Willard Rouse Jillson papers, 1918-1963, 1933-1963 (bulk dates)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Willard Rouse Jillson papers, 1918-1963, 1933-1963 (bulk dates)
Creator
Jillson, Willard Rouse, 1890-1975.
Extent
10 cubic ft.
Subjects
Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820.
Boone, Squire, 1744-1815.
Hardin, Wesley.
Durrett, Reuben T. (Reuben Thomas), 1824-1913.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
McChesney, Harry Vernon, 1868-1947.
Smith, James, 1737-1812.
Books--Kentucky.
Frontier and pioneer life--Kentucky.
Geology--Kentucky.
Taverns (Inns)--Kentucky.
Kentucky--Bibliography.
Kentucky--History.
Kentucky--Maps.
Kentucky--Periodicals.
Kentucky River--History.
Kentucky River--Channels.
Frankfort (Ky.)--History.
Lexington (Ky.)--History.
Mammoth Cave (Ky.)--History.
Kentucky River Valley--History.
Cumberland River Valley (Ky. and Tenn.)--History.
Casey County (Ky.)--History.
Cumberland County (Ky.)--History.
Green County (Ky.)--History.
Hopkins County (Ky.)--History.
Kentucky County (Ky.)--History.
Marion County (Ky.)--History.
Powell County (Ky.)--History.
Pulaski County (Ky.)--History.
Wayne County (Ky.)--History.
Woodford County (Ky.)--History
Arrangement
Arranged by accession number.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Geologist, historian. Jillson was born in Syracuse, N.Y. He studied geology at Syracuse University, receiving his A.B., M.A, and in 1921, his PhD. there. In 1917, he came to Kentucky to do field work, and in 1918 was named state geologist. In 1920 he became the head of the Sixth Kentucky Geological Survey, a position he held until 1932. He was the first commissioner of state parks in Kentucky. He taught at the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University. He was a prolific writer, publishing 18 books on Kentucky geology, along with innumerable pamphlets and articles. In addition, he was a historian by avocation, and wrote numerous books and articles on Kentucky history.
Scope and Content
This is an artificially constructed collection of some of Jillson's writings, which is actually comprised of 103 separate accessions. It is made up of the typed manuscripts of pamphlets and articles, the bulk of them having to do with the geology of different areas in Kentucky. There are 60 pieces in this group, of which 11 are on abandoned channels of the Kentucky River. There are 26 pieces on topics generally related to Kentucky history, including some bibliographies and checklists, on such topics as early newspapers, Indian captivities, Squire Boone, and early taverns in the state. There are 17 bibliographies on areas in Kentucky, of which 11 are on individual counties, and most of the rest on natural features, such as river valleys and Mammoth Cave. Information on geological aspects of any of the topics in the latter two groups may be included as part of the coverage.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
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