What do you know about Robert S. Platt?

Robert Swanton Platt (1891-1964) was born in Columbus, Ohio, studied at St. George's School and the Hotchkiss School, and graduated from Yale in 1914. After teaching for a year at Yale in China at Changsha, he returned to the United States to enter the Department of Geography of the University of Chicago in 1915. Despite the interruption of military service during World War I, he completed his Ph.D. and was appointed an instructor in the Department in 1920. For the next thirty-seven years, Platt remained at the University of Chicago as assistant professor (1921-1927), associate professor (1927-1939), professor (1939-1957), and chairman (1949-1957) of the Department of Geography.

Source: University of Chicago Library, Guide to the Robert S. Platt Papers 1898-1980

Robert S. Platt was the author of the 1927 work "Field Study of Republic, Michigan: A Community in the Marquette Iron Range", Scottish Geographical MagazineVol. XLIV, pp. 193204. A copy is held at the Northern Michigan University Olson Library. (source) He also wrote the 1931 "An urban field study: Marquette, Michigan", also held at the NMU library. (source)