Held at: John Bowman Bartram Special Collections Library [Contact Us]54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, 19143
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Daniel L. McKinley (1925-2010) was a biology professor and historian of natural history. He joined the faculty of the biology department at the State University of New York - Albany in 1966 and retired in 1989. "He was a quiet scholar whose writings often emphasized historical and biographical aspects of his subjects." McKinley authored the biography James Eights, 1798-1882: Antarctic Explorer, Albany Naturalist (Albany: University of the State of New York, State Education Department, 2005).
"Daniel L. McKinley 1925-2010." Biological Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York. Accessed July 3, 2012. http://www.albany.edu/biology/0_bio_more-news.shtml.
This collection consists mostly of offprints of articles on the history of natural history, and an associated card file. There are also some biographical files on historically important naturalists. Amongst these biographical files are two record cartons of research relating to "father of American botany" John Bartram (1699-1777) and his son, naturalist William Bartram (1739-1823).
Gift of Dan McKinley, 1999.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of a pilot project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.
In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact John Bowman Bartram Special Collections Library directly for more information.
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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