James Beer papers
Scope and Content
The collection consists of research on small mammals and birds, journals, correspondence, and drafts of manuscripts and writings.
- Creation: 1936-1972
Language of Materials
Collection material in English
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 James Robert Beer (1918-1971)
James Beer, B.S. (1940), M.S. (1941) Washington State University; Ph.D. (1949) University of Wisconsin. Associate professor of wildlife management at the University of Minnesota. Expert on the ecology of bats, pocket gophers, and muskrat populations.
James Robert Beer was born on April 28, 1918 in Oregon. He earned his B.S. in 1940 and M.S. in 1941 in wildlife management from Washington State University, and his Ph.D. in 1949 from the University of Wisconsin. He joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1949 as assistant professor of wildlife management in the division of entomology and economic zoology, and was later promoted to associate professor.
His research interests were in the ecology of bats and pocket gophers, muskrat populations, and red-winged blackbirds. He co-authored the book Mammals in Minnesotaand served as editor for the Journal of Mammalogyfrom 1962-1964. James Beer died on August 24, 1971.
3.75 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
Collection contains research materials, correspondence, journals, and writings of James Beer, associate professor of wildlife management at the University of Minnesota.
Source of acquisition
The papers were transferred from the Cloquet Forestry Center in November 2007.
- James Beer papers, 1936-1972
- Karen Spilman
- October 2008
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English