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Guide to the Irving Emery Gray Papers, 1915 - 1980

Abstract

Irving Emery Gray (1897-1980) was chair of the Zoology Department at Duke University and helped establish the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina. His interests included marine zoology and ecology, and biological adaptation. The Irving Emery Gray Papers include correspondence, reports, notes, documents, slides, photographs, and other materials about Gray's personal and professional life. Major subjects include the Zoology Department at Duke, marine biology, Arthur Sperry Pearse, and the National Science Foundation.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Irving Emery Gray papers 1915-1980
Creator
Gray, Irving E. (Irving Emery), 1897-1980.
Extent
12 Linear Feet , 12000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The collection includes correspondence, reports, notes, documents, slides, photographs, and other materials related to the professional career and personal life of Gray. His interests in education, zoology, biology, and ecology are represented. The collection features materials generated by his work as chair of the Zoology Department, records of the Duke University Marine Laboratory, copies of Gray's printed works, and correspondence with colleages. The first series, Personal and Family, contains correspondence and other materials related to Gray's personal life. The next series, Publications, Abstracts, and Other Writings, includes both Gray's own publications as well as those of his students. The third series, Zoology Department, Duke University, includes correspondence, minutes, memos and other materials related to Gray's administration of the department. The next series, Correspondence - Personal, Professional, contains correspondence arranged by both individual names and group affiliations. The Course Materials series documents the courses Gray taught, while the next series, Duke University Marine Laboratory - Beaufort, NC, documents Gray's work to establish a research laboratory. The following series, Lists, Keys, Charts, Graphs, Checklists, Bibliographies, includes a variety of reference materials. Field Trips contains notes and other information from Gray's research excursions, and Research Notes and Papers (Titled Folders) features the research used for Gray's publications. The following series, Research Notes and Papers (Unsorted) contains similar materials, but is unprocessed. The final series, Photographic Materials (Positives, Negatives, Slides) contains photographic material related to Gray's personal and professional life.

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Contents of the Collection

Clippings, 1927-1969
Box 1
Correspondence - George M. Gray [father], 1932-1946
Box 1
Gray, George M. - Publications, 1932-1946 and undated
Box 1
Gray, Virginia - Obituaries, 1964, 1971-1972
Box 1
Journals in Personal Possession of IEG, ca. 1967
Box 1
Lists - IEG Students (M.A., Ph.D.)
Box 1
Maps of Photographic Tours, undated
Box 1
Marine Biological Atlas, 1970-1976
Box 1
Massachusetts Agricultural College - Graduation and Alumni Activities, 1921-1971 and undated
Box 1
Miscellaneous, 1919-1970 and undated
Box 1
Obituaries (IEG), 1980
Box 1
Poems by IEG, A.S. Pearse, and Anonymous, ca. 1930-1950 and undated
Box 1
Publishing Contracts, 1937-1956
Box 1
Retirement, 1967-1968
Box 1
Retirement - Correspondence, 1967
Box 1
Vitae and Lists of Publications, ca. 1962-1976 and undated
Box 1
Abstracts, 1939
Box 1
Lectures, Papers, Miscellaneous, 1963-1971 and undated
Box 1
Obituaries, 1957-1967 and undated
Box 1
Publications [by IEG and students], 1926-1972
Box 1
"Feeding Rates of the Seastar . . . ," 1971
Box 1
"Introducation to the Benthic Ecology of Estuaries," undated
Box 1
"The Major Coastal Communities of NC," 1968
Box 1
Miscellaneous untitled manuscripts, ca. 1968-1969
[2 folders]
Box 1
Budgets - RESTRICTED, 1941-1957
Box 1
Correspondence, C.S. Brimley to Bert Cunningham, 1925-1927
Box 1
Curricula and Courses, 1949-1968 and undated
Box 1
Progress Reports, 1954-1962
Box 1
Progress Reports, ca. 1952-1956 and undated
[2 folders]
Box 1
Faculty - Miscellaneous, 1941-1958 and undated
Box 1
Faculty - Research, 1959-1962 and undated
Box 1
General Departmental, ca. 1944-1967 and undated
Box 1
Graduate Studies Director, undated
Box 1
Honors, 1956 and undated
Box 1
Journal Club, 1942-1952 and undated
Box 1
Lists - Graduate Students, Staff, Award Recipients, Alumni, Faculty - RESTRICTED, 1928-1971 and undated
Box 1
Long-Range Planning Committee, Ten Year Projection for, 1961
Box 1
Minutes - Dept. Meetings, ca. 1940-1960
Box 2
Nursing Curriculum, 1945
Box 2
Retiring Faculty, undated
Box 2
Science and Mathematics, Laboratory Conference for Teachers of, ca. 1954
Box 2
World War II, Zoo Dept. in, ca. 1940-1949
Box 2
Bailey, Joseph R., 1946
Box 2
Hall, F.G., 1965, 1971
Box 2
Howell, Thelma, 1954
Box 2
Johnson, M.W., 1950
Box 2
Nace, George W., 1949-1956
Box 2
Odum, Howard, 1953-1955
Box 2
Sandeen, Muriel I., 1950
Box 2
Schmidt-Nielsen, Bodil, 1953-1955 and undated
Box 2
Vernherg, John, 1951, 1964
Box 2
Ward, Calvin, 1952-1956
Box 2
Biography, Obituaries, 1940-1960
Box 2
1917-1953 and undated
Box 2
Letters on ASP's 70th birthday, 1947
Box 2
Illness and Death, 1953-1960 and undated
Box 2
Pearse Memorial Committee, 1957-1964 and undated
Box 2
Poems by and about ASP, ca. 1947-1953 and undated
Box 2
Writings, 1928-1953 and undated
Box 2
Correspondence - Department Chairman - Chronological, September 1940-September 1956 and undated
[6 folders]
Box 2
Alumni, 1954-1955 and undated
Box 2
Alumni and Students in Wartime, 1941-1945
Box 2
Evaluations - General Departmental - RESTRICTED, 1942-1956
Box 2
Evans, F. Gaynor, 1941
Box 2
Gross, Paul M. - RESTRICTED, 1947-1956
Box 2
Jones, Sara, 1945
Box 2
Summer Session, 1947-1955
Box 2
Wenger, Karl, 1953-1954
Box 2
Correspondence and Memoranda, Departmental - Reflections on the Zoology Department - RESTRICTED, 1962-1966
Box 2
1921-1958
[3 folders]
Box 2
1959-1977
[5 folders]
Box 3
Letter with Message Found in Drift Bottle (from Experminet on Currents), August 1968
Box 3
Undated letters
Box 3
Allevein, J., 1964-1967
Box 3
Barnes, Robert D., 1953-1973
Box 3
Berry, James, 1960-1969
Box 3
Carter, William, 1959-1973
Box 3
Cerame-Vivas, Maximo, 1961-1969
[2 folders]
Box 3
Cerame-Vivas, Maximo - Copper Mining in Puerto Rico, 1970-1971
Box 3
Culver, Starr, 1958-1968
Box 3
Davis, Donald M., 1966-1968
Box 3
Davis, Huckett, 1958-1969
[2 folders]
Box 3
Godfrey, Melinda, 1967-1969
Box 3
Grassle, J. Fred, 1964-1967
Box 3
Hall, F.G., 1930-1944
Box 3
Howard, Kenneth, 1965
Box 3
Hutchison, Victor, 1955-1970
Box 3
Kirby-Smith, John, 1955
Box 3
Knight, C.B., 1954-1961
Box 3
Krause, J.B., 1940-1955 and undated
Box 3
McCloskey, Lawrence R., 1960-1971 and undated
[2 folders]
Box 3
Maturo, Frank, 1956-1969
Box 3
Potts, Mary, 1964-1968
Box 3
Roberts, Henry S., 1940-1974
Box 3
Robertson, Clyde H., 1954-1961 and undated
Box 3
Scarboro, Betty P., 1963-1966
Box 3
Schmitt, Waldo, 1970
Box 3
Schultz, George, 1960-1968 and undated
Box 3
Strasburg, Donald, 1953-1955
Box 3
Wainwright, Stephen, 1956-1963
Box 3
Wegener, Barbara, 1968
Box 3
Wells, Harry, 1953-1967
[2 folders]
Box 3
Willmon, Karl, 1948-1971
Box 3
Wirtenson, Mary E., 1962-1966
Box 3
Estuarine Study Project, 1968-1970
[2 folders]
Box 4
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 1969
Box 4
Atomic Energy Commission, 1952-1956
Box 4
Duke University Research Council, 1935-1971
Box 4
Estuarine and Oceanic Bottom Communities, 1957
Box 4
Office of Naval Research, 1948-1956
Box 4
U.S. Department of Commerce - US Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1964
Box 4
Hatteras Cape - US Department of Interior - National Park Service Corespondence, 1957-1964
Box 4
Institute of Fisheries Research, 1949-1951 and undated
Box 4
Lenal Bottom Conference, 1956
Box 4
National Science Divisional Committee, 1935
Box 4
NC Academy of Science, 1947-1966
Box 4
NC Wesleyan College, 1969
Box 4
Puerto Rico, Univ. of - Visiting Professor, 1965-1966
Box 4
Research Program Statements - General, 1944, 1959
Box 4
Society for the Study of Evolution, 1970
Box 4
Southern Association for the Advancement of Science, 1941-1942
Box 4
Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab, 1942-1962
Box 4
Conference on Distribution of Specimens, 1963
Box 4
Correspondence and Other Papers, 1956-1968
Box 4
Evalutions of Other Proposals, 1963-1965
Box 4
Grant Proposals, 1957-1965
Box 4
Grants Progress Reports, 1959-1967
Box 4
Institutes for Science and Math Teachers, 1952-1957
Box 4
Radiation Biology Course for Teachers (with Atomic Energy Commission, 1956-1957
[3 folders]
Box 4
Undergraduate Research Participation Awards, 19637, 1971
Box 4
Undergraduate Research Participation Award - Susan Carol Adams, 1971
Box 4
Ecological Distribution of Marine Animals, 1963 and undated
Box 4
Laboratory Directions for Bryozoa, ca. 1940
Box 4
Biotic Communities, undated
Box 4
Ecosystem, undated
Box 4
Ocean, 1957-1958 and undated
Box 4
Plankton - Ocean, 1963 and undated
Box 4
Research Problems, undated
Box 4
Teaching and Lab Guides, 1910, 1933-1936
Box 4
Test Questions, Notes, etc., 1931 and undated
Box 4
Zoology 12, undated
Box 4
Zoology 203 - Marine Ecology, Misc., ca. 1949-1958
[5 folders]
Box 4
Zoology 225-226 - Field Zoology
Box 4
Zoology 341 - Historical Zoology, 1952 and undated
[2 folders]
Box 4
Zoology 355 - Marine Benthic Ecology, 1964
Box 4
Zoology 355 - Marine Dimertebnate Zoology, 1963
Box 4
Administration, 1972
Box 4
Clippings, ca. 1938-1967
Box 4
Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports, 1938-1971
Box 4
Eastward: Design, Dedication, Cruises, Other Papers
Box 4
Eastward: Research Facility Requests, 1957-1967
Box 4
Evaluations - Thoughts on DUML by IEG - RESTRICTED, 1964-1965
Box 4
Executive Committee - Minutes and Other Papers, 1962-1963
Box 4
Executive Committee - Great Lakes Colleges Association Cooperative Program, 1962
Box 4
Grades - RESTRICTED, 1955
Box 4
Grant Proposal - Cooperative Research and Training Program in Biological Oceanography at DUML, 1961
Box 5
Gray Building Dedication, 1974
Box 5
Hatteras Project, undated
Box 5
Hatteras Project Publications, 1960-1967
Box 5
Humorous, undated
Box 5
Lists - Graduates, Class Lists, Candidates, Personnel, 1929-1967
Box 5
Long Range Planning, 1958-1961
Box 5
Manpower Symposium, 1967
Box 5
Miscellaneous, 1964 and undated
Box 5
Printed Matter - Bulletins, Booklets, 1939-1974
Box 5
Proposals and Projects - Courses and Facilities, 1961-1963
Box 5
Publications - Bibliography, 1939-1961
Box 5
Publications - DUML-related, 1957-1967
[7 folders]
Box 5
Radiation Biology Course, 1953-1960
Box 5
Reference Collection, ca. 1968-1972
Box 5
Southern Regional Education Board - Regional Program for Marine Sciences, 1952
Box 5
Taxonomy, Specialists in Marine, 1967
Box 5
Amphibians and Reptiles of NC
Box 5
Asteroidea of NC
[2 folders]
Box 5
Bibliography - References, History
Box 5
Checklist
Box 5
Checklist of Common Marine Animals of Beaufort, NC
Box 5
Checklist - Ecology I, II, III
[3 folders]
Box 5
Checklist - Invertebrates, 1953
[2 folders]
Box 5
Checklist - Marine Invertebrates
Box 5
Climatographic, 1957
Box 5
Crustacea of Beaufort
Box 5
Durham Spiders
Box 5
Distribution Maps - NC
Box 5
Gastropod Genera of Beaufort, NC
Box 5
to Amphibians and Reptiles
Box 5
to Beaufort Amphipods
Box 5
to Hausterid Amphipods of NC
Box 5
to Hydromedusae of Beaufort
Box 5
to Polychaete Families
Box 5
to Polychaetes of Woods Hole
Box 5
to Freshwater Fishes of NC
Box 5
List of Marine Fishes and Fish-like Vertebrates of NC
Box 5
Lists of NC Animals
[2 folders]
Box 5
Lists, Species
Box 5
Maps
Box 5
Maps, Beaufort
Box 5
Maps, Distribution of NC Amphibians and Reptiles
Box 5
Marine Gastropods of Beaufort
Box 6
Miscellaneous
Box 6
Molluska of NC
Box 6
Mud Crabs of Chesapeake Bay
Box 6
North American Distribution of Mutabilia found in NC
Box 6
Pelecypoda of Beaufort
Box 6
Stomatopods of NC
Box 6
Chronological, 1933-1935, 1955-1967
[18 folders]
Box 6
Bogue Sound - Dredging, 1955-1967
Box 6
Bottom Hand - Highway St., 1958-1959
Box 6
Cruises, ca. 1965-1966
Box 6
Eastward Cruise, 1965
Box 6
Lake Michie, 1960-1962
Box 6
Miscellaneous, undated
Box 6
New Hope Creek - Hollow Rock, ca. 1949-1959
Box 6
Old Reservoir - Eno River, ca. 1951-1963
Box 6
Piney Mountain Pond, ca. 1953-1967
Box 6
Plankton, 1959-1963
Box 6
Shackleford Banks, 1955-1967
Box 6
Soil Fanna, 1951-1962
Box 6
Travel - Offshore, 1955-1967
Box 6
Travel - River, 1955-1967
Box 6
Brief Study of the Blood in Triturus Viridescens
Box 6
Commercial Crabs of Chaetopterus
Box 6
Commensalism
Box 6
Comparative Anatomy
[2 folders]
Box 6
Eggs, Dehydrated
Box 6
Embryologists, Articles on
Box 6
Linuhus
[4 folders]
Box 6
Problems
Box 6
Profile: Hatteras, N.C. March 4-5, 1963
Box 6
Profile: Lookout, September 14, 1962
Box 6
Sand Dollar Data
Box 6
Scallop Data
Box 6
Unsorted research notes and papers
Box 6-7
Sailing and other ships, ca. 1920-1929
Box 8
Sharks and other fish, undated
Box 8
Snakes and Insects, undated
Box 8
Collecting - on boat, shore, etc., undated
Box 8
People - many unidentified, 1922-1926
Box 8
Maryland (Shore), undated
Box 8
Louisiana (New Orleans, etc.), undated
Box 8
Waveland, Mississippi, 1928
Box 8
Greater Boston, undated
Box 8
Mt. Vernon and unidentified, undated
Box 8
Key West, 1915
Box 8
Woods Hole, Mass (includes Marine Biological Lab, undated
Box 8
North Carolina mountain scenes, undated
Box 8
Wisconsin, undated
Box 8
Miscellaneous, 1920-1930, undated
Box 8
A.S. Pearse, undated
Box 8
Identified people and places, ca. 1920-1959
Box 8
Unidentified places, undated
Box 8
Unidentified people and groups, undated
Box 8
New Orleans and Environs, undated
Box 8
Woods Hole, Gloucester, Cape Cod, Mass, 1926, 1941, undated
Box 8
Personal and Immediate Family, undated
Box 8
Beaufort, 1958-1968
Box 8
Duke University Marine Laboratory, 1959 and undated
Box 8
Massachusetts (W. Hole, Cape Cod, Plymouth), 1959-1960, undated
Box 8
Hatteras Lighthouse, undated
Box 8
Hatteras - Ocracoke, 1958 and undated
Box 8
Puerto Rico, 1965
Box 8
Gulf of Mexico, Tuna Cruise, 1956
Box 8
Hurricane Donna, 1960
Box 8
Miscellaneous, 1961-1966 and undated
Box 8
Beaufort, 1958-1966 and undated
[5 boxes]
Box 8
Hatteras - Dunes, 1959-1961 and undated
Box 8
Hatteras, 1958-1959 and undated
Box 8
Shackleford - Dunes, 1958-1963
Box 8
Outer Banks, 1961-1963
Box 8
Eastward Cruise, November 1965
Box 8
Glass Slides, including Beaufort, Hatteras, and Woods Hole
[2 boxes]
Box 8

Historical Note

Irving Emery Gray was born on May 23, 1897, in Providence, Rhode Island. He received a BA from the University of Massachusetts in 1921, followed by an MS and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Gray came to Duke in 1931 after holding positions at De Pauw and Tulane. His specialty was the adaptation and ecology of marine life. He helped to develop the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina, and served as its Acting Director in 1955-1956. He also served as the chair of the Department of Zoology from 1940 to 1956. Gray served on the advisory committees of a number of marine research centers, and was a member of many professional societies. He died in Durham in 1980.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Marine Laboratory records (Duke University Archives)
  • Dept. of Zoology records (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Irving Emery Gray Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Irving Emery Gray Papers were received by the University Archives as a gift in 1961 (A61-306), 1971 (A71-72), 1972 (A72-61), 1974 (A74-113), 1975 (A75-165), 1979 (A79-92), 1983 (A83-104), and and 1998 (A98-68).

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives Staff

Completed 1998

Encoded by Valerie Gillispie, July 11, 2003

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