Guide to the Walter K. Fisher Original Illustrations

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
November 2010
Copyright © 2010 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.


Overview

Call Number: SC1004
Creator: Fisher, Walter K., (Walter Kenrick), 1878-1953.
Title: Walter K. Fisher original illustrations
Dates: 1903-1947
Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot
Language(s): In English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
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Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Materials were collected by the Hopkins Marine Station librarian Joe Wible and transferred to the Stanford University Archives in 2010.

Cite As

[identification of item], Walter K. Fisher Original Illustrations (SC1004). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

Walter K. Fisher was educated at Stanford University, earning 3 degrees in zoology: A.B. 1901, A.M. 1903, and Ph.D. 1906. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1902 as assistant in zoology, becoming an instructor in 1907, assistant professor in 1909, and professor of biology in 1925. He was Director of the Hopkins Marine Station from 1917 until his retirement in 1943. Although he specialized in invertebrates, he was also known for his work in ornithology.

Scope and Contents note

Collection consists of 28 original plates prepared for publication; subjects are asteroidea (starfishes) and echiuroid and sipunculoid worms.

Access Terms

Echiura.
Sipuncula.
Starfishes.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1-4

Original illustrations for Plates II, III, XLI, AND XLVII in "The starfishes of the Hawaiian Islands," U.S. Fish Commission Bulletin for 1903, Part III, pages 987-1130.

Box 1, Folder 5-9

Original illustrations for Plates 50-54, 56-58, 111-113 in Asteroidea of the North Pacific and adjacent waters. Part 1. Phanerozonia and Spinulosa. United States National Museum Bull. 76, pages 1-419 [Original plate 111 has only figs. 2a, 2b, 3, 3a, 4, 4a, 5, 6; figs. 1, 2 are absent, but present in published version] 1911

Box 1, Folder 10-11

Original illustrations for Plates 14 and 77 in Asteroidea of the North Pacific and adjacent waters. Part 2. Forcipulata. United States National Museum Bull. 76, pages 1-245. 1928

Box 1, Folder 12-15

Original illustrations for Plates 35, 39, 41, and 153 in "Starfishes of the Philippine seas and adjacent waters," Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Bulletin 100, v.3, pages 1-712 [Original plates are labeled "31, 35, 37, 134," respectively] 1919

Box 1, Folder 16-18

Original illustrations for Figures A, F, G, and J and Plate XVI in Asteroidea. Discovery Reports. 20: 69-306, [Original plates are labeled "A, F, G, J, and XVI," respectively] 1940

Box 1, Folder 19

Original illustrations for Plate 26 (Bonelliopsis alaskana) in "Echiuroid worms of the North Pacific Ocean," Proceedings of the United States National Museum: 96 (3198): 215-292. 1946

Box 1, Folder 20

Original illustrations for Plate 11 (sipunculus galapagensis) in "New genera and species of echiuroid and sipunculoid worms," Proceedings of the United States National Museum 97 (3218): 351-372. 1947