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George W. Bain Papers, 1920-1990 (Bulk: 1928-1981)
18.25 Linear feet 18 record cartons 1 half archives box
Collection number: MA.00254

Abstract:
The papers of George W. Bain, geologist and professor of geology at Amherst College from 1926 to 1966. The papers include teaching materials, writings, published works, correspondence, notes and research materials.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Biographical / Historical

George W. Bain, geologist, Amherst College professor and leading expert on uranium and marble, was born in Quebec and educated at McGill University and Columbia University, where he received a doctorate in 1927. Bain was hired as a geology instructor at Amherst College in 1926 and was active on the faculty until 1966. During World War II, as a consulting geologist to the Manhattan Project under General Leslie Groves, Bain located what proved to be the world’s largest uranium deposit in the Rand region of South Africa. For his wartime service he received the War Department Medal for Exceptional Service. In 1946 he was named to the Baruch Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission. Bain also served as a consulting geologist to the Vermont Marble Company as well as to many other companies and governments. At Amherst College, Professor Bain was chairman of the Department of Mineralogy and Geology for many years and director of the Pratt Museum. He was the author of many scientific articles on the structural geology of ore deposits and useful minerals, and had a special interest in the geology of the Northern Connecticut River Valley. In 1976 he published, with Howard A. Meyerhoff, The Flow of Time in the Connecticut Valley: Geological Imprints. He was married to Anne (Kahrs) Bain, who died in 1984. Bain died on June 10, 1991.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials by and related to George W. Bain, including lecture notes and other documents concerning the Geology courses he taught at Amherst College, papers and research work done by Bain and his correspondences and personal documents.

Original folder titles and arrangement assigned by George Bain have been largely maintained, with minor modifications for clarity and to accomodate additions to the collection.

The papers are organized into 5 series: 1. LECTURE NOTES AND COURSE MATERIALS 2. RESEARCH/FIELDWORK AND PAPERS 3. PERSONAL 4. CORRESPONDENCE 5. SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in George W. Bain Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection
Custodial history:

The George Bain Papers were the gift of Elizabeth Lynch, Iris Hutchinson and Bruce Bain in 1991 in memory of George W. Bain.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English
Related Materials

Pratt Museum of Natural History. Records
Geology Department Records


Contents List
Series 1. Lecture Notes and Course Materials



Series 1, LECTURE NOTES AND COURSE MATERIALS, consists of lecture notes and other materials from geology courses taught by Bain. The documents are divided into 11 sub-series that group materials together by course.

Sub-series A. Geology 21/22



Principles of Geology - Lecture notes
1936

Box 1
Principles of Geology - Dicussions, "Conference Subjects"
1941

Box 1
Principles of Geology - Old organization - syllabus and lecture notes
1941

Box 1
Principles of Geology - Syllabus and lecture notes
1943-1944

Box 1
Principles of Geology - Lab excercise book
1949

Box 1
Principles of Geology - Syllabus and lecture notes
1949-1950

Box 1
Principles of Geology - Syllabus and lecture notes
1950-1951

Box 1
Principles of Geology - Field trip and lab exercises, syllabus and lecture notes
1951-1952

Box 1
Principles of Geology - Field trip and lab exercises, sullabus and lecture notes
1952-1953

Box 1
Principles of Geology - Syllabus and lecture notes
1952-1953

Box 1
Principles of Geology - Field trip and lab excercises, syllabus and lecture notes
1954-1955

Box 1
Some Geology 21 and 45 exams and assignments
1955-1957

Box 1
"Key library reprint ore deposit"
1958

Box 1
Principles of Geology - typescript textbook part 4 "Restorative Processes"
n.d.

Box 1
Principles of Geology - typescript textbook part 4 "Restorative Processes"
n.d.

Box 1
Principles of Geology - typescript textbook part 1 "The Study Called Geology" handwritten notes
n.d.

Box 1
Principles of Geology - typescript textbook part 1 "The Study Called Geology" typed copy
n.d.

Box 1
Principles of Geology - loose material
n.d.

Box 1
Principles of Geology - typescript textbook parts 1-3
n.d.

Box 2
Principles of Geology - typescript textbook part 5 "Geology in Human Activities"
n.d.

Box 2
Principles of Geology - lecture outlines and exams
n.d.

Box 2
Handwritten lecture notes
n.d.

Box 2
Principles of Geology - typescript textbook part 4 "Restorative Processes"
n.d.

Box 2
Economic Geography (2 binders)
1942

Box 2
Original Geology I lecture notes (Accession 2004-203)
[1950s]

Box 2A
Sub-series B. Pre-Meteorology



University Meteorological Committee, outlines for course
n.d.

Box 2
Pre-meteorology recitations
n.d.

Box 2
Pre-meteorology and Geography, Principles and America's Geography
n.d.

Box 2
Sub-series C. Regional Geology of the World



Geology of the United States and Canada
n.d.

Box 2
Regional Geology of the World
1943

Box 2
Regional Geology of the World
1947

Box 2
Regional Geology of the World
1950

Box 2
Sub-series D. Deep Zones of the Earth (2 volumes)


Box 3
Sub-series E. Geology 22 - Historical Geology



Second semester, old organization, Geology of North America
1940

Box 3
Historical geology, present back
1944

Box 3
Hitory of geology and regional geology
1947

Box 3
Geology 22, M. R. Banks
1956

Box 3
Historical Geology schedule and handwritten notes
n.d.

Box 3
Lecture outlines (3 volumes)
n.d.

Box 3
Historical geology, spring 1961
1961

Box 3
"General nature of the record"
n.d.

Box 3
Historical geology, handwritten notes
n.d.

Box 3
Historical geology, miscellaneous papers
n.d.

Box 3
Sub-series F. World Resource Notes (2 volumes)


Box 3
Sub-series G. Geology 23 - Mineralogy



Mineralogy
1940

Box 4
Mineralogy
1952

Box 4
Mineralogy
1952-1953

Box 4
Mineralogy, use classification
1942

Box 4
Sub-series H. Geology 24 - Petrography and Petrology



Petrography and Petrology
1950

Box 4
Petrography and Petrology
1953

Box 4
Sub-series I. Geology 26 - Regional Geology and Geography



Geology of United States
194?

Box 4
Regional Geology and Geography
1951-1952

Box 4
Regional Geology and Geography
1953-1954

Box 4
Regional Geology and Geography
1954

Box 4
Regional Geology and Geography, part 1
1954

Box 4
Regional Geology and Geography, part 2
1954

Box 4
Geology 24-26, slides and laboratories
1956

Box 4
Regional Geology and Geography - Laboratory
1958

Box 4
Regional Geology and Geography - Examinations
n.d.

Box 4
Sub-series J. Geology 28, 30, 35, 36, 44, 45



Geology 28, miscellaneous papers
n.d.

Box 4
Geology 30, World Resources labs
1953

Box 4
Geology 35, Atlantic Geography
1942

Box 4
Geology 36, Pacific Geography (2 volumes)
1942

Box 4
Geology 36, exams and handwritten notes
n.d.

Box 4
Geology 44, lecture notes and slides
1963

Box 4
Geology 45
1941

Box 4
Geology 45
1950

Box 4
Geology 45
1951-1952

Box 4
Geology 45
1952

Box 4
Sub-series K. Geology 79 - Structural Geology



Structural Geology
1954-1955

Box 5
Structural Geology
1955-1956

Box 5
Structural Geology
1957-1958

Box 5
Structural Geology, typed lecture notes
n.d.

Box 5
Sub-series L. Evolution of Earth and Man



Topical outlines of course
n.d.

Box 5
Evolution of Earth and Man
1948-1949

Box 5
Evolution of Earth and Man
1949-1950

Box 5
Evolution of Earth and Man
1950-1951

Box 5
Evolution of Earth and Man
1951-1952

Box 5
Topic and lab excercises (2 volumes)
1950-1951

Box 5
Lab excercises
1952

Box 5
Geography
1953-1954

Box 5
Lab excercises
1954

Box 5
Sub-series M. Miscellaneous Teaching Materials



Examinations
n.d.

Box 6
Suggested thesis studies
n.d.

Box 6
Academic analysis and reports
1956-1957

Box 6
Miscellaneous lab books (2 volumes)
n.d.

Box 6
Physiographic features of North America
1939

Box 6
The Ages of Enzyme Deficiency
n.d.

Box 6
Elements of Geography
n.d.

Box 6
Course organization and materials, various courses including Geology 22 and Geology 47/48 (6 folders)
n.d.

Box 6
Principles of Geology, self-published textbook
1932

Box 18
Series 2. Projects and Papers



Series 2, PROJECTS AND PAPERS, contains various papers and research done by Bain, including published and unpublished work.

Sub-series A. Climate Papers



Climate - Now and Through the Ages (3 volumes)
1966

Box 6
Climate Zonation during the Paleozoic Era
n.d.

Box 6
Climatic Zone Patterns through the Ages
1967

Box 6
Climatic Zones throughout the Ages
n.d.

Box 6
Sub-series B. Geological Survey of Vermont



Geology of the Danbury Deposit
1928-1929

Box 7
Geologic History of the Green Mountain Front
n.d.

Box 7
Marble Deposits of Vermont, Manchester to Salisbury
n.d.

Box 7
Vermont Verde Antique, Moretown
n.d.

Box 7
Vermont Talc and Asbestos, Newhouse
n.d.

Box 7
Geology of Columbian Deposit, Proctor, Pittsfield, Brandon
1928

Box 7
Vermont Verde Antique, Rochester, Stockbridge
1929

Box 7
Verde Antique in Vermont, core drilling, Rochester and Roxbury
n.d.

Box 7
Vermont Verde Antique, Roxbury
n.d.

Box 7
Geology of West Rutland Marble deposits
n.d.

Box 7
Minerals in West Rutland Marble
n.d.

Box 7
Marble deposits of Vermont, Salisbury to Georgia
n.d.

Box 7
Vermont Copper Company, South Strafford, Vermont
1949

Box 7
Vermont Verde Antique, general
n.d.

Box 7
Scaling of Verde Antique
1936

Box 7
The Vermont Marble Belt
1933

Box 7
Vermont Ultrabasics
1936

Box 7
Geology and marble deposits of Vermont, general principles
n.d.

Box 7
Green Mountain Marble Company
1960-1969

Box 7
Natural Resources of the Marble Belt other than Marble
1934

Box 18
Marble Deposits of Western Vermont (2 folders, includes photographs and blueprints)
n.d.

Box 18
Sub-series C. Marblecraft Company, Philippines



Reports for Marblecraft (Philippines)
n.d.

Box 7
Marblecraft, reports and correspondence
1967-1968

Box 7
Marblecraft, later reports
n.d.

Box 7
"Philippines Marble"
n.d.

Box 7
Sub-series D. Marble - General



Marble fabrics
n.d.

Box 8
Grain irregularity
n.d.

Box 8
Marble and the Industry
n.d.

Box 8
Lines in marble
n.d.

Box 8
Miscellaneous Marble, "Report to Directors on Research Conference"
1935

Box 8
Stone memorials - general
n.d.

Box 8
Complaints, etc. on memorials
n.d.

Box 8
Memorial problems
n.d.

Box 8
Orientation
n.d.

Box 8
Orientation and fabrics
n.d.

Box 8
Marble procedure
n.d.

Box 8
Effects of Processing
n.d.

Box 8
Marble properties
n.d.

Box 8
Rock Wool rocks - general
n.d.

Box 8
Sand
n.d.

Box 8
Effects of solutions
n.d.

Box 8
Weather resistance
1935

Box 8
Sub-series E. China/Taiwan Marble Industry



Bureau of Mines, correspondence
1970-1978

Box 8
Correspondence and reports
1955-1972

Box 8
The Marble Industry in Taiwan
1976

Box 8
Marble industry of Taiwan
n.d.

Box 8
Marble deposits of Taiwan
n.d.

Box 8
Chinese marble info (2 folders)
n.d.

Box 8
Sub-series F. MIscellaneous Marble Surveys & Correspondence



Marble in Alaska
n.d.

Box 9
Marble deposits of Alaska
1962

Box 9
Dragoon, Arizona
1962-1963

Box 9
Dragoon, Arizona
1963-1964

Box 9
Quixiba, Pauli Brazil occurence
n.d.

Box 9
Colorado Yule deposit (3 folders)
1936-1937

Box 9
Iran
1968

Box 9
Iran supplement
n.d.

Box 9
Westfield, Massachusetts serpentine marble
n.d.

Box 9
Geology of some Mexican Mines
1949, 1956

Box 9
Marble deposit near Torreon, Durango, Mexico
1972

Box 9
Marble deposits of northern Newfoundland
1937

Box 9
Marble deposits of Newfoundland (2 folders)
n.d.

Box 9
Marble deposits, Plattsburg, New York (2 folders)
c. 1930

Box 9
Marble deposits at Summit, Sudan
1968

Box 9
Thai Marble Company, Stat Buri, Thailand
1961

Box 9
Thailand
n.d.

Box 9
Pyrite in building stone
n.d.

Box 9
Oxidation of pyrite
n.d.

Box 9
Sudan marble
c. 1968

Box 9
Openings in marble
n.d.

Box 9
Absorption tests
n.d.

Box 9
Elasticity and Rigidity
n.d.

Box 9
The story of marble
n.d.

Box 9
Geologists in the marble industry (2 folders)
n.d.

Box 9
Marble "bursting" problem
n.d.

Box 9
Geologic problems of commercial marble
n.d.

Box 9
Study done for Vermont Marble Company
1934-1936

Box 9
Sub-series G. Jerome, Arizona materials



Jerome, Arizona day to day journal
1947

Box 9
Geology of the United Verde Mine, Jerome, Arizone (2 volumes)
n.d.

Box 9
Geology and petrology of the United Verde Mine, Jerome, Arizona
n.d.

Box 9
United Verde Mine, Jerome, Arizona, Phelps-Dodge Minor Reports
n.d.

Box 9
Black chlorite schist from Jerome, Arizona
1949

Box 9
Various materials on Jerome, Arizona (2 folders)
n.d.

Box 9
Sub-series H. Bisbee, Arizona materials



Geology of Bisbee, Arizona (2 volumes)
1949

Box 13
Age of L. Cretaceous from Bisbee, Arizona uranite
1951

Box 13
Radiometric reconnaissance of the Bisbee mining district
1949

Box 13
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission material concerning Bisbee
n.d.

Box 13
Draft of untitled paper on Bisbee, Arizona
n.d.

Box 13
Sub-series I. Connecticut Valley Materials



Connecticut Valley geology, various contributions
1957, n.d.

Box 13
Flow of time through the Connecticut Valley
n.d.

Box 13
Northern area of Connecticut Valley - Triassic
n.d.

Box 13
Photographic view of the valley
n.d.

Box 13
Sub-series J. Personal Research Notes



Treasure Mountain
n.d.

Box 15
Progress report - measurement of strains on recently exposed quarry floors
n.d.

Box 15
Evidence of assimilation and assimilation processes
n.d.

Box 15
Isla La Motte
n.d.

Box 15
Scale model reproduction of tension faults
n.d.

Box 15 Box Acetate Composite Box 1
Mineral economics
n.d.

Box 15
White sands below bauxite faults, Surinam
n.d.

Box 15
Spotaneous rock expansion computations
n.d.

Box 15
Uranium recovery
n.d.

Box 15
Geology of fissionable materials
n.d.

Box 15
Marble from Panay
n.d.

Box 15
Metamorphic rock identification
n.d.

Box 15
Serpentine - preliminary
n.d.

Box 15
Sub-series K. Field Diaries and Notes



Field diaries and notes
1920-1972

Box 16
Field diaries and notes
n.d.

Box 17
Sub-series L. Papers, Theses and Reports



Draft and typescript copies of papers and reports written by George W. Bain. It is unclear whether all of these materials were eventually published. Reprints of published papers are located in box 18 in four folders of unsorted reprints.

"Tabular Summary of Resources for Eight Alloy Elements"
1980

Box 10
"Reports of Mineral Search for Alloy Metals"
[1980]

Box 10
"Report on S-37 prospects in Angola"
n.d.

Box 10
"Archeozoic Age Fossil from the Brockman Iron Formation"
[1965-1966]

Box 10
"Evidence of Assimilation and Assimilation Processes, Discussion" - reply to Dr. T. T. Quirke's criticism of the stratigraphical evidence
1927

Box 10
Australia, "Some Impressions from Broken Hill" and "Some Impressions of the Paguna Copper Deposit"
n.d.

Box 10
"Beryl in Korea"
n.d.

Box 10
"Sources and Resources of Chromite"
1979

Box 10
"Chromium"
n.d.

Box 10
"Climatic zones throughout the ages" - graded, with corrections and comments
n.d.

Box 10
"Climatic Zones of the Earth Through the Ages" with notes
n.d.

Box 10
Draft of "Climatic Zones of the Earth Through the Ages" with correspondence to and from A. F. Buddington concerning the manuscript and its publication in American Scientist
n.d.

Box 10
"Climates Through the Ages" with comments and notes
n.d.

Box 10
Final draft of "Climates Zones of the Earth Through the Ages" with a rejection letter and criticl comments from Journal of Geology
n.d.

Box 10
"Sulphur Free Coal" and "Fuel and Power Production"
1972

Box 10
"The Cobalt Supply"
1979

Box 10
"Reports of Cobalt Resulting from Recent Shortfall"
1979

Box 10
"The Congo-Rhodesia Border S-37 Deposits and Localization of SOM in Cobalt Ores"
n.d.

Box 10
"Columbium and Tantalum supply"
1979

Box 10
"Copper Price Fluctuations"
1982

Box 10
"Production and Prices for Metals" - "Price of Copper" with notes and a postcard from [Nina] and Ted
1975

Box 10
"Final Report I.E.S.C. Project 7555, This part done on behalf of Taiwan Metal Mining Company, Copper Occurrence in Taiwan and Limestone for Cement Manufacture" - with maps and diagrams
1976

Box 10
"General Mining Progress in Great Britain" - focuses on copper and lead production
n.d.

Box 10
Cultural Worlds
1975

Box 10
Correspondence to and from Mr. Mathieu concerning creating a junior-high school geology textbook - with notes, summaries, and outlines, also includes a note from the Amherst Police Department indicating that Bain is well known and respected in the community with no criminal records, dated 1958
1963

Box 10
"Estimation of Age of the Earth from Ore Lead"
n.d.

Box 10
Notes and outlines of "Climates of the Geologic Past", "Early History of the Earth" and "Entry of Geology into the Geologic Record"
n.d.

Box 10
"The High Atomic Number Elements and Future Supply Problems" - with notes
1980

Box 10
"Facts of the energy Problem" outline and "A Review" describing another paper
n.d.

Box 10
"The Energy Transform: Economic Disintegration or Reconstruction?"
n.d.

Box 10 Box 18
"Importance of Mechanical Energy," "Solar Heating" and "Mechanical Power and Productivity"
n.d.

Box 10
"World demand for energy by use of growth rates" and "A Review"
n.d.

Box 10
"Flowage Folding"
n.d.

Box 10
Geology of the fissionable materials
n.d.

Box 10
Virtual geomagnetic poles
n.d.

Box 10
Gold supply, USSR
n.d.

Box 10
A Laurasian looks at Gondwanaland
n.d.

Box 19
Grandpappy Mountain water supply
n.d.

Box 10
Granite origin and associated mineralization
n.d.

Box 10
Graphite deposits, Louisa
n.d.

Box 10
Grenville series, correlatives
1938

Box 10
Grenville magnesite, accepted and rejected theses
n.d.

Box 10
Growths, limits to
n.d.

Box 10
Growth rate stages
n.d.

Box 10
Harricana and Bell River, geology and mineral deposits of
n.d.

Box 10
Hematite, specular deposits Peroche Twp
1923

Box 10
High St., geology of and adjoining deposits
1929

Box 10
Huronian - sourse of Huronian sediments, contributions to the geology of the Huronian, the geology of the Big Eddy Lake Area (5 folders)
1924, n.d.

Box 10
Isle La Motte, geology of
c. 1929

Box 10
Isotherms for the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods
1969

Box 10
Jetmar and its troubles
n.d.

Box 10
Kimberlite deposits
n.d.

Box 10
Lead, "Pattern to Ore Deposition in the Southeast Missouri Lead Deposits"
1986

Box 10
Lignite, liquid fuel from
n.d.

Box 10
Limestone, San Chuan deposit
n.d.

Box 10
Lithium
n.d.

Box 10
Looking Ahead, the general proposition
n.d.

Box 10
Magnetic field inclination and geographic latitude
1966

Box 11
Magnetic pole position
n.d.

Box 11
McIntyre Red Lake operations
1926

Box 11
Mechanical energy
n.d.

Box 11
Mechanical energy, alumni magazine article
n.d.

Box 11
Mechanical energy and the advancement of mankind
n.d.

Box 11
Mechanical energy and the advancement of mankind
1976

Box 18
Mechanical Energy, Its Importance, Resources, and Potential Changes
1975

Box 18
Mechanical energy, the place of
n.d.

Box 11
Metal consumption
n.d.

Box 11
Metals situation, review of
n.d.

Box 11
Metals, price of (2 folders)
n.d.

Box 11
Metals, extra sheets on
n.d.

Box 11
Metallogenesis
n.d.

Box 11
Metallogenesis and upper Witwatersrand deposits
n.d.

Box 11 Box 18
Metallographic provinces
n.d.

Box 11
Metamorphism
n.d.

Box 11
Metasomatism, mechanics of (3 folders)
c. 1935

Box 11
Mineral resource areas
n.d.

Box 11
Mineral resource management
n.d.

Box 11
Mineral production decline, demand or depletion?
n.d.

Box 11
Moeda conglomerate
n.d.

Box 11
Molybdenom supply and sources
n.d.

Box 11
Monazite, Korean
n.d.

Box 11
Mongolian magmas (2 folders)
1935-1936

Box 11
[Montague faults]
n.d.

Box 11
Nababeed mineralization, University of South Africa
n.d.

Box 11
Neal diabase, Rockland Maine
n.d.

Box 11
Prosperity necessities in the USA
1981

Box 11 Box 18
Nickel, sources and resources
n.d.

Box 11
Oxygenated atmosphere for early life (2 folders)
n.d.

Box 11
Paleoclimate sheets
n.d.

Box 11
Paleomagnetism, notes on
n.d.

Box 11
Paleotemperatures
n.d.

Box 11
Paleotemperatures of the Jurassic and Cretaceous
n.d.

Box 11
Permian glaciations, Brazil
n.d.

Box 11
Pernatty Lagoon, South Australia
n.d.

Box 11
Petroleum availability, The domino effect of the revolt in Iran (3 folders)
1979

Box 11 Box 18
Petroleum supply in North Africa
n.d.

Box 11
Petroleum availability in USA
n.d.

Box 11
Perspectograph machine
n.d.

Box 11
Placer minerals, use to recover S-37
n.d.

Box 11
Platinum
n.d.

Box 11
Pollution, various cases
n.d.

Box 11
Precambrian time, land and sea on the Canadian shield
n.d.

Box 11
Precambrian fossils and their distribution
n.d.

Box 11
Production growth rate stages
n.d.

Box 11
Production decline - depression or depletion?
n.d.

Box 11
Pyrite oxidation
n.d.

Box 11
Quartz Syenite, Belmont
n.d.

Box 11
Radioactive minerals, searching for radioactive minerals in routine exploration for oil and gas
1952

Box 11
Rock, spontaneous expansion
n.d.

Box 11
Research direction and encouragement
n.d.

Box 11
Resources - world resources 1946
1946

Box 11
Resources - raw material for industry
n.d.

Box 11
Resources and the implications
1986

Box 11 Box 18
Sand cutting
n.d.

Box 12
Silica sandstone, Cheshire, Massachusetts
n.d.

Box 12
Solar energy
n.d.

Box 12
Solutions, effect of on stone
n.d.

Box 12
Steel and alloy metal trends
n.d.

Box 12
Steel, foreign enigma
n.d.

Box 12
Steel industry supplies, South Africa
n.d.

Box 12
Steel in USA, iron section
n.d.

Box 12
Steel in USA
1976-1977

Box 12
Steel in USA, alloy elements
n.d.

Box 12
Steel, raw materials for China steel industry
n.d.

Box 12
Steel and its accessory materials
n.d.

Box 12
Stone resources, Bates Bros. Seamface Granite Company
1960

Box 12
Surveys, service of
n.d.

Box 12
Talc
n.d.

Box 12
Tantallum supply, production resources
n.d.

Box 12
Tile making
n.d.

Box 12
Tin in the strategic stockpile
n.d.

Box 12
Titanium, sources and resources
n.d.

Box 12
Tombstone, Arizona
n.d.

Box 12
Tungsten
n.d.

Box 12
Tungsten, notes on deposits in North America
n.d.

Box 12
Tungsten deposits in South America
n.d.

Box 12
Tungsten, the Imminent Deficiency
n.d.

Box 12
Resources of tungsten
n.d.

Box 12
Uranium
n.d.

Box 12
Uranium acquisition by solution
n.d.

Box 12
Uranium, Colorado plateau
n.d.

Box 12
Turanium, experimental simulations of Colorado plateau type deposits
n.d.

Box 12
Uranium deposits in southwest Colorado plateau
1952

Box 12
Uranium deposit sites
n.d.

Box 12
Uranium distribution pattern of primary S-37
n.d.

Box 12
Uranium distribution in Sweden
1946

Box 12
Uranium, essential practices in exploring for
n.d.

Box 12
Uranium on the far east rand
n.d.

Box 12
Uranium on the far west rand
n.d.

Box 12
Uranium migration (2 folders)
n.d.

Box 12
Uranium and nuclear waste problems
n.d.

Box 12
Uranium precipitation
n.d.

Box 12
Uranium recovery from dilute solutions, report and correspondence W. Fish, Richardson & Neave
1953-1959

Box 12
Uranium recovery from dilute solutions
1953

Box 12
Vanadium
n.d.

Box 12
Vanadium in Peru
n.d.

Box 12
Veins, formation of
n.d.

Box 12
Wallrock mineralization correspondence and notes
n.d.

Box 12
Wallrock mineralization, intermediate
n.d.

Box 12
Wallrock mineralization along Ontario gold deposits
n.d.

Box 12
Witwatersrand
n.d.

Box 12
Miscellaneous minor studies
n.d.

Box 12
Sub-series M. First Drafts of Older Papers



Stratigraphy of Webbwood
n.d.

Box 15
Gowanda formation
n.d.

Box 15
Source of Huronian sediments
n.d.

Box 15
Resorption freeing Fe2O3
n.d.

Box 15
Skeleton quartz crystals
n.d.

Box 15
Types of magnesite deposits
n.d.

Box 15
Localization of mineral deposits
n.d.

Box 15
Three-dimensional space
n.d.

Box 15
Huronian system or era
n.d.

Box 15
Louisa graphite
n.d.

Box 15
Types of magnesite deposits
n.d.

Box 15
Agate Pt. vitrophyres
n.d.

Box 15
Alluvial fan deposits
n.d.

Box 15
Evidence of assimilation
n.d.

Box 15
Amount of assimilation
n.d.

Box 15
Evidence of assimilation
n.d.

Box 15
Contract metamorphism
n.d.

Box 15
Pre-Keewatin
n.d.

Box 15
Sub-series N. Government Contracts and Reports



US Atomic Energy Commission - budget and patent materials
n.d.

Box 17
War Department contract papers
n.d.

Box 17
US Atomic Energy Commission, RMO-44 (incomplete)
n.d.

Box 17
Fracture Pattern of the Zuni Uplift by Arthur K. Gilkey, RMO-897
1952

Box 17
Sub-series O. Reviews and Commentaries



Decades of inaction brought on the energy gap; King Hubbart lecture; Nuclear plants, are they safe?
n.d.

Box 13
Review, Thetford, Disraeli and Warwick memoir
n.d.

Box 13
Review, Hot springs of the Yellowstone National Park, ET Allen
n.d.

Box 13
Review, college textbook of geology, Chamberlin and MacClintock
n.d.

Box 13
Review, the problem of serpantization, HH Hess
n.d.

Box 13
Untitled review
n.d.

Box 13
Review, preliminary examination of the occurrence of uranite in the Witwatersrand gold field, W. Bourret
n.d.

Box 13
Review, the geology, paragenesis, and reserves of the ores of lead and zinc, XVIII International Geology Congress
n.d.

Box 13
Review, Mitchell Hutchins Analysis
n.d.

Box 13
Review, T. T. Quirke Huronian Analysis
n.d.

Box 13
Critiques, Maurice Ewing lectures
n.d.

Box 13
Critics comments on works of G. W. Bain
n.d.

Box 13
Series 3. Personal



Series 3, PERSONAL, contains Bain's personal documents and writings. Of note are Bain's memoir, Travel and Learn to Stay at Home, and the edited diaries of his wife Ann Kahrs Bain, Lameness was not a Leash. The "Report on Work" by George Bain is a review of his teaching work at Amherst College and may be of particular interest to those researching Geology department history.

Sub-series A. Personal Documents



A useful foreign service by retired personnel
n.d.

Box 13
Reasons for visit to South Africa
n.d.

Box 13
Vita sheets
n.d.

Box 13
Amherst College oral history project, interview with George Bain
1977

Box 13
Report on work by George Bain
1977

Box 13
Sub-series B. Writings and Memoirs



Travel and Learn to Stay at Home (3 folders)
1981

Box 17
Episodes from the Class of Science '21
n.d.

Box 17
The H. C. Cooke Episode
n.d.

Box 17
The McGill contribution position
n.d.

Box 17
Retirement
n.d.

Box 17
Some thoughts by an IESC volunteer
n.d.

Box 17
White Water Jack (poem)
n.d.

Box 17
The tea pot saga
n.d.

Box 17
Return of a rock
n.d.

Box 17
Lameness was not a Leash, published diary of Ann Kahrs Bain, 1902-1984
1985

Box 18
Series 4. Correspondence



Correspondence of George W. Bain, largely professional with some personal correspondence. Includes correspondence regarding the Pratt Museum of Natural History, the Amherst College Geology Department, the US Atomic Energy Commission, and various professional organizations and corporations with which Bain was associated.

Sub-series A. General Correspondence



Correspondence
1922-1923

Box 13
Correspondence (2 folders)
1932-1939

Box 13
Correspondence regarding Amherst College Geology building
1938 Oct 19

Box 13
Correspondence, New England Intercollegiate Field Geologists
1938-1939

Box 13
Correspondence, 17th International Geological Congress photographs
1938-1939

Box 13
Correspondence (2 folders)
1940-1949

Box 13
Correspondence, New England Council, Mineral Resources Committee
19439-1942

Box 13
Correspondence
1950-1960

Box 13
Correspondence, Phelps Dodge Corp.
1950

Box 13
Correspondence (3 folders)
1960-1969

Box 13
Correspondence, Consolidated RioTinto
1963-1976

Box 13
Correspondence (5 folders)
1970-1979

Box 14
Correspondence (3 folders)
1980-1989

Box 14
Correspondence regarding "The Pratt Museum of Natural History: a proposal"
1983

Box 14
Correspondence
n.d.

Box 14
Correspondence re: "World Sources and Resources of Tungsten"
n.d.

Box 14
Correspondence, International Geological Congress
1972-1976

Box 14
Correspondence, South Africa Trip
1975-1977

Box 14
Correspondence, Talc
n.d.

Box 14
Correspondence, South America travel
1958

Box 14
Correspondence, Charles C. Lewis Company
1965-1980

Box 14
Correspondence, Atomic Energy Commission ( 2 folders)
1951-1954, n.d.

Box 15
Correspondence, applications and recommendations (RESTRICTED)
1958-1959

Box 15
Correspondence (RESTRICTED)
1938-1965

Box 15
Sub-series B. Vermont Marble Company Correspondence



Early correspondence
1927-1930

Box 15
Correspondence (5 folders)
1930-1981

Box 7
Correspondence and reports
1937-1962

Box 7
Translucency of marble
n.d.

Box 7
ISR, Individual Support and Retention, Vermont Marble Company (marble veneer installation instructions)
1967

Box 7
Correspondence and reports from Bain to Duncan Ogden of the Vermont Marble Company
1965-1990

Box 18
Sub-series C. International Executive Service Corps (IESC) Correspondence



Correspondence
1967-1970

Box 8
Reports
1968

Box 8
Correspondence
1969

Box 8
Bureau of Mines, Taiwan
1970

Box 8
Correspondence
1971

Box 8
RSEA, Project 4151
1972

Box 8
P. T. Marmer Indonesia, IESC Project 7343
1975

Box 8
TMMC, RSEA, MOEA, IESC Project 7555
1975

Box 8
Correspondence
1965-1980

Box 8
IESC material
1965-1990

Box 8
IESC newsletter
1979-1984

Box 8
Minor IESC reports
n.d.

Box 8
Series 5. Speeches and Addresses



Fairfield University
n.d.

Box 15
Natural Science accepts as Dogma
n.d.

Box 15
Metals controversy
n.d.

Box 15
Our natural resources
1964 Mar 6

Box 15
Chapel addresses: "The New Era"; "Youth and hope, age and caution"
1946

Box 15
Precambrian
n.d.

Box 15
Climate
n.d.

Box 15
Climate through the ages
n.d.

Box 15
Energy, Elms College
1978 Nov 9

Box 15
Our Diminishing Natural Resources
n.d.

Box 15
Chapel addresses, misc.
n.d.

Box 15
Mineralization in light of atomic energy studies
n.d.

Box 15
The Amherst Curriculum
1953

Box 15

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