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Preliminary Guide to the Hermann
|VM Collection No.:
Ulrichs, Hermann F.
||81 photographic prints (6 boxes)|
materials are in
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. 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. Ulrichs was also an avid photographer, his work often was compared to
Ansel Adams. He died in 1988.
Scope and Content
The collection includes 72 photographs of the North Cascades in the
1920s-1930s, when Ulrichs was a pioneer in the exploration of the area and in
opening it to climbers and hikers.
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Donor: Hermann Ulrichs; received in 1989.
ULRICHS 48/1: Evolution Lake, Mt. Huxley and Mt. Spencer and
the Evolution Peaks, Sierras (California). 1921.
ULRICHS 49/2: Kennedy
Meadows taken on Ulrichs' 196-mile hike from Tahoe to Tuolumne. (California).
ULRICHS 30/3: Benson Lake, North Yosemite Park taken during
Tahoe-to-Tuolumne backpack trip. (California). 1924.
Tuolumne Meadows and River, Sierras taken at the end of Ulrichs'
Tahoe-to-Tuolumne trip. (California). 1924.
ULRICHS 41: Half Dome and
Cloud's Rest, Yosemite taken during a climb to Glacier Point. (California).
ULRICHS 75/6: Mt. Shasta, California taken during
Ulrichs' trans- continental trip. This was taken before there was a road to Mt.
Shasta. (California). 1925.
ULRICHS 34/7: Coast Range, Oregon near the
Coquille River. (Oregon). 1925.
ULRICHS R-2: Two photographs of
Hermann Ulrichs, left, with his camera at Lagunitas Lake, April 1925. Right in
San Anslemo at point of leaving on his cross- continental trip, June 28, 1925.
ULRICHS 43/13: View of Thousand Islands in the St.
Lawrence River, East Ontario, Canada. Taken on Ulrichs' cross continent trip.
ULRICHS 6: Presidental Range, New Hampshire. Highest
mountains in New England. (New Hampshire). 1926.
Birches in New Hampshire. (New Hampshire). 1926.
Switzerland taken during a hike across Switzerland. (Switzerland).
BOX 2: 1926-1927
4/24: Kicking Horse River and the northwest face of Mt. Stephen. Taken on
Ulrichs' climb of the north face of Mt. Stephen which was the first and remains
the only ascent of the northwest side of the over-6000-ft. mountain. Canadian
Rockies. (British Columbia). 1927.
ULRICHS 42/12: Mt. Stephen taken on
Ulrichs' first ascent of the northwest face of Mt. Stephen. Canadian Rockies.
(British Columbia). 1927.
ULRICHS 10/20: Yoho Range, Canadian Rockies.
(Canadian Rockies). 1927.
ULRICHS 5/18: Devil's Gap on the way to the
Ghost River, Canadian Rockies outside of Banff, Alberta. (Alberta).
ULRICHS 11/19: The wilderness of the Ghost River Canyon,
Canadian Rockies, Alberta. (Alberta). 1927.
ULRICHS 8/22: Ten Peaks
ice fields with view of the Ottertail Range in the distance. Canadian Rockies.
ULRICHS 9/21: The Sawtooth Range with three peaks
named Edith, Louie, and Fifi. Banff. (Alberta). 1927.
Taken during a climb of Silver Peak near Snoqualmie Pass, North Cascades.
ULRICHS 44/29: Hermit Range, Selkirk Mountains
taken during a solo climb of the 10,525-ft. Mt. Roger. (British Columbia)
ULRICHS 3/30: Panorama south with Mt. Sir Donald. Taken during
solo climb of Mt. Rogers in the selkirks. (British Columbia).
ULRICHS 38/28: The "North American Matterhorn", Mt. Assiniboine.
Canadian Rockies. (British Columbia). 1928.
ULRICHS 23/27: Climbers in
the Purcells; Ulrichs made the first ascent of the west side of Mt. Farnum with
a Swiss guide. (British Columbia). 1928.
ULRICHS 29/26: "Winter
Interlude". North Cascades near Mt. Snoqualmie. (Washington). 1928
BOX 3: 1930-1933
ULRICHS 1/35: Crater of
Mt. St. Helens with Mt. Adams in the distance. This has been destroyed by
volcanic eruption. (Washington). July, 1930.
ULRICHS 64/34/: White
Horse Glacier and the pinnacles of White Horse Mountain, North Cascades.
ULRICHS 65/32: Mt. Hood looking over the Columbia
Valley. (Oregon). 1930.
ULRICHS 18/31: "Indian Henry's Hunting
Ground". Avalanche lilies on the south side of Mt. Rainier. 2 prints.
ULRICHS 27/37: "October Interlude".
ULRICHS 28/54: Mt. Booker and Mt. Buckner; Ulrichs made first
ascents of both. North Cascades. (Washington). 1932.
Mt. Buckner and the Boston Glacier, North Cascades. (Washington).
ULRICHS 62/39: "A Study in Whiteness". 1932.
63: The Poet Range, Mts. Emerson, Poe, and Whittier taken from Mt. David, North
Cascades. (Washington). 1933.
ULRICHS 56/44 : "The Source (The Black
Hand)". Where the Twisp River begins. North Cascades. (Washington).
ULRICHS 58/41: "Petrified Sea". Glacier Peak, North Cascades.
ULRICHS 32/42: "The Pass". White Horse Mountain in the
distance in Monte Cristo country, North Cascades. (Washington).
ULRICHS 31/40: "Winged Cornice". North Cascades, Skykomish
Country. (Washington). 1933.
ULRICHS 36/45: "The Castle". North
Cascades in Skykomish Country. (Washington). 1933.
ULRICHS 37/47: "The
Valley of the Shadow". North Cascades. (Washington). 1933.
55/43: "Purity". First ascent of Bald Eagle Peak, North Cascades. (Washington).
ULRICHS 57/46: "Aspiration". Northeast side of Mt. Rainier.
ULRICHS 15/55: "Austerity". Mt. Eldorado, Hidden
Lake Peak, Cascades. (Washington). 1934.
ULRICHS 65: "The Rappel.
ULRICHS 2/60: Looking into the North Fork of Bridge Creek, Mt.
Good and Mt. Buckner. Taken during Ulrichs' solo climb of Black Mountain, North
Cascades. (Washington). August, 1934.
ULRICHS 61: "Wave Crests". North
Fork, Bridge Creek, North Cascades. (Washington). 1934.
"Late Afternoon". Black Mountain on the left taken during a solo ascent,
Cascades. (Washington). 1934.
ULRICHS 35/56: "Essay in the Gothic".
Taken from the summit of Mt. Black (northwest peak) on a solo climb.
ULRICHS 54/36: Upper photo. Winter climbing, Mt. Rainier.
(Washington). 1935. Lower photo. North Cascades. (Washington).
ULRICHS 39/58: "Sanctuary". Taken during Ulrichs development of
the Pacific Crest trail in the North Cascades. Ulrichs named the lake Lake
Jade. (Washington). 1935.
ULRICHS 60/51: Mt. Ruth and Mt. Shuksan,
North Cascades. (Washington). 1935.
ULRICHS 16/53: Icy Peak, Cascades
showing two types of glaciers: left, Ice Fall Glacier, right, Piedmont glacier.
Ulrichs tried to make first ascent of Icy Peak, but he discovered a tin can on
top when he got there. (Washington). 1935.
ULRICHS 17/59: "Mazama".
This goat had probably never seen humans; Ulrichs spotted him far below on the
side of the mountain, but the goat climbed u the mountain to stand six feet
away and inspect the human intruder in his home. Cascade Mountains.
ULRICHS 13: Madonna Spire, at the head of Sulpher
Creek, a spur of the Blue Mountains, North Cascades. (Washington).
ULRICHS 40/61: Glacier Peak, North Cascades. (Washington).
ULRICHS 59/50: "Serenity". Peggy's Pond, North Cascades.
ULRICHS 26/33: "Pastorale". Near Ft. Klamath in
southern Oregon. (Oregon). 1937.
ULRICHS 14/64: Storm above the Carbon
River, west side of Mt. Rainier. (Washington). 1938.
North British Columbia Coast Range. Ulrichs has to chop a trail through the
forest to make the first ascent of the peak, which he named Bastille Peak to
honor the date. (British Columbia). July 14, 1938.
"Mountain Fastness" On 1st 1938 ascent of then unnamed Bastille Peak. The
Mundys. (British Columbia) . 1938.
Miscellaneous Ulrichs prints
ULRICHS no #: 1 unmounted b/w print:
"Barney Lake" undated.
ULRICHS no #: 1 mounted b/w print: Whitman
Crest ski slopes. undated
ULRICHS no #: 1 mounted b/w print: Panorama
mountain peaks. n.d
ULRICHS 7/23: 1 mounted b/w print: Mountain
ULRCIHS 41/11: 1 mounted b/w print: Mountain scenery.
ULRICHS 50/8: 1 mounted b/w print: Mountain scenery.
ULRICHS 51/9: 1 mounted b/w print: Mountain scenery.
ULRICHS 52/10: 1 mounted b/w print: Mountain scenery.
ULRICHS no #: 1 mounted color prints: Self portrait of
photographer Stephen E. Johnson at Pinnacle Peak, Mt. Rainier Oct.
ULRICHS R-1: "The Great White Watcher". Mt. Baker. 1931.
Oversized from Box 3.