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

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Willard Rouse Jillson Geology - General Information Papers


1918-ca. 1960


Berea College Special CollectionsBerea, Kentucky 40404

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Copyright has not been assigned to Berea College.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Willard Rouse Jillson Geology - General Information Papers, KYSX226-A, 1918-ca. 1960Special Collections, Berea College, Berea, Ky.


4.8 lin. ft.


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 Included are unpublished Jillson manuscripts, "Geography of Kentucky" (with research notes and related correspondence), and "Natural Gas" (n.d.).

Unpublished inventory/register.


  • Geology, economic -- Research
  • Geography -- Research
  • Geography of Kentucky, by Willard Rouse Jillson (manuscript)
  • Natural Gas, by Willard Rouse Jillson (manuscript)
  • Natural resources
  • Coal
  • Natural gas
  • Shale
  • Mines and mining -- Surveys, geological
  • Oil

User Restrictions

Open to researchers.

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