Scope and contents note
Title: Tracy I. Storer papers
Identifier/Call Number: MVZA.MSS.0246
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
Language of Material:
0.7 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1911-1976
The Tracy I. Storer papers consist of five volumes of fieldnotes and specimen records spanning the years 1911-1923. All of
the fieldwork was completed within California. Also included are five folders of correspondence with materials in the date
Storer, Tracy I. (Tracy Irwin), 1889-1973
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.
[Identification of item], Tracy I. Storer papers, MVZA.MSS.0246, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California,
Tracy I. Storer (1889-1973) was an eminent zoologist and educator with significant ties to the University of California throughout
his lifetime. Receiving his B.A., M.S. and PhD from UC Berkeley, Storer was part of the MVZ’s staff from 1914-1923, serving
as Assistant Curator of Birds and Field Naturalist. In 1923, Storer moved on to UC Davis, where he founded the Department
of Zoology. Throughout his career, a major interest of Storer’s was controlling pest populations, specifically rodents. He
also contributed to a number of organizations, serving as President of the Wildlife Society, American Society of Mammalogists,
and Cooper Ornithological Society. Additionally, he edited the
Journal of Wildlife Management and published over 200 times. Two of his monographs,
General Zoology and
Elements of Zoology, have been used extensively in educational settings and published in a number of languages. Storer became Professor Emeritus
at UC Davis in 1956 and remained busy until the end of his life.
Scope and contents note
The Tracy I. Storer papers consist of five standard-bound volumes of fieldnotes, including specimen, map, and habitat sketches,
as well as transcriptions of scientific notes. Many of the volume sections include significant photographic notes and vertebrate
censuses. The volumes cover the years 1911-1923, with localities in California. This collection also includes five folders
of correspondence, as well as some biographical information and manuscripts. These items date from 1931-1976 and contain materials
covering specimen loans, rodent control, live traps, and related subjects.
The collection has been arranged in the following series: Field notes and Correspondence. There are no subseries.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Biological specimens--Collection and preservation.
University of California (1868-1952). Museum of Vertebrate Zoology