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Edmund C. Jaeger papers
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Description
This collection contains correspondence, photographs, informational documents, and other materials pertaining to Edmund C. Jaeger who was a desert ecologist, referred to by some as "The Father of Modern Desert Ecology". Included is correspondence pertaining to desert ecology, photographs of animal species and desert palavers, reports on ecological findings and more. The professional and personal materials within the collection aim to exhibit a lifetime's worth of research and accomplishments.
Background
Edmund Jaeger was born in Loup Nebraska in 1887 to Katherine and John Philip Jaeger. Edmund Jaeger graduated high school by the age of fifteen and later graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. After graduating Jaeger went on to get his teaching credentials, he taught at elementary and high schools before moving to Riverside in 1906 and teaching at Riverside Community College for. He taught for over thirty years before retiring. Jaeger took on many careers during his life, he was a teacher, a philanthropist, an ecologist, a botanist, and a naturalist. Jaeger was well known for his work outside of the classroom, he conducted a lifetime of ecological research and can be credited with the discovery of hibernation in bird species through his observations of the Desert Poorwill. Jaeger was well respected and was invited to the White House on more than one occasion. In his spare time Jaeger hosted annual palavers and was a member of various nature and wildlife conservation committees. Jaeger spent the majority of his life in Riverside where he became a respectable community member and scholarly figure.
Extent
11.79 linear feet (29 boxes)
Restrictions
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Availability
This collection is open for research.