15 linear feet.
This collection contains the papers of Dr. Joseph F. Fitzpatrick Jr. and includes professional correspondence; field notes from field work in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana; specimen catalogues; research grant applications; and manuscripts for various articles. Much of the correspondence and many of the articles were written by Horton Hobbs III and his father, Horton Hobbs Jr. Professional diaries (1975-1977), two travel diaries (1990), and a number of photographs and slides of specimens are also included.
Dr. Joseph F. Fitzpatrick Jr., a native of New Orleans, La., received his B.S. in zoology in 1959 and M.S. in zoology in 1961, both from Tulane University. After completing his Ph. D. in biology in 1964 at the University of Virginia, Fitzpatrick's attention focused on ecology and decapod crustaceans, performing the majority of his research with crawfish. After teaching at Mississippi State University and Randolph-Macon Woman's College, he moved to Mobile, Ala., and taught at the University of South Alabama for twenty-five years until retiring in 1998.
This manuscript group includes materials originally accessioned as Mss. 4945.
Box 20 restricted until July 6, 2026.
Joseph F. Fitzpatrick Jr. Papers, Mss. 4945, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.
Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
In English, with some correspondence in German and Russian.
Finding aid available.