4 October 1902 – before 1960
Born: Mound City, Kansas.
Occupation: Malacologist. Assistant Instructor, Kansas University 1925-26; Assistant Zoologit, Pittsburgh 1926-28; Curator, Dept. of Mollusks, Carnegie Museum, 1928-46; Scientific Specialist, U.S. Military, Germany, 1947-49; Research Analyst, I.S. Public Health Service, 1950-53; Research Lab, American Tobacco Co., Richmond, 1953-55; Chemist-Biologist, National Research Council, 1955.
Education: A.B. University of Kansas, 1926; M.S. University of Pittsburgh, 1927; Ph.D. 1929.
Research Interests: Freshwater and land mollusks.
Remarks: Married to Betty Watt Brooks (co-author on a few of his papers). Anodonta brooksiana, a freshwater mussel from Newfoundland named in his honor by van der Schalie, H. (1938. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 27(12):167-170 + 1 plate).
Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.
Brooks, S.T. 1929. Directions for collecting land shells. Carnegie Museum, Invertebrate Zoology Leaflet No. 1. 7 pp.
Brooks, S.T. 1931. Shells and civilization. Carnegie Museum Popular Series 3:1-10.
Brooks, S.T. 1933. Dr. Victor Sterki, 1846-1933. Nautilus 46(4):134-136.
Brooks, S.T. 1936. The land and freshwater Mollusca of Newfoundland. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 25:83-106 + 1 plate.
Brooks, S.T., and B.W. Brooks. 1931. List of types of Pelecypoda in the Carnegie Museum on January 1, 1931. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 20:171-177.
Brooks, S.T., and B.W. Brooks. 1940. Geographical distribution of the recent Mollusca of Newfoundland. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 28:53-75.
Brooks, S.T., and G.M. Kutchka. 1937. Occurence of the family Carychiidae in West Virginia. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 25:155-161.
Brooks, S.T., and G.M. Kutchka. 1938. Art. III. Occurence of the family Pupillidae in West Virginia. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 27:63-85.