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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Clark Hubbs Papers, 1947-1986



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hubbs, Clark, 1921-2008
Title: Hubbs, Clark, papers
Dates: 1947-1986
Abstract: Ichthyologist Clark Hubbs (1921-2008) joined the faculty of the University of Texas in 1949 as Instructor of Zoology. He served as Chairman of the Division of Biological Sciences (1974-1976), Chairman of the Department of Zoology (1978-1986), and Professor until 1991, when he became Professor Emeritus, a title he held until his death in 2008. The papers include correspondence and subject files pertaining to his career at UT, his tenure as journal editor and with professional societies, and conservation of fishes efforts in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
Accession No.: 91-349
OCLC No.: 961215489
Extent: 9 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Clark Hubbs was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on March 15, 1921. His parents, Carl and Laura Hubbs, were both noted naturalists, and he developed a passion for studying fish from an early age. He earned his BA degree in zoology from the University of Michigan in 1942 and then served in the G-2 intelligence section of the 96th Infantry Division Headquarters in the United States Army until 1946. After serving as Acting Instructor in Biology at Hopkins Marine Station in 1948, he earned his PhD from Stanford in 1951.

Dr. Hubbs joined the faculty of the University of Texas in 1949 as Instructor of Zoology. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1952, Associate Professor in 1957, and Professor in 1963, and also served as Chairman of the Division of Biological Sciences (1974-1976), Chairman of the Department of Zoology (1978-1986), and Clark Hubbs Regents Professor from 1988 to 1991, when he became Professor Emeritus, a title he held until his death in 2008. He additionally served as Visiting Professor at the University of Oklahoma (1970-1984) and at Texas A&M University (1969-1983), and as Curator of Ichthyology at the UT Texas Memorial Museum from 1978 to 2008. Starting in 1985, Hubbs also served as Faculty Advisor in the Graduate Program of the Universidad de Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Clark Hubbs served as President of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in 1987 and was the editor of Copeia, the journal of the Society, for fourteen years. He also served as President of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists (1966-1967), the Texas Academy of Science (1972-1973), and the Texas Organization for Endangered Species (1978-1979), and was the editor for the Texas Journal of Science for four years. An expert on exotic fishes and fishes of Texas, Hubbs authored over 300 scientific articles and started and built up the Fish Collection at the University of Texas at Austin, which resides in the Texas Natural History Collections in the UT Department of Integrative Biology. Hubbs was also the founder and leader of the Rio Grande Fishes Recovery Team, which was an active force in the conservation of fishes in west Texas and southern New Mexico.

Clark Hubbs died in Austin on February 3, 2008, and was survived by his wife Catherine and three children. Shortly after his death, many of his former students and other interested individuals formed the Hubbs Ichthyological Society to continue his efforts to document, learn about, and protect the Texas freshwater fish fauna.

Sources:

Dr. Clark Hubbs' Home Page, accessed October 5, 2016

Hubbs Ichthyological Society website, accessed October 5, 2016

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Scope and Contents

The Clark Hubbs Papers, 1947-1986, are primarily composed of correspondence and subject files pertaining to Hubbs' career as Professor of Zoology at the University of Texas at Austin and as an icthyologist. The papers also relate to Hubbs' experiences with the Texas Academy of Science and his tenure as editor of Copeia, the journal of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Correspondence, reports, memoranda, articles, drafts, notes, maps, and other materials relating to specific projects on which Hubbs worked are also found in the Papers, including the Big Bend Gambusias Recovery Plan project in the late 1970s to early 1980s, as well as the Inland Waters Task Force of the Texas Advisory Committee on Power Plant Siting and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway case in the early 1970s. The papers have been kept in Hubbs' original order and are largely chronological in nature, though subject files are also designated.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hubbs, Clark, 1921-2008
Blair, William Franklin, 1912-1984
Maguire, Bassett, 1927-
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Department of Zoology
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Texas Academy of Science
Rio Grande Fishes Recovery Team
Subjects
Ichthyologists
Ichthyology.
Exotic fishes
Endangered species.
Fishes--Reintroduction.
Gambusia
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Big Bend National Park (Tex.)
Clear Creek (Tex.)
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (Ala. and Miss.)
San Gabriel River Watershed (Tex.)
Texhoma (Okla.)

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Related Material

See also the W. Frank Blair Papers, 1935-1986.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Clark Hubbs Papers, 1947-1986, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, 1991.

Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, October 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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CDL2/L326 Correspondence, unfiled, 1954-1959
Miscellaneous correspondence, proposals, notes, 1958-1959
Correspondence, A-L, 1947-1956
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CDL2/L327 Texas Academy of Science
Membership directory, 1956
Meeting minutes and membership application forms, 1956-1957
Correspondence, 1955-1957
Correspondence, etc. - President, 1954-1957
Texas Academy of Science and Texas Journal of Science
J. Brian Eby correspondence, 1952-1956
Texas Journal of Science
Manuscripts, correspondence, 1956-1961
Manuscript rejections, 1955-1958
Advertising manager, 1952-1956
Back issue requests, 1956-1958
Complaints, 1952-1957
Exchanges, 1951-1958
Mailing regulations, 1952-1959
Postage - past records, 1952-1956
Printer's bills, 1953-1955
Stock room records (1899-1953), 1952-1953
Manuscripts for Old Academy Handbook
In Memoriam, Halbert Pleasant Bybee, 1958
Miscellaneous notes, undated
Texas Academy of Science - correspondence, meeting minutes, printed material, etc., 1971-1973
Texas Advisory Committee on Power Plant Siting - Inland Waters Task Force, 1971-1972
Cossatot River and Gilliam Dam correspondence, 1971-1972
San Gabriel River - geological reports, 1971-1972
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CDL2/L328 Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway case, 1971-1973
Correspondence, A-Z, 1973-1974
Memorandums, 1971-1972
Bassett Maguire, Jr., Associate Professor of Zoology at UT
Correspondence, A-Z, 1971-1972
Texas System of Natural Laboratories, Inc. - World Microcosm Project, 1971-1972
Correspondence of Eric R. Pianka, Assistant Professor, 1971
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CDL2/L329 Correspondence A-Z, 1970-1972
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CDL2/L330 Memorandums
Hubbs, 1970-1971
Dr. Daniel Otte, 1969-1970
Dr. W. Frank Blair, 1969-1970
Correspondence, A-Z
Dr. W. Frank Blair, 1969-1970
Hubbs, 1968-1970
Memorandums - Hubbs, 1969-1970
Correspondence, A-K - Hubbs, 1967-1968
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CDL2/L331 Correspondence
Hubbs, L-Z, 1967-1968
Southwestern Association of Naturalists (SWAN), 1966-1967
SWANEWS, 1967
Correspondence and subject files, 1970-1976
Correspondence, B-D - Hubbs, 1973-1976
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CDL2/L332 Correspondence, E-Z - Hubbs, 1973-1976
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CDL2/L333 Lates niloticus (Nile perch) project, 1972-1975
Exotics correspondence, 1972-1975
Recovery Plan - Big Bend Gambusias Rio Grande Fish Recovery, 1974-1986
Organism charts
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CDL2/L334 Reports, articles, notes, drafts, plans, maps, correspondence, memos, etc.

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