Guide to the Papers of Charles F. Richter, 1839-1984
Guide to the Papers of Charles F. Richter, 1839-1984
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Series I: Personal and Biographical
Childhood game [taught by mother]
School papers 1913-1917 [USC]
Margaret Richter [sister]
Biographical; personal papers [2 folders]
Journal of Sarah A. Gale, ca 1858; with Jane M. Gale writing book, 1853; and History of Beasts and Birds, 1839
Diaries: 1948-1957, 1960, 1969-1979 [23 diaries]
Poetry and prose 1927-1981 [5 notebooks]
Manuscript: scientific material for novel [3 folders]
Correspondence and poetry of Charles Richter using pen-name "John Florio"
Poetry and publication correspondence [4 folders]
Manuscript: prose [6 folders]
Literary notes and data
Prose and poetry
Manuscript: science fiction [8 folders]
Notebook: Russian study
TV log; UFOs
Notebook: Latin study
Personal correspondence 1919-1951 [most 1940s]
letters to Charles Richter
letters from Charles Richter
death of Lillian Richter
Notes and memoranda 1937-1940, 1954-1983
Vacations [4 folders]
Catalogue: Official Art Exhibition of California Exposition 1935
The Clutch [monthly motoring magazine] 1910-1911
Goodrich Road Sign Route Book n.d.
Standard Guide Book to Southern California 1910
Automobile Club of Southern California Guide Book 1908
USC High School, diploma and invitation 1916
Stanford University, diploma, program, announcement, invitation 1920
Caltech PhD, diploma, program 1928
Series II: Honors and Awards
CIT retirement party 1970
Charles Richter Seismo Laboratory at UC Santa Cruz 1982
Correspondence and bronze replica of plaque
Honorary doctorate, California Lutheran 1977
Seismology Society of America
Correspondence re medal 1977
California Fire Chiefs Association 1966
Miscellaneous honors 1962-1980
Various pins [includes Sigma Xi, Seismo Lab]
Series III: Course Notes, Lecture Notes, and Slides
Lecture notes from courses by Paul Epstein
Higher Dynamics 1925 [2 folders]
Thermodynamics 1925-1926 [2 folders]
1926 (lectures 1-19)
March 29-April 13 (lectures 1-10)
April 14-28 (lectures 11-19)
April 29-May 19 (lectures 20-31)
May 20-27 (lectures 32-36)
March 27-April 11 (lectures 1-10)
April 12-May 4 (lectures 11-24)
May 8-29 (lectures 25-37)
May 29-June 5 (lectures 37-40; Transformation Theory of Dirac)
Quantum Mechanics 1940
Richter to Bateman n.d.
Bateman to Richter June 5, 1929
Notebooks: Commonplace Book 1920s [?]
Lecture notes: Bateman 1925-1926
Seismology data 1920s, 1930s
Notes, mostly 1940s
Notes 1920s - 1960s
Class notes [probably Paul Epstein's Ph 122]
Class lecture notes, lab notes, books notes [includes Bateman, Schrödinger, Born] mid-1920s
Notes, examinations, data
GE 176 [original notes]
GE 176 1947-1968 [11 folders]
Series IV: Manuscripts
Textbook material and manuscripts
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company
Freeman, Cooper & Co. 1958, 1964
Elementary Seismology: materials for
towards second edition, correspondence
Princeton University Press 1947
Book: Seismology of the Earth by Gutenberg and C. Richter
copy for recalculation of M
Articles: manuscripts, drafts, notes
"Astronomy Upside Down"
"Comments on the Paper by B. Isacks, J. Oliver, and L.R. Sykes, 'Seismology and the New Global Tectonics'"
"Comparison of Block and Arc Tectonics in Japan with Those of Some Other Regions"
"Contemporary Tectonic Changes"
"Earthquake Disasters--An International Problem"
"Earthquake Risk at Los Angeles"
"Earthquake Risk in Urban Society"
"Earthquake Risk to Proposed Construction for Southern California Edison Company, near Oxnard"
"Earthquakes and Earthquake Damage"
"Earthquakes, Faults and Nuclear Power Plants in Southern New York/Northern New Jersey"
"Earthquakes in Owens Valley, California January-February 1959"
"Here It Comes Again"
"Historical Seismicity of the San Fernando Earthquake Area"
"History and Applications of the Magnitude Scale"
"Magnitude of the Inglewood, California Earthquake of June 21, 1920"
"Manix (California) Earthquake April 10, 1947"
"Motion in Non-homogeneous Media"
"Possible Seismicity of the Nacimiento Fault, California"
"Seismic Evidence for Recent Tectonic Changes"
"Seismic Regionalization or Zoning [revision]
"Seismicity and Structure of the Pacific Region of North America"
"Seismicity Associated with the Whittier, Elsinore and Norwalk Faults"
"Seismicity of the Earth"
"Seismicity of the Inglewood Fault and Adjacent Areas"
"Sporadic and Continuous Seismicity"
"Transversely Aligned Seismicity and Concealed Structures"
"Velocities of P at Short Distances"
Series V: Technical Notes and Data
Magnitude [3 folders]
Miscellaneous technical notes [3 folders]
Mathematical subjects [21 folders]
Technical data: earthquakes [11 folders]
Earthquakes and associated: data, notes, photos
Alaska audio cassette
Baja California [San Miguel] 1956
Borrego Mountain April 1968
Buena Vista fault
Colton blast data
Corona blast data
Desert Hot Springs December 1948 [2 folders]
Fallon, Nevada 1954
Fort Tejon 1857
Helena, Montana 1935
and Carpenteria 1958
Kern County 1952 [3 folders]
Long Beach 1933
Terminal Island 1961
Walker Pass 1946
Miscellaneous earthquake photos
Series VI: CIT Geology Division, Seismology Laboratory
The Fumarole [bulletin of CIT Geology Club] 1947-1957
Conference of seismologists, Carnegie Institution 1929
Seismology Laboratory 1930s
Donnelley Seismology Laboratory
Progress reports: Seismology Laboratory 1938-1957
Laboratory correspondence, memoranda
Laboratory stations [2 folders]
Series VII: General Correspondence
American Association of University Professors [AAUP]
American Association of Variable Star Observers ca 1914-1923 [with photographs]
American Geophysical Union [AGU]
Geological Glossary Committee
Anderson, Don L.
Baird, H. F.
Bodine Soundrive Co.
B Miscellaneous [2 folders]
Appointments, salary, news bureau [2 folders]
"Beauty and Order"
Concept L.A. [disaster planning]
Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Fan mail, autograph requests [2 folders]
Flinn, E. A. [United Electro Dynamics]
Freeman, Cooper & Co.
Geological Society of America
Geological Survey [U.S. Department of Interior]
Gubin, I. E.
Inquiries [2 folders]
IEEE [Electric Club]
International Metallographic Society
Interviews, requests [2 folders]
C. F. Richter letters from Japan
Joint Center for Graduate Study
KFOX audio tape(reel)-see A/V Archive for cassette
Letters to the editors
Millikan, R. A.
National Research Council: Pacific Board 1935-1954
National Science Foundation
Grant re seismicity of Southern California
Natural History Magazine
New Zealand journals 1970
NATO Seismology Conference
"Nut" File [4 folders]
Office of Emergency Preparedness [OEP]
Pacific Science Congress
7th, Auckland, New Zealand 1949
8th, Manila, Philippines 1953
10th, Honolulu, Hawaii 1961
Standing Committee on Seismology
Ronald Press Co.
Royal Astronomical Society
Seismological Society of America
Seismological Sponsors (CIT) [2 folders]
Sirius [includes Isaac Asimov letter]
American Association of Petroleum Geologists 1962
American Institution of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers 1969
American Society for Industrial Security 1966
American Society for Metals 1969
American Society of Civil Engineers 1959
American Society of Safety Engineers 1964
Atomics International 1968
Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles 1963
California Academy of Sciences 1964
California Disaster Group 1962
California Natural Gasoline Association 1964
Channel City Club 1968
Kern County 1968
Los Angeles County 1963
Long Beach 1964
Fillmore High School Science Club 1963
Governor's Conference on Disaster Preparedness 1963
Imperial Valley 1964
Industrial Associates 1964
Insurance Underwriters Association 1959
KNX [Bergen-McCarthy Show] 1956
Los Angeles County Medical Society 1964
Los Angeles High School 1964
Marine Advisors 1965
Mobil Oil 1965
Oneonta Club 1967
Optimist Club 1969
Pico Rivera 1965
Resources Agency of California 1964
Rotary Club, Bakersfield 1969
State Mutual 1969
Town Hall 1966, 1968
Transmission Conference 1964
Travelers Research 1964
Whittier Academy of Medicine 1966
UC San Diego 1972
University of Southern California 1972
Miscellaneous [2 folders]
Stanford Linear Accelerator
State Board of Registration 1972-1978 [5 folders]
T Miscellaneous [2 folders]
U. S. Borax and Chemical Corporation
U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey [2 folders]
Vesiac Conference 1973
Wood, Harry O.
Memorial [includes photographs]
Chronological Correspondence 1961-1984 [8 folders]
Series VIII: Manuscripts and Reprints
C. F. Richter and others
"Earthquake Study in Southern California 1948"
"The Walnut, California Earthquakes of July-August 1959"
"Seismicity of Southern California"
Notes on H. W. Menard, "Marine Geology Of the Pacific" (1964)
Others (3 folders)
Russian articles by others (2 folders)
C. F. Richter
Miscellaneous printed matter, including World War II material ( Time Magazine)
Appendix: Guide to C. F. Richter's Science Fiction Collection
April 1926 - February 1927
March 1927 - January 1928
February 1928 - December 1928
January 1929 - April 1930
May 1930 - December 1930
January, February, August - November 1931
Amazing Stories Annual 1927
Amazing Stories Quarterly 1928, 1929, 1930 - 1932
Astounding Science Fiction
March 1938 - December 1939
January 1940 - December 1941
January 1942 - December 1942
January 1943 - May 1944
June 1944 - December 1945
January 1946 - December 1947
January 1948 - May 1950
June 1950 - October 1952
November 1952 - July 1955
August 1955 - December 1957
January 1958 - January 1960
January 1934 - September 1935
October 1935 - September 1937
October 1937 - February 1938
Thrilling Wonder Stories
June 1938 - April 1941
February 1942 - June 1949
August 1949 - February 1953
April 1953 - Winter 1955
Spring 1950 - Spring 1953
July 1953 - Spring 1955
Fantastic Novels July 1940 - July 1950
Other Worlds January 1953
Famous Fantastic Mysteries 1939 - 1944
Science Wonder Stories July 1929 - May 1930
Wonder Stories 1930 - 1932
Wonder Story Annual 1951, 1952, 1953
Science Wonder Quarterly Fall 1929, Winter 1930
(Science) Wonder Stories Quarterly 1930 - 1932
1939 - 1942
1943 - 1948
1949 - 1951
1951 - 1953
Comet 1940, 1941
Captain Future 1940
Future Science Fiction Stories 1950, 1953
Science Adventure Books 1950, 1951
Astonishing Stories 1940, 1941
Super Science 1950
Marvel Science Stories 1939
Wonder Stories 1931
Planet Stories 1945
Other Worlds 1955
Universe 1953 - 1955
Fantastic Universe 1953 - 1955
Fantastic 1952 - 1954