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Guide to the Ethel Roberta Douglass papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1919
Creator: Douglass, Ethel Roberta (1899-1984)
Extent: 1.00 item.
Collection Number: IWA0169
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: West Branch, Iowa, resident who graduated from the University of Iowa in 1921 with a B.A. in geology.

Arrangement: One folder, shelved in SCVF.

Access: The papers are open for research.

Use: Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The papers (donor no. 244) were donated by the Coralville Public Library in 1994.

Preferred Citation: Ethel Roberta Douglass papers, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5068
Curator: Kären Mason

Ethel Roberta Douglass was born on January 20, 1899 in West Branch, Iowa. She attended the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa) and graduated on July 22, 1921 with a B.A. in geology. Douglass attended a four-week field course offered by the University of Iowa and the University of Chicago during the summer session of 1919 near Baraboo, Wisconsin. She died October 14, 1984 in Coralville, Iowa.

The Ethel Roberta Douglass papers consist of  "A report on the Geological Study of the BarabooDistrict, 1919."   The report discusses the geology of the Baraboo District in Wisconsin written by Douglass in 1919 based upon the observations she made during the field course. Appended to the report are five United States Geological Survey topographical maps of the Baraboo, Briggsville, The Dells, and Denzier quadrangles in Wisconsin annotated by Douglass for her report. There are fifty black and white photographs contained in the report, most of geological formations, but some of Douglass and the others who attended the field course.

Browse by Series:

  • Series 1: ETHEL DOUGLASS
  • A Report on the Geological Study of The Baraboo District 1919 by Ethel Roberta Douglass - 1919

This collection is indexed under the following subject terms.

Personal Names:
Douglass, Ethel Roberta, 1899-1984

Corporate Names:
State University of Iowa Department of Geology


Women in science

College students

Geographic Names:
United States -- Iowa -- Iowa City
United States -- Wisconsin -- Baraboo

Genre/Form of Materials:
Personal papers