Finding Aid to the John Verhoogen Papers, 1935-1985

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Finding Aid to the John Verhoogen Papers, 1935-1985

Collection Number: BANC MSS 91/142 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Teresa Mora
Date Completed:
February 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: John Verhoogen papers
Date (inclusive): 1935-1985
Collection Number: BANC MSS 91/142 c
Creators : Verhoogen, John, 1912-
Extent: Number of containers: 7 cartons Linear feet: 8.75
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The John Verhoogen Papers, 1935-1985, document Verhoogen's four decade long career as a geophysicist. The papers are arranged into five series: Correspondence, Writings, Professional Activities, University of California, and Research Files. Verhoogen's prominence in the field and respect amongst his colleagues are especially well evidenced in the collection in the form of correspondence, documentation of his professional activities, writings, and lectures.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English and French
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Verhoogen Papers, BANC MSS 91/142 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Verhoogen, John, 1912-
University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
Geology
Rocks, Igneous
Rocks, Crystalline and metamorphic
Volcanoes--Washington (State)
Geology--Washington (State)
Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.)
Cascade Range
Faculty papers.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The John Verhoogen Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by John Verhoogen in December 1990.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the folder level.

Processing Information

Processed by Teresa Mora in 2007.

Biographical Information

John Verhoogen was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1912. He obtained degrees in mining engineering and engineering geology in Europe and went on to earn his Ph.D. in geology in 1936 at Stanford University. He returned to Brussels from 1936-1939 and left in 1940 to undertake research in the Belgian Congo, making geophysical observations of the active volcano Nyamuragira. In 1947 he joined the faculty of the Department of Geological Sciences (now Geography and Geophysics) at UC Berkeley where he remained until his retirement in 1976. Verhoogen was the recipient of numerous honors in his field. He was a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1978 he received the Arthur L. Day Prize and Lectureship from the National Academy of Sciences for his work on the thermodynamics of the Earth's core and mantle and contributions to scholarship in the Earth sciences. Other awards included two Guggenheim Fellowships, the Day Medal of the Geological Society of America (in 1958), and the Dumont Medal of the Geological Society of Belgium. Verhoogen served actively on a number of national and international advisory panels and editorial boards. From 1951 to 1954 he was vice-president of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior. Verhoogen died in 1993.

Scope and Content of Collection

The John Verhoogen Papers, 1935-1985, document Verhoogen's four decade long career as a geophysicist. The papers are arranged into five series: Correspondence, Writings, Professional Activities, University of California, and Research Files. Verhoogen's prominence in the field and respect amongst his colleagues are especially well evidenced in the collection in the form of correspondence, documentation of his professional activities, writings, and lectures.

Container List

 

Series 1 Correspondence 1946-1983

Physical Description: Carton 1, Carton 2, folders 1-29

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence is organized chronologically by year, correspondence with individuals follows in alphabetical order. Much of the series consists of correspondence with colleagues throughout the world. Also includes correspondence with graduate students Verhoogen advised.
Carton 1, Folder 1-26

General 1946-1968

Carton 1, Folder 27

Anderson, Orson L. and Leon Thomsen 1965-1969

Carton 1, Folder 28

Bowers, Robert A. 1956-1959

Carton 1, Folder 29

Campbell, Dave circa 1968

Carton 1, Folder 30-31

Currie, Robert G. 1981-1983

Carton 2, Folder 1-2

Dickman, S.R. 1977-1978

Carton 2, Folder 3

Edwards, Bob 1974

Carton 2, Folder 4-5

Edwards, Bob- Von Zeipel's Theorem 1976-1977

Carton 2, Folder 6

Fukutomi, Takaharu 1958

Carton 2, Folder 7

Fyfe, William S. 1951-1956, 1978

Carton 2, Folder 8

Glen, Bill 1979-1980

Carton 2, Folder 9

Jones, Glynn 1974-1976

Carton 2, Folder 10

Kawai, Naoto 1963-1967

Carton 2, Folder 11

Koizumi, Mitsue 1954-1955

Carton 2, Folder 12

Korzhinskii, D.S. 1963

Carton 2, Folder 13

Loper, David 1979-1981

Carton 2, Folder 14

Lubimova, E.H. 1957-1958, 1963

Carton 2, Folder 15

Marsh, Bruce 1975

Carton 2, Folder 16

Matsumoto, Takashi 1963

Carton 2, Folder 17

Matsuo, S. 1959

Carton 2, Folder 18

Miyashiro, Akiko 1954

Carton 2, Folder 19

Möler, Gregory- Vinland Map 1981

Carton 2, Folder 20

Nishitake, Teruo 1958

Carton 2, Folder 21

Peterson, Dr. N. 1967

Carton 2, Folder 22

Rikitake, Tsuneji 1955

Carton 2, Folder 23

Ringwood, Dr. A.E. 1957-1958

Carton 2, Folder 24

Sakuma, Shuzo 1954

Carton 2, Folder 25

Shimazu, Yasuo 1955-1963

Carton 2, Folder 26

Sudo, Toshio 1956

Carton 2, Folder 27

Suwa, Akira 1954

Carton 2, Folder 28

Tazieff, Haroun 1948, 1953

Carton 2, Folder 29

Volcanoes 1958-1960

 

Series 2 Writings 1935-1987

Physical Description: Carton 2, folders 30-51, Carton 3 folders 1-18

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes drafts of and correspondence regarding articles, essays, and lectures authored by Verhoogen.
Carton 2, Folder 30

The Chemical Potential of the Components of a Solid Phase 1949

Carton 2, Folder 31-32

Contribution a la Thermodynamique des Magmas et Theses Annexes 1947

Carton 2, Folder 33

Damping of the Chandler Wobble and Viscosity of the Earth's Core 1974

Carton 2, Folder 34

The Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology- publication 1966-1980

Carton 2, Folder 35

The Earth's Heat: Wherefrom? 1981-1982

Carton 2, Folder 36

Efficiency of Terrestrial Dynamos 1976

Carton 2, Folder 37

Electrical Resistivity of Meteorites 1956

Carton 2, Folder 38

Encyclopedia Britannica- Volcano article 1955

Carton 2, Folder 39

Energetics of the Earth- typescript undated

Carton 2, Folder 40

Faculty Research Lecture- Revolutions in the Earth 1976

Carton 2, Folder 41

Geomagnetism and the Core of the Earth- typescript undated

Carton 2, Folder 42

Geophysical Aspects of Continental Drift 1950

Carton 2, Folder 43

Heat Balance of the Earth's Core circa 1960

Carton 2, Folder 44

Igenous and Metamorphic Activity in Relation to Orogeny 1948-1952

Carton 2, Folder 45

Igenous Petrology- publication 1961-1980

Carton 2, Folder 46

Introduction á la Geologie undated

Carton 2, Folder 47

Ionic Diffusion and Electrical Conductivity in Quartz 1951-1952

Carton 2, Folder 48

Korzhinsky Symposium 1958-1960

Carton 2, Folder 49

Lecture- Applied Mechanics Conference 1965

Carton 2, Folder 50

Lecture- Earth's Interior 1959

Carton 2, Folder 51

Lecture- Geophysics Conference 1956

Carton 2, Folder 52

Lecture- The Primitive Earth 1973

Carton 3, Folder 1

Lectures- Miscellaneous 1954-1973

Carton 3, Folder 2

Magnetic Properties of Rocks 1966-1968

Carton 3, Folder 3

Mechanics of Ash Formation 1950-1951

Carton 3, Folder 4

Mount St. Helens- A Recent Cascade Volcano circa 1937

Carton 3, Folder 5

Natural Variations in the Isotopic Composition of Silicon 1951-1952

Carton 3, Folder 6

North American Paleomagnetism and Geology- Geological Society of America Centennial Special Volume 1984-1985

Carton 3, Folder 7

Paleoheat Flow 1968

Carton 3, Folder 8

Perry Byerly Memorial 1978-1981

Carton 3, Folder 9

Personal Notes and Sundry Comments- Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 1981-1983

Carton 3, Folder 10

Phase Changes and Convection in the Earth's Mantle 1964-1965

Carton 3, Folder 11

Physical Properties and Bond Type in Magnesium-Aluminum Oxides and Silicates 1957

Carton 3, Folder 12

Sigma Xi Lecture 1960-1961

Carton 3, Folder 13

The Source Rock of Lead Ores and the Age of the Granite Layer 1948-1949

Carton 3, Folder 14

Stressed Bodies 1948-1951

Carton 3, Folder 15

The Temperature at the Boundary of the Earth's Core 1950-1951

Carton 3, Folder 16

Temperatures Within the Earth 1954-1955

Carton 3, Folder 17

Various, in French 1939-1940

Carton 3, Folder 18

Von Zeipel's Theorem and Convection in the Earth 1947-1948

 

Series 3 Professional Activities 1947-1980

Physical Description: Carton 3, folders 19-31, Carton 4, folders 1-32

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials documenting Verhoogen's professional work outside of the University, including consultant work and Verhoogen's involvement in professional organizations.
Carton 3, Folder 19

American Geological Institute- Visiting Geoscientist Program 1958-1959

Carton 3, Folder 20

American Geophysical Union- Committee on the John A. Fleming Award 1968-1972

Carton 3, Folder 21-22

American Geophysical Union- Section of Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology 1964-1968

Carton 3, Folder 23

American Geophysical Union- Visiting Scientist Program 1965-1966

Carton 3, Folder 24

Bechtel 1963

Carton 3, Folder 25

Conference on Anomalous Magnetization 1954

Carton 3, Folder 26

Conference on Theoretical Geophysics 1956

Carton 3, Folder 27

Consulting Work 1949-1962

Carton 3, Folder 28-29

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 1955-1963

Carton 3, Folder 30

Geological Society of America- National Medal of Science Sub-Committee 1971-1973

Carton 3, Folder 31

Geophysics Research Board 1966-1969

Carton 4, Folder 1

Gordon Research Conference on High Pressure Research 1963-1964

Carton 4, Folder 2

Graduate Research Center of the Southwest 1961-1964

Carton 4, Folder 3

Institute of Geophysics 1954

Carton 4, Folder 4

Institute of Geophysics Conference 1948

Carton 4, Folder 5

Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Studies- Technical Conference 1969

Carton 4, Folder 6

International Association of Volcanology 1960-1968

Carton 4, Folder 7-8

International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics- General Assembly 1967

Carton 4, Folder 9

International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics- General Assembly Local Arrangements 1961-1963

Carton 4, Folder 10

International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics- Quadrennial Report 1966-1967

Carton 4, Folder 11

Journal of Geomagnetism and Geoelectricity 1971

Carton 4, Folder 12

McGraw-Hill- Editorship 1963, 1965-1966

Carton 4, Folder 13

National Academy of Sciences 1967

Carton 4, Folder 14

National Academy of Sciences- Arthur L. Day Prize and Lectureship 1977-1980

Carton 4, Folder 15

National Academy of Sciences- Report Review Committee 1970-1976

Carton 4, Folder 16

National Academy of Sciences- Section of Geophysics 1973

Carton 4, Folder 17-18

National Academy of Sciences- Upper Mantle Committee 1966-1971

Carton 4, Folder 19

National Research Council- Division of Earth Sciences 1965-1967

Carton 4, Folder 20

National Science Foundation- Magnetic Conference 1954

Carton 4, Folder 21

Pahlavi Lecture 1978

Carton 4, Folder 22

Physics Problems 1963

Carton 4, Folder 23

Sigma Xi- National Lectureship Program 1959-1960

Carton 4, Folder 24

Sigma Xi- Nominations 1951

Carton 4, Folder 25

United States Committee for the Study of Paricutin Volcano 1947

Carton 4, Folder 26

United States Geological Survey- Contract Research 1957-1960

Carton 4, Folder 27

United States Geological Survey- National Center for Earthquake Research Advisory Panel 1965-1972

Carton 4, Folder 28-29

United States- Japan Seminar on Paleomagnetism 1964-1965

Carton 4, Folder 30

United States- Japan Seminar on Paleomagnetism 1969-1970

Carton 4, Folder 31

University Extension 1948-1956

Carton 4, Folder 32

Upper Mantle Working Group on Petrology and Volcanism 1964-1968

 

Series 4 Course Materials 1957-1978

Physical Description: Carton 4, folders 33-36, Carton 5, Carton 6, folders 1-6

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by course name or topic.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily consists of lecture notes. May also include master copies of exams and assignments. Although course numbers are usually identified the topic studied in a particular semester was not always listed in the General Catalog and therefore not always readily evident. Files on particular courses often span numerous academic years.
Carton 4, Folder 33

Geology 15 1960-1962

Carton 4, Folder 34-36

Geology 108 1967, 1969, 1971

Carton 5, Folder 1-4

Geophysics 122A 1965-1967, 1975, undated

Carton 5, Folder 5-10

Geophysics 122B circa 1958-1960, 1962-1978

Carton 5, Folder 11

Geology 151 1975-1977

Carton 5, Folder 12-16

Geophysics 208 1957-1968, undated

Carton 5, Folder 17-24

Geology 219 1958, 1962, 1969-1971, 1973, 1974

Carton 5, Folder 25

Geophysics 240 1976

Carton 6, Folder 1

Rock Magnetism 1964

Carton 6, Folder 2

Rotating Fluids 1972

Carton 6, Folder 3

Rotation of the Earth 1971

Carton 6, Folder 4

Seminar in Geomagnetism 1960

Carton 6, Folder 5-6

Unidentified 1975-1976

 

Series 5 University of California, Berkeley 1952-1980

Physical Description: Carton 6, folders 7-17

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Documents Verhoogen's University committee work outside of the Geology Department.
Carton 6, Folder 7

Atmospheric and Space Sciences Committee 1962-1971

Carton 6, Folder 8

Budget Committee 1958

Carton 6, Folder 9

College of Letters and Science- Executive Committee 1962-1963

Carton 6, Folder 10

Committee of the College of Letters and Science on Objectives, Requirements, Programs 1955-1957

Carton 6, Folder 11

Committee on Privilege and Tenure 1956-1957

Carton 6, Folder 12

Institute of Geophysics- Advisory Board 1952-1953

Carton 6, Folder 13

Physical Sciences Council 1966

Carton 6, Folder 14

Radio Astronomy Advisory Committee 1970-1972

Carton 6, Folder 15

Seismographic Station 1978-1979

Carton 6, Folder 16

Space Science Committee 1958

Carton 6, Folder 17

Taskforce on Future Needs 1979

 

Series 6 Research 1935-1980

Physical Description: Carton 6, folders 18-30, Carton 7

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on various topics of interest as well as notes on the work of others. Much is unidentified and to gain a full understanding of Verhoogen' academic work one should look at the series as a whole. The series also includes applications for various research grants.
Carton 6, Folder 18

Miscellaneous Notes 1935-1937

Carton 6, Folder 19

Viscosité circa 1937

Carton 6, Folder 20-22

Notes 1938

Carton 6, Folder 23

Nyamuragira circa 1938

Carton 6, Folder 24

Notes 1939

Carton 6, Folder 25

Miscellaneous Notes circa 1940s

Carton 6, Folder 26

Notebooks 1940

Carton 6, Folder 27

Notes circa 1940

Carton 6, Folder 28-29

Notebooks circa 1940

Carton 6, Folder 30

Belgian Congo 1944-1945

Carton 6, Folder 31

Notebooks 1945

Carton 7, Folder 1

Paricutin Report 1945-1947

Carton 7, Folder 2

Field and Laboratory Studies of Electrical Properties of Rocks- Grant 1948

Carton 7, Folder 3

Magnetization of Sediments- Grant 1948-1955

Carton 7, Folder 4

Thermodynamics of Solids- Grant 1949

Carton 7, Folder 5

Miscellaneous Notes circa 1950s

Carton 7, Folder 6

Institute of Geophysics Grant 1952

Carton 7, Folder 7

National Science Foundation 1952

Carton 7, Folder 8

National Science Foundation Grant- Physical Properties of Magnesium and Aluminum 1954-1958

Carton 7, Folder 9

Hydromagnetic Dynamo Theory 1956

Carton 7, Folder 10

Adirondack Measurements 1958

Carton 7, Folder 11

On Hydromagnetic Equilibrium 1958

Carton 7, Folder 12

A Theorem on Force-Free Magnetic Fields 1958

Carton 7, Folder 13

National Science Foundation Grant- Crystal Chemistry and Magnetic Properties of Fe-Ti Oxide Minerals 1958-1963

Carton 7, Folder 14

Deformation During the Carboniferous and Permian Periods circa 1960s

Carton 7, Folder 15

Chemical and Genetic Relationships Among Meteorites- Critique 1961

Carton 7, Folder 16

National Science Foundation Grant- Paleomagnetism of Cretaceous Intrusives 1963-1968

Carton 7, Folder 17

National Science Foundation Grant- Research on Paleomagnetism 1965-1968

Carton 7, Folder 18

Braginsky, S.I. 1965-1975

Carton 7, Folder 19

Free Hydromagnetic Oscillations of the Earth's Core and the Theory of the Geomagnetic Secular Variation 1966

Carton 7, Folder 20

The Secular Variation of the Earth's Magnetic Field 1966

Carton 7, Folder 21

Hydromagnetic Planetary Waves 1967

Carton 7, Folder 22

National Science Foundation- The Earth's Core 1967-1974

Carton 7, Folder 23

National Science Foundation- Magnetic Mineralogy of Igneous Rocks 1968-1971

Carton 7, Folder 24

Zur Dynamotheorie Stellarer und Planetarer Magnetfelder 1969

Carton 7, Folder 25

Zur Hydrodynamik des Mittleren Geschwindigkeitsfeldes in Einem Turbulenten Medium 1969

Carton 7, Folder 26

Motions within the Earth's Core 1970

Carton 7, Folder 27

Turbulent Dynamo Action at Low Magnetic Reynolds Number 1970

Carton 7, Folder 28

Effectiveness of Cyclonic Convection for Producing the Geomagnetic Field 1971

Carton 7, Folder 29

Hydromagnetic Convection in a Rapidly Rotating Fluid Layer 1972

Carton 7, Folder 30

Kinematic Reversal Schemes for the Geomagnetic Dipole 1972

Carton 7, Folder 31

A Kinematic Theory of Large Magnetic Reynolds Number Dynamos 1972

Carton 7, Folder 32

National Science Foundation Grant- The Earth's Core 1974-1979

Carton 7, Folder 33

Turbulent Thermal Convection in the Presence of Rotation and a Magnetic Field 1979

Carton 7, Folder 34

The Macrodynamics of α-Effect Dynamos in Rotating Fluids 1975

Carton 7, Folder 35

A Necessary Condition for the Geodynamo 1975

Carton 7, Folder 36

Generation of Planetary Magnetic Fields 1976

Carton 7, Folder 37

Gravitational Energy 1978-1980

Carton 7, Folder 38

A Brief Review of Magnetostriction Theory undated

Carton 7, Folder 39

Cauchy Relations undated

Carton 7, Folder 40

Interior of the Earth undated

Carton 7, Folder 41

Murnhagan Waves in Core undated

Carton 7, Folder 42

Numerical Solutions of the Kinematic Dynamo Problem undated

Carton 7, Folder 43

A Suggested General Theorem on Dynamo Symmetry undated

Carton 7, Folder 44

Thermodynamique undated

Carton 7, Folder 45

Volcanic Heat undated

Carton 7, Folder 46-55

Miscellaneous Notes undated