Robert Fernald papers, circa 1946-1983  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Fernald, Robert L
Robert Fernald papers
circa 1946-1983 (inclusive)
0.18 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection Number
(Accession No. 6066-001)
Biographical documents, retirement papers, and photographs of Robert Fernald, a Professor of Zoology and the Director of Friday Harbor Laboratories at the University of Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the collection is restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Fernald was a Professor of Zoology at the University of Washington. He was born on August 27, 1914 in Larchland, Illinois. He earned his undergraduate degree from Monmouth College in Illinois and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Washington in 1946, Fernald was an Instructor at Coe College and the University of California. He also served in the Navy during World War II, during which time he studied at the School of Epidemiology and Sanitation at the National Naval Medical School.

In 1956, Fernald was named the Acting Director of the University of Washington's Oceanographic Laboratories in Friday Harbor, which was renamed UW Friday Harbor Laboratories in 1958. He was appointed as the Director in 1959, and held that position until his retirement in 1972. Following his retirement, Fernald was appointed Professor Emeritus of Zoology and remained at Friday Harbor as a research scientist and graduate student mentor. He also served on the Board of Trustees at Western Washington University.

Robert Fernald died on February 5, 1983.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Robert Fernald's Navy discharge papers, University of Washington faculty biographical papers and correspondence regarding his retirement and death, and photographs of Fernald, landscapes, and other natural elements.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Landscapes--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Zoology--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Fernald, Robert L.--Archives
  • Fernald, Robert L.--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Washington.¬†Department of Zoology--Faculty
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Records (Documents)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington.¬†University Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)