Guide to the
Edward Raney papers, 1937-1969.

Collection Number: 53-2-2391

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
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Compiled by:
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Date completed:
September 2006
EAD encoding:
Ariel Conant, September 2006

© 2006 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.

RELATED MATERIALS

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 intials, 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.
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CONTAINER LIST

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