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Roanoke College the First Hundred Years

Roanoke College Freshwater Fish Collection

The Roanoke College Freshwater Fishes of Virginia slide collection represents a digitized collection of over 800 photographic slides collected by Dr. Robert Jenkins and Noel Burkhead and others.

The slides were shot largely in the early to mid-1980’s, and represent specimens of fish from all over Virginia and neighboring states. The slides were originally the illustrative plates contained in Dr. Jenkins and Mr. Burkhead’s 1994 publication Freshwater Fishes of Virginia.

The geospatial data recorded in this collection is derived from the catalog for the entire Roanoke College fish specimen collection catalog which was compiled into a spreadsheet by Roanoke College student Katelyn Bockwoldt ’16. The data was transcribed from jarred specimens, then matched with the margin notes on the slides. The slide collection represents a small fraction of the total collection of over 4,500 jarred specimens.