenburger, Carolyn D.; Ortenburger, Arthur I., Jr.; Ortenburger, Robert D.; Ortenburger, Teresa A.; Parker, Doug; Pell, Claiborne; Peninsula Booksearch; Perch, Rich; Pistono, John; Platts, Doris; Pollack, Cathy; Porzak, Glenn; Powers, Dan; Quinlan, Stephen; Rafferty, Neil; Raynolds, John and William; Recreational Equipment, Inc.; Reed, John C., Jr.; Reese, Rick; Reese, Marylee; Reese, Rick; Reschenberg, Leslie (Haning); Resor, Bill; Richter, Bob and Sherry; Ridenour, James; Righter, Robert W.; Righter, Sherry; Roach, Gerry; Rockefeller, Laurance S.; Rogers, Jerry L.; Roscoe, Jim; Rosebro, Bob; Rubin, Alan; Rudd, Robert; Satterfield, Chuck; Schenk, Jeb; Schmotzer, Connie; Schultz, Robert P.; Secor, R. J.; Sher, Byron; Silva, Robert S.; Sinclair, Connie; Sinclair, Pete; Siri, William E.; Snyder, J. C.; Spitler, John; Spritz, Richard A.; Stark, Jack E.; Stark, Jack E.; State of California; Steck, Allen; Stettner, Joe; Stettner, Paul; Stewart, Sandy; Storjohann, Don; Stoughton, Herbert W.; Stroock, Betty; Sylvester, Arthur G.; Talbot, Lee M. ; Talbot, Martha H.; Tankersley, Tom; Taylor, Rob; Thatcher, Bryce; Thomas, William H.; Thompson, Gray; Thompson, Jerry; Thuermer, Angus M.; Timberpeg Pacific; Tompkins, Hal; Toombes, Guy; Toshiba America; Troy, Rich; Trull, William; Tuckey, John; Turiano, Thomas; Turnbull, Gwynn; Unsoeld, Jolene; Utica Public Library; Vaill, Ted; Vlahakis, Alisa; Wade, Ian; Walcott, William, Mrs.; Walker, Steven; Wallop, Malcolm; Walter, Jackson; Walton, Harold F.; Warvurton, Ann; Warburton, Mike; Warner, Melissa; Warren, Tom; Watkin, Tony; Watson, Rick; Weber, Ron; Whitesel, John A.; Whiton, Mark; Whittlesey, Lee H.; Wiese, Lynn; Wilcox, Rick; Wilson, Sherman; Wilson, Ted; Wilts, Chuck; Witesman, Fred; Woodmencey, James; Woods, Don and Montgomery, John; Woolsey, Elizabeth D.; Wright, Margaret; Wunsch, Steve; Yager, Mike; Yokell, Mike, et al.
Box 39, Folders 1-10

Incoming correspondence A-O, through 1991

Box 40, Folders 1-4

Incoming correspondence P-Z, through 1991

Box 40, Folder 5

Incoming correspondence, unidentified

Box 40, Folder 6

Outgoing correspondence, to Palo Alto Unified School District, 1976

Box 40, Folder 7

Outgoing correspondence, index to files on Ortenburger, Leigh N.'s computer, 1987-1991

Box 40, Folders 8-12

Outgoing correspondence, 1983-1989

Box 41, Folders 1-27

Outgoing correspondence, 1989-1991


Series 14: Original writing, by Ortenburger, Leigh N.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains original writing by Ortenburger, Leigh N. It includes college applications, papers written at Deep Springs College, the first and last editions of A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range, several other small publications, two obituaries, and articles in the American Alpine Journal and the Sierra Club Bulletin about his expeditions.
Box 42, Folder 1

Reprints and copies of articles in the American Alpine Journal (AAJ)

Box 42, Folder 2

Deep Springs College (DSC) application, partial draft

Box 42, Folder 3

Rhodes Scholarship application, part F

Box 42, Folder 4

Papers on political philosophy, under Dr. G. H. Sabine, DSC

Box 42, Folder 5

Introductory Economics exam, DSC

Box 42, Folder 6

Essay on Reichenbach's Calculus of Propositions, DSC

Box 42, Folder 7

Essay on Foundations of Mathematics, DSC

Box 42, Folder 8

Non-Euclidean Geometry, typescript, DSC

Box 42, Folder 9

Typescripts of new Teton climbs for AAJ, 1956-1970, 1981, 1897

Box 42, Folder 10

National Climbing Classification Proposal, Summit Magazine, May 1963

Box 42, Folder 11

Obituaries for Buckingham, William J., AAJ 1991, and Harlin, John

Box 42, Folder 12

The Last Unclimbed Peak, draft and final version about climb of minor peak in Leigh Canyon with Kimbrough, Thomas, photo of Mt. Kimburger

Box 42, Folder 13

Miscellaneous typescripts

Box 42, Folder 14

Notes for slide show on Peru for Harvard Mountaineering Club, 4/20/1989

Box 42, Folder 15

Reviews of writing by Ortenburger, Leigh N.

Box 42, Folder 16

" Complete List of Teton Routes," 5/27/1990

Box 42, Folder 17

" A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range," first edition, 1956, " Ascents of the Grand Teton, 1898-1974," " The Grand Teton, 1984"

Box 42, Folder 18

" A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range," revised edition, 1965, Leigh N. Ortenburger and Reynold G. Jackson, "A Complete Guide to the Teton Range," third edition, 1996, and a list of the editions


Series 15: Photography

Scope and Content Note

This series contains all the photographs by Ortenburger, Leigh N., remaining in the collection, starting with mounted and unmounted photos, mostly black and white. He specialized in large-format photos of mountain scenes in Peru, the Tetons, Nepal, various other mountain localities, and some archeological ruins. The size given for mounted prints is the outer mount size; the size for the unmounted prints is the actual photo size. (There are some aerial photos taken by Austin Post in the 1960s.) There is an extensive set of 8x10" unmounted prints from the Peru expeditions, some of which are dated and/or identified on the back. This is followed by a complete set of negatives and color transparencies, in his filing order, which was chronological with respect to years, but unordered within each year. With the exception of 1952 and 1954 he did not number or identify his negatives systematically. Negatives have been filed with contact prints, if available, and a card reflecting the details of the printing process regarding dodging and burning for the better enlargements. Identification attempts by the collection processor are contained in brackets. Much more work could be done with the collection to connect 8x10"s with negatives, years, and subjects.

Subseries 15.1: Early photos, some mounted, taken with 2¼" x 3¼" camera, starting in 1949, including the Tetons, Sierras, and Colorado

Box 53, Folder 15

Early photos, some mounted, taken with 2¼" x 3¼" camera, starting in 1949, including the Tetons, Sierras, and Colorado


Subseries 15.2: Early photos of Tetons, all mounted, mounted size 10x13"

Box 54, Folder 1

Tetons from String Lake Bridge, Hangover Pinnacle, Teewinot, possibly Symmetry Spire with Templeton's Crack

Box 54, Folder 2

Grand Teton from Idaho, Guided Party with Exum, Glenn, Teton Range from Jackson Lake

Box 54, Folder 3

Teewinot from Jenny Lake, Mount Owen from Amphitheatre, Drizzlepuss and East Horn of Mount Moran, the Grand Teton and Teewinot

Box 54, Folder 4

Possibly Dike Pinnacle on Middle Teton, the range, Mount Moran, North Face of Grand Teton

Box 54, Folder 5

North Face of Grand Teton with climber (unidentified), climber leading (unidentified), Grand Teton and Mount Owen

Box 54, Folder 6

Climber (possibly Buckingham, William J.), climber (possibly Buckingham, William J.), climber rappelling (possibly Ortenburger, Leigh N.)

Box 54, Folder 7

North Face of Grand Teton, Middle Teton from northeast, Middle Teton from southeast

Box 54, Folder 8

Mount Owen, peak (unidentified), Symmetry Spire, Ice and Storm Points, Grand Teton and Mount Owen from farther north with climber (unidentified)

Box 54, Folder 9

Peak and climber (both unidentified), Buck Mountain and Wister, the range

Box 54, Folder 10

Mount Moran from south, Teewinot, Nez Perce

Box 54, Folder 11

Ridge from Rockchuck to St. John and beyond, Mount Owen, Cloudveil Dome to South Teton with Buck Mountain in distance

Box 54, Folder 12

Red Sentinel from east, peak (unidentified), peak (unidentified)

Box 54, Folder 13

Peak (unidentified, possibly Middle Teton from south), North Face of Grand Teton, Grand Teton from southeast

Box 55, Folder 1

Climber (unidentified), snow scene, snow scene, two climbers (possibly on the "V" on Exum Ridge)

Box 55, Folder 2

Climber (unidentified) on Grand Teton, Grand Teton from Jackson Lake, two climbers (unidentified)

Box 55, Folder 3

Lake Solitude, group (possibly guided) approaching Lower Saddle, Jenny Lake and the Cathedral Group, a climber (unidentified)

Box 55, Folder 4

Grand Teton and Mount Owen from Cascade Canyon (2), climber (unidentified, possibly on Hangover Pinnacle)

Box 55, Folder 5

Two climbers (unidentified) climbing Hangover Pinnacle, climber (possibly Ortenburger, Leigh N.) rappelling, peak (unidentified)

Box 55, Folder 6

Teepe Pillar, climber (unidentified) rappelling, Grand Teton and Mount Owen from Cascade Canyon

Box 55, Folder 7

Grand Teton and Mount Owen from North Cascade (2), one with climber (unidentified), Cathedral Group from Jenny Lake

Box 55, Folder 8

Two climbers (unidentified) on steep pitch, peak (unidentified) two climbers (unidentified) on pinnacle (unidentified)

Box 55, Folder 9

Climber (unidentified) on summit of Mount Moran, ridge from Storm Point to Mount Woodring, Symmetry Spire

Box 55, Folder 10

Unknown view, Lev, Peter rappelling on Mount Owen with North Face of Grand in background, climber rappelling from Lower Saddle (unidentified, possibly Brewer, Richard)

Box 55, Folder 11

Climber (unidentified) rappelling, two climbers (unidentified, upper one possibly Exum, Glenn), climbing party on Wall Street

Box 55, Folder 12

Grand Teton summit photo (possibly Stanford Alpine Club), waterfall, the Range from Snake River overlook

Box 55, Folder 13

Grand Teton and Mount Owen, Pownall, Richard, two climbers (unidentified, upper one possibly Pownall, Richard)


Subseries 15.3: Unmounted prints of Tetons, size 10.5x13.5"

Box 56, Folder 1

Climber (possibly Brewer, Richard) rappelling from the Lower Saddle (12)

Box 56, Folder 2

Exum, Glenn (12), Irvin, Richard K., Mowat, John, and Clinch, Nicholas

Box 56, Folder 3

Jackson Hole through a chimney (4)

Box 56, Folder 4

North Face of Grand Teton (4)

Box 56, Folder 5

Middle Teton from the north (11)

Box 56, Folder 6

Wall Street on the Exum Ridge of Grand Teton (13)

Box 56, Folder 7

Pownall, Richard, Unsoeld, Willi, Ortenburger, Leigh N. (2), two climbers (unidentified) rappelling

Box 56, Folder 8

Hangover Pinnacle with two climbers (unidentified), peak (unidentified), Grand Teton from far north, peak (unidentified), peak (unidentified), canyon (possibly South Fork of Cascade)

Box 56, Folder 9

Two climbers (unidentified) rappelling shot (2), Grand Teton from northwest, Grand from south, climber (unidentified) from summit of Mount Moran, climber (unidentified), climber (unidentified)

Box 56, Folder 10

Disappointment Peak with Delta, Bradley, and Taggart lakes, Cathedral Group, peak (unidentified), three climbers on snow (unidentified), peaks with snow (3)

Box 56, Folder 11

Middle Teton, Middle Teton Glacier, Grand Teton, Teewinot on right, Teewinot, peak (unidentified)

Box 56, Folder 12

Nez Perce, two climbers (unidentified) possibly on East Ridge of Grand Teton, climber (unidentified) rappelling, climber (unidentified) and peak, Middle Teton from northeast with climber (unidentified, possibly Ortenburger, Leigh N.), Mount Moran from south, Middle Teton from northeast

Box 56, Folder 13

The "V" pitch on the Exum Ridge with three climbers (unidentified), the black dike on Moran (3), climber (unidentified) rappelling, Teewinot

Box 56, Folder 14

Cliff (unidentified), cliff (unidentified), cliff (unidentified, possibly corner of Wall Street), cliff (unidentified), panorama of the Teton Range from the valley (2 photos)

Box 56, Folder 15

Grand Teton from south,, Middle Teton Glacier with climber (unidentified) (2), pinnacle with climber (unidentified) (2), two climbers (unidentified) possibly showing top of East Ridge Snowfield and summit block of Grand Teton (2)

Box 56, Folder 16

Grand from west (2), climber (unidentified) on Wall Street, Mount Owen from northeast, East Ridge of Grand Teton, Storm Point from southwest, panoramic view (unidentified), Storm Point from southwest with route markings

Box 56, Folder 17

Mount Moran, clouds over head of Cascade Canyon, the Sierras (unidentified, possibly Palisades) (3)

Box 56, Folder 18

El Capitan, the Three Brothers, climber (unidentified) on overhanging rappel (2) (all Yosemite), range (unidentified), peak and lake (unidentified, possibly the Sierras)

Box 57, Folder 1

Trial drawings of Grand Teton by Pownall, Quita, and Sauers (first name unknown)


Subseries 15.4: Mounted prints of Tetons, size 10"x13"

Box 57, Folder 2

Climbers (unidentified) on Grand Teton (mounted size 10x13") (2), portrait of four guides (Ortenburger, Leigh N. on left)

Box 57, Folder 3

Two climbers (unidentified), rappelling from Lower Saddle, Ortenburger, Leigh N., coiling a rope

Box 57, Folder 4

Three climbers (unidentified), party on snow, close-up of two climbers (unidentified)


Subseries 15.5: Unmounted aerial photos and survey photos of Tetons

Box 57, Folder 5

Phelps Lake aerial survey photo, copy

Box 57, Folder 6

Eight aerial survey photos of Teton Range from south to north, identified

Box 57, Folder 7

Four aerial photos of Teton Range, possibly by Austin Post, 9/23/1960

Box 57, Folder 8

Ten aerial photos of Teton Range by Austin Post, 9/6/1964

Box 57, Folder 9

Sixteen aerial photos of Teton Range, possibly by Austin Post, 8/19/1963

Box 57, Folders 10-20

Aerial survey photos, copies


Subseries 15.6: Photographic prints from the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, taken by Ortenburger, Leigh N., unless otherwise noted

Box 58, Folder 1

List of negative numbers and mounted prints taken in 1952 in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru

Box 58, Folder 2

Three mounted 11x14" color prints of Chacraraju

Box 58, Folders 3-13

Mounted 11x14" prints, 1952

Box 59, Folder 1

List of negative numbers and mounted prints taken in 1954 in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru

Box 59, Folders 2-10

Mounted 11x14" prints, 1954

Box 60, Folders 1-10

Mounted 11x14" prints, 1954

Box 61, Folder 1

Christmas card original text

Box 61, Folders 2-3

Mounted Pisco panorama trials, 1952

Box 61, Folders 4-5

Unmounted Pisco panorama trials, 1952

Box 61, Folders 1-13

Unmounted prints, 1952 or 1954

Box 62, Folder 1

Mounted size 16x20" print, 1958, mounted 8.5x20" panorama, 1954

Box 62, Folders 2-6

Mounted size 14x18" prints, 1952

Box 62, Folders 7-13

Mounted size 14x18" prints, 1954

Box 63, Folders 1-6

Mounted size 16x20" prints, 1952

Box 63, Folders 7-14

Mounted size 16x20" prints, 1954

Box 64, Folders 1-3

Miscellaneous unmounted prints sizes 8x10", print size 9x12"

Box 64, Folder 4

Pisco panorama, unmounted, 14x17"

Box 64, Folder 5

Mounted color print, size 14x18" (location of peak unidentified)

Box 64, Folder 6

Unmounted 16x20" prints (unidentified)

Box 64, Folder 7

Unmounted 14x17" prints (unidentified)

Box 64, Folder 8

Chacraraju 14x17" prints (3)

Box 64, Folder 9

Panorama from summit of Huascarán, 14x17" prints, (3 photos)

Box 64, Folder 10

Unmounted 14x17" prints (3), print of Everest Group taken from Makalu, Nepal 1961

Box 65, Folder 1

Photo captions for American Andean Expedition 1954, for various sizes of slides and 8x10" prints

Box 65, Folder 2

Photo captions submitted to National Geographic, 1962, for 35 mm slides by Beardsley, Irene, 8x10" prints, and 4x5 color transparencies

Box 65, Folder 3

Miscellaneous photo captions

Box 65, Folder 4

Unmounted prints, 8x10", 1952, identified on back

Box 65, Folder 5

Unmounted prints, 8x10", 1954, identified on back, one by Bell, George I.

Box 65, Folder 6

Unmounted prints, 8x10", 1958, some identified on back

Box 65, Folder 7

Unmounted prints, 8x10", 1959, some identified on back

Box 65, Folder 8

Unmounted prints, Makalu, Nepal, miscellaneous sizes, including three-part panorama, 1961

Box 65, Folder 9

Unmounted prints, 8x10", South Peak of Huandoy 1964

Box 65, Folder 10

Unmounted prints, 8x10", Chacraraju 1964

Box 65, Folder 11

Unmounted prints, 8x10", with captions, 1971

Box 65, Folder 12

Unmounted prints, 8x10", identified but no date

Box 66, Folder 1

Unmounted prints, 8x10", identified but no date

Box 66, Folders 2-6

Unmounted prints, 8x10", unidentified, no date

Box 66, Folder 7

Christmas cards with photos from Peru, one from Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming


Subseries 15.7: Negatives of the Tetons taken by Ortenburger, Leigh, sizes 2¼"x3¼" or 4x5, black and white unless noted

Box 67, Folder 1

Misplaced negatives and contact prints

Box 67, Folder 2

Red Sentinel, Hangover Pinnacle, Ice Point, old pitons left in camp on first ascent of Grand Teton in 1898

Box 67, Folder 3

Ortenburger, Leigh self portrait in 1948, children, Cathedral Peak in the Sierras, some with contact prints

Box 67, Folder 4

Owen Chimney, Pittman aerials, winter attempt on Grand Teton, some with contact prints,

Box 67, Folder 5

The Enclosure on the Grand Teton, scenic shots

Box 67, Folder 6

Ortenburger, Leigh N. (3), scenic shots, with contact prints

Box 67, Folder 7

Ortenburger, Leigh N. and crevasse, Pownall, Richard, Guide's Hill and old cabin, with contact prints

Box 67, Folder 8

North Face of Grand Teton, 1953, more climbing shots on Grand Teton, the "V" pitch

Box 67, Folder 9

Exum, Glenn, guiding, more climbing shots on Grand, some with contacts

Box 67, Folder 10

Rappel from Lower Saddle, helicopter flight

Box 67, Folder 11

Aerials of Teton Range, 1956-1957, 1989 helicopter flight

Box 68, Folder 1

More aerials of Teton Range, some with contact prints

Box 68, Folder 2

More aerials, scenic shots, 1957, 1988

Box 68, Folder 3

Table Mountain trip, no contact prints

Box 68, Folder 4

Color transparencies including climbing on Grand Teton, Hangover Pinnacle, scenic views

Box 68, Folder 5

Sierras, Palisades, with contact prints

Box 68, Folder 6

Photos of maps of Tetons, copies of articles by Horberg, Leland, Edmund, R. W., and Fryxell, Fritiof M.; Iddings, Joseph Paxson, and Weed, Walter Harvey


Subseries 15.8: Negatives of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, taken by Ortenburger, Leigh N., size 4"x5" and black and white unless otherwise noted, if numbered see index to negatives and enlargements, card indicates enlargement details, 1952-1961

Box 68, Folders 710

Negatives and contacts, (not numbered, not enlarged), 1952

Box 69, Folder 1

Index to 1952-1954 numbered negatives and enlargements

Box 69, Folders 2-4

Negatives and contact prints, numbered, 1952

Box 69, Folders 5-7

Negatives and contact prints, numbered, 1954

Box 70, Folder 1

Negatives and contact prints, numbered, 1954

Box 70, Folder 2

Negatives, not numbered, year unknown (empty)

Box 70, Folders 3-4

Negatives and contact prints, numbered, 1954

Box 70, Folders 5-6

Negatives and contact prints, 1958

Box 70, Folder 7

Negatives, no contact prints, 195870.8

Box 71, Folders 1-4

Negatives and contact prints, 1958

Box 71, Folder 5

Peru, Macchu Picchu, negatives and contact prints, 1958

Box 71, Folders 6-7

Negatives and contact prints, numbered, 1959

Box 71, Folder 8

Negatives and contact prints, numbered, Alpamayo, 1959

Box 71, Folder 9

Negatives and contact prints, no numbers, probably 1959 or 1964

Box 71, Folder 10

Negatives and contact prints, Eliseo Vargas and family, no date

Box 71, Folder 11

Karakorum, negatives and contact prints of maps and manuscripts

Box 72, Folder 1

Negatives and contact prints, 2¼"x3¼", not numbered, 1959

Box 72, Folder 2

Negatives and contact prints, 2¼"x3¼", numbered and identified, taken by Ganci, Joseph David (Dave), 1959

Box 72, Folder 3

Negatives and contact prints, three panoramas, 1959

Box 72, Folders 4-8

Nepal, Makalu Expedition, negatives and contact prints, 1961

Box 72, Folder 9

Nepal, Makalu Expedition, negatives, no contact prints, 1961

Box 72, Folder 10

Nepal, Makalu Expedition, color transparencies, 1961

Box 72, Folder 11

Nepal or Peru, color transparencies and internegatives


Subseries 15.9: Negatives and color transparencies of North American parks, of ruins on a trip around the world in 1961, and at Leigh's father's memorial service, size 4x5", taken by Ortenburger, Leigh N., 1950s-1962

Box 73, Folders 1-2

Color transparencies of National Parks

Box 73, Folder 3

Negatives and contact prints of Yosemite

Box 73, Folder 4

Lost Arrow, Yosemite, 1960

Box 73, Folder 5

Mt. Gayley, Sierras, early winter

Box 73, Folder 6

Mt. Williamson, Sierras

Box 73, Folder 7

Sierras from White Mountain

Box 73, Folder 8

Canada, 1956

Box 73, Folder 9

Canada, Columbia Icefield, 1957

Box 73, Folders 10-16

Trip around world, Hawaii, Angkor Wat, Taj Mahal, Persepolis, Luxor, Petra, Athens, Crete, 1961

Box 73, Folder 17

Memorial Service for Ortenburger, Arthur I., (father), Galiano Island, BC, Canada, January 1962


Subseries 15.10: Negatives of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, taken by Ortenburger, Leigh, size 4x5" and black and white unless otherwise noted, 1964-1985

Box 74, Folders 1-8

Negatives and contact prints, Palcaraju, South Peak of Huandoy, Chacraraju, 1964

Box 75, Folder 1

Color internegatives, 1964

Box 75, Folders 2-3

Negatives, some contact prints and printing cards, 1971

Box 75, Folder 4

Negatives and contact prints, Rinrihirca, Pucahirca Central, Huascarán Norte, Huascarán Sur, Ranrapalca, 1977

Box 75, Folder 5

Negatives, no contact prints, 1981

Box 75, Folder 6

Color transparencies, 1982

Box 75, Folder 7

Negatives, no contact prints, 1982

Box 75, Folders 8-9

Negatives, no contact prints, photographic expedition, 1985

Box 75, Folder 10

Color transparencies, years unknown