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Guide to the Demorest Davenport Papers
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Correspondence, research notes, and teaching materials of UCSB zoology professor Demorest Davenport, during the later years of his tenure and into his retirement. Much of the material focuses on Davenport's 30-year interest in the representation of animals in primitive and ancient art.
Demorest Davenport was Professor of Zoology at UCSB from 1946-1974. Although he began his career in entomology, studying butterfly systematics, he turned his interests to marine invertebrate zoology, specializing in behavior and bioluminescence. Davenport built up the invertebrate courses at UCSB and spearheaded efforts to create a renewable seawater system and pier for the campus marine studies program. During his career, he developed an amateur passion for archaeology, and he was interested in how animals were represented in antiquities. This fascination led to the creation of an interdisciplinary course called Animals in Primitive and Ancient Art which he taught in the College of Creative Studies and through Adult Education for a number of years.
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