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Collection Number: 03728

Collection Title: Otto Stuhlman Papers, 1907-1960.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract Otto Stuhlman Junior was a professor of physics at the University of North Carolina, 1920-1965. The collection includes scrapbooks, correspondence, and other materials relating to his activities as a scientist and a teacher at the University of North Carolina, as well as the University of Pennsylvania, 1912-1917; the State University of Iowa, 1917-1919; and West Virginia University, 1919-1920. Also included are materials relating to the history of the Stuhlman, Wilbur, and Wilson families, and annotated copies of his book, An Introduction to Biophysics (1943).
Creator Stuhlman, Otto, 1884-1965.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Otto Stuhlman Papers, #3728, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Florence Stuhlman Couch of Chapel Hill, N.C., February 1966, May 1970, and January 1977.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Otto Stuhlman (1884-1965) was a professor of physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1920-1965. Stuhlman was born in Germany to Otto and Elizabeth Hensman Stuhlman. He was educated in the United States at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, and the University of Illinois. He was an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, 1912-1917; the State University of Iowa, 1917-1919; and West Virginia University, 1919-1920; before joining the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1921.

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The collection includes scrapbooks, correspondence, and other materials relating to his activities as a scientist and a teacher at the University of North Carolina, as well as the University of Pennsylvania, the State University of Iowa, and West Virginia University. Also included are materials relating to the history of the Stuhlman, Wilbur, and Wilson families, and annotated copies of his book, An Introduction to Biophysics (1943).

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03728, Series: "Otto Stuhlman Papers, 1907-1960 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1-2

Folder 1

Folder 2

Scrapbook materials #03728, Series: "Otto Stuhlman Papers, 1907-1960 and undated." Folder 1-2

Folder 3

Correspondence #03728, Series: "Otto Stuhlman Papers, 1907-1960 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

Minutes, University of North Carolina Committee on Scientific Research #03728, Series: "Otto Stuhlman Papers, 1907-1960 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

Bibliography #03728, Series: "Otto Stuhlman Papers, 1907-1960 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

Book reviews and correspondence, An Introduction to Biophysics #03728, Series: "Otto Stuhlman Papers, 1907-1960 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

Annotations, An Introduction to Biophysics #03728, Series: "Otto Stuhlman Papers, 1907-1960 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

Programs #03728, Series: "Otto Stuhlman Papers, 1907-1960 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9-11

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Genealogical materials #03728, Series: "Otto Stuhlman Papers, 1907-1960 and undated." Folder 9-11

Folder 12

Clippings #03728, Series: "Otto Stuhlman Papers, 1907-1960 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

Miscellaneous #03728, Series: "Otto Stuhlman Papers, 1907-1960 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14-15

Folder 14

Folder 15

An Introduction to Biophysics, annotated copies #03728, Series: "Otto Stuhlman Papers, 1907-1960 and undated." Folder 14-15

Image Folder PF-3728/1-2

PF-3728/1

PF-3728/2

Photographs and pictures #03728, Series: "Otto Stuhlman Papers, 1907-1960 and undated." PF-3728/1-2

Includes a photograph of James Wilson Junior, circa 1889; two photographs of European scenes, undated; a painting of David Hall, circa 1720; and a picture of the Univeristy of Cincinnati Glee and Mandolin Club.

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Photographs and pictures (P-3728/Folders 1-2).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, April 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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