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Franklin G. Wallace papers

Identifier: ua00798

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of Franklin G. Wallace. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence. Other materials include army service records, curriculum vitae, and research reports. Two (2) journals of research notes document research conducted at the University's Itasca Biological Station in addition to locations in the Twin Cities area. Wallace's family often accompanied him on research outings and they are referred to throughout the journals (wife Patty, daughter Julia, sister Kay, brother-in-law W.R. Zakariasen, nephew Billy).


  • 1932-1978


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law Title 17, U.S. Code. Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch of Franklin G. Wallace (1909-1995)

Franklin Gerhard Wallace was born on April 3, 1909 in Deer River, Minnesota. He earned his B.A. from Carleton College (1928), and M.A. (1930) and Ph.D. (1933) from the University of Minnesota. After finishing his Ph.D., he was an assistant professor of biology at Lingnan University in Guangzhou, China (1933-1937). Professor Wallace joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1937 as an instructor of zoology. He held this position until 1942, upon which time he served as a First Lieutenant and Captain in the U.S. Army (1942-1946) as a parasitologist. Wallace returned to the University following his military service in the role of associate professor in zoology (1946-1963) and professor (1963-1977). Professor Wallace retired from the University of Minnesota in 1977 as professor emeritus.

Wallace specialized in parasitology and was known internationally as an expert on trypanosomatid parasites. In addition to teaching, he was a consultant in parasitology at the Veterans Administration Hospital and the University of Minnesota Hospital. Wallace was a member of the National Institutes of Health tropical medicine and parasitology section, the American Society of Parasitologists, the American Microscopical Society, and the Society of Protozoologists. Franklin Wallace died on February 12, 1995.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 box (hollinger))


Collection contains the papers of Franklin G. Wallace, professor emeritus of zoology at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The collection was donated to University Archives in 1978. Two journal volumes of research notes were donated in 2020.

Related Materials in University of Minnesota Archives

  • Division of Entomology and Economic Zoology records
  • Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories records

Franklin G. Wallace papers, 1932-1978
Karen Spilman; Rebecca Toov
March 2005; 2020
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Revision Statements

  • February 2020: Contents list added

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