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Franklin Bell Hanley papers

Identifier: 732

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence concerning his teaching positions and other professional activities, such as college representative for McGraw-Hill and manager of a mineral water distribution firm. A small collection of his personal letters are also in this collection, including correspondence of William H. Emmons, head of the Dept. of Geology and Mineralogy at the University of Minnesota and director of the Minnesota Geological Survey. In addition, one folder contains manuscripts, lists of his publications, outlines and abstracts of talks on geological subjects that he gave before the Minnesota Geological Society and a paper on the geology of the Black Hills region, which he wrote while a student at the University of Minnesota.


  • Creation: 1918-1942


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Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the Franklin Bell Hanley papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of Franklin Bell Hanley (1898-1944)

Franklin Bell Hanley was born in 1898. He earned his degree from the University of Minnesota and was an instructor in the Geology Department from 1937 to 1942. He also taught at George Washington University and Columbia. In addition to his teaching duties, Franklin Hanley was a field geologist for the Minnesota Geological Survey and a member of the Minneapolis Geological Society.

In World War I, Franklin Hanley served as an army officer in the infantry; he continued his service to the military in World War II by taking a leave of absence from the University of Minnesota in June 1942 to become executive secretary at the Naval Radio and Sound Laboratory in San Diego, California. Franklin Hanley died on April 24, 1944 at the age of 45.


1 box (0.5 linear feet)


Collection contains correspondence, personal letters, publications and papers of Franklin Bell Hanley, instructor of geology at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The Hanley papers were received on January 25, 1953.

Franklin Bell Hanley papers, 1918-1942
Archives Staff; updated by Karen Spilman
January 2005
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