Guide to the Richard H. Jahns Papers

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

Call Number: SC0306
Creator: Jahns, Richard H. (Richard Henry), 1915-1983
Title: Richard H. Jahns papers
Dates: circa 1916-1983
Physical Description: 61.5 Linear feet
Summary: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, and articles. The Jahns papers reflect the breadth of his research and teaching interests, from glacial deposits to seismic hazards. Also included are materials related to his public service and consulting activities with NASA, Atomic Energy Commission, the National Science Foundation, the Stanford University Committee on Earthquake Preparedness, University Committee on Land and Building Development, the California State Seismic Commission, and two field notebooks concerning the granite district of Milford, New Hampshire.
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

Provenance

Gift of the estate of Richard Jahns.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Richard H. Jahns Papers (SC0306). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Professor of Geology and Applied Sciences and Dean of the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, 1965-1983. Jahns came to Stanford following teaching positions at Cal Tech and Penn State, where he also served as Dean of the College of Mineral Industries. Jahns received many national awards and published over 100 monographs. He died in 1983.

Description of the Collection

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, and articles. The Jahns papers reflect the breadth of his research and teaching interests, from glacial deposits to seismic hazards. Also included are materials related to his public service and consulting activities with NASA, Atomic Energy Commission, the National Science Foundation, the Stanford University Committee on Earthquake Preparedness, University Committee on Land and Building Development, the California State Seismic Commission, and two field notebooks concerning the granite district of Milford, New Hampshire.

Access Terms

Jahns, Richard H. (Richard Henry), 1915-1983
Stanford University. Dept. of Geology--Faculty.
Stanford University. School of Earth Sciences. Dean's Office.
Earth Sciences.
Earthquakes.
Geology
Milford (N. H.).


Collection Contents

 

Papers Accession ARCH-1982-262

Box 1

Two field notebooks, 1937, concerning the granite district of Milford, New Hampshire; and 1 reprint

Box 1

Course materials on charts and mapping, topics

Box 2

Course materials – handouts, etc., topics

Box 3

Course materials – handouts, topics

Box 4

Course materials

Box 5

Course materials, student papers

Box 6

Course materials – articles

Box 7

Course materials

Box 8

Course materials/personal papers

Box 9

Course materials (Penn State)/miscellaneous

Box 10

Files by University/College name

Box 11

Class Grade Books [restricted]

 

Papers

Box 1

Southern California Pegmatites and miscellaneous other background studies

Box 2

Seismic Safety Commission; General Earthquake materials

Box 3

California Mining Board

Box 4

Weather, climate, ground

Box 5

Miscellaneous files – reports, studies, correspondence

Box 6

Old Engineering Geology reports

Box 7

New England materials

Box 8

Pegmatite materials

Box 9

Miscellaneous photographs – topically organized

Box 10

State Mining Board and miscellaneous teaching materials

Box 11

Seismic Safety Commission

Box 12

Seismic Safety Commission / World Petroleum Congress

Box 13

World Petroleum Congress

Box 14

Seismic Safety Commission, 1979-82

Box 15

Seismic Safety Commission, 1983

Box 16

Geological Society of America Chron, 1969-72

Box 17

Geological Society of America Chron, 1972 - , subjects

Box 18

General Correspondence Alpha A-K

Box 19

General Correspondence Alpha L-Z

Box 20

Recommendations [restricted]

Box 21

California Academy of Sciences / California Division of Mines and Geology, U. S. Geological Survey

Box 22

California Academy of Sciences / California Division of Mines and Geology

Box 23

Societies

Box 24

Societies

Box 25

Correspondence Subjects

Box 26

Correspondence Subjects

Box 27

Correspondence Subjects

Box 28

Correspondence Subjects

Box 29

Correspondence Subjects, Chron files

Box 30

Chron files miscellaneous