Finding Aid to the E. Raymond Hall papers MVZA.MSS.0121

Finding aid prepared by Greg Borman
The processing of this collection was made possible through funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources' "Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives" Project.
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building
University of California
Berkeley
mvzarchives@berkeley.edu
November 2013


Descriptive Summary

Title: E. Raymond Hall papers
Identifier/Call Number: MVZA.MSS.0121
Contributing Institution: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.2 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1924-1976
Abstract: The E. Raymond Hall papers include field notes spanning the years 1927-1943, as well as wildlife control materials including correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, reprints of articles, and similar materials dating from 1924-1941. Additionally, there is a small collection of photographs with the date range 1925-1976.
Creator: Alcantar, B. R.
Creator: Hall, E. Raymond (Eugene Raymond), 1902-1986
Creator: Hall, Hubert H.
Creator: Hall, William J.

Administrative Information

Conditions governing access

The collection is open for research, with the exception of one restricted folder of wildlife control materials.

Conditions governing use

Copyright restrictions may apply. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted to the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives in writing for approval. Please contact the Museum Archivist for further information.

Preferred citation

[Identification of item], E. Raymond Hall papers, MVZA.MSS.0121, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Biographical/historical note

Over his lifetime, E. Raymond Hall (1902-1986) completed significant research primarily in the field of mammalogy. Growing up in Kansas and receiving his B.A. from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Hall took a teaching assistantship position at UC Berkeley in 1924. He completed his M.A. and a PhD while at Berkeley, studying under Grinnell. Additionally, he served as the MVZ’s curator of mammals from 1927-1944 as well as the Museum’s acting director from 1938-1944. Returning to Kansas in 1944, Hall directed the Museum of Natural History at the University of Kansas from 1944 until his retirement in 1967. In addition to mammalogy, Hall also had significant interest in the preservation and management of habitats and species. Overall, Hall published more than 340 articles and six books. His most significant monograph, Mammals of North America, first appeared in 1959 and is considered one of the most outstanding faunal works to date.
Sources Consulted:
"E. Raymond Hall." University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute. 2011. Accessed November 4, 2013. http://vertebratepaleontology.biodiversity.ku.edu/e-raymond-hall 
Findley, James S. and Jones, J. Knox, Jr. "Eugene Raymond Hall: 1902-1986." Journal of Mammalogy, 70, 2 (1989): 455-458. Accessed November 4, 2013. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1381544 

Scope and contents note

The E. Raymond Hall papers are composed of seven standard-bound volumes of fieldnotes, including specimen, map, habitat, and locality sketches, as well as transcriptions of scientific notes. The volumes cover the years 1927-1943, with localities in Arizona, California, Kansas, Nevada, Utah, and Mexico. One of the volumes includes fieldnotes and specimen catalogs authored by his sons Hubert H. Hall and William J. Hall, as well as B.R. Alcantar. Besides fieldnotes, the papers also include twelve folders of correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, reprints of articles, and similar materials. These items span the years 1924-1941 and deal primarily with the topics of wildlife control and conservation. In addition, there are also four photographs of Hall, his family, and Jean Linsdale.

Arrangement note

The collection has been arranged in the following series: Field notes and Wildlife control materials. There are no subseries.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Biological specimens--Collection and preservation.
Biological specimens--Identification
Biology Fieldwork
Cataloging--Specimens.
Correspondence
Field notes
Mammalogy--Fieldwork.
Scientific expeditions--Arizona
Scientific expeditions--California
Scientific expeditions--Kansas
Scientific expeditions--Mexico
Scientific expeditions--Nevada
Scientific expeditions--Utah
University of California (1868-1952). Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Collection Contents

 

Field notes 1927-1943

Language of Material: English
1

Volume 1 1337 1927-1932

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 198.0 Pages
1, Section 1

Tulare, Kern, and Fresno Counties, California 1337_s1 1927

Physical Description: 38.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Printed, folded map with drawn routes of travel between pp. 35-36.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Fresno County
North America, United States, California, Kern County
North America, United States, California, Tulare County
1, Section 2

Nevada: Esmeralda County; California: Inyo and Mono Counties 1337_s2 1927

Physical Description: 27.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accessions #2884, #2919, and #3775. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Inyo County
North America, United States, California, Mono County
North America, United States, Nevada, Esmeralda County
1, Section 3

Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California 1337_s3 1927

Physical Description: 11.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accessions #2973, #3302, and #3774. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Scope and contents note

Bound within volume with page numbers 70 and 71: MVZ Census Sheets that list dead and living vertebrates discovered on 9/14/1927 in Foster Ranch, Moraga Valley. Each list includes quantity discovered within specific hours.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
1, Section 4

Kansas: Douglas and Johnson Counties 1337_s4 1927

Physical Description: 25.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #3020. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Kansas, Douglas County
North America, United States, Kansas, Johnson County
1, Section 5

Berkeley, Alameda County, California; Blythe, Riverside County, California 1337_s5 1927-1930

Physical Description: 45.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section were collected between 11/5/1927 and 5/10/1928. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database. Additional specimens were collected between 8/10/1928-4/29/1929, and can also be found in Arctos . Additional specimens were collected between 12/18/1929-2/15/1930, and can also be found in Arctos .

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Riverside County
1, Section 6

Washington, District of Columbia 1337_s6 1930

Physical Description: 10.0 Pages
1, Section 7

Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California 1337_s7 1930-1931

Physical Description: 7.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accessions #3527 and #3594. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
1, Section 8

Arizona: Kaibab Plateau; Utah: Zion Canyon 1337_s8 1931

Physical Description: 6.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens in this section were collected between 6/9/1931 and 6/17/1931. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Arizona, Coconino County
North America, United States, Utah, Washington County
1, Section 9

Berkeley, Alameda County, California 1337_s9 1931-1932

Physical Description: 27.0 Pages

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
2

Volume 2: Nevada Part 1, Specimen Catalog 1338 1928-1941

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 159.0 Pages
2, Section 1

Catalog of Nevada-taken vertebrates; Catalog of Specimens from Northeastern California 1338_s1 1928-1941

Physical Description: 158.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

The specimen range linked to in this section includes gaps covered in other volumes and sections.

Related materials

Specimens in this section were collected between 5/20/1928 and 7/19/1941. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.
3

Volume 3: Nevada Part 2, Itineraries 1339 1928-1941

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 258.0 Pages
3, Section 1

Itinerary of field trips, also some for California 1339_s1 1928-1941

Physical Description: 257.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Folded map with drawn routes of travel attached prior to p. 1. Two folded maps showing routes traveled in 1928 by E.Raymond Hall, Seth B. Benson, and Ward C. Russell between pp. 9-10. Hand-drawn, folded map on paper mounted on canvas detailing cross section of Snake Mountains in White Pine County, Nevada (including Wheeler Peak) between pp. 20-21. Hand-drawn, folded map showing routes traveled and campsite locations in 1931 glued to p. 33. Hand-drawn, folded map showing routes traveled, campsite locations, and additional specimen collecting sites in 1932 between pp. 66-67. Hand-drawn, folded map showing routes traveled and campsite locations in 1934 between pp. 116-117. Hand-drawn, folded map showing routes traveled in 1935 between pp. 144-145. Hand-drawn, folded map showing routes traveled and trap lines between pp. 151-152.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Arizona, Mohave County
North America, United States, California, Plumas County
North America, United States, California, Shasta County
North America, United States, Nevada, Churchill County
North America, United States, Nevada, Clark County
North America, United States, Nevada, Douglas County
North America, United States, Nevada, Elko County
North America, United States, Nevada, Esmeralda County
North America, United States, Nevada, Humboldt County
North America, United States, Nevada, Lincoln County
North America, United States, Nevada, Lyon County
North America, United States, Nevada, Mineral County
North America, United States, Nevada, Nye County
North America, United States, Nevada, Pershing County
North America, United States, Nevada, Washoe County
North America, United States, Nevada, White Pine County
4

Volume 4: Nevada Part 3, Species Accounts 1340 1928-1941

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 171.0 Pages
4, Section 1

Nevada Species Accounts: Reptiles and Amphibians 1340_s1 1928-1941

Physical Description: 31.0 Pages

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Nevada, Churchill County
North America, United States, Nevada, Clark County
North America, United States, Nevada, Elko County
North America, United States, Nevada, Humboldt County
North America, United States, Nevada, Lander County
North America, United States, Nevada, Lincoln County
North America, United States, Nevada, Mineral County
North America, United States, Nevada, Nye County
North America, United States, Nevada, Pershing County
North America, United States, Nevada, Washoe County
North America, United States, Nevada, White Pine County
4, Section 2

Nevada Species Accounts: Birds 1340_s2 1928-1941

Physical Description: 140.0 Pages

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Nevada, Churchill County
North America, United States, Nevada, Clark County
North America, United States, Nevada, Elko County
North America, United States, Nevada, Humboldt County
North America, United States, Nevada, Lander County
North America, United States, Nevada, Lincoln County
North America, United States, Nevada, Mineral County
North America, United States, Nevada, Nye County
North America, United States, Nevada, Pershing County
North America, United States, Nevada, Washoe County
North America, United States, Nevada, White Pine County
5

Volume 5: Nevada Part 4, Species Accounts 1341 1928-1941

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 314.0 Pages
5, Section 1

Nevada Mammals Species Accounts 1341_s1 1928-1941

Physical Description: 312.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Hand-drawn, folded diagram of burrow where weasels were collected on 6/5/1929-6/6/1929 between pp. [28-29]. Two separate weasel burrow drawings on folded paper between pp. [29-30].

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Nevada, Churchill County
North America, United States, Nevada, Clark County
North America, United States, Nevada, Douglas County
North America, United States, Nevada, Elko County
North America, United States, Nevada, Esmeralda County
North America, United States, Nevada, Eureka County
North America, United States, Nevada, Humboldt County
North America, United States, Nevada, Lander County
North America, United States, Nevada, Lincoln County
North America, United States, Nevada, Lyon County
North America, United States, Nevada, Mineral County
North America, United States, Nevada, Nye County
North America, United States, Nevada, Pershing County
North America, United States, Nevada, Storey County
North America, United States, Nevada, Washoe County
North America, United States, Nevada, White Pine County
6

Volume 6: Miscellaneous 1342 1933-1941

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 194.0 Pages
6, Section 1

Kern County, California 1342_s1 1933-1933

Physical Description: 9.0 Pages

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Kern County
6, Section 2

Local 1342_s2 1933

Physical Description: 12.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens in this section were collected between 2/11/1933 and 6/24/1933. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database. Additional specimens were collected between 8/12/1933-8/15/1933, and can also be found in Arctos .

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
6, Section 3

Butte County, California 1342_s3 1933

Physical Description: 11.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Folded map showing campsites is numbered p. 211 on outside.

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #4215. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Butte County
6, Section 4

Local 1342_s4 1933-1934

Physical Description: 7.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accessions #4293, #4371, #4385, #4432, #4448, #4467, and #4473. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
6, Section 5

Merced, Madera, Fresno, San Diego, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties, California 1342_s5 1934

Physical Description: 74.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Folded map of Fresno County between pp. 254-255.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Fresno County
North America, United States, California, Los Angeles County
North America, United States, California, Madera County
North America, United States, California, Merced County
North America, United States, California, Orange County
North America, United States, California, Riverside County
North America, United States, California, San Diego County
North America, United States, California, Santa Barbara County
North America, United States, California, Ventura County
6, Section 6

Local 1342_s6 1934

Physical Description: 2.0 Pages
6, Section 7

San Joaquin and Contra Costa Counties, California 1342_s7 1934

Physical Description: 7.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Folded map of San Joaquin county between pp. 309-310.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
North America, United States, California, San Joaquin County
6, Section 8

Local 1342_s8 1934-1938

Physical Description: 24.0 Pages

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
6, Section 9

Below Point Lobos State Park, Monterey County, California 1342_s9 1938

Physical Description: 4.0 Pages

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Monterey County
6, Section 10

Local 1342_s10 1938-1939

Physical Description: 11.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

One 4" x 6 1/2" envelope bound in volume prior to p. 1 contains 4 photographs of sea otters 10.3 miles south of Point Lobos, Monterey County. Photographs taken by E.H. Vestal.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
6, Section 11

Washington and Oregon 1342_s11 1939

Physical Description: 24.0 Pages

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Oregon, Clatsop County
North America, United States, Oregon, Tillamook County
North America, United States, Washington, Columbia County
North America, United States, Washington, Pacific County
6, Section 12

Local 1342_s12 1939-1940

Physical Description: 4.0 Pages
6, Section 13

Oregon, Nevada, California 1342_s13 1940-1941

Physical Description: 5.0 Pages

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
North America, United States, Nevada, Clark County
North America, United States, Oregon, Clatsop County
7

Volume 7: Hall, E.R.; Hall, H.H.; Hall, W.J.; Alcantar, R. 1343 1941-1943

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 125.0 Pages
7, Section 1

Hall, E.R. Miscellaneous, Local 1343_s1 1942-1943

Physical Description: 2.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #6870. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
7, Section 2

Hall, E.R. Mexico-Michoacan 1343_s2 1943-1943

Physical Description: 43.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #7038. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Scope and contents note

Holotype of Microtus mexicanus fundatus listed on p. [1]. See MVZ Mammals 100637 . Holotype of Sigmodon hispidus atratus listed on p. [7]. See MVZ Mammals 100628 .

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, Mexico, Michoacán
7, Section 3

Hall, H.H. California-Nevada 1343_s3 1941-1941

Physical Description: 11.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #6595. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Plumas County
North America, United States, California, Shasta County
North America, United States, Nevada, Humboldt County
North America, United States, Nevada, Washoe County
7, Section 4

Hall, H.H. Michoacan, Mexico 1343_s4 1943-1943

Physical Description: 18.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #7038. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Scope and contents note

Holotype of Thomomys umbrinus pullus listed on p. [1]. See MVZ Mammals 100151 .

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, Mexico, Michoacán
7, Section 5

Hall, W.J. California-Nevada 1343_s5 1941-1941

Physical Description: 15.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #6595. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Lassen County
North America, United States, California, Plumas County
North America, United States, California, Shasta County
North America, United States, Nevada, Humboldt County
North America, United States, Nevada, Washoe County
7, Section 6

Hall, W.J. Michoacan, Mexico 1343_s6 1943-1943

Physical Description: 18.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #7038. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, Mexico, Distrito Federal
North America, Mexico, Michoacán
7, Section 7

R. Alcantar Michoacan, Mexico 1343_s7 1943-1943

Language of Material: Spanish; Castilian
Physical Description: 12.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #7038. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, Mexico, Michoacán
 

Wildlife control materials

Language of Material: English

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Scientific expeditions--Nevada
University of California (1868-1952). Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
1, Folder 1

Most interesting, Sproul and Grinnell 1932-1932

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
1, Folder 2

Predatory animal, rodent, and bird control measures and resolution - confidential 1931-1934

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
1, Folder 3

Wildlife control, poisoning, and HR 187 1928-1932

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Thallium
1, Folder 4

Bureau of biological survey, poisoning 1924-1932

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
1, Folder 5

HR 187, conservation letters and manuscripts 1929-1931

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Nevada, Washoe County, Anaho Island
1, Folder 6

Correspondence and documents regarding various conservation efforts including the Everglades, grizzly bears and wildlife control measures 1930-1932

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
1, Folder 7

Correspondence and statements regarding wildlife control and poisoning 1925-1932

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Thallium
1, Folder 8

Documents and correspondence related to wildlife control 1934-1935

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
1, Folder 9

Miscellaneous letters and MVZ documents 1929-1941

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
1, Folder 10

Miscellaneous reports and articles on predatory animal control 1929-1931

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
1, Folder 11

Miscellaneous reports and articles on wildlife protection 1930-1930

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
1, Folder 12

Family photos and photo of Lindsdale 1925-1976

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder