Hans-Peter Eugster papers
- Eugster, Hans Peter, 1925-1987 (Person)
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Collection is open for use.
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30.95 Cubic Feet (24 record center cartons, 2 letter size document boxes, 1 letter half-size document box)
Eugster's research interests were varied. He was one of the founders of the experimental petrology field in which high pressures and temperatures are applied to chemical components to simulate the origins of rock within the earth. He also developed a technique to synthesize minerals at high pressures and temperatures. In the 1960s Eugster pursued low-temperature geochemistry and pioneered the study of salt deposition by evaporation of natural water. Toward the end of his career Eugster began studying the origin of metallic ore deposits. Locations in which Eugster did field work for these studies included the Lake Magadi area of Kenya, the Green River formation in Wyoming, and the Great Salt Lake in Utah. He was the author of numerous articles and books.
Eugster's work was honored by his profession which awarded him the Arthur L. Day Medal (Geological Society of America) in 1971, the V.M. Goldschmidt Medal (Geochemical Society) in 1976, and the Roebling Medal (Mineralogical Society of America) in 1983. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was a fellow of the Geological Society of America, the Mineralogical Society of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Geophysical Union.
Eugster died December 17, 1987 and was survived by his second wife Elaine Koppelman and three daughters Erica, Rachel and Sandra.
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of Eugster's professional papers. These document all phases of Eugster's varied scientific career from collecting raw data up through finished publications for most of his projects. Eugster filed his papers by type, however, many of his projects contain several of these types which are filed in separate series. For example, in 1976 Eugster applied for and received a grant to study "The Depositional Environment of the Green River Formaiton of the Fossil Syncline, Wyoming." The grant application and reports are in the Grants series 8, the field notes and photographs in Series 2, articles presenting the findings are in the Research\Publications series 5, lectures on fossil synclines are in Series 3 and 4, and correspondence among colleagues concerning the research are in the Correspondence series 1.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Ahrens, L. H. (Louis Herman), 1918-
- American Geophysical Union
- Berzelius, Jöns Jakob, friherre, 1779-1848
- Burri, Conrad, 1900-
- Carmichael, Ian S. E.
- College teachers
- Correns, Carl W. (Carl Wilhelm), 1893-1980
- Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule
- Eugster, Hans Peter, 1925-1987
- Füchtbauer, Hans
- Garrels, Robert M. (Robert Minard), 1916-1988
- Geochemical Society
- Geological Society of America
- Great Salt Lake (Utah)
- Hardie, Lawrence A.
- Harry T. Campbell Sons' Co.
- Hay, Richard L., 1929-
- Houston, Robert S. (Robert Stroud), 1923-
- Hsü, Kenneth J. (Kenneth Jinghwa), 1929-
- Hurst, Vernon J.
- Hutchinson, G. Evelyn (George Evelyn), 1903-1991
- Kelts, K. R.
- Kwak, T. A. P. (Teunis A. P.)
- MacKenzie, W. S.
- Milton, Charles, 1896-
- Mineralogical Society of America
- Niggli, Paul, 1888-1953
- Risacher, F.
- School of Arts and Sciences. Department of Earth and Planetary Science
- Schreyer, W. (Werner)
- Sheppard, Richard A.
- Smith, George I. (George Irving), 1927-
- Springer, Konrad F.
- United States
- University of Wyoming. Department of Geology
- Waters, Aaron C. (Aaron Clement), 1905-1991
- Wones, David R.
- Wyoming--Green River
- Zen, E-an, 1928-
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