The E. Raymond Hall papers include field notes spanning the years 1927-1943, as well as wildlife control materials including
correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, reprints of articles, and similar materials dating from 1924-1941. Additionally,
there is a small collection of photographs with the date range 1925-1976.
Over his lifetime, E. Raymond Hall (1902-1986) completed significant research primarily in the field of mammalogy. Growing
up in Kansas and receiving his B.A. from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Hall took a teaching assistantship position
at UC Berkeley in 1924. He completed his M.A. and a PhD while at Berkeley, studying under Grinnell. Additionally, he served
as the MVZ’s curator of mammals from 1927-1944 as well as the Museum’s acting director from 1938-1944. Returning to Kansas
in 1944, Hall directed the Museum of Natural History at the University of Kansas from 1944 until his retirement in 1967. In
addition to mammalogy, Hall also had significant interest in the preservation and management of habitats and species. Overall,
Hall published more than 340 articles and six books. His most significant monograph,
Mammals of North America, first appeared in 1959 and is considered one of the most outstanding faunal works to date.
Copyright restrictions may apply. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted to the Museum of Vertebrate
Zoology Archives in writing for approval. Please contact the Museum Archivist for further information.
The collection is open for research, with the exception of one restricted folder of wildlife control materials.