Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7244
Cole, Leon J. (Leon Jacob), 1877-1948
Leon J. Cole Photograph Collection, 1941
Leon J. Cole (1877-1948) was born in Allegany, New York. He received degrees from the University of Michigan, A.B., 1901, and Harvard University, Ph.D., 1906. In 1906 and 1907, Cole served as Chief of the Division of Animal Breeding and Pathology at the Rhode Island Experiment Station. From 1907 to 1910, he served as an Instructor of Zoology at the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University. In 1910, he became Associate Professor of Experimental Breeding in the College of Agriculture, University of Wisconsin, and was made Professor in 1914. His title was changed to Professor of Genetics in 1918 and he remained in that capacity until 1947. Cole was a member of the Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899 and participated in zoological expeditions to Bermuda, 1903; the Yucatan, 1904; Tortugas, Florida, 1906; Europe, 1911 and 1924; and Alaska, 1941. He also served as an investigator for the United States Bureau of Fisheries during the summers from 1901 to 1906.
This collection consists of an album of photographs taken by Cole in Alaska in 1941. The album also contains memorabilia collected by Cole. The photographs are in chronological order and are labeled.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Cole, Leon J. (Leon Jacob), 1877-1948
- University of Michigan
- Harvard University
- Rhode Island Experiment Station
- Yale University. Sheffield Scientific School
- University of Wisconsin
- United States. Bureau of Fisheries
- Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7244, Leon J. Cole Photograph Collection