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Personal Papers of H. H. Lane

Call Number: PP 197


This collection consists of professional correspondence; findings and publishings from H.H. Lane's research into vertebrate paleontology, including manuscripts from one of his books; scans and photos of exhibits; material related to Lane's work as Head of the Zoology Department at the University of Kansas and at other universities; and some personal material.


  • 1899 - 1965


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 Henry Higgins Lane

H. H. Lane recieved his undergraduate degrees in German and Latin from DePauw University in Indiana and Princeton University in New Jersey. He recieved his Masters at Indiana University with a major in Zoology, focusing on prehistoric mammals and vertabrate paleontology.

Lane thereafter became a professor, teaching at many colleges, including the University of Chicago and Hiram College. He became the head of a newly established Department of Zoology at Oklahoma University, later becoming the head of the Department of Zoology at the University of Kansas where he also curated for and became the director of the Museum of Natural History. He retired in 1944 and passed away in 1965.


2 linear foot (2 boxes + 2 oversize folders)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 197

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown; transfer from the Museum of Natural History, 2016.

Related Materials

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

Guide to the Henry Higgins Lane Collection
Personal papers of H. H. Lane
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005; revised by by rk, 2017.
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Preferred citation
Henry Higgins Lane Collection, University Archives, PP 197, 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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