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Ellen Dorothy Schulz was born 1892 June 16 in Saginaw, Michigan, growing up on a small farm in the area. After receiving a degree from the University of Michigan, she moved to San Antonio, Texas, where she taught science at Main Avenue High School. She soon became interested in establishing a museum in San Antonio and helped organize the acquisition of a large natural history collection, which was housed in Main Avenue High School. The collection was the nucleus of the Witte Memorial Museum, which opened in 1926 with Schulz as its director, a position she held until her retirement in 1960.

Literary manuscripts, research material, correspondence and photographs are part of the Ellen Schulz Quillin Papers, documenting her research and writing in the field of botany and popular science.


Ellen Schulz Quillin, botany, literary manuscripts, correspondence

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Quillin (Ellen Schulz) Papers, 1924-1968



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