Columbia University Archives
 

Department of Zoology records, 1900-1942

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0257
Bib ID 6938577 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Department of Zoology
Title Department of Zoology records, 1900-1942
Physical Description 1 linear feet (1 record carton)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series: Series I: Department of Zoology records.

Description

Summary

This collections consists of the Department of Zoology staff meeting minutes (1925-1937) and the correspondence of Professor James H. McGregor (1900-1942).

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Department of Zoology records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Department of Zoology to the Columbiana Collection, 1942.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Joanna Rios, April 2021.

Revision Description

2021-04-30 Finding aid published. (JR)

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

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"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacGregor, J. H (James Howard), 1872- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

Zoology was first taught at Columbia in October 1892 as part of the Department of Biology. In 1896 the name was changed to the Department of Zoology. Departmental faculty has included Thomas Hunt Morgan, Edmund Beecher Wilson, and Theodosius Dobzhansky. In 1966 Zoology and Botany merged into the Department of Biological Sciences.

James Howard McGregor joined the Department of Zoology as a Fellow in 1897. He earned an AM in 1896 and PhD in 1899. Columbia College's "Mr. Chips" was a member of the department for over 60 years. (Instructor, Adjunct Professor, Associate Professor 1914-1924, Professor 1924-1942; Professor Emeritus 1942-1954).