Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7388
Gloyd, Howard K., 1902-1978
Howard K. Gloyd Papers, 1914-1973
Howard K. Gloyd (1902-1978) received his Bachelor of Science degree from Ottawa University in 1924 and an honorary Ph.D. in 1942. He earned his M.S. degree at Kansas State College, Manhattan in 1929, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1937. After the completion of his doctorate, Gloyd became the Director of the Chicago Academy of Sciences where he remained until 1958 when he joined the faculty of the University of Arizona. Gloyd published in both the fields of ornithology and herpetology but he is best known as a herpetologist. His life's work became a monograph covering the genus Agkistrodon world-wide, on which he worked with Roger Conant.
These papers consist of professional correspondence to and from Gloyd. Also included are requests for publications and extensive communications with Conant.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Gloyd, Howard K., 1902-1978
- Conant, Roger, 1909-2003
- Ottawa University (Kan.)
- Kansas State College
- University of Michigan
- Chicago Academy of Sciences
- University of Arizona
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7388, Howard K. Gloyd Papers