Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7246
Osburn, Raymond Carroll, 1872-1955
Raymond Carroll Osburn Papers, 1905-1955 and undated
Raymond Carroll Osburn (1872-1955) received his B.S. (1898) and M.S. (1900) degrees from Ohio State University and his Ph.D. degree in 1906 from Columbia University. In 1898 Osburn was appointed Instructor of Biology and Embryology at Starling Medical College, and from 1899 to 1902 he was Professor of Biology at Fargo College. After studying at Columbia on a fellowship from 1902 to 1903, he taught at the New York High School of Commerce for four years. His other academic appointments included Assistant Professor of Zoology, 1907-1910, and Professor of Biology, 1910-1915, at Barnard College; Professor of Biology, 1915-1917, at Connecticut College for Women; and Professor of Zoology and Entomology and Entomology Department Chairman, 1917-1942, at Ohio State. In addition, he was Associate Director, 1910-1915, of the New York Aquarium; summer Director, 1918-1937, of the Franz Theodore Stone Laboratory of Ohio State; and Research Associate on Bryozoa, 1945-1952, at the Allan Hancock Foundation of the University of Southern California.
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
These papers consist of a small amount of Osburn's correspondence, research notes and drafts of publications on bryozoans, and original pen drawings of bryozoans.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Osburn, Raymond Carroll, 1872-1955
- Ohio State University
- Columbia University
- Starling Medical College
- Fargo College (N.D.)
- New York High School of Commerce
- Barnard College
- Connecticut College for Women
- New York Aquarium
- Franz Theodore Stone Laboratory (Put-in-Bay, Ohio)
- Allan Hancock Foundation
- University of Southern California
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7246, Raymond Carroll Osburn Papers