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Zoology Department Records, 1895-1997View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1938-1958
The Zoology Department Records document undergradate and graduate instruction in zoology at Oregon State University and include correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, reports, publications, and lantern slides used for ornithology instruction. Courses in zoology have been offered since the founding of Oregon State in 1868; the Zoology and Entomology Department was established in 1889.
ID: RG 074
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: Zoology Department Records (RG 074), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: Materials were acquired by the Oregon State University Archives from 1972 to 2006.
Acquired: Additions to the collection are expected.
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Series 1: General Files, 1938-1969 Add to Shelf
Series I consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and other materials that document the administration of the Zoology Department and the activities of faculty, especially in undergraduate and graduate instruction. The bulk of the series is comprised of Reports of Service to the Institution for 1938-1958. The report form was completed by each faculty member for each academic term with the courses taught, number of students in each section, and the time spent on each course per week. Faculty also reported time spent on other activities, such as administration, extension, research, or service on this form. The numbers that precede titles in the list below are the folder numbers as they appear on the microfilm.
Reel-Folder 1.1: Barrington Committee Reports for Zoology personnel, 1954-1955 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.2: Correspondence with staff, 1963-1969 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.3: Gifts, 1951-1956 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.4: Graduate certification policies, 1947 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.5: Graduate examinations, 1962 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.6: Honorary societies, 1951 Add to Shelf
Sigma Xi, Phi Kappan Phi, Phi Sigma
Reel-Folder 1.7: Kasetsart University, 1953-1959 Add to Shelf
Sub-Series 8: Letters to the Staff, 1952-1954 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.8: 1953-1954 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.9: Staff meetings, 1952-1953 Add to Shelf
Sub-Series 9: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1945-1957 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.10: Meetings, 1945-1950 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.11: School of Science, 1951-1957 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.12: Publicity, 1951-1954 Add to Shelf
Sub-Series 11: Report of Service to the Institution, 1938-1958 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.13: 1938-1941 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.14: 1941-1945 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.15: Fall 1945-Spring 1946 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.16: Fall 1946-Spring 1947 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.17: Fall 1947-Spring 1948 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.18: Fall 1948-Spring 1949 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.19: 1949-1950 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.20: 1951-1952 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.21: 1952-1953 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.22: 1953-1954 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.23: 1954-1955 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.24: 1955-1958 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.25: Unreasonable requests, 1958-1967 Add to Shelf
Public inquiries on a variety of topics with responses.
Reel-Folder 1.26: War Emergency research, 1950-1951 Add to Shelf
Reel-Folder 1.27: Zoology staff meetings agendas and minutes, 1945-1950 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Subject Files, 1973-1997 Add to Shelf
Series II consists of materials that document undergraduate and graduate instruction. The records include expanded course descriptions for Biology (Bi) and Zoology (Z) courses in the early 1970s and an announcement of public speakers for a zoology course on environmental controversies (Z 565) in 1997.
Box-Folder 1.1: Course Offerings for Zoology Major Curriculum in 1973-1974, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.2: Announcement of Public Lectures in Fall 1997, 1997 Add to Shelf
Series 3: Publications, 1895-1989 Add to Shelf
Series III consists of several publications prepared by the Zoology Department. These include histories of the department prepared in 1966 and 1989; a publication of drawings of the anatomy of several animals; and an 1895 report from the Zoological Department that describes courses offered and includes drawing and descriptions by students.
Box-Folder 1.3: Anatomy of Selected Animal Types, 1973 Add to Shelf
Report by Kathryn Torvik and John E. Morris
Box-Folder 1.4: History of the Department of Zoology, 1966 Add to Shelf
By Ernst J. Dornfeld.
Box-Folder 1.5: History of the Department of Zoology 1889-1989, 1989 Add to Shelf
By Ernst J. Dornfeld and Charles E. King.
Box-Folder 1.6: Laboratory Studies, State Agricultural College, Zoology, 1895 Add to Shelf
A report from F.L. Washburn to College President John M. Bloss on work done in the Zoological Department during fall and winter terms of 1894-1895. The report describes courses in physiology, ornithology, and zoology and includes drawings and descriptions by students W.F. Holman, Lester M. Leland, Louis Leuenberger, Elsie Long, Amelia J. McCune, Kate B. McCune, A.D. Morrison, Dorothea Nash, Lulu C. Thornton, Effie Willis, and Lena Willis. This report is identified as vol. 1, no. 1; no additional reports were published in the series.
Series 4: Lantern Slides, circa 1920 Add to Shelf
Series IV consists of 36 lantern slides that were likely used for ornithology instruction. They include maps of bird species migration routes; USDA weather maps; and photographs of bird species, habitat, visceral contents, and skeletons. Most of the specimen photos are taxidermy mounts; although several photographs of birds in the wild are included. Some of the bird species photographs are identified. The lantern slides also include several images of mayweed and dog fennel. The items are numbered 980-55-1 thru 980-55-36; a few of the glass mounts are cracked and should be handled with caution.