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Morton Peck papers

 Collection
Identifier: WUA043

Scope and Contents

The Morton Peck papers contain photographs of Peck's travels, illustrations of fungi and slime molds, as well as ephemera collected by Peck during his lifetime and throughout his tenure as a Professor of biology at Willamette University. Also included is the flower press used by Peck to preserve his specimens.

Dates

  • 1881-1963

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Biographical Note

Morton Peck was born in Iowa in 1871. In 1908 he became a professor of biology at Willamette University and taught until 1941. His scholarly explorations spanned from Cape Lookout on the Oregon Coast to the Three Sisters area in Central Oregon. It was through these excursions that Peck was able to assemble his Manual of the Higher Plants of Oregon still the only complete published guide to flora of the entire state. Peck died on December 5, 1959.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

The Morton Peck papers contain photographs of Peck's travels, illustrations of fungi and slime molds, as well as ephemera collected by Peck during his lifetime.

Arrangement

Materials have been arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials donated by Susan Kephart.

Related Materials

Morton Peck's dried plant collections were left to Willamette University and are on loan to Oregon State University Herbarium.
Title
Guide to the Morton Peck papers, 1881-1963
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid processed by Christopher McFetridge.
Date
© 2015
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

Contact:
Mark O. Hatfield Library
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Salem Oregon 97301 United States