Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993

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This collection includes the journals, species notes, and field catalogs Charles O. Handley documenting his work with birds and mammals, 1942-1993. This covers much of his career-long collecting including his time at the University of Michigan's Museum of Zoology, work for Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Smithsonian. Field books document work in Virginia and the southeast United States, Michigan, the Arctic and Canada with the U.S. Navy 1946-1949, the Blue Dolphin Labrador Expedition (1950), Guatemala (1947), and Panama (1957-1993) including expeditions to Bocas del Toro. |Journals are detailed and describe a wide variety of information relating to collecting events, personal and professional observations, work with colleagues, and daily life in the field. Journals for work in Panama often include information about Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and contemporary Panamanian events.

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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
  • Figs


  • Bocas del Toro
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Panama
  • Guatemala
  • Virginia
  • Greenland
  • Michigan


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-448


85 folders

Physical Location

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