Leon H. Kelso Papers
Leon H. Kelso received his bachelors degree from the University of Denver in 1929, and a masters degree from Cornell University in 1938. He specialized in ornithology and was the author of over 70 articles and books on that subject. He also was a translator of Russian, and translated many books and articles from that language.
The collection at the University of Denver Special Collections and Archives contains reports Kelso completed during his time at DU, together with his translation of Russian geographer P. P. Semenov, a copy of Kelso's "Biological Leaflet No. 19" and a transcript of Kelso's mother's diary.
- Kelso, Leon H., 1907-1982 (Person)
0.5 Linear Feet (1 half letter document box)
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Biographical / Historical
Leon H. Kelso was born September 4, 1907 in Gretna, Kansas. The family moved to Colorado in 1920. Leon Kelso received his B.A. from the University of Denver in 1929 and an M.A. from Cornell University in 1938. He was an expert ornithology. He worked in Washington, D.D. for the Bureau of Biological Survey. He wrote widely on the subject of ornithology, and also became a translator of Russian, translating several works from that language.
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