Finding Aid to the Clyde Wahrhaftig Papers
The Bancroft Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
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Title: Clyde Wahrhaftig papers
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 98/77 c
12 linear feet
(9 cartons, 1 box, 3 oversize folders, and 1 tube)
Date (inclusive): approximately 1944-1981 (bulk 1965-1979)
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Correspondence, manuscripts, project files, and teaching materials of geologist Clyde Wahrhaftig.
Language: Collection materials are in English.
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The Clyde Wahrhaftig papers were gifted to the Bancroft Library by Dorothy Lindheim on May 12, 1998.
Processed by Lara Michels in November, 2014.
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
University of California, Berkeley. Department of Geology and Geophysics
UInternational Union for Quaternary Research
Geology--Study and teaching
Manuscripts for publication
Physical Description: Carton 1
Physical Description: Carton 2-5
carton 2, folder 30, carton 3
carton 4, carton 5, folder 1-5
carton 5, folder 21-32, carton 6, folder 1-3
Geology Department materials
carton 6, folder 16-17, carton 7, folder 1-3
Writings and Projects
Physical Description: Carton 7, folder 6-23; carton 8-9
carton 7, folder 23
Trouble with the rate of erosion (talk)
carton 8, folder 1
Progress in understanding the tradeoffs between mineral extraction and wilderness preservation
carton 8, folder 2-3
Geologic and hydrologic study of the Golden Gate
carton 8, folder 4
Road log for Santa Cataline Island field trip
carton 8, folder 5
Engineering Geology packet
carton 8, folder 6
Our energy economy in geological perspective (talk at A.E. Michelson School, Murphys, California)
carton 8, folder 7
Miscellaneous environmental talks
carton 8, folder 8
Outer continental shelf oil and gas
carton 8, folder 9
carton 8, folder 10
Tomales Bay Environmental Study
carton 8, folder 11-18
Plagioclase zonin gpaper
carton 8, folder 19
Last Chance Prospect, Hyder, Alaska
case 8, folder 21-28
Tower Peak Quadrangle
carton 8, folder 20
Studies in a Hyder Dyke Rock...
carton 8, folder 29-38, carton 9, folder 1-2
carton 9, folder 3-15
INQUA field conference
carton 9, folder 16-22
Assorted other project files
Personalia and Unidentified Files
Physical Description: Box 1
Physical Description: Tube 1; oversize folder 1-3
Geologic map, Southern Marin County, including San Quentin, by James Clark Bangert
Slope Stability Map, Southern Marin County, including San Quentin
Borehole Data Map, Southern Marin County
Six maps (Billy-Goat Hill in San Francisco; Yosemite; Tower Peak Quadrangle)
Assorted maps of San Francisco