Tracy Irwin Storer (1889-1973) was the founder of the Department of Zoology at the University of California, Davis. In 1923
he joined the faculty of the University of California, Davis as Assistant Professor of Zoology and Assistant Zoologist in
the Experiment Station and was the department's sole faculty member until expansion began in 1935. His papers contain correspondence,
writings, and printed material relating to his work. Also included are photographs and postcards of the California missions.
Tracy Irwin Storer (1889-1973) completed his education in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended high schools in Oakland
and entered the University of California at Berkeley in 1908. Majoring in zoology, he received his B.S. degree in 1912, the
M.S. in 1913, and the Ph.D. in 1921. In 1960 the University conferred upon him the LL.D. and in 1969 named the new zoology
building on the Davis campus after him.
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