Papers of Hans Suess, an Austrian-born geochemist who pioneered radiocarbon dating techniques and was a founding faculty member
of the University of California, San Diego. His papers span the years 1875-1991 and contain grant proposals, conference materials,
subject files, photographs, and writings by Suess and others. The collection also contains correspondence with prominent scientists
and UC San Diego faculty. Many of the correspondence files and the writings by Suess are in German.
Hans Eduard Suess was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1909. He was the son of Franz E. Suess, former professor of geology at the
University of Vienna, and Olga Frenzl Suess. His grandfather was Eduard Suess, who wrote
The Face of the Earth, an early work in geochemistry.
29.0 Linear feet
(69 archives boxes, 1 card file box and 5 oversize folders)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.