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Guide to the Bailey Willis Papers
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Description
Collection includes diagrams from Appalachian structures labeled "Experiments in Folding"; a pamphlet "Bailey Willis Speaks"; two typescript papers on geology, 1944 and undated; report on the San Andreas Fault Valley, ca. 1933; report of the Golden Gate Bridge & Highway District regarding Willis' criticism of the bridge foundation and his comment on the report, 1934-35; biographical materials, 1949-62; and a manuscript poem by Willis, 1939.
Background
After early studies in Germany, Bailey Willis attended Columbia University and was awarded the degree of Mining Engineer in 1878 and of Civil Engineer in 1879. In 1884 he began his career with the United States Geological Survey, working chiefly in the Pacific Northwest. He made geological research trips to China and Argentina, before coming to Stanford University in 1915 to succeed John C. Branner as head of the Department of Geology. Willis was a popular teacher and lecturer and taught at Stanford until his retirement in 1922.
Extent
0.75 linear foot
Restrictions
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.
Availability
This collection is open for research.