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Institute of Ecology records, Frank Golley interview

Institute of Ecology records, Frank Golley interview

Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute of Ecology records, Frank Golley interview
Creator: Golley, Frank B.
Inclusive Dates: 1984 December 4
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 interview(s) (31.0 minutes)
Collection Number: UA97-066_0008-1
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Frank Benjamin Golley III was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 24, 1930. He received his B.S. in Agriculture from Purdue University, followed by a M.S. in Wildlife Management from Washington State University, and a Ph.D. in Zoology from Michigan State University. In January 1958, he took a position as an assistant professor of zoology at the University of North Carolina. However, he was convinced by fellow ecologist, Eugene Odum, to come to the University of Georgia in September 1958, to work on a project for the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) at the Savannah River Plant in South Carolina. Golley embraced this opportunity with the Odum brothers, initiating a long and productive collaboration that involved wide-ranging ecological research and the development of the ecology program at the University of Georgia. Golley later served as President of the ESA, the International Association of Ecology, and the International Society of Tropical Ecology. He served on the Advisory Council of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Institute of Ecology, and the Organization for Tropical Studies. In addition, he was a member of the committee to establish the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and served as its interim director.

Scope and Content

Frank Golley 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, Frank Golley interview, har-ua97-066-0008-1, 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

Ecological Society of America
Golley, Frank B.
Hasler, Arthur
Institute of Ecology
Odum, Eugene Pleasants, 1913-2002
Oral histories (document genres)
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
U.S. International Biological Program
University of Georgia. Institute of Ecology

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, Frank B. Golley interview, 1984 December 5 Access Online