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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Bailey Willis papers
    Dates: 1916-1943
    Collection Number: 26011
    Creator: Willis, Bailey, 1857-1949.
    Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives .
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The papers relate to the activities of Stanford University and former Stanford students during World War I, the Tacna-Arica boundary dispute, European topography, and submarine warfare logistics during World War II, in writings, studies, correspondence, and photographs.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: In English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Bailey Willis papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1926.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the library catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    Bailey Willis Papers, The Huntington Library
    David Starr Jordan Papers, Hoover Institution Archives
    Bertram David Wolfe Papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical/Historical Note

    March 31, 1857 Born, New York, U.S.
    1878-1879 Graduated Columbia University with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1878 and in civil engineering in 1879
    1881-1884 Survey geologist for the Northern Pacific Railroad
    1884-1915 Worked for the USGS
    1889 Named director of the Appalachian division
    1893 Author of The Mechanics of Appalachian Structure
    1895 to 1902 Lectured on geology at Johns Hopkins University
    1900 Appointed as head of the Division of Areal Geology of the United States Geological Survey (USGS)
    1903 Led an expedition to northern China, an experience later described in his book Friendly China
    1910-1914 Consulted for the government of Argentina, an experience later recorded in his book a Yanqui in Patagonia
    1910 Awarded the Gold Medal of the Société de Géographie of France
    1915-1922 Professor and chairman of the geology department at Stanford University
    1918 Served as chief, Latin American Division, the Inquiry
    1920 Elected to the National Academy of the Sciences
    1921-1926 Served as a President of the Seismological Society of America
    1936 Awarded the Legion of Honor, Belgium
    1944 Awarded the Penrose Medal by the Geological Society of America
    1949 Died, Palo Alto, California

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers relate to the activities of Stanford University and former Stanford students during World War I, the Tacna-Arica boundary dispute, European topography, and submarine warfare logistics during World War II, in writings, studies, correspondence, and photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Stanford University.
    Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920). United States Division of Territorial, Economic and Political Intelligence.
    Military topography.
    Tacna-Arica question.
    World War, 1914-1918--Peace.
    World War, 1914-1918--United States.
    World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations--Submarine.
    Chile--History.
    Peru--History.