Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Walkinshaw, Lawrence H.
Lawrence H. Walkinshaw Papers, 1930-1990
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 of correspondence, field notes, photographs, negatives, clippings, and slides relating to Lawrence H. Walkinshaw's ornithological research, especially on cranes. Also included are copies of his dissertation, as well as his books Kirkland's Warbler: The Natural History of an Endangered Species, 1983 and Cranes of the World, 1973.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Walkinshaw, Lawrence H.
- University of Michigan. School of Dentistry
- Cranes of the World (Monograph : 1973)
- Kirkland's Warbler: The Natural History of an Endangered Species (Monograph : 1983)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Black-and-white photographs
- Color photographs
- Nitrate materials
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-071, Lawrence H. Walkinshaw Papers