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Walter E. Howard Papers

Identifier: TMD349

Content Description

Collection consists of correspondence, memoirs, slides, photographs and ephemera Howard collected.


  • 1943-2006

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The imply Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Walter E. “Howdy” Howard was born on April 9, 1917 in Woodland, California. His mother, MayBelle, was a homemaker and his father, Walter, was a professor. Howard enlisted in the Army after the attack on Pearl Harbor, despite being married and in the midst of a PhD program in Animal Ecology at the University of Michigan. He began his training with Company I of the 87th Infantry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado, and continued training at Fort Ord, California before seeing service with the 10th on Kiska Island in the Aleutians. Howard transferred out of the 10th Mountain Division after the Kiska invasion and continued his military service in Burma with the US Typhus Commission. He was discharged from the Army on January 1, 1946. After the war, Walter completed his PhD from the University of Michigan. He was married to Elizabeth Ann Howard and has three children. Until his retirement, Howard was Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Biology and Animal Ecology at the University of California, Davis.


1 box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Walter Howard; 2000. Gift; Bob and Cathy Crow; 2006. Gift; Casey Howard; 2016.

Walter E. Howard Papers
Keli Schmid
October 15, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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Denver CO 80204 United States