Charles Houston Papers, 1906 - 2009 (MSS 0716)

OFF-SITE STORAGE: COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.
Restrictions: Original audiovisual and digital media formats are restricted. Researchers may request user copies. Correspondence containing medical information in Boxes 19-20 and 71 is restricted until 2095.

Extent: 37 Linear feet (72 archives boxes, 6 record cartons, 2 card file boxes, and 1 flat box)

The papers of Charles Houston, high altitude researcher and mountaineer, document his medical and high altitude expedition career from 1945-2009. The materials include correspondence, research from the Operation Everest I and II, high altitude medical research investigations, Peace Corps materials, writings, photographs and audiovisual materials.

Charles Snead Houston, born in 1913 in New York, was an American physician, mountaineer, high-altitude investigator, and former Peace Corps administrator. He was educated at Harvard University and earned a Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Houston practiced internal medicine in Exeter, New Hampshire and Aspen, Colorado. Later, he joined the faculty at the University of Vermont as Professor of Medicine. He retired from the faculty in 1979.

In 1936, Houston was a member of an expedition led by the British climber H.W. Tilman to the top of Nanda Devi in India, the highest mountain climbed at that time. In 1938, he led the first American Karakoram expedition to K2. In 1953, he organized an expedition return to K2 and although he did not reach the summit, his party mapped a route to the summit that was accomplished by the Italian team in 1954. Houston published K2, the Savage Mountain (1954) about the expedition.

Houston began his study of the effects of high altitude as a naval flight surgeon in World War II. He was in charge of Operation Everest (1947) in which four subjects were taken to a simulated altitude of 8850 m over 34 days in a compression chamber. The studies demonstrated that acclimatization would allow pilots to fly unpressurized planes to altitudes of 15,000 feet and higher. Houston continued similar studies of human biological responses at extreme simulated altitudes in the high altitude chamber during Operation Everest II in 1985.

From 1962 to 1965, Houston served as the first Country Director of the Peace Corps for India under the directorship of Robert Sargent Shriver. He was instrumental in developing the medical doctors' division within the Corps. Additionally during the 1960s, Houston was involved with early attempts to construct an artificial heart. Consequently his designs influenced the design of the Jarvik artificial heart.

Even after his mountaineering days of climbing discontinued, Houston continued the investigation of altitude sickness and was the first to document high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE). The culmination of his work was executed on the grant funded research study on Mount Logan in the Yukon territory in Canada. Houston was the director of the Arctic Institute on Mount Logan in 1968.

Additionally, Houston was a major benefactor for establishing the Colorado Altitude Research Institute (CARI), now known as the Altitude Research Center. Under the leadership of Dr. Houston, the institute studied how hypoxia affects health and performance and included the largest survey performed in the United States into incidences of acute mountain sickness.

Charles Houston died on September 27, 2009 in Burlington, Vermont.

The papers of Charles Houston, high altitude physiology researcher and mountaineer, relate to the medical research and investigation of high altitude climates and illnesses. Notable portions of the collection are Houston's studies of high altitude simulated environments: Operation Everest I and II, Mount Logan High Altitude Physiology Study, and the Mount Washington study. Houston's research resulted in numerous published books, mountaineering accounts, and writings. The papers also include correspondence, materials related to other significant mountain expeditions, professional affiliations documents, additional grant and research projects, and biographical materials. A modest portion of the collection represents Houston's tenure as the first Country Director for Peace Corps for India, as lead medical teaching doctor. The collection also includes audio and visual recordings, and digital media.

The papers are arranged in ten series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 3) PEACE CORPS OF INDIA, 4) HIGH ALTITUDE RESEARCH, 5) WRITINGS, 6) GRANTS AND RESEARCH, 7) LECTURES AND CONFERENCES, 8) PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS, 9) IMAGES AND RECORDINGS, and 10) DIGITAL MEDIA.

A small selection of materials in the Charles Houston papers had significant water damage, therefore photocopy reproductions replace the originals in portions of the papers.

Container List

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) CORRESPONDENCE. Arranged in two subseries: A) General Correspondence and B) Altitude Illness Case Records.

A) General Correspondence: Houston's incoming and outgoing correspondence with researchers in the fields of high altitude medicine and cardiology, family members, colleagues, and researchers. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

B) Altitude Illness Case Records: Correspondence related to various studies in which Houston either participated or consulted. These letters contain medical information and are restricted until 2095.

General Correspondence

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Aarseth, Sverre, 1980-1982
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Abrams, Herbert, 1972-1973
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Adams, Connie, 2005
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Ader, Robert, 2001-2006
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Ahmed, Durie, 2004-2005
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Alda, Alan, 1977-1979
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Allman, William, 1983
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Altman, Peter, 1987
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Ament, Pat, 1987-1989
Box: 1 Folder: 10-12
American Alpine Club, 1973-2002
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Anantharamakrishnan, S., 1963-1964
Box: 1 Folder: 14
Anderson, Eric, 1979-1984
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Anderson, J.R.L., 1979-1981
Box: 1 Folder: 16
Anderson, Lester, 1980
Box: 1 Folder: 17
Anderson, Maxie, 1981-1982
Box: 1 Folder: 18
Anholm, James, 1979-1982
Box: 1 Folder: 19
Armstrong, E. (Army), 1983-2002
Box: 1 Folder: 20
Armstrong, Victoria, 1983-1989
Box: 1 Folder: 21
Axelrod, Shirli, 1979
Box: 1 Folder: 22
A - Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Babcock, Henry H., 1978-2002
Box: 2 Folder: 2
Backus, Verne, 1988-1989
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Baekeland, Brooks, 1988
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Bakewell, Anderson, 1985-1986
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Bangs, Cameron, 1976-1983
Box: 2 Folder: 6-7
Barry Family (Em, Anne, Helen), 1981-2002
Box: 2 Folder: 8
Bates, Robert, 1995-2008
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Baume, Louis, 1980-1984
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Beal, Chris, 2004-2006
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Beal, Janet, 2003-2006
Box: 2 Folder: 12
Becker, E. Lovell (Stretch), 1979-1981
Box: 2 Folder: 13
Belle, Aimee, 1984-1989
Box: 2 Folder: 14
Benedict, Fabienne, 1984-1988
Box: 2 Folder: 15
Berle, Beatrice, 1988
Box: 2 Folder: 16
Bezruchka, Stephen, 1983-2002
Box: 2 Folder: 17
Bishop, Barry, 1988
Box: 2 Folder: 18
Bland, John, 1962-1997
Box: 2 Folder: 19
Bligh, John, 1981-1985
Box: 2 Folder: 20
Blount, Gilbert, 1962-1975
Box: 2 Folder: 21
Blount, Rick, 2003-2004
Box: 2 Folder: 22
Bogan, B.P., 1981-1983
Box: 2 Folder: 23
Bortz, Walter, 1984
Box: 69 Folder: 1
Bourne, Chris, 1979
Box: 2 Folder: 24
Bowman, Warren D., 1982-1988
Box: 2 Folder: 25
Boyle, John, 1982-1988
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Bragdon, Pete, 1961-2006
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Brandes, Gertrud, 1999
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Britton, John, 1989
Box: 69 Folder: 2
Brown, Thomas Graham, 1935-1936
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Bruce, Jeanette, 1976-1977
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Buhler, Carlos, 1983-2002
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Buick, Fred, 1982
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Burack, Nelson, 1986
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Burchell, Howard B., 1981-1984
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Burki, Dius, 1993
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Burlington Free Press, 1977-2003
Box: 3 Folder: 11
Burns, Barry, 1980-1983
Box: 3 Folder: 12-14
B - Miscellaneous
Box: 69 Folder: 3-4
B - Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Carroll, Steve, 1983
Box: 4 Folder: 2
Carter, H. Adams, 1970-1980
Box: 4 Folder: 3
Castle, Frank, 1988
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Child, Marilyn, 1976-2002
Box: 4 Folder: 5
Clarke, Charles, 1975-1983
Box: 4 Folder: 6
Clinch, Nicholas B., 1981-2002
Box: 69 Folder: 5
Coburn, Broughton, 1997
Box: 69 Folder: 6
Colorado Rocky Mountain School, 1973-1975
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Comlay, Bob, 2001-2002
Box: 4 Folder: 8
Conrad, Richard J., 2000-2001
Box: 4 Folder: 9
Costelle, Daniel, 1979-1981
Box: 4 Folder: 10
Cowles, Elizabeth, 1950
Box: 4 Folder: 11
Crawford, Ian, 1972
Box: 4 Folder: 12
Cross, Leroy, 1974-1975
Box: 4 Folder: 13
Crouch, Dee, 1963-1980
Box: 4 Folder: 14
Cudabeck, David, 1982-1983
Box: 69 Folder: 7
Cummings, Peter, 1979-1981
Box: 4 Folder: 15
Cummings, Peter, 1981-1989
Box: 4 Folder: 16
Cummings, Stanley, 1979-1986
Box: 4 Folder: 17
Cuttler, Clive, 1984-1988
Box: 4 Folder: 18
C - Miscellaneous
Box: 5 Folder: 1
C - Miscellaneous
Box: 69 Folder: 8
C - Miscellaneous
Box: 5 Folder: 2
Darvill, Fred, 1987-1988
Box: 5 Folder: 3
Daugen, Fred, 1974-1975
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Davis, Deane, 1972-1973
Box: 5 Folder: 5
Davis, H.E., 1984
Box: 5 Folder: 6
Davis, Pamela, 1987-2002
Box: 5 Folder: 7
Dea, Peter, 1981-1982
Box: 5 Folder: 8
Desio, Ardito, 1972-1988
Box: 5 Folder: 9-10
Dickenson, John, 1972-1983
Box: 5 Folder: 11
Dill, Bruce, 1979-1984
Box: 5 Folder: 12
Dow, Russ and Rusty, 1982-1987
Box: 5 Folder: 13
Dreyfus, Jack, 1987-1988
Box: 69 Folder: 9
Dreyfus, Jack, 1976-1985
Box: 5 Folder: 14
Drummond, Alex. Includes images of Alex Drummond and Ron Cox rescue, 1990-1995
Box: 5 Folder: 15
D - Miscellaneous
Box: 69 Folder: 10-11
D - Miscellaneous
Box: 5 Folder: 16
Echevarria, Emilio, 1981-1985
Box: 5 Folder: 17
Eiseman, Ben, 1962-1986
Box: 6 Folder: 1
Engle, Dean. Includes "Talus: A Scrapbook History of Dartmouth Mountaineering Club", 1992
Box: 6 Folder: 2
Evans, Patricia
Box: 6 Folder: 3
E - Miscellaneous
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Fabian, Georgene and Rick, 2002
Box: 6 Folder: 5
Farquhar, Francis, 1951
Box: 6 Folder: 6
Feins, Steve and Anita, 1976-1979
Box: 69 Folder: 12
Filley, Giles, 1980-1981
Box: 6 Folder: 7
Finlay, Alexis, 1977
Box: 6 Folder: 8
Fisher, James F., 1987-1989
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Flanagan, Latham, 1979-1984
Box: 6 Folder: 10
Foege, William, 1977-2005
Box: 6 Folder: 11
Foster, Tiah, 1981-1985
Box: 6 Folder: 12
Frayser, Regina, 1970-1975
Box: 6 Folder: 13
Froelicher, F. Charles, 1976-2006
Box: 6 Folder: 14
F - Miscellaneous
Box: 69 Folder: 13
F - Miscellaneous
Box: 6 Folder: 15
Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1981-1987
Box: 6 Folder: 16
Gamow, Igor R., 1985-1988
Box: 6 Folder: 17
Gardiner, Steve, 1990
Box: 7 Folder: 1
Glen, David A., 2007
Box: 7 Folder: 2
Goodwin-Kueffner, Carolyn, 2002-2003
Box: 70 Folder: 1
Gray, Gary, 1980-1981
Box: 7 Folder: 3
Green, Peter, 1998-2002
Box: 7 Folder: 4
Gressley, Gene M., 1975-1985
Box: 7 Folder: 5
Griffith, Stan, 1975-1979
Box: 70 Folder: 2
Grose, Jack and Bobby, 1984-1985
Box: 7 Folder: 6
Grose, Susan, 2001-2002
Box: 7 Folder: 7
Grover, Robert, 1975-1980
Box: 7 Folder: 8
Gundel, Walter, 1981-1982
Box: 7 Folder: 9-10
G - Miscellaneous
Box: 70 Folder: 3
G - Miscellaneous
Box: 7 Folder: 11-12
Hackett, Peter, 1975-2008
Box: 8 Folder: 1
Halsted, James A., 1975-1980
Box: 8 Folder: 2
Hamid, Shahid, 1979-1989
Box: 8 Folder: 3
Hanson, Bob, 1980
Box: 8 Folder: 4
Hanson, Dennis and Bo, 1982-2002
Box: 70 Folder: 4
Harken, Dwight, 1971-1975
Box: 8 Folder: 5
Harlin, John, 2002
Box: 70 Folder: 5
Hartberg, Peter - Includes "Limits to Growth" seminar, 1980
Box: 8 Folder: 6
Hartlin, Edmund M., 1982-1983
Box: 8 Folder: 7
Hartzog, George B., 1986
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Heiling, Dot, 2002
Box: 8 Folder: 9
Heilman, Richard S., 1983-1985
Box: 8 Folder: 10
Herzog, Maurice, 1975-1983
Box: 8 Folder: 11
Hillary, Sir Edmund
Box: 8 Folder: 12-13
Hodes, Rick, 1993 - 2007
Box: 70 Folder: 6
Holdsworth, Gerald, 1997
Box: 8 Folder: 14
Hollister, William H., 1975-1977
Box: 70 Folder: 7
Holzel, Tom, 1960-1979
Box: 8 Folder: 15
Holzel, Tom, 1980 - 2002
Box: 8 Folder: 16
Hixson, Edward G., 1962-2007
Box: 70 Folder: 8
Horiuchi, Akio, 1981-1983
Box: 8 Folder: 17
Hornbein, Tom, 1975-2007
Box: 70 Folder: 9
Hornbein, Tom. Includes draft of History of Altitude Sickness, 1997
Box: 9 Folder: 1
House, William P., 1979-1989
Box: 9 Folder: 2
Houston, C. Stuart, 1977-1978
Box: 9 Folder: 3
Houston, Dorcas, 1948-1956
Box: 9 Folder: 4
Houston family, 1962-1972
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Houston, Ned, 1983
Box: 9 Folder: 6
Houston, Nelly, 1954-1974
Box: 9 Folder: 7
Houston, Oscar S. , 1932-1979
Box: 9 Folder: 8
Howe, Fisher, 2006-2008
Box: 9 Folder: 9
Howorth, Beckett, 1977-1982
Box: 9 Folder: 10
Hubbell, Charles, 1975-1989
Box: 9 Folder: 11
Huber, J. Parker, 1978
Box: 9 Folder: 12
Huey, Raymond B., 1996-2003
Box: 9 Folder: 13
Huggins, Gail E., 1982
Box: 9 Folder: 14
Hultgren, Herbert, 1975 - 1979
Box: 70 Folder: 10
Hultgren, Herbert, 1995-1997
Box: 9 Folder: 15
Hurtado, Alberto, 1976-1983
Box: 9 Folder: 16-17
H - Miscellaneous
Box: 70 Folder: 11
H - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Ingelfinger, Franz J., 1976-1978
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Innes-Taylor, Alan, 1975-1976
Box: 10 Folder: 3
Isserman, Maurice, 2005-2008
Box: 10 Folder: 4
Ives, Jack (International Mountain Society), 1981-1986
Box: 10 Folder: 5
I - Miscellaneous
Box: 70 Folder: 12
Jacobs, Sonia, 1986-1987
Box: 10 Folder: 6
Jaffe, Robert M., 1984-1985
Box: 10 Folder: 7
Jarris, Paul, 1983
Box: 10 Folder: 8
Jeffords, James, 1978-2002
Box: 10 Folder: 9
Jessup, Adaline and Bruce, 1976-1989
Box: 10 Folder: 10
Johl, Ernst, 1963
Box: 10 Folder: 11
Jones, David, 1977-1985
Box: 10 Folder: 12
Jordan, Jennifer, 2001-2009
Box: 10 Folder: 13
Jouty, Sylvain, 1980-1989
Box: 10 Folder: 14
Jukes, Thomas H., 1981-1982
Box: 10 Folder: 15
J - Miscellaneous
Box: 70 Folder: 13
J - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 16
Kamler, Kenneth M., 2002
Box: 10 Folder: 17
Kauffman, Andrew J., 1979-1983
Box: 10 Folder: 18
Kaul, Sanjiv, 1977
Box: 10 Folder: 19
Keaveny, Michael, 1982-1987
Box: 10 Folder: 20
Keller, Gary D., 2007
Box: 10 Folder: 21
Kennedy, Alasdair, 2005-2006
Box: 10 Folder: 22
Kessler, Gary, 1978-1981
Box: 11 Folder: 1
Kizer, Ken, 1982-1984
Box: 11 Folder: 2
Kleppner, Bran, 1988
Box: 11 Folder: 3
Knowles, John H., 1974-1977
Box: 11 Folder: 4
Kochalka, John, 1984
Box: 11 Folder: 5
Koeslag, Johan H., 1981-1983
Box: 11 Folder: 6
Kohli, Harish, 1983
Box: 70 Folder: 14
Korf, Richard, 1991
Box: 11 Folder: 7
Krause, William L., 1988-1989
Box: 11 Folder: 8
Krishnan, G. Gopala, 1976-1984
Box: 11 Folder: 9
K - Miscellaneous
Box: 11 Folder: 10
Lawrence, David, 1983
Box: 11 Folder: 11
Ledoux, Louis Pierre, 1965
Box: 11 Folder: 12
Leighty, Forest, 1989
Box: 11 Folder: 13
Leoppky, Jack, 1988
Box: 11 Folder: 14
L'etang, Hugh, 1983-1985
Box: 11 Folder: 15
Levine, Ben, 1988
Box: 11 Folder: 16
Lim, Albert, 1987-1988
Box: 11 Folder: 17
Lipow, Herman, 1982
Box: 11 Folder: 18
Lister, Chris, 1980-1987
Box: 11 Folder: 19
Little, William, 1988-1989
Box: 11 Folder: 20
Livingston, Katherine S., 2004-2005
Box: 11 Folder: 21
Lloyd, Peter, 1974-1992
Box: 11 Folder: 22
Logsdon, Mark J., 1975
Box: 11 Folder: 23
Loomis, Sabra, 2005
Box: 11 Folder: 24
Lopp, Oscar, 1994-2002
Box: 70 Folder: 15
Lopp, Oscar - Mountain Medicine Institute, 1990-1994
Box: 11 Folder: 25
Lord, Sterling, 1981
Box: 11 Folder: 26
Lounsbury, Dave, 2001-2002
Box: 11 Folder: 27
Lowrance, William, 1986
Box: 11 Folder: 28
Lowy, Jed, 1979-1980
Box: 11 Folder: 29
Luft, Ulrich C., 1960-1975
Box: 11 Folder: 30
L - Miscellaneous
Box: 12 Folder: 1
L - Miscellaneous
Box: 12 Folder: 2
Malone, Patrick T., 1995-1996
Box: 12 Folder: 3
Mason, Benjamin L., 1985
Box: 12 Folder: 4
McConnell, Page, 2002-2003
Box: 12 Folder: 5
McDonald, Ann C., 1975-1981
Box: 12 Folder: 6
McKhann, Charles F., 1975-1981
Box: 12 Folder: 7
McNamara, Robert S., 1983-2006
Box: 12 Folder: 8
Mellor, Norman, 1985-1989
Box: 12 Folder: 9
Menon, N.D., 1983-1990
Box: 12 Folder: 10
Merck Research Laboratories, 2001-2002
Box: 12 Folder: 11
Meyer, Eric F., 1989-2008
Box: 12 Folder: 12
Milledge, J.S., 1975-2002
Box: 12 Folder: 13
Miller, Katherine, 2004-2005
Box: 12 Folder: 14-15
Mistral Films, 2000-2001
Box: 70 Folder: 16
Mohr, Lawrence, 1995-1997
Box: 12 Folder: 16
Molenarr, Colleen and Dee, 1975-2008
Box: 12 Folder: 17
Moomey, Marjorie M., 1983-1989
Box: 12 Folder: 18
Mooney, Blake, 1991-1992
Box: 12 Folder: 19
Moore, Patricia, 2000-2002
Box: 12 Folder: 20
Moore, Terris, 1985-1987
Box: 12 Folder: 21
Morrissey, James D., 1982-1984
Box: 12 Folder: 22
Morrison, Louise, 2001-2003
Box: 13 Folder: 1
Mortenson, Greg and Chrissey Slaughter, 2000-2002
Box: 13 Folder: 2
Moundalexis, Athena, 1988-1989
Box: 13 Folder: 3-5
Moyers, Bill, 1983-2007
Box: 13 Folder: 6
M - Miscellaneous
Box: 13 Folder: 7
Mc - Miscellaneous
Box: 13 Folder: 8
Nakashima, Michiro, 1998-2002
Box: 13 Folder: 9
Nakashima, Yoko, 2003
Box: 13 Folder: 10
Nanavati, J.C., 1987
Box: 13 Folder: 11
Napolitano, Timmy, 2001-2002
Box: 14 Folder: 1
National Geographic Magazine, 1975-1986
Box: 70 Folder: 17
National Science Foundation Antarctic Program, 1987
Box: 14 Folder: 2
Naylor, Wally, 1981
Box: 14 Folder: 3
Neville, Emily C., 1981
Box: 14 Folder: 4
New Yorker, 1982-1985
Box: 14 Folder: 5
Nichols, Ken, 1976-1982
Box: 14 Folder: 6
Nilgiris Adivasi Welfare Association, 1976-1999
Box: 14 Folder: 7
Ning, Xue-Han, 1982-2003
Box: 14 Folder: 8
Nolan, Jerome T., 1987-2004
Box: 14 Folder: 9
N - Miscellaneous
Box: 14 Folder: 10
Odell, Noel, 1975-1985
Box: 14 Folder: 11
Oelz, Oswald, 1987-1988
Box: 14 Folder: 12
Olek, Jacques, 1983
Box: 14 Folder: 13
Oliver, Charles D., 1978-1979
Box: 14 Folder: 14
Orr, Wally, 1989-1990
Box: 14 Folder: 15
Otsuka, Nayumi, 1998-2004
Box: 14 Folder: 16
Outward Bound, 1982-1988
Box: 14 Folder: 17
O - Miscellaneous
Box: 14 Folder: 18
Pace, Nello, 1957
Box: 14 Folder: 19
Paepcke, Walter, 1988
Box: 14 Folder: 20
Parker, Steve, 1984-1985
Box: 14 Folder: 21
Parkinson, Richard P., 1981-1982
Box: 14 Folder: 22
Parson, William, 1987-1988
Box: 14 Folder: 23
Patient Care, 1982
Box: 14 Folder: 24
Paton, Bruce, 1976-2000
Box: 15 Folder: 1
Paton, Patricia, 2001-2003
Box: 15 Folder: 2
Patterson, Bill, 2001-2002
Box: 71 Folder: 1
Pincus, Rebecca, 1997
Box: 15 Folder: 3
Pizzo, Christopher, 1982-1986
Box: 15 Folder: 4
Porzak, Glenn E., 1976-1990
Box: 15 Folder: 5
Potter, Clarkson, 1980-1981
Box: 15 Folder: 6
Preston, Mary, 1957
Box: 15 Folder: 7
Prioreschi, Plinio, 2002-2006
Box: 15 Folder: 8
P - Miscellaneous
Box: 15 Folder: 9
Quick, Colleen, 2002
Box: 15 Folder: 10
Q - Miscellaneous
Box: 15 Folder: 11
Rahn, Hermann, 1984-1987
Box: 15 Folder: 12
Rainer, W. Gerald (Denver Clinic), 1965-1966
Box: 15 Folder: 13
Rennie, Drummond, 1971-2006
Box: 71 Folder: 2
Richalet, Jean-Paul, 1993-1997
Box: 15 Folder: 14
Ritchie, Stephen, 1993-1994
Box: 15 Folder: 15
Roach, Robert, 1992-2005
Box: 15 Folder: 16
Roberts, Gilbert, 1975-1987
Box: 15 Folder: 17
Robertson, David, 1985-1987
Box: 15 Folder: 18
Russell, George, 2004-2007
Box: 15 Folder: 19
Ryn, Zdzislaw, 1980-1986
Box: 15 Folder: 20
R - Miscellaneous
Box: 16 Folder: 1
Sacco, Frank and Jenny, 1984-1988
Box: 16 Folder: 2
Schoene, Robert B., 2002
Box: 16 Folder: 3
Schoening, Peter, 1953-2004
Box: 16 Folder: 4
Scudder, Richard, 1978-1998
Box: 16 Folder: 5
Serra, Joseph B., 1983
Box: 16 Folder: 6
Severinghaus, John, 1981-2005
Box: 16 Folder: 7
Shriver, Robert Sargent, Jr., 1972-1973
Box: 16 Folder: 8
Silva, William, 1984-2002
Box: 16 Folder: 9
Silverstein, Sam, 1979-1987
Box: 16 Folder: 10
Singh, Inder, 1970-1974
Box: 71 Folder: 3
Smith, Barry, 1985-1986
Box: 16 Folder: 11
Smith, Richmond W., 1976-1987
Box: 71 Folder: 4
Smithsonian Magazine, 1996
Box: 16 Folder: 12
Snelling, Richard A., 1977-1984
Box: 16 Folder: 13
Staum, Barry, 1980-1981
Box: 16 Folder: 14
Stevens, Philip (National Association of the 10th Mountain Division), 1985-1989
Box: 16 Folder: 15
Stewart, Michael, 1979-1983
Box: 16 Folder: 16
Stitham, Sean, 1983
Box: 16 Folder: 17
Stone, John C., 1981-2007
Box: 16 Folder: 18
Stone, Kevin Robert, 1976-1980
Box: 16 Folder: 19
Steele, Peter, 1975-2002
Box: 16 Folder: 20
Streather, Tony, 1978-1998
Box: 17 Folder: 1
Sturgis, Warren, 1983-1989
Box: 17 Folder: 2-3
Sutton, John, 1971-1989
Box: 71 Folder: 5
Sutton, John, 1980-1982
Box: 71 Folder: 6
Sutton, John, 1986-1992
Box: 17 Folder: 4
Swetland, David and Timmy, 1976-1986
Box: 17 Folder: 5
Szygula, Zbigniew, 1984-1987
Box: 17 Folder: 6
S - Miscellaneous
Box: 17 Folder: 7
Talbott, John, 1979
Box: 17 Folder: 8
Terris, Milton, 1982-1983
Box: 17 Folder: 9
Thexton, Pete, 1982-1983
Box: 17 Folder: 10
Thexton, Robina, 1984-1985
Box: 17 Folder: 11
Thomas, Lowell, 1973-1981
Box: 17 Folder: 12
Thompson, Warren C., 1983-1984
Box: 71 Folder: 7
Tilman, Harold William, 1972-1974
Box: 17 Folder: 13
Tkatchouk, Elena, 2002-2006
Box: 17 Folder: 14
T - Miscellaneous
Box: 71 Folder: 8
University of Vermont - Department of Community Medicine, 1966-1971
Box: 17 Folder: 15
U - Miscellaneous
Box: 17 Folder: 16
Venables, Stephen, 1988-2003
Box: 71 Folder: 9
Vosk, Arno, 1974-1977
Box: 17 Folder: 17
V - Miscellaneous
Box: 17 Folder: 18
Ward, Michael, 1975-1976
Box: 17 Folder: 19
Washburn, Bradford, 1979-2006
Box: 17 Folder: 20
Watanabe, Jennifer, 2003-2005
Box: 17 Folder: 21
Waterman, Johnathan, 1983-1989
Box: 17 Folder: 22
Waterman, Laura, 1984-2004
Box: 17 Folder: 23
Weiss, Daniel, 2002-2004
Box: 18 Folder: 1
West, John, 2000-2001
Box: 18 Folder: 2
Westmacott, Sally, 1975-1983
Box: 18 Folder: 3
Wheeler, Henry, 1982
Box: 18 Folder: 4
Wheelock, Naomi and Larry Yohn, 1982-1983
Box: 18 Folder: 5
Wickwire, James, 1980-1987
Box: 18 Folder: 6
Whitner, Sara, 2007
Box: 18 Folder: 7
Wiedman, Michael, 1987-2003
Box: 18 Folder: 8
Wilkerson, Jim, 1995-2007
Box: 18 Folder: 9
Williams, Andy, 1984-2006
Box: 18 Folder: 10
Williamson, Jed, 1984-2007
Box: 18 Folder: 11
Wilson, Rodman, 1977-1989
Box: 18 Folder: 12
Wiltsie, Gordon, 1999
Box: 18 Folder: 13
Winkler, Ken, 1984-1989
Box: 71 Folder: 10
Wohns, Richard, 1984
Box: 18 Folder: 14
Wortsman, Peter, 2002-2006
Box: 18 Folder: 15
Wroblewski, Lech, 1978-1984
Box: 18 Folder: 16
W- Miscellaneous
Box: 18 Folder: 17
Yarmolinsky, Adam, 1968
Box: 18 Folder: 18
Yoshizawa, Ichiro, 1975-1978
Box: 18 Folder: 19
Yosemite National Institute, 2004-2007
Box: 18 Folder: 20
Young, Michael, 1977-1988
Box: 18 Folder: 21
Yoder, Ruth, 1981-1990
Box: 18 Folder: 22
Zheng, Zhao, 1992-1993
Box: 18 Folder: 23
X-Z - Miscellaneous
Box: 71 Folder: 11
Miscellaneous. Odell, Tilman, Loomis, Emmons, Hogkin, and Graham Brown diaries, 1945
Box: 71 Folder: 12
Miscellaneous. Nanda Devi, 1929-1948
Box: 18 Folder: 24
Unidentified

Altitude Illness Case Records

Box: 19 Folder: 1-4
Numbers, 1-132

Restrictions apply.

Box: 19 Folder: 5
Part 1, 1977-2000

Restrictions apply.

Box: 20 Folder: 1
Part 2, 1977-2000

Restrictions apply.

Box: 20 Folder: 2
Case studies - Kenya, 1972-1982

Restrictions apply.

Box: 20 Folder: 3
Alvin DeMaria case study, 1973-1977

Restrictions apply.

Box: 20 Folder: 4
Cold injury - Patrick Kilfeather case study, 1971-1974

Restrictions apply.

Box: 71 Folder: 13
Colorado altitude illness cases, 1972-1993

Restrictions apply.

Box: 20 Folder: 5
Lance Elwell case study, 1978-1979

Restrictions apply.

Box: 20 Folder: 6
Ron Russell case study. Herbert Hultgren consultant, 1990

Restrictions apply.

Box: 20 Folder: 7-8
Shawn Wight case study and deposition, 1977-2000

Restrictions apply.

Box: 21 Folder: 1-2
Women climbers

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Newspaper articles featuring Houston, photographs, biographies, and memorabilia. Arranged alphabetically.

Box: 21 Folder: 3
Articles about Charles Houston
Box: 21 Folder: 4-5
Awards and degree certificates, 1935-2006

Includes correspondence and photographs.

Oversize: FB-529 Folder: 1-2
Awards and degree certificates, 1931-2003
Box: 71 Folder: 14
Awards and degree certificates - King Albert Medal of Merit, 1996-1997

Includes correspondence.

Box: 21 Folder: 6
Calendars, 1994-1997
Box: 21 Folder: 7
Houston family genealogy
Box: 21 Folder: 8
Maie Bowle, 2001-2008
Box: 22 Folder: 1
Mount Everest memorabilia
Photographs
Box: 22 Folder: 2
Charles Houston
Box: 22 Folder: 3
Charles Houston with others
Oversize: FB-529 Folder: 3
Charles Houston group photographs, 1939 and undated
Box: 22 Folder: 4
Family
Box: 22 Folder: 5
Visit to Italy with Kiely Houston
Box: 22 Folder: 6
United State Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, 1942
Box: 72 Folder: 1
University of Vermont, College of Medicine - Curriculum writings, 1967-1970
Box: 72 Folder: 2-3
University of Vermont, Multi-Problem Family student program "Environment and Health", 1974-1976
Box: 22 Folder: 7
United States Navy - Separation papers, 1941-1950

PEACE CORPS OF INDIA

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) PEACE CORPS OF INDIA: Charles Houston was the director of the Volunteer Doctor Program for the Peace Corps of India from 1962-1965. The files represent correspondence, personal notebooks, field reports, photographs, and various publications from the program.

Box: 22 Folder: 8
Chowkidar Newsletter and other writing, 1963-1964
Correspondence
Box: 22 Folder: 9-10
1961-1969
Box: 23 Folder: 1-2
1974-1989
Box: 23 Folder: 3
Letters to friends, 1963-1965
Box: 72 Folder: 4-5
Letters to friends, 1966-1970
Box: 23 Folder: 4
Doctor's meetings and conferences, 1964-1966
Box: 23 Folder: 5
India Overseas Evaluation, March 31, 1965
Box: 23 Folder: 6
Midterm Conference Report, May 1966
Box: 23 Folder: 7
News Circle, 1961-1964
Box: 24 Folder: 1
Notebooks, 1965-1966
Box: 24 Folder: 2
Original personal reports of India I and II volunteers, 1963-1964
Photographs
Box: 24 Folder: 3
Ben Gates, Roorkee, India - Toyshop, New Delhi, 1964
Box: 24 Folder: 4
John Kenneth Galbraith, United States Ambassador to India, 1965
Box: 24 Folder: 5-8
Miscellaneous, 1965
Box: 24 Folder: 9
Public health services map of Nepal
Box: 24 Folder: 10
Session reports, 1964
Box: 25 Folder: 1
Speeches, publications, and other writings, 1965
Box: 72 Folder: 6
Speech, 1975
Box: 25 Folder: 2
Three-month work reports, October-December, 1963
Box: 25 Folder: 3
Travel schedules, 1962-1964

HIGH ALTITUDE RESEARCH

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) HIGH ALTITUDE RESEARCH. Arranged in four subseries: A) Operation Everest I, B) Operation Everest II, C) Mount Logan High Altitude Physiology Study, and D) Other.

A) Operation Everest I: Operation Everest I (1963-1965) was a research experiment facilitated by the United States Naval Air Station while Houston was stationed in Pensacola, Florida. The long-range study recorded the effects of high altitude acclimation on humans in a simulated environment. The Navy later published the findings in several reports. The materials include correspondence, articles, photographs, and reports.

B) Operation Everest II: In 1985, Charles Houston, along with John Sutton and Allen Cymerman, conducted a high altitude medical experiment at the United States Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) altitude chambers in Natick, Massachusetts. The project studied human responses to a simulated 40-day ascent of Mt. Everest, facilitating a large number of investigations across several organ systems. The materials include correspondence over the course of several years, planning documents, data documentation, photographs, and publications.

C) Mount Logan High Altitude Physiology Study: The study was initiated by Houston and supported by the Arctic Institute of North America, lasting over several decades. The research investigated the process of human acclimation to high altitude on Canada's highest peak, Mount Logan, in the Yukon Territory. The materials include the grant proposals, correspondence, research data and reports, and photographs.

D) Other: Houston conducted several other research experiments on high altitude, including the Mount Washington High Altitude and Hypoxia Project and the Icefield Ranges Research Project. This subseries also contains bulletins and correspondence related to the American Alpine Club expedition to the Karakorum summit in Mongolia.

Operation Everest I

Box: 25 Folder: 4
Acclimation Project - Research no. x-720, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, 1946
Box: 26 Folder: 1
Acclimation Project - Research no. 720 - Notes, 1946
Box: 26 Folder: 2
Army Air Forces of Aviation Medicine - Project reports, 1944-1945
Box: 26 Folder: 3
Aviator's Flight log book, 1942
Box: 26 Folder: 4
Booklet, 1946
Box: 26 Folder: 5
Charts and tables, 1946
Box: 26 Folder: 6
Correspondence, 1943-1986
Box: 26 Folder: 7
News clippings, 1946
Box: 26 Folder: 8
Operation Everest and Reports - Emergency Breathing Procedures, Hyperventilation Runs, Deaths from Anoxia in Aircraft, 1944-1947
Box: 26 Folder: 9
Photographs, 1946
Box: 26 Folder: 10
Published articles, 1946-1948
Box: 27 Folder: 1
Reports and observations, 1945-1946

Operation Everest II

Box: 27 Folder: 2
Advisory Committee, 1982-1985
Box: 27 Folder: 3
"Alveolar and Arterial Blood Gases at Extreme Altitude" - Draft, 1987-1988
Box: 27 Folder: 4
Biomedical Studies during a Simulated Ascent of Mount Everest, December, 1991
Correspondence
Box: 27 Folder: 5
1982, 1982
Box: 28 Folder: 1-2
1983-1989
Box: 72 Folder: 7
1991-1996
Box: 28 Folder: 3
Database, 1986-1989
Box: 28 Folder: 4-5
Financial, 1985-1988
Box: 28 Folder: 6
Foundation, 1984-1988
Participant
Box: 28 Folder: 7
Alexander, James, 1982-1986
Box: 28 Folder: 8
Andracki, Stephen, 1983-1987
Box: 29 Folder: 1-4
Anholm, Jim, 1982-1990
Box: 29 Folder: 5
Banderet, Louis E
Box: 29 Folder: 6
Bangs, Peter, 1985-1987
Box: 29 Folder: 7
Billip, Jim, 1983-1985
Box: 29 Folder: 8
Blume, Duane, 1983-1984
Box: 29 Folder: 9
Butzier, Douglas, 1983
Box: 29 Folder: 10
Campaigne, Barbara, 1983-1984
Box: 29 Folder: 11
Carter, Jonathan