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Harrington (George) Photograph Albums and Papers
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Information about Access
  • Ownership & Copyright
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  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection

  • Language of Material: Undetermined
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: George Harrington photograph albums and papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0592
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1921-circa 1993
    Date (bulk): 1921-1928

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Gift of William C. Harrington, 1993.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    George Harrington Photograph Albums and Papers (SC0592). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    George Harrington, born in Minnesota in 1883, earned his engineer's degree from the Minnesota School of Mines in 1912. He was a geologist with Standard Oil in Argentina from 1921 to 1943. He retired to Palo Alto in 1943; after the war he became a research associate to Stanford paleontologists Myra Keen and Hans Thalman. His daughter Jane Harrington Jones, Stanford class of 1941, established the George L. Harrington Faculty Scholar Fund in his honor.

    Description of the Collection

    The major part of this collection is two albums of photographs from Harrington's work and travels in Bolivia and Argentina, 1921-1926 and undated. Images include villages, local people, trekking on mountain trails and by river boat, geologic formations, other geologists, oil rigs, and various camps established by the oil company. There is one photo of the Harrington family, ca. 1930. Other papers include a copy of a letter from Harrington written in La Paz, Bolivia, about difficulties with instruments and weather, 1925; a Christmas card with a sketch of the camp at Senillosa; a copy of Harrington's typescript memoirs; and a booklet on the George L. Harrington Faculty Scholar Fund at Stanford University which includes a short biography of Harrington, ca. 1993.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Petroleum industry and trade -- Argentina.
    Petroleum industry and trade -- Bolivia.
    Geology -- Photographs. -- Argentina
    Geology -- Photographs. -- Bolivia
    Smith, Judy
    Stanford University. Department of Geology