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Preliminary Guide to the Hermann F. Ulrichs Papers
1921-1955



Manuscript Collection No.: 2138
Creator: Ulrichs, Hermann F. , creator
Title: Hermann F. Ulrichs papers
Date Span: 1921-1955
Quantity: .28 cubic feet plus 1 vertical file
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Hermann Ulrichs was born in 1903. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1925 as a chemical engineer. For one year he worked as a research chemist in Massachusetts, then climbed the Swiss Alps before returning to earn a doctorate in chemistry at Harvard University. When he returned to the West coast he taught drama and music at the Cornish School in Seattle and in 1935 worked for the U.S. Forest Service, laying out the Pacific Crest Trail from Glacier Peak to Snoqualmie in Washington State. Mr. Ulrichs later taught at Mills College and served six years in the Navy during World War II. Afterward he earned a master's in music in 1951 to improve his concert work. He was proud to have made 21 first ascents of mountain peaks in the Northern Cascades. Mr. Ulrichs was also an avid photographer, his work often was compared to Ansel Adams. He died in 1988.

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Accession No. 2138-001
Ulrichs, Hermann F.
Hermann F. Ulrichs papers, 1921-1955
.28 cubic feet
Scope and Content
Photographs, writings, 1921-1955, tape-recorded interview conducted by Karyl Winn, 1973; and transcript.
Mr. Ulrichs, a chemical engineer and pianist, was an early climber to explore the interior of the North Cascades. His interview describes ascents of Bald Eagle, Silver Eagle, Snowking, Buckner, Booker, Cutthroat, Frisco, Hardy, Corteo, Icy, Maude, Fernow, Azurite, Carru and Osceola. He also describes several lakes or peaks he named and his survey for the Cascade Crest Trail between Stevens Pass and Cle Elum, which was never used by the Forest Service. The last tape of the interview has not been transcribed, and editing may be incomplete for the transcript corresponding to the second tape.
Digital Content/Other Formats
Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Hermann Ulrichs, 1973-74.
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Accession No. 2138-007
Ulrichs, Hermann F.
Hermann F. Ulrichs papers, 1932
1 vertical file
Scope and Content
Writings, 1932, undated.
Titles of articles are: "On the Use of the Iceaxe;" "The Third Ascent of North Palisade;" "Mount Stephen, an Historical Survey Including an Account of a New Route."
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
Restrictions on Use
Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
Acquisition Info
Donated by Hermann Ulrichs, 1/3/1984.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Ulrichs, Hermann F.--Archives.
Organizations:
North Cascades History Project, creator.
Geographic Names:
North Cascades (B.C. and Wash.)
Subjects:
Mountaineering--Washington (State)--Personal narratives.
Last modified: June 3, 2013
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