Papers, 1913-1952, 2008.


Papers, 1913-1952, 2008.

The Helmut de Terra collection consists mainly of field journals containing bibliographic references, field notes, geological and geographic sketches, and personal memos. The field notes are written in both English and German. Lecture notes, syllabi, and exams from De Terra's geology, geography, and anthropology courses at Yale are housed in the collection. Journal articles, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, essays, and drafts of scientific papers in English, German, and Spanish, are furnished as well. "Ancient Geography and Man in the Basin of Mexico" and "Changing Environment and Man in the Basin of Mexico" are present in completed and draft form. Manuscripts of de Terra's literary writing, including novel outlines, book chapters, short stories, and essays are also provided.

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De Terra, Helmut, 1900-1981 (person)

Helmut de Terra was born in 1900 in Guben, Germany to Margrit and Otto de Terra. De Terra received his doctorate in geography from the University of Munich. After coming to the United States, he became an Assistant Professor at Yale University and later a Research Associate at the Carnegie Institution in Washington. He was also an Associate Professor at the New School for Social Research and Chief of Regional Research for the US Board of Geology, Department of Interior. His research interests in...