Personal papers of Richard F. Johnston
This collection includes the personal papers of Dr. Richard F. Johnston, a zoology professor and ornithology curator at the Natural History Museum at Dyche Hall, University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between Johnston and colleagues at other institutions and is organized chronologically by decade.
- 1962 - 1986
- Johnston, Richard F. (Person)
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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 Richard F. Johnston
Richard F. Johnston was born July 25, 1925 in Oakland, California. He served in the Army in World War II in the European theatre. Thereafter he received a doctorate in zoology from University of California, Berkeley. While studying, he met and married Lora Johnston, with whom he had three children: Regan, Janet, and Cassandra.
In 1958, Johnston joined the zoology department at the Univeristy of Kansas, where he also became a curator of ornithology at the Natural History Museum located in Dyche Hall. His research interests included studying the adapation of English house sparrows to different environments and studying pigeons.
Richard F. Johnston retired in 1992 and died on November 25, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas.
.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, P. Schultze, 2012.
- Guide to the Dr. Richard F. Johnston Collection
- Personal papers of Richard F. Johnston
- Finding aid prepared by gem. Finding aid encoded by gem.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Personal papers of Richard Johnston, PP 612, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas