Guide to the Lehi F. Hintze Geological Reconnaissance Maps of Oregon
1936-1958

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hintze, Lehi F.
Title: Lehi F. Hintze Geological Reconnaissance Maps of Oregon
Dates: 1936-1958 ( inclusive )
1950-1958 ( bulk )
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet, including 117 maps (1 oversize box and 1 map folder)
Collection Number: MAPS Hintze
Summary: The Lehi F. Hintze Geological Reconnaissance Maps of Oregon consist of geologic maps prepared and assembled by Hintze for much of the state of Oregon. Lehi Ferdinand Hintze was a faculty member in the Oregon State College Geology Department from 1949 to 1955.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
Special Collections & Archives Research Center

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2075
Email: scarc@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu

Languages: Materials in English. 

Biographical Note

Lehi Ferdinand Hintze joined the faculty of the Oregon State College Geology Department in 1949 as an Instructor. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1951, a position he held until his resignation in 1955 to become a faculty member at Brigham Young University. Hintze completed his undergraduate degree in geology at the University of Utah in 1941; he earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1951. Hintze's doctoral dissertation was on the geology of western Utah; after his return to Utah in 1955, he did extensive mapping, research, and writing on the geology of Utah and published more than 100 geologic quadrangle maps of Utah. Hintze retired from Brigham Young University in 1986.

Content Description

The Lehi F. Hintze Geological Reconnaissance Maps of Oregon consist of geologic maps prepared and assembled by Hintze for much of the state of Oregon. Most of the maps are compilations of published geologic mapping, unpublished geologic mapping done by graduate students at Oregon State College and the University of Oregon, and mapping by Hintze. The maps in Series III are published geologic maps, many of which have been annotated by Hintze. The maps reflect geologic mapping done from the mid-1930s through the 1950s. Most of the maps are hand-colored and have copious annotations indicating the sources of the information or noting questions or corrections. Some of the maps include cross sections. The maps vary in scale from 1:24,000 to 1:400,000; most of the maps are 1:62,500 or 1:125,000 scale.

In addition to mapping done by Hintze, the maps document geologic mapping done by Edwin T. Hodge, W.D. Wilkinson, Howel Williams, William H. Taubeneck, and Robert G. Coleman.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Lehi F. Hintze Geological Reconnaissance Maps of Oregon (MAPS Hintze), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

This collection consists of seven series: I. Indexes and Statewide Maps; II. F Series Maps; III. G Series Maps; IV. M Series Maps; V. S Series Maps; VI. T Series Maps; and VII. U Series Maps. Within each series, the maps are arranged numerically.

Custodial History :  

These maps were acquired by the Oregon State University Libraries Map Room in the 1980s or earlier.

Acquisition Information :  

The collection was transferred from the Oregon State University Libraries' maps collection to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in 2013.

Processing Note :  

Most of the maps were treated as a collection within the Map Room and were assigned the call number G4291 C5 [n.d.] O7. However, many of the maps in Series III had been assigned individual call numbers within the Storage Maps. These individually cataloged maps have been united with the other Hintze maps to form this collection.

Related Materials :  

The Lehi F. Hintze Publications are available in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at Brigham Young University. The Special Collections & Archives Research Center holdings include the Geosciences Department Records (RG 208) as well as the papers of several Oregon State geology faculty and alumni -- Ellen G. Moore; George W. Moore; Roger L. Nielsen; Earl L. Packard; and William H. Taubeneck. Current geologic maps of Oregon are part of the Oregon State University Libraries general map collection.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Indexes and Statewide Maps, 1936-1958
4 maps

Series I consists of state-wide index maps showing the locations of the F, G, M, S, T, and U Series maps that comprise this collection. The series also includes an Oregon base map showing major faults and a correlation table for Cenozoic rocks of northwest Oregon.

Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Index
2 sheets
1 Oregon Base Map showing Major Faults, 1956
1 Correlation Table of the Cenozoic of Northwest Oregon

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Series II:  F Series Maps, 1936-1958
39 maps

Series II is comprised of 15-minute quadrangle topographic maps published by the U.S. Geological Survey that have been used as base maps for geology. The maps are hand-colored and include many annotations. All are at 1:62,500 scale.

Container(s)
Description
Box
1 F01: Aldrich Mountain
1 F02: Bates
1 F03: Bridal Veil.
1 F04: Brownsville
1 F05: Courtrock
1 F06: Dale
1 F07: Desolation Butte
1 F08: Eagle Rock
1 F09: Halsey
1 F10: Heceta Head
1 F11: Huntington
1 F12: Jamieson
1 F13: John Day
1 F14: Kimberly
2 sheets
1 F15: Lebanon
1 F16: Long Creek
2 sheets
1 F17: Lookout Mountain
1 F18: Lyons
1 F19: Molalla
1 F20: Monument
1 F21: Moores Hollow
1 F22: Mount Angel
1 F23: Mount Vernon
1 F24: Ochoco Reservoir
1 F25: Picture Gorge
1 F27: Post
1 F28: Richmond
2 sheets
1 F29: Ritter
2 sheets
1 F30: Salem
1 F31: Spray
2 sheets
1 F32: Stayton
1 F33: Susanville
2 sheets
1 F34: Sweet Home

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Series III:  G Series Maps, 1936-1958
16 maps

Series III is comprised of geologic maps, many of which have been annotated by Hintze. Un-colored maps have been hand-colored by Hintze. Most of the maps were published by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. Several are Oil and Gas Investigations Maps published by the U.S. Geological Survey. Most of the maps are at a 1:62,500 scale; one map is at 1:125,000 scale.

Container(s)
Description
map-folder
2 G01: Northwest Oregon: West of the Willamette River and North of Latitude 45⁰ North
2 G02: Valsetz Quadrangle
2 G03: Madras Quadrangle
2 G04: Lower Siuslaw River Area
2 G05: Southwest Oregon: West of Meridian 122⁰ West and South of Parallel 43⁰ North
2 G06: Butte Falls Quadrangle
2 G07: Round Mountain Quadrangle
2 G08: Izee and Logdell Quadrangles
2 G09: Aldrich Mountain Quadrangle
2 G10: Mount Vernon Quadrangle
2 G11: John Day Quadrangle
2 Grants Pass Quadrangle
2 Medford Quadrangle
2 Portland Area
2 St. Helens Quadrangle
2 Sumpter Quadrangle

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Series IV:  M Series Maps, 1936-1958
15 maps

Series IV is comprised of various topographic maps showing the geology compiled from various sources. These maps range in scale from 1:21,120 to 1:400,000.

Container(s)
Description
map-folder
2 M01: Areal map of portions of Estacada, Mt. Hood, and Vicinity
This is a composition of 30' USGS quadrangle maps at 1:125,000 scale.
2 M02: Geology of the Beulah Area, Harney and Malheur Counties
At a 1:63,360 scale.
2 M03: Crater Lake and Vicinity
This is a composition of 15' USGS quadrangle maps at 1:62,500 scale.
2 M04: Crow Flat- Canyon City Region
At a 1:253,440 scale and published by University of Oregon.
2 M05: North Central Oregon
At a 1:63,360 scale.
2 M06: Parts of Willamette Valley
At approximately 1:350,000 scale.
2 M07: Salem Hills and North Santiam River basin
At a 1:126,720 scale and published by State of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.
2 M08: North Central Oregon
At approximately 1:400,000 scale.
2 M09: Klamath and Ashland
This is a composition of 60' quadrangle maps at 1:1,380,000 scale.
2 M10: Juniper Butte Area, Richmond and Picture Gorge
At a 1:48,000 scale.
2 M11: Dayville Area
At a 1:25,000 scale.
2 M12: "Plate VII"
Geologic map and cross section at a 1:21,120 scale.
2 M13: Paleozoic Rocks of Parts of Central Oregon
At approximately 1:31,680 scale.
2 M14: Old Ferry Quadrangle
At approximately 1:24,000 scale.
2 M15: Reconnaissance map of Picture Gorge
At a 1:48,000 scale.

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Series V:  S Series Maps, 1936-1958
2 maps

Series V is comprised of 60-minute topographic quadrangle maps published by the U.S. Geological Survey that have been used as base maps for the geology of these areas. The maps are hand-colored and include annotations. These are at a scale of 1:250,000.

Container(s)
Description
Box
1 S01: Ashland
1 S02: Klamath

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Series VI:  T Series Maps, 1936-1958
27 maps

Series VI is comprised of 30-minute topographic quadrangle maps published by the U.S. Geological Survey that have been used as base maps for the geology of these areas. The maps are hand-colored and have many annotations. The scale of these maps is 1:125,000.

Container(s)
Description
Box
1 T01: Bend
1 T02: Blalock Island
1 T03: Chemult
1 T04: Dayville
3 sheets
1 T05: Diamond Lake
1 T06: Dufer
1 T07: Estacada
1 T08: Ironside Mountain
1 T09: Lowell
1 T10: McKenzie Bridge
1 T11: Maiden Peak
1 T12: Mitchell
4 sheets
1 T13: Mitchell Butte
1 T14: Mt. Hood
1 T15: Mt. Jefferson
1 T16: Newberry Crater
1 T17: Pendleton
1 T18: Pine
1 T19: Telocaset
1 T20: Three Sisters
1 T21: Umatilla
1 T22: Waldo Lake

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Series VII:  U Series Maps, 1936-1958
14 maps

Series VII consists of USDA Forest Service topographic base maps for various locations in Oregon -- primarily eastern and northeastern Oregon -- annotated with the geology for these areas. The maps are hand-colored and include many annotations.

Container(s)
Description
map-folder
2 U01: Part of Whitman National Forest
2 U02: Vale-Jordan Grazing District
2 U03: Untitled: Directly north of Vale-Jordan District
2 U04: NE Oregon
2 U05: NE Oregon
2 U06: Umatilla National Forest.
2 U07: Crooked River Grazing District
2 U08: Vale-Jordan Grazing District
2 U09: Malheur National Forest
2 U10: Lake Grazing District
2 U11: Fremont National Forest
2 U12: Umatilla National Forest
2 U13: NE Oregon
2 U14: Wallowa National Forest

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Oregon State College. Department of Geology.
    • University of Oregon. Department of Geology.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Geology--Oregon--Maps.
    • Geology--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Oregon--Maps.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Geological maps.
    • Index maps.
    • Maps.
    • Topographic maps.
      • Other Creators :
      • Coleman, Robert Griffin, 1923-
      • Hodge, Edwin T. (Edwin Thomas), 1887-1970.
      • Taubeneck, William H.
      • Wilkinson, W. D. (William Donald), 1901-
      • Williams, Howel, 1898-1980.
      • Geological Survey (U.S.)
      • Oregon. Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.

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