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BANC MSS 98/77 c  
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  • Conditions Governing Use
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  • Scope and Content

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: Clyde Wahrhaftig papers
    creator: Wahrhaftig, Clyde
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 98/77 c
    Physical Description: 12 linear feet (9 cartons, 1 box, 3 oversize folders, and 1 tube)
    Date (inclusive): approximately 1944-1981 (bulk 1965-1979)
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts, project files, and teaching materials of geologist Clyde Wahrhaftig.
    Language: Collection materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Clyde Wahrhaftig papers, BANC MSS 98/77 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Acquisition Information

    The Clyde Wahrhaftig papers were gifted to the Bancroft Library by Dorothy Lindheim on May 12, 1998.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Lara Michels in November, 2014.

    Separated Materials

    Two photographic prints, an aerial photograph of Twin Peaks neighborhood (San Francisco) and a reproduction of an architectural rendering of the San Francisco Municipal Railway N-Judah trolley line and San Francisco Mint at Duboce and Church Streets, transferred to the Pictorial Division of the Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1998.091--Roll).

    Biographical / Historical

    Clyde Wahrhaftig (1919-1994) was a geologist with the United States Department of the Interior and a professor of geology at the University of California, Berkeley. He was born and raised in Fresno, California and earned his B.A. from Caltech and his Ph.D. in geology from Harvard. He worked for the United States Geological Survey for his entire professional life and was the author of a number of geological guide books to Western cities, including San Francisco. Wahrhaftig's guidebooks are notable for, among other things, providing information about access to geological attractions by public transportation.

    Scope and Content

    Papers of Clyde Wahrhaftig, professor of geology, including professional correspondence, manuscripts of and notes regarding his guidebooks, research and report materials (including materials regarding Emigrant Basin and Golden Gate National Recreation District), and course and teaching materials.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Wahrhaftig, Clyde--Archives
    University of California, Berkeley. Department of Geology and Geophysics
    UInternational Union for Quaternary Research
    Geology--Study and teaching
    Manuscripts for publication
    Faculty papers
    Geological maps