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Perry Byerly Papers

Perry Byerly, a professor in the department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of California, Berkeley, played a seminal role in the development of the field of seismology in the United States. Collection consists of files from Byerly's consulting work on private and public sector projects relating to the siting of dams, nuclear power plants, and buildings including his work with the Atomic Energy Commission and the United States Air Force on the seismic effects of nuclear testing. Also included is correspondence and assorted publications and reprints, 

BANC MSS 85/69 c


George Davidson Papers

George Davidson was a geodesist, astronomer, geographer and engineer. Davidson served with the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Service and with various commissions, governmental and private; and had interests in science, engineering, geography and navigation, history of California, etc. His papers include correspondence; diaries; personalia; financial papers; manuscripts of his writings and speeches; notebooks; lecture notes; computations and drawings; subject files; photographs; reports; sketches; maps; clippings.



George Davis Louderback Papers

Correspondence, diaries, and papers, pertaining to his activities as geologist, as professor, and as dean of the College of Letters and Science, University of California, Berkeley, and as a member of the advisory board of the University of California at Santa Barbara.