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Ellen J. Moore Papers, 1909-2003View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1950-2003
The Ellen J. Moore Papers document Moore’s professional career and personal life through her correspondence, publications, photographs, employment forms, and her childhood scrapbook. Ellen Moore was a Geologist for the U. S. Geological Survey from 1950 through 1987, specializing in Tertiary Paleontology with a focus on mollusks. She was a courtesy Research Associate at Oregon State University in the late 1980s through the 1990s.
ID: MSS MooreE
Extent: 2.3 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research. One file in Series 1 (A.V. Zhirmunskiy correspondence) and two files in the Employment Records (Series 3) are restricted because they include documents with confidential personal information. Requests for researcher access to those documents will be reviewed by an archivist.
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Preferred Citation: Ellen J. Moore Papers (MSS MooreE), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The Papers were donated to the University Archives by Ellen Moore in 2003 and 2004.
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Series 1: Correspondence, 1937-2003 Add to Shelf
Series 1 consists of personal and professional correspondence. The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, with professional and personal correspondents interfiled. The bulk of Ellen's professional correspondence is from her time as a U. S. Geological Survey geologist beginning in the 1950s through her time at Oregon State University as a courtesy Research Associate in the 1990s. Correspondents included her current and former colleagues, international colleagues, institutions such as museums, geology and paleontology students, and private corporations. The correspondence itself is related to borrowing and lending types (fossils) from other institutions, meetings with colleagues, the review of scholarly papers and manuscripts, status of and funding for projects, international travel for conferences, lectures and awards, organizational activities, and memorials for deceased colleagues and mentors. Personal correspondence was usually with friends and family members, but also included members of the OSU Thrift Shop and past colleagues. The bulk of it is from the 1990s through 2003. Topics include daily life, travel, health, relationships, and life in Corvallis. Documents typically include typed and handwritten letters, cards, photographs, printouts of e-mails, manuscripts of scholarly work, photocopies of professional publications or articles, and newspaper clippings. The following list provides the names of correspondents grouped by folder.
Box-Folder 1.1: Abbott - Awards Add to Shelf
Item 1: R. Tucker Abbott, 1956-1958 Add to Shelf
Item 2: The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1978-1987 Add to Shelf
Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Item 3: Warren Addicott, 1968-1988 Add to Shelf
Includes correspondence related to the Raymond C. Moore award.
Item 4: Tanya Agunovich, 1990 Add to Shelf
Includes one photo of Tanya.
Item 5: Paul F. Allen, 1984-1985 Add to Shelf
Pertaining to the disposition of the S. Stillman Berry collection.
Item 6: Richard Allison, 1974-1983 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Warren D. Allmon, 1985 Add to Shelf
Item 8: John M. Armentrout, 1970-1984 Add to Shelf
Item 9: Awards, 1980-1998 Add to Shelf
Includes awards for Research Associate positions and an outline of the Earl L. Packard award created by Ellen.
Box-Folder 1.2: Baldwin - California Academy of Sciences Add to Shelf
Item 1: Ewart M. Baldwin, 1951-1964 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Lawrence G. Barnes, 1982-1986 Add to Shelf
Item 3: John A. Barron, 1986 Add to Shelf
Includes Barron's acceptance of the 1986 Schuchert award.
Item 4: Bay Area Malocologists, 1981 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Frederick M. Bayer, 1963 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Barbara A. Bedette, 1979-2002 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Jean and Betsy Berdan, 1987-1989 Add to Shelf
Item 8: Frank R. Bernard, 1976-1982 Add to Shelf
Item 9: Allen Beu, 1984 Add to Shelf
Item 10: Sherman Bloomer, 1997-1999 Add to Shelf
Includes e-mail exchange with Bob Brown.
Item 11: Art Boucot, 1981-1982 Add to Shelf
Item 12: Thomas Bown, 1986 Add to Shelf
Item 13: Earl Brabb, 1980-2002 Add to Shelf
Item 14: Branch Representative, P and S Branch, 1979-1981 Add to Shelf
Item 15: Bob Brown, 2000 Add to Shelf
Item 16: Ronald W. Brown, 1959-1960 Add to Shelf
Item 17: Dave Bukry, 1982-1995 Add to Shelf
Item 18: John Byrne, 1998 Add to Shelf
Item 19: California Academy of Sciences, 1983-1984 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.3 - 1.4: Frank C. Calkins, 1952-1987 Add to Shelf
Includes photos of Calkins (1 negative, 10 photos) as well as biographical information on Calkins and his memorial by Max D. Crittenden, Jr. Includes letters exchanged with John Turula.
Extent: 2 folders
Box-Folder 1.5: Campbell - Cloud Add to Shelf
Item 1: Russ Campbell, 1985 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Claire Carter, 1987-2000 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Chintimini Press, 1998 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Kiyo Chinzei, 1980-2002 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Preston Cloud, 1959-2000 Add to Shelf
Includes four photos, correspondence and ephemera on Cloud's publications, and the dedication of the Preston Cloud library.
Box-Folder 1.6: Coan - Cooper Add to Shelf
Item 1: Eugene Coan, 1987-2001 Add to Shelf
Includeds printouts of photos.
Item 2: Beth Coats, 1995-1996 Add to Shelf
Includes memorial for Robert Coats.
Item 3: Tom Cockburn, 1998-1999 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Condon Lectures (Carolyn Shoemaker), 1995-2001 Add to Shelf
Item 5: G. Arthur Cooper, 1981-2001 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.7: Leslie A. M. Coray, 1967-2003 Add to Shelf
Includes articles cut from newspapers.
Box-Folder 1.8: Corgan - Feldman Add to Shelf
Item 1: James X. Corgan, 1978 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Anita Dilles, 2002 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Anthony D'Attilio, 1994 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Tom Deméré, 1980-1982 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Dave Doerner, 1979 Add to Shelf
Item 6: J. Wyatt Durham, 1950-1982 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Tom Dutro, 1997 Add to Shelf
Item 8: Bill Emerson, 1983-1989 Add to Shelf
Item 9: John Fam, 2001 Add to Shelf
Item 10: R.M. Feldman, 1985-1986 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.9: Ferrusquia - Goedert Add to Shelf
Item 1: Ismael Ferrusquia, 1975-1978 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Cy Field, 1990-2001 Add to Shelf
Item 3: John E. Fitch, 1973 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Dan Fleming, 1985 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Thomas Gibson, 1961 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Donald Giles, 1969-1989 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Charles C. Gillispie, 1968-1971 Add to Shelf
Correspondence regarding notices Ellen wrote for the Dictionary of Scientific Biography.
Item 8: Charles R. Givens, 1988 Add to Shelf
Item 9: Yuri Gladenkov, 1976-1987 Add to Shelf
Item 10: Bill Glen, 1982 Add to Shelf
Item 11: Jim and Gail Goedert, 1981-2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.10: Groves - Grunder Add to Shelf
Item 1: Lindsey T. Groves, 1988-2000 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Anita Grunder, 1998-2001 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.11: Marion Arlene Haan (niece), 1987-2003 Add to Shelf
Includes one photograph.
Box-Folder 1.12: Russ Haan (great nephew), 1999-2001 Add to Shelf
Includes spiral bound booklet.
Box-Folder 1.13: Hall - Hickman Add to Shelf
Item 1: Roberta (Bobbi) Hall, 1999-2000 Add to Shelf
Item 2: H. W. Harry, 1983-1984 Add to Shelf
Item 3: J. E. Hazel, 1973-1976 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Leo G. Hertlein, 1954-1971 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Carole S. Hickman, 1969-1995 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.14: Hietanen - Kafanov Add to Shelf
Item 1: Anna Hietanen, 1988 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Peter R. Hoover, 1978 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Henry V. Howe, 1954 Add to Shelf
Item 4: David Howell, 1988-2000 Add to Shelf
Includes print outs of oil paintings by Howell.
Box-Folder 4.4: David Howell, 1988 Add to Shelf
Pastel Portrait
Item 6: Ralph Hunter, circa mid 1980s-1990s Add to Shelf
Item 7: Richard W. Hurst, 1986 Add to Shelf
Item 8: James C. Ingle, 1980-1987 Add to Shelf
Item 9: Caroline Isaacs, 1987-1988 Add to Shelf
Includes four photos that go with a story by Isaacs.
Item 10: John Isaacs, 1978-1981 Add to Shelf
Includes three photos.
Item 11: Mary Carol Isaacs, 1988-1997 Add to Shelf
Includes three photos.
Item 12: David Jablonski, 1998 Add to Shelf
Item 13: J. A. Jeletzky, 1974 Add to Shelf
Item 14: J. E. Johnson, 1981-1987 Add to Shelf
Item 15: Miriam Johnson, 1995-2002 Add to Shelf
Item 16: David Jones, 2000 Add to Shelf
Item 17: Alexander Kafanov, 1985-2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.15: Kanno - Keen Add to Shelf
Item 1: Saburo Kanno, 1977 Add to Shelf
Item 2: E. Alison Kay, 1984-1985 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Myra Keen, 1951-1987 Add to Shelf
Includes memorials to Keen and one photo.
Box-Folder 1.16: Keller - McLean Add to Shelf
Item 1: George Keller, 2000 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Vida C. Kenk, 1978 Add to Shelf
Item 3: George Kennedy, 1971-1976 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Porter M. Kier, 1980-1987 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Frank H. Kilmer, 1980-1981 Add to Shelf
Item 6: F. Stearns MacNiel, 1952-1959 Add to Shelf
Item 7: V. S. Mallory, 1981 Add to Shelf
Item 8: Koichiro Masuda, 1980-1984 Add to Shelf
Item 9: Louie Marincovich, 1985-2001 Add to Shelf
Item 10: Donald Martell, 1983 Add to Shelf
Item 11: Mary Ann McCall, 1987-1988 Add to Shelf
Item 12: Thane H. McCulloh, 1979-1990 Add to Shelf
Item 13: James H. (Jim) McLean, 1984-2001 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.17-1.18: Miscellaneous Professional, 1949-1995 Add to Shelf
Extent: 2 folders
Box-Folder 1.19: Miscellaneous Personal, 1937-2002 Add to Shelf
Includes family tree and Ellen's Curriculum Vitae. Includes one photo.
Box-Folder 2.1: Geoffrey James Moore, 1966-2003 Add to Shelf
Includes printouts of Geoffrey's web pages.
Box-Folder 2.2: Moore - Natural History Museum, San Diego Add to Shelf
Item 1: George W. Moore, 1989-2001 Add to Shelf
Includes printout of photo. Primarily George's, and not Ellen's, correspondence with others.
Item 2: Doug Morton, 1980-1983 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1978 Add to Shelf
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Harvard University.
Item 4: Jeffrey Myers, 2001-2002 Add to Shelf
Item 5: National Museum of Natural History, 1978-1989 Add to Shelf
Located in Washington, D. C.
Item 6: National History Muesum of Los Angeles County, 1979-1987 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Natural History Museum, San Diego, Collection Review Committee, 1988 Add to Shelf
Item 8: Natural History Museum, San Diego, SDNM Types, 1978-1980 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.3: Nelson - Niem Add to Shelf
Item 1: Cliff Nelson, 1971-1999 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Liz Nesbitt, 1981-2002 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Alan R. Niem, 1981-2000 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.4: Noda - Ogasawara Add to Shelf
Item 1: Hiroshi Noda, 1978-2002 Add to Shelf
Includes two photos.
Item 2: Torrey Nyborg, 2000 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Kenshiro Ogasawara, 1986-1989 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.5: O'Hara - Perry Add to Shelf
Item 1: Sakae O'Hara, 1979-1998 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Terufumi Ohno, 1987-1988 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Kazuo Okamoto, 1977-1987 Add to Shelf
Item 4: OSU Thrift Shop, 1996-2002 Add to Shelf
Item 5: W. N. and Liz Orr, 1982-2000 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Packard Award, 1997-2001 Add to Shelf
Item 7: E. L. Packard, 1952-1959 Add to Shelf
Item 8: K. V. W. Palmer, 1960-1980 Add to Shelf
Item 9: Dallas and Shirley Peck, 1984-1995 Add to Shelf
Item 10: Joseph H. Peck, 1954-1976 Add to Shelf
Item 11: Daniel E. Penttila, 1984 Add to Shelf
Item 12: Frank Perry, 1985-1989 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.6: Pierson - Pyle Add to Shelf
Item 1: Guy E. Pierson, 1982-1989 Add to Shelf
Item 2: R. Z. Poore, 1980 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Charles Powell, 1980-2001 Add to Shelf
Includes two photos.
Item 4: Donald Prothero, 2001 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Reiner Protsch, 1979 Add to Shelf
Item 6: J. R. Pyle, 1986-1988 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.7: Rau - Rodda Add to Shelf
Item 1: Weldon E. Rau, 1956-1980 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Clayton Ray, 1985 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Charles Repenning, 1986-2002 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Retirees Newsletter, 1998-2001 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Horace G. Richards, 1956-1970 Add to Shelf
Item 6: J. Keith Rigby, 1981-1982 Add to Shelf
Item 7: H. Radclyffe Roberts, 1957-1961 Add to Shelf
Item 8: Marion Roberts (sister), 1988-2000 Add to Shelf
Includes small book and copy of photo. Some materials related to Marion's memorial.
Item 9: Robert Robertson, 1986 Add to Shelf
Item 10: Pete Rodda, 1981-2001 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.8: Rosewater - Shi Add to Shelf
Item 1: Joe Rosewater, 1980 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Barry Roth, 1975-2000 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Alan M. Rubin, 1959-1960 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Yasuji Saito, 1981-1982 Add to Shelf
Item 5: LouElla Saul, circa 1960s-1990s Add to Shelf
Item 6: John and Regina Schasback, 1984 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Hubert G. Schenck, 1956-1957 Add to Shelf
Item 8: J. E. Schoellhamer, 1950-1959 Add to Shelf
Item 9: Dave Scholl, 1995 Add to Shelf
Item 10: Scientist Emeritus, 1996 Add to Shelf
Item 11: Paul Scott, 1998 Add to Shelf
Item 12: SEPM Meeting, 1985 Add to Shelf
Item 13: Jianning and Lu Shi, 1989-1999 Add to Shelf
Includes one photo. Correspondence with/or about Yangshen Shi, Shu Liangshu, Jianning Shi, and Hauafu Lu.
Box-Folder 2.9: Simpson - Taylor Add to Shelf
Item 1: Grace Sikes, 1940 Add to Shelf
Clipping of an essay about Ellen as a 15-year-old maid featured in the Christian Science Monitor.
Item 2: Robin A. Simpson, 1959-1982 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Bill Sliter, 1980-1989 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Judy Smith, 1980-2002 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Parke D. Snaveley, 1952-1970 Add to Shelf
Item 6: C. Dale Snow, 1981 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Norman F. Sohl, 1968-1979 Add to Shelf
Item 8: Bill Stafford, 1978-1981 Add to Shelf
One slide included.
Item 9: Robert J. Stanton, 1972-1995 Add to Shelf
Item 10: Takeo Susuki, 1982 Add to Shelf
Item 11: Dwight Taylor, 1986 Add to Shelf
Item 12: Michael E. Taylor, 1983-1984 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.10: Terry - Wilson, Druid Add to Shelf
Item 1: Judy Terry, 1967-1979 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Judy Thielges, 1998-2002 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Wayne Thompson, 1987 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Harry A. Tourtelot, 1984 Add to Shelf
Item 5: James Trumbull, 1982 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Ryuichi Tsuchi, 1986-1988 Add to Shelf
One photo included.
Item 7: Karl K. Turekian, 1982 Add to Shelf
Item 8: Satoru Uozumi, 1984 Add to Shelf
Item 9: University of California Museum of Paleontology, 1978-1984 Add to Shelf
Located at Berkeley, California
Item 10: University of California, 1978-1984 Add to Shelf
Located at Los Angeles, California
Item 11: University of California, 1978 Add to Shelf
Located at Riverside, California
Item 12: University of California, 1978-1987 Add to Shelf
Located at Santa Barbara, California
Item 13: Jack Vedder, 1967-1988 Add to Shelf
Item 14: Harold E. Vokes, 1948-1982 Add to Shelf
Item 15: T. R. Waller, 1977-1994 Add to Shelf
Item 16: L. W. Ward, circa 1970s-1990s Add to Shelf
Item 17: Bruce Welton, 1956-1973 Add to Shelf
Includes Ellen's correspondence with Courtney Werner.
Item 18: Druid Wilson, 1954-1984 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.11: Edward C. Wilson, 1968-2001 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.12: Wolfe - Yanagida Add to Shelf
Item 1: Jack Wolfe, 1986 Add to Shelf
Item 2: W. P. Woodring, 1947-1989 Add to Shelf
Includes four photos.
Item 3: Juichi Yanagida, 1981 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.13: Angela Yeats, 1997-2003 Add to Shelf
Includes one photo.
Box-Folder 2.14: Yeats, Bob - Zullo Add to Shelf
Item 1: Bob Yeats, 1997-2001 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Ellis L. Yochelson, 1958-2001 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Shizuo Yoshida, 1985 Add to Shelf
Item 4: William J. Zinsmeister, 1978 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Victor A. Zullo, 1980-1983 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.1: A. V. Zhirmunskiy, 1985-1986 Add to Shelf
This file includes documents with restricted access because of confidential personal information.
Series 2: Publications and Research, 1977-2000 Add to Shelf
Series 2 consists of Moore's work on projects, publications, exhibits, reports on fossils referred to Moore for examination, and responses to requests for fossil identification. Documents include a book, typed manuscripts, letters, and forms.
Box-Folder 3.1: Open House, U. S. Geological Survey, 1985 Add to Shelf
Materials and communication related to an exhibit prepared by Ellen that featured fossils, rocks, and minerals that could be experienced by touch, and that was featured at a USGS open house.
Box-Folder 3.2: Fossil Shells from Western Oregon: A Guide to Identification, 2000 Add to Shelf
Book written by Ellen Moore. Title page signed by Ellen.
Box-Folder 3.3: Projects, 1977 Add to Shelf
Project on the synthesis of Tertiary marine mollusks of California worked on by Ellen Moore and W. O. Addicott.
Box-Folder 3.4: E and R Reports, 1980-1987 Add to Shelf
Series 3: Employment Records, 1942-1995 Add to Shelf
Series 3 consists of records related to Moore's employment. Documents include job applications, notifications of personnel action, performance reports and reviews, quarterly reports and travel vouchers and authorizations. Two of the files in this series include documents with restricted access because of confidential personal information.
Box-Folder 5.2: Personnel Action, 1944-1990 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.5: Work Plans and Performance Reviews, 1984-1986 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.6: Quarterly Reports, 1981-1983 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 5.3: Travel Vouchers and Authorizations, 1952-1995 Add to Shelf
Series 4: Photographs, 1909-2000 Add to Shelf
Series 4 consists of photographic prints related to Moore's personal and professional lives. Photographs include color and black and white prints depicting family members, Ellen at various stages of life, colleagues, Ellen’s son Geoff, Ellen at a USGS open house, and retirement parties.
Box-Folder 3.7: General, 1909-2000 Add to Shelf
46 prints.
Box-Folder 3.8: Geoff Moore, 1967-1993 Add to Shelf
42 prints.
Box-Folder 3.9: Professional, 1985 Add to Shelf
6 prints.
Series 5: Personal, 1918-2002 Add to Shelf
Series 5 consists of autograph journals and a scrapbook from Moore's childhood and personal and professional certificates.
Box-Folder 4.1: Autograph Journals, 1934-1938 Add to Shelf
Consists of two autograph journals. The first is Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for Children with verses by Mrs. Sale Barker, published by Frederick Warne and Co., Ltd. in London. The book has blank spaces for names to be written next to birthdates, and Ellen has several friends' and family members' names in it. In the back of the book Ellen pasted clippings of her hair from when she was nine, eleven, twelve, thirteen, and thirty-six years old. The second is a blank autograph book which has been signed by friends and family members.
Box-Folder 4.2 - 4.3: Certificates, 1938-2002 Add to Shelf
Nine certificates. Certificate for completion of the Elementary Course of Study, School District No. 1, Multnomah County, Oregon, 1938. Certificate for the College Preparatory Course of Study at the Washington High School, 1942. Certificate of Achievement from the Alumni Campus Abroad~Alumni College in Provence, 2002. Certificate for Oregon State College Bachelor of Arts Major in Geology, 1946. Certificate for The University of Oregon Master of Science, 1950. Certificate for Elderly Nutrition Program, 1990. Two certificates of Appreciation from the United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey for contributions to the Volunteer Science Program, 1987 and 1992. Certificate of appreciation and recognition of the Geologic Time of Scientist Emeritus from the Geologic Division, U. S. Geological Survey United States Department of the Interior, 1989.
Extent: 2 folders
Box-Folder 4.5: Scrapbook, 1918-1946 Add to Shelf
Scrapbook created by Ellen; documents her childhood in Portland, Oregon. Includes 85 photographic prints. Features newspaper clippings, family photographs, letters, cards and postcards, school grade reports, Ellen's baptismal certificate, childhood drawings, school papers and handwriting practice, items related to the parcel of land Ellen won from a National Housing Show, handwritten notes and copied poems.