University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Merle C. Israelsky Papers, 1868-1947



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Israelsky, Merle C. (Merle Cathcart), 1900-
Title: Merle C. Israelsky Papers
Dates: 1868-1947
Abstract: The papers cover the span of Israelsky’s career as a researcher and teacher in the field of geology.
Extent: 12 ft. 6 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Merle C. Israelsky was an assistant curator, geologist, and paleontologist, born in 1900.


Scope and Contents

The papers cover the span of Israelsky’s career as a researcher and teacher in the field of geology. They include correspondence, teaching and class notes, broadside, clippings, maps, oil-well-log records of the Gulf Coast, bibliographical sketches, note-cards, fossil plates, technical reports and scientific contributions to micropaleontology and stratigraphy, as well as to the standard foraminiferal zonation of the Middle and Upper Eocene of the Gulf Coast.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

A portion of these papers is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Adams, Frank C., 1916-
Beckelhymer, Roy L.
Calohan, W. F.
Chambers, Jack
Clark, Bruce L. (Bruce Lawrence), b. 1880
Dallas, G.
Dickerson, R. E.
Israelsky, Merle C. (Merle Cathcart), 1900-
Ivy, John S.
Scopes, John Thomas.
Spears, Walter H.
Spoor, H. C.
Subjects
Geology.
Petroleum.

Separated Material

Catalogued maps from the Israelsky Papers have been routed to the Map Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Merle C. Israelsky Papers, 1868-1947, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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3F240 (60181) Classified correspondence:
A-Hz, 1924-1945
Ia-Za:
1927-1946
Undated
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3F242 (59524) Geological societies:
American micropaleontologists, April 11, 1927
Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, 1929-1934
Houston Geological Society, 1933-1942
Shreveport Geological Society, 1934-1935
San Antonio Geological Society, October 1936
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists, undated
Technical reports:
The significance of neglected land problems, December 1922
Detailed report on Standard Oil Company of Louisiana, February 25, 1924
Reports on the possibilities of commercial oil production, Arkansas, February 27, 1924
Report on Earthern Storage, Smackover, Arkansas, November 3, 1924
Report on cutting and cores from Standard Oil Company of Louisiana, 1925-1926
Tentative foraminiferal zonation of the subsurface Claiborne of Texas and Louisiana, 1922-1935
Methods of preparation of sedimentary materials for study:
August 5, 1926
1920-1934
1936-1946
Untitled, Gottingen, October 1934
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3F243 (60192) Brief treaties on photomicrography, undated
Petroleum geology, undated
Notes on some foraminifera from Marysville Butts, California, undated
Undated
Teaching and class notes:
Geology courses:
1918-1922
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3F244 (59535) 1923-1946, undated
Advanced inorganic chemistry, 1919-1920
General petrology, undated
Undated
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3F245 (59411) Undated
Dissertation, "Three Dimensional Experiments in Earth Deformation," June 1927
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3F246 (59433) Printed material:
Broadside, public auction by the United States Government of Osage Oil leases, December 30, 1918
Clippings, magazines:
1919-1925
Undated
Newspapers:
1920-1939
Undated
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3F247 (59466) Clippings, The Oil and Gas Journal, 1924-1926
Miscellany:
1868-1940
Undated
Maps:
1869-1940
Undated
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3F248 (1842148) Well-log records:
Alabama, 1927-1944
Arkansas, 1921-1929
Florida, 1940
Georgia, 1939
Louisiana, 1922 - December 31, 1929
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3F249 (59444) Louisiana:
January 1, 1930 - December 31, 1937
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3F250 (60170) January 1, 1938-1948
Undated
Michigan, June 14, 1915
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3F251 (59455) Mississippi:
1927 - July 15, 1940
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3F252 (60046) July 16, 1940 - October 31, 1943
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3F253 (1842159) November 1, 1943-1946
Undated
Montana, 1933
Tennessee, 1932-1935
Texas:
1924 - September 15, 1925
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3F254 (1810549) September 16, 1925 - August 31, 1932
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3F255 (1842104) September 1, 1932 - September 1933
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3F256 (1842079) October 1933 - June 1934
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3F257 (1810403) July 1934 - August 31, 1935
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3F258 (59422) September 1, 1935 - August 31, 1937
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3F259 (59546) September 1, 1937 - December 31, 1941
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3F260 (1842137) 1942-1947
Undated
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3F261 (1842046) Bibliography cards
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3F262 (1842057) Bibliography cards
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3F263 (1842126) Bibliography cards and plates
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3F264 (1842035) Bibliography cards and plates
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3F265 (1842068) Notecards and plates
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3F266 (1842115) Notecards and plates
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3F267 (1842090) Notecards and plates
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3F268 (1810538) Bibliographies
Geological notes:
1924-1928
Undated
Petroleum engineering, Lefax data sheets, 1914-1920
Miscellany:
Abstracts of the Title of Mining Properties, State of Arizona:
1901-1917
Undated
Biography, Biographical sketch of Charles Lyell
Poems:
"A Fast Trip Through Arkansas," April 10, 1928
"The Drill Goes Round and Round," April 1936
Essay, Eugene Ware's Essay on Jiners (sic), undated
Company well lists, Caddo-Pine Island, Louisiana, 1925
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3F269 (1842080) Well-check lists, Louisiana, 1943-1944
Slide records, undated
Invitations, 1927-1928
Financial records:
1923-1944
Undated
Bishop Metzger and two others, undated
Miscellaneous papers
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3T77 Photograph, Bishop Metzger and others