Finding Aid for the Donald Ryder Dickey Field Notes 1909-1948

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Donald Ryder Dickey Field Notes,
Date (inclusive): 1909-1948
Collection number: 110
Creator: Dickey, Donald R. with associates and students 1887-1932
Extent: 6 linear feet ( 4 document boxes)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: The field notes consist of bound notebooks, and their 13-reel microfilm copy, of observations made about birds and mammals found in various locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Latin America, and a few in Michigan, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. Some additional notes, carbons, typescripts, drawings, and a very few photographs and maps were also contributed by Dickey and others. The notebook entries (with time range of coverage) were made by: Donald R. Dickey (1909-29), A.J. van Rossem (1911-48), W.H. Burt (1928-31), H.H. Sheldon (1928-30), R.A. Stirton (1925-26), G.A. Stirton (1925) and L.M. Huey (1915-33). Van Rossem's notes are mostly related to the work published in 1938 under his and Dickey's names, "The Birds of El Salvador".
Physical location: History and Special Collections Division, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

The collection is open for research. Contact the History and Special Collections Division, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA, for information.

Publication Rights

Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Biomedical Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish if the Biomedical Library does not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Donald Ryder Dickey Field Notes, 110, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

In 1940 Mrs. Donald R. Dickey gave the entire "Donald R. Dickey Collection of Vertebrate Zoology and Library of Vertebrate Zoology" to the University of California, Los Angeles. After the creation of the Biomedical Library in 1947, the ca. 10,000 books, almost 8,000 photographs, papers and maps, including the notebooks and other field material described herein, were transferred to the Biomedical Library. The approximately 50,000 bird and mammal specimens are housed by UCLA's Department of Biology. In 2001, Donald R. Dickey Jr. deeded more family items to the Biomedical Library and has also supported the collections his father built with funds to the Library and to the Biology Department for preservation.

Biography

DONALD RYDER DICKEY (March 31, 1887-April 15, 1932) was an adventurous wildlife photographer as well as an ornithologist and mammalogist. He was well known in his time for: his photographs (both still and moving) of birds and mammals; for his lectures on wildlife; and eventually for his substantial specimen collection of birds and mammals. He was drawn to outdoor life in his childhood and youth, but considered this nothing more than a hobby. During his senior year at Yale, having already achieved election to Phi Beta Kappa, he experienced a serious heart collapse and was sentenced to immediate and complete bed rest. Allowed to graduate with his class because of his high academic standing, he returned after graduation to his parents' home in Pasadena for two years of inactivity. After about a year he began to visit a friend's ranch in the Ojai Valley and there, from his steamer chair, he began to observe, and after a time to photograph, local birds and their nests.
As Dickey became stronger he also became more active, taking longer and longer photographic jaunts and starting to collect small mammals in an amateur way. When he had finally regained full strength, in about 1916, he found that he was "too interested by that time in what started as a hobby, to forego it for a conventional business life." (from an autobiographical note, quoted in "The Condor", 36(2), p. 62, Mar-Apr 1934). He determined to establish a research center for vertebrate zoology in Southern California, and to build up a study collection of specimens with photographs and books to support it.
By 1926 the collection had grown to nearly 30,000 specimens of mammals and birds (nearly doubled six years later), backed by a sizable working library and an outstanding group of still and movie photographs. In that year the California Institute of Technology provided space to house the materials and named Dickey a Research Associate in Vertebrate Zoology. The collection covers North and Central America, but focuses mainly on southwestern fauna including the Pacific slopes of Mexico and Central America, with important pictorial records also of the birds of Laysan Island, Hawaii, and the moose and caribou of New Brunswick, Canada. The Dickey photographs were used heavily to illustrate major ornithological texts, by Dickey himself and others, and formed part of the records of the Smithsonian Institution's Laysan Island expedition. (Additional information may be obtained from Dickey's bibliography, obituary, and remembrances by his colleagues: "The World's Work", v.52: 566-570 and v.52: 557-565, 1926; "Condor", v.36: 59-66, 1934; "Auk", v.49: 517-518, 1932.)
DICKEY'S COLLABORATORS AND ASSISTANTS:
The limitations of his health and the breadth of vision and ambition for his collection dictated that Dickey had to use others' talents and energy to carry out much of the work. Eighty percent of the field notes in these papers were written by men other than Dickey.
A true collaborator and eminent ornithologist in his own right, ADRIAAN JOSEPH van ROSSEM was co-author of many of Dickey's articles and, after Dickey's death, completed their major publication, "The Birds of El Salvador". Van Rossem worked for and with Dickey from 1911 on. He was curator of the collection before it was transferred to UCLA in 1940 and remained curator after the transfer for 3 years. Van Rossem was born in 1892 and died in 1949.
LAURENCE MARKHAM HUEY collected specimens for Donald R. Dickey from 1915-1932. An expert on the birds and mammals of the Southwestern United States and Baja California, Mexico, Mr. Huey was entirely self-taught, his formal education having ended with the eighth grade. He was Curator of Birds and Mammals at the San Diego Natural History Museum from 1924-1962, and a member of the American Ornithological Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society, the Wilson Ornithological Society, the American Society of Mammalogists, the Society of Systematic Zoology and the Biological Society of Washington. Mr. Huey published 164 articles describing 84 species and sub-species of birds and mammals. He was born in the Tiajuana Valley of San Diego County on the 6th of September, 1892, and died in San Diego, California on the 11th of June, 1963.
RUBEN ARTHUR STIRTON went to El Salvador in 1925 and again in 1927 on the Donald R. Dickey expeditions. He was a zoologist specializing in mammalogy and ornithology. R. A. "Stirt" Stirton was born on August 20, 1901 near Muscotah, KA, and died on June 14, 1966. GEORGE A. STIRTON may have been his son; no biographical information was found. In addition to the El Salvador notes, the Stirtons also provided notes on fieldwork in Michigan and in Kansas.
WILLIAM HENRY BURT assisted Dickey in field surveys of mammal species in Nevada from 1928-1931, in Arizona in mid-1931 and in Baja California, Mexico in late 1931. Dr. Burt earned his doctorate from the University of California in 1930, spent six years as a research fellow at the California Institute of Technology from 1930-1935 and was a professor of Zoology beginning in 1935 at the University of Michigan until his retirement in 1969. He was born in Haddam, Kansas, January 22, 1903 and died in 1987.
HENRY HARGRAVE SHELDON collected for Dickey from 1928-1930, and John Zoeger provided field notes for the collection from 1962 and 1967 trips to Nicaragua and a 1964 trip to Mexico.

Scope and Content

This part of the larger Dickey Collection consists solely of the field notes and photo logs written by Dickey and his collaborators from 1909 to 1967, plus some typescripts, drawings, maps, photos, and letters that pertain to the field work. Some of the approximately 5900 pages have been transcribed and typed, but most are handwritten. For long-term preservation, these pages were microfilmed unto 13 reels.
The notebooks and logs are housed in folders. Folder numbers are the same as those identified on the thirteen reels of microfilm which are housed in Box 4 and identified as series nine. The beginning and end of each microfilm reel are noted on the appropriate folder in the finding aid.
Abbreviations Used:
AJvR: Adriaan J. van Rossem; DRD: Donald Ryder Dickey; GAS: George A. Stinton; HHS: Henry Hargrave Sheldon; KESD: Katharine E. S. Donahue; LMH: Laurence Markham Huey; RAS: Reuben Arthur Stinton; WHB: William Henry Burt
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Field Notes of Donald Ryder Dickey, 1909-1929. 26 folders
  • Series 2. Field Notes of Adriaan Van Rossem, 1911-1948. 59 folders
  • Series 3. Field Notes of Laurence Markham Huey, 1915-1922. 23 folders
  • Series 4. Field Notes of Ruben Arthur Stirton and George A. Stirton, 1925-1930. 9 folders
  • Series 5. Field Notes of Henry Hargrave Sheldon, 1927-1930. 3 folders
  • Series 6. Field Notes of William Henry Burt, 1928-1932. 5 folders
  • Series 7. Field Notes of John Zoeger, 1954-1967. 1 folder
  • Series 8. Miscellany, 1919-1995. 4 folders
  • Series 9. Microfilm, 1909-1948. 1 document box

Related Material

UCLA Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division, Manuscript Collection no. 59: "Donald Ryder Dickey Photographic Collection, 1908-1962", consisting of over 4000 early 20th century photographs of birds, mammals, and habitat, documenting field work in California, the Southwest, New Brunswick, Laysan Island, etc. Three-hundred and fifty of these images, from 1911 to 1929, are viewable online at: http://unitproj.library.ucla.edu/biomed/dickey
UCLA Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division, Manuscript Collection #213: "Personal scrapbook belonging to Anna Ryder Dickey" (mother); includes photos from Sierra Club trip Dickey took at age 16 with the naturalist John Muir.
UCLA Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division, Manuscript Collection #301: "Personal scrapbook", photos of honeymoon trip of Dickey and wife and their first home in Pasadena.
UCLA Research Library Department of Special Collections, Manuscript Collection #707: "Dickey papers and correspondence".

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Burt, William Henry, 1903-
Huey, Laurence M. (Laurence Markham), 1892-1963
Stirton, George A.
Dickey, Donald R. (Donald Ryder), 1887-1932. Birds of El Salvador.
Sheldon, Henry Hargrave, b. 1883
Stirton, R. A. (Ruben Arthur), 1901-1966
Van Rossem, A. J. (Adriaan Joseph), 1892-1949
Birds--Central America
Birds--North America.
Mammals--North America


Container List

 

Series 1. Field Notes of Donald Ryder Dickey 1909-1929

Physical Description: 26 folders

Scope and Content Note

Dates and locations are indicated for each folder. Start and end for each microfilm reel are noted.
Box 1, Folder 1

Diary. 22 Aug-28 Sep 1909

Scope and Content Note

text begins on p. 16 of notebooks and runs to p. 56, resumes on p. 1 and ends on p. 15

Note

start of Reel 1
Box 1, Folder 2

Photographic log and field notes. 4 Jan-9 Apr 1912

Scope and Content Note

So. California and vicinity

Note

the notebook has "The 'Wellcome' photographic exposure record and diary, 1911" on the cover; several such notebooks are to be found in subsequent folders
Box 1, Folder 3

Field notes. 23 Apr-27 May 1912

Physical Description: loose-leaf sheets

Scope and Content Note

Lakeside, San Diego County, So. California
Box 1, Folder 4

Photographic log and field notes. 12 Apr-22 Jun 1912

Scope and Content Note

So. California and vicinity
Box 1, Folder 5

Photographic log and field notes. Jun 1912-Jan 1913

Scope and Content Note

So. California and vicinity
Box 1, Folder 6

Photographic log and field notes. Feb-Jun 1913

Scope and Content Note

So. California and vicinity
Box 1, Folder 7

Photographic logs and field notes, postcard. Jun-Nov 1913

Physical Description: notebook and loose sheet

Scope and Content Note

New Brunswick, Canada, 9 Aug-7 Nov 1913; Tobique, New Brunswick, Canada, 2 Aug-26 Sep 1913; Postcard from Chas. A. Parsons to Mr. Dickey, 22 Jun 1913
Box 1, Folder 8

Photographic log and field notes. 27 Sep-16 Nov 1913

Physical Description: notebook and 1 loose sheet, insert between pp. 62 and 63

Scope and Content Note

Tobique, New Brunswick, Canada
Box 1, Folder 9

Photographic log and notes. 11 Apr-20 Jun 1914

Scope and Content Note

So. California and vicinity

Note

miscellaneous notes (not all about So. California), n.d.; notes on European hotels, n.d.
Box 1, Folder 10

Photographic logs and field notes. 5 Apr 1915-5 Jun 1915

Physical Description: notebook and two separate pages

Scope and Content Note

Penobscot, Maine, and Nictau Lake and Bathhurst, Canada, 5 Jul-20 Sep 1914; Coachella, San Diego County, and San Clemente Island, So. California, 11 Feb-5 Apr 1915

Note

end of Reel 1, cont'd. on Reel 2
Box 1, Folder 11

Field notes. 10-19 Oct 1914

Scope and Content Note

Little Rapids, Adirondack Mountains, 10-17 Oct 1914; Newfoundland, Canada, 18-19 Oct 1914
Box 1, Folder 12

Field notes. 17-24 May 1916

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages numbered 22-124

Scope and Content Note

Potholes, Imperial County, So. California

Note

for pp. 1-21, see Huey field notes for Yuma, Arizona, 19-22 Mar 1916, Box 2 : 90
Box 1, Folder 13

Field notes. 23 Jul-17 Oct 1916

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages

Scope and Content Note

Michigan, and New Brunswick, Canada
Box 1, Folder 14

Field notes. 18 Oct-14 Nov 1916

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages

Scope and Content Note

Newfoundland, Canada
Box 1, Folder 15

Field notes. 15 Mar-2 Apr 1917

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages

Scope and Content Note

Palm Springs, So. California
Box 1, Folder 16

Field notes. 24 May-2 Jun 1917

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages

Scope and Content Note

Dulzura, San Diego County, California
Box 1, Folder 17

Field notes. 15 Feb-7 Mar 1919

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages

Scope and Content Note

Camp Baldy and vicinity, San Bernardino County, California

Note

notes on pp. 21-23 by L. M. Huey; end of Reel 2
Box 1, Folder 18

Field notes. 13-31 Aug 1919

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages

Scope and Content Note

New Brunswick, Canada

Note

separate 6 pages of notes on cameras and photographic equipment; begin Reel 3
Box 1, Folder 19

Field notes. 1 Sep-11 Oct 1919

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" and 4 x 6" notebook pages

Scope and Content Note

New Brunswick, Canada

Note

end Reel 3
Box 1, Folder 20

Field notes. 8-31 Jul 1921

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages

Scope and Content Note

New Brunswick, Canada; a letter from DRD to A. B. Howell, dated 3/31/21

Note

begin Reel 4
Box 1, Folder 21

Field notes. 1 Aug-9 Sep 1921

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages

Scope and Content Note

New Brunswick, Canada

Note

end Reel 4
Box 1, Folder 22

Photographic and field notes. 6 Jun-7 Sep 1922

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages

Scope and Content Note

New Brunswick, Canada

Note

Reel 5
Box 1, Folder 23

Field notes. 24 Mar-28 Apr 1923

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages

Scope and Content Note

Laysan Island, Hawaii

Note

Related item (not represented on the microfilm reels): Pp. 119-146 "The Journal of Donald R. Dickey," in: "Laysan Island and Other Northwestern Hawaiian Islands: Early Science Reports with a Laysan Island Bibliography." Atoll Research Bulletin, nos. 432-434, issued by the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1996; begin Reel 6
Box 1, Folder 24

Field notes. 15 Dec 1928-14 Jan 1929

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages

Scope and Content Note

El Carrizo Ranch, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico
Box 2, Folder 25

Field notes. 14 May-17 Jun 1928

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages

Scope and Content Note

Baja California cruise on the "Goodwill"
Box 2, Folder 26

Field notes. 1 Jun-2 Jul 1929

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages

Scope and Content Note

Baja California cruise on the "Goodwill"

Note

end of Reel 6
 

Series 2. Field Notes of Adriaan Van Rossem 1911-1948

Physical Description: 59 folders
Box 2, Folder 27

Descriptions of bird type specimens in European collections. 1933, 1939

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" notebook pages; 5 3 x 5" photographs and 5 3 x 4" photographs

Scope and Content Note

bird type specimens, labelled

Note

there are envelopes for negatives, but the negatives are missing; begin Reel 7
Box 2, Folder 28

Field notes. May 1911-Dec 1911

Physical Description: loose 5 x 7" sheets

Scope and Content Note

Sierra Nevada Mountains
Box 2, Folder 29

Field notes. 22 Feb-26 Aug 1912

Physical Description: loose 4 x 8" and 7x 8 " pages, some very brittle

Scope and Content Note

El Salvador; includes a list and brief notes of specimens taken

Note

list may have been written by Thomas R. Howell
Box 2, Folder 30

Field notes. 13 Apr-8 Jun 1913

Physical Description: notebook pages, 5 x 7 "plus cover, very brittle

Scope and Content Note

Ojai Valley, Ventura Country, California; includes notes on specimens taken and their measurements
Box 2, Folder 31

Field notes. 31 Jul-13 Aug 1915

Physical Description: loose pages, 8 x 10", paper torn

Scope and Content Note

Goleta, Santa Barbara County, California
Box 2, Folder 32

Field notes. 14 Jan-7 Feb 1920

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Santa Catalina Island, Los Angeles County, California

Note

includes list of expenses
Box 2, Folder 33

Field notes. 19 Mar-5 Apr 1920

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara County, California

Note

includes list of expenses
Box 2, Folder 34

Field notes. 2-15 May 1920

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Palmdale, California
Box 2, Folder 35

Field notes. 20 May-13 Jul 1920

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Buena Vista Lake, Kern County, California
Box 2, Folder 36

Field notes. 25 Jun 1920, 29 Jun 1920

Scope and Content Note

Pasadena and Newport Beach, California
Box 2, Folder 37

Field notes. 12 Feb 1921, 23 Feb 1921-28 Feb 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Sunset Beach and Anaheim Landing, Orange County, California
Box 2, Folder 38

Field notes. 16-19 Feb 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Santa Catalina Island, Los Angeles County, California
Box 2, Folder 39

Field notes. 1-4 Apr 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Kern County, California
Box 2, Folder 40

Field notes. 7-13 Apr 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Palmdale, Los Angeles County, California
Box 2, Folder 41

Field notes. 4-10 May 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Calexico, Imperial County, California
Box 2, Folder 42

Field notes. 26 May-20 Sep 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Buena Vista Lake Kern County, California
Box 2, Folder 43

Field notes. 27 Jul 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Yosemite Valley, California
Box 2, Folder 44

Field notes. 22 Sep-2 Oct 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Victorville, San Bernardino County, California, 22 Sep-2 Oct 1921; Orange County, California, 3-6 Oct 1921
Box 2, Folder 45

Field notes. 10-16 Oct 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Imperial County, California
Box 2, Folder 46

Field notes. 25 Oct, 16 Nov 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Anaheim Landing, Orange County, California
Box 2, Folder 47

Field notes. 16 Dec 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

San Luis Obispo County, California
Box 2, Folder 48

Field notes. 23 Dec 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Hyperion, Los Angeles County, California
Box 2, Folder 49

Field notes. 28 Dec 1921-Jan 1922

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7";

Scope and Content Note

Buena Vista Lake, Kern County, California

Note

end Reel 7
Box 2, Folder 50

Field notes. 18 Feb-6 Mar 1922

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Oak Glen, San Bernardino Mts., California

Note

begin Reel 8
Box 2, Folder 51

Field notes. 13-15 Mar 1922

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Ventura County, California
Box 2, Folder 52

Field notes. 25 Mar, 15 Apr, 4 May 1922

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

El Monte, Los Angeles County, California
Box 2, Folder 53

Field notes. 26 Mar-2 Apr 1922

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Point Mugu, Ventura County, California
Box 2, Folder 54

Field notes. 6-8 Apr 1922

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Santa Catalina Island, Los Angeles County, California
Box 2, Folder 55

Field notes. 18 Apr-21 Apr 1922

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

mountains near Fillmore, Ventura County, California, 18 Apr 1922; Hog Island, Anaheim Landing, Orange County, California, 21 Apr 1922
Box 2, Folder 56

Field notes. 15-16 May 1922

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Palmdale, Los Angeles County, California, 15 May 1922; Fillmore, Ventura County, California, 16 May 1922
Box 2, Folder 57

Field notes. 18-31 May 1922

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Kern County, California
Box 2, Folder 58

Field notes. 10 Jun-22 Oct 1922

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Buena Vista Lake, Kern County, California
Box 2, Folder 59

Field notes. 18-21 Aug 1922

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara County, California
Box 2, Folder 60

Field notes. 22-23 Aug 1922

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

sea coast near Oxnard, Ventura County, California
Box 2, Folder 61

Field notes. 15-18 Sep1922

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Victorville, San Bernardino County, California
Box 2, Folder 62

Field notes. 14 Apr-6 May 1923

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Buena Vista Lake, Kern County, California
Box 2, Folder 63

Field notes. 7 Jul-14 Sep 1923

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Mono County, California, 7 Jul-1 Aug 1923 and 3-6 Aug 1923; Lake Audrain, El Dorado County, California, 14 Aug-14 Sep 1923
Box 2, Folder 64

Field notes. 26 Dec 1924-2 Jan 1925

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Kane Spring, Bard, Laguna Dam, Imperial County, California
Box 2, Folder 65

Field notes. 9-23 Apr 1925

Physical Description: photocopy of typescript, 8 x 11"

Scope and Content Note

Gulf of California, Mexico
Box 2, Folder 66

Field notes. 27 Jul-30 Dec 1925

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

El Salvador, Central America
Box 2, Folder 67

Field notes. 28 Jan-30 Apr 1926

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

El Salvador, Central America
Box 2, Folder 68

Field notes. 14 Jan-20 Jul 1927

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

El Salvador, Central America
Box 2, Folder 69

Illustrations for "The Birds of El Salvador", by Donald R. Dickey and A. J. van Rossem. Chicago: Natural History Museum, 1938 1925-1927

Physical Description: 24 photographs and 27 pen-and-ink maps and diagrams

Scope and Content Note

El Salvador, Central America

Note

end of Reel 8
Box 2, Folder 70

Field notes. 10-27 Sep 1930

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8";

Scope and Content Note

Clark County, Nevada

Note

begin Reel 9
Box 2, Folder 71

Field notes. 27-29 Dec 1930

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

San Miguel Island, California
Box 2, Folder 72

Field notes. 22 Apr-3 May 1931

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Continental Ranch, Continental, Arizona
Box 2, Folder 73

Field notes. 18-22 May 1931

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Atasco Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Box 2, Folder 74

Birds of the Charleston Mountains, Nevada, by A. J. van Rossem. Berkeley: The Club. (Pacific Coast Avifauna, #24) 1936

Physical Description: 13 photographs

Scope and Content Note

typescript of 90 pages, with editing and printing instructions

Note

photos of habitat plus figure captions for each
Box 2, Folder 75

Field notes. 5-27 Oct 1931

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Charleston Mountains, Clark County, Nevada
Box 2, Folder 76

Field notes. 22 Jul-27 Aug 1932

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Charleston Mountains, Clark County, Nevada
Box 2, Folder 77

Diary of trip to Europe to visit natural history museums. 19 Jun-5 Oct 1933

Box 2, Folder 78

Field notes. 4-9 May 1937

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Rancho La Arizona, near Nogales, Mexico
Box 2, Folder 79

Field notes. 2-18 Oct 1944

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Southern Arizona
Box 2, Folder 80

Field notes. 12-25 Feb 1945

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Southern Arizona
Box 2, Folder 81

Field notes. 4-10 May 1945

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Southern Arizona
Box 2, Folder 82

Field notes. 5 Jul 1945

Physical Description: loose sheet, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Southern Arizona
Box 2, Folder 83

Field notes. 1 Feb-18 Mar 1946

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Sonora, Sinaloa, Mexico
Box 2, Folder 84

Field notes. 31 Jul-5 Aug 1947

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Box 2, Folder 85

Field notes. 14 Feb-8 Mar 1948

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

Note

end of Reel 9
 

Series 3. Field Notes of Laurence Markham Huey 1915-1922

Physical Description: 23 folders
Box 2, Folder 86

Field notes and expense report. 7 Feb-29 Jul 1915

Physical Description: loose sheets, 3 x 6" and 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

various locales, San Diego and San Bernardino Counties, California

Note

begin Reel 10
Box 2, Folder 87

Field notes. 1 Aug-23 Oct 1915

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

various locales, Ventura County to Trinity County, California
Box 2, Folder 88

Field notes. 20 Dec 1915-23 Jan 1916

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Tucson, Arizona
Box 2, Folder 89

Field notes. 31 Jan-22 Feb 1916

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Sacramento, California
Box 2, Folder 90

Field notes. 23 Mar-16 Apr 1916

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Pot Holes, Imperial County, California and Yuma, Arizona

Note

for page 22 of notes onward, see Box 1 :12
Box 2, Folder 91

Field notes. 13 Jun 1915-26 May 1916

Physical Description: 2 notebooks, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Northern Baja California Islands, Mexico and unknown location
Box 2, Folder 92

Field notes. 18 Jun-15 Nov 1916

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

various locales, California
Box 2, Folder 93

Field notes. 3-20 Jan 1917

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Yuma, Arizona
Box 2, Folder 94

Field notes. 8 Feb-12 Jun 1917

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties, California
Box 2, Folder 95

Field notes. 23 Feb-10 Mar 1917

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Pasadena and Mojave Desert, California
Box 3, Folder 96

Field notes. 20 Jun-1 Dec 1917

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Northern California
Box 3, Folder 97

Field notes. 13 Mar-20 May 1919

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

San Diego and Ventura Counties, California
Box 3, Folder 98

Field notes. 8 Jun-13 Nov 1919

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7", and 7 x 11"

Scope and Content Note

Northern California; Central California

Note

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Box 3, Folder 99

Field notes. 4 Jan-24 May 1920

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Ojai, Ventura County, California
Box 3, Folder 100

Field notes. 29 May-25 Dec 1920

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

San Bernardino Mts., California
Box 3, Folder 101

Field notes. 25-31 Dec 1920

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

San Diego and vicinity, California
Box 3, Folder 102

Field notes. 4 Mar-5 Apr 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

San Diego County, California
Box 3, Folder 103

Field notes. 15 Apr-13 Jun 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

San Diego County, California
Box 3, Folder 104

Field notes. 19 Jun-25 Jul 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Owens Valley and Mono County, California
Box 3, Folder 105

Field notes. 25 Jul-4 Oct 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

White Mts., Inyo County, California
Box 3, Folder 106

Field notes. 5 Oct-27 Nov 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

White Mts., Inyo and Kern Counties, California
Box 3, Folder 107

Cash account record by LMH 8 Jun 1919-1 Dec 1921

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"
Box 3, Folder 108

Field notes and photographic log. 1922

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

White Mts., Inyo and San Bernardino Counties, California

Note

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Series 4. Field Notes of Ruben Arthur Stirton and George A. Stirton 1925-1930

Physical Description: 9 folders
Box 3, Folder 109

Field notes. 28 Jul 1925-7 Mar 1926

Physical Description: typed sheets, 8 x 11"

Scope and Content Note

El Salvador

Note

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Box 3, Folder 110

Field notes. 21-26 Nov 1925

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

El Salvador
Box 3, Folder 111

Field notes. 22 Jun-3 Aug 1926

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Douglas Lake, Cheboygan County, Michigan
Box 3, Folder 112

Field notes. 22 Aug-18 Oct 1926

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Montgomery, Douglas, Cherokee, Woodson, Jackson, and Atchison Counties, Kansas
Box 3, Folder 113

Field notes. 6 Dec 1926-29 Jun 1927

Scope and Content Note

El Salvador
Box 3, Folder 114

Field notes by George A. Stirton and catalog of specimens taken by R.A. or G.A. Stirton 8 Dec 1926-13 May 1927

Physical Description: loose sheets, 8 x 11" and 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

El Salvador

Note

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Series 5. Field Notes of Henry Hargrave Sheldon 1927-1930

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 3, Folder 115

Field notes. Sep 1927-4 Mar 1928

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7" and 8 x 11", originals and photocopies

Scope and Content Note

Monterey, California and Channel Islands, California

Note

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Box 3, Folder 116

Field notes. 9-12 Jun 1929

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Pahrump Ranch, Nevada
Box 3, Folder 117

Field notes. 17 Feb-6 Apr 1930

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

San Benito Islands, Baja California, Mexico
 

Series 6. Field Notes of William Henry Burt 1928-1932

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box 3, Folder 118

Field notes. 19 May-31 Jul 1928

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 7"

Scope and Content Note

Charleston Mountains, Clark County, Nevada
Box 3, Folder 119

Field notes. 26 May-9 Aug 1929

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Clark County, Nevada
Box 3, Folder 120

Field notes. 11-26 Sep 1930, 3-8 Feb 1931

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Clark County, Nevada
Box 3, Folder 121

Field notes. 23 Apr-9 Jun 1931

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Southern Arizona
Box 3, Folder 122

Field notes. 30 Nov 1931-23 Jan 1932

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8" and 5 x 7" ; originals and photocopies

Scope and Content Note

various islands off the coast of Baja California, Mexico
 

Series 7. Field Notes of John Zoeger 1954-1967

Physical Description: 1 folder
Box 3, Folder 125

Field notes. 1954-1967

Physical Description: loose sheets, 5 x 8" plus photocopied map

Scope and Content Note

Nicaragua and Mexico
 

Series 8. Miscellany 1919-1995

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Copies and locations of Dickey correspondence; Burt correspondence; anonymous field notebook, Mexico
Box 3, Folder 123

Burt correspondence, mainly concerned with location of mammalian type specimens 1956, 1966, 1968

Box 3, Folder 124

Anonymous field notebook, questionably attributed to L.M. Huey 2 Dec 1932-11 Feb 1933

Physical Description: loose sheets, 6 x 8"

Scope and Content Note

Sonora, Mexico

Note

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Box 3, Folder 126

Dickey correspondence at other institutions. 1995

Scope and Content Note

replies from various libraries which hold Dickey letters to an inquiry by KESD
Box 3, Folder 127

Dickey correspondence. 1919-1933

Scope and Content Note

photocopies (2 sets) from the Blacker-Wood Library of Biology, McGill University, mostly between DRD and Casey Wood
 

Series 9. Microfilm 1909-1948

Physical Description: 1 document box

Scope and Content Note

Both negative and positive reels of 124 folders' contents.
Box 4

Reel 1.

Scope and Content Note

copy of Box 1, folders 1-10
Box 4

Reel 2.

Scope and Content Note

copy of Box 1, folders 10-17
Box 4

Reel 3.

Scope and Content Note

copy of Box 1, folders 18-19
Box 4

Reel 4.

Scope and Content Note

copy of Box 1, folders 20-21
Box 4

Reel 5.

Scope and Content Note

copy of Box 1, folder 22
Box 4

Reel 6.

Scope and Content Note

copy of Box 1, folders 23-24 and Box 2, folders 25-26
Box 4

Reel 7.

Scope and Content Note

copy of Box 2, folders 27-49
Box 4

Reel 8.

Scope and Content Note

copy of Box 2, folders 50-69
Box 4

Reel 9.

Scope and Content Note

copy of Box 2, folders 70-85
Box 4

Reel 10.

Scope and Content Note

copy of Box 2, folders 86-95 and Box 3, folders 96-98
Box 4

Reel 11.

Scope and Content Note

copy of Box 3, folders 98-108
Box 12

Reel 12.

Scope and Content Note

copy of Box 3, folders 109-114
Box 13

Reel 13.

Scope and Content Note

copy of Box 3, folders 115-124