Guide to the Cecil J. Schneer Files, 1965-1978

Collection number: UA 8/3/2
Size: (5 boxes) (1.5 cu.ft.)

About Cecil J. Schneer

Dr. Cecil J. Schneer worked at the University of New Hampshire from 1954 to 1988 as a professor in the Department of Earth Science. He is the author of numerous books. In 1967 he directed the New Hampshire Inter-disciplinary Conference on the History of Geology. In 1976, Dr. Schneer was secretary of the U.S. National Committee of the History of Geology, which organized The New Hampshire Bicentennial Conference on the History of Geology. He edited two books based on the proceedings of these conferences; Towards a History of Geology (c)1969 and Two Hundred Years of Geology in America (c)1979.

About the Cecil J. Schneer Files

This series contains the files of Dr. Cecil J. Schneer. They include some of the essays and conference papers used in his books and the files of the New Hampshire Bicentennial Conference on the History of Geology. Also included are essays by Paul G. Kuntz, editor of the book The Concept of Order, which includes an essay by Schneer.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Cecil J. Schneer Files, 1965-1978, UA 8/3/2, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transfered from the Geology Department July 1, 1985.

Collection Contents

Series : The Concept of Order

(0.5 Box)

This series contains essays by Paul G. Kuntz, editor of the book The Concept of Order, which includes an essay by Cecil J. Schneer.

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1"Science and History", by Cecil J. Schneer
Box 1, Folder 2"The Concept of Order", by Paul G. Kuntz
Box 1, Folder 3"Encounter with Order and Disorder" by P.G. Kuntz
Box 1, Folder 4"Mythical, Cosmic and Personal Orders", by P.G. Kuntz
Box 1, Folder 5"Order, Chaos and the Arts", by P.G. Kuntz
Box 1, Folder 6"Order in Whitehead: Presystematic, Systematic and Postsystematic", by P.G. Kuntz
Box 1, Folder 7"Religion of Order or Religion of Chaos?", By P.G. Kuntz
Box 1, Folder 8"The Tragedy of Oliver Alden", by P.G. Kuntz
Box 1, Folder 9"The Concept of Order in Darwinism", by John C. Greene
Box 1, Folder 10"Indivisibility and Unpredictability in Human Affairs", by Arnold Toynbee
Box 1, Folder 11"Newton and Order", by Richard S. Westfall
Box 1, Folder 12"Configurations of History", by Eric Voegelin
Box 1, Folder 13"Alexander von Humboldt Remarks on the Meaning of Hypothesis in his Geological Research", by Saalfeld Hans Baumgartel

Series : Towards a History of Geology

(1.5 Boxes)

This series includes some of the papers and books used in Schneer's book, Towards a History of Geology.

Box 1, Folder 14"The Struggle of Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire Against Cuvier in Favor of Paleontological Evolution (1825-1838), by Frank Bourdier
Box 1, Folder 15"Mineral Classification in the Early 19th Century", by John G. Burke
Box 1, Folder 16"Charles Lyell is Permitted to Speak for Himself", by Walter F. Cannon
Box 1, Folder 17"DeMaillet's Telliamd (1748): An Ultra-Neptunian Theory of the Earth", by Carozzi, Albert V.
Box 1, Folder 18"Edward Jorden and the Fermentation of the Metals", by Allen G. Debus
Box 1, Folder 19"James Hutton and the Concept of a Dynamic Earth", by R.H. Dott, Jr.
Box 1, Folder 20"Some Aspects of the Life and Work of Will Smith", by Joan M. Eyles
Box 1, Folder 21"The Extent and Diffusion of Geological Knowledge in the 18th Century", by V.A. Eyles
Box 1, Folder 22"The Development of Mineralogy in Philadelphia, 1780-1820", by John C. Greene
Box 1, Folder 23"Influence of Torbern Bergman (1735-1784) on Stratigraphy", by Hollis D. Hedberg
Box 1, Folder 24"Some Notes on Dr. Scheuchzer and on Homo Diluvii Testis", by Melvin E. Jahn
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1"Theories of the Earth in Renaissance Cosmologies", by Sister Susan Kelly
Box 2, Folder 2"Bernard Palissy", by Aurele LaRocque
Box 2, Folder 3"Diluvialism and its Critics in Great Britain in the Early 19th Century", by Leroy E. Page
Box 2, Folder 4"Reflections on A.G. Werner's Kurze klassifikation", by Alexander M. Ospovat
Box 2, Folder 5"The Geologic Atlas of Guettard, Lavoisier, and Monnet", by Rhonda Rappaport
Box 2, Folder 6"Lyell on Etna, and the Strategy of the Principles", by Martin J.S. Rudwick
Box 2, Folder 7"Genesis, Evolution, and Geology in American before Darwin: The Dand-Lewis Controversy, 1856-57", by Morgan Sherwood
Box 2, Folder 8"Porcelain and Plutonism", by Cyril S. Smith
Box 2, Folder 9"Nicholas Desmarest and Geology in the 18th Century", by Kenneth L. Taylor
Box 2, Folder 10"Researches of Russian Geologists During the First Half of the 19th Century", by V.V. Tikhomirov
Box 2, Folder 11"A Summary of Geology in Russia and Central Asia up to the end of the 18th Century", by V.V. Tikhomirov
Box 2, Folder 12"Changing Ideas About Moving Shore-lines", by Eugene Wegmann
Box 2, Folder 13"Remarks on the Structure on=f the Jura Mountains", by Eugene Wegmann
Box 2, Folder 14"Early Geologic Observations in the Central Interior of the United States", by George W. White

Series : NH Bicentennial Conference on the History of Geology

(3 Boxes)

This series includes some of Schneer's files from the New Hampshire Bicentennial Conference on the History of Geology.

Box 3
Box 3, Folder 11975-1976Abstracts of papers presented
Box 3, Folder 2October 1976 - November 1976Acknowledgements after conference
Box 3, Folder 31975-1978Arro Press - History of Geology Project
Box 3, Folder 41976-1981Budget material
Box 3, Folder 51976Conference addresses
Box 3, Folder 61976-1977Conference mailing lists
Box 3, Folder 7September 1976Conference mailings - Confirmations
Box 3, Folder 81975-1978Correspondence, A-D
Box 3, Folder 91975-1978Correspondence, E-F
Box 3, Folder 101975-1978Correspondence, G-H
Box 3, Folder 111974-1978Correspondence, I-L
Box 3, Folder 121975-1978Correspondence, M-P
Box 3, Folder 131966Letter to Pres. McConnell concerning Geological Archives
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 11974-1978Correspondence, Q-T
Box 4, Folder 21975-1976Correspondence, U-Z
Box 4, Folder 31976-1978Correspondence, Andre Cailleux
Box 4, Folder 41976-1978Correspondence, Marie-Louise Hemphill
Box 4, Folder 51975-1976Correspondence, Misc.
Box 4, Folder 61976Drafts of conference papers
Box 4, Folder 71975First notice of conference
Box 4, Folder 81976Geological Information and tour sites
Box 4, Folder 91976-1977Information on Two Hundred Years of Geology in America
Box 4, Folder 101976Information of Conference attendance
Box 4, Folder 111976Lists - mailing, participants and papers
Box 4, Folder 121976Logan pick-up and registration
Box 4, Folder 131976New England Center conference handbook
Box 4, Folder 141976New Hampshire Bicentennial Conference on the History of Geology - Program
Box 4, Folder 151976Plans for conference
Box 5
Box 5, Folder 11976Preprints of papers presented
Box 5, Folder 21976Preprints of papers presented
Box 5, Folder 31976Receipts for Hazen's bibliography
Box 5, Folder 41976Receipts for conference
Box 5, Folder 51976Registration
Box 5, Folder 61976Requests for papers
Box 5, Folder 71976Requests for payment vouchers
Box 5, Folder 81976Reservations for Adams Tower
Box 5, Folder 91976Reservations and requests for further info.
Box 5, Folder 101976Second notice and additional correspondence
Box 5, Folder 111976Special invitations
Box 5, Folder 121976Travel information
Box 5, Folder 131976Waiting list
Box 5, Folder 141965Early copy of manuscript for Mind and Matter (pub. 1969), by Schneer