Mina Walther Collection, 1965-2003
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Brief Description: The Mina Walther Collection includes 26 years of newspaper columns and writings on Florida nature and wildlife from the 1970s to 2003. Two books have been compiled from her columns, Nature is Wonderful, in 2006, and Tide Lines: The Sea and its Inhabitants, in 1982. Walther’s articles include narrative descriptions of Florida's wildlife and nature, animal behavior, historical notes, and more. This collection also includes 6 boxes of color slides (approximately 3000) from Walther's travels around the world (1965-1990).
Held at:
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 388-4441
Email: libarc [at] mote.org
Created by: Walther, Mina (1908-2003)
Volume: 14.0 Linear Feet
More information is available at https://dspace.mote.org:8443/dspace/handle/2075/2931
Arrangement: Chronological.
Biographical Note for Walther, Mina (1908-2003) :

As a biology teacher and administrator in Chicago’s public schools Mina Walther (1908-2003) developed an interest in marine biology. Upon retirement she moved to Sarasota, on Florida’s Gulf coast and four years later in 1977 she became a volunteer columnist for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Her essays, titled Tide Lines, were published on Sundays and covered various subjects concerning nature and the environment, including narrative descriptions of animal behavior, mollusks, manta rays, oarfish, and an occasional column on a historical figure or event. 

Her columns were meticulously researched. She spent hours in the public library and at Mote doing research.  Even at the age of 90 she would spend the week writing her column, and hand delivering it to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune each Friday.

Access Restrictions: Open to the public.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions:

Copyright by Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida. It is permitted to use materials on this site for non-commercial educational and personal purposes. You may copy these materials for classroom and personal use, so long as the copies contain all applicable copyright and trademark notices.

For all other uses, please contact the Arthur Vining Davis Library @ (941) 388-4441 ext.333

PreferredCitation: Mina Walther Collection, Arthur Vining Davis Library and Archives, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida, 34236
Finding Aid Revisions: Updated late 2012, early 2013.