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Willard Jillson Geology of Union Co. manuscript, 1943

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Finding aid prepared by Desiree' H. Perry


Willard Jillson

Geology of Union Co. manuscript




University of Kentucky Special Collections


Collection is arranged by format.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

46M128: [identification of item], Willard Jillson Geology of Union Co. manuscript, 1943, University of Kentucky Special Collections.


0.23 Cubic feet

1 box


Willard Jillson was a historian and a geologist who was born on May 28, 1890 in Syracuse, New York. He taught geology at the University of Kentucky in 1918 and then served as the Kentucky State Geologist from 1919 to 1932. After retiring in 1932, Jillson continued to write books, and serve as a consultant for coal, oil, and gas companies. He also taught geology at Translyvania University from 1947 to 1951. He died on October 4, 1975 in Louisville, KY.

Guide to the Willard Rouse Jillson Papers. Hutchins Library Special Collections and Archives. Berea College, n.d. Web. 8 Sept. 2011.

Scope and Content

The Willard Jillson Geology of Union Co. manuscript collection contains two proofs as well as four copies of the manuscript itself. There is a first draft (with author/editor notes) manuscript, two printer's manuscripts (one with annotations), and an original handwritten manuscript.


  • Kentucky--Maps.
  • Union County (Ky.)
  • Coal--Kentucky.
  • Gas industry--Kentucky.
  • Geology--Kentucky.
  • Oil wells--Kentucky.

Collection Inventory

Geology of Union County proofs, 1943
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Geology of Union County manuscripts, 1943
[Box: 1, Folder: 2-3]

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