Collection consists of his journals from field trips studying
mammals and birds in northern California, Nevada, the Sierras, and the Mono Lake region,
1897-1901. There are narrative parts describing the country and the animals encountered,
as well as lists of specimens and occasional sketches. The collection also includes one
photograph of Fisher and a photocopy of a biographical piece by John Davis,
Walter K. Fisher was educated at Stanford University, earning 3 degrees in zoology: A.B.
1901, A.M. 1903, and Ph.D. 1906. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1902 as assistant in
zoology, becoming an instructor in 1907, assistant professor in 1909, and professor of
biology in 1925. He was Director of the Hopkins Marine Station from 1917 until his
retirement in 1943. Although he specialized in invertebrates, he was also known for his
work in ornithology.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials
must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University
Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is
given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not
intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission
must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See:
This collection is open for research.