Guide to the Records of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 1908-1949

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Guide to the Records of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 1908-1949

Collection number: CU-120

University Archives, The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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  • University Archives
  • The Bancroft Library
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
  • Phone: (510) 642-2933
  • Fax: (510) 642-7589
  • Email: uarchive@library.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/UARC/
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The Bancroft Library staff
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© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

Container List

 

Correspondence between Annie Montague Alexander and museum directors, 1908-1949.

Additional Note

Includes correspondence with Joseph Grinnell, E. Raymond Hall and Alden H. Miller.
box 1

1908-1932

box 2

1933-1949

 

Typescript and ms notes for Game Birds of California (1918)

box-folder 3:1-8

Typescript for book

 

Manuscript of book

box-folder 3:9-4:81

Arranged in same order as in published book.

box-folder 4:82

Private ownership in land and the sale of wild game and fish, by Ernest Schaeffle: typescript

box-folder 4:83

Outline of proposed work upon the game birds of California, 1913-15: typescript

box-folder 4:84

Miscellaneous unsorted notes.

 

Manuscript notes for Animal Life in the Yosemite (1924)

box-folder 5:1-6:85

Arranged in same order as in published book.

box-folder 6:85

Miscellaneous unsorted notes

box-folder 6:86

Unsorted notes on birds

 

Related papers by Grinnell and Storer

box-folder 6:88

Reptiles and amphibians of Yosemite National Park

box-folder 6:89

Mammals of Yosemite National Park

box-folder 6:90

Some birds of Yosemite National Park

box-folder 6:91

Life zones of the Yosemite region

box-folder 6:92

The value, care and use of animal life in national parks

box-folder 6:93

The pocket gopher of the Sierra Nevada as agents of cultivation and denudation

 

Miscellaneous related papers

box-folder 6:94

Checklist of mammals of the Yosemite region

box-folder 6:95

Mammals and summer birds of Yosemite National Park

box-folder 6:96

Anthony brown towhee (Pipilo cressalis senicula A.): not in published book

 

Photographs for Vertebrate Natural History of a Section of Northern California through the Lassen Peak Region (1930)

box-folder 6:97-99

135 photographs mounted on board, annotated with plate number of published version; incomplete set.

 

Manuscript notes for Fur-bearing Mammals of California (1937)

box-folder 6:100-111

Arranged in same order as in published book.