Collection includes diagrams from Appalachian structures labeled
"Experiments in Folding"; a pamphlet "Bailey Willis Speaks"; two typescript papers on
geology, 1944 and undated; report on the San Andreas Fault Valley, ca. 1933; report of
the Golden Gate Bridge & Highway District regarding Willis' criticism of the bridge
foundation and his comment on the report, 1934-35; biographical materials, 1949-62; and
a manuscript poem by Willis, 1939.
After early studies in Germany, Bailey Willis attended Columbia University and was
awarded the degree of Mining Engineer in 1878 and of Civil Engineer in 1879. In 1884 he
began his career with the United States Geological Survey, working chiefly in the
Pacific Northwest. He made geological research trips to China and Argentina, before
coming to Stanford University in 1915 to succeed John C. Branner as head of the
Department of Geology. Willis was a popular teacher and lecturer and taught at Stanford
until his retirement in 1922.
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