Collection ID: PC005
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Summary

Creator:
Horowitz, Alan Stanley, 1930-
Abstract:
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 geological and paleontological research, publications, and records relating to professional organizations with which he was involved.
Extent:
1 box, 2 boxes, 1 box, 1 stack of envelopes, 3 card catalog drawers, 4 file folder cabinets, and 1 tray of materials in locked cabinet.
Language:
Materials are in English
Preferred citation:

[Item], Alan Stanley Horowitz Media Materials, ca. 1940-1999, IU Paleontology Collection

Background

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 longtime 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:

Published media includes graphs, negatives for graphs, and large prints for publication

Specimen series spans the year from ca. 1989-1991, mostly bryozoans thin section sheet film negatives.

Co-authored, ca. 1948-1980s includes prints and negatives, specimen slides, and slides for teaching that were co-authored with Thomas Gregory Perry.

Correspondence consists of Horowitz’s curation reports, publications information, routine administrative correspondence and etc. compiled by Horowitz during his 30-year tenure at IU.

Thesis, ca. 1954 consists of media materials related to Horowitz's MA thesis.

Acquisition information:
Inherited from the author.
Processing information:

Processed by Wen Nie Ng

Completed on April, 7 2016

Arrangement:

The Horowitz collection is organized into four series: published media, specimens, co-authored, thesis, and correspondence.

Dimensions:

8"x 14"x 9.5"

4.5"x 4"x 5.5"

11.5"x 6.5"x 5.5"

2.25"x7.75"x9.5"

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research. Advance notice required.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator(s) or Collections Manager of the Paleontology Collection.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Alan Stanley Horowitz Media Materials, ca. 1940-1999, IU Paleontology Collection

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1001 East 10th Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-1405, United States
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
812-856-3500
palcoll@indiana.edu