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Woodbury, Angus M. (Angus Munn), 1886-

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1886-1964

Biographical History

Angus M. Woodbury (1886-1964) was a writer in Utah and professor of Biology.

Angus M. Woodbury was born in Saint George, Utah on July 11, 1886 to John Taylor Woodbury and Mary Evans Woodbury. He attended the Brigham Young University in 1906, after which he became assistant Forest Ranger in 1908. He married Grace Atkin on January 15, 1909. They had six children.

Woodbury retired from the forest service in 1920, having advanced to that of deputy supervisor. From 1920 to 1926 he was engaged in agricultural work and was teaching assistant at Dixie Junior College. In 1926 he again attended Brigham Young University, graduating in 1927 with a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in zoology. In the fall of 1927 Dr. Woodbury began his graduate work in zoology at the University of Utah. He was granted a Master of Science Degree in the spring of 1928. After serving as an instructor in 1929 he made preparations to continue his training in zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, from which institution he graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in 1931. In 1925 he was appointed Park Naturalist at Zion National Park which position he held during the summers until 1933. While serving as a pioneer naturalist, he became interested in ecology, which resulted in his two major contributions in this field: Biotic Relationships of Zion Canyon, Utah with Special Reference to Succession, 1933, and Principles of General Ecology, 1953. In 1931 Woodbury attained the rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, and advanced to Associate Professor in 1939, and Professor in 1942. He was made head of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology in 1948 and retired as Emeritus professor in 1952. In 1957 he was made director of Ecological Research on the Colorado River Project which position he held until 1964. Professor Woodbury's publications, which include several books, number over 100 and cover a wide range of subject matter, from Utah history to bird classifications, history of national parks, and catalogs of reptiles. Professor Woodbury was an active and enthusiastic supporter of a number of professional organizations, including being a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Ornithological Union (member of the council of this organization), Herpetological League, Utah Academy, Science, Arts and Letters, and a member of various other organizations related to biological studies, such as the Nature Conservancy, American Museum Natural History, and Audubon Society Program in Utah.

Angus Munn Woodbury and his wife both died on August 1, 1964.

Citation

Tanner, Vasco. "Angus Munn Woodbury," The Great Basin Naturalist, Vol. XXV, No. 3-4. Accessed via WWW, April 23, 2013. https://ojs.lib.byu.edu/ojs/index.php/wnan/article/viewFile/3143/3486

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Ann W. Hafen collection of poetry by others

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains poetry written by others collected by Hafen.
Dates: 1880-1980

Ann W. Hafen diaries, 1914-1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains diaries kept by Hafen between 1914 and 1970.
Dates: 1914-1970

Ann W. Hafen family papers

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents Contains papers to Hafen's family, particularly the Woodbury side. Includes correspondence and family history.
Dates: 1880-1980

Ann W. Hafen papers, 1880-1980

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1768
Scope and Contents Contains Ann's personal files, including: daily journals, desk calendars, and other autobiographical material; early life memorabilia and school papers (elementary through university); personal and professional correspondence; manuscript files, primarily poetry, but also articles and shorts stories (including the collection 'Campfire Frontier'), plays and radio dramas (My Wife Shall Be A Lady, One More American, Quenched Fire, Son of Bird Woman, etc.), other radio programs, and music;...
Dates: 1880-1980

Ann W. Hafen personal correspondence

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains incoming and outgoing personal correspondence with Hafen.
Dates: 1880-1980

Ann W. Hafen personal papers

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes desk calendars; autobiographical notebooks; papers related to education from elementary school to college and beyond; and academic conferences attended.
Dates: 1880-1980

Ann W. Hafen poetry

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains drafts, notes, and other papers related to poetry written by Hafen.
Dates: 1880-1980

Ann W. Hafen societies

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents Contains papers related to societied in which Hafen was a member or otherwise affiliated. Includes papers related to poetry, literary, academic, historical, civic, political, cultural and religious societies.
Dates: 1880-1980

Ann W. Hafen writings

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1768 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents Contains various writings by Hafen. Includes historical articales, short stories, stories published in "Campfire Frontier," plays, radio programs, music, notes on writing instruction, printed works, personal notes, and research material.
Dates: 1880-1980

The United Order

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1027
Scope and Contents Typewritten history of the United Order of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The date of composition for the item is unknown.
Dates: ca. 1950