Guide to the Robert B Hoy Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0894
Creator: Hoy, Robert B.
Title: Robert B Hoy papers
Dates: 1949-1980
Physical Description: 3 Linear feet
Summary: Collection includes manuscripts, project files, reports, correspondence, and subject files related to his career. Series I pertains to his work with the New Jersey Zinc Company, 1950-59. Series II contains materials related to programs conducted in the Dept. of Earth Sciences at the Stanford Research Institute, 1949-64; subjects include geology, geochemistry, oceanography, and salt domes, especially the Winnfield salt dome in Winn Parish, LA. Series II pertains to the exploration programs of AMAX Exploration, Inc., 1961-80.
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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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Robert B. Hoy Papers (SC0894). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Robert B. Hoy graduated from Lafayette College (Pennsylvania) in 1937 and pursued a career as a geologist, working with the New Jersey Zinc Company, Stanford Research Institute, and AMAX Exploration, Inc.

Description of the Collection

Collection includes manuscripts, project files, reports, correspondence, and subject files related to his career. Series I pertains to his work with the New Jersey Zinc Company, 1950-59. Series II contains materials related to programs conducted in the Dept. of Earth Sciences at the Stanford Research Institute, 1949-64; subjects include geology, geochemistry, oceanography, and salt domes, especially the Winnfield salt dome in Winn Parish, LA. Series II pertains to the exploration programs of AMAX Exploration, Inc., 1961-80.

Access Terms

AMAX Exploration, Inc.
Hoy, Robert B.
New Jersey Zinc Company.
Stanford Research Institute.
Geochemical prospecting.
Geochemistry.
Salt domes--Louisiana.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 New Jersey Zinc Company (Pennsylvania) 1950-1959

Box 1, Folder 1

Annual report, 1957

Box 1, Folder 2

Comptrollers: subject files and notes, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 3

“Fault in Paleozoic Rocks Near Frederick, Maryland,” November 1956

Box 1, Folder 4

“Frequency Distribution of Combined Zinc-Lead-Copper Values in Soils of the Eastern United States,” paper for 20th International Geological Congress, 1956-58

Box 1, Folder 5

“Friedensville, Pennsylvania: the New Jersey Zinc Company Geology and Development,” report by M. S. Childs, Nov. 1956

Box 1, Folder 6

Geochemical prospecting, bibliography, 1950-53

Box 1, Folder 7

Geochemical research, 1953-54

Box 1, Folder 8

Geochemistry – general, 1953-56

Box 1, Folder 9

Geochemistry – soils, 1952-55

Box 1, Folder 10

“Geology of the Friedensville Zinc Mine,” Dec. 1953

Box 1, Folder 11

Hydrothermal deposition (subject file), 1956

Box 1, Folder 12

Metallogenic Province investigation, 1958

Box 1, Folder 13

Organizational charts, 1955

Box 1, Folder 14

Pennsylvania – Lehigh Valley, photographs of geologic maps, 1959

Box 1, Folder 15

Sales – pricing and statistics, 1953-55

Box 1, Folder 16

“Spectrochemical Analysis Method for Determination of Minor Element Content in Geochemical Applications,” research department memo, 1955

Box 1, Folder 17

Tennessee – Mississippi embayment sediments, exploration reports, 1957-58

 

Series 2 Stanford Research Institute 1949-1964

Box 1, Folder 18

Accounting systems, 1957-59

Box 1, Folder 19

American Mining Congress, 1958-62

Box 1, Folder 20

California Senate Fact Finding Committee on Natural Resources: Hearing, 1964

Box 1, Folder 21

“Control and Handling of Classified Information: Provisional Instructions for Staff Members,” May 1963

Box 1, Folder 22

Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1959-63

Box 1, Folder 23

“Economic Study of Mining Sea-Floor Manganese Nodules: Final Report, Prepared for International Nickel Company of Canada, Ltd.” Dec. 1960

Box 1, Folder 24

Employee benefit booklets, 1954-63

Box 1, Folder 25

Equipment transfers, 1962

Box 1, Folder 26

Forms and procedures, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 27

General Motors, 1962

Box 1, Folder 28

Geochemical Prospecting, 1960

Box 2, Folder 1

Geochemical research program, 1959-60

Box 2, Folder 2

Geochemistry – annual review of activities, 1962

Box 2, Folder 3

Geohydrology program, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 4

Geologic developments, 1958

Box 2, Folder 5

Geological Society of America, 1958-59

Box 2, Folder 6

Geology exploration, 1962

Box 2, Folder 7

Gold recovery program, 1961-63

Box 2, Folder 8

Idea File (research proposals, clippings), 1958-62

Box 2, Folder 9

“India in Tomorrow’s World,” 1960

Box 2, Folder 10

“Industrial Minerals: 1960-61,” presented to American Mining Congress by Richard M. Foose, Sept. 1961

Box 2, Folder 11

International Conference on Saline Deposits, National Academy of Sciences – National Research Council, Nov. 2-23, 1962, program and correspondence, 1962-63

Box 2, Folder 12

“Investigation of Visual and Photographic On-Site Inspection Techniques for the Detection of Underground Nuclear Explosions,” report, March 1962

Box 2, Folder 13

Lafayette College News Report, June 1959

Box 2, Folder 14

Linear Electron Accelerator, Sand Hill Site, Stanford University, preliminary geological reports, 1961

Box 2, Folder 15

Long Range Planning Report Service, 1959-62

Box 2, Folder 16

Magnetite, research proposal, 1959

Box 2, Folder 17

Miscellaneous notes, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 18

Muroc Clay Company – Sun-Ray Samples, 1959

Box 2, Folder 19

News Bulletin (Research for Industry) and Newsletter (SRI Highlights), 1956-61

Box 2, Folder 20

Outside business activities of staff members, memorandum, 1962

Box 2, Folder 21

Personnel, ca. 1958-64

Box 2, Folder 22

Poulter Laboratories, n.d.

Box 3, Folder 1

Project Cowboy (Carey Salt Mine, Winnfield, LA): salt analysis, 1959-62

Box 3, Folder 2

“Project Oilsand: A Proposed Experiment in the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy in the Athabasca Area, Alberta, Canada,” reports and exhibits, July 1959 (1 of 4)

Box 3, Folder 3

Project Oilsand, 2 of 4

Box 3, Folder 4

Project Oilsand, 3 of 4

Box 3, Folder 5

Project Oilsand, 4 of 4

Box 3, Folder 6

Purchase orders and requisitions, 1959

Box 3, Folder 7

Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer, research proposal, operating manual, 1962-63

Box 3, Folder 8

Recruitment, 1960

Box 3, Folder 9

Remote sensing, 1961

Box 3, Folder 10

Research, 1958

Box 3, Folder 11

Salt Domes (notes, clippings, maps), 1951-62

Box 3, Folder 12

Saskatchewan Study, background materials, 1957-59

Box 3, Folder 13

Seaweed – bibliography, ca. 1962

Box 3, Folder 14

Seaweed – exploration (Scotland, Sargasso Sea, California), 1964

Box 3, Folder 15

Seismic Symposia, 1960-61

Box 4, Folder 1

Shreveport Geological Society Spring Field Trip: Interior Salt Domes and Tertiary Stratigraphy of North Louisiana – guidebook, April 1960

Box 4, Folder 2

Solar Furnace, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 3

Sources of information, 1960-61

Box 4, Folder 4

Stanford University School of Mineral Sciences, program booklet, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 5

“Structure of Winnfield Salt Dome, Winn Parish, Louisiana” – paper, 1961, and published version, 1962

Box 4, Folder 6

“Structure of Winnfield Salt Dome, Winn Parish, Louisiana,” photographs and illustrations

Box 4, Folder 7

“Structure of Winnfield Salt Dome, Winn Parish, Louisiana,” photographs and illustrations

Box 4, Folder 8

Travel expenses, 1959-63

Box 4, Folder 9

“Value of Mineral Commodities: Final Report, Prepared for Tidewater Oil Company, Dec. 1961

Box 4, Folder 10

“The Winnfield Louisiana Salt Dome,” master’s thesis by Harriet Cameron, June 1949

Box 4, Folder 11

Winnfield Salt Dome (Louisiana): correspondence, 1961-63

Box 4, Folder 12

Zinc, 1958

 

Series 3 AMAX Exploration, Inc. 1961-1980

Box 4, Folder 13

Annual report, 1978

Box 4, Folder 14

Arizona porphyry copper trip (3rd biennial) – guidebook, field notes, correspondence, 1970

Box 4, Folder 15

Baja and Mexico Economic Geology Field Trip (Univ. of Arizona) May 1975 – guidebook (1 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 1

Baja and Mexico Economic Geology Field Trip (Univ. of Arizona) May 1975 – guidebook (2 of 2)

Box 5, Folder 2

“Cadastro de Recipiendários de Publicações DNPM” (Brasil-Pro Unidade de Federação), 1980

Box 5, Folder 3

Columbium and Tantalum – clippings, memorandum, 1967-69

Box 5, Folder 4

Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1973

Box 5, Folder 5

“Exploration Trends for Ore,” published article with related correspondence, 1971

Box 5, Folder 6

Florida Pebble Phosphate Field, 1966-76

Box 5, Folder 7

Fort Worth Basin Exploration Project (Oceanic Exploration Company), ca. 1976

Box 5, Folder 8

“Molybdenum Potential in Bolivia,” report, Jan. 1982

Box 5, Folder 9

Nickel, 1961, 1971

Box 5, Folder 10

“Notes on the potential for ocean mining,” study, March 1968

Box 5, Folder 11

“Present and Possible Future Sources of Vanadium,” report, March 1977

Box 5, Folder 12

“Tantalum Investigation and Exploration,” report, April 1968

Box 5, Folder 13

Titanium, memorandum, May 1967

Box 5, Folder 14

“Trona Deposits in the Green River Basin: Sweetwater, Uinta, and Lincoln Counties, Wyoming” (USGS Open-File Report 79-737), 1979 (1 of 5)

Box 5, Folder 15

“Trona Deposits in the Green River Basin: Sweetwater, Uinta, and Lincoln Counties, Wyoming” (USGS Open-File Report 79-737), 1979 (2 of 5)

Box 6, Folder 1

“Trona Deposits in the Green River Basin: Sweetwater, Uinta, and Lincoln Counties, Wyoming” (USGS Open-File Report 79-737), 1979 (3of 5)

Box 6, Folder 2

“Trona Deposits in the Green River Basin: Sweetwater, Uinta, and Lincoln Counties, Wyoming” (USGS Open-File Report 79-737), 1979 (4of 5)

Box 6, Folder 3

“Trona Deposits in the Green River Basin: Sweetwater, Uinta, and Lincoln Counties, Wyoming” (USGS Open-File Report 79-737), 1979 (5of 5)

Box 6, Folder 4

Tungsten, clippings and notes, 1956-74

Box 6, Folder 5

“Tungsten in Western U.S.” – report and related correspondence, 1969-72

Box 6, Folder 6

“U.S. coastal and Offshore Mineral Deposits,” report by E. J. Langey, May 1977

Box 6, Folder 7

Vanadium, clippings and memorandum, 1967-71

Box 6, Folder 8

Wyoming: Sweetwater County property map, 1980

Box 6, Folder 9

Wyoming: Trona, Green River Basin, Prospecting map, 1966

Box 6, Folder 10

Zirconium, memorandum, June 1967