Finding Aid to the Joseph and Hilda Wood Grinnell Papers, 1886-1967, 1886-1967

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Finding Aid to the Joseph and Hilda Wood Grinnell Papers, 1886-1967, 1886-1967

Collection number: BANC MSS 73/25 c

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Joseph and Hilda Wood Grinnell Papers
Date (inclusive): 1886-1967
Collection Number: BANC MSS 73/25 c
Creator: Grinnell, Joseph, 1877-1939
Extent: Number of containers: 11 boxes, 1 volume, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 5 , 8 digital object (10 images)
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: Consists of materials reflecting the Grinnell's work in the fields of natural history and ecology. The bulk of the collection is made up of diaries, field notes, and materials relating to early conservation efforts in California. Also included are drafts of articles by Joseph Grinnell regarding the natural history of the west, personal and professional correspondence of the Grinnell's, including Joseph Grinnell's work as editor of The Condor, the publication of the Cooper Ornithological Society.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joseph and Hilda Wood Grinnell Papers, BANC MSS 73/25 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Forms Available

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Related Collections

Title: Joseph Grinnell Papers, 1884-1938,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-B 995
Title: Records of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology,
Identifier/Call Number: 1908-1949, UARC CU-120
Title: John G. Tyler correspondence pertaining to ornithological research, ca. 1905-1937,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 79/111 c
Title: Portraits of Joseph Grinnell's family and his colleagues, ca. 1880-1969,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1973.044
Title: American Ornithologists' Union Meeting Portraits, 1926-1930,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1973.038

Material Cataloged Separately

Photographs have been transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Alexander, Annie Montague, 1867-1950--Correspondence
Beckwith, Martha Warren, 1871-1959--Correspondence
Grinnell, Hilda W. (Hilda Wood), 1883---Archives
Grinnell, Joseph, 1877-1939--Archives
Cooper Ornithological Society
University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Zoology
Natural history--Alaska
Ornithology
Ornithology--Bibliography
Wildlife conservation--California
Zoology--Research
Diaries
Faculty papers
Field notes
Notebooks

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Joseph and Hilda Wood Grinnell Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Mary E. Grinnell on July 18, 1972 and March 12, 1982.

Biography

Joseph Grinnell was born on February 27, 1877 near Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory at the Kiowa, Comanche and Wichita Indian Agency, where his father served as government physician. After living for a short time in Tennessee and in the Dakota Territory, the family settled in Pasadena, California in 1885. Grinnell attended school in Pasadena and received his B.A. from Throop Polytechnic Institute (now Caltech) in 1897.
Grinnell made two trips to Alaska in 1896-97 and 1898-99, where he conducted field studies and collected avian specimens. In 1900 he published a paper on these findings entitled "Birds of the Kotzebue Sound Region, Alaska." Some of the letters and notebooks from the second trip were published by his mother, ornithologist Elizabeth Grinnell as Gold Hunting in Alaska.
In 1901, after earning his M.A. from Stanford, he began teaching in the biology department at Throop. In 1906 he married Hilda Wood, a former student. While teaching at Throop Grinnell met Annie Montague Alexander, who was about to embark on a collecting trip to Alaska. Miss Alexander had been preparing to found a museum at the University of California for the collection and study of vertebrates. This goal was realized in 1908 with the opening of the California Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. Grinnell was appointed the museum's first director, a position he held until his death. During his tenure at the Museum, Grinnell donated his collection of 8,000 birds and 2,000 mammals to the University.
After receiving a Ph.D. from Stanford in 1913, Grinnell was appointed as assistant professor in the Department of Zoology at Berkeley, and as full professor in 1920. He published more than 500 papers in his lifetime, primarily on California birds and other wildlife. Much of Dr. Grinnell's focus in his later years was on the protection of California's native plant and animal species. He helped to formulate the California Fish and Game Code and his conservation studies were instrumental in the effort to form the Point Lobos State Reserve and the Frances S. Hastings Natural History Reservation.
He served as president of the American Ornithologists' Union from 1929-1932 and of the American Society of Mammalogists from 1937-1938. Dr. Grinnell was editor of The Condor, the publication of the Cooper Ornithological Society from 1906 until his death in Berkeley on May 29, 1939.
Hilda Wood was born in Tombstone, Arizona Territory on May 29, 1883. She grew up in Glendora, California and received a B.S. from Throop in 1906. After her husband became director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology in 1908, the couple moved to Berkeley where they raised three sons and a daughter. In 1913 she earned an M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mrs. Grinnell assisted her husband in his work, accompanying him on countless field trips as well as helping to prepare his manuscripts for publication. After his death, she carried on his efforts to promote the study and conservation of wildlife, especially of the native flora and fauna of California. For over twenty years she served as secretary of the Northern Division of the Cooper Ornithological Club and was head of the Nature Department at Camp Sugar Pine (San Francisco Girl Scout Council).
In 1940 Mrs. Grinnell was appointed Bibliographer at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. She published a bibliography of the writings of C. Hart Merriam in 1943 and helped to edit Joseph Grinnell's A Bibliography of California Ornithology, published after his death. Other publications of Mrs. Grinnell's include A Synopsis of the Bats of California, and a biography of Annie Montague Alexander published by the Grinnell Naturalists Society. She also contributed articles to The Condor and The Gull (Audubon Society of the Pacific). She was a member of the American Ornithologists' Union, the American Society of Mammalogists and the California Academy of Sciences.
Hilda Wood Grinnell died on June 7, 1963.

Scope and Content

The Joseph and Hilda Wood Grinnell Papers, 1886-1967, consist of materials reflecting their work in the fields of natural history and ecology. The bulk of the collection is made up of diaries, field notes, and materials relating to early conservation efforts in California. Also included are drafts of articles by Joseph Grinnell regarding the natural history of the west, personal and professional correspondence of the Grinnell's, including Joseph Grinnell's work as editor of The Condor, the publication of the Cooper Ornithological Society, and a collection of the correspondence of philanthropist Annie Montague Alexander.
Very little of Joseph Grinnell's professional correspondence is included in this collection, with the exception of letters relating to the Cooper Ornithological Society. Hilda Grinnell's correspondence relates to natural history and conservation issues and includes letters from prominent naturalists including E. Raymond Hall and Alden H. Miller. Also included is correspondence between Mrs. Grinnell and Annie Montague Alexander along with letters written by Miss Alexander to her childhood friend, Martha Beckwith, who was also acquaintance of the Grinnell's for many years.
In the 1890's, Joseph Grinnell made two trips into Alaska to research native birds. His diaries and field notes from these trips are included in this collection, as well as letters written to his family during his travels. Also of note is a draft entitled "The Kotzebue Sound Gold Rush," an account of the second trip, which he spent working as a cook in a mining camp in the Klondike region, collecting specimens and recording field observations in his spare time.
By the mid 1920's Grinnell's focus began to shift toward the protection of wildlife species in the western United States. His research in conservation work impacted the policies of the National Park Service as well as the California Fish and Game Code. His philosophy is outlined in his 1925 article "A Conversationist's Creed as to Wild-Life Administration." The collection also includes materials relating to his involvement as a member of the Committee on Rodent and Wild Life Control appointed by President Robert G. Sproul in 1932 to investigate animal poisoning in California.
This collection includes very little material relating to Dr. Grinnell's administrative or academic work at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, with the exception of copies of reports to the University, a small amount of zoology course material and a manuscript for a history of the museum by written by Mrs. Grinnell. Papers relating to his tenure at the MVZ can be found in the Records of the Museum of Vertabrate Zoology, 1908-1949. Other materials relating to the Cooper Ornithological Club and its publication, The Condor, can be found in the Joseph Grinnell Papers, 1884-1938, BANC MSS C-B 995.

Container Listing

 

Series 1: Correspondence. 1886-1963

Physical Description: Boxes 1-5

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically and alphabetically.

Content/Description

Divided into 3 sub-series: Joseph Grinnell, Hilda Wood Grinnell, and Annie Montague Alexander. Joseph Grinnell's correspondence is further sub-divided into family and professional correspondence. Family correspondence consists primarily of letters written to his family from Alaska during his two trips there. Included here is a letter from Chief Red Cloud of the Ogala Sioux to Joseph Grinnell's mother written in 1886, in which he makes reference to "my little friend Joe." Professional correspondence consists mainly of letters to W. Lee Chambers relating to The Condor and the Cooper Ornithological Club.
Hilda Wood Grinnell's correspondence is further sub-divided into incoming and outgoing, and includes letters from many important western naturalists, including Annie Montague Alexander, Charles Camp, Jean Linsdale, and Annetta Carter.
Annie Alexander's letters to her friend Martha Beckwith, written between 1899-1940, describe many of her trips into the field to collect fossils and other specimens for the museums she founded at the University of California. This sub-series also includes two letters to Miss Alexander regarding Joseph Grinnell.
 

Joseph Grinnell. 1886-1939

 

Family Correspondence

box 1, folder 1

Letters to Elizabeth Grinnell (from Joseph Grinnell and others) 1886-1905

box 1, folder 2

Letters to family (miscellany) 1893-1897

box 1, folder 3

Letters from San Francisco and Alaska 1896

box 1, folder 4

Letters from San Francisco 1898

box 1, folder 5

Letters from aboard the Penelope, North Pacific 1898

box 1, folder 6

Letters from Alaska 1898-1899

 

Professional Correspondence

 

Incoming Letters

box 1, folder 7-8

A-Z miscellaneous 1913-1938 undated

 

Outgoing Letters

box 1, folder 9-12

A-Z miscellaneous 1902-1939

box 2, folder 1-34

Cooper Ornithological Club Correspondence 1905-1939

 

Hilda Wood Grinnell. 1903-1963

 

Incoming Correspondence

box 3, folder 1-2

A miscellaneous 1867-1950

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Abbott, Clinton Gilbert; Alexander, Annie Montague.
box 3, folder 2

Letter from Annie Alexander to Hilda Wood Grinnell. June 4, 1939 BANC MSS 73/25 c

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 3, folder 3

B miscellaneous 1886-

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Baker, John Hopkinson, 1894; Beckwith, Martha Warren, 1871-1959; Behle, William Harroun, 1909; Bryant, H. C. (Harold Child).
box 3, folder 4-5

C miscellaneous 1878-1966

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Camp, Charles Lewis, 1893-; Carter, Annetta, 1907-; Chambers, Willie.
box 3, folder 6

D miscellaneous 1938-1963

box 3, folder 7

E miscellaneous 1903-1955

box 3, folder 8

F miscellaneous 1901-

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Follett, Wilbur Irving.
box 3, folder 9

G miscellaneous 1875-1966

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Goethe, C.M. (Charles Matthias).
box 3, folder 10-11

H miscellaneous 1938-1959

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Hall, E. Raymond (Eugene Raymond), 1902-; Hastings, Frances Simes.
box 3, folder 12

J miscellaneous 1887-

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Jaeger, Edmund Carroll.
box 3, folder 13

K miscellaneous 1941-1962

box 3, folder 14

L miscellaneous 1902-

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Linsdale, Jean M. (Jean Myron).
box 3, folder 15

M miscellaneous 1874-1970

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Miller, Alden H. (Alden Holmes), 1906-; Miller, Loye.
box 3, folder 16

N miscellaneous 1943-1956

box 3, folder 17

O-P miscellaneous 1938-1957

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Packard, Fred Mallery.
box 3, folder 18

Q-R miscellaneous 1941-1950

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Riney, Thane.
box 4, folder 1-2

S miscellaneous 1912-1963

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Storer, Robert W. (Robert Winthrop), 1914-; Streator, Clark Perkins.
box 4, folder 3

T miscellaneous 1941-1960

box 4, folder 4

U miscellaneous 1940-1950

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: University of California Office of the President; University of California Regents.
box 4, folder 5

V miscellaneous 1944-1950

Scope and Content Note

Correspondents include: Van Dyke, Dix.
box 4, folder 6

W miscellaneous 1941-1958

box 4, folder 7

Unidentified correspondence 1941-1954 undated

box 4, folder 8-10

Condolence letters on death of Joseph Grinnell 1939

 

Outgoing Correspondence

box 4, folder 11

Letters to Annie Montague Alexander 1941-1948

box 4, folder 12-39

Miscellaneous 1913-1962

 

Annie Montague Alexander. 1899-1940

box 5, folder 1-34

Letters from A.M.A. to Martha Beckwith 1899-1940 undated

box 5, folder 35

Letters to A.M.A. relating to Joseph Grinnell 1928 1939

 

Series 2: Writings. 1893-1958

Physical Description: Boxes 6-8; Box 9, folders1-4

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Content/Description

Divided into 2 sub-series: Joseph Grinnell and Hilda Wood Grinnell. Joseph Grinnell's materials are further sub-divided into Diaries and Notes, Articles and Publications, and Bibliography. Writings include Dr. Grinnell's Alaska notebooks and field notes, as well as handwritten drafts for three volumes of bibliography of papers written by Dr. Grinnell between 1893 and 1939. Articles and Publications include typed and handwritten drafts.
Mrs. Grinnell's writings are sub-divided into Diaries and Notes, and Articles and Publications. Includes notebooks kept on field trips taken with Dr. Grinnell as well as after his death and the manuscript of her biography of Annie Montague Alexander, written to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology in 1958.
 

Joseph Grinnell. 1893-1939

 

Diaries and Notes

box 6, folder 1

Notebook #6: ornithological notes 1897-1900

box 6, folder 2

Notes on birds observed in Alaska 1897-1998

box 6, folder 3

Notebook #7: Kotzebue Sound, Alaska 1898-1999

box 6, folder 4

Notebook #8: Kowak River, Alaska 1898-1999

box 6, folder 5

Notebook #10: Kowak River, Alaska 1899

box 6, folder 6

Transcription of Notebooks #8 and #10 1898-1999

box 6, folder 7

Alaska notes 1898-1999

box 6, folder 8

Original drawing and reproduction of "Whale Hunting," by Cingatoo 1898

box 6, folder 9

Thanksgiving Day Menu, Kowak River, Alaska 1898

box 7, folder 1

Local field notes 1929-1938

box 7, folder 2

Notes on rodent control 1932-1933 undated

box 7, folder 3

Diary 1939

box 7, folder 4

Field notes: Volcano, California 1939

box 7, folder 5

Notebook undated

box 7, folder 6

Miscellaneous notes undated

 

Articles and Publications

box 7, folder 7

"Birds and Butterflies"

Pasadena Daily Evening Star
1895

box 7, folder 8

"Kotzebue Sound Gold Rush" ca. 1899

box 7, folder 9

"The Need for a Vertebrate Zoologist in the Hawaiian Islands" 1920

box 7, folder 10

"Geography and Evolution as Illustrated in the Kangaroo Rats of California" 1921

box 7, folder 11

"A Conversationist's Creed as to Wild-Life Administration, Science 1925

box 7, folder 12

"An Analysis of Trends in the A.O.U." 1930

box 7, folder 13

"California's Grizzly Bears" 1938

box 7, folder 14

"Ocean Waifs and What They Mean for Distribution" 1938

box 7, folder 15

"Proposed Shift of Names in Passerculus-a Protest" 1939

box 7, folder 16

"Comments Upon the Systematics of Some Western Birds" undated

box 7, folder 17

"The Fresno District in and Now" 1844

box 7, folder 18

"Notes on Water Birds at Morro Bay, California" undated

box 7, folder 19

"Our Society, Its Potentials and Limitations" undated

 

Bibliography

box 7, folder 20-22

Complete Bibliography 1893-1939

box 7, folder 23

Introduction to Bibliography of California Ornithology 1939

 

Hilda Wood Grinnell. 1906-1958

 

Diaries and Notes

box 8, folder 1

Diary, San Bernardino Mountains 1906

box 8, folder 2-3

Diaries, East Coast trip 1916

box 8, folder 4

Miscellaneous notebooks 1929-1942

box 8, folder 5-6

Diaries, East Coast trip 1930

box 8, folder 7

Diary 1931

box 8, folder 8

Diary, Quebec trip 1932

box 8, folder 9

Notebook, Pinnacles, Eureka 1934 1936

box 8, folder 10

Field notes, Pt. Lobos 1934-35

box 8, folder 11

Diary, American Ornithological Union meeting, Toronto 1935

box 8, folder 12

Field notes, Clear Lake Oaks, Calif. 1936

box 8, folder 13

Field notes, Carmel and Pt. Lobos 1936-1938

box 8, folder 14

Field notes, Hastings Natural History Reserve 1936-1943

box 8, folder 15

Field notes, Tulare Calif. 1937

box 8, folder 16

Field notes, Bodega Bay 1938

box 8, folder 17

Field notes, Russian Gulch 1941

box 8, folder 18

Field notes, Cedar Grove Ranger Station 1942

box 8, folder 19

Notebook 1944-1946

box 9, folder 1

Notebook cover undated

 

Articles and Publications

box 9, folder 2

Miscellaneous articles and drafts 1943-1952 undated

box 9, folder 3

Annie Montague Alexander, 1867-1950

Draft and commemorative booklet
1958

box 9, folder 4

"History of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology"

Manuscript
ca. 1958

 

Series 3: Professional Activities. 1910-1963

Physical Description: Box 9, folders 5-18

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Content/Description

Divided into 2 sub-series: Joseph Grinnell and Hilda Wood Grinnell. Joseph Grinnell's professional materials relate to his work in the UC Berkeley Department of Zoology and includes field exercises and examinations. There are also drafts of reports of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology to the President for the years 1910 and 1912, as well as lists of research projects undertaken in the museum from 1937-1961.
Hilda Grinnell's professional papers include records of her tenure as nature counselor for the San Francisco Girl Scout Council's Camp Sugar Pine and research files on natural history and bibliography.
 

Joseph Grinnell. 1910-1939

box 9, folder 5

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology 1910-1939 undated

box 9, folder 6

Announcements for lectures 1920-1936

box 9, folder 7

Tribute to Professors Gilbert & Price, Stanford University 1925

box 9, folder 8

Zoology Courses, UC Berkeley 1927-1939

 

Natural History of the Vertebrates, Zoology 113. 1938 BANC MSS 73/25 c

Scope and Content Note

Course syllabus for spring semester.
 

Note attached to Natural History of the Vertebrates. 1938 BANC MSS 73/25 c

Language of Material: English
 

Individual Field Project in Vertebrate Natural History. February 10, 1938 BANC MSS 73/25 c

Scope and Content Note

Description of spring semester project for Zoology 113 course.
box 9, folder 9

Professional memberships 1929-1931

box 9, folder 10

Interview with Chase Littlejohn, otter hunter 1933

box 9, folder 11

Reports to the Cooper Ornithological Club 1935-1938

 

Hilda Wood Grinnell. 1922-1963

box 9, folder 12

Department of Zoology, UC Berkeley 1922-1937

box 9, folder 13

Research material on natural history 1924-1947 undated

box 9, folder 14

Cooper Ornithological Club 1929-1945 undated

box 9, folder 15

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology 1935-1962

box 9, folder 16

Women's Faculty Club, UC Berkeley 1939-1963

box 9, folder 17

Research material for bibliography 1943 undated

box 9, folder 18

Camp Sugar Pine (Girl Scouts) 1943-59 undated

 

Series 4: Wildlife Conservation. 1926-1965

Physical Description: Box 10

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Content/Description

Divided into 2 sub-series: Joseph Grinnell and Hilda Wood Grinnell. Dr. Grinnell's conservation records contain research materials on animal poisoning and wildlife control and include drafts for articles and position papers on this subject.
Mrs. Grinnell's materials include files on California conservation efforts from the late 1930's through the early 1960's. This series includes newsletters published by the Grinnell Naturalists Society formed at Berkeley in 1940 to promote the study of natural history in the west.
 

Joseph Grinnell. 1926-1938

box 10, folder 1

Articles and abstracts on rodent control 1926-34

box 10, folder 2

Research material on predatory animal control 1930-1938 undated

box 10, folder 3

Resolutions regarding animal poisoning 1930-1932

box 10, folder 4

Correspondence regarding animal poisoning 1930-1934

box 10, folder 5

Bird poisoning 1931-1932

box 10, folder 6

Articles and clippings 1931-1938 undated

box 10, folder 7

"Personal Statement Concerning the Use of Poison Against Vertebrate Animal Life" 1931-1933

box 10, folder 8

"Considerations from the Conservationists' Point of View Pertinent to the Problem of Wild Animal Control" 1932

box 10, folder 9

"The Wild Carnivorous Mammals of California" 1932

box 10, folder 10

"Native California Rodents in Relation to Water Supply" 1932

box 10, folder 11

Committee on Rodent and Wildlife Control, UC Berkeley 1932

box 10, folder 12

Public health and wildlife control 1932

 

Hilda Wood Grinnell. 1935-1965

box 10, folder 13

Point Lobos Reserve 1935-1946

box 10, folder 14

Daughters of the American Revolution Reforestation Project 1939-1946

box 10, folder 15

Western Bird Banding Association 1939-1955

box 10, folder 16

Grinnell Naturalists Society 1940-1961

box 10, folder 17

Frances Simes Hastings Natural History Reservation 1940-1955

box 10, folder 18

California Conservation Council 1941-1945

box 10, folder 19

Research material on Redwoods 1942-1953 undated

box 10, folder 20

South Calaveras Grove 1944-1953 undated

box 10, folder 21

Save San Francisco Bay Association 1962 undated

box 10, folder 22

Clippings 1931-1962

box 10, folder 23

Miscellaneous conservation materials 1934-1965 undated

 

Series 5: Personal Papers. 1893-1967

Physical Description: Box 11, Volume 1, Oversize Folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Content/Description

Divided into 2 sub-series: Joseph Grinnell and Hilda Wood Grinnell. Joseph Grinnell's materials include a scrapbook originally compiled by Elizabeth Grinnell to record her son's activities and contains clippings, articles by Joseph Grinnell regarding his trips to Alaska, photographs, and copies of the Nome (Alaska) Daily News from 1900. Much of the contents of the scrapbook have been removed and relocated to folders.
 

Joseph Grinnell. 1893-1951

volume 1

Scrapbook 1898-1917

Scope and Content Note

Pertains to Joseph Grinnell's education, especially at Throop Polytechnic Institute, with some photographs pasted in near the back.
oversize-folder 1 A

Loose items from scrapbook 1893-1939

box 11, folder 1

Loose items from scrapbook 1883-1939

box 11, folder 1

"Bruin Meets Ignoble Fate; Tied to Tree and Etherized." (newspaper clipping) BANC MSS 73/25 c

Scope and Content Note

Article about Prof. Joseph Grinnell chloroforming a bear. Includes a picture of Grinnell
 

"Prof. Grinnell to Go North; Will Sever Connection with Throop Institute in Summer." (newspaper clipping) 1908? BANC MSS 73/25 c

box 11, folder 2

Throop diploma (B.A.) and invitation 1897

box 11, folder 3

Receipts 1898-1939

box 11, folder 4

Stanford diploma (M.A.) and program 1901

box 11, folder 5

Stanford diploma (Ph.D.) and program 1913

box 11, folder 6

Written exam for Stanford Ph.D. 1913

box 11, folder 7

Clippings relating to Joseph Grinnell 1915-1940 undated

 

"Finds Life on Burned Slopes of Mt. Lassen." (newspaper clipping from the Berkeley Daily Gazette) 1928 July 26 BANC MSS 73/25 c

 

"Birds Anticipate Building of Museum." (newspaper clipping) BANC MSS 73/25 c

Scope and Content Note

Article regarding construction of the new Life Science Building to house the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley.
box 11, folder 8

Joseph Grinnell obituaries 1939-1951 undated

 

Hilda Wood Grinnell. 1906-1967

box 11, folder 8

Clippings relating to Hilda Wood Grinnell 1906-1944

box 11, folder 9

Materials relating to Joseph Grinnell 1908-1939 undated

box 11, folder 10

Condolence cards on death of Joseph Grinnell 1939

box 11, folder 11

Miscellaneous clippings 1939-1962

box 11, folder 12

Clippings relating to Annie Montague Alexander 1950-1967

box 11, folder 13

Ephemera 1939-1950 undated

box 11, folder 14

Joseph and Hilda Grinnell Memorial 1960-1967 undated

box 11, folder 16

Condolence letter on death of Hilda Wood Grinnell 1963