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Ralph Vary Chamberlin papers, 1890-1969

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Chamberlin, Ralph V. (Ralph Vary), 1879-1967
Title
Ralph Vary Chamberlin papers
Dates
1890-1969 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn0907
Summary
The Ralph Vary Chamberlin papers (1890-1969) contain correspondence, articles, essays, research and biographical materials, class records, and news clippings. Chamberlin was a biology professor at the University of Utah and wrote the centennial history of the university.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
betsey.welland@utah.edu
Access Restrictions
Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Ralph Vary Chamberlin (1879-1967) was born in Salt Lake City to William Henry Chamberlin and Eliza Frances Brown. He married Daisy Della Ferguson in 1899 and later married Edith Simmons in 1922. Chamberlin was a professor of biology at the University of Utah. Many years later, Chamberlin was commissioned to write a centennial history of the University of Utah. The history was finally published in 1960.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Ralph Vary Chamberlin papers (1890-1969) contain correspondence, articles, essays, research and biographical materials, class records, and news clippings. Most of the collection is concerned with entomology, or the study of insects. Various samples of insects retrived from the stomachs of toads made up a bulk of Chamberlin's research. Many of the papers in the collection are the results of the research. Other items include information on the University of Utah. Biographies of University faculty members are among the items in the collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Ralph Vary Chamberlin papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Ralph Vary Chamberlin papers, Accn 907, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations:Accn 907.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Correspondence, 1890-1920Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Correspondence, 1921-1926Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Correspondence, 1927-1931Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Correspondence, 1932-1934Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Correspondence, 1935-1937Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Correspondence, 1937-1939Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Correspondence, 1940-1941Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Correspondence, 1942-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Subject Files, A-Cl, 1948Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description Dates
box
9
Folder
1
Addresses
2
American Indian Materials
3
Annelida Polychaeta
4
Biographical Information
5
Centipede Reprints
6
Checklist of Millipedes of North America
7
Chilopod Reprints
8
Class Record
1948
9-10
Clippings, Newspaper and Magazine

Subject Files, Cl-EdReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Container(s) Description
box
10
Folder
1-5
Clippings, Newspaper and Magazine
6-8
Course Materials
9
Diplopod Reprints
10
Education Materials

Subject Files, En-JoReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Container(s) Description
box
11
Volume
1
John Henry Comstock, An Introduction to Entomology
Folder
1
Evolution Materials
Folder
2
"Evolution and Theological Belief"
Folder
3
Fauna of Palestine
Folder
4
History of the University of Utah
Folder
5
Insect Reprints by Other Authors
Folder
6
David Jones, Maps

Subject Files, K-SoReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Container(s) Description
box
12
Folder
1-4
Kingdom of Man
5
Life in Other Worlds
6
Life Sciences at the University of Utah
7
Meaning of Organic Evolution
8
Membership and Society Materials
9
Millipede Reprints
10-11
Miscellaneous
12
Natural History Teaching in Utah
13
Papers on the Myriopoda
14
Religion
15
Science and Reality

Subject Files, Sp-ZReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Container(s) Description
box
13
Volume
1
John Henry Comstock, The Spider Book
2
Chamberlin and Gertsch, The Spider Family Dictynidae
Folder
1-2
Spider Reprints
Folder
3
Tarantula Reprints
Folder
4
Tenayuca
Folder
5
Texcotizingo
Folder
6
Villi