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Institute of Ecology records, Richard Carpenter interview

Institute of Ecology records, Richard Carpenter interview

Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute of Ecology records, Richard Carpenter interview
Creator: Carpenter, Richard
Inclusive Dates: 1985 April 25
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 interview(s) (28.0 minutes)
Collection Number: UA97-066_0003-1
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Dr. Richard J. Carpenter was well known for his teaching, for his notable work in ecology, and for his long list of publications in his field. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1932 with honors in zoology, Carpenter attended the University of Oklahoma, taking a M.S. degree in zoology and botany in 1934. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Lincoln College, Oxford for the next three years and received the Biological Science degree. In 1939, he completed his thesis on the ecology of the grassland biome and was awarded his doctorate at the University of Oklahoma. In his Biology courses at Black Mountain College, North Carolina, he stressed the position of man as an organism in a living environment of other organisms, plants and animals, together with a study of their ecological relationships and the relations of their physical environment.

Scope and Content

Richard Carpenter discusses the Institute of Ecology, including its origins, its approaches to research, its relationship with colleges and universities, its structural and funding challenges, and its demise.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Institute of Ecology records, Richard Carpenter interview, har-ua97-066_0003-1, University of Georgia Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Conditions Governing Use

Resources may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use).

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Carpenter, Richard
Ecological Society of America
Institute of Ecology
Oral histories (document genres)
U.S. International Biological Program
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

Related Collections in this Repository

Institute of Ecology records, UA07-066 and the Ecological Society of America records, UA97-061

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Institute of Ecology records, Richard Carpenter interview, 1985 April 25 Access Online