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Hess, Harry Hammond
Collection of Harry H. Hess Materials
Manuscripts Division
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0.21 linear feet and (1 container)
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box B-001831


Consists primarily of a few writings and field notes of American geologist Harry Hammond Hess (1906-1969).

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection includes a few materials related to American geologist Harry Hammond Hess (1906-1969), including a brief autobiographical sketch; field notes from an expedition to the Caribbean in early 1932 relating to the U.S. Navy-Princeton Gravity Experiment, 1932) and other miscellaneous notes; a typescript on sea-floor spreading and one on ocean basins; and a manuscript copy of Hess's Brooks Fellowship report, "A Geological Excursion in the USSR" (1937). A few letters are scattered throughout.

A couple of items in the collection were not created by or may not relate to Hess.

Collection History


Gift of The Bancroft Library in 2017 (AM 2018-16).


No materials were removed from the collection during 2022 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in 2022. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in 2022.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication 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 Special Collections 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:

Collection of Harry H. Hess Materials; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box B-001831