Field notebook, January-May, 1938

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This field notebook details the work of Joe T. Marshall with birds and mammals from January - May, 1938. Localities include but may not be limited to areas within California. The notebook is separated into three parts: "List of species recorded in field notebook under species accounts," "General Comment," and "Species Accounts in Phylogenetic Order except that Birds are Placed after Mammals." Within these sections are detailed accounts of bird observation and collecting, as well as species lists complete with general and specific information regarding that species. Entries are dated, and often include locality, time, numbers of birds, behavior, and calls. Some sketches are also included.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 31, 1937

End Date

Apr 30, 1938

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • California


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-576

Collection name

Joe T. Marshall Field Notes, 1932-2001, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 56