Scope and Content
Moores, Eldridge M., 1938-
Title: Eldridge M. Moores Papers
Date (inclusive): 1960-2003
10 linear feet
Abstract: Eldridge M. Moores served as Professor of Geology at the University of California, Davis from 1966-2003. The collection contains
correspondence, subject files, and course materials relating to his research and teaching in geology.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-387
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
Eldridge Morton Moores was born on October 13, 1938 in Phoenix, Arizona. He received his B.S. from the California Institute
of Technology (1959) and an M.A. (1961) and a Ph.D (1963) both from Princeton University.
From 1963-1966, Moores served as a Postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University working on a project concerning the Vourinois
ophiolite complex in Northern Greece.
In 1966, he joined the faculty of the Department of Geology at the University of California, Davis. His research focused on
tectonics, structural geology and petrology including: ophiolites of the western United States and Tethyan belt, geology of
Greece, Cyprus, and Pakistan, and tectonic development of the Sierra Nevada and Alpine--Himalayan systems.
Professor Moores served as President of the Geological Society of America (GSA) in 1996 and editor of its journal,
Geology, from 1981-1988.
Moores retired from UC Davis in 2003.
Scope and Content
The collection contains correspondence, subject files, and course materials relating to his research and teaching in geology.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in eight series: 1. Biographical Information, 2. Works by Moores, 3. Correspondence, 4. Subject
Files, 5. Cyprus and Greece, 6. Course Materials, 7. Geological Society of America (GSA), and 8. Geologic History of the Feather
River Country, California.
Special Collections also holds an oral history interview of Moores conducted in 2004 by the UC Davis Emeriti Association,
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Moores, Eldridge M., 1938--Archives
Durrell, Cordell, 1908---Archives
University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
Geological Society of America
Geology--California--Feather River Region
Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project
Collection is open for research.
Processing of the Eldridge M. Moores Papers was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by
the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). UC Davis Special Collections was awarded a Cataloging Hidden Special
Collections and Archives grant from 2010-2012, "Uncovering California's Environmental Collections," in collaboration with
eight additional special collections and archival repositories throughout the state and the California Digital Library (CDL).
Grant objectives included processing hidden collections related to the state's environment and environmental history. The
collections document an array of important sub-topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use,
activism, and research. Together they form a multifaceted picture of the natural world and the way it was probed, altered,
exploited and protected in California over the twentieth century. Finding aids are made available through the Online Archive
of California (OAC).
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.
Gift of Eldridge Moores in 2003.
[Identification of item], Eldridge M. Moores Papers, D-387, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University
of California, Davis.
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote
from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items
and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.