Reed W. Fautin papers, 1937-2021

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fautin, Reed W., 1908-1983
Title
Reed W. Fautin papers
Dates
1937-2021 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.03 cubic ft. (6 boxes) + 16.91 GB
Collection Number
400068
Summary
Reed W. Fautin was a professor of zoology at the University of Wyoming from 1946-1973. Collection contains research files, correspondence, and photographs regarding his work as a zoologist and University of Wyoming professor.
Repository
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
82071
Telephone: 3077663756
ahcref@uwyo.edu
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Reed W. Fautin was a professor of zoology at the University of Wyoming from 1946-1973. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his Masters and PhD from the University of Illinois. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. While stationed at Canton Island, he studied the birds and sea shells of the area. In the summer of 1946 he began teaching at the University of Wyoming Science Camp, located in the Snowy Range, until retirement in 1973. From February 1958 until December 1959, he was in Kabul, Afghanistan, as part of the Wyoming Team. Fautin died in 1983 and in 2006 he was recognized by the University of Wyoming, College of Arts and Sciences as an Outstanding Former Faculty.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains photographs and glass slides of Canton Island birds; memorabilia from Fautin’s time in the army during WWII; biographical information; research files and data regarding small mammals, climate, and forests in Utah, Snowy Range, and Black Thunder Basin; and photographs, slides, reports, correspondence, and home movies from his time in Kabul, Afghanistan as part of the Wyoming Team.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Reed W. Fautin at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

This material was received from Dr. Daphne G. Fautin and Barbara Baxter Jenkins from 2015-2021.

Processing Note

The collection was processed by Jamie J. Greene in October 2017 and updated in March 2019, October 2020, and September 2022.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Utah desert - snapshots by Reed Fautin for Ph.D. dissertation
1937-1940
1
Utah desert - data for Ph.D. dissertation
1937-1940
1
Utah desert (3x5 glass slides)
1937-1940
5
Species negatives
1937-1941
1
Canton Island, WWII
undated
1 and 5
Canton Island - bird photos and negatives
undated
1
Canton Island birds (3x5 glass slides)
undated
3
Canton Island sea shells
undated
1
Mexico notebook
undated
1
Papers in/concerning residence in Afghanistan
1959-1973
4
Kabul, Wyoming Team - photographs
1958-1959
Folder
6 and Digital ahcdm_400068_002-004
Afghanistan Wyoming team (35mm slides and master scans with metadata spreadsheets for digitized slides #1-159)
1958-1959
Digital ahcdm_400068_001
Afghanistan 8mm home movies (DVD)
1958-1959
Snowy Range - censuses of small mammals, inventories of biota, and weather data:
Box
1
Rodent population studies
1952
1
Porcupine damage
1973
1
Bird census data, porcupine damage, snowshoe hair pellets
1951
1
Rabbit pellet counts
1971
1
Bird population
1969-1970
1
Mammal trapping (Ogasawara, Arlene)
1948-1957
1
Mammal trapping data
1949-1954
1
Live trapping data
1960-1971
1
Transect trapping data and results
1960-1972
1
Live trapping results
1964-1974
2
Soil displacement by pocket gophers
1966
4
Grassland biome communities
1966
2
Lodge pole pine succession studies
1970-1972
2
Hygrothermograph chart data (Lodge pole pine)
1957-1960
2
Climatic data
1948-1972
2
Personal data files (climatic data)
1948-1961
4
Photographs - U.S. Geological Survey
1947-1952
Black Thunder Basin - ARCO:
Box
2
Mammal species captured and seen
undated
2
Transect trapping
1974
2
Pocket gopher studies
1974
2
Pronghorn data
1974
2
Reptiles and amphibians, Black Thunder Basin
1947
2
General observation north along observation routes
1974
2
Correspondence
1975
2
Bird observation forms
1974
2
Bird surveys and other studies, Black Thunder Basin
1974
2
Climatic data
1931-1960
2
ARCO field maps
undated
2
Proceedings of the Fort Union Coal Field Symposium, volumes 1-4
April 25-26, 1975
2
Final Environmental Assessment Black Thunder Mine Site, volumes I-III
1976
Professional development and biographical information:
Box
2
Zoology Department
undated
2
Article clippings and publications
undated
2
Manuscripts
1978
2
Ron Lowitzer Zoo 646w (science camp alumni)
1950-1972
2
Publications of Reed W. Fautin
undated
2
Sigma Xi
1940
2
Biographical file
1937-1983
2
Diplomas from University of Illinois
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Life sciences -- Study and teaching (Higher)
  • Mammals -- Research
  • Zoology -- Study and teaching (Higher)

Corporate Names

  • University of Wyoming -- Faculty
  • University of Wyoming. College of Arts and Sciences
  • University of Wyoming. Department of Zoology and Physiology

Geographical Names

  • Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Snowy Range (Wyo.)
  • Wyoming -- History -- 1946-1999