Victor E. Shelford Papers, 1896-1965
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Brief Description:

Papers of Victor Ernest Shelford (1877-1968), professor of Zoology (1914-46), including correspondence, reports, publications and statements relating to plant, animal and aquatic ecology; scientific meetings, lectures and papers; field trips and studies; editing and securing contributions for publications (1924-56); the organization, development, membership and functions of the Ecological Society of America and its committees (1937-45); preservation of natural areas as sanctuaries for the ecological study of biotic and animal communities; the political involvement of ecologists in preserving natural areas; grasslands areas and the Grasslands Research Foundation (1931-58); wildlife management research (1935-54); the University Committee on Natural Areas and Uncultivated Lands (1946-49); animal populations and solar radiation (1947-53); a proposed plant and animal life sciences building (1952-55); the history of ecology (1955-61) and the scientific contributions of Shelford and his students. The scientific contributions are reprints of articles by Shelford (4 vols., 1906-46) and his students (5 vols., 1912-46).

The series also includes a 1965 tape recorded interview with Prof. Shelford concerning his work at West Virginia, Chicago and Illinois; the Ecological Society of America; fellow scientists who have influenced him, and assisted him in research and publication; field trips; Brownfield Woods; Laboratory and Field Ecology (1929) and The Ecology of North America.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
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Urbana, IL 61820
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Record Series Number: 15/24/20
Created by: Shelford, Victor Ernest (1877-)
Volume: 4.7 cubic feet
Acquired: 12/19/1963; 5/21/1964; 3/6/1967; 1/6/1986
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Arrangement: by type of material and chronologically thereunder
Subject Index
Animal Communities
Animal Populations
Biotic Communities
Brownfield Woods
Ecological Society of America
Faculty Papers
Grasslands Research
Natural Areas
Solar Radiation
University of Chicago
West Virginia University
Wild Life Management
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]