Guide to the Walter K. Fisher Journals

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0785
Creator: Fisher, Walter K., (Walter Kenrick), 1878-1953.
Title: Walter K. Fisher journals
Dates: 1897-1901
Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot
Summary: Collection consists of his journals from field trips studying mammals and birds in northern California, Nevada, the Sierras, and the Mono Lake region, 1897-1901. There are narrative parts describing the country and the animals encountered, as well as lists of specimens and occasional sketches. The collection also includes one photograph of Fisher and a photocopy of a biographical piece by John Davis, 1958.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections 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, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Walter K. Fisher Journals (SC0785). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

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.

Description of the Collection

Collection consists of his journals from field trips studying mammals and birds in northern California, Nevada, the Sierras, and the Mono Lake region, 1897-1901. There are narrative parts describing the country and the animals encountered, as well as lists of specimens and occasional sketches. The collection also includes one photograph of Fisher and a photocopy of a biographical piece by John Davis, 1958.

Access Terms

Fisher, Walter K., (Walter Kenrick), 1878-1953.
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stanford University--Students.
Birds --California.
Zoology --California.


Collection Contents

 

Journals

Box 1, Folder 1

Journal 1897-98: summer trips studying mammals in California, Oregon and Washington, 1897, and in Nevada, 1898 1897-1898

Box 1, Folder 2

Journal 1898-1901: notes from bird watching/collecting excursions in the Palo Alto and Santa Cruz Mountains area and the Lake Tahoe area, with some notes pertaining to plants 1898-1901

Box 1, Folder 3

Loose items from the 1898-1901 journal: photograph (presumably of Fisher) and lists 1898-1901

Box 1, Folder 4

Journal 1899: notes from mammal/bird collecting trip in summer of 1899 through northern California, with Prof. Dudley and others 1899

Box 1, Folder 5

Journal 1899: expanded version of notes from summer trip 1899

Box 1, Folder 6

Journal 1900: notes from summer excursion collecting birds and mammals from northeastern California working west [this trip not in the 1898-1901 journal] 1900

Box 1, Folder 7

Journal 1901: notes from excursions in Shasta County and the Mono Lake region [these trips not in the 1898-1901 journal] 1901

Box 1, Folder 8

Davis, John, "In Memoriam: Walter Kenrick Fisher" The Auk, Vol. 75 [photocopy] April 1958