Early accessions include minutes, by laws, correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other records of the School, 1940-92; minutes,
notices, correspondence, by-laws, reports, and miscellaneous records of the Associates of the School of Earth Sciences, 1940-63;
a portfolio on the School with photographs and architectural drawings, 1947; and portraits and photographs of faculty, students
(including a 1903 geology field trip), and several of Ruth Wattis Mitchell, a benefactor of the School. Of note in the records
are minutes, memoranda, and correspondence pertaining to the organization of the School of Mineral Sciences, 1940, and the
Report on the School of Mineral Sciences by the Visiting Committee of the Associates of the School of Mineral Sciences, June
14, 1957. Series 2016-135 contains meeting records, correspondence, speeches, presentations, essays, media (photographs, CDs,
DVDs, audio cassettes), and documents related to the activities of the School of Earth Sciences. The School was founded in
1891 and underwent several name changes until 2015 when it was renamed to School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.
This collection contains items from as far back as 1893 and items as recent as 2005.
When Stanford University opened in 1891, two of its academic departments were Geology and Mining Engineering. When the departments
were organized into Schools in 1926, geology became part of the School of Physical Sciences and mining was placed in the School
of Engineering. In January 1947, the School of Mineral Sciences was organized, with A.I. Levorsen as its first Dean. The School,
known now as the School of Earth Sciences, has five departments: applied earth sciences, environmental studies, geology, geophysics,
and petroleum engineering.
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