Title: Josselyn Van Tyne papers Creator: Van Tyne, Josselyn, 1902-1957 Inclusive dates: 1917-1958 Extent: 3 linear feet (in 5 boxes) Location: Portions located in offsite storage; prior notification required for access. Abstract:
Ornithologist and curator of birds in the Museum of Zoology, and professor of zoology at University of Michigan. Correspondence and other papers concerning his interest in birds, his activities with the Wilson Ornithological Club, and his scientific expeditions to Indochina and British Honduras in the late Twenties; and papers on student life at Harvard University, 1922-1925; also photographs.
Call number: 86175 Aa 2 Language: The material is in English Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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The collection was donated by Helen Bates Van Tyne (donor 715), widow of Josselyn Van Tyne, in 1971.
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Josselyn Van Tyne was born on May 11, 1902 in Philadelphia, PA. Following graduation from Culver Military Academy, he received his AB degree from Harvard University in 1925 and his doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Michigan in 1928. That same year he joined the U-M faculty as assistant curator in the Museum of Zoology. In 1931, he became curator of birds. Van Tyne also taught, serving as assistant professor of zoology between 1937 and 1948, as associate professor from 1948 to 1954, and as full professor since 1954.
In 1954, he served as president of the ecology section of the International Ornithological Congress in Basel, Switzerland. He was president of the American Ornithologists' Union from 1950 to 1953. In addition, he was a member of various professional societies, including the University of Michigan Research Club; British Ornithologists' Club, Cranbrook Institute of Science, where he was a trustee, and the International Ornithological Congresses Committee. Josselyn Van Tyne died Jan. 30, 1957.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Josselyn Van Tyne papers consist of correspondence and other papers concerning his interest in birds, his activities with the Wilson Ornithological Club, and his scientific expeditions to Indochina and British Honduras in the late Twenties; and papers on student life at Harvard University, 1922-1925 and photographs. The collection is arranged into the following series: Correspondence; Other Materials; and Photographs. Correspondents in the collection include Thomas Barbour, Alfred B. Connable, Harold J. Coolidge, Lee R. Dice, Frederick M. Gaige, Harry G. Kipke, David Rockefeller, and Norman A. Wood.
The Photographs are of scientific expeditions to Indochina (1928-1930), Texas (1928-1935), British Honduras and Guatemala (1931), Yucatan, Mexico (1936), and Bylot Island, Northwest Territories, Canada (1950s). The photos include local populations and scenery as well as activities of expedition members. The Guatemala and Yucatan expeditions files contain photos of Mayan ruins, especially Chichén Itzá.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.
Students -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge.
Archaeological sites -- Yucatán Peninsula.
Belize -- Description and travel -- Photographs.
Boats -- Indochina.
Bylot Island (Nunavut) -- Description and travel -- Photographs.
Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico) -- Description and travel -- Photographs.
Expeditions and surveys.
Guatemala -- Description and travel -- Photographs.
Indians of North America -- Canada.
Indochina -- Description and travel -- Photographs.
Mexico -- Description and travel -- Photographs.
Texas -- Description and travel -- Photographs.
Yucatán Peninsula -- Description and travel -- Photographs.
University of Michigan. Dept. of Zoology.
University of Michigan -- Faculty.
University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology.
Van Tyne, Josselyn, 1902-1957.
Wilson Ornithological Club.
Barbour, Thomas, 1884-1946.
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957.
Connable, Alfred B. (Alfred Barnes), 1904-
Coolidge, Harold J. (Harold Jefferson), 1904-1985.
Darlington, Philip Jackson, 1904-1983.
Dice, Lee Raymond, 1887-1977.
Gaige, Frederick M.
Kipke, Harry G., 1899-1972.
Rockefeller, David, 1915-
Wheeler, Ralph Emerson, 1901-
Wood, Norman Asa, 1857-
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Other materials [series]
Newspaper clippings 1929-1956
Papers concerning scientific expedition to Indochina 1928-1930
Pamphlets concerning the annual meetings of scientific groups 1923-1953
Biographical material 1939-1957
Papers of Mrs. C.H. Van Tyne 1894-1945
Notebook concerning birds sighted by Van Tyne 1917-1919