Baker, Rollin H. 2004-03-24

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Rollin Baker talks about his life, about growing up and traveling with his father. He talks about how he became interested in natural history, about his field studies and the life experiences that reinforced his interest in animals, such as the U. S. Navy and his trips to Mexico.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Rollin H. Baker

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Date: March 24, 2004

Location: Eagle Lake, Texas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 02:05:27


Birth information; Family history; His parents; Moving around the country; Zoology interest; Studying at Texas A&M; Developing animal related programs; First trip to the Big Bend National Park; Impressions of the Big Bend National Park; Predators in the Big Bend; Talks about Barton Warnock; Talks about his impressions of Ross Maxwell; The ranches that existed before Big Bend became a national park; The fauna of the Big Bend; His interest in mammalogy at Texas A&M; Research trips to the Texas islands; Going to northern Mexico; Working in the Wildlife Research Unit at A&M; Working with muskrats; Black bears in Texas; A confederate veteran that he met and talked to about the past; How to set up a conservation area for an endangered animal; Talking about habitat protection; Quail hunting; Going to Notre Dame in the Navy program; Navy duties after graduation; Sinking submarines; Identifying birds of the ocean; Identifying whales; Joining the Naval Medical Research; Preparing to research in Pacific; Arriving in Guam; Journals of the collection; A. E. Goldman and Stanley Young on southern Mexico animals; Talking about Stanley Young; Talking about his work with Raymond Hall; Field trips to Mexico; Making good relations with locals in Mexico; Teaching people in Mexico about their work; Students that deserve recognition; Most rewarding part of his work; Field biology; Ideas of how to study animals more effectively; Some animals he studied.

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