A Guide to the James R. Kiker Geology Class Notebooks, 1953-1954
James Richard "Jim" Kiker was born on January 23, 1931 in Electra, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas with a BS degree in Geology in 1954. He served three years in the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps, 1954 to 1957, then accepted a commission in the Naval Reserve, retiring in 1981. He worked as a Subsurface Geologist with Mobil Oil Company de Venezuela, and as a Special Agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence in New Orleans, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio.
With his wife Jackie and their two sons, Kiker moved to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for a five year tour in 1969, then to Camp Pendleton for three years. He was transferred to Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego and then to NAS Corpus Christi until he retired in 1981. He also worked as Security Manager for the Navy Exchange in Yokosuka, Japan, and in Port Hueneme, California. In 1990 Kiker established an income tax service in the Rio Grande Valley. He died in Corpus Christi, Texas, on March 29, 2012.
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The James R. Kiker Geology Class Notebooks, 1953-1954, contain class notes and lab exercises for nine Geology courses that Kiker took at the University of Texas: Subsurface Geology (Dr. S. P. Ellison); Economic Geology of Metals; Historical Geology; Optical Mineralogy (Dr. S. E. Clabaugh); Ground Water; Petrology; Structural Geology (Dr. R. L. Folk); Triassic and Jurassic Stratigraphy; and Sedimentation.
This collection is open for research use.
James R. Kiker Geology Class Notebooks, 1953-1954, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by archives staff, February 1989.
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