Frank Mace MacFarland Opisthobranchiate Molluscan Collection

Frank Mace MacFarland was a member of Stanford faculty for almost sixty years. His long and intensive study of the nudibranchs brought Dr. MacFarland world-wide recognition as an authority on the life and habits of these animals. In the early summer of 1892 Dr. MacFarland came to Stanford as an instructor and advanced student, less than a year after the University first opened. During his long association with the University, Dr. MacFarland contributed much to its development. He played a leading role in organizing the Hopkins Seaside Laboraory (now Hopkins Marine Station) in Pacific Grove, of which he was in charge from 1910 to 1913 and co-director from 1915 to 1917, and in which he maintained an active interest throughout the remainder of his life.

The Harold A. Miller Library at Hopkins Marine Station houses the MacFarland collection. It consists of 119 bound volumes and 584 unbound reprints. The bound volumes are being added to Stanford’s Socrates catalog and can be pulled as a group by searching for “MacFarland Opisthobranchiate Mollusca Collection”. The citations for materials contained in the reprint collection are on the web page and include materials published between 1802 and 1969. The reprint list is complete, but I still need to do some clean up of some of the non-English characters that did not translate well. The URL for the page is:

http://library.stanford.edu/depts/miller/collections/MacFarland_Collection.html

-Joe Wible, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University

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