Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7274
Koelz, Walter, 1895-1989
Walter Koelz Itinerary, 1936-1941, 1948
Walter Norman Koelz (1895-1989), zoologist and botanist, was born in Waterloo, Michigan. He received an A.B. degree from Olivet College in 1915, and his A.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in 1917 and 1920, respectively. In 1919, Koelz held the position of Curator of Fishes at the Museum of Zoology at Michigan. From 1919 to 1927, and again in 1930, Koelz worked for the United States Bureau of Fisheries. From 1935 to 1941, and from 1947 to 1949, Koelz was a plant explorer for the United States Department of Agriculture.
The itinerary, compiled in 1948, documents Koelz's plant explorations in Ceylon, India, Afghanistan, and Iran from 1936 to 1941.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Koelz, Walter, 1895-1989
- Olivet College
- University of Michigan
- University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology
- United States. Bureau of Fisheries
- United States. Department of Agriculture
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7274, Walter Koelz Itinerary