Bird and Mammal Laboratories, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 1881-1970 Collected Notes, Lists, and Catalogs on Mammals

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Summary

This collection contains manuscript notes, lists, and catalogs concerning mammal specimens. The catalogs are the primary documentation for many of the specimens of the Mammal Section of the Bird and Mammal Laboratories, United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Although they vary in content, as a general rule they contain specimen-related data including catalogs of specimens collected, dates, localities, tag numbers, measurements, and remarks on the specimens. Less frequently, they contain journal entries of the collector describing field activities, affairs of the day, anthropological observations, personal financial accounts, and other personal matters. Some material on bird specimens may also be included. There is also a visitors' register for the Laboratories, 1941-1970. NOTE: These papers are located in the National Museum of Natural History, Bird and Mammal Laboratories.

Subject

  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service Bird and Mammal Laboratories
  • Bird and Mammal Laboratories Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Fish and Wildlife Service Bird and Mammal Laboratories

Notes

  • For an administrative history of the Bird and Mammal Laboratories, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, see record unit 7171.
  • Partial description in control file.

Addl. KW Subjects

  • (RU 7171)
  • Hairdressing of African Americans (RU 7407)
  • Inaugural balls (RU 7146)
  • (RU 1070101)

Organization

(1) Notes, lists, and catalogs, 1881-1949; (2) visitors' register, 1941-1970

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1881
  • 1881-1970

Restrictions & Rights

Use of this record unit requires prior arrangement with the Archives staff

Topic

Mammalogy

Form/Genre

Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA RU1070201

Physical description

4.7 linear meters

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