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Inventory to the field notes of Charles D. Holliger at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at University of California, Berkeley. MVZA.MSS.0341
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/historical note
  • Scope and contents note
  • Arrangement note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles D. Holliger field notes
    Identifier/Call Number: MVZA.MSS.0341
    Contributing Institution: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1912-1915
    Abstract: The Charles D. Holliger field notes collection consists of field notes and specimen records completed in California between 1912-1915. The work represented here coincides with Holliger's time with the MVZ and UC Berkeley, where he received his B.S., M.S., and M.D. between 1913-1916.
    Creator: Holliger, Charles Daniel, 1883-

    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], Charles D. Holliger field notes, MVZA.MSS.0341, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

    Biographical/historical note

    Born in 1883 in Fayette County, Illinois, Charles D. Holliger entered the UC system in 1909. Attending UC Berkeley, he received his B.S. in 1913, M.S. in 1914, and M.D. in 1916. He also served as a clerical assistant at the MVZ from 1910-1914, where his responsibilities included photographing specimens. Overall, Holliger collected more than 600 specimens that became part of the MVZ collection, with the majority being mammals. He collected primarily within California, and was a member of the field trip that produced the monograph Life in the Yosemite by Joseph Grinnell and Tracy I. Storer.
    Sources Consulted:
    Charles Daniel Holliger 1910-1930 folder, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology historical correspondence, MVZA.MSS.0117, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and contents note

    The Charles D. Holliger field notes are composed of one standard-bound volume of field notes with map and specimen sketches. This volume includes three sections spanning the years 1912-1915 and feature localities in California. Also included are photographic notes detailing photographs taken in 1915.

    Arrangement note

    The arrangement of the collection is chronological and in its original form. The sections are bound in the order presented in this guide.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Biological specimens--Collection and preservation.
    Biological specimens--Identification
    Biology Fieldwork
    Field notes
    Scientific expeditions--California
    University of California (1868-1952). Museum of Vertebrate Zoology