Robert S. Waite professional papers

Robert S. Waite professional papers

Dates: 1966-2004

The Robert S. Waite professional papers consist of newspaper clippings, brochures and other related materials to his work as a geologist. Much of the collection deals with Waite's work on the conversion of the Great Basin to a national park as well as his efforts in establishing the Dinosour National Monument into a national park.

  • Extent: 3 folders (.1 linear feet)
  • Creator: Waite, Robert S. (Robert Starr), 1930
  • Call Number: MSS 6797
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Robert S. Waite professional papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6797; Robert S. Waite professional papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6797, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Robert Starr Waite in 2004.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Robert Starr Waite; 2004.
Related Material
The proposed Great Basin National Park : a geographical interpretation of the southern Snake Range, Nevada; F 847 .G74 W33x 1974 v.1. The Robert Starr Waite Papers at the University of Utah contain two boxes with information on the work of Robert Starr Waite especially on his work with Dinosaur National Monument.;
Subject Terms
Dinosaur National Monument (Colo. and Utah); Environment and Conservation; Environmental Activism; Geology--United States; Great Basin National Park (Nev.)
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Pamphlets
Processing Information
Katie Connors and Mary Downs, student processors; John Murphy, curator; 2009.
Appraisal Information
20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts because of collection devleopment policy 5. VI. "Environmental history."
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Waite (Robert S.) professional papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie Connors and Mary Downs, student processors; John Murphy, curator; 2009
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:22-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Robert Starr Waite (1930-) did interpretive work on parks and also taught Geology and universities in Utah and California.

Robert Starr Waite was born in 1930. Robert Waite was a former Park Naturalist at Zions National Park. He conducted interpertive works at parks. He co-founded the Utah Geographical Society. He has taught Geology at UCLA, University of California, Brigham Young University, Weber Sates and University of Utah. He is known as the father of Great Basin National Park in easter Nevada which was founded on 27 October 1986. He is an advocate of turning the Dinosour National Monument, located in northwestern Colorado and eastern Utah, into a national park.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts