Paul A. Johnsgard, Biology Papers
Title: Paul A. Johnsgard,
Creator: Johnsgard, Paul A.
Quantity: 25 boxes (55 linear
Collection Number: RG 12-31-09
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Preferred Citation: Paul A. Johnsgard, Biology Papers (RG 12-31-09). Archives & Special
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Paul A. Johnsgard, born in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1931, earned a B.S. in zoology at
North Dakota State University (1953) and a M.S. in wildlife management at Washington
State University(1955). Johnsgard earned his Ph. D. in vertebrate zoology (1959) at
Cornell University. His was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Bristol University in England
between 1959 and 1961. At that time, he began his career as an instructor in the
Zoology Department at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He became a full
Professor in 1968 and in 1980 was named a Foundation Regents Professor in Biological
Sciences. During his career he published 49 books and over 150 papers which range
from scientific to humanistic topics, receiving honors from the Wildlife Society and
the Mari Sandoz Award. His writings focus on comparative biology, regional natural
history, and Nebraska and Great Plains ornithology. Johnsgard illustrated nearly all
of his published works with his own line drawings and photographs. Johnsgard is an
honorary life member of the Nebraska Ornithologists' Union and has been an elected
Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union since 1961. He has also been involved
in the Cooper Ornithological Society and the Wilson Ornithological Society.
Scope and Content:
This collection tracks Johnsgard's publication career. There are multiple drafts,
manuscripts, and the final published copies of Johnsgards's work, correspondence,
and selected biographical material.
Johnsgard, Paul A.
Birds -- North American
Waterfowl -- North American
Birds -- Great Plains
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