Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Walkinshaw, Lawrence H.
Lawrence H. Walkinshaw Papers, 1950s-1983
Lawrence H. Walkinshaw (1904-1993) graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1929. Though a dentist by training, he was a leading authority on cranes on which he published 61 articles and two books: The Sandhill Cranes (1949) and Cranes of the World (1973). He described the Canadian sandhill crane (Grus canadensis rowani) in 1965. He published on other species as well, most notably Kirtland's warbler.
This accession consists primarily of 35mm color slides documenting Lawrence H. Walkinshaw's field trips to study cranes. Materials also include a few color photographs.
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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 84-058, Lawrence H. Walkinshaw Papers