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Personal papers of William J. Baumgartner

Call Number: PP 219


This collection consists of field notes and glass plates from the papers of University of Kansas zoology professor William Jacob Baumgartner. Glass plate negatives involve subjects of science, steel production and mining, penal institutions, pharmacy, and botany. Entomology field survey notes are from several different staff and faculty at the University of Kansas and its Museum of Natural History, including R.H. Beamer.


  • Creation: 1946 - 1954


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Biography of William J. Baumgartner

William Jacob Baumgartner was born in 1871 in Versailles, Missouri. He studied at the University of Kansas and recieved an M.A. in 1901. He later earned a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Munich, Germany in 1929.

Baumgartner became a professor of zoology in 1905 at the University of Kansas. He was a managing editor of the Science Bulletin at KU and served on its board for another 30 years after that role.

Baumgartner retired from his professorship in 1948 but remained an active volunteer of civic affairs until the time of his death in 1959.


1 linear foot (2 document cases + 12 boxes of glass plate negatives)

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PP 219

Guide to the William J. Baumgartner Collection
Personal papers of William J. Baumgartner
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Personal papers of William J. Baumgartner, PP 219, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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