Inventory of the Ralph Vary Chamberlin papers
1890-1969

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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: J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Manuscripts Division

Special Collections
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0860
801-581-8864
http://www.lib.utah.edu/collections/manuscripts.php

Languages: Collection materials are in English.  

Historical Note

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 Description

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 Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

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.

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 Information

Acquisition Information :  

Donated by R. Eliot Chamberlain in 1986.

Processing Note :  

Processed by Kate Kimball in 2002.

Separated Materials :  

Photographs and slides transferred to the Multimedia Section of the Manuscripts Division (P0287).

Related Materials :  

See also the Ralph V. Chamberlin papers located at the Utah State Historical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence, 1890-1920
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Correspondence, 1921-1926
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Correspondence, 1927-1931
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Correspondence, 1932-1934
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Correspondence, 1935-1937
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Correspondence, 1937-1939
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Correspondence, 1940-1941
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Correspondence, 1942-1969
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Subject Files, A-Cl, 1948
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Description
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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

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Subject Files, Cl-Ed
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Description
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1-5 Clippings, Newspaper and Magazine
6-8 Course Materials
9 Diplopod Reprints
10 Education Materials

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Subject Files, En-Jo
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11
Volume
1 John Henry Comstock, An Introduction to Entomology
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1 Evolution Materials
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2 "Evolution and Theological Belief"
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3 Fauna of Palestine
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4 History of the University of Utah
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5 Insect Reprints by Other Authors
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6 David Jones, Maps

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Subject Files, K-So
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Description
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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

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Subject Files, Sp-Z
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Description
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Volume
1 John Henry Comstock, The Spider Book
2 Chamberlin and Gertsch, The Spider Family Dictynidae
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1-2 Spider Reprints
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3 Tarantula Reprints
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4 Tenayuca
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5 Texcotizingo
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6 Villi

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Chamberlin, Ralph Vary,1879-1967--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Utah--Faculty
  • Subject Terms :
  • Entomology
  • Entomology--Study and teaching--Utah
  • Insects
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Articles
    • Correspondence
    • Instructional materials

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