Chester E. Blacow field notes MVZA.MSS.0141

Finding aid prepared by Christina V. Fidler
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building
University of California
Berkeley
mvzarchives@berkeley.edu
01/23/2013


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 Barclow 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. Barlow field notes, MVZA.MSS.0140, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Conditions Governing Use

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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.

Notes

Visit Arctos , the MVZ specimen database to view specimens collected by Blacow.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Biological specimens--Identification
Cataloging--Specimens.
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

Box 1, Folder 1

Bee keeping activities and field catalog of birds collected in Hawaii 1900-1903

Box 1, Folder 1

Notes on the birds of Hawaii 1903

Box 1, Folder 1

Notes on the birds of Oahu 1903

Box 1, Folder 1

Notes on the birds of Maui 1903