Department of Geological Sciences records
Scope and Contents
Collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, and films including those records of Samuel Dicken and Warren Smith.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Permanent University Archive public records are available for research, and are subject to state, and in some cases federal freedom of information laws. In compliance with applicable state and federal laws, including, but not limited to, FERPA and HIPAA, specific records that are legally protected, sensitive, private, or confidential are exempt (not subject to disclosure) and closed to protect individual privacy. Access to paper records will be granted after a professional review of the records occurs based on regulations in state and federal laws. Contact Special Collections and University Archives well in advance in order to access these records.
Collection includes sound recordings, moving images, and digital files to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of listening or viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections and University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.
Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.
If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.
Biographical / Historical
Geology has been taught at University of Oregon since its establishment in 1876. Thomas Condon was the first and only professor of Geology until 1904; he retired in 1906. The Department of Geological Sciences currently offers undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D degrees in this field. Geography was once a part of the Geology department until the Department of Geography was officially created in 1932. However, the archives show that the two departments were intertwined until the 1960's.
Source: University Archives alphabetical subject files, UA Ref 1, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
1.5 linear feet (1 containers) : 1 record storage box
Language of Materials
Geology has been offered at the University of Oregon since its establishment in 1876, and Thomas Condon was the first and only professor of Geology until 1904. Collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, and films.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon.
Continued transfers of records from the Department of Geological Sciences are expected indefinitely.
- Administrative records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Dicken, Samuel N. (Samuel Newton), 1901-1989
- Geologists -- Oregon -- Eugene Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Geology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Oregon -- Eugene Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Smith, Warren D. (Warren DuPré), 1880-1950
- University of Oregon. Department of Geography
- University of Oregon. Department of Geology
- Guide to the Department of Geological Sciences records
- Complete Description
- Jenn Newby
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
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