Hermann F. Ulrichs papers, 1921-1976  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ulrichs, Hermann F.
Title
Hermann F. Ulrichs papers
Dates
1921-1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
.28 cubic feet plus 1 vertical file and 1 DVD-R
Collection Number
2138
Summary
Photographs, writings, and interviews of an early climber and explorer of the interior of the North Cascades, Washington discussing mountains, lakes and peaks he named
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Hermann Ulrichs was born in 1903. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1925 as a chemical engineer. For one year he worked as a research chemist in Massachusetts, then climbed the Swiss Alps before returning to earn a doctorate in chemistry at Harvard University. When he returned to the West coast he taught drama and music at the Cornish School in Seattle and in 1935 worked for the U.S. Forest Service, laying out the Pacific Crest Trail from Glacier Peak to Snoqualmie in Washington State. Mr. Ulrichs later taught at Mills College and served six years in the Navy during World War II. Afterward he earned a master's in music in 1951 to improve his concert work. He was proud to have made 21 first ascents of mountain peaks in the Northern Cascades. Mr. Ulrichs was also an avid photographer, his work often was compared to Ansel Adams. He died in 1988.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs, writings, 1921-1955, tape-recorded interview conducted by Karyl Winn, 1973; and transcript; One DVD-R, copied from tape recordings, of narratives of two mountain trips made by Hermann F. Ulrichs.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2138-001: Hermann F. Ulrichs papers, 1921-1955Return to Top

.28 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Photographs, writings, 1921-1955, tape-recorded interview conducted by Karyl Winn, 1973; and transcript.

Mr. Ulrichs, a chemical engineer and pianist, was an early climber to explore the interior of the North Cascades. His interview describes ascents of Bald Eagle, Silver Eagle, Snowking, Buckner, Booker, Cutthroat, Frisco, Hardy, Corteo, Icy, Maude, Fernow, Azurite, Carru and Osceola. He also describes several lakes or peaks he named and his survey for the Cascade Crest Trail between Stevens Pass and Cle Elum, which was never used by the Forest Service. The last tape of the interview has not been transcribed, and editing may be incomplete for the transcript corresponding to the second tape.

Digital Content/Other Formats:Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Hermann Ulrichs, 1973-74.

Description
Hermann F. Ulrichs papers

Accession No. 2138-007: Hermann F. Ulrichs papers, 1932Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Writings, 1932, undated.

Titles of articles are: "On the Use of the Iceaxe;" "The Third Ascent of North Palisade;" "Mount Stephen, an Historical Survey Including an Account of a New Route."

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Hermann Ulrichs, 1/3/1984.

Description
Hermann F. Ulrichs papers

Accession No. 2138-008: Hermann F. Ulrichs audio recordings, 1976Return to Top

1 DVD-R

Scope and Content: One DVD-R, copied from tape recordings, of narratives of two mountain trips made by Hermann F. Ulrichs. The first narrative is a 10 minute description of a trip Ulrichs took with four boys from the Cornish School in Seattle in March 1934 into the Skykomish Mountains. The second narrative is a 60 minute description of the beginning of Ulrichs's trans-continental trip in 1925 which took him, among other places, up to Mount Shasta, Mount Rainier, and Mount Sir Donald in the Canadian Alps (the Selkirks in British Columbia). Ulrichs climbed Mount Sir Donald solo and without equipment. William H. Hickman provides a brief introduction to the narratives, his background, and how the recordings came to be made. Recorded on tape in 1976 in San Anselmo, California. and burned onto DVD in 2012.

Restrictions on Access: Digital media is closed until evaluated.

Restrictions on Use: Copyrights retained by creator. Contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by William H. Hickman on May 15, 2012.

Description
Hermann F. Ulrichs audio recordings

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mountaineering--Cascade Range
  • Mountaineering--North Cascades (B.C. and Wash
  • Mountaineering--Washington (State)
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Cascade Range
  • North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.)