Edward Raney papers, 1937-1969.

Collection Number: 53-2-2391

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Edward Raney papers, 1937-1969.
Collection Number:
53-2-2391
Creator:
Edward Cowden, Raney 1909-
Quantity:
15.1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
--
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Original field notes, correspondence, and subject files of Edward C. Raney and his students relating to the Raney Collection of Fishes and photographs, slides, and negatives pertaining to his work and personal life.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ichthyologist, zoologist, fishery biologist, and professor at Cornell University.
Edward C. Raney was Cornell's ichthyologist in the Dept. of Conservation and later in the Division of Biological Sciences from 1936 to 1971. Upon his retirement from Cornell, Raney did consulting work for Ichthyological Associates, his environmental consulting firm in Ithaca.
The Raney collection is used for basic research on the relationships and life histories of fresh water and ocean fish in New York State and other areas, particularly the Northeast. It contains the holotypes of 39 species of North American fishes and 228 lots of secondary typ material as well as an historical series of specimens collected from the same geographic locations through much of the last century.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Original field notes, correspondence, and subject files of Edward C. Raney and his students relating to the Raney Collection of Fishes and photographs, slides, and negatives pertaining to his work and personal life.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Raney, Edward Cowden,1909-
Cornell University.Division of Biological Sciences.Dept. of Ecology and Systematics.
Icthyological Associates.

Subjects:
Fishes--Collection and preservation.
Fishes--Classification.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Negatives.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
#53-2-2391. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Field notes follow the standard for North American Ichthyology summarized on pp. 13-16 in Fishes of the Great Lakes Region (1947), by C. Hubbs and K. Lagler. The numbering convention is initials, number of collection, year (e.g. ECR-10-1935 is the tenth collection made in 1935 by Edward C. Raney). Beginning in 1936, he numbered the notes sequentially, e.g. ECR-254.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I: Correspondence
Box 1 & 2
Field notebooks and correspondence
Box 3 Folder 1-54
Correspondence A-S
1935-1950
Box 4 Folder 1-36
Correspondence S-Z
1935-1950
Correspondence A-K
1950-1955
Box 5 Folder 1-41
Correspondence L-Z
1950-1955
Correspondence A
1954-1961
Box 6 Folder 1-28
Correspondence A-G
1954-1961
Box 7 Folder 1-37
Correspondence H-R
1954-1961
Box 8 Folder 1-35
Correspondence R-Z
1954-1961
Correspondence A-B
1965-1969
Box 9 Folder 1-38
Correspondence C-S
1965-1969
Box 10 Folder 1-81
Correspondence S-Z
1965-1969
Box 13
Correspondence A-Z
1958-1976
Series II: Subject Files
Box 10
A-Catostomidae Moxostoma Pappillosum
1953
Box 11 Folder 1-94
C-H: Catostomidae Moxostoma Poecilurum to Haplomi
Box 12 Folder 1-64
Synentognathi- Key to Western Atlantic Belonidae to Percidae Hadropterus Notogrammus
1942-1949
Box 13 Folder 1-61
P-T: Percidae Hadropterus Nigrofasciatus (1954-1955) \ Toad Recoveries (1940-1949)
(1954-1955) \ (1940-1949)
Series III: Slides/Negatives and Field Notebooks
Box 1 & 2
Field notebooks and correspondence
Box 14 & 15
Slides, negatives, field notebooks, maps with notations
Box 16
Photos, correspondence and drafts of Hadropterus Crassus
1940s-1960s
Box 41 Folder Oversize folder
Photo of the 31st annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthydogists and Herpetologists- Chicago
1951