The collection contains the correspondence, research files, lecture notes, slides, and videos of Biology and Zoology professor
Demorest Davenport was born September 26, 1911 in Utica, New York. He received his B.A. from Harvard, his master's degree
from Colorado College, and then returned to Stanford where he received his PhD in Biology in 1937. His obtained his first
academic position in 1938 at Reed College in Portland, Oregon where he studied first entomology and later comparative pharmacology
of heart control in mollusks and arthropods. It was here that he met his wife, Winnifred Bailey, a dancer in the Portland
City Ballet. In 1942, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force to research aviation physiology. Later he
was promoted to captain, heading the altitude and night vision training program until 1946.
6.4 linear feet
(15 document boxes and 2 half-sized document boxes)
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