Finding Aid to the Walter W. Dalquest papers MVZA.MSS.0072

Finding aid prepared by Greg Borman
The processing of this collection was made possible through funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources' "Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives" Project.
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building
University of California
Berkeley
mvzarchives@berkeley.edu


Descriptive Summary

Title: Walter W. Dalquest papers
Identifier/Call Number: MVZA.MSS.0072
Contributing Institution: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.9 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1936-1990
Abstract: The Walter W. Dalquest papers include bound and unbound field notes and correspondence. These materials offer insight into the work done by Dalquest between 1936-1990.
Creator: Dalquest, Walter Woelber , 1917-2000

Administrative Information

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.

Preferred citation

[Identification of item], Walter W. Dalquest papers, MVZA.MSS.0072, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Biographical note

Walter W. Dalquest (1917-2000) was educated in the fields of biology, geology, and biochemistry. He received a B.S. in 1940 and an M.S. in 1941 from the University of Washington and a PhD from Louisiana State University in 1951. Having established a personal and professional connection with E. Raymond Hall, Dalquest was convinced by Hall to come to Berkeley, where he stayed from 1941-1945, doing curatorial work, fieldwork, and research for the MVZ. He moved on to the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1945. After receiving his PhD, Dalquest took on a position with the Biology Department of Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He began creating a museum collection there, eventually amassing over 22,000 mammal specimens alone. Over his lifetime, Dalquest published 7 books and 173 research articles. Retiring from full-time duties at Midwestern State in 1984, Dalquest remained active in his personal and professional life until his death. In 1996, Dalquest, along with his second wife Rose, donated a significant amount of land to Midwestern State, creating the Dalquest Research Station. The Station seeks to promote research and education about the Chihuahuan Desert for students and scientists from outside universities.
Sources Consulted:
Correspondence 1942-1990, Walter W. Dalquest papers, MVZA.MSS.0072, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.
Horner, Norman. "The Dalquest Research Site." Chihuahuan Desert Discovery 54, 2 (2008): 21-28. Accessed June 30, 2014. http://cdri.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/Dahlquest-Research-Site-2008.pdf 
Horner, Norman V., and Stangl Jr., Frederick B. "Walter Woelber Dalquest: 1917-2000." Journal of Mammalogy 82, 2 (2001): 604-612. Accessed June 30, 2014. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1383740 
"MSU Dalquest Desert Research Station." Midwestern State University. 2013. Accessed June 30, 2014. http://www.mwsu.edu/academics/education/ddrs/ 

Scope and contents note

The Walter W. Dalquest papers include four standard-bound volumes of fieldnotes, including specimen and habitat sketches and numerous photographs. These volumes cover the years 1936-1945 and detail localities in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. There is also one folder of unbound fieldnotes dating from 1945 with all locations within the state of California. In addition, there are three folders of correspondence that date from 1938-1990.

Arrangement note

The collection has been arranged in the following series: Field notes (bound), Field notes (unbound), and Correspondence. There are no subseries.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Biological specimens--Collection and preservation.
Biological specimens--Identification
Biology Fieldwork
Cataloging--Specimens.
Correspondence
Field notes
Mammalogy--Fieldwork.
Scientific expeditions--Arizona
Scientific expeditions--California
Scientific expeditions--Nevada
Scientific expeditions--Oregon
Scientific expeditions--Washington
University of California (1868-1952). Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Collection Contents

 

Field notes 1936-1945

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4.0 Volumes
Volume 1

Volume 1 564 1936-1941

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 243.0 Pages
Volume 1, Section 1

Catalog: Washington 564_s1 1936-1941

Physical Description: 125.0 Pages

Related archival materials

Specimens in this section were collected between 5/9/1936 and 6/22/1941. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Scope and contents note

Holotype of Thomomys talpoides immunis listed on p. [26]. See MVZ Mammals 84519 . Holotype of Thomomys talpoides devexus listed on p. [44]. See MVZ Mammals 84517 . Holotype of Thomomys talpoides yakimensis listed on p. [65]. See MVZ Mammals 84518 .

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Butte County
North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
North America, United States, Oregon, Multnomah County
North America, United States, Washington, Chelan County
North America, United States, Washington, Clallam County
North America, United States, Washington, Clark County
North America, United States, Washington, Columbia County
North America, United States, Washington, Douglas County
North America, United States, Washington, Ferry County
North America, United States, Washington, Grant County
North America, United States, Washington, Jefferson County
North America, United States, Washington, King County
North America, United States, Washington, Kittitas County
North America, United States, Washington, Klickitat County
North America, United States, Washington, Mason County
North America, United States, Washington, Okanogan County
North America, United States, Washington, Pacific County
North America, United States, Washington, Pend Oreille County
North America, United States, Washington, Pierce County
North America, United States, Washington, San Juan County
North America, United States, Washington, Stevens County
North America, United States, Washington, Thurston County
North America, United States, Washington, Wahkiakum County
North America, United States, Washington, Walla Walla County
North America, United States, Washington, Whatcom County
North America, United States, Washington, Yakima County
 

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Volume 1, Section 2

Journal: Friday Harbor, Washington 564_s2 1938

Physical Description: 3.0 Pages

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Washington, San Juan County
Washington, San Juan County, San Juan Islands, Brown's Island
 

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Volume 1, Section 3

California, Nevada: Catalog, Journal, Species Accounts 564_s3 1941

Physical Description: 79.0 Pages

Related archival materials

Specimens collected in this section include accessions #6495, #6595, and #7306. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Scope and contents note

Photographs MVZ 12494  and MVZ 12495  glued to p. [18]. Photographs MVZ 12496  and MVZ 12497  glued to p. [20]. Photographs MVZ 12498  and MVZ 12499  glued to p. [22]. Photograph MVZ 12500  glued to p. [23]. Photograph MVZ 12501  glued to p. [24]. Photograph MVZ 12502  glued to p. [25]. Photograph MVZ 12503  glued to p. [26]. Photograph MVZ 12504  glued to p. [27]. Photograph MVZ 12505  glued to p. [29]. Photograph MVZ 12506  glued to p. [36]. Photographs include field sites, camp sites, and field trip participants.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Lassen County
North America, United States, California, Plumas County
North America, United States, California, Shasta County
North America, United States, Nevada, Clark County
North America, United States, Nevada, Esmeralda County
North America, United States, Nevada, Humboldt County
North America, United States, Nevada, Mineral County
North America, United States, Nevada, Nye County
North America, United States, Nevada, Storey County
North America, United States, Nevada, Washoe County
 

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Volume 1, Section 4

Miscellaneous; local, California, Washington: Catalog, Journal 564_s4 1941

Physical Description: 26.0 Pages

Related archival materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #7306. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Scope and contents note

Six pages of folded Deer Kill Check forms between pp. [5-6]. Folded map, MVZ 13191, attached between pp. [5-6]. Folded map, MVZ 13192, attached between pp. [13-14].

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
 

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Volume 2

Volume 2 572 1941-1945

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 322.0 Pages
Volume 2, Section 1

Mammals 572_s1 1941-1945

Physical Description: 136.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Photograph MVZ 12507  taped to p. [12]. Photograph MVZ 12508  taped to p. [15]. Photograph MVZ 12509  taped to p. [23]. Photograph MVZ 12510  glued to p. [52]. Photograph MVZ 12511  glued to p. [53]. Photograph MVZ 12512  glued to p. [54]. Photograph MVZ 12513  taped to p. [59]. Photograph MVZ 12514  taped to p. [69]. Photograph MVZ 12515  glued to p. [91]. Photograph MVZ 12516  taped to p. [97]. Photographs include collecting sites, habitats, and specimens.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Arizona, Mohave County
North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
North America, United States, California, Del Norte County
North America, United States, California, Fresno County
North America, United States, California, Kern County
North America, United States, California, Lassen County
North America, United States, California, Marin County
North America, United States, California, Monterey County
North America, United States, California, Plumas County
North America, United States, California, San Benito County
North America, United States, California, San Joaquin County
North America, United States, California, Shasta County
North America, United States, California, Sonoma County
North America, United States, Nevada, Humboldt County
North America, United States, Nevada, Lyon County
North America, United States, Nevada, Storey County
North America, United States, Nevada, Washoe County
North America, United States, Washington, King County
North America, United States, Washington, Pierce County
North America, United States, Washington, Thurston County
Volume 2, Section 2

Birds 572_s2 1941-1943

Physical Description: 21.0 Pages

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
North America, United States, Nevada, Washoe County
 

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Volume 2, Section 3

Reptiles 572_s3 1941-1945

Physical Description: 104.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Photograph MVZ 12517  taped to p. [6]. Photograph MVZ 12518  taped to p. [7]. Photograph MVZ 12519  taped to p. [8]. Photograph MVZ 12520  taped to p. [12]. Photograph MVZ 12521  taped to p. [22]. Photograph MVZ 12522  taped to p. [25]. Photograph MVZ 12523  taped to p. [32]. Photograph MVZ 12524  taped to p. [35]. Photograph MVZ 12525  taped to p. [42]. Photograph MVZ 12526  taped to p. [56]. Photograph MVZ 12527  taped to p. [58]. Photograph MVZ 12528  taped to p. [72]. Photograph MVZ 12529  taped to p. [80]. Photograph MVZ 12530  taped to p. [84]. Photograph MVZ 12531  taped to p. [85]. Photograph MVZ 12532  taped to p. [97]. Photograph MVZ 12533  taped to p. [98]. Photograph MVZ 12534  taped to p. [101]. Photographs include habitats and specimens.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Arizona, Mohave County
North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
North America, United States, California, Fresno County
North America, United States, California, Kern County
North America, United States, California, Lassen County
North America, United States, California, Marin County
North America, United States, California, Monterey County
North America, United States, California, San Bernardino County
North America, United States, California, San Joaquin County
North America, United States, California, Sonoma County
North America, United States, Nevada, Humboldt County
North America, United States, Nevada, Washoe County
North America, United States, Washington, King County
 

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Volume 2, Section 4

Amphibians 572_s4 1942-1945

Physical Description: 57.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Photograph MVZ 12535  taped to p. [4]. Photograph MVZ 12536  taped to p. [7]. Photographs MVZ 12537 , MVZ 12538 , MVZ 12539 , and MVZ 12540  taped to p. [21]. Photograph MVZ 12541  taped to p. [42]. Photographs include habitats.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Arizona, Mohave County
North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
North America, United States, California, Del Norte County
North America, United States, California, Fresno County
North America, United States, California, Humboldt County
North America, United States, California, Marin County
North America, United States, California, Monterey County
North America, United States, California, San Benito County
North America, United States, California, San Joaquin County
North America, United States, California, Sonoma County
North America, United States, Nevada, Washoe County
North America, United States, Washington, King County
 

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Volume 3

Volume 3 575 1941-1945

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 213.0 Pages
Volume 3, Section 1

Species Accounts, Mammals; Miscellaneous: California, Nevada, Arizona 575_s1 1941-1945

Physical Description: 210.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Photograph MVZ 13116  taped to p. [8]. Photograph MVZ 13117  taped to p. [11]. Photographs MVZ 13118  and MVZ 13119  taped to p. [27]. Photograph MVZ 13120  taped to p. [39]. Photograph MVZ 13121  taped to p. [40]. Photograph MVZ 13122  taped to p. [41]. Photograph MVZ 13123  taped to p. [50]. Photograph MVZ 13124  taped to p. [51]. Photograph MVZ 13125  taped to p. [54]. Photograph MVZ 13126  taped to p. [55]. Photograph MVZ 13127  taped to p. [62]. Photograph MVZ 13128  taped to p. [131]. Photograph MVZ 13129  taped to p. [134]. Photograph MVZ 13130  taped to p. [135]. Photograph MVZ 13131  taped to p. [136]. Photograph MVZ 13132  taped to p. [139]. Photograph MVZ 13133  taped to p. [150]. Photograph MVZ 13134  taped to p. [155]. Photograph MVZ 13135  taped to p. [156]. Photographs MVZ 13136  and MVZ 13137  taped to p. [208]. Photographs include field sites, collecting sites, habitats, and specimens.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Arizona, Mohave County
North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
North America, United States, California, Del Norte County
North America, United States, California, Humboldt County
North America, United States, California, Lassen County
North America, United States, California, Marin County
North America, United States, California, Mendocino County
North America, United States, California, Monterey County
North America, United States, California, San Joaquin County
North America, United States, California, Shasta County
North America, United States, California, Sonoma County
North America, United States, Nevada, Humboldt County
North America, United States, Nevada, Lyon County
North America, United States, Nevada, Mineral County
North America, United States, Nevada, Storey County
North America, United States, Nevada, Washoe County
Volume 4

Volume 4 568 1942-1945

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 247.0 Pages
Volume 4, Section 1

Miscellaneous, Washington, and California: Catalog, Journal 568_s1 1942-1943

Physical Description: 106.0 Pages

Related archival materials

Specimens in this section were collected between 1/1/1942 and 5/7/1943. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Scope and contents note

Photograph MVZ 8856 glued to p. [30]. Photographs MVZ 13138  and MVZ 13139  glued to p. [58]. Photograph MVZ 8857 glued to p. [59]. Photograph MVZ 13141  glued to p. [73]. Photograph MVZ 13142  glued to p. [74]. Photograph MVZ 13143  and MVZ 13144  taped to p. [78]. Photograph MVZ 13145  taped to p. [79]. Photograph MVZ 13146  taped to p. [87]. Photograph MVZ 13147  taped to p. [101]. Photograph MVZ 13148  taped to p. [102]. Photographs include habitats, collecting sites, camp sites, and field trip participants.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Amador County
North America, United States, California, Butte County
North America, United States, California, Colusa County
North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
North America, United States, California, Fresno County
North America, United States, California, Marin County
North America, United States, California, Monterey County
North America, United States, California, Nevada County
North America, United States, California, San Joaquin County
North America, United States, California, Siskiyou County
North America, United States, California, Solano County
North America, United States, California, Sutter County
North America, United States, California, Yolo County
North America, United States, California, Yuba County
North America, United States, Georgia, Talbot County
North America, United States, South Dakota, Custer County
North America, United States, Washington, Thurston County
 

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Volume 4, Section 2

Journal: Arizona 568_s2 1943

Physical Description: 15.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Photograph MVZ 13149  taped to p. [5]. Photograph MVZ 13150  taped to p. [6]. Photograph MVZ 13151  taped to p. [7]. Photograph MVZ 13152  taped to p. [8]. Photograph MVZ 13153  taped to p. [9]. Photograph MVZ 13154  taped to p. [10]. Photograph MVZ 13155  taped to p. [11]. Photographs of plants and field trip participants.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Arizona, Mohave County
North America, United States, California, San Bernardino County
 

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Volume 4, Section 3

Journal: California, local and miscellaneous 568_s3 1943-1944

Physical Description: 46.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Photograph MVZ 13156  taped to p. [38]. Photograph MVZ 13157  taped to p. [39]. Photograph MVZ 13158  taped to p. [40]. Photograph MVZ 13159  taped to p. [41]. Photograph MVZ 13160  taped to p. [43]. Photograph MVZ 13161  taped to p. [44]. Photograph MVZ 13162  taped to p. [45]. Photographs include habitats, camp sites, and field trip participants.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Marin County
North America, United States, California, San Joaquin County
North America, United States, California, Sonoma County
 

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Volume 4, Section 4

Journal: Nevada 568_s4 1944

Physical Description: 33.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Photograph MVZ 13163  taped to p. [4]. Photograph MVZ 13164  taped to p. [6]. Photograph MVZ 13165  taped to p. [12]. Photograph MVZ 13166  taped to p. [14]. Photograph MVZ 13167  taped to p. [24]. Photograph MVZ 13168  taped to p. [29]. Photograph MVZ 13169  taped to p. [33]. Photographs include field sites, habitats, and specimens.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Nevada, Washoe County
 

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Volume 4, Section 5

Journal: California, local and miscellaneous 568_s5 1944-1945

Physical Description: 40.0 Pages

Scope and contents note

Photographs MVZ 13170  and MVZ 13171  taped to p. [3]. Photographs MVZ 13172  and MVZ 13173  taped to p. [4]. Photographs MVZ 13174  and MVZ 13175  taped to p. [6]. Photographs MVZ 13176 , MVZ 13177 , and MVZ 13178  taped to p. [7]. Photograph MVZ 13179  taped to p. [9]. Photographs MVZ 13180  and MVZ 13181  taped to p. [11]. Photographs include buildings/structures, habitats, landscapes, and trees.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
North America, United States, California, Del Norte County
North America, United States, California, Fresno County
North America, United States, California, Kern County
North America, United States, California, Marin County
North America, United States, California, Mendocino County
North America, United States, California, Merced County
North America, United States, California, Monterey County
North America, United States, California, Napa County
North America, United States, California, San Benito County
North America, United States, California, San Joaquin County
North America, United States, California, Sonoma County
North America, United States, Washington, King County
 

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Box 1, Folder 1

Bats journal 1945

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Fresno County
North America, United States, California, Kern County
North America, United States, California, Monterey County
North America, United States, California, Napa County
North America, United States, California, San Luis Obispo County
North America, United States, California, San Mateo County
North America, United States, California, Santa Clara County
North America, United States, California, Santa Cruz County
Unbound
 

Correspondence 1938-1990

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.0 Folder
 

Correspondence 1938-1939

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
 

Correspondence 1940-1941

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder
 

Correspondence 1942-1990

Physical Description: 1.0 Folder