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John Janovy, Jr., Biology Papers

Identifier: RG-12-31-10

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of materials related to John Janovy's teaching and writing career, and to his research seeking to "determine how numbers and distributions of parasites are controlled in nature, with a focus on the evolution of life cycles and the consequent movement of parasitic organisms through ecosystems." Materials include correspondence, teaching materials, manuscripts and publications, articles, speeches and presentations, participation in professional organizations, curriculum vitaes, news releases, and news clippings. The papers also include some digital media.


  • 1955-2020


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the papers or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Born on December 27, 1937, John Janovy graduated from Classen High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1955, and obtained his B.S. in Math (1979), M.S. in Zoology (1962), and Ph.D. in Zoology (1965) from the University of Oklahoma. Janovy started his professional career as a teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma in 1962-1963. He became a Special Instructor at the University of Oklahoma in 1965 and a Research Assistant to J.T. Self from 1963-1965. He then became a post-doctoral trainee at Rutgers University in 1965-1966. His career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln started in 1966 where he became an Assistant Professor of Zoology from 1966-1971. He then advanced to Associate Professor of Zoology, 1971-1974 and served as Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences from 1970-1972. In August 1974, he became Professor of Biological Sciences and served in that capacity until 2011. He served as Director of the Cedar Point Biological Station from 1979-1986 and again from 1993-1999, and Interim Director of the University of Nebraska State Museum from 1984-1986 and 1994-1996.


21.75 Linear Feet (33 boxes)

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