Elburt F. Osborn papers, 1931-1977

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Collection Overview

Title:
Elburt F. Osborn papers
Dates (Inclusive):
1931-1977
Creator:
Osborn, E. F. (Elburt Franklin)
Abstract:
The papers of geophysics professor and Dean of the School of Mineral Industries, Elburt F. Osborn, consist of 98 speeches and 2 scrapbooks, with a few reports, articles and research papers.
Abstract:
Elburt F. Osborn was a professor, dean, and vice president for research at Penn State (1946-1970) and director of the U.S. Bureau of Mines (1970-1978).
Collection Number:
1091
Size:
3.45 Cubic feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Elburt Franklin Osborn was born August 13, 1911, in Kishwaukee, Illinois. He was a graduate of DePauw College, earned a master's degree from Northwestern University, and a doctorate from California Institute of Technology. In 1938, he worked for Geophysical Lab of Carnegie Institute in Washington, D.C., and was a member of the National Defense Research Committee during World War II. Osborn came to Pennsylvania State College as a professor of geochemistry and chairman of the Earth Sciences Department in 1946. He was dean of the College of Mineral Industries from 1952 to 1958, and vice president for research at Pennsylvania State University from 1958 to 1970. He retired from the University with emeritus status in 1970 to become director of the U.S. Bureau of Mines until 1978. He was a senior research fellow at Carnegie Institute from 1978 to 1987. Osborn died at the age of 86 on January 19, 1998, in State College, PA.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elburt F. Osborn papers, PSUA 1091, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Osborn, E. F. (Elburt Franklin)

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