Finding aid to the Lloyd P. Tevis papers MVZA.MSS.0257

Finding aid prepared by Greg Borman
The processing of this collection was made possible through funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources' "Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives" Project.
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building
University of California
Berkeley
mvzarchives@berkeley.edu
March 2014


Descriptive Summary

Title: Lloyd P. Tevis papers
Identifier/Call Number: MVZA.MSS.0257
Contributing Institution: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1922-1956
Abstract: The Lloyd P. Tevis papers include field notes spanning the years 1939-1950, as well as correspondence dating from 1922-1956.
Creator: Tevis, Lloyd P. (Lloyd Pacheco), 1916-2002

Administrative Information

Conditions governing access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions governing use

Copyright restrictions may apply. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives in writing for approval. Please contact the Museum Archivist for further information.

Preferred citation

[Identification of item], Lloyd P. Tevis papers, MVZA.MSS.0257, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Biographical/historical note

Lloyd P. Tevis (1916-2002) graduated from UC Berkeley in 1939 with a major in Zoology. Serving in the army during World War II, around this time Tevis did research at Hastings Natural History Reservation, a Biological Field Station of the University of California and the MVZ. He primarily studied mammals throughout his lifetime, with his most prominent publications being The Dusky-footed Wood Rat, co-authored with Jean Lindsdale and published in 1951, and California Grizzly, co-authored with Tracy I. Storer and published in 1955. Following his time with UC Berkeley, Tevis worked as a biologist with UC Davis and served as the reserve manager & resident research scientist of UC Riverside's Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center in Palm Desert, CA from 1959-1973.
Sources Consulted:
“Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center: Tevis Research Center.” University of California Natural Reserve System. Accessed March 31, 2014. http://deepcanyon.ucnrs.org/Tevis.html 
Correspondence, Lloyd P. Tevis papers, MVZA.MSS.0257, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and contents note

The Lloyd P. Tevis papers consist of three standard-bound volumes of fieldnotes and one additional section within a standard-bound volume containing works by multiple biologists. These volumes include specimen, habitat, and map sketches and span the years 1939-1950. There are also three folders containing correspondence ranging from the years 1922-1956. Subjects include his publications, fieldwork, and related topics.

Arrangement note

The collection has been arranged in the following series: Field notes and Correspondence. There are no subseries.

Related archival materials

Materials relating to this collection within the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives include the Hastings Natural History Reservation collection  (MVZA.MSS.0118).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Biological specimens--Collection and preservation.
Biological specimens--Identification
Biology Fieldwork
Cataloging--Specimens.
Field notes
Mammalogy--Fieldwork.
Scientific expeditions--California
Scientific expeditions--Mexico
Scientific expeditions--Oregon
Scientific expeditions--Washington
University of California (1868-1952). Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Collection Contents

 

Field notes 1939-1950

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4.0 Volumes
1

Volume 1 1700 1939

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 66.0 Pages
1, Section 1

California, Oregon, Washington: Catalog #1-225; Itinerary; Species Accounts, Mammals 1700_s1 1939

Physical Description: 62.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #5908. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Plumas County
North America, United States, California, Siskiyou County
North America, United States, Oregon, Crook County
North America, United States, Oregon, Gilliam County
North America, United States, Oregon, Hood River County
North America, United States, Oregon, Lake County
North America, United States, Oregon, Morrow County
North America, United States, Oregon, Sherman County
North America, United States, Oregon, Umatilla County
North America, United States, Oregon, Wasco County
North America, United States, Washington, Benton County
North America, United States, Washington, Columbia County
North America, United States, Washington, Klickitat County
North America, United States, Washington, Skamania County
North America, United States, Washington, Walla Walla County
2

Volume 2 1742 1941-1941

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.0 Pages
2, Section 1

Lower California 1742_s1 1941-1941

Physical Description: 5.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #6805. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

This section bound with field notes by other creators, including L.W. Breed, J. Failla, W.M. Longhurst, A.S. Loukashkin, and W.F. Wood.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, Mexico, Baja California
North America, Mexico, Baja California Sur
3

Volume 3 1701 1948

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 189.0 Pages
3, Section 1

Baja California: Catalog #501-1161; Journal 1701_s1 1948

Physical Description: 186.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #7959. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, Mexico, Baja California
North America, Mexico, Baja California Sur
4

Volume 4 1702 1950

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 104.0 Pages
4, Section 1

Catalog #1-60 1702_s1 1950

Physical Description: 3.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #8276. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.
4, Section 2

Itinerary 1702_s2 1950

Physical Description: 13.0 Pages

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, Gulf of California, Mexico, Baja California, Gulf of California Islands, Isla San Geronimo
North America, Gulf of California, Mexico, Baja California, Gulf of California Islands, Isla San Martin
North America, Mexico, Baja California Sur
North America, Mexico, Baja California, Isla Cedros
North America, Mexico, Baja California, Islas San Benito, Isla San Benito [East]
North America, Mexico, Baja California, Islas San Benito, Isla San Benito [West]
4, Section 3

Indices to Species Accounts; Table of porpoises collected; Species Accounts: Sea mammals, Land mammals, Reptiles and amphibians, Birds 1702_s3 1950

Physical Description: 84.0 Pages
 

Correspondence 1922-1956

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.0 Folder
1, Folder 1

Correspondence 1939-1949

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
1, Folder 2

Correspondence 1950-1956

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
1, Folder 3

Grizzly bear correspondence 1922-1951

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder