Guide to the Stanford University, School of Earth Sciences, Records

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

Call Number: SC0405
Creator: Stanford University. School of Earth Sciences
Title: Stanford University, School of Earth Sciences, records
Dates: 1903-1992
Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet
Summary: Collection includes minutes, by laws, correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other records of the School, 1940-92; minutes, notices, correspondence, by-laws, reports, and miscellaneous records of the Associates of the School of Earth Sciences, 1940-63; a portfolio on the School with photographs and architectural drawings, 1947; and portraits and photographs of faculty, students (including a 1903 geology field trip), and several of Ruth Wattis Mitchell, a benefactor of the School. Of note in the records are minutes, memoranda, and correspondence pertaining to the organization of the School of Mineral Sciences, 1940, and the Report on the School of Mineral Sciences by the Visiting Committee of the Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, June 14, 1957.
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

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

Stanford University, School of Earth Sciences, Records (SC0405). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

When Stanford University opened in 1891, two of its academic departments were Geology and Mining Engineering. When the departments were organized into Schools in 1926, geology became part of the School of Physical Sciences and mining was placed in the School of Engineering. In January 1947, the School of Mineral Sciences was organized, with A.I. Levorsen as its first Dean. The School, known now as the School of Earth Sciences, has five departments: applied earth sciences, environmental studies, geology, geophysics, and petroleum engineering.

Description of the Collection

Collection includes minutes, by laws, correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other records of the School, 1940-92; minutes, notices, correspondence, by-laws, reports, and miscellaneous records of the Associates of the School of Earth Sciences, 1940-63; a portfolio on the School with photographs and architectural drawings, 1947; and portraits and photographs of faculty, students (including a 1903 geology field trip), and several of Ruth Wattis Mitchell, a benefactor of the School. Of note in the records are minutes, memoranda, and correspondence pertaining to the organization of the School of Mineral Sciences, 1940, and the Report on the School of Mineral Sciences by the Visiting Committee of the Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, June 14, 1957.

Access Terms

Associates of the School of Earth Sciences.
Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences.
Mitchell, Ruth Wattis.
Smith, Judy
Stanford University--Students.
Stanford University. School of Earth Sciences
Stanford University. School of Mineral Sciences.
Architectural drawings.
Earth sciences--Study and teaching.
Geology--Study and teaching (Higher)--California.
Photoprints


Collection Contents

 

Records

Box 1, Folder 1

Associates of the School of Earth Sciences, 1963-1970

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, 1970-1973

Box 1, Folder 3

Memoranda and miscellaneous records, 1969-1974

Box 1, Folder 4

Drawing of H.B. Kummel, 1942

Box 1, Folder 5

Photographs - Crook, Joseph Welton

Box 1, Folder 6

______ - faculty

Box 1, Folder 7

______ - geological field party, 1903

Box 1, Folder 8

______ - Geological Society, 1905

Box 1, Folder 9

______ - Knopf, Adolph

Box 1, Folder 10

______ - Lecture by A.I. Levorsen, c. 1965

Box 1, Folder 11

______ - Mitchell, Ruth Wattis, 1968 and undated

Box 1, Folder 12

______ - Socony Mobil Oil achievement awards, 1964

Box 1, Folder 13

______ - students, 1907-1910 and undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Lithograph portrait of Adolph von Koenen

Box os, Folder 2

Portraits (prints) of Theodore J. Hoover and Robert van Vleck Anderson by Peter Van Valkenburgh, 1928

Box os, Folder 3

Photograph of a portrait of William Warren Orcuth by William Findlay, 1937

Box os, Folder 4

Portfolio on the School of Mineral Sciences, 1947, with photographs and architectural drawings

 

Records ACCN 2002-020

Box 1, Folder 1

School of Mineral Sciences, organization of, 1940

Box 1, Folder 2

Report on the School of Mineral Sciences by the Visiting Committee of the Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, June 14, 1957

Box 1, Folder 3

School of Mineral Sciences, by laws, 1957

Box 1, Folder 4

School of Mineral Sciences, by laws, 1958

Box 1, Folder 5

School of Mineral Sciences, minutes and standing committee reports, 1959-1962

Box 1, Folder 6

Fund raising brochures, 1962, 1992

Box 1, Folder 7

R. H. Anderson Memorial Fund

Box 1, Folder 8

Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, album, pp. 1-3, 1940-46

Box 1, Folder 9

Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, album, pp. 4-6, 1941

Box 1, Folder 10

Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, album, pp. 7-9, 1943-46

Box 1, Folder 11

Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, album, pp. 10-12, 1946

Box 1, Folder 12

Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, album, pp. 13-15, 1947-49

Box 1, Folder 13

Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, album, loose material, 1948-49

Box 1, Folder 14

Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, album, pp. 16-18, 1949-51

Box 1, Folder 15

Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, album, correspondence re brochure, 1949-50

Box 1, Folder 16

Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, album, loose material, 1950-51

Box 1, Folder 17

Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, album, p. 19 and last page, 1954-55

Box 1, Folder 18

Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, album, loose material, 1954

Box 1, Folder 19

Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, album covers

Box 1, Folder 20

Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, Orcutt luncheon, Stanford Illustrated Review, December 1940

Box 1, Folder 21

Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, correspondence and records, 1954-55