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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

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Osburn, Raymond Carroll, 1872-1955
Title: Raymond Carroll Osburn Papers
Dates: 1905-1955 and undated
Quantity: 1.25 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7246
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

Historical Note

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.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7246, Raymond Carroll Osburn Papers

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Container List

Series 1

Correspondence, 1915, 1921, 1936, 1939, 1946, 1949 and undated.

This series consists of a small amount of Osburn's professional correspondence concerning the identification of Bryozoans. Specimen lists are attached to several letters.

Box 1

Folder 1 Correspondence, 1915, 1921, 1936, 1939, 1946, 1949 and undated

Box 1 of 3

Series 2

Research Notes and Drafts of Publications, 1905-1949, 1955 and undated.

This series consists of drafts of publications on bryozoans; research notes; coastal station records; and notes on various orders of bryozoans.

Box 1

Folder 2 Lists of Atlantic Bryozoa, 1905-1940

Box 1 of 3

Folder 3 Lists of Pacific Bryozoa, 1926-1949

Box 1 of 3

Folder 4 "Annotated Bibliography of the Ecology of Marine Bryozoa," 1955

Box 1 of 3

Folder 5 "The Bryozoa of the Gulf of Mexico," 1955

Box 1 of 3

Folder 6 "The Circumpolar Distribution of Arctic-Alaskan Byrozoa," 1955

Box 1 of 3

Folder 7 "The Southern Range of Arctic Bryozoa on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America," 1955

Box 1 of 3

Folder 8 "The Southern Range of Arctic Bryozoa with Distribution According to Temperature," 1955

Box 1 of 3

Folder 9 "The Bryozoa," undated

Box 1 of 3

Folder 10 "Taxonomic Characters," undated

Box 1 of 3

Folder 11 Bryozoa Checklist of North American East Coast, undated

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Folder 1 American Atlantic Coast Station Records of Bryozoa, undated

Box 2 of 3

Folder 2 Bryozoa Species Record, undated

Box 2 of 3

Folder 3 Notes on Ctenostomata, undated

Box 2 of 3

Folder 4 Notes on Cyclostomata, undated

Box 2 of 3

Folder 5 Notes on Beaufort Bryozoa, undated

Box 2 of 3

Folder 6 Notes on Electra monostachys, undated

Box 2 of 3

Folder 7 Unpublished notes, undated

Box 2 of 3

Folder 8 Miscellaneous notes, undated

Box 2 of 3

Series 3

Pen Drawings of Bryozoa, 1945 and undated.

This series consists of original pen drawings of bryozoans.

Box 2

Folder 9 Original pen drawings, Santa Barbara, California, 1945

Box 2 of 3

Folder 10 Original pen drawings, undated

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Folders 1-3 Original pen drawings, undated

Box 3 of 3