Bailey, V. O., Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, May 1927 - June 1927

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork as Chief Field Naturalist in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, May 5, 1927 - June 24, 1927. Most of the field work relates to beavers. Entries are dated and cover travel details (time of day, mode of transportation), meetings with officials (commissioners and game wardens), observed flora and fauna, study of beaver, weather, terrain (geological characteristics), lists of plants observed, and specimens collected. There are sketches of beaver dam construction.

Date Range


Start Date

May 05, 1927

End Date

Jun 24, 1927

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.


  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Beavers
  • Botany


  • United States
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

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