US Army Snow, Ice and Permafrost Research Establishment (SIPRE) records, circa 1953-1979 Rauner Stefansson Manuscript Mss-282

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Title:

US Army Snow, Ice and Permafrost Research Establishment (SIPRE) records

Call Number:

Rauner Stefansson Manuscript Mss-282

Collection Dates:

circa 1953-1979

Size of Collection:

3.5 Linear Feet, 3 boxes

Abstract:

Contains photographs, publicity material, clippings and reports related to SIPRE's work in Greenland.

Use & Access

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Introduction to the Collection

The collection contains photographs, publicity material, clippings, and reports related to SIPRE's research in Greenland between 1953 and 1961. Of note are the photographs, which document work in Greenland at Camp Tuto, a major US Army operated research camp at the foot of the Greenland ice cap. Topics covered include trafficability, trail making, snow structures, patterned ground and ice cap drilling techniques.

Introduction

Snow, Ice and Permafrost Research Establishment (SIPRE) was founded in 1949. They moved to Wilmette, Illinois in 1951. SIPRe's purpose was to conduct basic and applied research in snow, ice and frozen ground. In 1953 they merged with the Frost Effects Laboratory and Permafrost Division of the St. Paul District to establish ACFEL (the Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory) in Boston. In 1961, they became Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series: Research, circa 1953-1979

Box: 1, 1954-1979

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Photographs: SIPRE Frozen Ground Research Promotional Photographs, 1954
  • Folder: 2, Photographs: SIPRE Promotional Photographs of Lab at Northeastern University for recruitment into Corps of Engineers, circa 1954
  • Folder: 3, Photographs: SIPRE Promotional Photographs of Laboratory at Wilmette, Illinois for recruitment into the Corps of Engineers, 1954
  • Folder: 4, Photograph: SIPRE US Marine Camp in cold climate, undated
  • Folder: 5, Photographs: Greenland: Project 1.2 - Williams Auger, 1957
  • Folder: 6, Photographs: Greenland: Project 1.3 - Meteorological Studies, 1957
  • Folder: 7, Photographs: Greenland: Project 6 - Trafficability , 1957
  • Folder: 8, Photographs: Greenland: Project 7 - Trailmaking , 1957
  • Folder: 9, Photographs: Greenland: Project 13.1 - Snow Structures , 1957
  • Folder: 10, Photographs: Greenland: Project 13.1 - Snow Structures, 1957
  • Folder: 11, Photographs: Greenland: Project 13.2 - Undersnow Camp, 1957
  • Folder: 12, Photographs: Greenland: Project 18 - Patterned Ground, 1957
  • Folder: 13, Photographs: Greenland: Project 18 - Patterned Ground, 1957
  • Folder: 14, Photographs: Greenland: Project 18 - Patterned Ground, 1957
  • Folder: 15, Photographs: Greenland: Project 18 - Patterned Ground, 1957
  • Folder: 16, Photographs: Greenland: Project 24 - Ice Studies, 1957
  • Folder: 17, Photographs: Greenland: Project 25.1 - Ice Cap Drilling Techniques, 1957
  • Folder: 18, Photographs: Greenland: Project 25.2 - Core Sampling, 1957
  • Folder: 19, Photographs: Greenland: Project 25.3 - Drill Hole Measurement, 1957
  • Folder: 20, Photographs: Greenland: Project 33 - Pile Testing, 1957
  • Folder: 21, Photographs: Greenland: Site 2, circa 1957
  • Folder: 22, Photographs: Greenland: Camp Tuto, circa 1957
  • Folder: 23, Photographs: Greenland: Camp Tuto - Equipment Operation, circa 1957
  • Folder: 24, Photographs: Greenland: Camp Tuto - Activities, Personnel and Visitors, circa 1957
  • Folder: 25, Photographs: Greenland: Camp Tuto, circa 1957
  • Folder: 26, Photograph: Storage Tank, liquid gas, Lake Charles, Louisiana, undated
  • Folder: 27, Photograph: Core Sample, undated

Box: 2, 1953-1979

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "SIPRE Publicity", 1959
  • Folder: 2, "SIPRE Publicity", 1959-02
  • Folder: 3, "USA SIPRE Publicity", 1959-03
  • Folder: 4, "USA SIPRE Publicity", 1959-04
  • Folder: 5, "USA SIPRE Publicity", 1959-05
  • Folder: 6, "USA SIPRE Publicity Report", 1959-06
  • Folder: 7, "USA SIPRE Publicity Report", 1959-07-1959-08
  • Folder: 8, "USA SIPRE Publicity Report", 1959-09-1959-12
  • Folder: 9, "USA SIPRE Publicity Report", 1960-01-1960-03
  • Folder: 10, SIPRE Clippings, 1953-1955
  • Folder: 11, SIPRE Clippings, 1956-1958
  • Folder: 12, SIPRE Clippings, 1959
  • Folder: 13, SIPRE Clippings, 1960
  • Folder: 14, SIPRE Clippings, 1961-1963
  • Folder: 15, SIPRE Clippings, undated
  • Folder: 16, News Releases, 1953-1961
  • Folder: 17, News Releases, 1953
  • Folder: 18, "River Ice," by George D. Ashton in "American Scientist", 1979
  • Folder: 19, "US Army Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory," brochure, undated
  • Folder: 20, "The Philosophy of A.O. Smith Corporation," brochure, 1961
  • Folder: 21, 480th ROTC Cadet Group - Dartmouth College, newsletter, 1963
  • Folder: 22, "An Under-Ice Camp in the Arctic," by Frank Russell, typescript carbon with correspondence, 1961
  • Folder: 23, "Deep Drilling in Frozen Soil," typescript with correspondence, 1961
  • Folder: 24, "Photogrammetry and Frost Action," by Ambrose O. Paulin, typescript with correspondence, 1960
  • Folder: 25, "Educational Program," "Basic Research," "Library Publications," "Field Work," "Applied Research," typescripts, undated
  • Folder: 26, "Your Future Starts Here," typescript pages for recruitment to SIPRE, 1956
  • Folder: 27, US Army Material Command Communications Rules and Regulations, 1962-1963
  • Folder: 28, Frozen Ground research, typescript carbons, 1953-1955
  • Folder: 29, "FY1957 Manpower/Workload Survey," report, 1956
  • Folder: 30, "Proceedings of the First Annual Planning Session, November 1958," report, 1959
  • Folder: 31, "Proceedings of the Second Annual Arctic Planning Session, October 1959," report, 1959-09
  • Folder: 32, "Scientific Studies at Fletcher's Ice Island, T-3, 1952-1955," Volume I, Geophysical Research Paper , 1959-09
  • Folder: 33, "Scientific Studies at Fletcher's Ice Island, T-3, 1952-1955," Volume II, Geophysical Research Paper , 1959-12
  • Folder: 34, "Scientific Studies at Fletcher's Ice Island, T-3, 1952-1955," Volume III, Geophysical Research Paper , 1960-04
  • Folder: 35, Letters, 1964
  • Folder: 36, Miscellaneous notes, 1959-1961

Box: 3, undated

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "The Story of Polar Exploration and Discovery in Chronological Summary Form," by James E. Cohn, photostat, undated
  • Folder: 2, "A Collection of Notes for Reference Use on Connection with Naval Operations in Polar Seas," by James E. Cohn, photostats, undated
  • Folder: 3, "Some Notes on Polar Geography," by James E. Cohn, typescript carbon, undated
  • Folder: 4, "Ice Seamanship," by James E. Cohn, handwritten notes, photographs, clippings and maps, undated
  • Folder: 5, USA CRREL, 1976 - Yukon River - Prudhoe Bay - Haul Road Sections, photocopies, undated

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