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Thomas R. Neff papers

Identifier: 09-03---003

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondences, research proposals, newspaper clippings, photographs, negatives, slides, maps, oversize foldouts, college lecture notes, faculty course lecture documents, university related documents, charts, transparences, printed materials, newsletters, field notebooks, and scholarly publications.


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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Thomas R. Neff completed his B.S. and M.S. in geology in 1960 and 1963 from the University of Utah. He started working at Weber State College in 1968 in the Department of Geology and Geography (now the Department of Geosciences) as Earth science teaching faculty and received his doctorate from Stanford University in 1969. While at Weber he taught, conducted research, wrote research proposals and grants, and completed extensive field studies in Utah and Southwestern U.S. geology. Dr. Neff became a full professor at Weber in 1976. His main areas of research publication were the Oslo Area in Norway and the Buffalo Mountains Pluton in Humboldt county, Nevada. Dr. Neff promoted education of local geology through extensive field trips, internship proposals, and proposals for funding through grant agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (now the Department of Health and Human Services) and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Neff was advisor to the geology club in the 1970s. He died near Delta, Utah in 1981 in an automobile accident while conducting research in the field.


11.09 Linear Feet (14 boxes)

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Arranged into 11 series Series 1: College papers and lecture notes, 1953-1981; Series 2: University Documents, 1968-1980; Series 3: Field documents, 1950-1980; Series 4: Geologic sites, United States, 1964-1977; Series 5: Geologic sites, international, 1974-1979; Series 6: Organizations and publications, 1952-1980; Series 7: Research, 1969-1978; Series 8: Correspondences, 1968-1981; Series 9: Media, 1968-1977; Series 10: Oversize foldouts, 1950-1981; Series 11: Maps.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

There are no physical access or technical access restrictions.

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the Department of Geology (1996-051)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the Department of Geosciences, Weber State University


No accruals are expected.


Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes, please credit the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.

Thomas R. Neff papers
Daniel Cureton
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Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408