Douglas H. Pimlott fonds

Title: Douglas H. Pimlott fonds

Dates of creation: 1913-1987

Physical description: 9.44 metres of textual and other material

Biographical Sketch: Douglas Humphreys Pimlott was born in Quyon, Quebec in 1920 and died in 1978.  After military service in World War II, he earned a BSc in Forestry (University of New Brunswick, 1949), an MSc in Wildlife Management (1954, University of Wisconsin) and a PhD in Zoology and Wildlife Management (1959, University of Wisconsin). He was employed in wildlife research and management for the Newfoundland government (1950-1957) and wolf research for the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests (1958-1962). He joined the Department of Zoology of the University of Toronto in 1962 where he conducted research on wolves, parks and wilderness, and environmental problems in the Arctic. He was involved in many national and international conservation organizations.

Scope and contentBriefs, press releases, reports, correspondence, field notes, lecture notes, manuscripts, articles, publications, maps, photoprints, sound recordings of addresses, brochures, films, and other material documenting Prof. Pimlott's activities as a professor in the Dept. of Zoology and his work with various environmental organizations including Pollution Probe at the University of Toronto, the World Wildlife Fund, the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Nature Resources, among others. Includes material relating to provincial commissions and committees (Newfoundland and Ontario) of which he was a member, and includes files on areas of his major research interest: the environment (oil, pollution, Alaska pipeline, pesticides), water policy, provincial resources, and northern development. The field notes are from his study of the moose population in Newfoundland.

Finding Aids: Series description (B1995-0003)

Access: Open

Accession number: B1978-0020, B1990-0023, B1995-0003