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Ernst J. Dornfeld Papers, 1931-1989

Ernst J. Dornfeld.

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MSS Dornfeld

The Ernst J. Dornfeld Papers consist of materials related to Dornfeld's work as a member of the OSU Department of Zoology and his research into lepidoptera. The collection is comprised of correspondence, subject files, field notes, lectures, course materials, records and awards from various professional organizations, publications by Dornfeld, notes and drafts of Butterflies of Oregon, and an extensive collection of photographic prints and negatives of specimens.

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5.3 cubic feet, including 5800 photographs; 23 boxes


The Ernst J. Dornfeld Papers are arranged into seven series: I: Correspondence, 1938-1983; II: Subject Files & Research Notes. 1962-1982; III: Instructional Materials, 1933-1983; IV: Professional Engagement, 1960-1983; V: Publications, 1931-1989; VI: Butterflies of Oregon, 1962-1982; VII: Photographs, circa. 1970-1980. Materials are arranged alphabetically and chronologically within series and, when possible, in alignment with Ernst Dornfeld's original organization. Specimen photographs within Series VII are arranged according to a numbering systems imposed by Dornfeld.

Related Papers

Other materials pertaining to zoology and entomology research include the Zoology Department Records (RG 074), Entomology Department Records (RG 027), College of Science Records (RG 024), Agricultural Experiment Station Records (RG 025)Norman H. Anderson Papers, Ralph Berry Papers, Nathan Fasten Collection, Louis G. Gentner Papers, Kenneth L. Gordon Collection, John D. Lattin Papers, Paul W. Oman Papers, Paul Ritchter Papers, Frank J. Radovsky Papers, and the Herman A. Scullen Papers.

The Memorabilia Collection (MC) includes clippings, reports, and ephemeral items documenting the Zoology Department. Related photographs can be found in the Ken Gray Photograph Collection and Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC).

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