Preliminary Guide to the Ira C. Otis Papers
MS.1982.50

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Otis, I. C.
Title
Ira C. Otis Papers
ID
MS.1982.50
Date [inclusive]
circa 1920-1969
Extent
2.0 Linear feet 3 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-9-18-4
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical

Ira C. Otis (1861-1938) was born in Jewelton, Wisconsin. He moved to Grays Harbor, Washington, in 1889. During his residence in the state, worked as an engineer for the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, the Surveyor General's office in Olympia, the Great Northern Railroad, and the State Highway Department. Otis developed a hobby in botany, and collected specimens as well as research materials, with a focus in ferns, grasses, and water plants. In 1936, Otis donated items from his personal herbarium to the Washington State University Herbarium.

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Collection Description

This collection contains botanical papers of Ira C. Otis (1861-1938), combined with related papers of other scientists. The collection consists of research file cards and a research notebook on Tragopogon and chromatography laboratory records (dated 1965-1969).

Preliminary Inventory:

Box 1: Research notebook on Tragopogon and chromatography laboratory records (1965-1969) with the names of M. Ownbey and N. F. Belzer, and research file cards (Otis)

Box 2: Research file cards (F. L. Pickett)

Box 3: Research file cards (Otis)

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to Washington State University Libraries from the WSU Herbarium in 1982 (MS.1982.50).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Fermen Layton Pickett Papers, circa 1912-1938 (Cage 87)

Francis Marion Ownbey Papers, 1934-1974 (Cage 320)

Francis Marion Ownbey Papers (MS.1981.43, MS.1982.53, MS.1985.06)

Botanical Papers, 1881-1973 (Cage 53)

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Botanists -- Archives

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