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Personal Papers of Theodore H. Eaton

Call Number: PP 224


Eaton taught Zoology at the University of Kansas from 1958-1977. This collection consists of a manuscript, memoranda, diaries, photographs and correspondence related to his work with the university.


  • Creation: 1958 - 1977


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Theodore H. Eaton

Theodore H. Eaton, Jr. received his bachelors from Cornell in 1930 and his Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley in 1933. Eaton's research and writings focused on modern and fossil vertebrates, primarily reptiles, fish, and amphibians.

Eaton taught and held positions at Union College, American University, Southwestern College, and East Carolina College, amgonst other institutions of higher education. He joined the faculty of the University of Kansas in 1958, reaching full Professor status in 1962, teaching Zoology and Ecology.

Eaton published two books, as well as over 100 research papers. Along with teaching at KU, he curated vertebrate paleontology at the university's Museum of Natural History. He retired in 1977 and passed away in 1981.


.75 Linear Feet (2 document cases)

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Physical Location

PP 224

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown; transfer from University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute.

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks

Guide to the Theodore H. Eaton Collection
Personal papers of Theodore H. Eaton
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005; revised by rmk, 2017.
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Theodore H. Eaton Collection, University Archives, PP 224, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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