William Welch Kellogg Papers
Scope and Contents
The Papers of William Welch Kellogg consists of documents dated from 1946 to 2005. Dr. Kellogg's research and work for the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR) comprises the bulk of the materials. He was involved with climate change research and early forecasting methods. The collection includes committee materials, correspondence and memoranda, journals, presentations and speeches, research files, writings, publications, figures, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
- Majority of material found in 1964-1999
- Other: Date acquired: 2008-02-29
- Kellogg, William W. (William Welch) (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
7.50 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Arrangement is by material type.
The collection consists of four series in five boxes:
Series I: Professional materials, 1948-2004 and undated Sub-Series A: Committee materials, 1957-1990 Sub-Series B: Correspondence and memorandum, 1961-2003 and undated Sub-Series C: Journals, 1971-2002 Sub-Series D: Miscellaneous, 1948-1989 and undated Sub-Series E: Presentations and speeches, 1982-1997 and undated Sub-Series F: Research files, 1969-1992 and undated Sub-Series G: Writings and publications, 1962-2004 and undated
Series II: Personal materials, 1946-2004 and undated
Series III: Clippings, 1953-1998 and undated
Series IV: Visual materials, 1946-1998 and undated Sub-Series A: Awards, 1988-1998 Sub-Series B: Charts, diagrams, and graphs, 1946-1986 and undated Sub-Series C: Photographic figures for publication, 1977-1992 and undated Sub-Series D: Photographs of family and colleagues
Physical Access Requirements
The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.
Technical Access Requirements
A light box would be helpful for viewing photographic negatives; however, it is not required to view them.
The Kellogg Papers resided with Kellogg and his family until their donation to the Archives in 1985 and 2008.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
The NCAR Archives acquired the Kellogg Papers through gifts in 1985 from William Kellogg and in 2008 from his widow, Elizabeth.
Publications were examined for Kellogg's handwritten notes. Those containing his notes were retained, all others were discarded. Copies of photographs beyond 1 copy, copies of documents beyond 2 copies, and routine correspondence were discarded.
Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected.
Two expanding folders labeled "scrapbook materials" were returned to the family upon the completion of processing in February 2010. The contents were unorganized and loose. Material types included family correspondence, clippings, drawings, awards, and photographs.
Processing was completed in January 2010. Upon acquisition, materials had little order.
Materials were re-housed in acid-free folders and boxes. Documents were interleaved with acid-free paper as needed and visual materials were housed in archival sleeves. Metal fasteners were removed and replaced with plastic clips when needed. Folded materials were un-folded and flattened when possible.
Correspondence materials are arranged by the sender. When the sender sent two or more pieces of communication, those materials were placed in their own folder and titled by the sender's name. All other correspondence was arranged alphabetically in one folder and labeled "A-Z."
Materials are arranged by type and folders are arranged alphabetically by title. Oversize materials are located in box 4, arranged by type and then alphabetically. Bound journals are located in box 5 and arranged by the number Kellogg assigned.
- Kellogg, William W. (William Welch), 1917-
- Roberts, Walter Orr
- Washington, Warren M.
- American Geophysical Union.
- American Meteorological Society.
- Global temperature changes Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Meteorology in aeronautics Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Meteorology--International cooperation Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.). Climate and Global Dynamics Division. Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Rand Corporation
- World Meteorological Organization.
- Colleen M. McCorkell
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