The working papers, correspondence, publications and biographical material of Robert Phillip Sharp form the collection known
as the Papers of Robert P. Sharp in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology. Sharp was a long-time member,
and for some years chairman, of the geology division at Caltech.
Robert Phillip Sharp was born in 1911 in Oxnard, California. He attended the California Institute of Technology, where he
earned his BS degree in 1934 and his MS degree a year later. In 1938 he received his PhD in geology from Harvard University,
with a study of the structure and geomorphology of the Ruby-East Humboldt Range in Nevada.
Copyright may not have been assigned to the California Institute of Technology Archives. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on
behalf of the California Institute of Technology Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include
or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.