Guide to the Peter H. Klopfer Papers, 1957-1980s


Peter Klopfer is a Professor in the Department of Biology (previously known as Zoology). This collection contains ledger books and information relating to grants and research proposals, ranging in date from 1957-1971.

Collection Details

Record Group
Peter H. Klopfer papers
Klopfer, Peter H.
58.5 Linear Feet
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

Contains materials from the many grants Professor Klopfer received to fund his animal-behavior research. Included are ledger books, correspondence, research and grant paperwork, including applications. The collection ranges in date from 1957-1971.

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[Identification of item], Peter H. Klopfer Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Grant Material, circa 1969
Box 1
Grant Material, circa 1970
Box 1
Grant Material, circa 1971
Box 1
Grant Application
Box 1
Grant Proposal Information, 1971
Box 1
Stimulus Preferences and Imprinting, by Klopfer, 1967
Box 1
National Science Foundation Grant Proposal, 1965-1966
Box 1
Electronics Technician, 1962
Box 1
Grant Award and Budget, 1967
Box 1
Contract and Correspondence, 1967
Box 1
Contracts and Correspondence, 1963-1964
Box 1
Margarita Laboratory, 1966
Box 1
Grant Proposal, 1966-1967
Box 1
BSGG, Summer 1969
Box 1
ONR, prior to 1967
Box 1
ASB Bulletin, 1969 July
Box 1
NASA contract, 1970-1971
Box 1
NASA, circa 1968
Box 1
New support sought, 1971
Box 1
NASA, circa 1972
Box 1
NC Heart Association
Box 1
Grant Materials, 1968
Box 1
NASA, 1971
Box 1
Grant Information, circa 1971
Box 1
Correspondence, 1967-1970
Box 1
Ledgers, 1957-1970
Box 1
Correspondence, A-J
Box 2
Correspondence, J-T
Box 3
Correspondence, U-Z; Grants
Box 4
Grants, circa 1980s
Box 5
Grants, circa 1980s
Box 6
Grants, circa 1960s-1970s
Box 7
Grants, EKG sheets, circa 1960s-1970s
Box 8
University Correspondence through 1982
Box 9
Research, 1960s-1970s
Box 10
Research, 1960s
Box 11
Research, 1960s, punch data cards, large rolled dot matrix printouts, 1960s
Box 12
Research 1960s, Correspondence A-H, 1960s
Box 13
Correspondence H-W, Student Correspondence A-H
Box 14
Student Correspondence H-W
Box 15
Dead correspondence, S-Z; old grants
Box 16
Student Files A-H and assorted
Box 17
Students, assorted, and publication/manuscript drafts and correspondence
Box 18
Students, A-H
Box 19
Students, L-W
Box 20
Students, A-Z
Box 21
Students, B-Z
Box 22
Students B-Z
Box 23
The Book: Drafts, Notes and Correspondence
Box 24
Correspondence A-S
Box 25
Novelty data and tests; Galagos;L. Variegatus
Box 26
L. Macaco, L. Variegatus: Mo-Young
Box 27
Bilbo and Balin L. Catta Maternal studies; L. Variegatus Raw Data
Box 28
Bilbo and Balin L. Catta Maternal studies; L. Variegatus Raw Data
Box 29
L. Catta; L. Fulvus
Box 30
L. Fulvus Calypso; L. F. Albifrons; Bathsheba; Miriam; David; Ishmael
Box 31
L. F. Albifrons: Bathsheba, Lisa, Sal, Red Child
Box 32
observational notebooks; some writing drafts
Box 33
observational notebooks: L. Fulvus and much more
Box 34
observational data; L. Catta activity cycle data; Romulus and Remus tally sheets; Cato and Bilbo tally sheets
Box 35
observational data and research notes
Box 36
knitting needle cataloging system and related books listing articles; sheets for the Jonker machine
Box 37
knitting needle cataloging system
Box 38
Goat Watching Society t-shirts

Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

Peter H. Klopfer was born August 9, 1930 in Berlin, Germany. He earned his B. A. degree (with honors) from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1952 and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1957. In 1958, Professor Klopfer came to Duke as Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology (now Dept. of Biology). In 1967, he was promoted to Professor. His area of research is animal behavior and behavioral ecology. His areas of interests are maternal attachment, aggression and species diversity. He was instrumental in starting the primate center at Duke. As of 2006, Klopfer is retired and is Professor Emeritus. However, he continues to do research, with his current project focusing on sleep and hibernation behavior in prosimian primates.

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The Peter H. Klopfer Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1977 and 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Sara Busija, September 2006.

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, October 2006.

Accession UA2015-0060 added by Tracy M. Jackson, December 2015.

Accessions A77-99 and UA2015-0060 are described in this finding aid.