William Harroun Behle papers, 1889-2003  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Behle, William Harroun, 1909-
Title
William Harroun Behle papers
Dates
1889-2003 (inclusive)
Quantity
38.75 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0576
Summary
The William Harroun Behle papers (1889-2003) encompass a wide range of Dr. Behle's professional life at the University of Utah and in particular, the area of ornithology.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

William H. Behle (1909-2009) is a world-renowned ornithologist and has produced most of the knowledge we have today on the birds in Utah. His contributions to the field or ornithology are immeasurable and his name will always sing out among the bird lovers of the west.

A native of Utah, Behle grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from East High School in 1928. He went on to the Universty of Utah, where he received both his A.B. and M.A. degrees in Zoology. In 1932, he left to undertake his Ph. D., also in Zoology, which he received from the University of California at Berkley in 1937. Later that same year, he returned to Utah to pursue a career in teaching. He attained his first position as an Instructor in the Biology Department. Eventually, he achieved a full professorship and stayed in the department for forty years.

Behle's many years have been filled with service not only to the University of Utah, but to his community. His career has been both challenging and rewarding. Dr. Behle often taught as many as fifteen hours a quarter as well as teaching such courses as parsitology, embroyology, and genetics. He was also the head of the department of General Biology from 1948 to 1963. Dr. Behle has always been active in community affairs, including lecturing to high school groups for the Utah Academy of Sciences' Visiting Science Programs from 1960 to 1964. He also served as a consultant on raptors for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resourses. In 1973 he was a member of the Pelican Protection Committee. Dr. Behle has also served in committees during the Utah Conference on Higher Education and for the Utah Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters.

Honors for William H. Behle have been numerous. President, Vice President, or charter member have been his title in organizations such as the Utah Audubon Society, the University of Utah Chapter of the Society of Sigma Chi, Cooper Ornithological Society, Wildlife Society, Society for the Study of Evolution, and the Utah Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters.

Dr. Behle assisted in the establishment of the Utah Museum of Natual History. To his credit, is the bird gallery which houses some 25,000 bird specimens, accompianied by a library, many maps, a preparation room, storage, a teaching lab, and an additional study collection of birds. The collections and the research conducted by Dr. Behle and his students have brought national recognition to the museum as well as the University of Utah.

Retirement in 1977 did not slow Dr. Behle down. In 1990, he finished Utah Birds: Historical Perspectives and Bibilography, which culminated fifty years of research and took two years to finish.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

William H. Behle donated these papers to the University of Utah in 1990-2004. The collection encompasses a wide range of Dr. Behle's professional life at the University of Utah and in particular, the area of ornithology.

The collection has been divided into many sections. The first section contains personal materials such as thank you notes, retirement information, and an interview conducted by Everett L. Cooley. There is also material on classes he taught, his research, as well as surveys and expeditions he participated in.

The second section deals with orthniology; both in his career and his private life. There are materials on the clubs he belonged to, such as the Utah Audubon Society, the Cooper Ornithological Society, and the American Ornithologists Union. Several journals of zoology, one of which dates back to 1914, are also contained in this section. There is information on the Christmas bird counts, as well as the entire history of the Utah Audubon Society.

Dr. Behle's service to the University of Utah conprises the third section of the collection, including papers from the Central General Education Committee, the Uth Conference on Higher Education, and other committees he served on for the University of Utah, or the biology department. There are also files on the establishment of the Utah Museum of Natural History and its expansion. Detailed records of birds on loan to and from museums across the United States are also in this section.

Organizations make up the fourth part of this collection. There are personal organizations such as the Lakefront Gun, Fur and Reclamation Club, and the Sons of the American Revolution. There are also minutes and other records from professional societies such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the Utah Academy of Sciencs, Arts and Letters; the American Institute of Biological Sciences; and the National Science Foundation.

The fifth section of this collection is comprised of general correspondence, both to and from Dr. Behle, and is divided into two parts. The first part is correspondence within the University of Utah, such as memos and letters between faculty and administration members. The second, larger part, is made up of letters from biologists, ornithologists, zoologists, students, and other professionals from across the United States and various parts of Europe.

Section six contains newsclippings acquired over many years about the events that Dr. Behle started or participated in, as well as articles about him and his work.

Section seven is devoted to the unpublished manuscript " The Great Salt Lake, Utah's Inland Sea." It contains the research, newspaper clippings, manuscript drafts, as well as a working draft, of the book.

Section eight contains biographical documents, as well as correspondence, fraternity materials, booklets, and articles.

Additional materials have been added to the collection and include articles, correspondence, notes, and other papers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the William Harroun Behle papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: William Harroun Behle papers, Ms 576, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations:Ms 576.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I. PersonalReturn to Top

This portion of the collection contains personal materials about William H. Behle. The first box contains biographical information, as well as miscellaneous notes and thank-you letters. Boxes 3-5 are particularly interesting, as the documents contained in them span Dr. Behle's research, as well as several of his wildlife surveys and expeditions.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Personal Information
1937-1988
Folder
1
Everett L. Cooley Oral Interview
1983
2-3
Salary Information for the University of Utah
1937-1976
4
Retirement Information
5
World War II
Contains draft deferment papers and ration books.
6
War Manpower Commission
1944
7
Donations
Special Collections Department of the University of Utah Marriott Library and Utah Museum of Natural History.
1980-1988
8-9
Thank You Notes and Letters of Appreciation
10
Membership Cards and Miscellaneous Documents
2
Teaching and Institutes
1952-1971
Folder
1
"Thesis Problems in Ornithology"
2-3
Course Outlines
4
Articles on Botany and Teaching Botany
1952-1971
5
Academic Year Institutes at the University of Utah
1963; 1971
6-7
University of Southern Illinois Summer Institute
1959-1960
3
Research
1933-1986
Folder
1-4
Studies for Wildlife on Utah Oil Shale Development Land
1974-1975
5
Intermountain Biogeography--a Symposium
1976
6
"Gulls and Mormon Crickets"
7-13
Bird Banding Questionnaires and Data Material for a Papers
1933-1969
14-15
University of Utah Research Committee Grants
1943-1986
16
Research Facilities
1969-1975
17
Research Facilities, Rules and Regulations
1956-1977
18
Collecting Permits
1936-1987
4
Surveys and Expeditions
Folder
1
U.S. Government Surveys in Utah
2
Biological Survey in Ornithology
3
Bear River Marshes
4
Eniwetok Atoll Project
5
Guadalupe Island Expedition
6
Rainbow Bridge Expedition
5
Dugway Survey and Chemical Biological Warfare
1960-1970
Folder
1
Minutes of the Ecology and Epizoology Group
1962; 1968-1969
2
Memo of Understanding Contract DA 42-007-4-3-CML-427
1962
3
Security Clearance
1962; 1970
4
Plans for the Ecology and Epizoology Program
1962-1966
5
Rodent Habitat and Bird Listing for Dugway
6
Publications
1960-1967
7
Correspondence
1962-1968
8-9
Chemical and Biological Warfare Materials
10
Miscellaneous
6
Miscellaneous
1940-1987
Folder
1
Public Recognition
2
Article
T.T. Williams, , discusses William Harroun Behle.
1987
3
University of Utah
1939-1985
4
Dixie Junior College
1944
5
Bird Rehabilitator
1987
6
Duck Hunting
7
Artists
8
Boy Scout Pow Wows at the University of Utah
1940-1949

II. Ornithology, 1922-1989Return to Top

The ornithology section of this collection covers William H. Behle's extensive involvement in several major ornithological societies, including the Utah Audubon Society, the American Ornithologists Union and the Cooper Ornithological Society. Box 10 contains material relating to other bird clubs and societies. Box 14 contains the notes and manuscript materials for , by A.M. Woodbury. Dr. Behle was involved in corrections and a critique of this manuscript.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
7
Utah Audubon Society
1936-1986
Folder
1
Articles of Incorporation and Constitution
2
History and Membership Rosters
3
Board Meetings
1965-1968
4
Officers and Editors
5
U.A.S. Mailing Announcements
1936-1969
6
Utah Audubon News
1936-1939
7
Audubon Junior Club
1955
8-9
Species Accounts
10
Christmas Bird Counts
1982
11
Field Trips
12
Audubon Screen Tours
13-14
Charles W. Lockerbie
1964-1984
15
Protests and Resolutions
1948-1980
16
A Guide to Bird Finding In and Near Salt Lake City
1958
17
Some Utah Ornithologists and Organizations
1938
18
Gunnison Island
1938
19
Navy Bombing Plans for the Great Salt Lake
1957
20
Basin and Range Seminar Programs
1983-1986
21
Crow Derby
22
Bird Day
23-24
Miscellaneous
8
American Ornithologists Union
1923-1989
Folder
1
Archives
1975-1984
2
Meetings of Council
1970-1971
3
Meeting Correspondence
1962
4
The Auklet
1923-1967
5
"Bird Collections in the United States and Canada"
1970
6
National Plan for Ornithology Workshop
1977-1978
7
Second Century Endowment Campaign
1987-1989
8
Publicity
1962
9
Eightieth Meeting Memorabilia
1962
10
Registration Packet
1962
11
Membership Committee
1945-1960
12-13
Committee on Student Membership Awards
1947-1982
9
American Ornithologists Union
1969-1972
Folder
1-7
Committee on Biography
1969-1972
8
Miscellaneous
10
Other Bird Clubs, Societies and Journals
1914-1962
Folder
1
13th International Ornithological Conference
1962
2-9
Cooper Ornithological Society
1957-1958
10
Utah Pheasant Society
11
Agassiz Association
1958
12
The American Oologists' Exchange Price List
1922
13
Egg Collecting Journals Prior to 1899
14
The Standard Catalogue of North American Birds' Eggs
1930
15
Field Notes of J. Walcott Thompson
1914-1927
11
Reference Books
1931-1961
12
Reference Books
1962-1985
Volume
3
Utah Birds: Geographic Distribution and Systematics
1985
4
The Birds of Northeastern Utah
1981
13
Utah Audubon Society Books
1936-1965
Folder
1
Audubon Society Field Trips
1936-1939
2-4
Minutes of the Utah Audubon Society
1939-1965
14
Birds of Utah
1942-1946
Folder
1-2
Manuscript Materials for Birds of Utah
3
Original Data for Birds of Utah
4
Bird Data
5-7
Illustration Keys
Folder 5, pp. 1-30, Folder 6, pp.31-60, Folder 7, pp. 61-97
8
Illustration Key Pictures
9
Publication Materials
10
Correspondence
11
Book Review
William H. Behle, author.
12
Biography Requests on A. M. Woodbury
13
Data on Other Ornithologists
14
Department of Conservation of the State of Utah
1945

III. University of Utah Service, 1930-1990Return to Top

Boxes 15-20 contain materials pertaining to the service that William H. Behle gave to the University of Utah during his career. There is information on the history of the Utah Museum of Natural History, specimen swapping with other museums, and committees he was called to serve on. Boxes 16 and 17 contain the papers on the reorganization of the general education program by the Central General Education Committee.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
15
Utah Conference on Higher Education
1949-1952
Folder
1
Constitution of the Utah Conference on Higher Education
2
Program for the College and Junior College Conferences on General Education
1949
3
Proposed Outlines for Statistical Study of Higher Education in Utah
1951
4
Minutes of the Executive Committee
1951
5
Programs, Flyers, and Housing Information
1951
6
Correspondence
1951
7
Conference Report for the 9th Annual Utah Conference on Higher Education
1952
8
Report of the Resolutions Committee
1952
9
Departmental Sessions for Curriculum and Methods
10
Representatives and Their Positions for the Conference
1952
11
Proposed Conference Programs
1952
12
Programs for Special Topics
As presented by their groups.
1952
13
Conference Theme Notes
1952
14
Correspondence
1952
Box
15-18
Miscellaneous
16
Central General Education Committee
Folders 24-30 contain undated material.
1948-1968
Folder
1
Report of the Committee on General Education and Revisions
1948
2
Departmental Reports, A Summary of All Areas Requirements
1948
3
Departmental Reports, General Biology Area
1953
4
Enrollment in General Education Classes
1952-1953
5
Enrollment Statistics, Social Science Area
1947-1953
6
Annual Report of the Scholastic Standards Committee for the Academic Year 1952-1953, and the Summer Quarter, 1953
7
Department Reports, Humanities Area
1954
8
Report on the Sophomore Testing Program at the University of Utah Faculty Council Meeting
1954
9
Departmental Reports, Physical science Area
1954
10
Departmental Reports, Social Science Area
1954
11
Report to the Central General Education Committee on Personal and Family Living Area Committee
1948-1954
12
Central General Education Committee Summary of Progress to Date
1955
13
Requirements for Graduation from High School
1955
14
General Education Proposals for the Academic Year
1957-1958
15
Letter Proposing the Start of an Honors General Education Program
1960
16
Enrollment Statistics, All Areas
1959-1960
17
Meeting Notices
1948-1961
18
Proposal to Grant Academic Credit for Advanced Placement Courses
1961
19
Central General Education Minutes
1953-1961
20
Meeting of the Area E Committee
1961
21
Report to the Faculty Council on Changes in the General Education Committee
1962
22
Minutes of the Faculty Council
1948-1963
23
General Education Handbooks
1948-1949; 1960-1961; 1967-1968
24
"A Report to the President, the Dean of University College, and the Director of General Education on the Study of General Education at Columbia College"
1952
25
"Social Studies Courses in the High Schools of Salt Lake City"
26
"Junior High School Social Studies in Grades Kindergarten through Grade Five"
28
"Faculty Regulations for Transfer Students in the General Education Program"
29
"Requests and Considerations for Changes in the General Education Program"
30
Miscellaneous
17
Central General Education Committee Biology Area
1948-1966
Folder
1
"Annual Report of the General Education Program"
1954-1955
2
"Report of the Department of General Education and the Biology Area General Education Committee at the University of Utah In Relation to General Education for the Period 1948-1953"
3
Summary of Accomplishments to Date
1948
4
Evaluation Science Curriculum--South High School
1948
5
Meeting with Dr. Faust from Stanford
1949
6
Requirement Outlines for General Education
1949
7
Course and Lecture Outlines
8
Statistics for the Biology 1A Questionnaire
1951
9
Memorandum Re: Biology 1-2 Courses
1953-1954
10
Minutes of the Committee
1948-1955
11
Committee Records
1956-1966
12
Meeting Notices
1948-1955
13
Correspondence
1949-1955
18
Utah Museum of Natural History
Folders 1-6 contain a viariety of documents pertaining to the preparation and/or publication of the books indicated.
1964-1990
Folder
1
Birds of Northeastern Utah
1979-1981
2
Utah Birds: A Revised Checklist
1985
3
Utah Birds: Geographic Distribution and Systematics
1985
4-5
Utah Birds: Historical Perspectives and Bibliography
1986-1990
6
Utah Birds
7-8
Utah Museum of Natural History Planning Committee
1956
9
Register of Museum Skins and Eggs at Other Museums
10-11
Reports on Bird Transfers
1972-1985
12
Exchanges with Brigham Young University
1985
13
Stolen Bird Recovery
1964
14
Grand Canyon Mix-up
1980
15
Correspondence with Museum Director Donald V. Hague
1973-1986
16
Correspondence
1990
17
Miscellaneous
19
Other Museums of Natural History
1930-1988
Box
1
The American Museum of Natural History
1930-1942
2
Utah's Other Museums of Natural History
1975-1988
3
Carnegie Museum
1940,1981
4
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkley
1931
20
University Committees Called to Serve On
1942-1964
Box
1
Central General Education Committee
1942-1953
2
University of Utah Press
1950-1986
3-4
Publications Advisory Committee
1959-1964
Folder
5
University of Utah Credit Union Committee
1963-1964
6
Premedical Screening Committee
1953
7
Premedical Counciling Committee
1943-1956
8
Buck Hills Falls Conference on Preprofessional Education
9
War Chest Drive
1943
10
Post War Committees
1943
11
Committees of the Faculty
1944-1953
12
Miscellaneous

IV. Organizations, 1931-1976Return to Top

Personal and professional clubs and organizations make up the fourth section of this collection. Organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Utah Academy of Science, Arts & Letters played an important role in Behle's Career. There is also material on his involvement in the Sons of the American Revolution, Tracy's Aviary, and the Lakefront Gun, Fur, and Reclamation Club filed in this section.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
21
Personal Clubs and Organizations
Folder
1
National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
2-6
Sons of the American Revolution
7-9
Lakefront Gun, Fur, and Reclamation Club
10-11
Tracy Aviary
22
Professional Clubs and Organizations
1951-1963
Folder
1
Alpha Epsilon delta
2-10
American Association of University Professors
1951-1952
11-12
American Institute of Biological Sciences
1959-1963
13
Chicago Academy of Sciences
14-22
Sigma Xi
23-25
Wildlife Society
26
Miscellaneous
23
National Science Foundation
1951-1962
Folder
1
University of Utah National Science Foundation Summer Institute for Biology
1956
2
National Science Foundation Review Panel for Summer Institutes
1961
3
National Science Foundation Panel on State Academics
1960
4-7
National Science Foundation Grants
1960-1962
8
National Science Foundation Visiting Science Grant
1963-1964
9
Announcements
1961-1962
10
Applications
1951-1952
24
American Association for the Advancement of Science
1933-1976
Folder
1-4
Programs and Brochures
1933-1968
5-6
Directories
1959-1960
7
Operational Guide
8
Academy Supplement to the Operational Guide
1959
9
Meeting Agenda and Minutes
1959
10
Council Newsletter
1960
11-12
Financial Materials
1959-1960
13
Reports to the Academy Conference of the Collegiate Academy Committee
1959
14
Session on Junior Academies at the Academy Conference
15
Science Teaching Improvement Program
1959
16
Correspondence
1959-1976
17
Miscellaneous
25
Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
1960-1981
Folder
1
Articles of Incorporation
1960
2
Constitution and Bylaws
1960s
3
Proposed Changes in the Constitution and Articles of Incorporation
1950-1970
4
History
5
Statement of Policy, Tradition, and Responsibilites
1960
6
Report on Visiting Science Program
1961
7
Value Systems and Institutions of Utah
1959
8
What the Upper Colorado Development Means to Utah
9
Schedule of Cultural Events in Utah
1957-1959
10
Proceedings
1959-1960
11
Distinguished Service Award
Awarded to William H. Behle.
1981
12
Highlights of the Autumn Meeting at Brigham Young University
1959
13
Report of the President
1959-1960
14
Resolutions Proposed by the Resolutions Committee
1960
15
Publication Materials
16-17
Minutes
1958-1961
18
Meeting Notices
19
Correspondence
1958-1961
20
Financial Material
1959-1961
21-22
Newletters
23
Programs
26
Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
1954-1966
Folder
1
Proposal to AAAS for Science Counselor Program
1959-1960
2
Proposal for Visiting Scientists to Utah High Schools
1960-1961
3
Lists of Scientists
1965-1966
4
Annual Reports
1961-1966
5
Progress Reports
1960-1961
6-7
Dr. Behle's Participation
8
Correspondence
9
Programs
1960-1967
10
Visiting Scientist Program Miscellaneous
11
"The Meaning of Wilderness"
Author, S. F. Olsen.
1958
12
"Is the Unity of Science Possible? A Symposium on the Relationship of the Sciences to One Another"
1956
13
"Symposium on the Negro in Utah"
1954
14
Miscellaneous
27
Utah Junior Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
1958-1966
Folder
1
Advisory Council
1959-1960
2-3
Junior Council Activities
1958-1961
4
Science Consultation Grant for the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
1965-1966
5
Miscellaneous
28
Science Fairs
1958-1960
Folder
1
State Science Fair at Brigham Young University
1958
2
State Science Fair at Utah State University
1959
3
State Science Fair at the University of Utah
1960
4
Salt Lake Metropolitan Science Fair
1958-1960

V. Correspondence, 1930-1990Return to Top

This section of the William H. Behle Papers is filled with correspondence that ranges in date from 1930 to 1990. Most of the material is linked to Behle's professional activities. alThough there may be some personal notes mixed in with each person's file. The first box is correspondence with the administration of the University of Utah. The remaining correspondence is with the many people that Dr. Behle has known over the years.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
29
Correspondence with the University of Utah Administration
Folder
1
Adamson, Jack H.
2
Angleman, Sydney W.
3
Cowles, LeRoy E.
4
Durham, G. Homer
5
Fletcher, James C.
6
Gardner, David P.
7
Harris, Frank E.
8
Hiner, David L.
9
Hoebel, E. Adamson
10
Jennings, Jesse D.
11
McMurrin, Sterling
12
Olpin, A. Ray
13
Park, John R.
14
Thomas, George
15
Wahlquist, John T.
16
Wilson, O. Meredith
30
Correspondence, A - Miscellaneous "B"
Folder
1
Aldrich, John W.
2
Allen, George A., Jr.
3
Amadon, Dean
4
Arnold, Keith A.
5
Austin, Oliver
6
Miscellaneous "A"
7
Bailey, Alfred M.
8
Balph, David and Martha
9
Banks, Richard C.
10
Barlow, Jon C.
11
Barnes, Claude T.
12
Barnum, Andrew
13
Bienek, Gerhard K.
14
Bishop, Louis B.
15
Black, Hal
16
Blackford, John
17
Blake, Emmet R.
18
Blanchard, James
19
Blietz, Don
20
Boyle, Ashby
21
Browning, Ralph
22
Bushman, John B.
23
Burleigh, Thomas D.
24
Miscellaneous "B"
31
Correspondence, C - Miscellaneous "E"
Folder
1
Carter, Dennis L.
2
Chattin, Susan
3-4
Cottam, Clarence
5
Cottam, Walter P.
6
Cowan, Ian McTaggart
7
Craig, Alan M.
8
Miscellaneous "C"
9
Davis, John
10
Davis, William B.
11
Dawkins, Bevely
12
Diem, Kenneth L.
13
Dixon, Keith L.
14
Dotson, Richard A.
15
Downey, John C.
16
Duff, C. V.
17
Durrant, Stephan, C.
18
Miscellaneous "D"
19
Easterla, David A.
20
Egosque, Harold J.
21
Elbel, Robert E.
22
Emerson, Guy
23
Miscellaneous "E"
32
Correspondence F-Ge
Folder
1
Faust, Clarence H.
2
Ferris, Reed W.
3
Fisher, A. K.
4
Fisher, Harvey I.
5
Fitch, Henry S.
6
French, Norman R.
7
Friedman, Herbert
8
Frost, Herbert H.
9
Miscellaneous "F"
10
Gardner, Eldon
11
Gaskill, Jim
12
Geerling, Paul F.
33
Correspondence Gh-Miscellaneous "G"
Folder
1-8
Ghieslin, Jon
1968-1982
9
Genoways, Hugh H.
10
Gessaman, James A.
11
Goates, Wayne A.
12
Godfrey, Earl W.
13
Greenhalgh, Clifton M.
14
Gunther, Lloyd
15
Miscellaneous "G"
34
Correspondence H-I
Folder
1
Hall, E. Raymond
2
Hardy, Ross
3
Hargrave, Lyndon L.
4
Harkin, Arthur P.
5
Harmon, Steve K.
6
Harper, Kimball
7
Harrison, Ed N.
8
Harvey, LeRoy H.
9
Hayward, C. Lynn
10
Hess, Michael
11-12
Heusser, H. Earl
13
Higgens, Harold G.
14
Hoffmeister, Donald F.
15
Holt, Robert G.
16
Howell, Joseph C.
17
Howell, Joseph, C.
18
Hubbs, Carl
19
Humphrey, Phillip S.
20
Hutchings, John
21-24
Miscellaneous "H"
25
Ivey, Gary
35
Correspondence, J-Kn
Folder
1
Jackson, Victor L.
2
Jenks, Randolph
3
Jewett, Stanley G.
4-5
Johnson, Clark D.
6
Johnson, Ned K.
7
Johnson, Richard F.
8
Johnston, David W.
9
Johnston, Richard F.
10-11
Joyner, Dave E.
12
Kertell, Kenneth
13
Kessel, Brina
14
Kiff, Lloyd
15
Killpack, Merlin
16
King, James R.
17
Kingery, Hugh E.
18-19
Knopf, Fred (Fritz) L.
20
Knowlton, George F.
36
Correspondence, Ko-Li
Folder
1
Kotter, Bruce L.
2-5
Miscellaneous "K"
6
Lanyon, Wesley E.
7-9
Lies, Michael F.
10
Lincoln, Frederik C.
11
Lindsay, David
12
Linford, Jean
13
Linsdale, Jean M.
37
Correspondence Ll-Miscellaneous "L"
Folder
1-6
Lloyd, Gary Davis
7-8
Lords, James L.
9-10
Low, Jessop B.
11-12
Lowery, George H.
13-16
Miscellaneous "L"
38
Correspondence M-Mo
Folder
1
Magleby, Marie
2
Marti, Carl
3
Marshall, Joe
4
Mayr, Ernest
5
Mayfield, Harold F.
6
McCaskie, Guy
7
McKee, Edwin D.
8
Mengel, Robert M.
9-14
Miller, Alden H.
15
Moffitt, James
16
Morgan, Dale
39
Correspondence Mo-Ne
Folder
1
Moore, Robert T.
2
Moser, R. Allyn
3
Mullen, James L.
4
Murphy, Joseph, R.
5-11
Miscellaneous "M"
12-14
Nagel, John E.
15
Neff, Johnson A.
40
Correspondence Ne-Pem
Folder
1
Nelson, Morlon, W.
2
Nice, Margaret M.
3-4
Miscellaneous "N"
5
Oberholser, Harry C.
6-7
Orr, Robert
8
Miscellaneous "O"
9
Palmer, Ralph
10
Parkes, Kenneth C.
11
Paynter, Raymond A.
12
Pearse, Theed
13
Peck, Everett
14
Peet, Max M.
15
Pemberton, J. R.
41
Correspondence Per-Pi
Folder
1-2
Perry, Michael L.
3
Peters, James L.
4
Peterson, Roger T.
5-8
Pettingil, Olin Sweall
9-13
Phillips, Allen R.
14
Pingree, William
15
Pitelka, Frank A.
42
Correspondence, Pr-Miscellaneous "Q"
Folder
1
Preston, Frank W.
2-5
Porter, Richard D.
6
Pressnall, Clifford C.
7-9
Miscellaneous "P"
10
Quigly, Raymond J.
11
Miscellaneous "Q"
43
Correspondence R-Ro
Folder
1
Rand, Austin L.
2
Rassmussen, D. I.
3-4
Rea, Amadeo, M.
5-6
Rees, Milton T.
7-9
Reynolds, Temple A.
10
Rich, Wilma
11
Richardson, Frank
12
Riser, Nathan W.
13-14
Risk, James
15-16
Robinson, Elroy B.
17
Rogan, May L.
44
Correspondence Ro-Miscellaneous "R"
Folder
1
Rower, Sievert
2-5
Roscoe, Ernest J.
6
Ross, Aaron B.
7
Russell, Stephan
8
Ryder, Ronald A.
9-13
Miscellaneous "R"
45
Correspondence S-St
Folder
1
Scott, Peter
2
Scott, Thomas G.
3
Selender, Richard B.
4-7
Selender, Robert K.
8
Shorey, Gary
9
Short, Lester
10-11
Sibley, Charles G.
12
Smith, Kimberley
13
Snyder, L. L.
14
Speich, Steven M.
15
Stager, Kenneth E.
16-18
Stanford, Joseph S.
46
Correspondence St-Miscellaneous "S"
Folder
1
Stein, Robert C.
2
Stettenheim, Peter
3-4
Stetter, John F.
5
Stevenson, James O.
6
Stokes, Allen W.
7
Sone, Lois C.
8-10
Storer, Robert W.
11-13
Sugen, John W.
14
Sumner, E. Lowell
15
Sundell, Robert A.
16
Sutton, George M.
17-22
Miscellaneous "S"
47
Correspondence T-Miscellaneous "U"
Folder
1
Taber, Wendall
2
Tainter, Fern
3
Tanner, Wilmer W
4
Tanner, Vasco
5
Todd, W. E. Clyde
6
Thompson, J. Walcott
7
Torduff, Harrison B.
8
Treganza, A. O.
9
Tucker, Jim
10
Turner, Cornelius P.
11
Turner, John F.
12
Twomey, Arthur C.
13-15
Miscellaneous "T"
16
Ure, Stellanie
17
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
18-23
Utah State Fish and Game Commission
1940-1980
24
Miscellaneous "U"
48
Correspondence V-We
Folder
1-2
Van Den Akker, John
3
Van Rossem A. J.
4-6
Van Tyne, Josselyn
7
Van Bloeker, Jack C., Jr.
8-9
Miscellaneous "V"
10
Walkinshaw, Laurence H.
11
Watson, George E.
12-13
Wauer, Roland H.
14-15
Webster, J. Dan
16
Wetmore, Alex
49
Correspondence Wh-Wi
Folder
1-9
White, Clayton M.
10-11
Whitney, Nathaniel R.
12
Willett, George
13
Williams, Paul L.
14
Williams, Ralph B.
50
Correspondence Wi-Miscellaneous "W"
Folder
1
Williamson, Francis S. L.
2
Wilson, Vanez, T.
3
Wing, Leonard
4
Wood, Stephan L.
5
Woodbury, Angus M.
6
Wolfe, L. R.
7
Wolfson, Albert
8
Woolf, Charles M.
9-14
Worthen, Gary L.
15-18
Wycroft, John and Ann
19-24
Miscellaneous "W"
51
Correspondence Y-Z
This box contains a folder of foreign correspondence on international bird exchange.
Folder
1
Young, Orsen Whitney
2
Miscellaneous "Y" and "Z"
3
Foreign Correspondence

VI. News Clippings, 1930-1990Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
52
Newsclippings
1930-1990
Folder
1
Tracy Aviary
2-10
1930-1990
11
Undated

VII. The Great Salt Lake, Utah's Inland SeaReturn to Top

This section of William H. Behle's papers are concerned with his unpublished manuscript, "The Great Salt Lake, Utah's Inland Sea." Boxes 53-58 contain the original manuscript, boxes 59-68 contain the research used in the book, and boxes 69-72 have extra drafts.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
53
"The Great Salt Lake, Utah's Inland Sea" through Gunnison Island
Folder
1
"The Great Salt Lake, Utah's Inland Sea"
This also includes the preface, acknowledgments, the summary of highlights of the lake, and the physical setting and description of the Great Salt Lake. The Table of Contents is only nominally correct, as the author made adjustments in the manuscript after he wrote it. The correct order in the box contents are listed in the inventory.
2
Legends and Fiction Based on the Lake
3
Biographical Sketches
4
Antelope Island
5
Antelope and Fremont Islands
Box
6
Fremont Island Manuscript
54
Gunnison Island through Lake Bonneville
Folder
1
Gunnison Island
2
Larger Islands
3
Lesser Islands
4
Lake Bonneville, Predecessor of the Great Salt Lake
5
Lake Powell, Predecessor of the Great Salt Lake
6-7
Lake Bonneville
55
Biology through Chemistry of the Brine
Folder
1
Biology
2
Geology
3
Hydrology and Climatology
4
Common Salt Through Solar Evaporation
5
Chemistry of the Brine
56
Life in the Brine through Brine Shrimps
Folder
1
Life in the Brine
2
Brine Shrimps
57
The Railroad on the Great Salt Lake through Notes
Folder
1
The Railroad on the Great Salt Lake
2-3
Boats and Boating
4-6
Boating on the Great Salt Lake
7
Notes
58
"Mammals of the Island and Effects of Isolation" through Articles
Folder
1
"Mammals of the Island and Effects of Isolation"
2-3
Articles
59
Correspondence, Reference and Historical Documents
1946-1993
Folder
1
Correspondence
1966-1979
2
History, Legends and Articles
1946-1993
3
The Lucien Cut-Off
1948-1956
4
Characters of the Great Salt Lake
1963-1990
5
Movies on the Great Salt Lake
1962-1964
6
Reference Notes, Articles and Historical Items
7
Maps
8
Miscellaneous Information
60
Great Salt Lake Islands Monuments and Parks
1934-2001
Folder
1
Antelope Island National Monument
1960-1966
2
Antelope Island Facilities
1984-1993
3
Antelope Island Development
1980-1997
4
Carrington and Gunnison Islands
1948-1977
5
Fremont Island
1934-2001
6
Great Salt Lake State Park
1968-1978
7
Hat Island
1922-1995
8
Lagoon, Lakepoint and Sunset Beach
1970-2001
9
Saltair
1962-1982
10
Stansbury Park
61
Biology of the Great Salt Lake Region
1936-2002
Folder
1
"An Evaluation of the Importance of Ephydra Cinera to the Ecosystem of the Great Salt Lake"
2
Bacteria
1937-1966
3
Biology Articles
The correspondence and articles concern the Brine Shrimp.
1970-1992
4
Biology References
1986-2002
5
Biting Gnats
1972-1981
6
Correspondence and Articles
The documents in this folder concern Brine Flies.
1970-1992
7
Flora and Fauna
1940-2002
8
Harvesting Brine Shrimp
Contains an interview with C. C. Saunder.
9
Pollution
1972-1981
10
Wetlands
1993-2003
11
Vegetation Articles
1936-1938
62
Geology and Hydrology of the Great Salt Lake Region
1932-1994
Folder
1-2
Great Salt Lake Geology
3
Geology and Sediment of the Great Salt Lake
1948-1965
4-5
Hydrology and the Great Salt Lake
1932-1967
6
Terminal Lake Brochures
1977
7
Hydrology, the Lake Effect and Salinity
1968-1994
63
Archeology and Paleontology of Lake Bonneville
1938-1999
Folder
1
Lake Bonneville
1965-1999
2
Lake Bonneville and Movements across the Great Salt Lake
1938-1987
3
Paleontology
1958-1994
4
Notes
5
Bonneville Salt Flats and Racing
64
Great Salt Lake Islands Ecosystems
1935-2001
Folder
1
Buffalo and Wildlife
These documents are concerned with Antelope Island.
1947-2001
2
Birdlife on the Great Salt Lake
1935-1960
3
Bird Sanctuary Documents
1934-1957
4
California Gull
1947-1976
5
Colonial Nesting Birds
1935-1949
6
Ecosystems and Birds
1991-1998
7
Gulls and Mormon Crickets
1936-1997
8-9
Gunnison Island Pelicans
1935-1996
10
Mammals and the Great Salt Lake Islands
1940-1982
65
Mineral Resources
1938-2003
Folder
1
Causeway and Resources on the Great Salt Lake
1966-1973
2
Environmental Article
"Environmental Considerations of Oil and Gas Drilling on the Eastern Shore of the Great Salt Lake"
3
Gas, Oil and Asphalt Articles and Notes
1950-1973
4
Great Salt Lake Authority and Farmington Bay
1961-1977
5
Great Salt Lake Development
1976-1981
6
Great Salt Lake Division Articles
1977-1980
7
Gypsum and Tailings Articles and Notes
1962-1970
8
Lake Wasatch and Lake Davis
1989-1990
9
Magicorp Articles
1986-1997
10
Magnesium Articles and Notes
1964-2003
11
Potash and Salt Bed Articles and Notes
1927-1979
12
Salt Notes and Articles
1956-2002
13
Sediments Articles
1938
66
Development Issues
1957-2003
Folder
1
Great Sale Lake Mineral Development
1967-1976
2
Lake Level Issues
1973-1999
3
High-Water Issues in the Great Salt Lake
1985
4
Oil Drilling
1972-1979
5
Railroad Causeway Documents
1957-1990
6
Rising Lake Measures
1984-1986
7
West Desert Pumps
1983-2003
67
Development and Projects
1925-20001
Folder
1
Great Salt Lake Commission
1973-1975
2
Development Plans
1965-1970
3
Dike Notes and Correspondence
1972
4
Dike Project
1933-1975
5
General Information
1925-2001
6-7
Ownership Issues Documents
1965-1975
8
Plans and Research
1964-1981
9
References
1946-1998
10
Tailings, the Super-Collider and Legacy Highway
1964-1995
68
Boating and Tourism
1940-2004
Folder
1
Boating and the Great Salt Lake
1940-1960
2
Boats and Yacht Harbor
1975-1986
3
Friends of the Great Salt Lake
1995-2000
4
Great Salt Lake Yacht Club
1965
5
Resorts
6
Resorts and Events
7
Tourism Sites
8
"The Spiral Jetty" and "Sun Tunnels"
9
"Tree of Life" Scupture
69
Miscellaneous Drafts
70
Miscellaneous Drafts
71
Miscellaneous Drafts
David Eugene Miller, "The Great Salt Lake, Its History and Economic Development"
This microfilm reel is located in the Manuscript Division Microfilm Cabinet.
1947

VIII. Biographical Materials, 1929-2001Return to Top

This addendum contains correspondence, articles, biographical information, school materials, fraternity materials, newsletters, other publications, notes, research, and news clippings.

Container(s) Description Dates
Carton
73
Correspondence, Articles, and Biographical Information
1929-2001
Folder
1-13
Correspondence
1929-2001
14
Biographical Information and Articles
74
School Activity Materials
1930-1988
Folder
1-2
Ecology, Research Materials
These folders contain articles, correspondence, notes and data.
1959-1981
3
"Ecology of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever," Final Report
1960-1964
4-5
Genetic Research, Applicants for Grants`
1973-1988
6
Natural History Club, Meeting Minutes
1930-1939
7
Research Proposals to the National Science Foundation
1956-1961
8
Alpha Lambda Chapter of Phi Sigma, Minutes and Financial Record
1939
9-10
Fraternity Materials
These folders contain correspondence, a listing, notes, meeting materials, and activity information.
1930-1968
11-12
Phi Sigma Materials
These folders contain programs, newletters, notes, and memberhsip records.
1956
13
Phi Sigma Newletter
1943-1965
75
Biology Department, Materials
1938-1997
Folder
1
Architectural Planning Guide
Articles are organized by the last name of the author.
1960-1969
2-11
Executive Committee, Staff Meeting Minutes
1948-1987
12-15
Faculty Materials
These folders contain correspondence, notes, rosters, building information, and financial materials.
1938-1997
76
Biology Department, Materials
1970-1997
Folder
1
Faculty Materials
1970-1997
2
Lab Materials, Research Proposals, and Correspondence
1946-1961
3-4
Research and Class Materials
These folders contain notes, research, articles, and data.
1948-1978
5
ProgramsStaff Listing
1968
6-9
Staff and Class Materials
These folders contain correspondence, notes, research, articles, departmental news, and data.
1952-1996
10-11
Notebooks
1949-1963
12
Genetic Research, Staff Materials
This folder contains research, proposals, correspondence, articles, and data.
1970-1998
13
Zoology Department, Staff Meeting Minutes
1955-1968
77
General Materials
1912-1998
Folder
1-15
Articles, A-Z
1912-1982
16-17
The Biologist
1932-1958
18-20
Booklets
1960-1998
21
Ralph V. Chamberlain, Edith Chamberlain, Silk Picture
78
General Materials
1930-2003
Folder
1
Handouts and Fliers
1995-2000
2
Notes
3
Pamphlets
4
Programs
1939-1999
5-6
Utah Mosquito Abatement Association, Meeting Programs, and Materials
1990-1997
7-16
News Clippings
1930-2003
Box
79
Index Cards
This box contains approximately 300 cards.
80
Phi Sigma, charter, Code of Arms, and Symbol
1932

General Materials, 1889-1980Return to Top

Container(s): Box 81

Container(s) Description Dates
box
81
Folder
1
Bear River Refuge, Map
2
John E. Dooly Jr., Notes and Articles
1967; 1980
3
Great Salt Lake, Articles
1889-1964
4
Alfred Lambourne
Correspondence, notes, and a picture.
1964
5
Charles W. Lockerbie
Memorial and biographical materials, essays, and articles.
1956-1963
6
Postcards

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ornithologists--Utah
  • Personal Names :
  • Behle, William Harroun, 1909- --Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Ornithologists' Union
  • Tracy Aviary (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • University of Utah. Central General Education Committee
  • University of Utah--Faculty
  • University of Utah--History
  • Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
  • Utah Audubon Society
  • Utah Conference on Higher Education
  • Geographical Names :
  • Dugway Proving Ground (Utah)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes
  • Oral histories