Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Marion Isabelle Whitney Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Marion Isabelle Whitney Papers,
Creator: Whitney, Marion Isabelle, 1911-
Inclusive dates: 1952, 1999, and undated
Extent: 1.75 cubic feet (in 3 boxes)
Abstract:
The collection consists mainly of her unpublished manuscripts, research, and related photographs and slides.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc#67009, 72189

Access Restrictions:

Marion Isabelle Whitney Papers

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Marion Isabelle Whitney Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical by topic and format


History

Biography:

Marion Isabella Whitney was born on April 23, 1911. She earned her B.A., with a major in Geology and a minor in Botany, her M.A. in Geology, with a minor in Botany and Zoology, and her Ph.D. in Geology, all from the University of Texas.

In September 1961, Marion was hired as a geologist in the Biology Department of Central Michigan University (CMU). During the 1970-1971 academic year, she earned the status of full professor.

Besides Prof. Whitney’s papers, the Clarke also has a copy of her children’s book, Juan of Paricutin, documenting the 1953 volcanic eruption in Paricutin, Mexico. Before writing the book, Prof. Whitney traveled to Mexico, where she witnessed and photographed the eruption and resulting destruction.

Prof. Whitney taught at CMU until she retired on May 9, 1981. While working at CMU, she lived in Shepherd, Michigan. Professor Whitney died on September 16, 1998 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists mostly of an unpublished manuscript of hers entitled Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, and the accompanying photographs, slides, 1968, and other visual materials, manuscript reviews, and related correspondence, 1995, 1998. Other parts of the collection include some Biographical Information, 1998, Communications (correspondence and emails) about her manuscripts and rock collections after her death, 1998-1999, her published articles. Additional, related photographs were added to the collection in 2010 and, again, in 2013.

Some of her research papers were sent to the Smithsonian.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Whitney, Marion Isabelle, 1911-
    • Central Michigan University--Faculty.
    • Central Michigan University. Dept. of Biology.
    • Geology--United States--History.
    • Geology--Texas.
    • Geology--Egypt.
    • Geology--Research--United States.
    • Geology--Michigan.
    • Geology--Wyoming.
    • Wind erosion.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Marion Isabelle Whitney Papers. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Biographical Information (includes a copy of her obituary, November 29, 1998), 198
    Box   1 F   2
    Communications re: Her Manuscripts and Rock Collections, December 30, 1998-April, 17, 1999
    Box   1 F   3
    Published Articles, 1952, 1984, undated (scattered)
    Box   1 F   4
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Preface-Chapter I, 1995-1998
    Box   1 F   5
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Chapter II-III, 1995-1998
    Box   1 F   6
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Chapter IV-VIII, 1995-1998
    Box   1 F   7
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Chapter IX-References, 1995-1998
    Box   1 F   8
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Captions, pp.1-79, 1995-1998
    Box   1 F   9
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Manuscript Reviews, 1998; Correspondence re: Book, 1995; Index to Figures, and Notes, 1995-1998
    Box   1 F   10
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Photographs, #1-39, undated
    Box   1 F   11
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Photographs, #40-79, undated
    Box   1 F   12
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Photographs, #80-119, undated
    Box   1 F   13
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Photographs, #120-159, undated
    Box   1 F   14
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Photographs, #160-172, undated
    Box   1 F   15
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Photographs, Set #2, #3-59B, undated
    Box   1 F   16
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Photographs, Set #2, #60-89, undated
    Box   1 F   17
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Photographs, Set #2, #90-119, undated
    Box   1 F   18
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Photographs, Set #2, #120-169, undated
    Box   1 F   19
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Photographs, Set #2, #170-199, undated
    Box   1 F   20
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Photographs, Set #2, #200-239, undated
    Box   1 F   21
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Photographs, Set #2, #240-265, unnumbered, undated
    Box   1 F   22
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Slides (2) Bryce Canyon, 1968
    Box   1 F   23
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Views (not Photographs), undated
    Box   1 F   24
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Addition, Photographs, #1-19, undated
    Box   1 F   25
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Addition, Photographs, #20-29, undated
    Box   1 F   26
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Addition, Photographs, #30-39, undated
    Box   1 F   27
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Addition, Photographs, #40-69, undated
    Box   1 F   28
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Addition, Photographs, #70-79, undated
    Box   1 F   29
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Addition, Photographs, #80-89, undated
    Box   1 F   30
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Addition, Photographs, #90-99, undated
    Box   1 F   31
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Addition, Photographs, #100-131, undated
    Box   1 F   32
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Addition, Photographs, #160-189, undated
    Box   2 F   1
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Addition, Photographs, Electron Micrographics (2 folders), undated
    Box   2 F   2
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Addition, Photographs, Halite, February 1975
    Box   2 F   3
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Addition, Photographs, Halite, Pit Floor, Block Erosion, undated
    Box   2 F   4
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Addition, Photographs, Unidentified, undated
    Box   2 F   5
    Roles of Topography, Vorticity, and Aerodynamics in the Creation of Eolian Systems, Addition, Photographs, Wind-blasted Specimens, Periclose, Halite, undated
    Box   3 F   1
    Photographs (Michigan), Big Sable Point, Asphalt Ventifact, undated
    Box   3 F   2
    Photographs (Michigan), Ludington, Ground Surface, undated
    Box   3 F   3
    Photographs (Michigan), Shepherd, Cross Lineated Snow in Ditch, undated
    Box   3 F   4
    Photographs (Michigan), Silver Lake, Sand Dunes, undated
    Box   3 F   5
    Photographs (Michigan), Sleeping Bear and Big Sable, undated
    Box   3 F   6
    Photographs (Michigan), Surgeon Bay, Boulders and Ventifact, undated