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Thomas R. Howell papers, ca. 1945-1999
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Description
Thomas R. Howell was an internationally renowned biology and ornithology educator and researcher. The collection consists of materials related to his academic work as a professor, field studies, and involvement in professional organizations. Materials include field notebooks, Nicaragua research files, American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) checklist files, professional organization and conference files, master reprint files for Howell's publications, correspondence, photographs, slides, film reels, audio and video tapes.
Background
Thomas Raymond Howell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 17, 1924. He enrolled at Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1941 and then took a leave from his studies to serve in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. Upon completion of his service, he returned to school and received his undergraduate degree from LSU in 1946, and an M.S. (1949) and Ph.D. (1951) from the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Professor Alden H. Miller at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ).
Extent
21.4 linear ft. (21 record storage cartons and 1 flat document box.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.