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Guide to the Robert R. Compton Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0382
    Creator: Compton, Robert R.
    Title: Robert R. Compton papers
    Dates: 1947-1984
    Physical Description: 1.5 Linear feet
    Summary: Compton earned his A.B. in 1943 and his Ph.D. in physical science in 1949 from Stanford University. He joined the Stanford faculty in the Dept. of Geology in 1949 and was appointed full professor in 1962. His MANUAL OF FIELD GEOLOGY is recognized as the definitive work on this subject.
    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

    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

    Robert R. Compton Papers (SC0382). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    The papers largely consist of his field notebooks, 1947-49 and 1955-73, some of which contained reading notes and bibliographies. Also included are the typescripts of several chapters from a book on field geology, 1984; and one letter from R. I. Harker. The California notes appear to be research for his Stanford doctorate: PETROLOGY OF THE SOUTHWESTERN PART OF THE BIDWELL BAR (30') QUADRANGLE, CALIFORNIA, (1949). Other geologic areas covered include the Grouse Creek Range in Utah, the Santa Lucia range in California, the Santa Rosa mountains in Nevada, and the British Isles (England, Scotland, Ireland).

    Description of the Collection

    Compton earned his A.B. in 1943 and his Ph.D. in physical science in 1949 from Stanford University. He joined the Stanford faculty in the Dept. of Geology in 1949 and was appointed full professor in 1962. His MANUAL OF FIELD GEOLOGY is recognized as the definitive work on this subject.

    Access Terms

    Compton, Robert R.
    Stanford University. Dept. of Geology--Faculty.
    Field notes
    Geology--California --Butte County.
    Geology--Field work.
    Geology--Great Britain.
    Geology--Ireland.
    Geology--Nevada.
    Geology--Research.
    Geology--Utah--Grouse Mountains.