Personal papers of Wallace E. and Iris C. Pratt
Wallace Pratt graduated from the University of Kansas in 1907 with a degree in Geology. This collection contains clippings, articles, biographical information, and other group involvement.
- Creation: 1943 - 1971
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Biography of Wallace E. Pratt (1885-1991)
Wallace E. Pratt was born March 15, 1885, in Phillipsburg, Kansas. Pratt received four degrees from the University of Kansas (1908 , 1909, 1914) and was named a distinguished Service Citizen in 1945. The Erasmus Haworth Distinguished Alumni Award was given to him in 1950.
Pratt, the first geologist ever employed by Humble Oil, was considered by many to be one of the world's foremost exploration geologists. Pratt acquired considerable land in far west Texas that he later gave to the National Park Service along with his house, which he desired to be used as a ranger station.
2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Language of Materials
Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)
- Guide to the Wallace E. and Iris C. Pratt Collection
- Personal papers of Wallace E. and Iris C. Pratt
- Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2021.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
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- Preferred citation
Personal papers of Wallace E. and Iris C. Pratt, University Archives, PP 86, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas