Van Tyne, Josselyn, 1902-1957

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Ornithologist and curator of birds in the Museum of Zoology, and professor of zoology at University of Michigan.

From the description of Josselyn Van Tyne papers, 1917-1957. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418664

Josselyn Van Tyne was born on May 11, 1902 in Philadelphia, PA. Following graduation from Culver Military Academy, he received his AB degree from Harvard University in 1925 and his doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Michigan in 1928. That same year he joined the U-M faculty as assistant curator in the Museum of Zoology. In 1931, he became curator of birds. Van Tyne also taught, serving as assistant professor of zoology between 1937 and 1948, as associate professor from 1948 to 1954, and as full professor since 1954.

In 1954, he served as president of the ecology section of the International Ornithological Congress in Basel, Switzerland. He was president of the American Ornithologists' Union from 1950 to 1953. In addition, he was a member of various professional societies, including the University of Michigan Research Club; British Ornithologists' Club, Cranbrook Institute of Science, where he was a trustee, and the International Ornithological Congresses Committee. Josselyn Van Tyne died Jan. 30, 1957.

From the guide to the Josselyn Van Tyne papers, 1917-1957, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Josselyn Van Tyne papers, 1917-1957 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Van Tyne, Josselyn, 1902-1957. Josselyn Van Tyne papers, 1917-1957. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn University of Michigan. News and Information Services. Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005 (bulk 1960-1995) Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Margaret Morse Nice papers, 1917-1968 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Kieran, John, 1892-1981. Papers of John Kieran, 1917-1981. Library of Congress
referencedIn Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005. Papers of Ernst Mayr, ca. 1920-1993. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn News and Information Services (University of Michigan) photograph series D (faculty and staff portraits), 1946-2006, 1950-1990 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Oberholser, Harry C. (Harry Church), 1870-1963. Papers of Harry C. Oberholser, 1883-1960 (bulk 1920-1945). Library of Congress
referencedIn Harry C. OberholserPapers, 1883-1960, (bulk 1920-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Tomkins, Ivan Rexford, 1893-1966. Ivan Rexford Tomkins papers, 1911-1966. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn John Kieran Papers, 1917-1985 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Nice, Margaret Morse, b. 1883. Margaret Morse Nice papers, 1917-1968. Cornell University Library
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associatedWith Barbour, Thomas. person
associatedWith Barbour, Thomas, 1884-1946 person
associatedWith Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957. person
associatedWith Connable, Alfred B. (Alfred Barnes), 1904- person
associatedWith Coolidge, Harold J. (Harold Jefferson), 1904-1985. person
associatedWith Darlington, Philip Jackson, 1904-1983. person
associatedWith Dice, Lee Raymond, 1887-1977. person
associatedWith Gaige, Frederick M. person
associatedWith Gaige, Frederick M. person
associatedWith Harvard University. corporateBody
correspondedWith Kieran, John, 1892-1981. person
associatedWith Kipke, Harry G., 1899-1972. person
associatedWith Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005. person
associatedWith Nice, Margaret Morse, b. 1883. person
correspondedWith Oberholser, Harry C. (Harry Church), 1870-1963. person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Rockefeller, David, 1915- person
associatedWith Tomkins, Ivan Rexford, 1893-1966. person
associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of Zoology. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of Zoology. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. News and Information Services corporateBody
associatedWith Wheeler, Ralph Emerson, 1901- person
associatedWith Wilson Ornithological Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Wood, Norman Asa, 1857- person
associatedWith Wood, Norman Asa, 1857-1943. person
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Laos.
Texas
Bylot Island (Nunavut)
Indochina.
Mexico
Guatemala
Canada.
Tonkin.
Indochina
Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico)
Yucatán Peninsula
Belize.
Belize
Subject
Boats--Indochina
Scientific expeditions
Dogsleds
Expeditions and surveys
Birds
Zoology
Students
Students--Massachusetts--Cambridge
Archaeological sites--Yucatán Peninsula
Indians of North America--Canada
Eskimos
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Death 1957

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