MC 00119 Guide to the Reinard Harkema Papers, 1936-1978

This collection is arranged in three series: Correspondence, Recommendations, and Other Professional Papers and Materials.
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The Reinard Harkema correspondence series contains professional correspondence written and received during Harkema's term as Professor of Zoology at North Carolina State University, 1936-1978. These papers document Harkema's correspondence with students, lawmakers, and colleagues in zoology and parasitology at N.C. State and other institutions. Notable correspondents include David A. Becker, Alva H. Harris, Reginald D. Manwell, and Sturgis McKeever.
[Box 1, Folder 1] A
[Box 1, Folder 2] Ba-Be
[Box 1, Folder 3] Becker
[Box 1, Folder 4] Bi-By
[Box 1, Folder 5] Ca-Ch
[Box 1, Folder 6] Cl-Cu
[Box 1, Folder 7] D
[Box 1, Folder 8] E
[Box 1, Folder 9] F
[Box 2, Folder 1] G
[Box 2, Folder 2] Ha-He
[Box 2, Folder 3] Harris, Alva
[Box 2, Folder 4] Hi-Hu
[Box 2, Folder 5] I-J
[Box 2, Folder 6] K
[Box 3, Folder 1] L
[Box 3, Folder 2] M
[Box 3, Folder 3] Manwell, Reginald D.
[Box 3, Folder 4] Mc
[Box 3, Folder 5] McKeever, Sturgis
[Box 3, Folder 6] N-O
[Box 3, Folder 7] P
[Box 4, Folder 1] Q-R
[Box 4, Folder 2] Sa-Sl
[Box 4, Folder 3] Sm-Su
[Box 4, Folder 4] T
[Box 4, Folder 5] U-V
[Box 4, Folder 6] W
[Box 4, Folder 7] X-Z
This series is CLOSED until 1 January 2054.
The Reinard Harkema recommendations series, 1950-1978, is comprised of letters of recommendation written by Harkema for his students, as well as student letters to Harkema, requesting recommendations.
[Box 5, Folder 1] A
[Box 5, Folder 2] B
[Box 5, Folder 3] C
[Box 5, Folder 4] D-E
[Box 5, Folder 5] F-G
[Box 5, Folder 6] H
[Box 5, Folder 7] I-K
[Box 5, Folder 8] L-M
[Half Box 6, Folder 1] N-R
[Half Box 6, Folder 2] S-T
[Half Box 6, Folder 3] U-Z
The Reinard Harkema series of other professional papers and materials includes requests for reprints of Harkema's articles; handbooks, programs, and proceedings from various North Carolina Academy of Science events and meetings; a photograph album with pictures of Harkema's comparative anatomy classes between 1966 and 1975; and a book titled Jukes-Edwards: A Study in Education and Heredity, by A. E. Winship.
[Box 7, Folder 1] Harkema article reprints
[Box 7, Folder 2] Academy of Science
[Box 7, Folder 3] Comparative Anatomy Class Photo Album
[Box 7, Folder 4] Miscellaneous Professional Papers
[Box 7, Folder 5] Jukes-Edwards by A.E. Winship


3.25 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

6 archival boxes and one archival half box


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Acquisitions Information

Gift of Mrs. Reinard Harkema, 1979 January 15 (Accession no. 1979-0013).


Processed by: Anna R. Craft;machine-readable finding aid created by: Anna R. Craft

Scope and Content Note

The Reinard Harkema papers contain student recommendations, student photos, professional correspondence, and other professional papers associated with Harkema's tenure as Professor of Zoology at North Carolina State University, 1936 to 1978. Letters make up the bulk of the written collection, with notable correspondence between Harkema and David A. Becker, Alva Harris, Reginald D. Manwell, and Sturgis McKeever. Other material includes handbooks, programs, and proceedings from various North Carolina Academy of Science events and meetings; and a photograph album with pictures of Harkema's comparative anatomy classes between 1966 and 1975.

Biographical Note

Reinard Harkema (1910-1978) received his A.B. from Calvin College and his Ph.D. in 1935 from Duke University. Harkema taught at North Carolina State University from 1936 to 1978 as professor of zoology with a specialization in parasitology of wild animals. In addition to classroom teaching, he headed the pre-dental and pre-medical program in the Department of Zoology. During World War II he served in the U.S. Medical Corps as a parasitologist, and was a consultant to the Air Force following the war. In 1956, Dr. Harkema was elected president of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences, and in 1969 he received the NCSU Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor Award.

Access to Collection

This collection has restricted access. Series 2, Recommendations, is CLOSED until 1 January 2054. The remainder of the collection is open for research; access requires at least 24 hours advance notice.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Reinard Harkema Papers, MC 119, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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