Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Ernst J. Dornfeld Papers, 1931-1989

Scope and Content Note

The Ernst J. Dornfeld Papers consist of materials relating to Dornfeld's teaching and research career, emphasizing his work with Oregon lepidoptera. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, field notes, locational data, and photographic prints and negatives documenting Dornfeld's research and specimen collecting efforts. In addition to data generated by Dornfeld, the collection also includes a research notebook created by Alton Alderman, an Oregon resident and lepidoptera enthusiast. The collection also contains materials related to Butterflies of Oregon and other publications including drafts, reprints, documentation from Timber Press, correspondence, newsclippings, photographs and figures, and image notebooks composed of photographic prints arranged on paperboard. The collection contains transcripts of lectures given by Dornfeld and records of his engagement with the Lepidopterists' Society and the Oregon Entomological Society.

Additionally, the Dornfeld Papers include course materials from Dornfeld's Comparative Vertebrate Histology and Vertebrate Anatomy courses, publications relating to his cell biology research, a history of the Department of Zoology, material from the groundbreaking for Cordley Hall, and awards received by Dornfeld from the OSU Alumni Association and the Oregon Academy of Sciences. The collection does not include administrative records from Dornfeld's tenure as Chair of the Department of Zoology or research materials from his cell biology studies.


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