Collection includes diagrams from Appalachian structures labeled "Experiments in Folding"; a pamphlet "Bailey Willis Speaks";
two typescript papers on geology, 1944 and undated; report on the San Andreas Fault Valley, ca. 1933; report of the Golden
Gate Bridge & Highway District regarding Willis' criticism of the bridge foundation and his comment on the report, 1934-35;
biographical materials, 1949-62; and a manuscript poem by Willis, 1939.
After early studies in Germany, Bailey Willis attended Columbia University and was awarded the degree of Mining Engineer in
1878 and of Civil Engineer in 1879. In 1884 he began his career with the United States Geological Survey, working chiefly
in the Pacific Northwest. He made geological research trips to China and Argentina, before coming to Stanford University in
1915 to succeed John C. Branner as head of the Department of Geology. Willis was a popular teacher and lecturer and taught
at Stanford until his retirement in 1922.
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