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F. Wayne King Field Notebooks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS Coll 157

Scope and Content

Collection contains 21 field notebooks from F. Wayne King, curator emeritus of Herpetology and former Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Dates

  • 1956 - 2003

Creator

Access

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Biographical/Historical Note

F. Wayne King (Frederic Wayne) was born in 1936. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Florida in 1957 and 1961, and earned his doctorate from the University of Miami in 1966. He returned to UF to complete post-doctoral work at the Florida State Museum (now the Florida Museum of Natural History) from 1966-67.

In 1967, King joined the New York Zoological Society as an associate curator of herpetology, and advanced there as a curator, chairman of education programs, and director of conservation and environmental education. When he left the New York Zoological Society in 1979, he was the director of zoology and conservation.

King came back to UF in July 1979 as the director of the Florida State Museum and as Professor of Zoology. He served in as Director of the Museum until 1986. He was Professor/Curator of Herpetology at the Museum and Professor of Zoology from 1986 until his retirement.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection contains 21 field notebooks from F. Wayne King, curator emeritus of Herpetology and former Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Arrangement

Arranged into one series: Series 1: Field Notebooks

Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Florida Museum of Natural History, 2020.

Alternative Format Available

Digital reproductions of selected items in the F. Wayne King Field Notebooks Collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Title
A Guide to the F. Wayne King Field Notebooks Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Sarah Coates
Date
November 2021
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755