Diary, 1949-1950

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Gabrielson's more or less daily journal from 1 January 1949 to 31 December 1950 containing lists of birds observed and collected, notes of professional activities such as meetings, conferences, and field investigations. Notes on mammals are also included. Gabrielson's bird lists also include notes on abundance or commonality. Many of the bird lists seem to be taken near his home. Toward the beginning of the diary are are “Birds to look for in Texas”, “Birds not yet collected in “Checkout Nov. 1-1948”(1-667), and “Birds. Arizona” (1-101). Catalogue starts 6520-6534; bird numbers (collector numbers?) are 6183-6192. Localities encompass a wide geographic range as Gabrielson traveled often. Localities include but are not limited to Bandelier National Monument (NM), Little Missouri (maybe Arkansas), and Santa Fe (NM).

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 01, 1949

End Date

Dec 31, 1950

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Santa Fe
  • United States
  • New Mexico
  • Bandelier National Monument


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007319

Collection name

Ira N. Gabrielson Collection, 1918-1987 : series 3, diaries of Ira N. Gabrielson, 1918-1977

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 7 Folder 4