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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series: Series I: Department of Zoology records.
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
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Department of Zoology records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
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
This collection was processed by Joanna Rios, April 2021.
2021-04-30 Finding aid published. (JR)
History / Biographical 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).