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Personal papers of Frank Foley

Call Number: PP 297


Foley taught Geology at the University of Kansas from 1954-1974. This collection consists of project records and diaries.


  • Creation: 1954 - 1974


Conditions Governing Access

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.

All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Frank Foley (1906-1985)

Frank Foley received his B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1929 and his Ph.D. from the University of Princeton in 1938. He joined the University of Kansas faculty in the Department of Geology. He was a State Geologist and the Director of the State Geological Survey for Kansas in addition to his teaching duties. He retired in 1974 and died in 1985.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 297

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Frank Foley Collection
Personal papers of Frank Foley
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal papers of Frank Foley, University Archives, PP 297, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States