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Personal papers of Arthur Binion Amerson, Jr.

Call Number: PP 605


This collection includes photographic slides and a compact disc of scanned slide images between the years 1961-1962 taken by Arthur Amerson, Jr. A portion of the slides feature shots of the University of Kansas (KU) campus, Homecoming, field trips, Entomology club, and fellow classmates of Arthur Amerson, Jr. The other half of the images include shots of a 1962 Yucatan trip, featuring various villages in Mexico, Chichen Itza, and a collection of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The Yucatan files include a spreadsheet list of photographs and a text document with the same information.


  • 1961 - 1962


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Biography of Arthur Binion Amerson, Jr.

Arthur Amerson, Jr. was born January 2, 1936 in Macon, Georgia to Arthur Binion Amerson, Sr. and Agnes Elizabeth Dunn. He graduated from Mercer University in Georgia 1958 with a degree in Biology. He then transferred to the University of Kansas and began to work towards a Master's degree with a specialization in acarology, the study of mites and ticks. In the summer of 1962, he spent two months in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico with a team of faculty and graduate students from KU on behalf of the Museum of Natural History. The field workers gathered large and varied collections of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, sampling vertebrate fauna ranging from southern evergreen forests to scrub forests and imtermediate habitats of the north. The group also covered the offshore islands Cozumel and Mujeres. Amerson's studies at KU were interrupted when he accepted a job from the Smithsonian Institution to study plants and animals of various Pacific islands. He spent 7 years on this study and eventually returned to KU to complete his Masters in Ecology and Environmental Studies. Arthur Binion Amerson, Jr. died September 23, 2017.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Physical Location

PP 605

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Jeffrey A. Cox, 2017.



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Personal papers of Arthur Binion Amerson, Jr.
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Personal papers of Arthur Binion Amerson, Jr, PP 605, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

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