Carl Ojala papers
010.CO

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Ojala, Carl
Title
Carl Ojala papers
ID
010.CO
Date [inclusive]
1970-2005
Extent
1.2 Linear feet 3 archive boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The Carl Ojala papers include the records of Dr. Ojala, a faculty member in Eastern Michigan University's Department of Geography and Geology. His papers include many published articles, as well as newspaper clippings, press releases, awards and administrative paperwork.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Biographical Note

Dr. Carl Ojala was a professor at Eastern Michigan University in the Department of Geography and Geology. He received his B.A. from Kent State University in 1965, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, in 1967 and 1972, respectively. From 1967 to 1970, Ojala served as an instructor at the University of Georgia, and in 1970 he began his career at EMU as an Assistant Professor. While at EMU, Ojala operated the EMU-NWS cooperative weather station, in addition to teaching. His primary research interests included severe and unusual weather and climatic change. In 1970 he was promoted to Associate Professor, and served as Professor from 1981 to 2003, when he retired. In 2004 he was nominated for and became an Emeritus Professor.

Dr. Ojala was a member of the Association of American Geographers, the Michigan Academy of Science, the American Meteorological Society, and Phi Kappa Phi.

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Scope and Contents

Dr. Carl Ojala was a professor at Eastern Michigan University in the Department of Geography and Geology. While at EMU, Ojala operated the EMU-NWS cooperative weather station, in addition to teaching. His primary research interests included severe and unusual weather and climatic change. In 1970 he was promoted to Associate Professor, and served as Professor from 1981 to 2003, when he retired. In 2004 he was nominated for and became an Emeritus Professor.

The Carl Ojala papers have been divided into two series:  Career and Legacy and  Writing and Publishing. The Career and Legacy series includes materials such as newspaper clippings, press release, CVs, photographs, and faculty administrative paperwork. It also includes a subseries titled Weather Station Statistics that are arranged chronologically by month and date between 1969 and 2004. The Writing and Publishing series includes many articles and essays written by Dr. Ojala. The majority of these are included in their published formats, in many cases as part of an academic journal. There is one folder of miscellaneous articles that were loosely filed, and a bibliography of his publications.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 October 2

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-2673
lib_archives@emich.edu

Revision Description

 Addition of Weather Station Statistics 2014 October 22

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Eastern Michigan University. College of Arts and Sciences
  • Geography.
  • Universities and colleges--Faculty.

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Collection Inventory

Career and Legacy 1977-2004 

Box Folder

Clippings 1986-2004 

1 1

Curriculum Vitae 

1 2

Emeritus Faculty Recommendation 2004 

1 3

News Releases 1977-2003 

1 4

Photographs 

1 5

Sabbatical Leave Reports 1992-1999 

1 6

Senior Teaching Award Reception Program 1988 

1 7

Weather Station Statistics 

Box Folder

 January 1969-2005 

3 1

 February 1969-2004 

3 2

 March 1969-2004 

3 3

 April 1969-2004 

3 4

 May 1969-2004 

3 5

 June 1969-2004 

3 6

 July 1969-2004 

3 7

 August 1969-2004 

3 8

 September 1969-2004 

3 9

 October 1969-2004 

3 10

 November 1969-2004 

3 11

 December 1969-2004 

3 12

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Writing and Publishing 1970-1998 

Box Folder

Bibliography 1974-1992 

1 8

"Route 128: a study of industry location factors," Atlanta Economic Review 1970 

1 9

"A Locational Analysis of the Men's Apparel Industry in Northern Georgia" 1973 

1 10

"Future Dredging Quantities in the Great Lakes," Ecological Research Series, EPA-660 1974 

1 11

"From Saskatoon and Parry Sound," Geographical Survey, vol.4 no.4 1975 

1 12

"Michigan's Changing Sugar Beet Industry" 1977 

1 14

"A Case for Multi-Scale Analysis: The 'Men's Pants Belt' of Northern Georgia," Geographical Survey, vol.V no.3 1976 

1 13

"Southeastern Livingston County, Michigan: Industrial Opportunities" 1984 

1 15

"Airborne Particles," the Science Teacher, vol.54, no.6 1987 

1 16

"Award for Scholarly Research," Mosaics, v.III 1987-1988 

1 17

"A Long Way Maybe," Mosaics, v.IV 1988-1989 

2 1

"The Geography of Major League Baseball Player Production," Sports Place International 1989 

2 2

"The Geography of Major League Baseball Player Production, 1876-1989," Minneapolis Review of Baseball, v.10 no.1 1991 

2 3

"Geographic Shifts in Division I College Football Recruiting Since the Inception of Prop.48," Sports Place 1992 

2 4

"Earth History on the Gridiron," Journal of Geoscience Education, v.46 1998 

2 5

Michigan Academician 1974-2001 

Box Folder

"The Beet Sugar Industry of Michigan: a geographical analysis," v.VI no.3 1974 

2 6

"Global Warming? a case study of Michigan," v.XXIV no.3 1992 

2 7

"The Decline of the Tornado Hazard in Michigan," v.XXV no.4 1993 

2 8

"The Heat/Humidity Imbroglio: a case study of Michigan," v.XXVIII no.2 1996 

2 9

"Michigan Tornadoes: the last half century," v.XXXIII no.1 2001 

The Geographical Bulletin 

Box Folder

"Electricity Transmission in Michigan's Central Upper Peninsula," v.24 1983 

2 11

"Catastrophic Michigan Tornadoes, 1950-1984," vol.28 no.2 1986 

2 12

"A Geography of Major Interscholastic Women's Sports in the U.S.," vol.29 no.1 1987 

2 13

"Collection & Measurement of Airborne Particulates in Brighton, Michigan," vol.30 no.1 1988 

2 14

"Projections and Perceptions: editorial comment," vol.39 no.2 1997 

2 15

"The Heat/Humidity Quandry: a case study of New England," vol.40 no.1 1998 

2 16
Box Folder

Miscellaneous Articles 

2 17

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