Bailey, V. O., Arizona, California, Kentucky, June 1929 - October 1929

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in Arizona, California, Kentucky, June 19 - October 1, 1929. Entries are dated and detail travel and collecting. Entries begin with descriptions of time at Havasupai Canyon (in Grand Canyon National Park / Havasupai Indian Reservation), Park locations visited, descriptions of flora and fauna including life zones and altitude, weather, temperature, photographs taken, mammal and bird specimens collected (genus or binomial) including bats, meetings with Indian agents, lists and descriptions of birds in Havasupai canyon (abundance and habitat), terrain, and travel details (mode, accommodations, destinations). June through August cover time around Grand Canyon. Much of the later entries discuss field work in caves frequented by bats. Locations include San Francisco mountains; Mammoth Cave, Onyx Cave, Hidden River Cave, Kentucky.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 19, 1929

End Date

Oct 01, 1929

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.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology
  • Havasupai Indians


  • Mammoth Cave
  • United States
  • Hidden River Cave
  • Kentucky
  • Havasupai Indian Reservation
  • Grand Canyon
  • California
  • Arizona


  • 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