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Chester E. Blacow field notes MVZA.MSS.0141
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  • Scope and Contents note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Biographical note
  • Notes

  • Title: Chester E. Blacow field notes
    Identifier/Call Number: MVZA.MSS.0141
    Contributing Institution: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1907
    Abstract: The collection consists of the field notes taken by Blacow between the years of 1900 and 1907.
    Language of Materials: Materials primarily in English
    Creator: Blacow, Chester E.

    Scope and Contents note

    The Chester E. Blacow field notes consist of four notebooks and two loose pages. The first notebook details Blacow's bee keeping activities and it also includes a catalog of specimens collected in Hawaii. The second, third, and fourth volumes contain notes on birds observed in Hawaii.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item],Chester E. Blacow field notes, MVZA.MSS.0140, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Biographical note

    Chester E. Blacow is best known for his Hawaiian bird collections. In 1911, Annie M. Alexander purchased a bird collection from Barclow. Accession numbers associated with the Blacow collection include, nos. 4419, 3815, and 3916.
    Blacow learned how to prepare bird skins as a student of Loye Miller.
    Stein, Barbara. On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.


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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Biological specimens--Identification
    Field notes
    Pacific Ocean, United States, Hawaii, Hawaii County, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii
    Pacific Ocean, United States, Hawaii, Honolulu County, Hawaiian Islands, Oahu
    Pacific Ocean, United States, Hawaii, Maui County, Hawaiian Islands, Maui