The Wilbur W. Mayhew papers primarily consist of data relating to specimens deposited at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology,
University of California, Berkeley. In addition to corresponding specimen data, the collection also includes journals, observational,
and experimental data.
Born in Yoder, Colorado on March 17, 1920, Mayhew’s family moved to Turlock, California in 1921 where his family purchased
a ranch. Upon finishing junior college in 1940, Mayhew joined the Air Force and served in WWII through 1945. He completed
his military service earning a Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart, and Presidential Unit Citation with two
oak leaf clusters.
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.
The collection is open for research.