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Milnor Roberts papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 211

Scope and Contents

Project, research, and field work files include:

Africa, Kenya colony;

Idaho- Shoshone and Silver City

Washington - Lewis (county?), Cowlitz - anthracite coal deposit (1931)

Grays harbor;

Mount Rainier mining company;


Seattle Sand and Gravel company;

Superior Portland Cement company;

U.S. Bureau of mines - war production of chrome in Oregon (1918);

report on wells along Columbia river, report by Milnor;

field books;

Colorado Springs - envelope of "house receipts" (1892);

and many other files titled with project, research subject, or company name.


  • 1892-1950
  • Majority of material found within 1901 - 1950


Biographical / Historical

Milnor Roberts (1877 - ?) was a mining engineer and professor. He began a forty-six year career as a professor at the University of Washington in 1901. He also became Dean of the College of Mines at UW.


1 linear feet (2 contianers) : 2 manuscript boxes

Language of Materials



Milnor Roberts (1877-1965) was a mining engineer, a professor, and Dean of the College of Mines at the University of Washington. The collection (1901-1945) contains project, research, and field work files on mines, harbors, and mining projects in many western states and in Africa, and material includes reports, correspondence, notes, maps, and printed material.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff 1970s, and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the William Milnor Roberts Papers
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid 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).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA