Collection Number: 40477

Collection Title: William R. Burk Collection of Charles Dale Beers Papers, 1919-2006, 2017

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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.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the William R. Burk Collection of Charles Dale Beers Papers #40477, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Recieved from William R. Burk in March 2017 (RT 20170315.1) and April 2018 (RT 20180402.1).
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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.

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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.

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Box 1

Protozoology abstracts #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Protozoology-Charles Dale Beers's notes from a class at Johns Hopkins University #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 8 drawings #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 109, 110 drawings #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 1 lecture notes, summer 1926 #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Charles Dale Beers's notes from Henry Van Peters Wilson's Zoology 3 class, 1919 #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 6-7 drawings #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 7 drawings #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 1 lecture notes, 1928 #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 110 Duplicate set of notes, undated #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 103-Laboratory Directions for Comparative Anatomy #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 103, 1943, 1944 and undated #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 104, 1942 and undated #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 105 lecture notes, undated #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 105, 1944, 1953, 1955, 1956, and undated #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 105 laboratory schedule and handouts, undated #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 106 laboratory guide, instructor's copy, undated #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 206 original longhand copy, 1956, 1958 and undated #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 206 laboratory directions #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 207 laboratory directions, original longhand copy #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 207 lecture notes #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 207 duplicate labels for demonstration dishes #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 207 laboratory directions #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 215: Laboratory Guide in Protozoology #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 215 laboratory directions #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 215: Notes on Techniques for Laboratory Work in Protozoology #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Zoology 10 lecture notes-Protozoology, winter 1927-1928 #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Medical Entymology lecture notes #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Exam questions, exam review #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Notes taken by Charles Dale Beers in H.S. Jennings' Protozoology course #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Lecture notes on Trematoda and Cestoda #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" Box 1

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-40477/1-2

OPF-40477/1

OPF-40477/2

Illustrations by Charles Dale Beers #40477, Series: "1. Charles Dale Beers Papers" OPF-40477/1-2

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Box 2

Charles Dale Beers's association with Sigma Xi #40477, Series: "2. William R. Burk Research Files on Charles Dale Beers " Box 2

Charles Dale Beers's graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University #40477, Series: "2. William R. Burk Research Files on Charles Dale Beers " Box 2

Graduate students at UNC Chapel Hill #40477, Series: "2. William R. Burk Research Files on Charles Dale Beers " Box 2

Charles Beers, M.D., father of Charles Dale Beers #40477, Series: "2. William R. Burk Research Files on Charles Dale Beers " Box 2

Publications by Charles Dale Beers, 1922-1932 #40477, Series: "2. William R. Burk Research Files on Charles Dale Beers " Box 2

Publications by Charles Dale Beers, 1933-1946 #40477, Series: "2. William R. Burk Research Files on Charles Dale Beers " Box 2

Publications by Charles Dale Beers, 1947-1966 #40477, Series: "2. William R. Burk Research Files on Charles Dale Beers " Box 2

Biographical materials on Charles Dale Beers #40477, Series: "2. William R. Burk Research Files on Charles Dale Beers " Box 2

Photographs of Charles Dale Beers #40477, Series: "2. William R. Burk Research Files on Charles Dale Beers " Box 2

Biographical materials on Alma Holland Beers #40477, Series: "2. William R. Burk Research Files on Charles Dale Beers " Box 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

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jennifer Coggins, April 2017

Encoded by: Laura Smith, April 2017

Updated because of addition by Jennifer Coggins and Laura Smith, April 2018

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