Skip to main content

Personal Papers of Daphne Fautin

Call Number: PP 568


This collection contains the personal papers of Daphne Fautin, a professor of invertebrate zoology at the University of Kansas from 1995-2015. The collection consists of field and lab notebooks dating as far back as 1972 and as recent as 2010, copious sea anemone photos and research notes, course materials for her general invertebrate zoology and scientific communication courses, published journal articles, popular writing, books and anthologies she has either authored or edited, and professional correspondence.


  • Creation: 1972 - 2015


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 Daphne Fautin

Daphne Fautin studies the ecology and systematics of sea anemones and their symbionts. She was a professor of invertebrate zoology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas from 1995-2015.

Fautin obtained her bachelor's in biology in 1966 from Beloit College, graduating magna cum laude. She recieved her PhD in 1972 from the University of California, Berkeley, after completing her dissertation on the natural history of the sea anemone Epiactis prolifera.

In 1975, she became a research biologist in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. In 1988 she became the Director of Research there. She began her career at KU in 1989 as an adjunct professor.

She has served on the International Steering Committee of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System, the US National Committee for the International Union of Biological Sciences, and the US National Committee for the Census of Marine Life (which she has also chaired). She has served on the editorial board of several scientific publications and has taught a course on scientific communication.


10 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The field notebooks mostly date from Fautin's research in the 1970s-1980s; course materials focus on Fautin's KU classes in scientific communication and introduction to invertebrate zoology, including course work, syllabi, and examinations amongst other materials. The professional correspondence is organized alphabetically by family name of the correspondent.

Physical Location

PP 568

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Daphne Fautin, 2015.


Guide to the Daphne Fautin Collection
Personal Papers of Daphne Fautin
Finding aid prepared by rr
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Personal Papers of Daphne Fautin, PP 568, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States