Inventory to the field notes of Charles D. Holliger at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at University of California, Berkeley. MVZA.MSS.0341

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: Charles D. Holliger field notes
Identifier/Call Number: MVZA.MSS.0341
Contributing Institution: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1912-1915
Abstract: The Charles D. Holliger field notes collection consists of field notes and specimen records completed in California between 1912-1915. The work represented here coincides with Holliger's time with the MVZ and UC Berkeley, where he received his B.S., M.S., and M.D. between 1913-1916.
Creator: Holliger, Charles Daniel, 1883-

Administrative Information

Conditions governing access

The collection is open for research.

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], Charles D. Holliger field notes, MVZA.MSS.0341, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Biographical/historical note

Born in 1883 in Fayette County, Illinois, Charles D. Holliger entered the UC system in 1909. Attending UC Berkeley, he received his B.S. in 1913, M.S. in 1914, and M.D. in 1916. He also served as a clerical assistant at the MVZ from 1910-1914, where his responsibilities included photographing specimens. Overall, Holliger collected more than 600 specimens that became part of the MVZ collection, with the majority being mammals. He collected primarily within California, and was a member of the field trip that produced the monograph Life in the Yosemite by Joseph Grinnell and Tracy I. Storer.
Sources Consulted:
Charles Daniel Holliger 1910-1930 folder, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology historical correspondence, MVZA.MSS.0117, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and contents note

The Charles D. Holliger field notes are composed of one standard-bound volume of field notes with map and specimen sketches. This volume includes three sections spanning the years 1912-1915 and feature localities in California. Also included are photographic notes detailing photographs taken in 1915.

Arrangement note

The arrangement of the collection is chronological and in its original form. The sections are bound in the order presented in this guide.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Container List

Volume 1

Volume 1: Holliger, C.D. 1361 1912-1915

Physical Description: 154.0 Pages
Volume 1, Section 1

Owens Valley, Inyo County, California 1361_s1 1912-1912

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 48.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Holotype of Microdipodops polionotus listed on p. 45. See MVZ Mammals 17031 . Hand-drawn map showing trap lines in Benton, California and vicinity on p. 48 .

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #407. 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, Kern County
North America, United States, California, Mono County
 

View digitized field notes.

Volume 1, Section 2

Yosemite Section, California 1361_s2 1914-1915

Physical Description: 18.0 Pages

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #853. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Mariposa County
 

View digitized field notes.

Volume 1, Section 3

Yosemite Section, California 1361_s3 1915-1915

Physical Description: 81.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Holotype of Martes caurina sierrae listed on p. 135. See MVZ Mammals 22112 . This section also includes ten pages of photographic notes numbered pp. 140-149 describing photographs taken between 5/23/1915-7/26/1915.

Related materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #891. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Mariposa County
North America, United States, California, Tuolumne County
 

View digitized field notes.