Joseph Grinnell (1877-1939)

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Joseph Grinnell (1877-1939), zoologist and field biologist, was appointed in 1908 as the first director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California. Grinnell was an early advocate of the importance of field observations.


  • Grinnell, Joseph 1877-1939
  • University of California, Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-2111

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

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  • Archaeology
  • Zoology
  • Biology
  • Biology--Fieldwork


Black-and-white photographs

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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-2111]

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Gelatin silver prints

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