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Ernest E. Wahlstrom papers

Identifier: COU:5030

Scope and Contents

The Ernest E. Wahlstrom papers contain original crystallography drawings and figures, correspondence, publications, and research material on Wahlstrom’s work on the Western Part of the Harold D. Roberts Tunnel. Included, are both single drawings and a book of drawings drawn by his daughter, Karen Guzak.


  • Creation: 1937 - 2011

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for access.

Conditions Governing Use

Limited duplication of materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical / Historical

Ernest E. Wahlstrom (1909-2000) was born in Boulder, Colorado to Charles S. and Christine Wahlstrom. Ernest earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado in 1931 and his Masters of Arts in 1933. He then went on to earn a second Masters of Arts in 1936 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in 1939 from Harvard University. Subsequently, he became a professor of geology at the University of Colorado Boulder in 1947 and went on to serve as the Department Chairman of Geological Science from 1967 to 1968, the Dean of Faculties from 1968 to 1970 and the Vice Provost from 1970 to 1971. Among his departmental work, Wahlstrom was very active as a member of the Geological Society of America, the Mineral Society of America and the Society Economic Geologists. He is known for his research and original drawings of geological structures throughout his professional life.


2.75 linear feet (6 boxes)

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The Ernest E. Wahlstrom papers include original drawings on crystallography, professional papers, correspondence and corresponding drawings by his daughter, Karen Guzak.


This collection is arranged in the order in which it was donated, with a box level inventory.

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Processed by Katelyn Morken, December, 2018.
December, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States