Guide to the Robert R. Compton Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0382
Creator: Compton, Robert R.
Title: Robert R. Compton papers
Dates: 1947-1984
Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet
Summary: Compton earned his A.B. in 1943 and his Ph.D. in physical science in 1949 from Stanford University. He joined the Stanford faculty in the Dept. of Geology in 1949 and was appointed full professor in 1962. His MANUAL OF FIELD GEOLOGY is recognized as the definitive work on this subject.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

Robert R. Compton Papers (SC0382). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

The papers largely consist of his field notebooks, 1947-49 and 1955-73, some of which contained reading notes and bibliographies. Also included are the typescripts of several chapters from a book on field geology, 1984; and one letter from R. I. Harker. The California notes appear to be research for his Stanford doctorate: PETROLOGY OF THE SOUTHWESTERN PART OF THE BIDWELL BAR (30') QUADRANGLE, CALIFORNIA, (1949). Other geologic areas covered include the Grouse Creek Range in Utah, the Santa Lucia range in California, the Santa Rosa mountains in Nevada, and the British Isles (England, Scotland, Ireland).

Description of the Collection

Compton earned his A.B. in 1943 and his Ph.D. in physical science in 1949 from Stanford University. He joined the Stanford faculty in the Dept. of Geology in 1949 and was appointed full professor in 1962. His MANUAL OF FIELD GEOLOGY is recognized as the definitive work on this subject.

Access Terms

Compton, Robert R.
Stanford University. Dept. of Geology--Faculty.
Field notes
Geology--California --Butte County.
Geology--Field work.
Geology--Great Britain.
Geology--Ireland.
Geology--Nevada.
Geology--Research.
Geology--Utah--Grouse Mountains.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Field notes – California, 1947-49 (1 of 3)

Box 1, Folder 2

Field notes – California, 1947-49 (2 of 3)

Box 1, Folder 3

Field notes – California, 1947-49 (3 of 3)

Box 1, Folder 4

California, analysis (1 of 4)

Box 1, Folder 5

California, analysis (2 of 4)

Box 1, Folder 6

California, analysis (3 of 4)

Box 1, Folder 7

California, analysis (4 of 4)

Box 1, Folder 8

Field notes – Cone Peak, 1957, (1 of 3)

Box 1, Folder 9

Field notes – Cone Peak, 1957, (2 of 3)

Box 1, Folder 10

Field notes – Cone Peak, 1957, (3 of 3)

Box 1, Folder 11

Field notes – England, Scotland, Ireland (1 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 1

Field notes – England, Scotland, Ireland (2 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 2

Field notes – England, Scotland, Ireland (3 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 3

Notes – England, Scotland, Ireland (1 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 4

Field notes – Grouse Creek Range 1966 [Box Elder County, Utah] (1 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 5

Field notes – Grouse Creek Range 1967-68 (2 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 6

Field notes – Grouse Creek Range 1968-73 (3 of 3)

Box 2, Folder 7

Field notes – Santa Lucia range, CA #1 1955-63 (1 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 8

Field notes – Santa Lucia range, CA #1 1963-64 (2 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 9

Field notes – Santa Lucia range, CA #2 1962-64 (1 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 10

Field notes – Santa Lucia range, CA #2 (2 of 2)

Box 3, Folder 1

Santa Lucia analysis (1 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 2

Santa Lucia analysis (1 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 3

Santa Lucia analysis (1 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 4

Field notes – Santa Rosa mountains [Nevada] (1 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 5

Field notes – Santa Rosa mountains 1952-58 [Nevada] (1 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 6

Field notes – Santa Rosa mountains 1957-58 [Nevada] (1 of 3)

Box 3, Folder 7

Field notes – assorted locations (Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Virginia), 1970-71

Box 3, Folder 8

Book typescript, chapter 3, 1984

Box 3, Folder 9

Book typescript, chapter 7, 1984

Box 3, Folder 10

Book typescript, chapters 10 and 14, 1984

Box 3, Folder 11

Book typescript, chapter 15, 1984

Box 3, Folder 12

Letter from R. I. Harker, 1956