The University of North Carolina Herbarium
(NCU) has approximately a dozen botanical specimens collected
by McAtee. He was particularly interested in Viburnum,
and he authored A review of the nearctic Viburnum
in 1956. NCU has many Viburnums that he collected at the C.C.
Deam Arboretum in Bluffton, Indiana.
According to the Harvard Herbaria database
of botanists, both the United States National Herbarium (US) and
New York Botanical Garden (NY) have botanical specimens collected
by McAtee. Surprisingly, there is no evidence that McAtee deposited
specimens Indiana University (IND), his alma mater.
US holds the type of Opuntia macateei
Britton & Rose, collected by McAtee in 1910 in Aranas County,
Waldo Lee McAtee was born in Indiana, and
earned both his undergraduate and masters degree Indiana University.
He is best known for his scientific work on birds, but was also
an accomplished entomologist and botanist. He is best remembered
for his efforts to conserve birds and their habitats. He was the
founding editor of Wildlife Review and of Journal
of Wildlife Management. He retired to Chapel Hill, North
Carolina in 1947, and died there in 1962.
For more information on Waldo Lee McAtee,
brief biographical sketch and timeline
Kalmbach (1963) In
Memoriam: W.L. McAtee. The Auk 80: 474-485.
to the Waldo Lee McAtee Papers, Indiana University Digital