Papers of William Whitehill Rand (1902-1988), geologist, engineer, and petroleum prospector. The collection includes documents,
maps and some artifacts related to Rand's career in geology, marine engineering, and the oil industry. The maps are scientific
and some include offshore sounding data. Most are maps of the coast of California, particularly in Santa Barbara, Ventura
and Los Angeles counties. The records of his company, Submarex, its subsidiaries, and the ships used, make up the bulk of
this collection. These include financial records as well as correspondence regarding work contracts and labor relations. This
company, based in Santa Barbara, was heavily involved in the transformation of Santa Barbara from a relatively unknown area
(geologically) to a major oil-producing region between 1947 and 1960. The collection also contains correspondence, meeting
minutes, journal articles, newspaper clippings, reports, log books, catalogs, and project files on deep sea drilling and ocean
William Bradford Whitehill Rand was born January 17, 1902, in Salt Lake City. He received his A.B. in Geological Sciences
from UC Berkeley in 1926 and his PhD in Geological Sciences from UC Berkeley in 1933, with a dissertation entitled The Geology of Santa Cruz Island, California.
12 linear feet
(8 records containers, 1 box, 3 oversize boxes, and 2 map folders)
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