Contents and Arrangement

JOIDES Advisory Panel, dates not examined

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of Hess's papers, articles, reports, lecture notes, on-site field notes, notebooks, correspondence, committee materials, off-prints, unpublished papers, photographs, documents, seismological charts, slides, and printed matter, as well as some papers of others. The professional correspondence includes letters from colleagues in academe, the U.S. government, geological organizations, and scientific societies. Much of the material in the collection covers the varied scientific topics with which Hess was engaged-in particular, Hess's work with the National Academy of Sciences' Space Science Board, which advises the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on scientific matters. Hess participated in the academy-sponsored Mohole Project, which had the objective of drilling a hole through "Moho," the Mohorovicic seismic discontinuity separating the mantle of the earth from its crust. The collection also contains work Hess did for the Office of Naval Research of the Navy Department, including material relating to his theory of continental drift. Furthermore, there are materials pertaining to the Princeton Caribbean Research Project, organized and directed by Hess, which explored every aspect of Caribbean geology.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

JOIDES Advisory Panel; H. H. Hess Papers, C0444, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 25