Clyde Fisher and Te Ata Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS Coll Fisher/Ata
Finding Aid Date
2021-01-14
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
English

Dates

  • 1924 – 1985 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.50 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 1 Boxes (Whole)

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Notes

  • Preferred Citation

    Researchers are requested to use the following citation in all footnote and bibliographic references:

    Clyde Fisher and Te Ata Collection, Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives, Miami University Libraries, Oxford, OH

  • Biographical / Historical

    George Clyde Fisher was born on May 22, 1878 near Sidney, Ohio. He obtained an A.B. from Miami University in 1905 and a Ph.D. in botany from Johns Hopkins University in 1913. He was later conferred an LL.D. from Miami University in 1926. He became Principal of Palmer College Academy from 1907-1909 and acting President from 1909-1910. He also served as an instructor at Cornell University, the University of Florida, and the University of Tennessee before joining the staff at the American Museum of Natural History in 1913. In 1928 he became the Curator of the museum's Department of Education and in 1935 was named the Head of the Hayden Planetarium. Later, in 1941, became the Honorary Curator.

    In 1905, he married Bessie Wiley and they had three daughters together. Clyde and Bessie later divorced.

    Dr. Fisher had a great interest in the languages and customs of North American Indians, making several trips to the American Southwest. He also visited Arctic Lapland twice. His interest in Native American culture led him to meet his future wife, a Chickasaw Indiana Princess, Te Ata. They married in 1933.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Clyde Fisher and Te Ata Collection consists of Clyde Fisher's travel journals from 1924-1946, scholarly publications, biographical sources, and photographs.

  • Arrangement

    Series I: Travel Journals

    Series II: Publications and Lecture Materials

    Series III: Biographical Sources and Photographs

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    This collection is under the rules and regulations of the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives, Miami University Libraries. The Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives, Miami University Libraries, owns the property rights to this collection. Learn more about our policy here: https://spec.lib.miamioh.edu/home/permission/

  • Language of Materials

    Materials are in English.

  • Custodial History

    This collection was donated to the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives by Clyde Fisher’s widow, Te Ata, in 1974. The collection was created and owned by Clyde Fisher.

  • Accruals

    No further additions are expected.

  • Processing Information

    Collection processing completed 2015-04 by Johnathan Cooper. Finding Aid revised 2021-01-14 by Tiffany Dogan and Cody Sprunger.

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