The materials consist of photographs, lecture notes, letters, books, and manuscripts documenting Shockley’s career as a mining
engineer and professor at Stanford, including documentation of geology expeditions to Alaska, China and Russia.
William Hillman Shockley (1855-1925) was an American mining engineer and amateur photographer. He worked and traveled in Russia,
Korea, Australia, and China, and was active in the Chinese mining regions during the same approximate period when another
American, Herbert Hoover, also worked as a young mining engineer. Shockley was the father of William B. Shockley, inventor
of the transistor and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1956). He married May Bradford, who had been a federal deputy
surveyor of the mineral lands. The Shockley's son William B. was born in England in 1910; they returned to the U.S. in 1913.
2.25 Linear feet (5 boxes)
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