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Finding Aid for the Everett Claire Olson papers, 1920s-1993
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Everett Claire Olson papers
    Collection number: 583
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 10.6 linear ft. (9 cartons, 1 document box, 1 half document box and 1 oversized flat box.)
    Date (inclusive): 1920s-1993
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English with the exception of Ehrenberg's Mikrogeologie copies in German.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Creator: Olson, Everett Claire, 1910-1993.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright of portions of this collection, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Everett Claire Olson papers (Collection 583). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7155027 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    UCLA University Archives acquired this collection on May 1, 1999.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Meg Gregory and Norm Yee with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, 2009. Processing completed by Kelly Besser, 2013. This collection was processed at the basic level to facilitate access. Most materials are in their original folders and retain their original folder titles and organization.

    Biography/History

    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.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of files pertaining to the career of zoologist, paleontologist and geologist, Everett C. Olson, former chair of the UCLA Department of Biology. Files include 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.

    Organization and Arrangement

    The organization maintains the creator's original order.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Olson, Everett Claire, 1910-1993--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Biology--Faculty--Archives.
    Biologists--United States--Archives.
    Zoologists--United States--Archives.
    Paleontologists--United States--Archives.