Preliminary Guide to the James R. King Papers, 1960-1991
MS.1991.31

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
King, James Roger, 1927-
Title
James R. King Papers, 1960-1991
ID
MS.1991.31
Date [inclusive]
1960-1991
Extent
16.0 Linear feet 16 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-5-29-1
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biography

James R. King (1927-1991) was born in San Jose, California. While earning his B.A. in Biological and Physical Sciences from San Jose State College, King married Eleanor P. Porter (1928-2006) in 1950. He then came to Washington State College, where he received his M.A. (1953) and Ph.D. (1957) with a combined focus in Zoology and Physiology. King became an Assistant Professor in Experimental Biology at the University of Utah, and then returned to WSU as a Professor of Zoophysiology in the Department of Zoology from 1960 until his death in 1991. King Served as Chairman of the Department of Zoology (1972-1978), the President of the Council of the Cooper Ornithological Society (1977-1978), and the President of the American Ornithologists' Union (1980-1982). He was also the recipient of the William Brewster Medal (1974), Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1969), editor of the journal Condor (1965-1968), and among many other publications, he co-edited the multivolume series  Avian Biology with Donald Farner. In 1979, King received the WSU Distinguished Faculty Award, and the Department of Zoology annually awards a memorial James R. King Fellowship to graduate students.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the papers of Dr. James R. King (1927-1991), a Professor in the Department of Zoology at Washington State University from 1960 to 1991. The collection primarily consists of teaching and research materials, including assignments, exams, lecture notes, photographs, as well as manuscript drawings and graphs. The collection also contains professional correspondence, article and manuscript reviews, records pertaining to his publication Avian Biology, and papers related to professional associations. Additionally, the collection includes papers from the Department of Zoology, such department correspondence and committee letters and reports.

Preliminary Inventory:

Boxes 1-4: Professional correspondence

Box 5: Department of Zoology papers, including committee letters and reports, and memos

Box 6: Course materials, including assignments, exams, lecture notes, and overhead projector sheets from the 1960s and 1970s

Box 7: Course materials, including assignments, exams, lecture notes, and overhead projector sheets from the 1960s (mainly 1960 and 1961)

Box 8: Materials connected to professional organizations, including articles, correspondence, and pamphlets, as well as records pertaining to his publication Avian Biology;

Box 9: Research materials, including notes and articles

Box 10: Manuscripts and article reviews (including two copies of a book manuscript), correspondence related to his publication Avian Biology, as well as banding and collecting reports from various states

Box 11: Papers and correspondence related to grants and research foundations, including the National Science Foundation, as well as research notes and documents pertaining to the WSU Department of Zoology

Box 12: Conference and research notes

Box 13: Research notes

Box 14: Research and lecture notes including photographs and illustrations

Boxes 15-16: Manuscript drawings including large scale hand-written graphs

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Received by Washington State University Libraries from Eleanor P. King in 1991 (MS.1991.31).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Subject(s)

  • Animal science Research
  • Birds
  • Birds -- Anatomy
  • Zoological illustration
  • Zoology -- Research--Archives

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