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Guide to the Walter K. Fisher Original Illustrations
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical note
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  • Overview

    Call Number: SC1004
    Creator: Fisher, Walter K., (Walter Kenrick), 1878-1953
    Title: Walter K. Fisher original illustrations
    Dates: 1903-1947
    Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Green Library
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information


    Materials were collected by the Hopkins Marine Station librarian Joe Wible and transferred to the Stanford University Archives in 2010.

    Cite As

    [identification of item], Walter K. Fisher Original Illustrations (SC1004). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical note

    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.

    Scope and Contents note

    Collection consists of 28 original plates prepared for publication; subjects are asteroidea (starfishes) and echiuroid and sipunculoid worms.

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