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Guide to the William Hillman Shockley Papers
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biograhpical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC1108
    Creator: Shockley, William Hillman, 1855-1925.
    Title: William Hillman Shockley papers
    Dates: circa 1860-1971
    Bulk Dates: 1890-1920
    Physical Description: 2.25 Linear feet (5 boxes)
    Summary: The materials consist of photographs, lecture notes, letters, books, and manuscripts documenting Shockley’s career as a mining engineer and professor at Stanford, including documentation of geology expeditions to Alaska, China and Russia.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
    Stanford University Libraries.
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    The materials are open for research use.

    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 94305-6064. 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

    [identification of item], William Hillman Shockley Papers (SC1108). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Associated Materials

    William Hillman Shockley Collection (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Special Collections)
    William Hillman Shockley Photographs (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

    Biograhpical/Historical note

    William Hillman Shockley (1855-1925) was an American mining engineer and amateur photographer. He worked and traveled in Russia, Korea, Australia, and China, and was active in the Chinese mining regions during the same approximate period when another American, Herbert Hoover, also worked as a young mining engineer. Shockley was the father of William B. Shockley, inventor of the transistor and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1956). He married May Bradford, who had been a federal deputy surveyor of the mineral lands. The Shockley's son William B. was born in England in 1910; they returned to the U.S. in 1913.

    Scope and Contents

    The materials consist of photographs, lecture notes, letters, books, and manuscripts documenting Shockley’s career as a mining engineer and professor at Stanford, including documentation of geology expeditions to Alaska, China and Russia.

    Access Terms

    Shockley, William Hillman, 1855-1925.
    China--Pictorial works.
    Coal mines and mining--China.
    Coal mines and mining--Russia.
    Documentary photography--China.
    Documentary photography--Russia.
    Mining engineering--Pictorial works.
    Mining geology.
    Photoprints.
    Russia--Pictorial works