Collection ASM0048 - Julian D. Corrington papers

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ASM0048

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Julian D. Corrington papers

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  • 1917-1963 (Creation)
  • 1917-1963 (Creation)

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17 Boxes

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Julian D. Corrington was a professor of zoology at the University of Miami and served as Chairman of the Zoology Department. He taught zoology and botany from 1926 to 67, and also held the university's first courses in marine zoology and marine botany during the 1930's. Corrington wrote numerous articles and books on biology and the microscope. His column, "Under the Microscope" appeared in Nature Magazine. Leisure and Modern Mechanix magazines also published a number of Corrington's articles on microscopy. Corrigan created "songs for Biology," parodies of popular songs with biology-related lyrics, and "Biology Is Fun," a selection of essays, stories, plays and other works.

Julian D. Corrington was a professor of zoology at the University of Miami and served as Chairman of the Zoology Department. He taught zoology and botany from 1926 to 67, and also held the university's first courses in marine zoology and marine botany during the 1930's. Corrington wrote numerous articles and books on biology and the microscope. His column, "Under the Microscope" appeared in Nature Magazine. Leisure and Modern Mechanix magazines also published a number of Corrington's articles on microscopy. Corrington created "songs for Biology," parodies of popular songs with biology-related lyrics, and "Biology Is Fun," a selection of essays, stories, plays and other works.

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The Julian Corrington Papers contain teaching and academic files concerning the University of Miami in addition to materials on scientific research and literature. Class records and course materials, dated 1944-63, include syllabi, memos, lecture notes, book lists, lists of research topics, correspondence with students and student recommendations. Other correspondence and memos, relating to the Biology Department discuss such topics as the curriculum, course requirements, faculty meetings and building plans. University of Miami "faculty notices," and "university memoranda" cover announcements of library news, information on education, and the Science Department. The records also contain publications such as "Self Portrait of a University," and a program from the 1962 dedication of the Otto G. Richter Library. Correspondence with faculty of other universities discusses the merits of general introductory science courses versus more specialized instruction.

Several files contain manuscripts and correspondence dealing with publications. Other files include materials on the electron microscope and include photographs taken through the microscope, reprints of articles and news clippings relating to the microscope. "Field Check Lists," dated 1917-21, and field trip reports record observations on the sea coast at Georgetown University. Photographs document trips led by Corrington. Reprints and publications on various scientific topics as well as and bulletins, newsletters, and programs from various scientific and scholarly organizations are included in files. Additional files of particular interest contain newspaper clippings and literature from various organizations on eugenics, genetics and the teaching of evolution. Corrington collected these materials, dated 1920-44, for inclusion in class lectures.

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This collection is open for research, but is kept in an off campus storage facility. Please allow up to 72 hours for delivery of requested materials.

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Julian D. Corrington Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

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  • English

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The University of Miami Libraries holds the following books written by Julian D. Corrington.


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Adventures With The Microscope. Rochester, N.Y.: Bausch, & Lomb optical co., 1934.

Richter 9th Flr Stacks  QH205 .C65 c.3

Exploring With Your Microscope. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1957.

UM Archives QH277 .C79 

Exploring With Your Microscope. Beograd: Naucna knjiga, 1972.

UM Archives QH277 .C7918 

Getting Acquainted With The Microscope. Rochester, N.Y.: Bausch & Lomb, 1961.

UM Archives QH207 .C63 

New Worlds Of Entertainment On The Microscope Stage.

Miami, FL: Tasco Sales, 1964.

UM Archives QH207 .C65 

Songs For The Comparative Anatomy Laboratory. Coral Gables, FL: Published by Beta Omicron Chapter, Beta Beta Beta Biological Fraternity, University of Miami, 1951.

UM Archives PS593.S5 C6 

Working With The Microscope. New York: Whittlesey House, 1941.

Richter 9th Flr Stacks QH205 .C653 c.4

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