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Guide to the Allan Shields Papers
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Allan Shields Papers
    Dates: 1935-2000
    Identification: MS-0340
    Creator: Shields, Allan
    Physical Description: 5.00 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    Allan Shields joined the faculty of San Diego State College in 1949 as Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, becoming Professor of Philosophy in 1959. In 1954, he left to pursue other academic positions and spent five summers as Ranger-Naturalist in Yosemite National Park. He returned to San Diego State University in 1970 as Professor of Philosophy and retired from that position in 1978.
    In addition to teaching, he served for five summers as a seasonal Ranger-Naturalist in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park and is the co-owner (with his wife Bernice) of the Jerseydale Ranch Press in Mariposa, California. He is a musician, author and avid horseman. His many essays, articles, poetry and reviews appear in numerous professional and popular journals and books.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Personal Papers

    Personal Name:

    Shields, Allan -- Archives

    Topical Term:

    Entertainers -- United States -- Biography -- Sources
    Naturalists -- United States -- Biography -- Sources

    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Allan Shields Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes correspondence, professional commentary, and various writings both published and unpublished.