Ralph W. Dexter selected publications, 1942-1986
Prepared by Jeff Geiger, November 19, 2002
1 record storage box, 1 cubic foot, 11th floor
Ralph W. Dexter was an eminent professor of biology at Kent State University. His career started at Kent State in 1937. He retired in 1982, thus earning the honor of the longest tenure of any professor at Kent State: 45 years. His primary research area was the ecology of marine communities, including mollusks, crustaceans and birds. His research into marine life focused on malacology. He also focused in on the history of American naturalists. At Kent State, he gained noteriety for his research over many years on chimney swifts. This led to the current design of the University seal, adopted in the 1960s, which includes an image of the chimney swift over the rising sun. The chimney swift is said to represent the research aspect of the University. Dexter was the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Member Award, and the President's Medal, which is given for distinguished service on behalf of the University.
Dexter was born in 1912 in Gloucester, Mass. He received his bachlor's degree in zoology from the University of Massachusetts. He received his doctorate in zoology from the University of Illinois, before joining the faculty of Kent State. Dexter is often referred to as one of the last true biologists, who knew something about every dicipline within biology. He died in October of 1991, at the age of 79.
Scope and Content
This collection, part of a larger series of files to be processed in the future, contains publications of Ralph Dexter, dating from 1942 to 1986. Also included is a folder of undated articles. These articles cover a wide variety of topics that include, but are not limited to, his research into the chimney swifts, night hawks, lobsters, marine life off the cost of Massachusetts, and other topics related to biology.
Please note that a large collection of unprocessed Ralph Dexter papers are also housed in Special Collections and Archives. Please contact the department for additional details.
Folder 1 -- Contents -- 1942-1943
- Ecology in Recent Biology Texts Ecology 23(3) July, 1942
- Notes on the Marine Mollusks of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Nautilus 56(2):57-61
- Annual Temperature and pH Fluctuations in Five Lakes of Northeastern Ohio.
American Midl. Nat. 28(3):708-711
- Collecting Fairy Shrimps for Teaching and Research. Turtox News 21(1):1-4
- Life History and Distributional Studies on Eubranchipus serratus Forbes (1876)
- A Suggested Counting Frame for Intertidal Population Studies. Journal of Marine Research 5(2):116-117 (Art. 3).
- Field Study -- the Backbone of Biology and Conservation Education. School Science and Mathematics 43(6):509-516
- Observations on the Local Movements of Littorina Litorea (L.) and Thais lapillus (L.)Natilus 57(1):6-8
- Records of Anostracan Phyllopods in Northeastern Ohio. Ohio Journal Science 43(4):176-179 (with Leslie E Sheary)
- A Second Survey of the Anostracan Phyllopods in Northeastern Ohio. Amer. Midl. Nat.30(2):336-340
Folder 2 -- Contents -- 1944-1947
- The Bottom Community of Ipswich Bay Massachusetts. Ecology 25(3):352-359.
- Ecological Significance of the Disappearance of Eel-grass at Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Journal of Wildlife Management 8(3):173-176.
- Annual Fluctuation of Abundance of Some Marine Mollusks. The Nautilus 58(1):18-24.
- A Questionnare for the Criticism and Evaluation of a College Course. School science and Mathematics44(7):640-645
- Bird Study as an Educational Project. Science Education 29(2):89-91.
- Zonation of the Intertidal Marine Mollusks at Cape Ann, Massachusetts. The Nautilus 58(4):135-142
- Ecology--Hub of the Pure and Applied Natural Sciences. Amer. Biol. Teacher 8(3):56-58
- Further Studies on the Life History and Distribution of Eubranchipus vernalis (Verrill). Ohio Journal of Science 46(1):31-44.
- A Demonstration of Suspended Animation. Turtox News 24(8):118-119.
- Reprint from The Auk 63(3) 1946.
- Facets of Ecology. American Biology Teacher 9(3):80-84.
- The Marine Communities of a Tital Inlet at Cape Ann, Massachusetts: A Study in Bio-Ecology. Ecological Monographs 17(3):261-294.
Folder 3 -- Contents -- 1948-1950
- Current Interest in Malacology. The Nautilus 62(1):25-28.
- Utilization of Marine Life by the Wampanoag Indians of Massachusetts. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 38(8): 257-265. (with Frank G. Speck.)
- Banding Studies on the English Sparrow. Bird-Banding 20(1):40-50.
- Some Recent Records of teh Fresh-water Jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbii from Ohio and Pennsylvania. Ohio Journal of Science 49(6):235-241. (with Thomas C. Surrarrer, and Charles W. Davis.)
- Restoration of the Zostera Faciation at Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Ecology 31(2):286-288.
- Six-year Diary of Two Chimney Swifts. Bird-Banding 21(3):99-104.
- Distribution of the Mollusks in a Basic Bog Lake and its Margins. The Nautlus64(1):19-26.
Folder 4 -- Contents -- 1951
- Diary of Five Chimney Swifts. Ohio Journal of Science. 51(1): 42-46.
- Dredging in Shallow Sea Water. Turtox News 29(3):66-69.
- Further Studies on the Fairy Shrimp Populations of Northeastern Ohio. Ohio Journal of Science.51(2):73-86. (with Charles H. Kuehnle.)
- Unusual Nesting Behavior of a Chimney Swift. Amer. Midland Nat. 46(1):227-229.
- Utilization of Animals and Plants by the Micmac Indians of New Brunswick. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 41(8):250-259. (with Frank G. Speck.)
- Suggestions for the Teaching of Ecology. The American Biology Teacher 13(7):159-162.
Folder 5 -- Contents -- 1952-1955
- Utilization of Animals and Plants by the Malecite Indians of New Brunswick. Jour. Washington Acad. Science 42(1):1-7. (with Frank G. Speck.)
- Utilization of Animals and Plants by the Malecite Indians of New Brunwick. Jour. Washington Acad. Sciences 42(1): 1-7. (with Frank G. Speck).
- The Annisquam Sea-Side Laboratory of Alpheus Hyatt. Scientific Monthly 74(2): 112-116.
- The Relationship of Natural Features to the Place Names of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Essex Institute Historical Collections 88(2): 141-149. Journal of Human Ecology 2(5): 1-9.
- Banding and Nesting Studies of the Eastern Nighthawk. Bird-Banding 23(3): 109-114.
- Hazardous Nesting of the Chimney Swift. The Auk 69(3): 289-293.
- Extra-Parental Cooperation in the Nesting of Chimney Swifts. The Wilson Bulletin 64(3): 133-139.
- The Lobster and its Conservation in Connecticut. Turtox News 30(9): 162-165; 30(10): 186-187.
- Studies on North American Fairy Shrimps with the Description of Two New Species. American Midland Naturalist49(3):751-771.
- The Mullusks Inhabiting Some Temporary Pools and Ponds in Illinois and Ohio. The Nautilus 67(1): 26-33.
- An Anomalous Appendage on the Carapace of the American Lobster. Ohio Journal of Science 54(3): 192-194.
- A Record of the Earthworm Sparganophilus Eiseni from the Basin of Western Lake ErieEcology 35(2): 289.
- Ohio-Georgia Recoveries of Banded Chimney Swifts... Bird-Banding 25(4): 150-151.
- Distribution of the Meadow Jumping Mouse, Zapus hudsonius, in Ohio. Journal of Mammalogy35(2): 233-239.
- Three Young Naturalists Afield - The First Expedition of Hyatt, Shaler, and Verrill. The Scientific Monthly 79(1): 45-51.
Folder 6 -- Contents -- 1956-1962
- Further Banding and Nesting Studies of the Eastern Nighthawk. Bird-Banding 27(1): 9-16.
- Returns of Banded Chimney Swifts... Bird-Banding 27(2):83-84.
- Comparison of the Gastropod Fauna in the Drainage Systems of Champaign County, Illinois. American Midland Naturalist 55(2): 363-368.
- A New Fairy Shrimp from Western United States with Notes on Other North American Species.Journal Washington Academy of Sciences 46(5): 156-165.
- The Early American Naturalist as Revealed by Letters to the Founders. American Naturalist90(4): 209-225.
- The Summer School of Biology at the Peabody-Academy of Science. A.I.B.S. Bulletin7(1): 21-23.
- The Salem Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1869). Essex Institute Historical Collections 93(4): 260-266.
- The Crisis Between Science and Society -- A Modern Paradox. Ohio Journal of Science 58(1): 1-6.
- Natural vs. Unnatural Explanation of Biological Phenomena. Turtox News 36: 182-183
- The Evening Grosbeak Returns to Northeastern Ohio. Inland Bird-Banding News 31(1): 4-5.
- Common Marine Life at Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Essex Institute Historical Collections95: 263-268.
- Records of the Sea-Side Isopod, Ligia Oceanica, at Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Ecology 40: 507.
- Analysis of Chimney Swift Returns at Kent, Ohio, 1956-1959. Bird-Banding 31:87-89.
- The Cuvier Natural History Society of Salem. Essex Institute Historical Collections 96:149-155.
- The Summer Field Meetings of the Ohio Academy of Science (1892-1905) Ohio Journal of Science60:262-265.
- "Salem Day" at Meetings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Essex Institute Historical Collections 97: 57-60.
- Changes in the Gastropod Populations in the Salt Fork of the Big Vermilion River in Illinois, 1918-1959.Sterkiana No 3:15-18.
- Mussel Shoals vs Muscle Shoals. Sterkiana No. 4: 29-31.
- Further Studies on Nesting of the Common Nighthawk. Bird-Banding 32: 79-85.
- Science Education and the Ohio Academy of Science -- An historical Review.Ohio Journal of Science 61: 235-241.
- Life History of a 10-year-old Chimney Swift. Bird-Banding 32:168-171.
- George J. Streator's Cruise of the Thomas Say in 1885. Sterkiana No. 5:39-42.
- Birds and Insects in Relation to Horticulture in Northeastern Ohio, 1879-1899. The Biologist44: 1-6.
- The Lynn Natural History Society (1842-1855). Essex Institute Historical Collections98: 175-183.
- Analysis of Chimney Swift Returns at Kent, Ohio, 1960-1961. Bird-Banding Vol. XXXIII.
- Reappearance of Eulimnadia Agassizii with Notes on its Biology and Life History. Science137: 676-677. (with Donald J. Zinn.)
- Conservation and the Ohio Academy of Science -- An Historical Review. Ohio Journal of Science62:274-280.
- Further Studies on the Marine Mollusks of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Nautilus 76:63-70.
- A Taxonomic Puzzle. The Biologist 45:9-10.
- Some interesting Molluscan Records of George J. Streator, 1881-1909. SterkianaNo. 12:9-14.
- A Proposed Predecessor to Biological Abstracts -- 1864. Biological Abstracts 41(4)
- Can One Predict Success in Science? Science 139:670.
- Comparison of the Mullosks in Adjacent Ohio River and Lake Erie Drainage Systems.AMU Newsbulletin and Annual Report No. 9 1963.
- The Role of American Biologists in international Scientific Meetings and Projects. American Biology Teacher 26:46-50
- Chimney Swift Returns at Kent, Ohio, 1962 and 1963 With Notes on Nesting Success.Bird-Banding 35(1): 38-39.
- A C Bent's Application for a Collecting Permit (1887) With Outline of His Plans for Ornithological Research. Bird-Banding 35(2): 121-122.
- Oligochaetes as Pseudoparasites of Man. Ohio State Medical Journal 60:473-474.
- Some Remarks on Nomenclature by Scudder, Haldeman, Gray, and Baird (1868-1869). Systematic Zoology 13:96-97.
- The "Salem Seccession" of Agassiz Zoologists. Essex Institute Historical Collection 101:27-39.
- Re-Examination of E.S. Morse's Study on Changes in the Shells of Mya Arenaria. Annual Reports For 1965 of the American Malacological Union page 18.
- Evening Grosbeaks in Northeastern Ohio During the Winters of 1962-63 and 1963-64. Inland Bird- Banding News 37:7-8.
- Changes in the Gastropod Populations of the Western Branch of the Mahoning River in Ohio. (1939-1963).Sterkiana No. 17-41-43. (with Louis H. Swart.)
- The role of Maxwell Riddle at the World's Columbian Exposition (1893). Newsletter, Portage County Historical Society 4:5-7.
- Contributions of Frederic Ward Putnam to Ohio Archaeolgy. Ohio Journal of Science 65:110-117.
- Notes on Size, Sex Ratio, and Symmetry in the American Lobster. Turtox News 43:146-148
- Nature Programs of the Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences (1898-1904). Nature Study 19:7
- A.S. Packard's Annual Record of American Entomology, 1871-1873. Bull. Brooklyn Ent. Soc.59 & 60:35-36.
- Changes in Pelecypod Populations in Salt Fork of Big Vermilion River, Illinois, 1918-1962. Nautilus79:96-101. (with Max R. Matteson.)
- Nature Lore at Garrettsville as Revealed by the Diaries of George J. Streator, 1881-1887. Science Education 50:34-39.
- A Colny of the Introduced European Snail, Cepaea Nemoralis, at Lynn, Massachusetts.Storkiana No. 21:41-43.
- Analysis of Chimney Swift Returns at Kent, Ohio, in 1964 and 1965, With Notes on a Declining Nesting Population. Bird-Banding 37:120-121.
- Origin of the Natural Science Sections of the Ohio Academy of Science. Ohio Journal of Science66:225-228.
- Origin of the Physical Science Sections of the Ohio Academy of Science. Ohio Journal of Science66:229-232.
- Sir Richard Owen's Interpretation of Optic Lobes in Blind Fishes. American Naturalist 100:271-272.
- Frederic Ward Putnam and the Development of Museums of Natural History and Anthropology in the U.S. Curator 9:151-155.
- Milestones: Ohio Academy of Science, 1891-1966. Ohio Journal of Science 66:353-359.
- Historical Note on Kirtland's Study of Ohio Darters. The Explorer 8:25 & 29.
- Putnam's Problems Popularizing Anthropolgy. American Scientist 54:315-332.
- Historical Aspects of Studies on the Brachiopoda by E.S. Morse. Systematic Zoology 15:241-244.
- Origin of the Medical Sciences Sections of the Ohio Academy of Science. Ohio Journal of Science 66:453-455.
- Origin of the Social Science Section of the Ohio Academy of Science. Ohio Journal of Science 66:455-458.
- Contributions of Frederic Ward Putnam to the Development of Anthropolgy in California.Science Education 50:314-318.
- Some Herpetological Notes and Correspondence of Frederic Ward Putnam. Jornal of the Ohio Herpeticological Society 5:109-114.
- Frederic Ward Putnam's Interests in Natural History. Nature Study 20:1-2.
Folder 8 -- Contents -- 1967-1970
- Edward S Morse as a Zoological Illustrator, With Notes on his Handwriting. Essex Institute Historical Collection 103:31-39.
- A Legend of Penikese (by a Student at Penikese, 1874) edited by R.W. Dexter. The Biologist49:12-15.
- Evening Grosbeaks in Northeastern Ohio During the Winters of 1964-65 and 1965-66. Inland Bird-Banding Assoc. News 39:14-15.
- T.C. Mendenhall (1841-1924) -- Notable Ravenna Scientist. Newsletter Portage County Historical Society 6:3-13. (with M. Hortense Beardsley.)
- Dr. Victor Sterki as a Malacologist. Pittsburg Shell Club Bull. March 1967, pp 3-5 and Sterkiana No. 26:7-8.
- Clam Shrimps as Pests in Fish-rearing Ponds. Progressive Fish-Culturist 29:105-107. (with D. Bruce McCarraher.)
- Nesting Behavior of a Crippled Chimney Swift. Bird-Banding 38:147-149.
- Addenda on Mussel vs. Muscle. Sterkiana No. 27:1-2.
- Concern for the History of Science at Meetings of the Ohio Academy of Science, 1891-1966, with an Analysis of the Papers. Ohio Journal of Science 67(6): 372-378.
- Historical Aspects of Systematic Studies on Sponges by Alpheus Hyatt. The Biologist 50(1&2): 25-29.
- Analysis of the 1966 and 1967 Returns of Chimney Swifts at Kent, Ohio. Bird-Banding 39(1): 56-57.
- Records of Some Albinistic Marine Invertebrates. Bios 39(2):75-76.
- Contributions of Stephen A. Forbes (1844-1930) to the Development of Nature Study. Nature Study22(1): 4-5.
- Incursions of the Evening Grosbeak in Northeastern Ohio, 1860-1967. Bird-Banding 39(4): 306-309.
- Thirteen-year Breeding History of a Chimney Swift. Ohio Journal of Science 68(6): 273-276.
- George W. Dean (1820-1901), Amateur Malacolgist in Ohio. Sterkiana No. 33, pp 1-2.
- Contributions of C.J. Maynard to Nature Study. Nature Study 23(2): 9.
- History of the Pottsville (Pa.) Scientific Association, 1854-1862. Sci. Education 53(1):29-32.
- Ethnohistory 16(2) 1969.
- Abstracts of Contributed Papers Presented Before the Ohio Acadamy of Science 1971. History of Science Meeting, March 6, 1970.
- The Role of F.W. Putnam in Founding the Field Museum. Curator 13:21-26.
- Historical Aspects of F.W. Putnam's Systematic Studies on Fishes. Journal of the History of Biology 3:131-135.
- Promotion of Nature Study by Eugene Swope, M.D., 1910-1915. Nature Study 24:8.
- Peabody Academy's Caleb Cooke, the Devoted. The Biologist 52:112-119.
- Further Studies on the Incursions of Evening Grosbeaks into Northeastern Ohio, 1967-1970. Inland Bird Banding News 42:170-173.
- Promotion of Natural Science in Vermont, 1869-1874. Nature Study 24:3.
- Prof. J.W. Pike - Popular Science Lecturer from Portage Co., Ohio. Science Education 54:345-347.
Folder 9 -- Contents -- 1971-1976
- Benjamin Tappan, Jr., As a Naturalist and a Malacologist. Sterkiana No. 41 pp 45-49.
- Darwin and Lincoln. The Biologist 53(2): 77.
- Shift of Mates During Nesting of Chimney Swifts. Bird Banding 42:125.
- Studies on the Food Habits of Whiting, Redfish, and Pollock in the Gulf of Maine. Journal of the Marine Biology Association of India 11(1&2): 288-294.
- The Putnam-Abbott Correspondence on Palaeolithic Man in North America, Prceed. XII International Congress of the History of Science Tome IX, pp 17-21.
- An Early American Journal for Nature Study. Nature Study 25:5.
- Additional Records of the Sea-side Isopod Ligia oceanica at Cape Ann, Mass. Crustaceana, Supplement No. 3, p100.
- Some Ohio Physicians who Contributed to Natural History. Ohio State Medical Journal 68:776-778.
- Col. Charles Whittlesey (1808-1866) - Noted Scientist and Historian from Tallmadge, Ohio. Newsletter, Portage Co. Historical Society 11(3): Supplement, pp.1-6.
- the Scientific Period of the Cape Ann Scientific and Literary Assoc. and its Successors, 1873-1952. Essex Institute Historical Collections 109:165-174.
- Historical Aspects of Alpheus Hyatt's Work on Fossil Cephalopods. Malacological review 6:38-40.
- Sgt. Joseph Elison's Notes on Natural History Recorded on the Greely Arctic Expidition, 1881-1884. The Biologist 55:106-111.
- Nomenclatural History and Status of Fowler's Toad (Bufo Fowleri). HISS News-Journal 1:155-157.
- Unusually Large Numbers of Chimney Swifts at a Nest. Bird Banding 45(4): 365.
- From Penikese to the Marine biological Laboratory at Woods Hole - The Role of Agassiz's Students. Essex Institute Historical collections 110:151-161.
- An Early Environmentalist - E. S. Morse and his One-man Campaign to Improve the Human Environment. Nature Study28(1): 4;15.
- Post Script on Mussel vs. Muscle in Relation to bivalves. Sterkiana No. 62: 18.
- F.W. Putnam's Original Description (1862) of a Double-headed Bisexual Black Racer (Coluber constrictor Linn.) -- A Historical Record. Herpetological Review 7(4): 158-159.
- Further Studies on the Incursions of Evening Grosbeaks into Northeastern Ohio, 1974-1976, With a Summary of Recovery Records. Inland Bird Banding News 48(6): 217-223.
- The Role of Frederic W. Putnam in Developing Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History. Curator 19(4): 303-310.
Folder 10 -- Contents -- 1977-1978
- The Essex County Natural History Society, 1833-1848. Essex Institute Historical Collections113(1): 38-53.
- Synopsis of the 1976 Season for Chimney Swifts at Kent State University. Bird-Banding 48(1): 73-74.
- Dr. Jared P. Kirtland, Cleveland's First Malacologist and Some of His Correspondence. SterkianaNos. 65-66: 11-13.
- Contributions of Some Cincinnati-area Physicians to the Development of Ohio Archaeology in the 19th Century. Ohio State Medical Journal 73(6):409-411.
- Historical Sketch of Indian Ocean Malacology. Proceedings, Symposium on the Indian Ocean and Adjacent Seas. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India. 16(2):512-519.
- Agassiz on Nature Education. Nature Study 31(2):8.
- The Roscoe Webb - Almon Rood Correspondence (1895-1925) On the Natural History of Northeastern Ohio. Portage County Historical Society Newsletter 17(1): 3-8.
- Recoveries of Herring Gulls Banded at Cape Ann, Massachusetts. North American Bird Bander3(2):52-54.
- Mammals Utilized as Food by Owls in Reference to the Local Fauna of Northeastern Ohio. KirtlandiaNo. 24. 6 pp.
- Caleb Atwater (1778-1867) - Pioneer Ohio Naturalist and Archaeolgist. Portage County Historical Society Newsletter 17(3): 3-7.
- Some Correspondence of Victor Sterki, M.D., Noted Physician and Malacologist of New Philadelphia.Bulletin Pittsburgh Shell Club 1978 bulletin, pp 5-8.
Folder 11 -- Contents -- 1979-1983
- More on Caleb Cooke's Expedition to Zanzibar, 1860-1865. The Biologist 61(1): 11-15.
- Dr. John Strong Newberry (1822-92) As a Pioneer Scientist. The Portage County Historical Society Newsletter 18(1):3-6.
- Fourteen-year Life History of a Banded Chimney Swift. Bird-Banding 50(1): 30-33.
- Synopsis of the 1978 Chimney Swift Season at Kent, Ohio. Inland Bird Banding 51(1): 14-16.
- The Organization and Work of the U.S. Entomological Commision (sic) (1877-1882). Melsheimer Entomological Series No. 26, pp 28-32.
- Agassiz on Zoological Classification and Nomenclature. Bios 50(4): 218-222.
- Returns of Non-resident Banded Chimney Swifts at Kent State University - 1945-1972. Inland Bird Banding 51(4): 70-71.
- C.O. Whitman and the American Society of Zoologists. American Zoologist 19: 1251-1253.
- F.W. Putnam's Role in Developing the Peabody Museum of American Archeology and Ethnology. Curator 23(3): 183-194.
- The Annisgram Seaside Laboratory of Alphens Hyatt, Predecessor of the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, 1880-1886. In: Oceanography : The Past (edited by Mary Sears and Daniel Merriman).
- More on the Davenport Conspiracy. Iowa Archaelogical Socety Newsletter Mo. 98, pp 13-14.
- Contributions of Dr. A.S. Packard, Jr. to Entomology. Bios 52(1): 4-7.
- Nesting Success of Chimney Swifts Related to Age and Number of Adults at the Nest, and the Subsequent Fate of the Visitor. Journal of Field Ornithology 52: 228-232.
- Early Description of the Natural Environment of Ohio (1788): Science or Propaganda? Environmental Review 5(2): 76-78.
- Plant Succession on a Filled Salt-marsh at Cape Ann, Massachusetts, 1958-1979. In: Geobotany II (Robert C. Romans, editor), pp 235-248.
- A.S. Packard on a Former Connection Between Brazil and Africa Based Upon His Study of Lepidotera.Journal of Lepidopterists Society 35:321.
- Chimney Swifts Reuse Ten-year-old Nest. North American Bird Bander 6(4): 136-137.
- F.W. Putnam as Secretary of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1873-1898).Essex Institute Historical Collections 118:106-118.
- The Water Cure in Northeastern Ohio During the 19th Century with Special Reference to Ravenna. Newsletter: The Portage County Historical Society 21(2): 8-10.
Folder 12 -- Contents -- 1984-1986
- Agassiz's Discussion on Homologies and Classification of the Radiata (1860-61). Bios 55(1): 18-23.
- "Dear Alice" - Letters of F. W. Putnam to his Daughter (184-1914). Essex Institute Historical Collections 120(2): 110-131.
- F. W. Putnam's Scientific Studies at Mammoth Cave (1871-1881). The NSS Bulletin (National Speleological Society) 46(1): 10-14.
- Local Societies of Schuylkill County and Research on the Coalfields of Pennsylvania. Neuvieme Congres International de Stratigraphie et de Geologie du Carbonifere Compte Rendu Vol.1: 128-130.
- Contributions of Frank G. Speck (1881-1950) to Ethnobiology. Journal of Ethnobiology 4(2): 171-176.
- Nesting History of a Banded Hermaphroditic Chimney Swift. North American Bird Bander 10(2): 39.
- Agassiz on the Life of a Naturalist. Nature Study 38(4), 39(1).
- A Century of Fishery Biology at Cape Ann, Massachusetts. American neptune 45(2): 81-85.
- Changes in the Standing Crop of Eelgrass (Zostera marina) at Cape Ann, Massachusetts, Since the Epidemic of 1932. Rhodora 87:357-366.
- Contributions of F. W. Putnam (1839-1915) to Archaeoethnobiology. Journal of Ethnobiology 5(2): 135-141.
- Historical Aspects of the Calaveras Skull Controversy. American Antiquity 51(2): 365-369.
- The Central Ohio Scientific Association of Urbana (1874-78). Ohio Journal of Science 86(4): 168-171.
- Cape Ann Visits of the Great Sea-serpent (1639-1886). American Neptune 46(4): 213-220.
Folder 13 -- Contents -- Undated Articles
- Packard's Final Arrangement for Publication of his Monograph on the Bombycine Moths. Vol. 11 #6 of an unspecified journal.