Ruth A. M. Schmidt will be remembered as:


  • A resident of Alaska for nearly 70 years with a deep and abiding interest in its natural history and indigenous cultures;
  • A professional geologist and educator who devoted her career to a deeper understanding and protection of Alaska’s natural processes and the interaction of human beings with those processes;
  • A philanthropist who wished to encourage and support a greater understanding of Alaska’s wild places and its indigenous cultures; and to motivate the positive effects of modern civilization on present-day Alaska.

 “Ruth A.M. Schmidt collection in UAA Archives”

“Project 49: Ruth A.M. Schmidt, geologist, McCarthyism survivor”

 “UAA’s Dr. Ruth A.M. Schmidt Memorial Scholarship Fund” for UAA geology students