INVENTORY OF THE TRACY IRWIN STORER PAPERS, 1899-1973

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General Library
University of California, Davis
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INVENTORY OF THE TRACY IRWIN STORER PAPERS, 1899-1973

D-110

Department of Special Collections

General Library

University of California, Davis

Davis, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • General Library
  • 100 North West Quad
  • University of California, Davis
  • Davis, CA 95616-5292
  • Phone: (530) 752-1621
  • Fax: (530) 754-5758
  • Email: speccoll@lib.ucdavis.edu
Processed and encoded by: Sara Gunasekara with assistance from student employee Jenny Hodge
Completed: 2004
©2004 The Regents of the University of California

Descriptive Summary

Title: Tracy Irwin Storer Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1899-1973
Collection number: D-110
Creator: Storer, Tracy Irwin, 1889-
Extent: 9 linear feet
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
100 North West Quad
Davis, California, 95616-5292
Abstract: Tracy Irwin Storer (1889-1973) was the founder of the Department of Zoology at the University of California, Davis. In 1923 he joined the faculty of the University of California, Davis as Assistant Professor of Zoology and Assistant Zoologist in the Experiment Station and was the department's sole faculty member until expansion began in 1935. His papers contain correspondence, writings, and printed material relating to his work. Also included are photographs and postcards of the California missions.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Tracy Irwin Storer Papers, D-110, Department of Special Collections, University of California Library, Davis, California.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara was assisted by student employee Jenny Hodge in the processing of this collection.

Biography

Biographical Narrative

Tracy Irwin Storer (1889-1973) completed his education in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended high schools in Oakland and entered the University of California at Berkeley in 1908. Majoring in zoology, he received his B.S. degree in 1912, the M.S. in 1913, and the Ph.D. in 1921. In 1960 the University conferred upon him the LL.D. and in 1969 named the new zoology building on the Davis campus after him.
From 1914 to 1923 he was on the staff of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology on the Berkeley campus, first as assistant curator of birds and later as field naturalist. These services were interrupted during World War I in which he served as a first lieutenant in the Sanitary Corps. In 1923 he joined the faculty of the University of California at Davis as assistant professor of zoology and assistant zoologist in the Experiment Station of the College of Agriculture. He was not only founder of the Department of Zoology at Davis but its sole faculty member until expansion began in 1935. He became professor emeritus in 1956.
His bibliography contains over 200 titles of scientific articles and books. He was co-author of Animal Life in the Yosemite (1926) and Sierra Nevada Natural History (1968). He authored several textbooks of zoology, including General Zoology (1951) and Elements of Zoology, (1955) which were translated into a number of foreign languages. In addition to his zoology texts, he wrote (with Lloyd P. Tevis, Jr.) California Grizzly (1955). This book which was reissued in 1996 is still considered the most comprehensive book on the bear's history in California. As a result of these studies, he was called upon to assist in designing the bear on the California state flag.
He was a member of numerous societies; in several of these he contributed his skills as administrator and editor. He was vice president and president of the Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, the Society of Mammalogists, the Society of Naturalists, and the Wildlife Society; three times president of the Cooper Ornithological Club; associate editor of Ecology and of Ecological Monographs, and editor of The Journal of Wildlife Management. In 1968 the California Academy of Sciences bestowed on him its Fellow's Medal.
Source: Spieth, Herman T. et al. "Tracy I. Storer." In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1976.

Scope and Content of Collection

Organized into four series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Writings by Storer, 3. Printed Material, 4. Photographs and Postcards.

Related collection

The California Academy of Sciences holds 19 linear feet of Tracy Irwin Storer Papers.

Indexing Terms

Subjects

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Storer, Tracy Irwin, 1889-
University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
University of California, Davis. Dept. of Zoology
Zoology--Research
Zoologists--Correspondence
X Club
Rodents--Control
Missions--California


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Series 1 Correspondence, 1923-1973

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Organzied into two subseries: General and Subject.
 

Subseries 1.1 General, 1923-1973

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A 1926-1949

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A 1923-1973

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B 1926-1953

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Box 1:4

B 1925-1955

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Box 1:5

B 1925-1955

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B 1925-1973

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C 1925-1973

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Box 1:8

C 1925-1955

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Box 1:9

C 1925-1955

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Box 1:10

C 1925-1955

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Box 1:11

D 1931-1957

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Box 2:1

D 1925-1973

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Box 2:2

D 1931-1947

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Box 2:3

E 1925-1941

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Box 2:4

E 1928-1953

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Box 2:5

E 1925-1973

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Box 2:6

F 1926-1953

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Box 2:7

F 1926-1952

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Box 2:8

F 1925-1973

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Box 2:9

G 1926-1957

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Box 2:10

G 1933-1941

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Box 2:11

G 1925-1973

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Box 2:12

Grinnell, J. 1924-1932

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Box 2:13

H 1925-1973

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Box 2:14

H 1925-1973

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Box 3:1

H 1925-1955

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Box 3:2

H 1925-1955

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Howard, W.E. 1925-1955

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Box 3:4

I 1925-1973

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J 1925-1973

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Box 3:6

Jacobsen, W. C. 1925-1955

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Box 3:7

Jameson 1925-1955

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Box 3:8

K 1925-1973

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Box 3:9

K 1925-1973

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Box 3:10

K 1925-1955

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Box 3:11

L 1925-1973

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Box 3:12

L 1925-1973

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Box 3:13

L 1925-1973

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Box 3:14

L 1925-1973

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Box 3:15

M 1925-1973

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Box 4:1

M 1925-1973

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Box 4:2

M 1925-1973

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Box 4:3

M 1925-1973

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Box 4:4

M 1925-1955

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Box 4:5

M 1925-1955

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Box 4:6

Mullins 1925-1955

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Box 4:7

N 1925-1973

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Box 4:8

N 1925-1973

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Box 4:9

N 1925-1955

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Box 4:10

O 1925-1955

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Box 4:11

P 1925-1973

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Box 4:12

P 1925-1973

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Box 4:13

P-Q 1925-1955

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Box 4:14

R 1925-1955

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Box 4:15

R 1925-1973

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Box 5:1

S 1925-1973

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Box 5:2

S 1925-1973

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Box 5:3

S 1925-1973

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Box 5:4

S 1925-1973

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Box 5:5

S 1925-1973

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Box 5:6

S 1925-1973

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Box 5:7

T 1925-1973

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Box 5:8

T 1925-1973

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Box 5:9

U 1925-1955

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Box 5:10

V 1925-1973

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Box 5:11

W 1925-1973

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Box 5:12

W 1925-1973

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Box 5:13

W 1925-1973

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Box 5:14

W 1925-1973

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Box 5:15

X-Z 1925-1973

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Box 6:1

Miscellaneous, 1950-1960

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Box 6:2

Miscellaneous, 1962-1968

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Subseries 1.2 Subject, 1923-1971

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Arranged in two subseries: Davis Campus/University of California System and Rodent Control.
 

Subseries 1.2.1 Davis Campus/University of California System, 1923-1958

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Comptroller, Davis 1923-1929

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Comptroller, Davis 1929-1944

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Box 6:5

Dean of Agriculture, Berkeley 1924-1942

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Director and Assistant Dean, Davis 1923-1942

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Box 6:7

Library, Davis 1924-1943

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Box 6:8

Office of the President, University of California 1925-1940

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Box 6:9

Registrar and Recorder, Davis 1924-1958

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Box 6:10

Travel Expenses 1923-1930

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Subseries 1.2.2 Rodent Control, 1940-1971

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Box 6:11

1940-1971

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Box 6:12

1940-1971

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Series 2 Writings by Storer, 1918-1967

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Organized into two subseries: Manuscripts and Published.
 

Subseries 2.1 Manuscripts, 1932-1967

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Contains drafts for Storer's book, Elements of Zoology, and essays he wrote for the X Club. Arranged alphabetically.
Box 6:13

Elements of Zoology drafts, 1955

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Box 6:14

Elements of Zoology drafts, 1955

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Box 6:15

Elements of Zoology drafts, 1955

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Box 6:16

Elements of Zoology drafts, 1955

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Box 7:1

Elements of Zoology drafts, 1955

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Box 7:2

Elements of Zoology drafts, 1955

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Box 7:3

Elements of Zoology drafts, 1955

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Box 7:4

Elements of Zoology drafts, 1955

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Box 7:5

Elements of Zoology drafts, 1955

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Box 7:6

Elements of Zoology drafts, 1955

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Box 7:7

Elements of Zoology drafts, 1955

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Box 8:1

Elements of Zoology drafts, 1955

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Box 8:2

Elements of Zoology drafts, 1955

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Box 8:3

Elements of Zoology drafts, 1955

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Box 8:4

Essays for the X Club, 1932-1967

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Subseries 2.2 Published, 1948-1953

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Contains several of Storer's published works. Arranged alphabetically.
Box 8:5

Animal life in the Yosemite; an account of the mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians in a cross-section of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1924

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The Game Birds of California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1918

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Box 9:1

Rodent Control Circulars, 1948-1953

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Contains Storer's Control of rats and mice (California Agricultural Extension Service. Circular 142), Controlling rats and mice (California. Agricultural Experiment Station, Berkeley. Circular 410), Control of field rodents in California (California Agricultural Extension Service. Circular 138), and Controlling field rodents in California (California Agricultural Experiment Station [and California Agricultural] Extension Service. Circular 434).
 

Series 3 Printed Material, 1899-1973

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Box 9:2

Book; Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, Volume 10, Century Co., 1899

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Box 9:3

Menus; Davis Wine and Food Group, 1960-1973

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Box 9:4

Periodical; California Fish and Game,1973

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Box 9:5

Periodical; Herpetologica,1973

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Box 9:6

Periodical; The Wilson Periodical Bulletin,1973

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2 issues
 

Series 4 Photographs and Postcards, ca. 1900

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Contains photographs and postcards of California missions before restoration. Arranged alphabetically.
Box 9:7-12

Carmel

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Box 9:13

La Purisima

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Box 9:14

Los Angeles

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Box 9:15-20

Pala

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Box 9:21-26

San Antonio de Padua

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Box 9:27-31

San Diego de Alcala

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Box 9:32-36

San Fernando Rey de Espana

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Box 9:37

San Francisco

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Box 9:38-39

San Gabriel Arcangel

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Box 9:40-53

San Juan Capistrano

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Box 9:54

San Luis Obispo

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Box 9:55-60

San Luis Rey de Francia

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Box 9:61-62

San Miguel Arcangel

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Box 9:63-67

Santa Barbara

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Box 9:68

Santa Cruz

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Box 9:69-71

Santa Ines

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Box 9:72

Santa Margarita

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Box 9:73

Ventura

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Box 9:74-80

Unidentified

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