Lyle Hubbard graduated from Linfield College in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science degree. With interests in archaeology and forensics in particular, he has held positions both in the field and teaching at institutions such as Portland Community College, Oregon State University, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and others. After graduation, Hubbard pursued various education paths, earning advanced degrees in biology, oceanography, and physical anthropology. His advisors included Ken Bennett at the University of Oregon and Grover Krantz at Washington State University, under whom Hubbard earned his Ph.D. in physical anthropology. Apart from higher education, Hubbard worked with William Bass of the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility in Knoxville (a forensic "body farm") in the 1980s, the Oregon Bureau of Land Management, as well as with Grover Krantz in 1994 to disprove a Bigfoot case.
This collection is a digital representation of several thousand 35-millimeter color slides used to document, characterize, and teach about forensics and physical anthropology field work. A small sample of images is available online. For additional historical background and collection inventory, please see the Guide to the Lyle Hubbard Slide Collection 1960-2000.