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Collier Cobb (1862-1934) and Cobb Residence Hall

Jennifer Krause UNC Chapel Hill
North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives

This residence hall, built in 1952, honors longtime Carolina professor Collier Cobb. A native of North Carolina, Cobb attended Harvard University, where he received a B.A. degree in geology in 1889 and an M.A. in 1894. In 1892, he joined the university’s faculty to teach geology and mineralogy and served as chair of the department until his death in 1934. His research specialty was coastline sands and soils along.