1.25 cu. ft. (2 document boxes) (1 half document box)
1905-1955 and undated
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
These papers consist of a small amount of Osburn's correspondence, research notes and drafts of publications on bryozoans, and original pen drawings of bryozoans.
Raymond Carroll Osburn (1872-1955) received his B.S. (1898) and M.S. (1900) degrees from Ohio State University and his Ph.D. degree in 1906 from Columbia University.
In 1898 Osburn was appointed Instructor of Biology and Embryology at Starling Medical College, and from 1899 to 1902 he was Professor of Biology at Fargo College. After studying
at Columbia on a fellowship from 1902 to 1903, he taught at the New York High School of Commerce for four years. His other academic appointments included Assistant Professor
of Zoology, 1907-1910, and Professor of Biology, 1910-1915, at Barnard College; Professor of Biology, 1915-1917, at Connecticut College for Women; and Professor of Zoology
and Entomology and Entomology Department Chairman, 1917-1942, at Ohio State. In addition, he was Associate Director, 1910-1915, of the New York Aquarium; summer Director,
1918-1937, of the Franz Theodore Stone Laboratory of Ohio State; and Research Associate on Bryozoa, 1945-1952, at the Allan Hancock Foundation of the University of Southern