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Finding Aid to the A. Starker Leopold papers, circa 1925-1983
BANC MSS 81/61 c  
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Description
The papers of Aldo Starker Leopold (1913-1983), a University of California, Berkeley wildlife biologist who made substantial contributions in the fields of ornithology, wildlife management and conservation, and public policy.
Background
Aldo Starker Leopold (1913-1983) was a wildlife biologist who made substantial contributions in the fields of ornithology, wildlife management and conservation, and public policy. The eldest son of noted ecologist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) and Estella Bergere Leopold, he followed in his father's footsteps with his concern for wildlife management and environmental conservation. A.S. Leopold grew up in Wisconsin and received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in 1936. Leopold worked as a junior biologist with the United States Soil Erosion Service (1934-1935) and as a field biologist for the Missouri Conservation Commission (1939-1944). He did graduate work in Forestry at Yale University and completed a Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1944. Leopold's doctoral thesis was entitled The Nature of Heritable Wildness in Turkeys. From 1944 to 1946, Leopold worked as Director of Field Research for the Conservation Section of the Pan American Union. This would spark an interest in Mexico that would lead to the 1959 publication of one of Leopold's most notable works, Wildlife in Mexico: The Game Birds and Mammals.
Extent
Number of containers: 19 cartons, 10 volumes, 3 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 negative box (linear feet: 30)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.