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Personal papers of E. Raymond Hall

Call Number: PP 167


E. Raymond Hall taught Zoology and was Director of the Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas. This collection contains information about conservation issues and the National Parks Service, as well as correspondence and records from courses Hall taught.


  • Creation: 1890 - 1983


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No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of E. Raymond Hall

E. Raymond Hall was born on May 11, 1902, in Imes, Franklin County, Kansas. Hall received his A.B. from the University of Kansas in 1924. He accepted a teaching assistantship at the University of California-Berkeley in 1924, and later received both his M.A. degree in 1925 and Ph.D. in 1928 from UC- Berkeley.

Hall served as curator of mammals at Berkeley from 1927-1944 and was acting director of their natural history museum from 1938-1944. He joined the KU faculty in 1944 as Professor of Zoology and Director of the Museum of Natural History. As director and curator of mammals from 1944-1967, Hall managed a rapid expansion of all collections and successfully lobbied for an addition to the museum, which doubled the available space.

Hall published more than 340 articles and six books, including the two volume Mammals of North America. In 1958, Hall was named a Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor. E. Raymond Hall retired in 1972 and died in 1986.


22 Linear Feet (24 boxes + 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder)

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Physical Location

PP 167

Physical Location

PP 513

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown; gift, William Hall, 2011.

Guide to the E. Raymond Hall Collection
Personal papers of E. Raymond Hall
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005, brch, 2012. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005, brch, 2012. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2018.
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Personal papers of E. Raymond Hall, University Archives, PP 167, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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