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Inventory to the Ornithology and Mammalogy Department Field Note Collection at the California Academy of Sciences 1880-2010
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Related materials
  • Reproduction
  • Arrangement note
  • Conditions governing access
  • Scope and content
  • Preferred citation

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ornithology and Mammalogy Department field note collection
    Collection number: MSS.362
    Repository: California Academy of Sciences Archives
    55 Music Concourse Drive
    Golden Gate Park
    San Francisco, CA 94118
    Languages: Materials are in English.
    Physical Description: 11.4 Cubic feet 56 boxes and items (several oversize)
    Date (inclusive): 1880-2010
    Language of materials: Materials are in English.
    Creator: California Academy of Sciences. Ornithology and Mammalogy Dept..

    Related materials

    See also manuscript collections of individuals whose field notes are included in this collection.


    All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

    Arrangement note

    Arranged alphabetically by last name of author of notes.

    Conditions governing access

    Access is unrestricted.

    Scope and content

    The collection consists of the research field notes created and assembled by the Ornithology and Mammalogy Department of the California Academy of Sciences. The field notes are arranged in folders by last name and are housed in 55 archival boxes. Some field notes are bound while others are only copies of the originals. The collection spans from 1880-2010 with most decades being well represented. The collection is not a comprehensive collection of staff field notes from the Ornithology and Mammalogy department. Other field notes exist in the personal papers of some of the staff represented in this collection as well as in the Ornithology and Mammalogy department records.

    Preferred citation

    MSS. 362, Ornithology and Mammalogy Department field note collection, California Academy of Sciences Archives, San Francisco, CA.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California Academy of Sciences--Employees
    California Academy of Sciences--Scientists
    Field notes