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Guide to the Records of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 1908-1949
CU-120  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Records of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology,
    Date (inclusive): 1908-1949
    Collection Number: CU-120
    Creator: University of California (1868-1952). Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
    Extent: Number of containers: 6 boxes
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Records of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, CU-120, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    Boxes 1-2: Correspondence of Annie M. Alexander and museum directors, Joseph Grinnell, E. Raymond Hall, and Alden H. Miller, 1908-1949; Boxes 3-6: Manuscripts, drawings, photographs for some of the Museum's contributions: The game birds of California, by Joseph Grinnell, Harold Child Bryant and Tracy Irwin Storer, 1918; Animal life in the Yosemite, by Joseph Grinnell and Tracy Irwin Storer, 1924; Vertebrate natural history of a section of northern California through the Lassen Peak region, by Joseph Grinnell, Joseph Dixon and Jean M. Linsdale, 1930; and Fur-bearing mammals of California, by Joseph Grinnell, Joseph Dixon and Jean M. Linsdale, 1937.

    Scope and Content

    These papers consist of an extensive set of correspondence between Annie Montague Alexander and the directors of the museum between 1908 and 1949 and typescripts, manuscripts and notes for some of the publications issued as "Contributions from the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology."
    The correspondence provides a record of Alexander's continuing support of the Museum, both through her own work and interests and through her monetary contributions.
    The publications documented here are primarily the work of Joseph Grinnell and others:
    The game birds of California, by Joseph Grinnell, Harold Child Bryant and Tracy Irwin Storer. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1918.
    Animal life in the Yosemite ... by Joseph Grinnell and Tracy Irwin Storer. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1924.
    Vertebrate natural history of a section of northern California through the Lassen Peak region, by Joseph Grinnell, Joseph Dixon, and Jean M. Linsdale. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1930.
    Fur-bearing mammals of California ... by Joseph Grinnell, Joseph S. Dixon, and Jean M. Linsdale. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1937.
    For the Lassen book there is in the collection only a partial set of the photographs used in the final publication, but for the other works there are sometimes extensive notes for each of the species in addition to the text as published. These notes may include a record of sightings, records of stomach contents and other information, sometimes extensive, not included in the final text. Some folders, however, consist of only the basic description.