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Guide to the Harry Harrison Caldwell Papers 1949-1990

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: Harry Harrison Caldwell, 1920-1990
Dates: 1949-1990
Quantity: 5 cubic feet
Abstract:Correspondence, reports, notes, minutes, and other papers relating to the Department of Geography at the University of Idaho, teaching, research in recreation and urban planning, consulting, and involvement with groups for the hearing impaired, particularly Self Help for Hard of Hearing Persons (SHHH). There is also a collection of slides taken on trips throughout the Northwest and around the world.
Identification: MG344
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The papers were received over several years and were in no perceived order, therefore a series order was imposed during processing.The first series reflects Caldwell's involvement in university affairs and contains minutes and reports of the various university committees on which he served, minutes of the meetings of the geography department as well as other departmental material, and notes used in his teaching.The second series contains publications by Caldwell, reprints and photocopies of other articles concerning different aspects of geography, maps and research notes.The professional activities series contains directories and convention programs for geographical societies, city planning activities in which he was involved as a consultant, and material relating to several workshops he gave.The personal papers include correspondence, his official university curriculum vita and several self-evaluations, newspaper articles about him, theses of his graduate students, material concerning deafness, hearing devices, and a history of his hearing loss as well as a history of his cancer. The final series contains a group of slides taken on trips throughout the Northwest and around the world.Most published material was removed from the collection and set aside for review; only items with notes were retained. Material in loose-leaf binders was removed to file folders, and the slides were transferred from metal storage boxes to archival slide storage pages. In this way the collection was reduced by 2 cubic feet.

Scope and Content

The papers of Harry Caldwell span the years 1941 to 1990, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1950 to 1985.

Included are materials reflecting his involvement with University of Idaho committees and the Geography Department, professional research and consulting activities, personal material including his work with Shhh, an organization for the hearing impaired, and a folder documenting the development of his cancer. The final series contains slides taken on trips throughout the Northwest and around the world.


Administrative/Biographical History

Harry Caldwell, professor of geography at the University of Idaho for 35 years, was born October 31, 1920, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He received his B.A and Ph.D degrees from Clark University in 1941 and 1951, and his M.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1946. He married Shirley Grossman in 1946; they had two children. During World War II he served for three years in the Army Air Corps Weather Service in Alaska and Canada.

He taught briefly at Nebraska Wesleyan and Texas A & M before coming to the University of Idaho as the first full time geographer in 1948. While at the university he served on a number of committees, including Faculty Council, the Borah Foundation Committee, Library Committee and Budget Liaison Committee. He also helped initiate programs in urban studies, the Freshman experimental year, the University Year in Action, the In-Service Training Committee, the MAT Social Studies program, and the Black studies program.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities he served as a consultant for the Stanford Research Institute in Thailand, the U.S. Air Force, the Board of Regents, and was a planning consultant for the cities of Lewiston, Kamiah, Orofino, and Post Falls.

He was president of the University of Idaho American Association of University Professors, Sigma Xi, Northwest Science Association, and vice-president of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. He was also a charter member of the Idaho Academy of Science.

After suffering an almost total hearing loss in 1983 he decided to take an early retirement. He then became actively involved in helping hearing impaired individuals. He formed the Palouse area group of Shhh (Self Help for Hard of Hearing Persons, and at the Shhh national convention in 1989 was awarded the "Spirit of Shhh" award in recognition of his work. He also served on the Governor's Task Force for the Hearing Impaired and was instrumental in placing amplified listening devices in pay phones, governmental offices, and at the University of Idaho and Washington State University.

Caldwell died December 25, 1990 following a 5 year battle with cancer.


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.

Colleges and Universities
Government and Politics
Idaho
Photographs

Caldwell, Harry H.--Archives.

Self Help for Hard of Hearing Persons

City planning -- Idaho
Geographers -- Idaho -- Records and correspondence
Hearing impaired
Tourism -- Idaho

Northwest, Pacific -- Pictorial works

Harry Harrison Caldwell (1920-1990) was a member of the Geography Department at the University of Idaho, 1948-1983, and later a member of the Idaho Governor's Task Force for the Hearing Impaired.

Administrative Information

Source

The papers of Harry Caldwell were donated to the University of Idaho library by Dr. Caldwell and his wife Shirley between January 1987 and February 1991.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. University Related Activities 1951-1983
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1/11/1American Association of University Professors 1965-1978 8 items
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1/21/2Committees: Borah Foundation 1955-1973 11 items
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1/31/3Budget Liaison 1976-1979 15 items
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1/41/4Faculty Affairs 1981-1982 77 items
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1/51/5Freshman Experimental Program 1971 3 items
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1/61/6In-service Training 1957-1966 9 items
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1/71/7Land Use Planning 1974-1975 36 items
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1/81/8Social Science Coordinating Committee 1967-1974 7 items
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1/91/9University Curriculum Committee: Interdisciplinary Studies 1970-1978 14 items
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1/101/10Other committees and reports 1963-1977 29 items
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1/11-121/11-12Community Development Center: University Year in Action 1972-1978 44 items
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1/131/13University of Idaho consulting policy evolution 1978 1 item
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1/141/14Correspondence and letters of recommendation 1958-1983 130 items
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1/15-211/15-21Geography department files: memos, minutes, etc. 1958-1982 335 items
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1/221/22Teaching: Cultural geography 1966-1971 26 items
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1/231/23Earth science curriculum project 1968 5 items
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1/241/24Political geography 1965-1981 43 items
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1/251/25Proxemics, hidden dimensions 1960-1969 4 items
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1/261/26Recreational geography and the history of recreation 1951-1982 118 items
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1/271/27Urban geography lecture notes undated 5 items
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1/281/28Urban studies, official papers 1968-1972 43 items
Series II. Research Material 1949-1990
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1/29-301/29-30Research proposals and forms 1959-1979 58 items
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1/31-321/31-32Publications of Harry Caldwell 1949-1976 12 items
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1/331/33Asia material 1963-1975 31 items
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1/341/34Chinese culture 1937 1 item
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1/351/35College population study 1971 13 items
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2/362/36Conservation education 1949 1 item
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2/372/37Cultural geography 1970 5 items
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2/382/38Economic geography 1967-1971 6 items
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2/392/39Geography, General 1949-1980 10 items
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2/402/40Geography, Europe 1957-1960 3 items
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2/412/41Geography, Idaho undated 2 items
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2/422/42Idaho history, culture, and population 1972 12 items
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2/432/43Idaho road network maps 1962-1972 9 items
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2/442/44Idaho skyway maps 1952-1962 3 items
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2/452/45Idaho state energy plan 1981 1 item
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2/462/46Idaho tomorrow 1974 2 items
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2/472/47Idaho will grow 1958 1 item
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2/482/48Irrigation 1945-1971 6 items
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2/492/49Lake Tahoe recreation planning seminar 1972 4 items
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2/502/50Man's role in changing the face of the earth 1955 1 item
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2/512/51Maps 1939-1963 4 items
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2/522/52Medical geography 1952 1 item
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2/532/53Moscow area, Idaho 1972 1 item
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2/542/54Planning and control manual 1958 1 item
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2/55-572/55-57Population problems 1956-1985 10 items
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2/582/58World population data sheets 1988-1990 5 items
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2/592/59Problems in the Idaho batholith undated 2 items
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2/60-612/60-61Quality of life 1965-1978 6 items
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2/622/62Regional earth resources data application center 1972-1973 9 items
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2/632/63Tavern location study 1971-1975 15 items
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2/642/64Tourism 1934-1981 4 items
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2/652/65U.S. Board of Geographical Names, Idaho decisions 1934-1982 88 items
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2/662/66West Coast Airlines history undated 1 item
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2/672/67Zimmerly Airline 1946 1 item
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2/682/68The Idaho Compass 1971 1 item
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2/692/69Day, Henry. "Mining highlights of the Coeur d'Alene district" 1963 1 item
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2/702/70Air Force Engineering & Service. Community information brochures undated 4 items
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2/712/71Humphrey, David C. "Utilization of the middle fork of the Salmon River as a wild river..." 1969 1 item
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2/722/72Payne, Richard D. "An inventory of recreation home developments in Idaho" 1976 1 item
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2/732/73U.S. Geological survey. Mineral and water resources of Idaho 1964
Series III. Professional Activities 1935-1986
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2/742/74Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 1935-1986 3 items
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2/752/75World Directory of Geographers 1952 1 item
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2/762/76Air Force study of productivity 1980-1981 21 items
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2/772/77Boise project planning reports and maps 1973-1974 40 items
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3/783/78Boise general plan study map undated 1 item
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3/793/79Kamiah planning file 1958-1959 2 items
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3/803/80Latah County planning 1958 4 items
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3/813/81Lewiston comprehensive planning series 1976 2 items
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3/82-833/82-83Lewiston consulting, zoning, subdivision maps 1979 11 items
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3/843/84Moscow, Idaho. City planning 1956-1965 4 items
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3/85-863/85-86Post Falls planning file 1957-1958 6 items
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3/873/87Workshop: College of Idaho regional studies 1982 8 items
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3/883/88Workshop: Shoreline development of Lake Coeur d'Alene 1976 3 items
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3/893/89Title VIII workshops, Correspondence 1970-1971 10 items
Series IV. Personal 1951-1990
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3/90-933/90-93Correspondence 1951-1989 144 items
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3/943/94Vita, self-evaluations, etc. 1975-1980 14 items
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3/953/95Articles about Harry Caldwell 1958-1984 3 items
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3/963/96Memorial service program 1990 1 item
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3/973/97Reel to reel tape recordings undated 4 items
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3/983/98Photographs from the American Geographical Society transcontinental excursion of 1912 8 items
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3/993/99Brochure from Moscow, USSR undated 1 item
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3/100-1063/100-106Graduate student theses 1969-1976 7 items
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3/107-1103/107-110Shhh (Self help for hard of hearing people), journal 1981-1989 45 items
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4/1114/111Shhh Palouse group newsletter 1981-1989 47 items
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4/112-1134/112-113Shhh conventions 1986, 1989 2 items
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4/1144/114"Harry's hearing history, 1951-1953" 18 items
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4/115-1164/115-116Hearing file 1984-1989 73 items
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4/1174/117Supplemental hearing file (partial facial paralysis) 1982-1983 56 items
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4/1184/118Assistive listening devices 1986 8 items
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4/1194/119Hearing systems 1984-1986 35 items
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4/1204/120Governors Task Force for Hearing Impaired Citizens 1988-1989 38 items
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4/1214/121"The hurt that does not show" 1984 1 item
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4/1224/122Stereo exercises for the eye undated 3 items
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4/1234/123"Harry's medical history on cancer" 1984-1989 12 items
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4/1244/124Letters of condolence (photocopies) 1990-1991 2 items
Series V. Slides 1951-1977
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4/1254/125New York City, 1968; U.S. Steel, Pittsburgh; Mammoth Cave, Ky.; Plymouth Rock, 1957; Limestone quarry in northern Pennsylvania, 1955; Yellowstone Park 98 items
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4/1264/126Glacier Park, 1967; Air views - Minneapolis to Ohio, 1968; Vermont, 1973; Oregon, 1953-1966; Colorado, 1963, 1968 120 items
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4/1274/127Washington, 1959-1964; California, 1954-1964; Bellingham, 1962; Cheney, 1964; Marmes rock shelter, 1968; Pea viners, 1961 120 items
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4/1284/128Seattle,1890s; Pacific marineland, 1958; Disneyland, 1964; British Columbia and Alberta, 1962-1965, Berkeley art show; Yosemite 98 items
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4/1294/129South American trip summer 1976 120 items
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4/1304/130Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, India 1967 120 items
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5/1315/131India, Malaya, Singapore, Egypt 1967 120 items
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5/1325/132Thailand, Sarawak, Brunei 1967 120 items
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5/1335/133Sabah, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan 1967 120 items
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5/1345/134Taiwan, Japan 1967 120 items
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5/1355/135Holland, Belgium, France 1960-1971 120 items
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5/1365/136France, Spain, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Norway 1960-1971 120 items
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5/1375/137Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Yugoslavia, Portugal, Soviet Union 1960-1971 120 items
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5/1385/138Mexico undated 40 items
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5/1395/139Italy, Iran, Soviet Union 1967 33 items
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5/140-1435/140-143Idaho scenes and other slides 1951-1977 493 items

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