Van Tyne, Josselyn, 1902-1957Variant names
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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|Bylot Island (Nunavut)|
|Chichén Itzá Site (Mexico)|
|Expeditions and surveys|
|Archaeological sites--Yucatán Peninsula|
|Indians of North America--Canada|