Contents and Arrangement

"Sea-Floor Spreading", 1968

1 folder

Collection Overview

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

Archival Appraisal Information:

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

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

"Sea-Floor Spreading"; Collection of Harry H. Hess Materials, C1696, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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