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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7424

Ulke Family

Ulke Family Papers, 1890-1891, 1924, 1933, 1947 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Ulke Family
Title: Ulke Family Papers
Dates: 1890-1891, 1924, 1933, 1947 and undated
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7424
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers include two address books kept by Henry Ulke, with notes in German; a list of Coleoptera collected by Titus Ulke for his father in the Black Hills of South Dakota, with determinations made by Henry Ulke; a topographical map of the Maryland-Pennsylvania border; and newspaper clippings about Titus Ulke.

Historical Note

Henry Ulke (1821-1910) was born in Prussia, but emigrated to the United States as a young man. A painter by profession, Ulke was also an amateur entomologist, and collected beetles avidly. Ulke amassed an impressive collection of insects, which he eventually donated to the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. Ulke's son, Titus (1866-1961), shared his father's interest in entomology and often helped gather specimens for his father's collection.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consists of two address books kept by Henry Ulke, with notes in German; a list of Coleoptera collected by Titus Ulke for his father in the Black Hills of South Dakota, with determinations made by Henry Ulke; a topographical map of the Maryland-Pennsylvania border; and newspaper clippings about Titus Ulke.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7424, Ulke Family Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Ulke Family Papers. 1890-1891, 1924, 1933, 1947, and undated. Focus is on Dr. Titus Ulke. Contains correspondence, list of beetles collected, and copy of newspaper article.

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