The Walter P. Taylor papers include field notes, manuscripts, and photographs. These materials offer insight into the work
done by Taylor between 1904-1915.
Walter P. Taylor (1888-1972), a biologist and educator, was a significant contributor to ornithology in the Northwestern United
States. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 1914, and served as Assistant Curator of Mammals at MVZ from 1909-1911 and
Curator of Mammals from 1911-1916. He began his role as Assistant Biologist in 1916 with the Biological Survey (USDA), and
retired as Senior Biologist in 1951 with the Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior (USDI). He also was
a professor with numerous U.S. colleges and universities. Additionally, he contributed over 300 short papers, bulletins, and
technical publications in the fields of systematic zoology, ecology and conservation.
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