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|Size||3 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1200 items)|
|Abstract||Charles Dale Beers (1901-1976) was a protozoologist and professor of zoology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The collection contains Charles Dale Beers's lecture notes, illustrations, class schedules, and publications from his time at UNC and his time as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University. Also included are research files on Beers and his wife Alma Holland Beers compiled by UNC-CH Botany Librarian William R. Burk containing correspondence with Beers's relatives, photographs, clippings, and other materials.|
|Creator||Burk, William R.|
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Charles Dale Beers (1901-1976) was a protozoologist and professor of zoology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Beers came to the university as an undergraduate in 1917, and as a student, served as an instructor of botany and zoology. After completing his bachelor's and master's degrees at UNC, he went on to complete his Ph.D. in zoology at Johns Hopkins University in 1925. He returned to UNC as an Assistant Professor of Zoology in 1927. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Zoology in 1929, and to the rank of Professor of Zoology in 1937. In 1941, Beers married botanist Alma Holland of the UNC Department of Botany. Over the course of his career, he published over 60 papers on topics in protozoology. He retired in 1960.
William R. Burk served as Botany Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1979 to 2009. Over the course of his career, he compiled these files on faculty in the departments of Botany and Zoology. He compiled the files intending to write a book on the contributions of faculty in the Department of Botany in the twentieth century. Instead, he wrote Putting Down Roots: Foundations of Botany at Carolina, 1792-1902 (BRIT Press, 2017), a history of the early teaching of botany at the University.Back to Top
Included in this collection are Charles Dale Beers's lecture notes, illustrations, class schedules, and publications from his time at UNC-CH and his time as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University. Also included are Burk's research files on Beers and his wife Alma Holland Beers which contain correspondence with Beers' relatives, photographs, clippings, and other materials.Back to Top
Oversize Paper Folder OPF-40477/1-2
"Charles Dale Beers: Pioneer Protozoologist and Teacher at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill" by William R. Burk, 2017 #40477, Series: "2. William R. Burk Research Files on Charles Dale Beers " Box 2
Aquisitions Information: RT 20180402.1
Processed by: Jennifer Coggins, April 2017
Encoded by: Laura Smith, April 2017
Updated because of addition by Jennifer Coggins and Laura Smith, April 2018Back to Top