Collection ID: C351
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Horowitz, Alan Stanley, 1930-
Alan Stanley Horowitz was curator of paleontology and part time professor of geology at Indiana University from 1966-1996. His collection consists of materials relating to his research interests and position at IU, including research relating to his work in the geological and paleontological fields and publications and records relating to professional organizations with which he was involved.
2.4 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Materials are in English
Preferred citation:

[Item], Alan Stanley Horowitz papers, Collection C351, Indiana University Archives, Bloomington.


Biographical / Historical:

Alan Stanley Horowitz was born on June 12, 1930 in Ashland, Kentucky. In 1948 he entered Washington and Lee University in Virginia and earned a B.S. degree in 1952. Horowitz completed graduate coursework at The Ohio State University and in 1954 entered the doctoral program at Indiana University, receiving his Ph.D in 1957. After completing school, Horowitz went to Littleton, Colorado where he took a position as a research geologist with Marathon Oil Company. In 1966 he returned to IU as curator of paleontology and later became part time professor of geology. By his retirement in 1996, Horowitz was the author or co-author of 53 papers, 57 abstracts and several other written works. He also received the Owen Award, which is presented to a distinguished alumnus of the IU Geology Department. A long time member of the Paleontological Society, Horowitz's primary areas of research involved stratigraphic and taxonomic analysis of blastoids and bryozoans. Dr. Horowitz passed away on February 18, 1999 after battling leukemia.

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of two series; Research files and Subject files.

The first series, Research files, is arranged alphabetically and consists of a wide variety of materials related to Horowitz's research interests. Included in this series are materials on field localities, original research such as data charts, various maps of collection sites and notes on field trips taken in many parts of the Midwest and around the country including Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. Many files contain hand drawn maps and statistical charts based on the findings and trip locations as well as brief correspondence regarding the research.

The second series, Subject files, is arranged alphabetically and consists of a variety of materials related to professional organizations in which Horowitz was associated as well as publications and materials relating to Indiana University, such as thesis committees and correspondence.

Acquisition information:
Accession Information: 2008/010
Custodial history:

Transferred to the Archives by Geology Librarian Lou Malcomb.

Processing information:

Processed by Archives Staff.

Completed in 2009


Collection is organized into two series, Research files and Subject files.



Collection is open for research.

Advance notice required.


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[Item], Alan Stanley Horowitz papers, Collection C351, Indiana University Archives, Bloomington.

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