Guide to the Benjamin M. Page Papers

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

Call Number: SC0414
Creator: Page, Benjamin M. (Benjamin Markham), 1911-
Title: Benjamin M. Page papers
Dates: 1929-1996
Physical Description: 51 Linear feet
Summary: Papers include correspondence, minutes, budgets, class notes, course files, student papers, reports, maps, and research files and pertain to his activities as professor, department administrator, and scientist. Some papers relate to his work with the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (AEC/NRC). There are also papers relating to the geological investigation of the site for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; photographs from geology trips, 1930-1953, including the department's summer geology field classes, 1941 and 1946-49; and an album of photo negatives from Page's student days, 1929-32, on hiking/camping trips, geology trips, other students, and his dorm room.
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 Benjamin M. Page, 1991; and transfer from Dept. of Geology, 1997-2000.

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

Benjamin M. Page Papers (SC0414). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Geologist. Page, a member of the Stanford class of 1933, also earned his master's degree in 1934 and his Ph.D in 1940 at Stanford. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1943, becoming full professor in 1952; he was head of the Geology Department from 1957-62 and again from 1965-68. He retired in 1976. Page's special fields are structural geology and the relationship between geological structures and plate tectonics.

Description of the Collection

Papers include correspondence, minutes, budgets, class notes, course files, student papers, reports, maps, and research files and pertain to his activities as professor, department administrator, and scientist. Some papers relate to his work with the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (AEC/NRC). There are also papers relating to the geological investigation of the site for the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; photographs from geology trips, 1930-1953, including the department's summer geology field classes, 1941 and 1946-49; and an album of photo negatives from Page's student days, 1929-32, on hiking/camping trips, geology trips, other students, and his dorm room.

Access Terms

Page, Benjamin M. (Benjamin Markham), 1911-
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Stanford University. Dept. of Geology--Faculty.
Stanford University. Dept. of Geology
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Advisory Committee on Reactor Safequards.
Geology--Study and teaching (higher).
Photoprints
Plate tectonics
Topographical surveying.


Collection Contents

 

Papers Accession ARCH-1999-009

Box 1

Brittain, J.H. and J.R. Boyle. Earth Movement and Geodetic Control for Stanford Linear Accelerator Center .

Box 1

Dames & Moore. Geotechnical Investigation, Proposed Positron-Electron Project: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, California .

Box 1

Dickinson, B.W.O. Design Study and Cost Estimates for Stanford University Project "M" .

Box 1

Earth Sciences Associates. Geotechnical Site Investigation of Regions 11, 12, 1, 2 and 3: Positron Electron Project (PEP) .

Box 1

PEP Site Exploratory Drilling, 1975 Program: Summary Logs of Borings (2 copies)

Box 1

Skjei, R.E. et al. Geologic Site Investigation for Stanford Linear Accelerator Center .

Box 1

Trask, Parker D. Engineering Geology Proposed Linear Electron Accelerator, Sand Hill Site, Stanford, University, California .

Box 2, Folder 1

SLAC—Geologic Maps

Box 2, Folder 2

SLAC—Field Notes, 1963-64

Box 2, Folder 3

SLAC—Correspondence and Notes for Article, 1965-78

Box 2, Folder 4

SLAC—Dibblee's Map

Box 2, Folder 5

SLAC—References, Abstracts and References

Box 2, Folder 6

SLAC—Notes: Rocks

Box 2, Folder 7

SLAC—Tabor's Maps and Notes, 1962-65

Box 2, Folder 8

SLAC—Air Photos with Geologic Notations, 1951

Box 2, Folder 9

SLAC—Project "M"

Box 2, Folder 10

SLAC—Site Investigation: Correspondence, Reports, 1961

Box 2, Folder 11

SLAC—Photos by Ben Page and L. Tabor

Box 3, Folder 1

SLAC—Geophysical and Geodetic Data

Box 3, Folder 2

SLAC—PEP Ring, 1978

Box 3, Folder 3

SLAC—SLC (Stanford Linear Collider) 1983

Box 3, Folder 4

SLAC—Notes and Articles, 1980s-90s

Box 3, Folder 5

Crustal Structure—Seismic Velocities

Box 3, Folder 6

Crustal Structure—pre-1990s

Box 3, Folder 7

Crustal Structure—papers by Brocher and Holbrook, 1990s

Box 3, Folder 8

Crustal Structure—papers and notes, 1990s

Box 3, Folder 9

California Tectonics—Salinian B.

Box 3, Folder 10

California Tectonics—Temblor Range and Carizzo Plain

Box 3, Folder 11

Tectonics of West Coast, GSA 1991

Box 3, Folder 12

Pseudosubduction: Change in Plate Motions

Box 4, Folder 1

Tectonics of Coast Ranges—Correspondence and Notes

Box 4, Folder 2

Tectonics of Coast Ranges—Manuscript and Ideas

Box 4, Folder 3

Tectonics of Coast Ranges—Draft, 11/22/96

Box 4, Folder 4

Tectonics of Coast Ranges—Submitted Draft, 11/25/96

Box 4, Folder 5

Appendices

Box 4, Folder 6

"Quantifying Anderson's Fault Types," Simpson, Robert W.

Box 4, Folder 7

CR Uplift—Compression Normal to San Andreas Fault

Box 4, Folder 8

CR Uplift--References

Box 4, Folder 9

CR Uplift—Info: Abstracts, Sources, Notes

Box 4, Folder 10

CR Uplift—Info: Reprints, Preprints

Box 4, Folder 11

CR Uplift—Tables

Box 5, Folder 1

Rise of Ranges—Backlog/Back-up Material

Box 5, Folder 2

Rise of Ranges—Figures for M.S.

Box 5, Folder 3

Rise of Ranges—Fluid Pressure, Mechanics and Seismicity

Box 5, Folder 4

Rise of Ranges—Folds and Faults

Box 5, Folder 5

Rise of Ranges—Geomorphology

Box 5, Folder 6

Rise of Ranges—Gravity, Magnetics, Etc.

Box 5, Folder 7

Rise of Ranges—Heat Flow

Box 5, Folder 8

Rise of Ranges—Marine Terraces and Piercement Structures

Box 6, Folder 1

Rise of Ranges—Marginal and Nearby Faults

Box 6, Folder 2

Rise of Ranges—Papers

Box 6, Folder 3

Rise of Ranges—Plio-Pleist Formations

Box 6, Folder 4

Rise of Ranges—Recent Work/Information

Box 6, Folder 5

Rise of Ranges—Shortening, Transverse (Part I)

Box 6, Folder 6

Rise of Ranges—Shortening, Transverse (Part II)

Box 6, Folder 7

Rise of Ranges—Uplift

Box 6, Folder 8

Rise of Ranges—Wedges, Blind Thrusts and Active Folds

Box 6, Folder 9

Rise of Ranges—Xenoliths in C2 Volcanoes

Box 7, Folder 1

Articles—Life-Origins, Extinctions, Etc.

Box 7, Folder 2

Articles—Man: Prognosis, Geological History (Part I)

Box 7, Folder 3

Articles—Man: Prognosis, Geological History (Part II)

Box 7, Folder 4

Articles—General: A-C

Box 7, Folder 5

Articles—General: D-F

Box 7, Folder 6

Articles—General: G-L

Box 7, Folder 7

Articles—General: M-N

Box 7, Folder 8

Articles—General: P-Y

Box 8, Folder 1

Fault-Lake Seismic Reflection Project

Box 8, Folder 2

Geologic Guides and Tools

Box 8, Folder 3

Geology/Geophysics: Instruments, Techniques

Box 8, Folder 4

Palaeoparadoxia

Box 8, Folder 5

Radioactive Waste Disposal

Box 8, Folder 6

"Stepovers of Motion"

Box 8, Folder 7

Super-Collider: Recent Information

Box 8, Folder 8

Correspondence: Atilla Ayadin, 1984

Box 8, Folder 9

Correspondence: General

Box 8, Folder 10

Notes and Articles—Miscellaneous

Box 8

Photos: Oso Cr. Near Cachuma Reservoir, Santa Barbara Co.

Box 8

American Geophysical Union. Selected Papers on the Toa Baja Drilling Project, Puerto Rico .

Box 8

Durham, David L. Geology of the Tierra Redona Mountain and Bradley Quadrangles Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, California .

Box 8

Hall, Clarence A., Jr. Geology and Paleontology of the Pleasonton Area, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California .

Box 8

U.S. Department of Energy, Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Progress Report on the Scientific Investigation Program for the Nevada Yucca Mountain Site .

Box 8

Woodward-Clyde Consultants. Review of the Pacific Northwest Earthquake of December 14, 1872 .

Box 9

Metal Notebook with Leather Pencil Pouch

Box 9

Cardboard Global Reference Frame

 

Papers Accession ARCH-2002-019

Note

Album was received without negatives in envelopes numbered 29, 63, 65, 80, 82, 87, 89, 92, 96, 97, 99, 100
 

Photographs

Box 1, Folder 1

Arizona, 1937

Box 1, Folder 2

Assorted locations: Wheeler Ridge, CA, 1948; Old Woman Mountains, CA; near Crystal Lake, 1938; near Ventura, 1938; Shelton & Sumpfs area, 1940; Paloma Creek; Humboldt Mountains; Sonora Range

Box 1, Folder 3

Berkeley area (Claremont chert), 1937

Box 1, Folder 4

Candelaria, NV, 1939

Box 1, Folder 5

Candelaria, NV - negatives 1939, 1948

Box 1, Folder 6

Candelaria, NV, 1949

Box 1, Folder 7

Candelaria, NV, - negatives, probably 1949

Box 1, Folder 8

Candelaria, NV, 1953

Box 1, Folder 9

Candelaria, NV, no date

Box 1, Folder 10

near Clear Lake, no date

Box 2, Folder 1

Darwin, March 1942

Box 2, Folder 2

Darwin to Death Valley, Feb. 1942

Box 2, Folder 3

Death Valley 1940

Box 2, Folder 4

Edna, CA, tar sands, 1944

Box 2, Folder 5

Ganim mine, July 1942 (includes Ganim house, Joseph S. Ganim, and group of Ben Page, Lauren Wright, and Ganim

Box 2, Folder 6

Gold Field, NV, Nov. 1942

Box 2, Folder 7

Keeler oasis, 1942

Box 2, Folder 8

Leavenworth (WA), area I and II

Box 2, Folder 9

Leavenworth (WA), area IV

Box 2, Folder 10

Leavenworth (WA), area V and VI

Box 2, Folder 11

Leavenworth (WA), area VIII

Box 2, Folder 12

Leavenworth (WA), miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 13

Leavenworth (WA), illustration of lateral moraine of Leavenworth stage

Box 2, Folder 14

Leavenworth (WA), assorted images, mostly not labeled, 1939 and no date

Box 2, Folder 15

Leavenworth (WA), area – negatives, probably of Leavenworth area

Box 3, Folder 1

Negatives, without prints [wharf at ocean, group of 7 men, train at Sierra Talc Company, 2 illustrations, and 3 images of children]

Box 3, Folder 2

Nevada, 1934

Box 3, Folder 3

New Mexico trip, May-June 1942

Box 3, Folder 4

Panamint Mountains, ca. 1930

Box 3, Folder 5

Point Arena

Box 3, Folder 6

Santa Cruz area, 1944 (includes images of men surveying

Box 3, Folder 7

Santa Ynez, summer 1947 – with captions

Box 3, Folder 8

Santa Ynez, summer 1947 – no captions or duplicates

Box 3, Folder 9

Santa Ynez, summer 1947 – negatives

Box 3, Folder 10

Summer Geology, 1941 (Idaho) and undated

Box 4, Folder 1

Summer Geology, 1946 – Arroyo Seco

Box 4, Folder 2

Summer Geology, 1946 – Arroyo Seco, duplicate images

Box 4, Folder 3

Summer Geology, 1946 – Arroyo Seco, no number, no caption (print and negative)

Box 4, Folder 4

Summer Geology, 1946 – Arroyo Seco, negatives

Box 4, Folder 5

Summer Geology, 1946 – Nevada

Box 4, Folder 6

Summer Geology, 1947 – Nevada, Summit King area (includes 2 images of the group)

Box 4, Folder 7

Summer Geology, 1948 – Nevada and unspecified

Box 4, Folder 8

Summer Geology, 1948 (possibly – images of Reliz Canyon and Arroyo Seco)

Box 4, Folder 9

Summer Geology, 1949

Box 4, Folder 10

Superior Talc Mine, Sierra Nevada near Independence, White Eagle Mine, 1942 (includes image of Lauren Wright with other people)

Box 5, Folder 1

Talc, assorted images, 1942

Box 5, Folder 2

Talc City Mine, Inyo County, CA, 1942

Box 5, Folder 3

Talc City Mine, negatives of maps and illustrations

Box 5, Folder 4

Tar sands

Box 5, Folder 5

Tioga Pass, White Mountain Mine, July-Aug. 1942; includes image of Lauren Wright and survey car

Box 5, Folder 6

Utah, near Zion Canyon, 1937

Box 5, Folder 7

Wright, Lauren, at White Eagle Mine, May 1942

Box 5, Folder 8

Yosemite Falls, dry season, 1940

Box 5, Folder 9

Album of negatives from Page's student years (labeled No. V), 1929-1932, with index. Appear to be from summer geology trips and camping/hiking trips, along with images of students and his Encina dorm room. Prints from four negatives (#60a and b, #61, #62) have been added to GP (#16073-16076).