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Title: J. H. Swartz manuscript
Call Number: Coll153
Creator: Swartz, Joel H. (Joel Howard), 1893-
Dates: circa 1930s
Size: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Contains a manuscript of "A Manual on Geophysical Prospecting (Part II With Resistivity Methods)" by J. H. Swartz. The manual was written for the U. S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Mines, for which Swartz was a consultant. The title page of the manual indicates that it was released as a Bureau of Mines bulletin. The manual is approximately 430 pages, printed on onion skin paper, and contains hand drawn graphs and tables.
Citation: J. H. Swartz manuscript, Collection 153, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Joel Howard Swartz (1893-1971) grew up in Baltimore, attended Johns Hopkins University, and held a Ph.D. in geology. He taught as a professor at multiple universities and colleges, served on the atomic bomb project and other projects of national scale, and worked as a consultant in geophysical prospecting for the U.S. Bureau of Mines. He later joined the geophysical unit, and remained there until retiring in 1963.

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Organized by page number.

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Processing Note

Upon arrival this manuscript was housed in an acid free folder in a box with 4 other manuscripts. Previously assigned Ms. Coll #3.

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Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

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Subject Headings


Swartz, Joel H. (Joel Howard), 1893-


Prospecting--Geophysical methods

United States -- Bureau of Mines -- Bulletin

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