Bailey, V. O., Arizona, California, Nevada, July 1931 - October 1931

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in Arizona, California, Nevada, July 2 - October 23, 1931. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, times of day, mode of travel, campsites), weather, vegetation (including crops, phenology, and life zones), terrain (with elevation) enroute, caves in Nevada, specimens collected, wildlife observed (including snakes, birds), and individuals with whom he worked in the field. From the back are entries organized by fauna type followed by notes about population numbers and habitat, sometimes for a range of years. Locations include Fallon, Nevada; Koip pass, California; Grand Canyon, Arizona.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 02, 1931

End Date

Oct 23, 1931

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


  • United States
  • Fallon
  • Grand Canyon
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Nevada


  • 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