Michigan up trip, June 1948

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The journal and notes document C. O. Handley's field work in the upper peninsula of Michigan, June 5 - 15, 1948. Journal entries are dated and headed with location / route (combination of state, town, county, highway, distance from); pages are numbered (1 - 58). The first entry provides a overview of work to be completed and colleagues with whom worked. Entries cover travel details (route, times of day, accommodations), flora and fauna observed (birds and mammals), terrain (including mines), specimens collected (lists with type and quantity), collecting methods (quantity, type), and sketches of traps and terrain. Includes a typed list of supplies listed by type or purpose. Subsequent notes are organized by type of bird (common name). These include a combination of information about location, date, behavior, calls, quantity observed, abundance,and if collected.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 05, 1948

End Date

Jun 15, 1948

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


  • upper peninsula
  • United States
  • Michigan


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

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