Choate, Jerry 2005-10-13

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Jerry Choate talks about his life, especially his career as a student at the University of Kansas and as a professor at different institutions, about his field work and collections of specimens, meaningful people in his life, and stories about some of his friends.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Jerry "J.R." Choate

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Date: October 13, 2005

Location: Hays, Kansas

Interviewer: David Marshall

Length: 02:00:57


Introduction; His family; His dad in the army and his death; Mother remarried; Living poor in his childhood; Interacting with Native Americans; Field trips; His early education; Professor that made an impact on his life; Getting kicked out of the university; Being a rebel; How he meet his wife; His college experience; How he got accepted to the University of Kansas; Raymond Hawking; Fieldwork with Hawking; Hawking specimen collection; Experience with Professor Knox Jones; Description of Knox Jones; Knox going to Texas Tech; Hugh Genoways; Carl Philips; Robert Baker; Robert Packer; His experience at the University of Connecticut; The collection at the University of Connecticut; Moving to Fort Hays State University; Responsibilities with the mammal collection; Improving the university programs; Finding a new museum; Story about the new building; Things needed for the museum; Raising money for the University; 1998 award; Specimen count in Kansas; Comparing natural history museums; Problems in natural history museums; Field biology at Fort Hays State University; Interest in the Plains mammals; Technology changes; Armadillos; Animal cognizance and behavior; Conservation; E. Raymond Hall.

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