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Primary Creator: Jillson, Willard Rouse -- 1890-1975

Extent: 66.0 MS boxes

Arrangement:

Arrangement of the collection is alphabetical within series:

Series 1 - Life and Works

Series 2 - Geology - Subject Files

Series 3 - Geology - Sketch Maps

Series 4 - Maps - Kentucky Counties and Related Areas

Series 5 - Maps - Historical

Series 6 - General History

Series 7 - Other Countries

Series 8 - Photographs

Series 9 - Pamphlets

Part 2 - Writings

Note regarding records in Part 2 of collection: These materials were originally held by Syracuse University but were deaccessioned by that institution and donated to Berea College in 1994.  They were added to Berea’s Jillson collection in August 2000.  They consist mainly of Jillson’s correspondence with the Syracuse Archives and typescripts of many of his published works.

Subjects: Cartography -- Kentucky., Coal -- Geology -- Kentucky., Geology -- Kentucky., Jillson, Willard Rouse -- 1890-1975., Kentucky -- History., Kentucky -- Maps.

Languages: English

Abstract

Willard Rouse Jillson was born May 28, 1890, in Syracuse, New York where as a youth he was greatly interested in natural science, geography, and travel. His undergraduate degree (Syracuse, 1912) was followed by a Masters at the Washington State University (1915) and further studies at the University of Chicago and Yale. He was awarded honorary doctorates by Syracuse University (1921) and Berea College (1925).  After working as a petroleum geologist in the South and West, he came to Kentucky in 1917 where he proceeded to amass a fortune dealing in oil, gas and coal leases. It was also at this time that he married Oriole Marie Gormley of Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Kentucky.

In 1919, Governor A. O. Stanley appointed Jillson as the State Geologist for the Department of Geology and Forestry. This Department was later reorganized with the Geology section becoming the Kentucky Geological Survey. A major achievement of Jillson’s administration was the publishing of at least one map for each of Kentucky’s 120 counties, an effort that contributed greatly to the rapid exploitation of the state’s coal and gas resources. Additional endeavors included teaching Geology at the University of Kentucky, serving as curator of the Kentucky State Museum, and membership on the Kentucky’s State Park Commission (chairman 1924-1928) during which time the first four Kentucky state parks were established.

After Jillson’s 1932 resignation from state service he continued to write extensively, work as a consultant for coal, oil, and gas companies, and teach Geology at Transylvania University (1947-1951). After leaving Transylvania he devoted much time to the acquisition and development of Kentucky gas and coal properties. Dr.  Jillson was also an avid historian and naturalist with wide ranging interests in Kentucky history. In addition to numerous Geological works, he published widely in such fields as paleontology, regional history, bibliography, and biography.   Jillson died at the age 85 in Louisville, Kentucky, October 4, 1975.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These are correspondence, maps, photographs and published works of Willard Rouse Jillson (1890-1975) who served as Kentucky State Geologist from 1919 to 1932.  Material of particular interest in this collection are a nearly complete set of Kentucky county survey maps executed while Jillson was State Geologist and over 2000 photographs that document Kentucky’s geography and culture as well geological features. Additionally there are manuscripts and published copies of several of his many publications including Geography of Kentucky and Oil and Gas Resources of Kentucky.

Subject/Index Terms

Cartography -- Kentucky.
Coal -- Geology -- Kentucky.
Geology -- Kentucky.
Jillson, Willard Rouse -- 1890-1975.
Kentucky -- History.
Kentucky -- Maps.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Accruals: Note regarding records in Part II of collection: These materials were originally held by Syracuse University but were deaccessioned by that institution and donated to Berea College in 1994. They were added to Berea’s Jillson collection in August 2000. They consist mainly of Jillson’s correspondence with the Syracuse Archives and typescripts of many of his published works.

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: Federal copyright regulations apply; cite all information.

Preferred Citation: (Object Identification), Willard Rouse Jillson Papers. Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, KY.

Processing Information: The finding aid was created by Joyce Hannan in 1980 and revised by Harry Rice in 2001.  The finding aid was later updated in March 2015 and April 2019.

Other Note: BCA 0020 SAA 019


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Series 1: WritingsAdd to your cart.
Box 47Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, January-May 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, August-November, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, February-June, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, July-December 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, January-April 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, May-December 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Box 48Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Advance of Geology in KentuckyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Answering SilhouettesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: The Beauchamp-Sharp Tragedy in American Literature--, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Biangular Faulting in the Outer Bluegrass RegionAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Bibliography of Bath County, Kentucky--typescript, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bibliography of Bath County, Kentucky--pamphlet, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bibliography of the Big Sandy Valley--pamphlet, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bibliography of the Big Sandy Valley--typescript, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bibliography of Clark County, Kentucky--pamphlet, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Photographs and Sketches from Clark CountyAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Bibliography of the Green River Valley--typescript, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Bibliography of the Green River Valley--pamphlet, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Bibliography of the Green River Valley--manuscript, 1968Add to your cart.
Box 49Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bibliography of Henry County, Kentucky--typescript, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bibliography of Jefferson County, Kentucky--pamphlet, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bibliography of the Kentucky River Valley--typescript, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bibliography of Knox County, Kentucky--pamphlet, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bibliography of the Licking River Valley--manuscript, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bibliography of the Licking River Valley--typescript, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bibliography of Madison County, Kentucky--typescript, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bibliography of Madison County, Kentucky--pamphlet, 1964Add to your cart.
Box 50Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bibliography of Menifee County, Kentucky--typescript, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bibliography of Menifee County, Kentucky--typescript, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bibliography of Mercer County, Kentucky--pamphlet, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bibliography of the Mineral Resources of Kentucky-- typescript, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bibliography of the Mineral Resources of Kentucky-- pamphlet, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bibliography of the Mineral Resources of Kentucky-- typescript,1966Add to your cart.
Box 51Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bibliography of Morgan County, Kentucky--pamphlet, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bibliography of Morgan County, Kentucky--manuscript, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bibliography of Morgan County, Kentucky--typescript, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bibliography of Paul Sawyier, American Artist--pamphlet, 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bibliography of Woodford County, Kentucky--typescript, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Brachiospongia Minimus--pamphlet, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Catalogs: Marlborough Rare BooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Catalogs: Gilhofer & RanschburgAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Catalogs: AmericanaAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Chronology of Paul Sawyier, American Artist--pamphlet, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Chronology of Paul Sawyier, American Artist--typescript, 1965Add to your cart.
Box 52Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cluster of Normal Faulting in the Northwestern Bluegrass Region Of Kentucky--typescript, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Courier", 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Delineation of the Mesozoic Course of the Kentucky River... pamphlet, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Ductus Excelsus--pamphlet, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Ductus Excelsus--clipping and pamphletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Ductus Excelsus--typescriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Ductus Excelsus--newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Early Clark County, Kentucky--pamphlet, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Early Clark County, Kentucky--proof sheetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Early Clark County, Kentucky--manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Box 53Add to your cart.
Folder 1: History of Early Clark County, Kentucky--typescript, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 2: History of Early Clark County, Kentucky--manuscript, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Early Times--pamphlet, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Eucalyptocrinus Faerstei: A New Crinoid in the Lower Silurian in Kentucky--manuscript and typescript, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Extinct Vertebrata of the Pleistocene in Kentucky--pamphlet, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Extinct Vertebrata of the Pleistocene in Kentucky--typescript, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: same, manuscript, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 8: same, proof sheets, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: same, proof sheets, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Selected Bibliography on the Extinct Vertebrata of the Pleistocene in Kentucky--typescript, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: same, typescript, 1968Add to your cart.
Box 54Add to your cart.
Folder 1: History of the First Presbyterian Church--proof sheets, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: same, typescript, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: First Presbyterian Church, Annual Report, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Geologic Reconnaissance through Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York--pamphlet, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Geologic History of Kentucky--proof sheets, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Geologic History of Kentucky--typescript, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Geology of the Area About Stanton, Kentucky--typescript, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Geology of the Area About Virden, Kentucky--pamphlet, manuscript, and proof sheets, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 9: same, typescript, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Geology of the Camp Pleasant Branch Fault--manuscript and typescript, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Geology of Casey County, Kentucky--manuscript, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 55Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Geology of Casey County, Kentucky--pamphlet, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: same, proof sheets, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Geology of Crystal Cave--pamphlet, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Geology of Estill County, Kentucky--manuscript, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: same, pamphlet and proof sheets, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 6: same, proof sheets, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: same, typescript, 1966Add to your cart.
Box 56Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Geology of a Faulted Area South of Jeptha Knob--typescript, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Geology of Fayette County, Kentucky--proof sheets, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Geology of Fayette County, Kentucky--proof sheets, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Geology of Fayette County, Kentucky--proof sheets, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 5: same, typescript, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: same, typescript and manuscript, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: same, manuscript, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: same, pamphlet, 1968Add to your cart.
Box 57Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Geology of Flag Fort Fault--pamphlet, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 2: same, typescript and manuscript, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: same, proof sheets and typescript, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Geology of the Glencairn and Pine Ridge Faults--pamphlet, typescript, and manuscript, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: same, pamphlet and illustrations, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Geology of the Hardwick Creek Fault--pamphlet and typescriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: same, manuscript, maps, and pamphlet, 1963Add to your cart.
Box 58Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Geology of Henry County, Kentucky--typescript, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: same, typescript and illustrations, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: same, typescript, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: same, proof sheets and manuscript, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 5: same, pamphlet and proof sheets, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 6: same, unbound printing, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 7: same, proof sheets, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 8: same, manuscript, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Geology of the Mina Dome--manuscript, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 10: same, typescript, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 11: same, pamphlet, 1963Add to your cart.
Box 59Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Geology of a New Exploratory--manuscript, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Geology of a New Oil Pool in Casey County, Kentucky--typescript, (2 copies), 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: same, manuscript, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Geology of the Pitman Oil Pool in Kentucky--pamphlet, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Geology of Powell County, Kentucky--typescript, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Geology of the Winchester Disturbance--typescript and pamphlet, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The Haggard Limestone--pamphlet, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 8: In Memory of Stephen Collins Foster--pamphlet and article, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 9: In Those Days--pamphlet, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: In Those Days--manuscript and typescript, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 11: In Those Days--proof sheets, 1968Add to your cart.
Box 60Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Kentucky Historical Society--booklet, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Library of Congress--Theodore Roosevelt Centennial, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Mayflower Compact--typescript, manuscript, proof sheets, and pamphlet, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Maysville Earth Slides--typescript and illustrations, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Memorial to the Upper Benson Church--manuscript, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Mid-Paleozoic Faulting in Eastern-Central Kentucky--manuscript, typescript, and pamphlet, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 7: same, typescript and proof sheetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Narrative of a Caughnawaga Captive: A Glimpse of Ohio Under the French Flag, 1755-1760--typescript, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Notes on the Spread of Ice Age Mammalia--manuscript and typescript, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Notes on the Pleistocene Vertebrata of Kentucky--notecards, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Paul Sawyier and His Paintings--pamphlet and proof sheets, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Presbyterian Church: History of the First Presbyterian Church, Frankfort, Kentucky and Sketches of Some Additional Early Presbyterian Churches in Kentucky", 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Presbyterian Church: Recent Anniversaries of Three Early Presbyterian Churches in Central Kentucky --, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Presbyterian Church: Some Early Presbyterian Churches in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, 1783-1815 --, 1964Add to your cart.
Box 61Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Professional Engineer in Kentucky (January 1967): includes The Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers: The Early Years--typescript and manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Red River Iron Works--photographs and maps, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Red River Iron Works--pamphlet, manuscript and typescript, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The St. Peter Sandstone in Eastern Central Kentucky--manuscript, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The St. Peter Sandstone in Eastern Central Kentucky--pamphlet, typescript, and proof sheets, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Scientific Writings and Cartographic Work of Willard Rouse Jillson by Anne E. Overstreet, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 1965: The Miscellaneous Writings of Willard Rouse Jillson by Anne E Overstreet,Add to your cart.
Folder 7: A Selected Bibliography on the American Indian--typescript and pamphlet, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 8: same, typescript, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 9: same, proof sheets and pamphlet, 1964Add to your cart.
Box 62Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Slides (unidentified)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sketches of Early Frankfort, Kentucky--pamphlet and typescript, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: same, manuscript and proof sheets, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Synod of Kentucky (Presbyterian): minutes and reports, 1964-66Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Teddy Roosevelt and the Boy from Syracuse--typescript, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Who's Who in AmericaAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: With Compass and Chain--pamphlet, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Yale University Library materials, 1964-66Add to your cart.
Box 63Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Miscellaneous Drafts, Typescripts, and NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Miscellaneous Drafts, Typescripts, and NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Miscellaneous Drafts, Typescripts, and NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous Drafts, Typescripts, and NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous Drafts, Typescripts, and NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Miscellaneous Drafts, Typescripts, and NotesAdd to your cart.
Box 64: Geology History and Miscellaneous Vols. I-IVAdd to your cart.
Box 65: Geology History and Miscellaneous Vols. V-VIIIAdd to your cart.
Box 66Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Papers on History and Geology, 1919-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Papers on Geology, 1917-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "The Changing Kentucky River", 1943Add to your cart.

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