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Bradford Willard Correspondence and Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0113
The collection contains two three-ring albums (Album I: A – L; Album II: M – Y and list of dinner guests) and 13 black and white photographs. Eleven of the photographs are in Mylar sleeves and two small are included in one of the letters

Dates

  • 1898 - 1960

Creator

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Overview

A collection of student tributes written on the occasion of Lehigh Geology professor Dr. Bradford Willard’s retirement at the end of the Spring Semester 1959. Dr. Willard’s wit and the esteem his peers held for him are humorously recalled in letters from some correspondents who could not attend the honorary dinner.

Biographical / Historical

Bradford Willard was a member of Lehigh’s Class of 1921 receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received both a Master of Arts and a PhD from Harvard University (1922, 1923). He was born 1894 in Brooklyn, New York. He served in the Army in World War I. At Lehigh he was an Assistant Professor of Geology 1938-39 and Professor and Head of the Department of Geology from 1939 to 1959. Although he retired in 1959, he continued field trips with the geology students. He was highly regarded by his peers and students in the geological field. Based on the content of the correspondence in this collection, his students acknowledged his sense of humor and good nature. He died in 1973.

Arrangement

Alphabetically and chronologically.

Related Materials

Willard, Bradford. Lehigh County Pennsylvania Geology and Geography. LX M647L Willard, Bradford. 1932. Devonian faunas in Pennsylvania. 557.3 P41 4SER BG No. 4 Willard, Bradford. 1939. Guide of the Geology of the Upper Schuylkill Valley. 557.3 P41 4 SER BG No. 14. Willard, Bradford. 1939. Highway Geology Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. 557.3 P41 4SER BG No. 4. Willard, Bradford. 1958. Guide to the Highway Geology from Harrisburg to Bald Eagle Mountain. 557.3 P41 4 SER BG No. 29. Willard, Bradford. 1962. Pennsylvania Geology Summarized. SC Pam 2017

Willard, Bradford. Lehigh County Pennsylvania Geology and Geography. LX M647L Willard, Bradford. 1932. Devonian faunas in Pennsylvania. 557.3 P41 4SER BG No. 4 Willard, Bradford. 1939. Guide of the Geology of the Upper Schuylkill Valley. 557.3 P41 4 SER BG No. 14. Willard, Bradford. 1939. Highway Geology Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. 557.3 P41 4SER BG No. 4. Willard, Bradford. 1958. Guide to the Highway Geology from Harrisburg to Bald Eagle Mountain. 557.3 P41 4 SER BG No. 29. Willard, Bradford. 1962. Pennsylvania Geology Summarized. SC Pam 2017

Creator

Title
Bradford Willard Correspondence and Photographs
Author
Ilhan Citak and Eleanor Nothelfer
Date
2015-04-06

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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