Guide to the Olaf Pitt Jenkins Papers , 1929-1973 (bulk 1946-1958)

Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
© 1999
The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Olaf Pitt Jenkins Papers , 1929-1973 (bulk 1946-1958)

Collection number: M0531

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Patricia White
Date Completed:
1990 Feb.
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Olaf Pitt Jenkins Papers ,
Date (inclusive): 1929-1973 (bulk 1946-1958)
Collection number: Special Collections M0531
Creator: Jenkins, Olaf Pitt, 1889-
Extent: .5 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Olaf Pitt Jenkins Papers , M0531, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical Note

Olaf P. Jenkins, son of Stanford University professor Oliver P. Jenkins, earned his A.B., 1913, M.A., 1915, and PhD., 1930, from Stanford University. He worked for state geological surveys in Tennessee, Washington, and Arizona and held positions with several private companies. In 1929 he joined the California State Division of Mines and Mining, serving as State Mineralogist and Chief of the Division from 1947 to his retirement in 1958.

Scope and Content

This collection, dating from 1929 to 1973, largely relates to Jenkins' career with the California State Division of Mines and Mining and includes correspondence, biographical material, talks, and memorabilia. The bulk of the collection is correspondence concerning his appointment as Chief of the Division, 1947, and his retirement in 1958. Also included is Jenkins' memoir, 1973, of life at Cedro Cottage on Stanford's campus, where he lived as a child.

Access Terms

California. Division of Mines and Mining.
Stanford University--Cedro Cottage.
Stanford University--History.
Geologists--California.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Biographical material, 1947-1973

Box 1, Folder 2

Professional record

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence, A-C

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence, D-G

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence, H-J

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence, K-M

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, N-Q

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence, R-Z

Box 1, Folder 9

Outgoing correspondence, 1947

Box 1, Folder 10

Outgoing Correspondence, January-February, 1958

Box 1, Folder 11

Outgoing Correspondence, March-August, 1958, and undated

Box 1, Folder 12

Letters of Commendation file, CA Division of Mines, 1946-1947

Box 1, Folder 13

Bibliography cards

Box 1, Folder 14

Directory of Consulting Engineers and Architects of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 1957

Box 1, Folder 15

Memorabilia

Box 1, Folder 16

Mining and Metallurgical Society of America Newsletter, 1958

Box 1, Folder 17

Talks, 1929-1953