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Guide to the Bailey Willis Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0200
    Creator: Willis, Bailey, 1857-1949
    Title: Bailey Willis papers
    Dates: circa 1900-1962
    Physical Description: 0.75 linear foot
    Summary: 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.
    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

    In part, gift of Branner Earth Sciences Library, 1979.

    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

    Bailey Willis Papers (SC0200). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.

    Description of the Collection

    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.

    Access Terms

    Stanford University. Dept. of Geology--Faculty.
    Willis, Bailey, 1857-1949
    Appalachian Mountains.
    Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)
    San Andreas Fault (Calif.)