Dr. Everett C. Olson, a zoologist, paleontologist and geologist, began his long-term field program in the American Southwest,
studying Permian vertebrate fossils during the 1930s while working within the University of Chicago's Department of Geology.
In 1969, Olson joined the UCLA faculty where he taught zoology and later served as chair of UCLA's Department of Biology.
The collection includes research documents such as field notes, geological maps, photographs, negatives, slides, drawings,
and figures, as well as correspondence, conference materials, publications collected by and authored by Olson, lectures written
by Olson, and presentation materials.
A zoologist, paleontologist and geologist, Dr. Everett C. Olson was born in Wisconsin in 1910. He entered the University of
Chicago in 1928, where he majored in geology, received his master's degree in invertebrate paleontology, and completed his
doctoral thesis in 1935, working with the foremost vertebrate paleontologist of the day, Alfred Sherwood Romer. Olson taught
for many years within the University of Chicago's Department of Geology where he began his long-term field program in the
American Southwest, studying Permian vertebrate fossils. In 1969, Olson joined the UCLA faculty where he taught zoology and
later served as chair of UCLA's Department of Biology. In 1977 he assumed professor emeritus status and in 1980, he was elected
to membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and was awarded the Paleontological Medal of the Paleontological Society.
10.6 linear ft.
(9 cartons, 1 document box, 1 half document box and 1 oversized flat box.)
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