Bailey, V. O., Arizona, Minnesota, November 1920 - August 1921

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in Arizona and Minnesota, November 11, 1920 - August 21, 1921. The entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, times of day, accommodations, campsites), interactions with local inhabitants and colleagues, specimen collecting (mammals and trap locations), daily activities, terrain, vegetation, and descriptions of communities visited. There are lists of plants and their locations (including Burntside and Basswood), extensive descriptions of wildlife in Burntside, Minnesota, and a list of plants (porcupine food) in cages for the area in the front of the notebook. He traveled through Albuquerque and Clovis, New Mexico. Locations include Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona; St. Paul, Minnesota; Ashland, Wisconsin; Basswood lake, (state unidentified).

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 11, 1920

End Date

Aug 21, 1921

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.


  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Clovis
  • Burntside Lake
  • United States
  • Saint Paul
  • Albuquerque
  • Santa Rita Mountains
  • Minnesota
  • Arizona
  • Ashland


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-443

Collection name

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

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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