Northern Mich trip 1949

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The field book documents C. O. Handley's field work in Michigan, January 31 - February 2, 1949. The notes are headed with title, "first annual report of the North Woods or Bust Club." Members include Bill Lunk, Bob Mengel, and Bud Tordoff. Describes a collecting trip (at Tordoff's request) to Oscoda County. Entries are dated and headed with location or route; pages are numbered (1 - 22). They describe a collecting trip during Handley's time at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, which was for professional and recreational purposes. Details include personal and professional observations and interactions, weather, terrain and vegetation, travel details (accommodations, meals, routes), flora and fauna (birds) observed. Last entry lists birds observed and birds that were not seen as anticipated.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 31, 1949

End Date

Feb 02, 1949

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
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Michigan
  • Oscoda


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-448

Collection name

Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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