Francis Pettijohn papers Edit


MS 0638


  • 1929-1951 (Creation)


  • 18.75 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    15 record center cartons




  • Abstract

    Francis John Pettijohn (1904-1999) was an American geologist.This collection consists of research materials and notes from 1929 through 1951. This collection is unprocessed.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is not processed and therefore has not been prepared for research use. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

  • Scope and Contents

    Research materials and notes from 1929 through 1951 form the bulk of Dr. Pettijohn's papers. In addition, there are field notebooks, conference and professional materials, and notes for his courses.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Francis John Pettijohn was born June 20, 1904 in Waterford, Wisconsin. He received his bachelor's degree, masters degree, and Ph.D from the University of Minnesota in 1924, 1925, and 1930, respectively. He taught geology or earth sciences at the University of California, the University of Chicago, Oberlin College, and Macalester College before becoming a professor of geology at Johns Hopkins University in 1952. During his academic career, he also completed research assignments for the United States Geological Survey. His particular field of interest and research was sedimentary geology.

    At the time of his death in May 1999, he was widely considered the founder of modern sedimentology.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated in January 1997.

  • Processing Information

    This collection has not been processed.

  • Custodial History

    Collected from Professor Pettijohn's office in Olin Hall, January 1997.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Name of folder or item], [Date], [Box number], [Folder number], [Collection title], [Collection number], Special Collections, The Johns Hopkins University.

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