William L. Robinson papers
MSS-191

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Robinson, William Laughlin, 1933-
Title
William L. Robinson papers
ID
MSS-191
Date [inclusive]
1950-1992
Extent
3.0 Cubic feet
Language

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item] in the William L. Robinson papers, MSS-191, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical Note

A native of the Upper Peninsula town of Ironwood, Michigan, William Laughlin Robinson was born in 1933. Robinson graduated from Marquette's Graveraet High School, earned his B.S. in game management from Michigan State University, his M.S. in wildlife biology from the University of Maine in 1959, and his Ph.D. in zoology at the University of Toronto. He also did post-doctoral work in systems ecology at San Diego State University. He served as an alto saxophone player at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Fort Shatter, Hawaii, from 1954 to 1956.

Robinson served as a professor of Biology at Northern Michigan University from 1964 until his retirement in 1998. He is a nationally know authority on wildlife management and has published dozens of articles in professional journals. Robinson has published several books, including "Wildlife Ecology and Management," the leading text in the field, and the well-received "Fool Hen, the Spruce Grouse on the Yellow Dog Plains," a monograph resulting from research done in the field.

Some biographical information taken from Robinson's work "Fishing with My Uncles."

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains field research notes and data compiled by Dr. William L. Robinson of the Northern Michigan University Biology Department. Significant topics include St. Mary's Mammals, Citizens to Save Superior Shorelines, Spruce Grouse research, and Ruffed Grouse research. The collection includes reports, correspondence, photographs, and manuscripts from 1950 to 1992.

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Arrangement note

Item is unprocessed and remains in original order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 6/17/2010

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Revision Description

  6/17/2010

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of William L. Robinson in 1998.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Citizens to Save the Superior Shoreline.
  • Northern Michigan University. Dept. of Biology.

Subject(s)

  • Birds--Michigan--Upper Peninsula--Photographs.
  • Environmental protection--Michigan--Marquette.
  • Political activists--Michigan--Marquette.
  • Wildlife conservation.
  • Wildlife management.

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Collection Inventory

Papers Box 1 of 2 1965 - 1981 

Box
17-05-06

St. Mary's Mammals - Contracts 1979-1980 

St. Mary's Mammals - Contracts 1979-1980 

St. Mary's Mammals - Contracts 1979-1980 

Citizens to Save Superior Shoreline (circa 1969) 

Citizens to Save Superior Shoreline 1969-1971 

Citizens to Save Superior Shoreline 1969 

Grouse Habitat - Winter Data 

Spruce Grouse Research - Trip Records 

Trip Records 1968 

Ground Cover - Random Sample (1966) 

Capture Records 

Ground Cover - Spruce Grouse 

Spruce Grouse Capture Records - 1966 

Spruce Grouse Capture Records - 1967 

Spruce Grouse Capture Records - 1968 

Spruce Grouse Capture Records - 1969 

Spruce Grouse Capture Records - 1970 

Spruce Grouse Capture Records - 1971 

Spruce Grouse Capture Records - 1973 

Ruffed Grouse Site Records - 1965-1966 

Ruffed Grouse Site Records - 1967 

Ruffed Grouse Site Records - 1968 

Ruffed Grouse Site Records - 1969 

Spruce Grouse Research - Trip Records 

Trip Records 

Spruce Grouse Research - Predation Records 

Spruce Grouse Research Site Records - 1965 

Spruce Grouse Research Site Records - 1966 

Spruce Grouse Research Site Records - 1967 

Spruce Grouse Research Site Records - 1968 

Spruce Grouse Research Site Records - 1969 

Spruce Grouse Research Site Records - 1970 

Spruce Grouse Research Site Records - 1971-1972 

Spruce Grouse Research Site Records - 1973-1975 

Spruce Grouse Research Site Records - 1976 

Hunting Spruce Grouse Questionaires 

Spruce Grouse Blood Data 

Analysed Data on Territoires 

Grouse Development Data 

Telemetry Records 

Number of Times sighted and Population Estimates 

Spruce Grouse Adult Data 

Spruce Grouse Life Table 

Identification of Band Combinations and Age of Young 

Spruce Grouse Nests 

Moulting Data - Adults 

Spruce Grouse Eggs 

Grouse Diseases and Mortality - Data 

Grouse Seminar 

Grouse Seminar 

Shrub and Small Tree Data 

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Papers Box 2 of 2 1965 - 1981 

Box
17-05-07

Bondage Research Problems 

Maps 

Maxwells Problem 

Delongechamp - Click Data 

Final Report 1980-81 

Draft Report 1981 

Draft Report 1981 

Draft Report 1981 

St. Mary's River Draft Report 1982 

St. Mary's River Draft Report 1982 

St. Mary's River Draft Report 1982 

St. Mary's River Mammals - Report 1980 

Misc. Speech Material - St. Mary's 

Misc. Speech Material - St. Mary's 

Final Report 1981-1982 

1st Draft - Potential Effects of Icebreaking Activities Associated with Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway Extended winter Navigation on Movements of Large Land Mammals in Eastern Lake Superior and St. Mary's River Area 

Journal of Mammology 

Mammal Studies - Manuscripts circa 1980s 

Draft - Final Report Copy St. Mary's River Mammal 

Monthly Progress Reports - circa 1982 

Sault Stuff 1981 

Effects of Winter Navigation on Waterfowl and Raptors in the St. Mary's River Area - September 1981 

St. Marys River Mammal Studies 

St. Marys River Mammal Studies 

St. Mary's river Mammal Study 

St. Mary's River - Whitefish Bay Mammal Study 1981 

St. Mary's River Bird Studies - Correspondence and Reports 

St. Mary's River Bird Studies - Correspondence and Reports 

St. Mary's River Bird Studies - Correspondence and Reports 

St. Mary's River Bird Studies - Correspondence and Reports 

St. Mary's River 

St. Mary's River 

Winter Navigation - General 

Winter Navigation - General 

1980 Draft - Potential Effects of Winter Navigation on Movements of Large Land Mammals in Eastern Lake Superior and St. Mary's River Area 

Final Copy - Literature and Information Search Concerning Potential Effects of Icebreaking Activities Associated with Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Seaway Exteuded winter navigation on Movement of Large Land Mammals in the Eastern Lake Superior and St. Mary's River Area 

Draft - Effects of Winter Navigation on Waterfowl and Raptors in the St. Mary's River Area 

Literature and Information Search Concerning Potential Effects of Icebreaking Activities with Great Lakes - St. Lawerence Seaway Extended Winter Navigation on Movement of Large Land Mammals in the Eastern Lake Superior and St. Mary's River Area - Final Copy 

Winter Navigation - Speech 

Track Data from Whitefish Bay and the St. Mary's River, Jan - March 1981; St. Mary's River Map 

St. Mary's River FInal Report 

Eastern Lake Superior and St. Mary's River Area Maps 

Extra Junk Copies - 1981 report 

Extra Junk Copies - 1981 report 

Maps - Sault Ste. Marie Area 

Maps - Sault Ste. Marie Area 

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Univ Series Photos 1950 - 1985 

Box
35-03-30 LRC

Nature--Birds (1 of 4) 

Nature--Birds (2 of 4) 

Nature--Birds (3 of 4) 

Nature--Birds (4 of 4) 

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Papers Box 1 of 1 1970-1992 

Box
17-04-05

Field research notes and data 

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