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Emma "Dolly" Dieter papers

Identifier: DPUA0042

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters, press coverage, and memorial materials related to marine biologist Mary Alice McWhinnie.


  • 1975-1983

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Emma Dolly Dieter was born in Chebanse, Illinois to Emma R. May and Ray Dieter. She graduated from DePaul University with a double major in Biology and Chemistry in 1959. In 1962, Dieter left a position as a research associate at MIT to move to Fairbanks, Alaska, where she served as a research associate in marine biology at the University of Alaska. This move placed her in a setting that would define the rest of her career. The University of Alaska ultimately appointed her Assistant Director for Marine and Shore facilities. In 1989, after earning a Master's Degree in Marine Policy from the University of Rhode Island, Dieter secured a position as Program Manager for Ship Operations at the National Science Foundation. She continued working for the NSF until her retirement. Dieter currently lives in Alaska. Her commitment to the sciences is evidenced by her establishment of the Dieter Family Marine Science Research Scholarship, which supports the research of one marine sciences graduate student each year at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

0.01 Gigabytes

Language of Materials



Materials are currently arranged into one series: 1. Mary Alice McWhinnie Correspondence. With limited exceptions, original order has been maintained within the series. Note: Box numbers with an E (e.g., "E001") contain files in electronic format. Consult with Archives staff for access.

Physical Location

4/3/I; digital

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2013.59; 2016.031

Related Materials

Dennis Schenborn Collection on Antarctica; Mary Alice McWhinnie Faculty papers

Processing Information

J. Connelly 2014; L. Geiger 2017

Guide to Emma "Dolly" Dieter papers
J. Connelly 2014; L. Geiger 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614