Goldman, E. A., Yellowstone National Park, Montana (Absaroka Mountains), June 1924

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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in Montana, June 12 -26, 1924. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, time of day, campsites), flora and fauna (elk and their herds), terrain, work with local officials and staff, and weather. Entries include headings for flora and fauna (mammals) followed by descriptions of their populations, habitat, behavior (feeding). Includes notes about elk herds and their migration (listed in the back of the notebook). Additional location information includes geological landmarks. Locations include the vicinity of Absaroka range, Gallatin Valley [Canyon], and Yellowstone National Park.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 12, 1924

End Date

Jun 26, 1924

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.




  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Montana
  • Gallatin Canyon
  • United States
  • Absaroka Range


  • 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