Register of the Bailey Willis papers

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Register of the Bailey Willis papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Lyalya Kharitonova
Date Completed:
2009
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC record by David Sun.
© 2009 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

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.
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Publication Rights

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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.


Box: 1-2

Writings, studies, and reports, 1942-1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

"Santa Catarina Island, Brazil, Memorandum for Rear Admiral H. C. Train, Director, Naval Intelligence, Washington, D. C.," 26 August 1942

Box/Folder: 1 : 2-3

"Servicing Submarines off Brazil, 1-2, Study of Rendezvous between Mother-ship and U-boat, December 1942 - March 1943 ("...under the auspices of the War Service of Stanford University, Professor E. A. Cottrell, chairman, a branch of the Military Intelligence, HQ in San Francisco, Colonel A.E. Ahrends in command)," March 1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

"Servicing Submarines in the Atlantic," sequel to "Servicing Submarines off Brazil," circa 1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

"Gulf Weed and Submarine, Study For General Arnold and Admiral Train," February 1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

"Servicing Submarines on the West Coast of Africa, Study of Rendezvous between Mother-ship and U-boat," July 1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

"Northern Adriatic; Coast of Dalmatia, Fiume to Zengg, Istrian Peninsula, Illustrated by Photographs taken in 1905," September 1943

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

"Italy; Bologna and Florence, Illustrated by Photographs taken in 1905," September 1943

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

"The Lower Danube; the Iron Gate, Illustrated by Photographs taken in 1905," September 1943.

Scope and Content Note

(Excerpt from Topography and Strategy in the War, H. Holt, 1917)
Box/Folder: 2 : 2

"Notes on the Valleys of the Apennines, Illustrating the Occurrences of the Terraces in Relation to Defense," September 1943

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

"Karpathian Mountains in Galicia, Illustrated by Photographs taken in 1905," October 1943

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

"Danube above Vienna, Illustrated by Photographs taken in 1905 and Engravings," October 1943

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

"Public Utilities Committee General Plan for the Occupation of Manila, Seminar-project of the Naval School of Military Government and Administration," Columbia University, November 1943

Box: 2

Correspondence, 1916-1943

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Defense Council correspondence with the Department of Geology, 1916-1918

Box/Folder: 2 : 7-8

Letters from students of the Department of Geology who went to the War, 1916-1919

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

Santa Cruz Military Survey by Department of Geology, 1917-1932.

Scope and Content Note

Includes memoranda
Box/Folder: 2 : 10

Letter to Charles E. Hughes on Tacna-Arica controversy, 7 February 1923.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photos of Tacna, Peru, 1923
Box/Folder: 2 : 11

Letter from Pierre Denis to Bailey Willis, 2 October 1924

Box/Folder: 2 : 12

Letters to be placed with the Reports for Military Intelligence and Strategic Services, 1941-1943