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Accession 10-188

Ulrich, E. O. (Edward Oscar), 1857-1944

Edward Oscar Ulrich Papers, 1908-1944

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Ulrich, E. O. (Edward Oscar), 1857-1944
Title: Edward Oscar Ulrich Papers
Dates: 1908-1944
Quantity: 0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Collection: Accession 10-188
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession includes correspondence, notes, maps, photographs and negatives documenting Ulrich's research.

Historical Note

Edward Oscar Ulrich (1857-1944) was an invertebrate paleontologist and authority on Paleozoic fauna and formations. He developed an interest in fossils as a youth, collecting in the rich formations around his home in Covington, Kentucky. Ulrich attended German Wallace and Baldwin College at Berea, Ohio, and the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati, but did not receive a degree from either. In 1877, he was appointed Curator of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History. After working many years as a freelance geologist and paleontologist on many of the state geological surveys, Ulrich accepted appointment with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in 1897. He remained with the USGS until his retirement in 1932. He continued his paleontological studies as a Research Associate at the United States National Museum until his death.

Ulrich was an authority on Paleozoic invertebrates, especially the Bryozoa, Ostracoda, and conodonts. His bibliography included over 120 titles, with Revision of the Paleozoic System (1911), generally considered his classic work. He conducted extensive field work in the United States, England, and Europe. He was a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA), President of the Paleontological Society, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). He was the recipient of the Mary Clark Thompson Medal of the NAS in 1930, and the Penrose Medal of the GSA in 1932. Ulrich was awarded the honorary M.A. (1886) and D.Sc. (1892) from German Wallace and Baldwin College.

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Descriptive Entry

This accession includes correspondence, notes, maps, photographs and negatives documenting Ulrich's research.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-188, Edward Oscar Ulrich Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Notes: List of Films Wanted

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Folder 2 Photos: Stratigraphy at Louisville, Kentucky - 1915

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Folder 3 Photos: Geological Surveys

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Folder 4 Photos and Glass Negatives of Geology

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Folder 5 Photos of Mines from 1942

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Folder 7 Landscape and Rock Formations from Kingston, Tennessee

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Folder 8 Negatives of Asbury Park - 1908

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Folder 9 K. R. Fault at Mouth of Marble Creek, Kentucky

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Folder 10 Photographs from Norway - 1932

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Folder 11 Camp Douglas, Juneau County, Monroe County - Wisconsin

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Folder 13 Mesler, Bullermont Mt.

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Folder 15 New York, West of Watertown

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Folder 17 Photos of Cephalopods

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Folder 18 Figures of Cameroceras Brainardii

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Folder 19 Figures of Tarphyceras

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Folder 20 Photographs of Stratography in Missouri and Arkansas - April 1937

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Folder 21 Negative of Cephalopod

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Folder 23 Map and Notes on Nautiloids

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Folder 24 Photographs Showing Topography in Wisconsin - 1919

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Folder 27 Images of Limestone Caverns in Missouri

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Folder 28 Lowville Limestone, near Watertown, NY

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