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Department of Zoology Records, 1898-1980

Summary Information
Title: Department of Zoology records
Dates: 1898-1980
Creator: University of Minnesota. Dept. of Zoology.
Extent: 5 boxes (5.0 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: uarc 910
Abstract:
The Department of Zoology records include correspondence, curricular materials, building information, committee minutes and reports, departmental bulletins, grant proposals and department reviews.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was transferred to University Archives beginning in 1949.

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Copyright:

Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed with funds provided by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Preferred Citation:

Department of Zoology records, University Archives, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.


Historical Note

Zoology was first taught at the University of Minnesota within the College of Agriculture beginning in 1871 (source: The University of Minnesota Almanac for 1871 ). In 1881, zoology became a course of study within the College of Science, Literature and the Arts. By 1887 zoology was taught by Henry E. Nachtrieb, professor of animal biology and zoologist with the Minnesota Geographical Survey. The first reference to a Department of Animal Biology occurs in 1893 (Minutes of the Board of Regents). In 1927 the Board of Regents voted to authorize a name change from Department of Animal Biology to Department of Zoology.

In 1965, the Department of Zoology was moved to the newly established College of Biological Sciences. The Department of Zoology was disbanded in 1976, with its curriculum and professors moving to other departments within the College of Biological Sciences.

  • Henry F. Nachtrieb – 1887-1925
  • William A. Riley – 1925-1930
  • Dwight E. Minnich – 1930-1958
  • Nelson T. Spratt, Jr. – 1958-1966
  • Magnus Olson – 1966-1976

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes departmental and personal correspondence, curricular materials, building information, committee minutes and reports, departmental bulletins, grant proposals and department reviews. Materials are broadly arranged into four series: Activities, Correspondence, Subject and Scrapbooks. Inclusive dates for the collection are 1898 to 1980, with the bulk of materials covering the mid 1940s to the mid 1970s. Materials dated after 1976 reflected projected activities and biennial funding requests.

Related Material

Henry F. Nachtrieb papers

Bell Museum of Natural History records

Division of Entomology and Economic Zoology records

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Nachtrieb, Henry F. (Henry Francis), 1859-1942.
  • University of Minnesota. Dept. of Animal Biology.
  • University of Minnesota. Dept. of Zoology -- Archives.
  • Zoology -- Study and teaching (Higher).
Detailed Contents
 Location  Title
 
Subjects  
Box 1
Minnesota Zoology Newsletter 1942-1945  Box 1
 
Biology As A Career undated  Box 1
 
Animal Attendant- Zoology 1974-1975  Box 1
 
Zoology General Actions 1956-1975 ( 4 folders )  Box 1
 
Junk Controversy 1960  Box 1
 
Peterson's Guide Fliers 1974  Box 1
 
Social Events undated  Box 1
Box 2
Zoology Self Survey Report 1976 (1 volume )  Box 2
 
Correspondence  
Box 1
About Collapse of Zoology Department 1975  Box 1
 
Abott Correspondence 1936-1955  Box 1
 
Acknowledgment of receipt of reprints 1940  Box 1
 
American Institute of Biological Sciences 1950-1957  Box 1
 
Am 1944-1955  Box 1
 
American Society of Human Genetics 1949-1957  Box 1
 
American Society of Naturalists 1953-1958  Box 1
 
An 1943-1957  Box 1
 
American Society of Zoologists 1951-1957  Box 1
 
Ar-Bl 1933-1958 ( 4 folders )  Box 1
 
Biology, Teaching of 1943-1950  Box 1
 
Biophysics 1957  Box 1
 
Blegan, Theodore, 1948-1954  Box 1
 
Bo-Bu 1933-1957 ( 2 folders )  Box 1
 
Buchta, J, William, 1954-1957  Box 1
 
Bureau of Institutional Research 1956  Box 1
 
Ca-Cu 1934-1958 ( 5 folders )  Box 1
 
Counseling, Student 1945-1954  Box 1
 
Cu 1935-1945  Box 1
Box 2
Cytology 1953-1975  Box 2
Box 1
Dahl, Dr. Orville, Botany 1943-1958  Box 1
 
Da-Dl 1939-1958 ( 2 folders )  Box 1
 
Cooper, William Skinner, 1946-1951  Box 1
 
Do-Eh 1938-1958 ( 2 folders )  Box 1
 
Duluth Branch 1947-1951  Box 1
 
El-Fo 1931-1957 ( 4 folders )  Box 1
 
Ford, Guy Stanton- lectures 1957-1958  Box 1
 
Fr-Gu 1934-1958 ( 4 folders )  Box 1
 
Gamma Alpha 1948-1952  Box 1
 
General Studies undated  Box 1
 
Greater University Fund 1948-1954  Box 1
 
Ha-I 1936-1957 ( 5 folders )  Box 1
 
Interdisciplinary Studies 1958  Box 1
 
Ja-Ju 1936-1958  Box 1
 
Jones, James, Alaska Project 1949  Box 1
 
Ka-Li 1934-1957 ( 3 folders )  Box 1
 
Language Requirements for Master's Degree 1956-1957  Box 1
 
Library 1940-1954  Box 1
 
Lo 1941-1957  Box 1
 
Loyalty Oath- University of California 1950  Box 1
 
Lu 1946-1953  Box 1
Box 2
Memoranda to Staff 1940-1955  Box 2
 
Correspondence 1971-1977  Box 2
 
McA-Me 1937-1958 ( 3 folders )  Box 2
 
Orville, D.J 1953-1956  Box 2
 
Mi 1936-1956  Box 2
 
Miami University Oxford Ohio 1948  Box 2
 
Michal, C.E 1945-1955  Box 2
 
Minnesota Academy of Sciences 1945-1954  Box 2
 
Meinnich Lectures 1937-1949  Box 2
 
Mo 1942-1957  Box 2
 
Museum of Natural History 1947-1955  Box 2
 
Mu-My 1948-1954  Box 2
 
Morrill, J.L., University President, 1950-1954  Box 2
 
Na 1935-1956  Box 2
 
National Research Council 1949  Box 2
 
Natural Sciences- Divisional Council 1941-1958  Box 2
 
Ne-Pa 1935-1958 ( 5 folders )  Box 2
 
Page, Roger B. 1949-1954  Box 2
 
Pe 1940-1958  Box 2
 
Planned Parenthood 1952-1954  Box 2
 
Po 1936-1955  Box 2
 
Population Reference Bureau 1952-1953  Box 2
 
Prospect Park and East River Road Improvement Association 1947  Box 2
 
Q 1931-1942  Box 2
 
R.O.T.C 1949  Box 2
 
Ra-Re 1936-1958  Box 2
 
Reed, Sheldon C. 1947-1958 ( 2 folders )  Box 2
 
Ri-Ry 1936-1956  Box 2
 
Schmitt, Otto H 1942-1956  Box 2
 
Sigma Xi 1948-1952  Box 2
 
Sa-Sp 1936-1958  Box 2
 
Speech- Minneuich 1953  Box 2
Note  On the Improvement of Teaching Zoology
 
Spratt, Nelson J 1949-1957  Box 2
 
St-U 1937-1958 ( 4 folders )  Box 2
 
University Gallery 1938-1942  Box 2
 
Visscher, Maurice B. 1936-1951  Box 2
 
Visual Education Correspondence 1937-1953  Box 2
 
Wa 1935-1957  Box 2
 
Wallace, F. G. 1936-1953  Box 2
 
V. 1936-1954  Box 2
 
Warren, Dwain W. 1949-1954  Box 2
 
We-Wi 1936-1958 ( 3 folders )  Box 2
 
Willey, Malcolm, 1940-1957  Box 2
 
Williamson, E.G. 1945-1953  Box 2
 
Wo-Z 1936-1958 ( 2 folders )  Box 2
Box 3
Correspondence 1965-1971 ( 3 folders )  Box 3
 
Departmental Correspondence 1965-1966 ( 2 folders )  Box 3
 
Correspondence 1941-1943  Box 3
 
Department Correspondence 1962-1965  Box 3
 
Mount Desert Island A-B undated  Box 3
 
Mt. Desert Biology Lab 1947-1950  Box 3
 
Mt. Desert Island C-M 1942-1957 ( 3 folders )  Box 3
 
Personal Correspondence A-Z 1920-1957 ( 4 folders )  Box 3
 
Scrapbooks  
Box 3
Scrapbooks undated ( 5 volumes )  Box 3
Note  In ringed binders
 
Scrapbook Pages 1898-1930  Box 3
 
Activities  
Box 4
Academic Freedom and Responsibility 1975  Box 4
 
Admissions and Records, Office of 1958-1959  Box 4
 
Advanced General Biology Course 1960-1961  Box 4
 
Agriculture Engineering Labs for General Biology 1965  Box 4
 
Anatomy, Inter-College 1966  Box 4
 
Anderson Fellowship 1973-1974  Box 4
 
Animal Control Committee 1972-1973  Box 4
 
Appraisal Committee- Documents 1954-1956  Box 4
 
Art Room- Supplies Remodel 1970  Box 4
 
Assistant Needs 1963-1976  Box 4
 
Biennial Report 1966, 1968, 1970-1972  Box 4
 
Audio Visual Education Services 1960-1966  Box 4
 
Biology Course 1963-1971  Box 4
 
Biophysics 1966  Box 4
 
Biennial Request 1977-1979  Box 4
 
Civil Service 1964-1967  Box 4
 
Closed Circuit TV 1961  Box 4
 
College of Biological Sciences Building 1966  Box 4
 
College of Biological Sciences Curriculum 1965-1975  Box 4
 
College of Biological Sciences Curriculum- Course Proposals 1966-1969  Box 4
 
College of Biological Sciences Development 1957-1966  Box 4
 
College of Biological Sciences General 1966-1976  Box 4
 
Committees Zoology Department 1966-1976  Box 4
 
Departmental Committees 1975-1976  Box 4
 
Zoology Committee Reports 1959-1960  Box 4
 
Concerts and Lectures 1963-1964  Box 4
 
College of Biological Sciences Reorganization 1976  Box 4
 
Cedar Creek Forest Area, Committee to Administer 1956-1957  Box 4
 
Consultative Committee 1956-1958  Box 4
 
C.L.E Policy Departmental Statements 1974  Box 4
 
SLA College Appraisal Committee 1955-1956  Box 4
 
Zoology Course Changes undated  Box 4
 
Course Costs 1967-1968  Box 4
 
Course Costs Per Student 1971  Box 4
 
Course Renumbering 1969  Box 4
 
Courses by Zoology Personnel Reorganization 1964-1975  Box 4
 
Credit Module Change 1970  Box 4
 
Curriculum Committee- Zoology 1959-1970  Box 4
 
Daily Bulletin 1963  Box 4
 
Departmental Biography 1965  Box 4
 
Dight Genetics Committee 1945-1954  Box 4
 
College of Education 1963-1965  Box 4
 
Educational Development Guidelines and Proposals 1971  Box 4
 
Entomology, Fisheries, and Wildlife 1965  Box 4
 
Environmental Health- Safety 1965-1968  Box 4
 
Equal Employment Opportunity 1971  Box 4
 
Equipment Requests- NSF CBS 1966  Box 4
 
Grant proposals 1969-1970  Box 4
 
Evaluation of Instruction T.A's by Students 1974-1975  Box 4
 
Graduate School-Biological Group Committee 1948-1954  Box 4
 
Memorial Fund Committee 1957-1958  Box 4
 
Minutes of the Faculty Meetings 1947-1955  Box 4
 
Mt. Desert Island-Annual Meeting Minutes 1944-1957  Box 4
 
Department of Zoology Faculty Meeting Minutes 1956-1963 ( 2 folders )  Box 4
Box 5
Zoology Future Plans undated  Box 5
 
General Biology Revision 1966  Box 5
 
Genetics Group 1962-1965  Box 5
 
Graduate Comprehensive Exam 1964-1974  Box 5
 
Graduate Faculty- Zoology 1962-1965  Box 5
 
Graduate School 1961-1976 ( 2 folders )  Box 5
 
Graduate Studies Committee 1965-1969  Box 5
 
Hill Foundation 1965  Box 5
 
Hill Visiting Professor 1967, 1972  Box 5
 
Honors and Awards 1962-1965  Box 5
 
Individual Effort Analysis 1975  Box 5
 
Independent Study Courses CLA 1968-1976  Box 5
 
Huver, Bureau of Fisheries Grant. Sabbatical Report 1970  Box 5
 
Honors Seminar, Honors Program 1966-1969  Box 5
 
Inter-College Physiology 1966  Box 5
 
International Programs 1975  Box 5
 
Itasca Biological Station 1957-1964  Box 5
 
Itasca 1966-1975  Box 5
 
Itasca Spring Quarter 1974  Box 5
 
Itasca Staff 1972-1976  Box 5
 
Itasca and Summer Session 1964-1975 ( 11 folders )  Box 5
 
Biology Lab, Kolthoff Hall 1965-1970  Box 5
 
Legislative Requests 1964-1975 ( 2 folders )  Box 5
 
College of Liberal Arts 1959-1965  Box 5
 
Memorial Statements undated  Box 5
 
Minority Group Employment- Report to Dean 1969-1975  Box 5
 
Zoology Mission undated  Box 5
 
Museum of Natural History 1958-1970 ( 3 folders )  Box 5
 
NEDA 1968-1971  Box 5
 
NEDA Title IV Fellowships 1965-1966  Box 5
 
National Research Council- Questionnaires undated  Box 5
 
National Research Council- Recommendations 1966  Box 5
 
National Science Foundation Traineeships 1971  Box 5
 
National Science Foundation Grant Proposal for Course Equipment 1974-1975  Box 5
 
National Science Foundation Grant Composition Physical 1967-1968  Box 5
 
Cuts in National Science Foundation Funds 1968-1969  Box 5
 
National Science Foundation Equipment Request for General Biology 1966  Box 5
 
National Science Foundation Programs 1970  Box 5
 
National Science Foundation Traineeship 1969-1970  Box 5
 
Organization for Tropical Studies 1971  Box 5
 
Employment Ph.D's- Report to National Research Council 1970  Box 5
 
Zoology Planning 1966-1972  Box 5
 
Plant Services 1960  Box 5
 
Programs, Current, and Anticipated of Zoology Department 1969-1980  Box 5
 
Purchasing Department 1961-1963  Box 5
 
Reallocation College of Biological Sciences 1971  Box 5
 
Reallocation Plan, Zoology and College of Biological Sciences 1971-1975  Box 5
 
Remodel Proposal 1967  Box 5
 
Research- Practical Application of By Zoology Staff 1972  Box 5
 
Retrenchment Proposal 1972-1975  Box 5
 
Review 2-Year 1973-1975  Box 5
 
Review 1976  Box 5
 
Role and Goal of Zoology Department- Report to Dean 1966-1967  Box 5
 
St. Paul Campus Development 1965-1970  Box 5
 
Search Committee 1970  Box 5
 
Shop Remodeling 1963-1964  Box 5
 
Zoology Building Improvements 1950-1963  Box 5
 
Staff and Space-General Biology 1961-1965  Box 5
 
Space- Historical Zoology Department 1963-1965  Box 5
 
Space-Building Remodel 1966-1977  Box 5
 
College of Biological Sciences Space Committee 1975-1976  Box 5
 
Staff Meetings 1975-1976  Box 5
 
Staff Needs Formula for Calculation 1971  Box 5
 
Staff Zoology- Growth, Salary, Work Load 1957-1975  Box 5
 
Strike 1970  Box 5
 
Summer Session 1957  Box 5
 
Summer Appointments 1967-1974 ( 7 folders )  Box 5
 
Synoptic Room Exhibits 1936  Box 5
 
Tenure 1967  Box 5
 
TV College Outlines and Reports 1964-1965  Box 5
 
Vice Presidents Office 1964  Box 5
 
West Bank Campus 1957-1960  Box 5
 
Work Load, Equalization of undated  Box 5
 
Zoology Graduate Student Association 1967  Box 5