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Guide to the Bert Cunningham Papers, 1927-1943

Abstract

Bert Cunningham was a professor of Biology and Zoology at Trinity College and Duke University from 1916-1943.

His collection includes the manuscript and illustrations for his book Introduction to Biology for the College Students, as well as professional correspondence.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Cunningham, Bert, 1883-1943.
Title
Bert Cunningham papers 1927-1943
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.2 Linear Feet, 250 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains correspondence relating to the Duke Department of Zoology, the N.C. Academy of Science, and the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Also includes a final revised typescript copy of Cunningham's Introduction to Biology for the College Students as well as correspondence relating to the possible publication of this book.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Publishers' Correspondence, 1927-1941
Box 1
Publishers' Correspondence, 1927-1941
Box 1
Publishers' Correspondence, 1927-1941
Box 1
Publishers' Correspondence, 1927-1941
Box 1
Research Notes, undated
Box 1
Miscellaneous Professional Correspondence, Duke Memos, 1929-1935
Box 1
1943 Cunningham Memorial
Box 1
Research Notes, undated
Box 1
Biology and Zoology Program Information, 1932-1934
Box 1
Animal Diagrams
Box 2
Animal and Fish Internal Diagrams
Box 2
Introduction to Biology for College Students Manuscript and Illustrations
Box 2
Suggested Reading Lists
Box 2
Biology Exams
Box 2
Animal Diagrams
Box 2
Plant Diagrams
Box 2
Amoeba and Cell Diagrams
Box 2
Snail Diagrams
Box 2
Maps
Box 2
Prints of People
Box 2

Historical Note

Cunningham was born in McLean County, Illinois in 1883. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1908 and 1909, respectively, his A.M. from Trinity College in 1916 and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1920. At Trinity College, he served as president of the Faculty Club and chairman of the schedule committee of the university. In 1911, he first came to Durham to chair the High School Science Department. He joined the Trinity College faculty as instructor of Biology in 1916, specializing in endocrinology, histology and heredity. His Axial Bifurcation in Serpents: An Historical Survey of Serpent Monsters Having Part of the Axial was published in 1937 by Duke University Press. Cunningham died in 1943, before his book Introduction to Biology for the College Students could be published.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Department of Zoology Records, 1905-1997. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Photograph Collection, 1861-2006. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bert Cunningham Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Bert Cunningham Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1948; 1960.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, December 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, January 2007

Accessions A48-2308, A60-260 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.