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Finding Aid to the Annie Montague Alexander Papers, 1904-1949
BANC MSS C-B 1003  
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Description
Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence of Annie Montague Alexander, concerning the establishment, work with and gifts to the Museum of Vertebrae Zoology (MVZ) at the University of California, Berkeley. The bulk of the letters are from Joseph Grinnell, the first Director of the MVZ. Other correspondents include Seth Bertram Benson, E. Raymond Hall and Alden H. Miller. Also includes scrapbooks containing photographs and copies of letters written by Alexander and her father, Samuel T. Alexander, while on safari in British East Africa (present-day Kenya) in 1904. Collection does not include correspondence with her companion Louise Kellogg. Papers concerning the establishment and work with the University of California Museum of Paleontology can be found at that museum. Additions (box 4): Contains correspondence (1933-1948), indexes to various Alexander and Kellog collections (location unknown), and numerous plant specimens from Cisco and Lake Tahoe, Calif. The specimens are mounted on card stock listing the name of the plant and the place and date where it was collected.
Background
Annie Montague Alexander was a naturalist, explorer, and patron of the sciences. She founded both the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) and the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) on the Berkeley campus and was the benefactress of those museums for more than 40 years.
Extent
Number of containers: 4 boxes and 2 volumes Linear feet: 2.0
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or reproduce must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
Collection is open for research.