Willard Rouse Jillson Geology - General Information Papers,1918-ca. 1960

Descriptive Summary

Willard Rouse Jillson Geology - General Information Papers,1918-ca. 1960
Jillson, Willard Rouse
4.8 lin. ft.
Geology, economic -- Research
Geography -- Research
Geography of Kentucky, by Willard Rouse Jillson (manuscript)
Natural Gas, by Willard Rouse Jillson (manuscript)
Natural resources
Natural gas
Mines and mining -- Surveys, geological
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
Berea College

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Jillson's correspondence, notes, and reports reflect his activities as consultant for a variety of mining and other private interests which used his services for geological field survey work undertaken after 1931. Other files reflect Jillson's activities as State Geologist and as a professor of geology at the University of Kentucky. The bulk of materials, however, documents Jillson's private business affairs and personal research.
Scope and Content
Materials consist of maps, logs, charts, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and bibliographies relating generally to the geology of Kentucky and to Willard Rouse Jillson's Kentucky geological studies.
Included are materials relating to Kentucky natural resources such as coal, natural gases, oil, and shale, and to Kentucky's general geography. Included are unpublished Jillson manuscripts, "Geography of Kentucky" (with research notes and related correspondence), and "Natural Gas" (n.d.).
Unpublished inventory/register.