Collection includes minutes, by laws, correspondence, reports,
memoranda, and other records of the School, 1940-92; minutes, notices, correspondence,
by-laws, reports, and miscellaneous records of the Associates of the School of Earth
Sciences, 1940-63; a portfolio on the School with photographs and architectural
drawings, 1947; and portraits and photographs of faculty, students (including a 1903
geology field trip), and several of Ruth Wattis Mitchell, a benefactor of the School. Of
note in the records are minutes, memoranda, and correspondence pertaining to the
organization of the School of Mineral Sciences, 1940, and the Report on the School of
Mineral Sciences by the Visiting Committee of the Associates of the School of Mineral
Sciences, June 14, 1957.
When Stanford University opened in 1891, two of its academic departments were Geology
and Mining Engineering. When the departments were organized into Schools in 1926,
geology became part of the School of Physical Sciences and mining was placed in the
School of Engineering. In January 1947, the School of Mineral Sciences was organized,
with A.I. Levorsen as its first Dean. The School, known now as the School of Earth
Sciences, has five departments: applied earth sciences, environmental studies, geology,
geophysics, and petroleum engineering.
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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:
This collection is open for research.