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Record Unit 7171

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Bird and Mammal Laboratories

Records, circa 1885-1971

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Bird and Mammal Laboratories
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1885-1971
Quantity: 18 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 7171
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records include early correspondence of the Bureau of Biological Survey; general files of the Bird and Mammal Labs including correspondence, project reports, annual and quarterly reports, memoranda, material of various staff members, and material on the organization, history, and policy of the Labs; correspondence of the Bird Section and Mammal Section on specimens; and material concerning studies of fur-bearing animals, particularly the nutria.

Historical Note

The Bird and Mammal Laboratories of the Fish and Wildlife Service are located in the Natural History Building of the Smithsonian Institution. Their main functions are to "determine the identity and distribution of species and populations of birds and mammals which are of concern" to the Fish and Wildlife Service and to "conduct the basic research necessary for the more critical and accurate identification of those specimens." In the process of carrying out these functions, the Labs have accumulated and maintained one of the world's largest specimen collections of birds and mammals.

Organizationally, the Bird and Mammal Labs are part of the Branch of Wildlife Research of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of Interior. They are headed by a director, and each section has a separate chief. Since 1958, when the Labs were given their present status as an independent research unit in the Branch of Wildlife Research, the directors have been Stanley Paul Young (1958-1959), Richard Hyde Manville (1960-1970), Richard Charles Banks (1971-1973), and Clyde J. Jones (1973- ). Chiefs of the Section of Birds have been John Warren Aldrich (1958-1959), Thomas Dearborn Burleigh (1959-1963), Lester LeRoy Short, Jr. (1963-1966), Richard C. Banks (1966-1971), John S. Weske (1971-1974), and Marshall A. Howe (1974- ). Chiefs of the Mammals Section have been Richard H. Manville (1958-1959), Arthur Merwin Greenhall (1963-1968), Clyde J. Jones (1970-1973), and Don E. Wilson (1973- ). From 1959 to 1963 and 1968 to 1970, the post of Chief of Mammals was vacant. In 1972, a Herpetology Section was formed and has been under Richard Bruce Bury since that time.

The Bird and Mammal Labs have their origin in the work of C. Hart Merriam and the old Bureau of Biological Survey in the Department of Agriculture. By 1885, the ornithological work being carried out by the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) and other private organizations and individuals had grown to the point where private interests were no longer able to finance it sufficiently. The Congress was then persuaded to establish a section of ornithology in the Division of Entomology of the Department of Agriculture. Through the influence of the AOU and Spencer F. Baird of the Smithsonian Institution, Merriam was appointed ornithologist. The next year, the section attained independent rank as the Division of Ornithology and in 1888 became the Division of Economic Ornithology and Mammalogy.

Merriam's concept of life zones that are fitted by nature for the life of certain associations of plants and animals and his estimation of the value that the delimitation of such areas would have for agriculture, led him to propose the establishment of a Biological Survey into which his own division would be merged. The 1896 name change of the division to the Division of Biological Survey was the result. It became a bureau within the Agriculture Department in 1905.

The Bureau of Biological Survey remained within the Department of Agriculture until 1939 when it was transferred to the Department of Interior. The following year it was combined with the Bureau of Fisheries, which had been transferred to Interior from the Department of Commerce, to form the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

Merriam recognized the need for an extensive collection of specimens for the purposes of identification of species and their distribution. The collections he started became the foundation of the Bird and Mammal Laboratories. These collections became the basis for all the distributional, taxonomic, and identification studies conducted by the Biological Survey and its successor agencies.

Throughout the history of the Biological Survey and its successors, the collections and supporting staff, now known as the Bird and Mammal Laboratories, have been under those sections responsible for geographic distribution of birds and mammals. Until 1916, this was the Section of Geographic Distribution. In that year, a reorganization of the functional set-up of the Bureau put the collections under the control of the Division of Biological Investigations. A consolidation of research activities in 1934 led to the establishment of the Division of Wildlife Research, to which the work of the former Division of Biological Investigations was assigned. In 1936 the care of the collections was given to the Section of Wildlife Surveys in the Division of Wildlife Research. This new section was under the supervision of Hartley H. T. Jackson.

This system of responsibility remained basically the same until 1947, when the curation of the bird collections was assigned to the Section of Distribution and Migration of Birds under John W. Aldrich. In 1941, the Section of Wildlife Surveys became that of Biological Surveys but retained responsibility for the collections until 1947, as noted above. Stanley P. Young took over in 1949 as acting chief of Biological Surveys. In 1951, the Sections of Biological Surveys and of Distribution and Migration of Birds were merged to form the Section of Distribution of Birds and Mammals under John W. Aldrich. This new section was given responsibility for both collections. Finally, in 1958, the Bird and Mammal Laboratories became an independent research unit under the Branch of Wildlife Research, Division of Wildlife, with Stanley P. Young as its first director.

The basis for the connection between the Bird and Mammal Labs and the Smithsonian is the Institution's role as depository for all natural history collections gathered by the agencies of the federal government and not being used for current research. An 1889 exchange of letters between George Brown Goode, assistant secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and Edwin Willits, assistant secretary of Agriculture, provides that the Smithsonian will be the depository for the collections of the Division of Ornithology and Mammalogy of the Agriculture Department, subject to certain conditions relating to access and care.

The collections, although housed in the U.S. National Museum, were kept separate from the museum's collections until the 1950s when first the bird and then the mammal collections were merged and curated jointly. Another aspect of cooperation with the Smithsonian is a practice whereby the Fish and Wildlife Service collects chiefly North American specimens and the Smithsonian concentrates on all other areas, although neither is limited to those areas.

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Descriptive Entry

These records include early correspondence of the Bureau of Biological Survey; general files of the Bird and Mammal Labs including correspondence, project reports, annual and quarterly reports, memoranda, material of various staff members and material on the organization, history and policy of the Labs; correspondence from the Bird Section and Mammal Section on specimens and material concerning studies of fur-bearing animals, particularly the nutria.

Correspondents include: John Warren Aldrich, Rudolph Martin Anderson, Frank G. Ashbrook, Oliver L. Austin, Jr., John Wendell Bailey, Vernon Orlando Bailey, Richard Charles Banks, William Bonar Bell, Irwin Theodore Bode, Thomas A. Bonser, Nelson Gardiner Bump, Jerry E. Burdick, Thomas Dearborn Burleigh, Patrick A. Buxton, George G. Cantwell, Harl J. Cook, Wells Woodbridge Cooke, Leo King Couch, Edward L. Davis, Herbert L. Dozier, Frank Dufresne, Allan Joseph Duvall, Charles Elton, Francis Hollis Fay, Albert Kenrick Fisher, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Edward Alphonso Goldman, George Brown Goode, Samuel Alexander Graham, Wallace Byron Grange, Dorr Dudley Green, Arthur Merwin Greenhall, Tappan Gregory, F. S. Hall, Van T. Harris, Walter Cleaveland Henderson, Henry Wetherbee Henshaw, C. Gordon Hewitt, Paul Hickie, C. F. Hodges, E. O. Holland, Arthur Holmes Howell, Hartley H. T. Jackson, Clyde J. Jones, Edwin R. Kalmbach, A. Remington Kellogg, Karl Walton Kenyon, Roxie Collie Laybourne, Daniel Loney Leedy, W. S. Lewis, J. Stokley Ligon, Seth H. Low, Waldo Lee McAtee, A. D. McCall, James M. Macoun, John Macoun, V. Malyshef, Richard Hyde Manville, Martha Ann Dartt Maxwell (Ref.), C. Hart Merriam, J. Paul Miller, A. W. Moore, Edward William Nelson, Harry Church Oberholser, John L. Paradiso, Harold S. Peters, Edward Alexander Preble, S. F. Rathbun, Paul R. Redington, Clarence J. Rhode, Chandler S. Robbins, Theodore Roosevelt, Henry J. Rust, Viola Shelly Schantz, William T. Shaw, Lester Leroy Short, Jr., James Silver, Charles C. Sperry, Robert E. Stewart, P. A. Taverner, Walter P. Taylor, Mary Dartt Thompson, P. Quentin Tomich, G. Vassilliera, Ernest Pillsbury Walker, Alexander Wetmore, Aubrey L. White, Edwin Willets, Stanley Paul Young.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7171, Records

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Container List

CORRESPONDENCE, REPORTS AND RELATED MATERIALS PERTAINING TO ACTIVITIES OF THE BUREAU OF BIOLOGICAL SURVEY, CA. 1907-1939, 1943-1944.

Includes correspondence concerning a cooperative biological survey of the state of Washington; correspondence with Canadian naturalists; correspondence with Alexander Wetmore on his work in Puerto Rico; material concerning passenger pigeons and writings and notes of various Survey individuals.

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Material concerning the development by the Biological Survey of instructional material to be used in grades 1-12, ca. 1938.

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Typescript of article by Mary Dartt Thompson, "What Became of Mrs. Maxwell's Natural History Collection," 1924.

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Correspondence concerning the cooperative work of the Biological Survey and the state of Washington in a biological survey of the state. Principal correspondents include Edward William Nelson, Walter P. Taylor, Edward Alexander Preble, William T. Shaw, S. F. Rathbun, W. S. Lewis, F. S. Hall, Thomas A. Bonser, Harl J. Cook, E. O. Holland, Walter Cleaveland Henderson, George G. Cantwell and Aubrey L. White, 1916-1919. (5 folders)

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Correspondence with Canadian naturalists, geologists and officials concerning identification of specimens, field trips and professional activities. Correspondents include Rudolph Martin Anderson, James M. Macoun, John Macoun, P. A. Taverner, Henry Wetherbee Henshaw, E. A. Preble, C. Hart Merriam, Wells Woodbridge Cooke, Arthur Holmes Howell and E. W. Nelson, 1910-1916.

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Correspondence between Alexander Wetmore in Puerto Rico and Henry W. Henshaw, Albert Kenrick Fisher, Vernon Orlando Bailey, and Waldo Lee McAtee concerning Wetmore's field investigations of birds, 1912.

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Inventory of specimens of mammals in the Biological Survey's collection with covering letter from Hartley H. T. Jackson to William Bonar Bell, 1928, 1930.

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Correspondence and lists concerning the foods of animals, particularly game animals, 1930.

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Clippings and correspondence concerning sightings of passenger pigeons, 1907-1910. Includes letter from C. F. Hodges to C. Hart Merriam, 1908; a letter and a telegram from Theodore Roosevelt to C. Hart Merriam, 1907.

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Correspondence and notes concerning the Twentieth Census of Living American Bison, 1939. Most correspondence is returns of data sheets sent out by the Biological Survey.

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Material concerning "Conservation of the Grazing Resources of the Remaining Public Domain," 1933.

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Material concerning "Department of Agriculture Water Policy," 1933.

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Material concerning Report of Recreation Committee to Land Planning Committee, 1936.

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Material concerning "Notes on Panamanian Birds" by John Warren Aldrich, 1944.

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Material concerning "The Porcupine and the Snowshoe Rabbit as Forest Problems" by Oliver L. Austin, Jr., 1930.

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Material concerning "Squirrels in Parks or Private Grounds" by Vernon Orlando Bailey.

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Material concerning "Trapping Animals Alive" by Vernon Bailey.

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Material concerning "Food Habits of Injurious Animals" by Vernon Bailey, 1925.

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Material concerning "Life Zones Across Country" by Vernon Bailey, 1929.

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Material concerning "Porcupines in the Eastern Forests" by Vernon Bailey, 1935.

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Material concerning "Forest Game and Wildlife" by William Bonar Bell.

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Material concerning "A Summary of Activity of Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Extension Work with Suggestions for Continuation of the Program" by Irwin Theodore Bode, 1936-1937.

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Material concerning "Game and Forestry" by Thomas Dearborn Burleigh.

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Material concerning "The Condition of Animal Life in Deserts" by Patrick A. Buxton.

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Material concerning "Distribution and Taxonomy of the Black-capped Chickadees of North America" by Allan Joseph Duvall.

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Material concerning "List of Pumas with Three Described as New" by Edward Alphonso Goldman and Edward William Nelson, 1929.

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Material concerning "The Control of Rats and Mice in Army Depots and Camps" by E. A. Goldman, 1920.

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Material concerning "Emergency Conservation Work in Relation to Wildlife in Southern Appalachian National Forests" by E. A. Goldman, 1933.

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Material concerning "Animal Oddities" by E. A. Gold-man, 1938.

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Material concerning "The Jack-Light as an Aid in Scientific Collecting" by E. A. Goldman, 1943.

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Material concerning "Mice and the Larch Sawfly" by Samuel Alexander Graham.

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Material concerning "Report on Game Division Deer Trapping" by Wallace Byron Grange, 1929.

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Material concerning "Waterfowl Investigations" by Walter Cleaveland Henderson, 1932.

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Material concerning "Enemies of Larch Sawfly" by C. Gordon Hewitt.

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Material concerning "Protection of Game in Our National Forests" by J. Stokley Ligon, 1914.

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Material concerning "Antelope in the Southwest" by J. Stokley Ligon, 1921.

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Material concerning "Quantitative Count of Animals by Their Tracks" by V. Malyshef, 1936.

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Material concerning "Queer Things about Animals," "How Animals Keep Warm" and "Growth of Animals" by A. D. McCall, 1918.

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Material concerning Special Report on Game Management by J. Paul Miller, 1937.

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Material concerning bird notes by A. W. Moore.

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Material concerning "The Relation of Game to Forestry" by Paul R. Redington, 1930.

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Material concerning "Relation of Insectivorous Birds to the Mortality of the Mountain Pine Beetle During the Flight Period" by Harry J. Rust, 1929.

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Material concerning "Compilation of Prairie Dog Burrow Records" by James Silver, 1921.

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Material concerning "Lists of Birds and Mammals Known to Consume Seeds of Mesquite, Cactus or Storksbill (Erodium)" by Charles C. Sperry.

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Material concerning "Investigations of Migratory Bird Refuge Sites in Western U.S." by Charles C. Sperry, 1929.

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Material concerning "Field Mice in Tunis" by G. Vassilliera, 1911.

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Material concerning "Report on Tanager Expedition to Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge" by Alexander Wetmore, 1923.

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List of important information desired from the National Zoological Park, n.d.

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Map of forest regions covered by the Forest Experiment Stations, 1930.

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Material concerning the principles, history and definition of bioclimatics.

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Memoranda and material concerning a program in wildlife and nature study for elementary schools, 1938.

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Material and writings of Vernon Orlando Bailey concerning badgers (1938), wolf-proof sheep pastures (1907), and directions for setting coyote traps, n.d.

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GENERAL FILES OF THE BIRD AND MAMMAL LABORATORIES, CA. 1885-1971.

The general files include a research project file, arranged by project number, including correspondence, memoranda, and reports (Box 2); a correspondence file arranged alphabetically (P-W) by subject (Box 2); correspondence concerning translations, budgets, staff publications, responses to standard inquiries and various research topics (Boxes 2-3); material and correspondence concerning research programs (Box 3); material on organizational history and policy (Box 3); material concerning research program and staff activities (Box 4); an alphabetical subject file concerning budgets, conferences, files, papers of Arthur Merwin Greenhall and Richard Hyde Manville, maps, papers of John L. Paradiso, publications, rules and regulations and travel (Boxes 4-5); outgoing correspondence of John Warren Aldrich, Richard Manville and Richard Charles Banks (Box 5); an alphabetical file concerning the activities and publications of John Aldrich, Richard Banks, Thomas Dearborn Burleigh, Clyde J. Jones, Karl Walton Kenyon and Richard Manville (Boxes 5-6); correspondence on information requests and lab policy, research and organization (Box 6); an alphabetical subject file concerning meetings, legislation, policy, publications and research (Box 6); correspondence concerning publications, Seth H. Low and Harold S. Peters (Box 6); material concerning reorganization (Box 6); material concerning the Bureau of Biological Survey (Box 6); material on various research and work programs (Box 7-8); material concerning periodic and progress reports (Boxes 7-8); budget materials (Box 8) and correspondence and material concerning specimens, files, inquiries and reports (Box 9).

The material in this series has been retained in the order in which it was received from the originating office, with one exception. The materials in Boxes 6-9 were found in various locations by the Archives and, as they were of the same nature as the general files, they were added to the end of the series.

In many cases, material of a similar nature will be found in many locations within the series. The researcher is advised to peruse the entire finding aid for this series in order to locate all material on a given topic.

Research Project File, including correspondence, memoranda and reports concerning research projects and work units of the Bird and Mammal Labs (Box 2).

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Status of Research Projects, listing all formally approved projects and work units in which the Bird and Mammal Labs were then engaged, 1964.

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General file on marine mammal research, 1961-1963. Includes material of Karl Walton Kenyon, Richard Hyde Manville and John L. Paradiso.

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Polar Bear in Alaska, 1957-1958. Includes material of Richard Manville, Stanley Paul Young and Daniel Loney Leedy.

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Polar Bear and Walrus (General), 1957-1961. Includes material of John Warren Aldrich, Daniel Leedy, Karl Kenyon and Clarence J. Rhode.

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Material on Classification, Distribution and Life History Research, Budget Subprogram G, 1959-1961.

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Correspondence of Aldrich concerning Japan-United States Cooperative Science Program, 1964.

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Project G-1. Sea Otter Studies in Alaska, 1959-1964. Includes material of Karl Kenyon and Richard Manville.

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Project G-2. Monographic Writing. Assembly, classification and interpretation of scattered data and publications in monographic form, 1962.

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Project G-2.1. History and Philosophy of Mammal Control. Stanley Young. 1961.

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Project G-2.2. Revision of Pamphlet on Bird Migration. John Aldrich. 1963-1964.

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Project G-2.3. History, classification and distribution of the Wild Turkey. John Aldrich. 1963.

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The Feeding Habits of Trinidad Vampire Bats, Arthur M. Greenhall, 1965.

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Project G-3. Bird Classification and Distribution, 1959-1961.

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Project G-3.1. Geographical Variation in the Hermit Thrush, 1960-1961. John Aldrich.

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Project G-3.2. Racial Variations in Sandhill Cranes, 1958-1961. Thomas Dearborn Burleigh and John Aldrich.

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Project G-3.3. Geographical Variation in Canada Geese, 1961. John Aldrich.

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Project G-3.4. Development of a color chart for field identification of Canada geese, 1961. John Aldrich.

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Project G-3.5. Identifying characteristics of migratory game bird carcasses, 1962. Roxie Collie Laybourne.

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Project G-3.6. Method of Determining Sex of Cranes, 1962. Roxie Laybourne.

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Project G-3.7. A Taxonomic Review of the Woodpeckers, 1963. Lester LeRoy Short, Jr.

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Project G-3.8. Variation and Hybridization in North and Central American Flickers, 1963-1965. Lester Short.

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Project G-3.9. Variation in Blue-Winged and Golden-winged Warblers, genus Vermivora, 1963-1964. Lester Short.

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Project G-3.10. Intergradation and Hybridization of Birds Across the Great Plains, 1964-65. Lester Short.

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Project G-3.11. Interbreeding and Interaction of Dendrocopos Woodpeckers in the Southwest, 1964. Lester Short.

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Project G-3.13. Studies of North American Hummingbirds, 1966. Richard Charles Banks.

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Project G-3.14. Savannah Sparrows of San Quinton Bay, Baja, California, 1966. Richard Banks.

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Project G-3.15. Relationships of the Avifauna of San Esteban Island, Mexico, 1966. Richard Banks.

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Project G-3.16. Studies on Argentine Tinamous (Aves: Tinamidae), 1968. Richard Banks.

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Project G-4. Mammal Classification and Distribution, 1959-1962.

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Project G-4.1. Taxonomic Review of the Bobcats, 1959-1962. Richard Manville.

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Project G-4.2. A Revision of the Genus Molluss, 1960. John L. Paradiso.

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Project G-4.3. Fluorescence Studies of Mammals, 1964. Arthur Merwin Greenhall.

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Project G-5. Faunal Surveys, 1959-1961.

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Project G-5.1. Birds of Idaho, 1961-1964. Thomas Burleigh.

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Project G-5.2. Distribution of Mammals in Alaska, 1958-1961. Richard Manville.

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Project G-5.3. Mapping Natural Life Areas of North America, 1960-1961. John Aldrich and Richard Manville.

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Project G-5.5. Mammals of Assateague Island, 1964. John Paradiso.

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Project G-5.6. Survey of Bird Collections in North America, 1966. Richard Banks.

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Project G-5.7. Mammals of Florida, 1968. John Paradiso.

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Classification, Documentation and Review of Research Projects including listings of projects, memoranda and correspondence, 1958-1962, 1964.

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Project G-6. Walrus Studies, 1960-1961.

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Project G-6.1. Aerial Surveys of Pacific Walrus, 1961. Karl Walton Kenyon and Richard Hyde Manville.

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Project G-6.2. Preparation of Manuscript on past walrus studies, 1961-1964. Francis Hollis Fay.

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Project G-7. Distribution and Taxonomy of Endangered Species, 1965.

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Project G-7.5. Distribution and Taxonomy of Endangered Wildlife Species, 1970. John Warren Aldrich.

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Correspondence of Richard Manville concerning evaluation of Arctic research programs, 1965.

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Correspondence file of Hartley H. T. Jackson, Edward Alphonso Goldman, Stanley Paul Young, John Warren Aldrich, Allen Joseph Duvall, Viola Shelly Schantz, Richard H. Manville, John L. Paradiso and Arthur Merwin Greenhall concerning incoming and outgoing requests for photographs, 1942-1966. Principal correspondents include Leo King Couch, Frank G. Ashbrook, Herbert L. Dozier, William Bonar Bell, Edwin R. Kalmbach, A. Remington Kellogg, John Wendell Bailey, Dorr Dudley Green, Frank Dufresne, Tappan Gregory and Ernest Pillsbury Walker. 1942-1966.

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Policy - Bird and Mammal Labs including correspondence, memoranda and agreements concerning office procedures, arrangements between the Smithsonian and the Fish and Wildlife Service, departmental and unit policy. 1940, 1943, 1945, 1947-1954, 1956-1958, 1960, 1963-1964.

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Correspondence relating to seizures of material by the Bureau of Customs and forwarded to the Bird and Mammal Labs, 1943-1954.

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Correspondence of Daniel Loney Leedy concerning serological methods of determining racial stocks of Canada geese, 1959.

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Correspondence of John Aldrich and Daniel Leedy relating to the effect of sound effects on birds, echolocation and cricket sound patterns, 1961-1963.

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Correspondence and material related to suggestions made by staff in connection with departmental awards program, 1953-1956.

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Correspondence of John Aldrich and Richard Manville and material concerning taxidermy particularly with regard to bird specimens, 1959, 1961-1962, 1965-1966.

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Correspondence of John Aldrich and Richard Manville concerning telemetric devices for following the movements of migratory wildlife, 1959-1963.

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Correspondence and material of H. H. T. Jackson, Vernon Orlando Bailey, Stanley Young and Richard Manville relating to trapping wildlife, 1929, 1938-1939, 1942-1943, 1947, 1958-1959, 1962.

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Correspondence of Richard Manville concerning weights of certain species of game animals, 1962.

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Correspondence and material of Daniel Leedy and John Aldrich concerning the Wildlife Conservation Planning Committee, 1959-1960.

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Correspondence of Arthur Greenhall concerning the Rabies in Wildlife symposium at the 1966 meeting of the Wildlife Disease Association, 1965-1966.

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Correspondence of John Aldrich and Richard Manville concerning grants for wildlife research, 1953-1954, 1958, 1961.

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Correspondence and material of H. H. T. Jackson, Arthur Greenhall and Van T. Harris related to the translation of materials from languages other than Russian, 1945, 1964-1965.

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Correspondence of Edwin R. Kalmbach, Hartley H. T. Jackson, Stanley Paul Young, John Warren Aldrich, Daniel Loney Leedy, Richard Hyde Manville, and Arthur Merwin Greenhall concerning translations of scientific material from Russian received from Oxford University and of others translated by federal agencies. A principal correspondent is Charles Elton, 1945-1965.

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Material and correspondence concerning preparation of the Bird and Mammal Labs budget, 1951-1964. (4 folders)

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Correspondence and material related to the publications of Stanley Young, 1954-1960.

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Correspondence and material related to the publications of Stanley Paul Young, 1942-1953.

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Correspondence and material related to the publications of Viola Shelly Schantz, 1943-1953, 1956, 1958, 1960-1961.

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Reference file, arranged alphabetically by subject, containing sample responses to standard inquiries. (2 folders)

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Correspondence relating to use of Vermilion Bay Laboratory of Southwestern Louisiana Institute by Interior personnel for habitat studies, 1958.

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Correspondence and materials concerning pocket gophers, including a list of specimens, 1958.

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Correspondence and materials related to the Smithsonian Scientific Information Exchange, 1963.

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Correspondence of Richard Hyde Manville concerning the extension of the range of wildlife due to climatic changes, 1960.

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Correspondence of Richard Manville concerning "Survey of Marine Mammals in the Chukchi Sea" including a copy of the report, 1961.

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Correspondence and material of John Warren Aldrich, Stanley Young, Clarence J. Rhode and Richard Manville concerning Alaskan mammals, 1952, 1958-1963.

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Summary of Activities and Accomplishments in the Calendar Year 1963 by Karl Walton Kenyon.

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Memoranda and reports concerning Sea Otter Population and Distribution Aerial Survey, Karl Kenyon, 1962.

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Report of Karl Kenyon on Results of Tagging Sea Otters at Amchitka Island, 1962.

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Memoranda and report concerning Sea Otter Field Studies, Jerry E. Burdick and Karl Kenyon, 1963.

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Memoranda and report concerning Buldir Island expedition, Karl Kenyon, 1963.

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Material and memoranda concerning proposed fur bearer studies, Van T. Harris, 1959. (3 folders)

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Memoranda and material concerning "Bird distribution and migration in the northern Rocky Mountains area," Thomas Dearborn Burleigh, 1959.

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Material concerning "Identity and Distribution of Wildlife Endangered by Application of Pesticides," 1960.

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Correspondence and material concerning "Developing method of aging waterfowl from samples of external parts of ducks and geese received through mail contacts," Thomas Burleigh, 1958-1959.

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Material concerning identification service of birds and mammals, 1959.

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Material and memoranda concerning "Serological Studies of Canada Geese to determine racial stocks," 1960.

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Material concerning "Biological Control of Birds on and around Airports," 1960.

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Material and correspondence concerning "Development of field methods of distinguishing population segments of Canada geese," Thomas Burleigh and John Warren Aldrich, 1958-1959.

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Background information and justification for Long Range Program for the Branch of Wildlife Research, 1960.

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Proposals for needed research from John Aldrich, 1961, 1963.

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Status of research activities, 1961.

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Master control schedule for research assignments, fiscal year 1960.

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Material and memorandum concerning cataloging of bird distribution at Patuxtent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, 1956.

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Material concerning principles and plans of the Department of Interior and Bird and Mammal Labs research program, 1958-1959.

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List of projects completed, 1958.

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Memoranda and material concerning wildlife research program of Department of Interior, 1956-1957.

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Work outline of research assignments, 1955-1959.

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Materials concerning the program of work for 1950-1951.

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Materials concerning the program of work for 1952.

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Materials concerning the program of work for 1953.

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Materials concerning the program of work for 1954.

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Materials concerning the program of work for 1955.

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Materials and memoranda concerning reorganization of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and position of Bird and Mammal Labs, 1956-1959.

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Materials concerning organizational set-up, history, personnel and responsibilities of Bird and Mammal Labs, 1927, 1937-1960. Includes copies of 1889 correspondence between Edwin Willets, assistant secretary of Agriculture, and George Brown Goode concerning placement of the collections of the Bureau of Biological Survey in the U.S. National Museum and a list of historical and legal precedents for the Bird and Mammal Labs. (2 folders)

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Correspondence and material concerning other organizations including The Wildlife Society (1943, 1961), Biological Society of Washington (1958), National Science Foundation (1954, 1957), Washington Biologists' Field Club (1951-1952, 1956-1957), Cosmos Club (1949), Washington Academy of Sciences (1941), Cleveland Museum of Natural History (ca. 1928), Eighth and Ninth International Ornithological Conferences (1934, 1938), Buffalo Ornithological Society (1945), The Kirtland Society (1943), Brown University Club of Washington (1947, 1951), Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association (1940-1941), American Ornithologists Union (1885), and the Baird Ornithological Club (1948).

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Material concerning making of general regulations for hunting of game birds, 1938, 1951-1958.

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Box 4

Trip reports of John Warren Aldrich, Daniel Loney Leedy, Richard Hyde Manville, Viola Shelly Schantz, John L. Paradiso, Roxie Collie Laybourne, Lester LeRoy Short, Jr., and Arthur Merwin Greenhall, 1957-1964.

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Accomplishments for 1954, prepared for White House.

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"Accomplishments of the Section of Distribution of Birds and Mammals, 1949-1957." 1957.

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Monthly Narrative Report to the Secretary, 1948-1953.

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Material for Monthly Activities Report, 1958-1962.

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Reports concerning Foreign Game Introduction Program Activities by Nelson Gardiner Bump, 1958-1962.

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Report of new techniques in resource surveys by Allan Joseph Duvall, 1952.

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"A Review of Investigations of Birds and Mammals, 1945-1952" by John Aldrich, 1952.

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Material and correspondence concerning professional meetings attended by staff, 1944-1963.

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Schedule of Service Meetings, 1960-1962.

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Abstract of speech given by John Aldrich on "Effect of Changing Environment on Wildlife" on July 17, 1964, to high school biology teachers at Montgomery Junior College, Takoma Park, Maryland.

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"Outstanding Accomplishments in the Fiscal Years 1937 to 1946, Inclusive" submitted as justification for 1947 appropriation by Hartley H. T. Jackson, 1946.

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Material submitted as justification for appropriations and forms, 1920, 1936.

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Budget work sheets, 1967-1970.

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Materials and memoranda concerning budget for 1966.

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Materials and memoranda concerning budget for 1965.

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Correspondence and memoranda concerning staff attendance at professional conferences and meetings, 1965-1968.

Box 4 of 18

Material concerning files of Bird and Mammal Labs including list of files in mammal section and disposal instructions and authorizations.

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Correspondence of Arthur Merwin Greenhall, 1965-1968.

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Correspondence of Arthur Greenhall concerning the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and World Health Organization, 1966-1968.

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Memoranda and material of Arthur Greenhall concerning travel reports and appointment to the Bird and Mammal Labs, 1963-1967.

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Correspondence of Arthur Greenhall concerning incoming and outgoing requests for publications, 1963-1968.

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Correspondence of Arthur Greenhall concerning publication of manuscripts including:

"Longevity Records for American Bats" with John L. Paradiso. 1966-1969.

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"Sapucia Nut Dispersal by Spear-nosed Bats in Trinidad." 1965-67.

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"Behavior Notes on Captive Trinidad Vampire Bats." 1964-1969.

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"Notes on the Behavior of the False Vampire Bat." 1967, 1969.

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"Oranges Eaten by Spear-nosed Bats." 1965-1967.

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"The Feeding Habits of Vampire Bats." 1965, 1968.

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"Bat Brain Removal Technique with Little or No Skull Damage." 1964-1966, 1968.

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"Conservation and Bat Control." 1967-1968.

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"Bats: Their Public Health Importance and Control with special reference to Trinidad." 1964-1965, 1968.

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"The Mammalogist and Public Health with Specific Reference to Vampire Bats." 1965.

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"Bat Banding Mammal." 1965-1967, 1969.

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Correspondence of Arthur Greenhall concerning bat control methods, 1966-1968.

Box 4 of 18

Material concerning job and position descriptions for Grades GS-5 and lower.

Box 4 of 18

Correspondence of Richard Hyde Manville, as Chief of Section of Mammals and as Director, Bird and Mammal Labs, 1958-1969. (3 folders)

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Personal correspondence of Richard Manville, 1963-1969.

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Mailing Lists, 1946, 1958-1960, 1962.

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Box 5

Procedures and Instructions for the preparation of manuscripts to be printed by the government, 1959, 1963.

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Requests for publications of Richard Hyde Manville, 1964-1968. (2 folders)

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Correspondence and material concerning production and distribution of maps, 1966-1968.

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Memoranda and replies, mainly from the Fish and Wildlife Service, concerning departmental and service policies, 1967-1969. (2 folders)

Box 5 of 18

Correspondence and material concerning reviews and manuscripts submitted for approval by John L. Paradiso, 1959-1963.

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Correspondence and material concerning travel, field trips and original letter of application for position of John Paradiso, 1958-1963.

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Official and professional correspondence of John Paradiso, 1967-1968. (2 folders)

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Correspondence concerning requests for publications of John Paradiso, 1966-1968.

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Correspondence concerning requests for service and lab publications, 1960-1968. (2 folders)

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Correspondence and Memoranda concerning acquisition of reprints of outside publications, 1960-1962. (2 folders)

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Correspondence concerning publications of Thomas Dearborn Burleigh, 1959-1963.

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Forms concerning submission of manuscript for approval by Lester LeRoy Short, Jr., 1964.

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Sample preparation flow sheets for mammals, 1966.

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Rules and regulations governing the conduct of guest workers in the biological survey, 1950-1951, 1959.

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Memoranda and material concerning travel instructions, authorizations and reports, 1943-1944, 1949-1956, 1964-1969.

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Memoranda and material concerning employee training classes and reports, 1959-1960, 1967-1968.

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Correspondence and memoranda concerning white-winged dove distribution map, 1966-1967.

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Carbon copies of outgoing correspondence of John Warren Aldrich, 1957, 1960-1962, 1967-1969.

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Carbon copies of outgoing correspondence of Richard Charles Banks, 1967-1969.

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Carbon copies of outgoing correspondence of Richard Hyde Manville, 1968-1970. (2 folders)

Box 5 of 18

Bibliography and biographical data of John Aldrich, 1945-1946, 1956, 1959, 1961.

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Memoranda and material concerning trip reports, publications and speaking engagements of Bird and Mammal Lab personnel reported to Richard Banks, 1969-1971.

Box 5 of 18

Correspondence and material concerning bat-banding and "Bats and Bat-Bandings" by Edward L. Davis, 1968-1970.

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Correspondence concerning publication of Thomas Dearborn Burleigh's manuscript on Idaho birds, 1969; also bibliography of Burleigh, ca. 1961.

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Forms concerning travel of Clyde J. Jones, 1970.

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Form concerning submission of manuscript for approval by Clyde Jones, 1970.

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Material concerning research project "Catalogue of the Type Specimens of Mammals in the United States National Museum," Clyde Jones, 1970.

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Material concerning research project "Taxonomic and Ecological Studies of American Squirrels," Clyde Jones.

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Correspondence and material concerning publications of Karl Walton Kenyon, 1960-1965, 1971.

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Box 6

Correspondence and material concerning work and research of Karl Walton Kenyon, 1956-1965, 1968-1970. (2 folders)

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Correspondence concerning chapter for "Marine Mammals, Biology, Medicine and Husbandry" written by Karl Kenyon, 1969.

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Correspondence and memoranda concerning "Man versus the monk seal" by Karl Kenyon, 1968.

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Official and professional correspondence of Richard Hyde Manville, 1970-1971.

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Material concerning travel of Richard Manville, 1968-1969.

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Memorandum by Richard Manville concerning identification of imported wildlife species, 1970.

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Bibliographies of Richard Manville.

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Correspondence and manuscript concerning the walrus by Francis Hollis Fay, 1968-1969.

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Correspondence and memoranda concerning research on the sea otter, 1967-1969.

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Correspondence of Richard Manville concerning the use of paintings of Louis Agassiz Fuertes, 1968-1969.

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Correspondence, memoranda and material concerning walrus hunting by Alaska Eskimos, 1969-1970.

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Correspondence and material concerning Alaskan Walrus survey conducted by Richard Manville and Karl Kenyon, 1968.

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Correspondence and material concerning Maine Mammals by Richard Manville, 1969-1970.

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Soricidae - Shrews

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Ursidae - Bears

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Incoming correspondence, 1971

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Correspondence, 1970-1971

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Calendar year 1971 files

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Antarctic treaty consultative meeting

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Legislative report, HR 13371, 91st congress

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Endangered species

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Foreign visitors, "casual"

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Human behavioral research

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Photographs of bighorn sheep

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Publications, 1969

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BSFW - Photo files transferred to the National Archives

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Record Information Movement Study (RIMS)

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Request for reprints: Big Game and Fur Catch and Fur Farming

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Research projects, 1969

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Specimens transferred to Smithsonian (Museum of Natural History)

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Urban program - Task force

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"White paper" on oil-soaked birds

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Memoranda to Richard Hyde Manville concerning Mammals in Hawaii by P. Quentin Tomich, 1969.

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Correspondence and material concerning the collection of Hawaiian monk seals, 1968-1969.

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Form and manuscript concerning review of The Imperial Collection of Audubon Animals made by Richard Manville, 1968.

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Correspondence and material concerning The Natural History of Plummers Island by Richard Manville, 1967-1968.

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Form and manuscript concerning review by Richard Manville of two books on carnivores of consequence, 1968.

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Correspondence and material concerning "Distribution of Alaskan Mammals" by Richard Manville and Stanley Paul Young, 1965-1970.

Box 6 of 18

Correspondence concerning information requests on mammals, arranged alphabetically, generally by family, including: Balaenidae, Canidae, Cervidae, Didelphidae, Felidae, Leporidae, Mustelidae, Phyllostomidae Vespertilionidae-Molossidae, Procyonidae, Sciuridae, Seals and Sea Lions, Soricidae and Ursidae, 1967-1969. (13 folders)

Box 6 of 18

Correspondence and memoranda of the Bird and Mammal Labs concerning departmental policy, research and organization, 1970-1971. Includes 1970 Annual Report. (3 folders)

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Papers concerning Richard Manville and the Fifth Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, 1968-1969.

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Memorandum containing comments by Richard Manville on H.R. 13371, 1969.

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Memoranda and material concerning identification and preservation of endangered species, 1965-1969.

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Memoranda concerning foreign contacts and visitors of the Bird and Mammal Labs, 1969.

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Memorandum and material concerning departmental course in Human Behavioral Research, 1970.

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Memoranda and correspondence concerning photograph of bighorn sheep sent to Bird and Mammal Labs, 1970.

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Material concerning Fish and Wildlife Service photograph file transferred to National Archives, 1968.

Box 6 of 18

Correspondence concerning requests for publications, 1969-1970.

Box 6 of 18

Bird and Mammal Lab forms concerning Record Information Movement Study conducted by National Archives, 1970.

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Correspondence concerning requests for reprints of big game and fur catch and fur farming, 1967-1969.

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Memoranda concerning status of research projects, 1969.

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Correspondence and memoranda concerning specimens transferred to the Smithsonian Institution, 1958-1964, 1968-1970.

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Memoranda concerning urban program task force, 1969.

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Memoranda and material concerning white paper by John Warren Aldrich on oil-soaked birds, 1970.

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Correspondence concerning requests for publications, 1953-1960.

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Correspondence and material concerning manuscripts submitted by Seth H. Low, 1949, 1955-1957.

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Correspondence and material concerning publications of Harold S. Peters, 1947-1956. (2 folders)

Box 6 of 18

Memoranda and material concerning reorganization of Bureau and Paul Hickie's Resignation, 1956-1958.

Box 6 of 18

Personnel of Biological Survey in 1927-1928 and their status in 1957, compiled by Stanley Paul Young.

Box 6 of 18

"Preparing Scientific Manuscripts for the Biological Survey," including a short history of editorial policies in the Bureau, 1937.

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Alaska Game Commission report to the Biological Survey on an Arctic patrol, 1936-1937.

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Directory of Field Activities of the Bureau of Biological Survey, 1939.

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Box 7

Correspondence, memoranda and material concerning an inquiry into the abundance and distribution of the snowshoe rabbit conducted in cooperation with Oxford University, Bureau of Animal Population, 1946-1947, 1951-1958. (8 folders)

Box 7 of 18

Memoranda and material concerning the work program of Seth H. Low.

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Memoranda and material concerning the work program of Chandler S. Robbins, 1954-1955.

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Memoranda and material concerning the work program of Robert E. Stewart, 1955-1956.

Box 7 of 18

Memoranda and material concerning travel and reports of John Warren Aldrich, 1943-1958.

Box 7 of 18

Memoranda and material concerning travel and reports of Harold S. Peters, Viola Shelly Schantz and Stanley Paul Young, 1939-1958. (3 folders)

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Memoranda and material concerning narrative reports of Seth H. Low, 1948, 1955-1957.

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Memoranda and material concerning narrative reports of Harold S. Peters, 1950-1958.

Box 7 of 18

Material and memoranda concerning preparation of quarterly reports, 1952-1961.

Box 7 of 18

Material, memoranda and reports concerning quarterly reports of Bird and Mammal Laboratories to Branch of Wildlife Research, 1958-1960. (11 folders)

Box 7 of 18

Material, memoranda and reports concerning quarterly reports of Section of Distribution of Birds and Mammals, 1955-1957. (12 folders)

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Box 8

Material, memoranda and reports concerning quarterly reports of the Section of Distribution of Birds and Mammals, 1949-1954. (5 folders)

Box 8 of 18

Material, memoranda and reports concerning annual report of Section of Distribution and Migration of Birds, 1948; Ten-Year Summary of Activities in the Section of Biological Surveys, 1948; material sent to A. Remington Kellogg from the Section of Biological Surveys for the United States National Museum Annual Report, 1948, and highlights of work done in the Section of Biological Surveys, 1948-1949. (2 folders)

Box 8 of 18

Material, memoranda and reports concerning activities of the Section of Biological Surveys, 1945-1947.

Box 8 of 18

Material, memoranda and reports concerning progress of work on bird migration and migration waterfowl, 1916, 1918-1922, 1946, 1957; report of Division of Biological Investigations, 1920; reports of Harry Church Oberholser, ornithologist, 1935, 1937, 1939; annual reports of the Section of Distribution and Migration of Birds, 1945-1947; reports of work on birds in the Section of Biological Surveys, 1941-1944 and a list of accomplishments of the Section of Distribution of Birds and Mammals, 1949-1957.

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Progress report, bird migration, 1919-1946

Box 8 of 18

Material, memoranda and reports concerning the program of work for the Sections of Wildlife Surveys, Biological Surveys and Distribution and Migration of Birds, 1927, 1937-1950

Box 8 of 18

Reports, memoranda and material concerning the annual reports of the Bird and Mammal Laboratories, 1961-1969. (9 folders)

Box 8 of 18

Quarterly reports to the Bird and Mammal Labs from field stations, 1961.

Box 8 of 18

Summary of Activities of Bird and Mammal Labs, 1958-1959.

Box 8 of 18

Material and memoranda concerning progress reports on individual projects including: Ecological Factors in Waterfowl Distribution, 1956; Effects of the Fire Ant Eradication Program upon Wildlife, 1958; Developing methods of aging waterfowl from samples of external parts of ducks and geese received through mail contacts, 1958 and Geographical Variation in Sandhill Cranes, 1958. (4 folders)

Box 8 of 18

Progress report and material of the Select Committee on Conservation of Wildlife Resources, 1944-1946.

Box 8 of 18

Material concerning annual reports on management improvement, 1949-1957. (2 folders)

Box 8 of 18

Narrative reports of Thomas Dearborn Burleigh, 1955-1958.

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Narrative reports of Karl Walton Kenyon, 1958-1960.

Box 8 of 18

Material for special monthly reports for the Assistant Secretary, 1958-1959, 1962-1963.

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Material for the annual report of the Secretary, 1958-1960.

Box 8 of 18

Material for the annual report of the Branch of Wildlife Research, 1958-1962.

Box 8 of 18

Annual reports of the Ornithologist, 1887; Ornithologist and Mammalogist, 1888-1989; Chief of the Division of Ornithology and Mammalogy, 1890-1897; Acting Chief of the Division of Biological Survey, 1898-1901; Chief of the Biological Survey, 1902-1905; Acting Chief of the Bureau of Biological Survey, 1906; Chief of the Bureau of Biological Survey, 1907-1940. (2 folders)

Box 8 of 18

Material and memoranda concerning preparation of the budget for the Bird and Mammal Labs, 1947-1953.

Box 8 of 18

Box 9

Material concerning specimens sent in by Ernest Pillsbury Walker from Alaska, 1924.

Box 9 of 18

Material, correspondence and memoranda concerning filing systems of the Biological Survey, 1944-1945.

Box 9 of 18

Correspondence concerning inquiries on specific animals filed alphabetically by subject, 1937-1955. (3 folders)

Box 9 of 18

Observations on Medny and Bering Islands, Kanchatka, USSR, in July 1961 by Ford Wilke, Alton Y. Roppel and Karl Niggol, 1961.

Box 9 of 18
CORRESPONDENCE, MEMORANDA AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING THE BIRD SECTION, 1924-1969, 1971.

Includes material concerning the acquisition, use and loan of specimens (Boxes 9-11, 1924-1969; Boxes 11-12, 1965-1969; Box 12, 1971) and concerning the distribution of birds in Alabama (Box 12).

Box 9

Foreign

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1964 from various states

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Alabama

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Alaska

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Arizona

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Arkansas

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California (2 folders)

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Canada

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Newfoundland

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Colorado

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Connecticut

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Delaware

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District of Columbia

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Florida (2 folders)

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Foreign

Box 9 of 18

Cuba

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Mexico

Box 9 of 18

Virgin Islands

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Box 10

Georgia (3 folders)

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Idaho

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Illinois (3 folders)

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Indiana

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Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana (2 folders)

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Maine

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

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Minnesota

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Montana

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Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Oregon (2 folders)

Box 10 of 18

Pennsylvania (2 folders)

Box 10 of 18

Box 11

Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

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Texas (4 folders)

Box 11 of 18

Utah

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Vermont

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Virginia (2 folders)

Box 11 of 18

Washington (2 folders)

Box 11 of 18

West Virginia

Box 11 of 18

Wisconsin

Box 11 of 18

Wyoming

Box 11 of 18

1965-1969 Correspondence

Alabama

Box 11 of 18

Alaska

Box 11 of 18

Arizona

Box 11 of 18

Arkansas

Box 11 of 18

California - General

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Box 12

California (4 folders)

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Colorado

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Connecticut

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Delaware

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District of Columbia

Box 12 of 18

Washington Central Office

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Smithsonian Institution

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Florida

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Georgia

Box 12 of 18

Hawaii

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Idaho

Box 12 of 18

Illinois

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Indiana

Box 12 of 18

Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Maine

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Maryland (2 folders)

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

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Minnesota

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Montana

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Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New Mexico

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New York (2 folders)

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

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Texas

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Utah

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Vermont

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Virginia

Box 12 of 18

Washington

Box 12 of 18

West Virginia

Box 12 of 18

Wisconsin

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Box 13

Foreign.

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Correspondence, 1971.

Box 13 of 18

Correspondence concerning distribution of birds in Alabama, 1942, 1946-1947, 1949, 1951-1952, 1959.

Box 13 of 18
CORRESPONDENCE, MEMORANDA AND RELATED MATERIAL CONCERNING THE MAMMAL SECTION, 1921-1964.

Includes material concerning information and publication requests (Box 13) and correspondence, memoranda and materials concerning the acquisition, use, and loan of mammal specimens (Box 13-18). Arranged alphabetically by state and chronologically thereunder. 1921-1967.

Box 13

Chronological file of incoming and outgoing correspondence of staff members of the Mammal Section concerning requests for information and publications, 1958-1964. (4 folders)

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Alabama

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Alaska

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Arizona

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Arkansas

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California (3 folders)

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Box 14

Canada

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Colorado

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Connecticut

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Delaware

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District of Columbia.

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Florida (2 folders)

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Georgia

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Idaho

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Illinois (1958-1964)

Box 14 of 18

Illinois (1935-1965)

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Indiana

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Iowa

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Box 15

Kansas (2 folders)

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Maine

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

Box 15 of 18

Michigan (2 folders)

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Minnesota

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Mississippi

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Missouri

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Montana

Box 15 of 18

Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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Box 16

New Mexico

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New York (2 folders)

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North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Oregon (2 folders)

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Pennsylvania

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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Box 17

Tennessee

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Texas (1931-1941)

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Texas (1955-1966) (3 folders)

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Utah

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Vermont

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Virginia (2 folders)

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Washington (2 folders)

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West Virginia

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Wisconsin

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Wyoming

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Canal Zone

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Foreign

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Box 18

Mexico

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West Indies

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Newfoundland

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England

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Finland

Box 18 of 18
CORRESPONDENCE, NOTES, REPORTS AND RELATED MATERIALS CONCERNING ACTIVITIES OF VAN T. HARRIS AND HERBERT L. DOZIER IN LOUISIANA AND THE NUTRIA CONTROVERSY, 1936-1967.

Box 18

Reports, memoranda and material concerning the work of Van T. Harris in Louisiana, 1953-1959. (3 folders)

Box 18 of 18

Memoranda and material concerning the quarterly reports of Van Harris, 1952-1957.

Box 18 of 18

Material and memoranda concerning special reports of Van Harris, 1953-1958.

Box 18 of 18

Material and correspondence concerning the publications of Van Harris, 1953-1958.

Box 18 of 18

Program of work of Herbert L. Dozier in Louisiana, 1950-1952. (2 folders)

Box 18 of 18

Memoranda and material concerning the quarterly reports of Herbert Dozier, 1946-1951.

Box 18 of 18

Memoranda and material concerning special reports of Herbert Dozier, 1941, 1944, 1947-1948, 1950-1951.

Box 18 of 18

Correspondence of Herbert Dozier as Director, U.S. Fur Animal Field Station, Blackwater National Wild-life Refuge, Cambridge, Maryland, 1938-1944.

Box 18 of 18

Correspondence, memoranda and material concerning the publications of Herbert L. Dozier, 1936-1937, 1951.

Box 18 of 18

Material concerning biographical facts, photo, death and awards of Herbert Dozier, 1952.

Box 18 of 18

Material and memoranda concerning program of work of Division of Wildlife Research, Branch of Wild Fur Investigations, 1946-1948.

Box 18 of 18

Material concerning cooperative agreement with Southwestern Louisiana Institute for fur animal research, 1949, 1956, 1958.

Box 18 of 18

Material and correspondence concerning the program of work carried on in cooperation with the Louisiana Wild Life and Fisheries Commission, 1954-1956, 1958.

Box 18 of 18

Correspondence concerning cooperation between the Department of Agriculture and the Fish and Wildlife Service on nutria fur studies, 1954-1955.

Box 18 of 18

Correspondence and material concerning cooperative nutria fur studies with the state of Louisiana, 1953-1954.

Box 18 of 18

Correspondence and material concerning damaged caused by and control of nutria, 1957-1962.

Box 18 of 18

Correspondence and material concerning prices and production of nutria, 1939, 1957-1962.

Box 18 of 18

Correspondence and material concerning the raising of nutria in various states, 1956-1960.

Box 18 of 18

Distribution maps and photographs concerning nutria, 1958-1959.

Box 18 of 18

Special reports concerning nutria including "Trapping and Hunting as Control Measures," "Nutria Reproductive Study" and "Nutria Damage and Control," 1946, 1948-1949, 1951, 1958-1962. (5 folders)

Box 18 of 18

Material and correspondence concerning nutria promotion in various states, 1950, 1957-1962.

Box 18 of 18

Correspondence and material concerning the National Better Business Bureau's stand on nutria promotion, 1957-1963.

Box 18 of 18

Correspondence and material concerning inquiries for pamphlets on nutria promotion, 1963.

Box 18 of 18

Material for revision of Wildlife Leaflet 319, "Nutrias Grown in the United States," 1957.

Box 18 of 18

Material and correspondence concerning the Cabana Nutria Breeders Association, Inc., 1955-1963.

Box 18 of 18

Material and correspondence concerning the Purebred Nutria Associates, Inc., 1956-1958.

Box 18 of 18

General Correspondence of the Fish and Wildlife Service concerning nutria, 1956-1967. (2 folders)

Box 18 of 18

Sample correspondence on inquiries concerning beaver, chinchilla, and related animals, 1955, 1958, 1960-1967.

Box 18 of 18