J Harlen Bretz was an undergraduate student at Albion College between 1901 and 1905.  He reconnected with Albion in the 1960s, after the college  established the Department of Geological Sciences.  Dr. Larry Taylor led groups of students and faculty to Bretz’ home in Homewood, IL during the 1970’s.   Many stories from his early life are recounted in his unpublished memoirs.   This web-site is dedicated to Bretz and celebrates his connection with Albion College.

The content of this site managed by the Department of Geological Sciences, Albion College, and is largely based on information gathered and presentations given by Dr. Lawrence D. Taylor, Professor Emeritus and founding member of the Department of Geological Sciences.