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.
- Record Group
- Peter H. Klopfer papers
- Klopfer, Peter H.
- 58.5 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Peter H. Klopfer Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
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.
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.