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University Libraries and Museum Hosting Book Signing Event

Amanda Castro-Crist

March 28, 2016

The book is the latest special publication of the Natural Science Research Laboratory at the Museum of Texas Tech and focuses on natural history and mammology.

WHAT: Texas Tech University Libraries and the Museum of Texas Tech will host a book signing for the Special Publication, “United States Biological Survey: A Compendium of its History, Personalities, Impacts and Conflicts.” The book is volume 64 of the Natural Science Research Laboratory at the Museum of Texas Tech University and features various papers relating to the history of the U.S. Biological Survey (now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), the field of natural history and the discipline of mammalogy during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Book editors David J. Schmidly, William E. Tydeman and Alfred L. Gardner will be in attendance. Refreshments will be served and copies of the book will be available for purchase.

David Schmidly

WHEN: 4 p.m. Tuesday (March 29)

WHERE: Croslin Room, University Library, 18th Street and Boston Avenue

WHO: Schmidly served as the 13th president of Texas Tech from 2000 to 2002. Before that, he was the vice president of research and graduate studies and was dean of the Graduate School. He received his master's degree from Texas Tech and is an internationally respected researcher. He has been inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame for Science, Mathematics and Technology and has authored or edited hundreds of scientific publications.

William Tydeman is an archivist at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech. His publications include “Conversations with Barry Lopez: Walking the Path of Imagination” and “Llano Estacado: An Island in the Sky.”

Alfred L. Gardner is a research wildlife biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and curator of the National Collection of North American Mammals and the National Collection of Mammal Type Specimens in the National Museum of Natural History in the Smithsonian Institution.

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CONTACT: Bill Tydeman, archivist, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2890 or william.tydeman@ttu.edu