Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals

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This collection includes field journals and specimen catalogs from multiple collectors who worked for the Fish and Wildlife Services' Bird and Mammal Laboratories. Field books were created by an extensive number of individuals, collecting across the majority of the United States as well as parts of Mexico and Canada. Some of the work documented occurred before the creation of the Fish and Wildlife Service in its current form, and includes work completed under auspices of the United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Biological Survey.|The collection includes a large number of journals by Vernon O. Bailey, Albert Kenrick Fisher, Arthur Holmes Howell, and Edward William Nelson. In total, collectors include: Harold Elmer Anthony, Vernon O. Bailey, Arthur B. Baker, Charles H. M. Barrett, Robert H. Becker, Clarence Birdseye, Bernard Joseph Bretherton, Clement Samuel Brimley, A. S. Bunnell, Thomas Dearborn Burleigh, George G. Cantwell, Merritt Cary, Albert Ernest Colburn, George A. Coleman, Dane Coolidge, Ned Dearborn, Lee R. Dice, Gordon Donald, Basil Hicks Dutcher, Alfred Eastgate, Lincoln Ellsworth, John Farwell Ferry, Albert Kenrick Fisher, R. T. Fisher, Walter Kenrick Fisher, Waldo E. Forbes, Ira N. Gabrielson, James H. Gaut, Leonard Giovannoli, Edward Alphonso Goldman, Luther C. Goldman, Luther J. Goldman, Wallace Byron Grange, Morris M. Green, James Squier Gutsell, Eugene Raymond Hall, Charles 0. Handley, Marcus Albert Hanna, G. Dallas Hanna, A. H. Hardisty, Francis Harper, Lincoln Ellsworth, Edmund Heller, A. Henry Higginson, Ned Hollister, Ernest Golsan Holt, Alfred Brazier Howell, Arthur Holmes Howell, Charles M. Hoy, Hartley H. T. Jackson, L. G. Jameson, Stanley Gordon Jewett, C. A. Keeler, A. Remington Kellogg, Fred W. Koch, Hamilton M. Laing, David Ernest Lantz, Luther Little, J. Ellis McLellan, Frank B. McMurry, Harry Malleis, William Hampton Marshall, Olaus Johan Murie, Edward William Nelson, Harry Church Oberholser, Wilfred Hudson Osgood, Theodore Sherman Palmer, Morton Eaton Peck, James Lee Peters, Stanley E. Piper, Edward Alexander Preble, Charles Wallace Richmond, C. G. Rorebeck, Charles P. Rowley, Charles Sheldon, H. H. Sheldon, Frank Stephens, Donald H. Stevenson, Clark Perkins Streator, Daniel Denison Streeter, Mcclure Surber, Walter P. Taylor, Russell J. Thompson, Paul E. Trapier, Albert H. Trowbridge, J. H. Turner, Harold N. Vars, Charles D. Walcott, A. E. Weller, Alexander Wetmore, Henry V. Williams, and Luther Everet Wyman.

Date Range

1888 - 1961

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.


  • Mammalia
  • Aves
  • Animalia
  • Plantae
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Plants


  • Canada
  • United States
  • Mexico


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-443


318 field books

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals