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Guide to the Tjeerd H. van Andel Papers
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Description
The collection includes correspondence, research, publication and committee files, with some photographs.
Background
Born in the Netherlands, Tjeerd H. van Andel came to the United States in 1957. He taught at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Oregon State before coming to Stanford in 1976. He was an authority on the geology of ocean floors and mid-ocean ridges, with an interest in the prehistory of landscape and civilization which has led to work on climatic change and its economic ramifications. He was a co-leader of Project FAMOUS (French American Mid-Ocean Undersea Study), data from which led directly to the confirmation of plate tectonic theory. Van Andel died in 2010.
Extent
21.5 linear feet (20 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.