Herbert Keightley Job (1864-1933), minister, lecturer, author, ornithologist, and pioneer wildlife photographer was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He traveled often in wilder areas of North America in connection with his scientific interests and attained wide recognition for his wildlife photography.
Between 1908 and 1914, he served as State Ornithologist of Connecticut and member of the faculty of the Connecticut Agricultural College (today, University of Connecticut, Storrs), and between 1914-1924, he was economic ornithologist in charge of the Department of Applied Ornithology. From 1918, he served as Director of the Summer School and the Ornithological Experimental Station of the National Association of Audubon Societies, Amston, Connecticut. Between 1926 and 1930, he was Field Agent for South Carolina of the National Association of Audubon Societies and State Director of Nature Conservation Education, South Carolina.
Description of Job’s notebooks and correspondence and an inventory of the lantern slides housed in the Watkinson Library