Max Hensley Papers
UA.17.126

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Hensley, Max
Title
Max Hensley papers
ID
UA.17.126
Date [inclusive]
1947-1986
Extent
2.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Marvin Max Hensley was born in Keyesport, Illinois, on April 5, 1922. He earned a B.A. from Greenville College in 1946, an M.S. from the University of Illinois in 1948, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1951. He taught at Gettysburg College before arriving at Michigan State University as an assistant professor in Zoology in September 1956. Hensley retired from MSU in 1986. Hensley was a member of several herpetological associations including the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, the Herpetologists League, and the American Society of Mammologists.

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Scope and Contents note

The Max Hensley papers comprise 2.0 cubic feet of materials relating to his career as an herpetologist. The collection is arranged into three series: correspondence, professional associations, and general information. The correspondence series spans the dates 1947-1984. A large majority of the letters are requests for information about snakes, reptiles or amphibians or how to handle household problems with snakes. The folder headings in this series reflect Hensley’s own descriptions. The professional associations series contains journals, conference programs and some correspondence relating to Hensley’s work with professional associations including the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, the Herpetologists’ League, and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.

The final series, general information, consists of five folders. Two folders relate to National Science Foundation Grants and Fellowships awarded to Hensley. There is one folder on Gettysburg College, where Hensley taught before arriving at Michigan State University. There are also two folders relating to summer institutes in which Hensley participated.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections April 2006

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Marvin Max Hensley.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
  • Gettysburg College.
  • Herpetologists' League.
  • Michigan State University. Department of Zoology.
  • National Science Foundation (U.S.).
  • Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.

Genre(s)

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Programs (Publications)
  • Serial publications

Subject(s)

  • Amphibians -- North America
  • Reptiles -- North America

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence 1947-1986 

Box Folder

 1965-1972 

2017 1

 1971-1972 

2017 2

 1973 - 1974, 1976 - 1977 

2017 3

 1974-1976 

2017 4

 1978-1981 

2017 5

 1979-1981 

2017 6

 1981 

2017 7

 1982-1984 

2017 8

Albino Kodochromes and photos 1958-1971 

2017 9a

Conant, Roger (old) 1959-1966 

2017 9b

General Correspondence 1953-1986 

2017 10

Herpetologists 1961-1966, 1974 

2017 11

Information Service Letters, Lecture Material Undated 

2017 12-13

Information Service Request (new) 1961-1967 

2017 14-15

Information Service Request (old) 1956-1966 

2017 16-17

Information Service Request 1967-1970 

2017 18

Information Service Request 1971-1972 

2017 19

Miscellaneous Herpetology Letters 1965-1968 

2017 20

Miscellaneous Letters (old) 1947-1957 1959 

2017 21-22

Miscellaneous Letters (old #2) 1956-1961 

2017 23-25

Smith, Hobart M. (old) 1949-1967 

2017 26-27

Smith, Philip W. (old) 1953-1970 

2017 28

Whitman Publishing Company- Dorothy Haas 1962-1963 

2017 29

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Professional Associations 1956-1985 

Box
2018
Folder
1-37

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists 

Box Folder

 1961 

2018 1

 1962 

2018 2

Agenda Papers 1962 

2018 3

 1963 

2018 4

 1964 

2018 5

 1965 

2018 6

 1966 

2018 7

 1967 

2018 8

 1968 

2018 9

 1969 

2018 10

 1970 

2018 11

 1971 

2018 12

 1972 

2018 13

 1973 

2018 14

 1977 

2018 15

Dopeia 1956-1971 

2018 16

American Society of Zoologists, Combined Meetings- American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Herpetologists’ League and Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles 1964 

2018 17

 1983 

2018 18

 1984 

2018 19

Herpetologists’ League 

Box Folder

 1967 

2018 20

Constitution 1959-1964 

2018 21

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1962, 1965-1967 

2018 22

Legler 1960-1965 

2018 23

Levition, Alan E. 1960-1962 

2018 24

Tanner, Wilmer W. 1961-1966 

2018 25

Turner, Fred 1966 

2018 26

Vice Presidential 1960-1963 

2018 27

Woodbury, Angus M. 1960-1962 

2018 28
Box Folder

Davis Meeting 1961 

2018 29
Box Folder

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles 1969 

2018 30

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles and the Herpetologists’ League 

Box Folder

 1971 

2018 31

 1972 

2018 32

 1980 

2018 33

 1981 

2018 34

 1982 

2018 35

 1985 

2018 36

Committee of Future Meeting Sites 1972-1976 

2018 37

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General Information 

Box
2018
Folder
38-42
Box Folder

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 

2018 38

National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship 1964-1965 

2018 39

National Science Foundation Grants 1957 

2018 40

Summer Institute in Desert - Arizona State University 1959 

2018 41

Summer Institute - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 1960 

2018 42

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Photographs 

Drawer
Photograph Collection

Animals. Frogs. Albino 

Animals. Snakes. Albino 

People. Groups 

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Oversize Drawer 

Drawer
13

People. Groups 

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