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Guide to the John Richard Hoskins Papers 1947-1989

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Papers
Creator: John Richard Hoskins, 1919-
Dates: 1947-1989
Quantity: 6.5 cubic feet
Abstract:Correspondence, reports, and other material concerning field trips, short courses given at the Northwest Mining Association annual meetings, and other activities as head of the Mining Engineering and Metallurgy Department at the University of Idaho, as a professional engineer, and as a teacher.
Identification: MG357
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

Some of the material in this record group was in labeled folders, other items were unfoldered or otherwise unidentified. With the exception of the administrative correspondence the papers were in no apparent order; therefore a series order was imposed during processing. Available folder headings were retained.The first series reflects Dr. Hoskins' activities as department administrator and includes accreditation reports, information on several cooperative programs with Washington State University, and an alphabetical correspondence file. Spanning the years 1985 to 1987, the file contains copies of all outgoing departmental letters and occasional incoming letters. Also included are enrollment statistics, equipment and space allocation concerns, information on the various fellowships and scholarships available to students and which students received them, minutes of college and departmental meetings, and copies of research and grant proposals submitted by faculty members.The second series concerns teaching activities and includes a class register, course evaluations and outlines, information on student field trips to mining companies, lecture notes, reserve room reading files and student papers.Contained in the third series are the materials concerning Dr. Hoskins' professional interests. These include notes on the Senate Energy Committee hearings in Coeur d'Alene in 1986, correspondence and research notes on the cost of uranium mining collected for use by the legal firm representing the General Atomic Company in its arbitration suit against the United Nuclear Corporation, and information compiled for the short courses which he designed for the annual meetings of the Northwest Mining Association.The general correspondence in series four contains many letters from congressional representatives, including Steve Symms, James McClure, and Tom Foley. Another group of correspondence reflects his interest in education in the mineral industry. Other letters were written to obtain information for his Minerals and Man course, or to give information to a correspondent about miners' lamps. The "Gimme" letters are requests to industry for equipment.The final series contains material on Alaska lands, appointment calendars for the years 1977 to 1989, reprints of articles on various subjects, a copy of the SME-AIME guide to minerals schools which is interleaved with updated information, a proposal for a new calendar written by colleague C.E. Gregory in 1972 and information on technical writing.Published material was sent to subject librarians for review and duplicate copies of near print materials were also removed from the collection, thus reducing the bulk by 3 cubic feet.

Scope and Content

The papers of John R. Hoskins span the years 1947 to 1989, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1968 to 1986.

The papers include administrative files reflecting his activities as head of the Mining Engineering and Metallurgy department, material related to his teaching, other papers concerned with his professional activities, non administrative correspondence, and other material.


Administrative/Biographical History

John Richard (Jack) Hoskins was born June 9, 1919 in Brewster, Washington. After graduating from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Mining Engineering in 1947, he was employed as plant engineer and department superintendent for the U.S. Gypsum Company, Evans, Washington, mining and processing limestone into building materials. He left there in 1949 to work with ASARCO in Santa Barbara, Mexico, where he was employed as staff mining engineer and later mine shift boss and mine foremen in a one-thousand-ton-a-day lead, zinc, copper, and gold operation. In 1952 he went to the University of Alaska where he taught Mining Engineering for five years. Leaving Alaska in 1957, he continued his studies in applied mechanics, mathematics, and mining engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute under a special grant from the National Science Foundation. After completing his work at Virginia Tech in 1959, he attended the University of Utah at Salt Lake City where he completed his Ph.D. in 1962. He then moved to Denver to work as Mining Methods Research Engineer for the U.S. Bureau of Mines.He came to the University of Idaho in 1967 as Professor of Mining Engineering and the following year he became head of the Department of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy in the College of Mines and Earth Resources (COMER).

Hoskins is the author of many publications and presentations, and has worked on numerous research projects in rock mechanics, explosives, drilling and blasting, mine ventilation and health and safety. A member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, he served as Education Chairman and Program Chairman in the Alaska Section. He has also served on the Education Committee and Educational Board of the Society of Mining Engineers and was the American Institute of Mining Engineers representative to the Engineers' Council for Professional Development. He has also held membership in the American Society of Engineering Education Minerals Division, the Northwest Mining Association, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of University Professors, the Idaho Academy of Science, and the Idaho Mining Association. He has been named an Outstanding Educator of America and has been honored by the Northwest Mining Association, the Society of Mining Engineers, the U.S. Bureau of Mines Spokane Research Center, University of Idaho Mining Students, and the Northwest Mining Association. He retired from the University of Idaho in 1989.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Idaho
Mines and Mineral Resources

Hoskins, John R.--Archives.

University of Idaho. Dept. of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy

Administrative Information

Source

The papers of mining professor John Richard Hoskins were donated to the University of Idaho Library in July 1989.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Administrative Files 1968-1989
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1/11/1Academic Administrators Workshop 1980 11 items
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1/2-31/2-3Accreditation ECPD (Engineers' Council for Professional Development) 1975-1980 41 items
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1/4-81/4-8Accreditation ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) 1980-1988 150 items
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1/91/9COMER publications and brochures ca. 1980-1985 10 items
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1/10-111/10-11Cooperation with Washington State University 1974-1986 32 items
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1/121/12Coal Research Lab 1977-1979 33 items
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1/131/13Cooperative work study 1970-1988 12 items
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1/14-201/14-20Correspondence and memos 1985 488 items
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1/21-281/21-28Correspondence and memos 1986 670 items
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2/29-382/29-38Correspondence and memos 1987 633 items
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2/392/39Course development 1979-1984 4 items
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2/40-422/40-42Course evaluations 1974/1975-1987/1988 121 items
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2/432/43Course outlines 1976-1989 19 items
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2/442/44Crisis plans 1974-1986 11 items
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2/45-462/45-46Data on faculty, students and department 1968-1988 43 items
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2/47-492/47-49Enrollment statistics 1968/1969-1987/1988 57 items
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2/502/50Equipment 1974-1988 34 items
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2/512/51Equipment: x-ray 1981-1985 26 items
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2/52-532/52-53Evaluations, tenure, and competency reviews 1970-1988 71 items
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2/54-552/54-55Fellowships and scholarships, General 1974-1981 137 items
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2/562/56Bunker Hill 1976-1981 10 items
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2/57-602/57-60Health, Education & Welfare Domestic Mining and Mineral and Mineral Fuel Conservation 1975-1977 201 items
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3/61-643/61-64Health, Education & Welfare Domestic Mining and Mineral and Mineral Fuel Conservation 1978-1982 109 items
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3/653/65Mitson 1975 3 items
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3/66-673/66-67Mineral Industry Educational Foundation 1971-1982 162 items
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3/683/68Newmont 1975-1979 42 items
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3/693/69Graduate Program Defense 1986-1987 22 items
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3/703/70Honorary degree nominations 1973-1978 24 items
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3/713/71INEL & NRTS education program 1969-1986 40 items
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3/723/72Materials-Metallurgy proposal 1985 5 items
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3/733/73Materials science 1982-1988 65 items
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3/74-763/74-76Meetings: COMER 1976-1988 62 items
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3/77-813/77-81COMER Advisory Board 1983-1985 68 items
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3/82-853/82-85COMER Executive Committee 1981-1987 195 items
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3/86-903/86-90Department of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy 1978-1989 150 items
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3/91-953/91-95Mining and Minerals Resources Research Institute 1977-1981 170 items
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4/964/96Old curriculum forms 1971/1972-1977/1978 8 items
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4/974/97Ph.D. information 1970-1989 9 items
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4/984/98Position descriptions 1986 8 items
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4/994/99Recruiting 1981-1986 5 items
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4/100-1044/100-104Research proposals and grant requests 1968-1984 31 items
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4/1054/105Samuel S.M. Chan 1970-1978 59 items
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4/1064/106Reduction of high mine resistance values in underground metal mines 1972-1973 29 items
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4/1074/107Ventilation studies and escape plans for mines in the Coeur d'Alene district of Idaho 1972-1973 17 items
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4/1084/108Copper wire 1976 8 items
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4/1094/109Data base for mine fire symposium 1975-1976 3 items
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4/1104/110Grant from the U.S. Congress 1986 4 items
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4/1114/111Salary surveys, national 1979-1987 12 items
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4/1124/112Salary surveys, University of Idaho 1975-1986/1987 20 items
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4/113-1154/113-115Space needs 1971-1988 66 items
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4/1164/116ABET problems 1985 1 item
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4/1174/117Laboratory rehabilitation 1981 37 items
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4/1184/118Student information 1976-1986 30 items
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4/1194/119"The supply and demand for mining engineers" 1982 1 item
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4/1204/120University core curriculum 1984 15 items
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4/1214/121WICHE 1983-1988 18 items
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4/1224/122Work plans (5 year plan) 1977-1978 4 items
Series II. Teaching and Related Material 1970-1984
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4/1234/123Class register 1975-1978 1 item
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4/1244/124Course evaluations 1982 5 items
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4/1254/125Course outline, Mining 400 1982 18 items
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4/1264/126Course outline, Mining 499 1983 3 items
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4/127-1284/127-128Field trips: planning and correspondence 1970-1981 132 items
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4/1294/129Bethlehem Copper Company ca. 1975 2 items
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4/1304/130Craigmont Mines ca. 1975 8 items
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4/1314/131Lornex ca. 1975 12 items
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4/1324/132Similkameen Mining Company ca. 1975 3 items
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4/1334/133Teck Corporation ca. 1975 3 items
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4/1344/134Cominco 1979 23 items
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4/1354/135Kaiser Resources 1979 5 items
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4/1364/136Boundary Dam project 1980 2 items
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4/1374/137Giant Mascot Mine 1980 5 items
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5/1385/138Home Economics School Days talk 1984 10 items
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5/1395/139Lecture notes ca. 1981 5 items
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5/140-1415/140-141Reserve reading, Mining and Metals 110: Acid rain 1966-1984 69 items
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5/1425/142Reserve reading: Oil Shale 1973-1974 14 items
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5/143-1455/143-145Student papers: Oil Shale 1977 5 items
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5/1465/146Mining 110 undated 1 item
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5/1475/147Mines 502 1980-1983 2 items
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5/1485/148Visiting lecture series 1981-1983 9 items
Series III. Professional Activities 1963-1989
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5/1495/149American Institute of Mining Engineers. Council of Education 1977-1978 11 items
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5/1505/150AIME Annual Meeting programs 1982-1986 3 items
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5/1515/151Armour Institute data 1963 4 items
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5/1525/152Career guidance, recruitment 1967-1972 5 items
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5/1535/153Senate Energy Committee hearings, Coeur d'Alene 1986 1 item
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5/154-1605/154-160General Atomic Company vs. United Nuclear Corporation. Correspondence and related data 1978-1980 162 items
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5/1615/161Generic Institute 1985 1 item
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5/1625/162National Council of Engineering Examiners. Questions ca. 1979 9 items
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5/1635/163National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum 1986-1989 35 items
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5/1645/164Northwest Mining Association 1985 9 items
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5/1655/165Education 1982-1984 8 items
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5/1665/166Session on Education's changing role 1984 17 items
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5/1675/167Short course: Mining Cost Estimates 1976 71 items
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5/168-1715/168-171Short course: Mineral Regulations and Permits 1977 126 items
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5/172-1735/172-173Short course: Mineral industry costs 1986 25 items
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5/1745/174Training sessions 1980 8 items
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5/1755/175Workshop: Are you listening 1982 3 items
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6/1766/176Paper reviewed 1965 11 items
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6/1776/177Papers and talks by John Hoskins 1975-1982 5 items
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6/1786/178Society of Mining Engineers 1973-1987 23 items
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6/1796/179Session: Underground mining 1987 23 items
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6/1806/180Spokane Mining and Research Center. Travel vouchers 1976-1982 27 items
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6/1816/181Minneapolis trip 1978 16 items
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6/1826/182Correspondence, evaluations, pay stubs, diary 1977-1982 62 items
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6/1836/183Washington D.C. trip 1985 27 items
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6/1846/184Washington D.C. trip 1987 19 items
Series IV. Correspondence 1968-1989
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6/185-1896/185-189General correspondence 1968-1989 239 items
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6/1906/190Bureau of Mines budget 1985 8 items
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6/1916/191Education in the mineral industry 1969-1971 47 items
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6/1926/192Eugene Skinner 1986-1988 12 items
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6/1936/193"Gimme" (requests) 1975-1986 18 items
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6/1946/194Minerals and man course 1982 23 items
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6/1956/195Miners' lamps 1969 9 items
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6/1966/196Possible students 1974-1975 35 items
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6/1976/197Visiting speakers 1968-1987 33 items
Series V. Other Material 1947-1989
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6/1986/198Alaska lands 1979-1987 11 items
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6/199-2046/199-204Appointment calendars 1977-1989 126 items
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6/2056/205Articles and talks by others 1978-1986 6 items
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6/2066/206Articles : Silver 1968-1976 4 items
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6/2076/207Brochures 1968-1988 8 items
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6/2086/208Career opportunities in mining and metallurgy 1983 1 item
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6/209-2126/209-212Explosives - Shaped charges 1947-1956 77 items
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6/2136/213Gillette, Wyoming 1979 2 items
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6/2146/214Mineral industry 1976-1985 6 items
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6/2156/215Mineral industry of Idaho 1961-1983 6 items
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6/2166/216"My conservative file" 1972-1982 22 items
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7/2177/217"Philosophy, psychology, logic 1930-1970 36 items
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7/2187/218Plasticity statics undated 3 items
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7/2197/219References (bibliographies) undated 16 items
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7/2207/220SME-AIME guide to minerals schools, with additional information 1981 1 item
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7/2217/221Stress around openings 1933-1963 7 items
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7/2227/222The time is now beckoning to frame a proper frame of time reckoning, by Dr. C.E. Gregory 1972 1 item
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7/2237/223Vita of John R. Hoskins 1977 1 item
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7/2247/224Wilderness vs. minerals 1970 7 items
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7/2257/225Writing 1977-1985 15 items
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7/2267/226Technical Writers Institute, Denver, Colorado 1967 21 items

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