Charles M. Breder Jr. Collection, 1914-2004
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Brief Description: Dr. Charles M. Breder Jr. was a prominent ichthyologist associated with numerous U.S. marine and biological societies and organizations. Breder also served as the interim director of Mote Marine Laboratory in 1967. The collection materials span 1914-2004, with the bulk of the materials covering 1920-1980. This collection includes 28 handwritten field and laboratory journals, a species log from Sandy Hook Bay, New Jersey, a selection of hand-drawn fish illustrations, a personal bibliography and chronology of his work, and two record cartons of photographs depicting research expeditions, sea voyages, marine specimens, and Breder’s colleagues and acquaintances. Finally, the work done by scientists in the early 2000s in transcribing and digitizing sections of Dr. Breder’s journals is included in a series to show context and background for this exciting collection.
Held at:
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 388-4441
Email: libarc [at]
Created by: Breder, Charles M. (Charles Marcus) Jr (1897-1983)
Volume: 19.0 Linear Feet
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Arrangement: This collection is arranged by material type, then alphabetically and chronologically within each series.
Biographical Note for Breder, Charles M. (Charles Marcus) Jr (1897-1983) : Dr. Charles M. Breder Jr. was an experimental and behavioral ichthyologist. Dr. Breder’s pioneering research in ichthyology helped draw attention to the west coast of Florida. He was the mentor and long-time friend of Mote’s founder, Dr. Eugenie Clark, who is known world-wide as the “Shark Lady.” He served as interim director of Mote Marine Laboratory in 1967 and spent many years as research associate in residence and member of the board of directors at Mote.
Subject Index
American Museum of Natural History
Andros Island (Bahamas)
Battery Park (New York)
Bimini Islands (Bahamas)
bird banding
blue holes (Andros Island, Bahamas)
Breder, Ethel
Cabbage Key (Florida)
Cape Haze Marine Laboratory (Cape Haze, Fla.)
Carnegie Institute of Washington -- Tortugas Laboratory
Charlotte Harbor (Fla.)
Clark, Eugenie
Dry Tortugas (Fla.)
fish locomotion
flying fishes
Key West (Fla.)
larval fishes
Lerner Marine Laboratory (Bimini, Bahamas)
Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas (Florida)
Mexican blind cave fish
Nassau (Bahamas)
New York Academy of Sciences
New York Aquarium
New York Zoological Society
Palmetto Key (Florida)
Sandy Hook (New Jersey)
Sargasso Sea
Statue of Liberty
United States -- Bureau of Fisheries
West Indies - West Indies, British
Woods Hole (Massachusetts)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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PreferredCitation: Charles M. Breder Collection, Arthur Vining Davis Library and Archives, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida, 34236