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Finding Aid to the Samuel K. Garrett papers, circa 1901-1982 (bulk 1934-1970)
BANC MSS 95/131 p  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Samuel K. Garrett papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1901-1982
    Date: (bulk 1934-1970)
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 95/131 p
    Creators : Garrett, Samuel K.
    Extent: Number of containers: 13 cartons, 2 boxes, 59 rolls, 8 oversize folders, 1 volume (Linear feet: circa 40 linear feet)
    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/
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    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.

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research with the following exceptions: Volume 1 contains nitrate negatives and is CLOSED TO RESEARCH DUE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESTRICTIONS.

    Publication Rights

    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. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.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], Samuel K. Garrett papers, BANC MSS 95/131 p, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Acquisition Information

    The Samuel K. Garrett papers were in the possession of the California Mining Research Institute until 1994, when, upon the Institute's dissolution, the collection was gifted to the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Garrett, Samuel K.--Archives
    Sunshine Mining Company
    Tennessee-Schuylkill Corporation
    Callahan Zinc-Lead Company
    Coronado Copper and Zinc Company
    Coronado Copper and Zinc Company
    California Mining Research Institute, former owner
    Online Archive of California
    Cyprus Mines Corporation
    Mines and mineral resources--West (U.S.)
    Mines and mineral resources--Idaho
    Mines and mineral resources--Washington (State)
    Mines and mineral resources--Montana
    Mining engineers--United States
    Technical drawings
    Manuscript maps

    Administrative Information


    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Lara Michels in 2013.

    Biographical Information

    Samuel K. Garrett (1913-2003) was a mining engineer based mainly in Idaho. He graduated from the New Mexico School of Mines in 1935 and worked for a range of mining companies, including the Coronado Copper and Zinc Company and the Sunshine Mining Company.

    Chronological Biography of Samuel K. Garrett

    1913 Birth, Clarkesburg, West Virginia.
    1935 Graduated from the New Mexico School of Mines with B.S. in Mining Engineering.
    1935-1936 Sunshine Mining Company, Kellogg, Idaho. Mucker; mine sampler; assistant to consulting geologist (Hoyt S. Gale); chief geologist.
    1937-1938 Tennessee-Schuylkill Corporation, Chloride, Arizona. Engineer and geologist; assistant to superintendent; mine scouting and field examinations.
    1938-1940 Callahan Zinc-Lead Company, Nogales, Arizona. General superintendent; constructed ore dressing plant capable of making separate copper, lead and zinc concentrates and developed mines to meet production requirements.
    1940-1941 Aluminum Company of America, Vernon, California. Time study engineer; establishing bonus systems in forge and foundry divisions.
    1941-1945 Spokane-Idaho Mining Company, Kellogg, Idaho. General manager; refined and enlarged ore dressing procedures; developed ore at depth and expanded production.
    1945-1950 Independent mine operator and mining consultant, Wallace, Idaho. Base metal operations in Northern Idaho; gold placer mining in Alaska; mine scouting and consulting.
    1950-1958 Coronado Copper and Zinc Company, Wallace, Idaho. Manager of exploration in Northwestern USA, Yukon Territory, and Alaska.
    1958-1965 Sunshine Mining Company, Spokane, Washington. Vice president in charge of exploration, growth, and diversification; manager of petroleum division.
    1965-1974 Mining consultant, Spokane, Washington. Affiliated with International Minerals Engineers of Golden, Colorado during 1966-1968.
    1974-1982 Cyprus Mines Corporation. Geological consultant to technical services and industrial minerals division.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Collection consists primarily of reports Samuel K. Garrett produced during his career as a mining engineer from the late 1930s through the early 1980s. Also included is a small amount of professional and personal correspondence and some personalia from Garrett's student days at the New Mexico School of Mines. There is a substantial collection of mine maps, drawings and plans produced during the course of Garrett's work. The bulk of the reports in the collection document mines in Washington, Idaho, and Montana.