Chester B. Beaty collection

Scanned images, slide collection, aerial photos and other information
In and around the White Mountains, Eastern California, between 1956 and 1968

Chester B. Beaty studied and documented alluvial fans in the White Mountains of California and some other parts of Western United States and Canada. His interest was geomorphological changes with time and he documented these changes via aerial and analogue photography. Many peer reviewed articles document his work (see Beaty bibliography). This image sampler illustrates the digitally cataloged collection, scanned and classified by Linah Ababneh, Daniel Pritchett and John Smiley from the White Mountain Research Center, CA. All images are available to the public for free and per request from Daniel Pritchett ( plus handling and shipping fee (usually via media mail).

Excel index file of Beaty scanned,images and slide collection available at WMRC.

Some sample photos from the collection (click on the photo to download the full sized scan):

Jeffrey Mine Canyon, 8/7/1956 white mountain range (Image number A2016)
A1018. Galena canyon, Nevada. 8-2-56
Slide 2013. Millner Creek Canyon, Whitre Mountains. 8-7-56
Slide A3008. Straight Canyon. 8-10-56
Slide A3009. Millner Creek Canyon, White Mountains. 8-10-56
Slide A4012 End of debris lobe, Mongomery Creek fan. 8-17-56
E1010. Transported boulder, Sparkling Canyon fan. 9-22-66
E5008. Filmmaking, Buttermilk Country, Will Penny set. 3-1-67