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Guide to the Bailey Willis Geological Formations Photographs
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  • Overview

    Call Number: A0099
    Creator: Willis, Bailey, 1857-1949.
    Title: Bailey Willis Geological formations photographs
    Dates: 1884-1899
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    Custodial History

    Administrative transfer from the Dept. of Geology, 2000

    Information about Access


    Ownership & Copyright

    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 and University Archives.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Bailey Willis Geological Formations Photographs (A0099). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Bailey Willis, a member of the United States Geological Survey, came to Stanford University in 1915 to succeed John C. Branner as head of the Department of Geology and taught here until his retirement in 1922.

    Scope and Content

    This album contains photographs of various geological formations, including columnar basalt, monoclinal ridges and folds, sandstone dikes, and exfoliated granite. Locations include New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, California (Lassen, Inyo, and Shasta Counties), Colorado (Garden of the Gods and Golden), Nebraska (Sioux and Banner Counties), and South Dakota (Big Bad Lands and the Black Hills). Photographers and dates are identified on only a few images. In one image (taken in Wilbur, New York) an outdoor advertisement for a performance of Uncle Tom's Cabin is visible on a shed.