Inventory to the Louise Kellogg Papers at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at University of California, Berkeley. MVZA.MSS.0158

Finding aid prepared by Alessandra J. Moyer
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
July 2014


Descriptive Summary

Title: Louise Kellogg papers
Identifier/Call Number: MVZA.MSS.0158
Contributing Institution: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1908-1940
Abstract: The Louise Kellogg Papers collection includes field notes, correspondence, and 35 mm slides. Kellogg was an early participant in the MVZ and the longtime companion of the museum’s founder Annie Alexander. Her vertebrate collecting trips took place between 1908 and 1941, mostly in the Western U.S. She was one of the first published female mammalogists.
Creator: Kellogg, Louise, 1879-1967

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Louise Kellogg Papers, MVZA.MSS.0158, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

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.

Biographical Note

Louise Kellogg was born in Oakland, California on August 27, 1879 to Anita Kellogg and Charles Winslow Kellogg. She attended the University of California (in Berkeley) and graduated in 1901 as a classics major. In 1908, she was invited by her friend Annie Alexander, the founder of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the University of California, to be her companion on a scientific expedition to Alaska. The two women entered into a relationship that lasted until Annie’s death in 1950. Together, they went on many collecting trips, acquiring over 34,000 specimens for the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, the University of California Museum of Paleontology, and the University Herbarium. Kellogg’s first paper, entitled Rodent fauna of the late Tertiary beds at Virgin Valley and Thousand Creek, Nevada, was published in 1910, and represented only the second paper in mammalogy to be published by a woman. Over the course of the next five years she published five more papers. In 1911, Kellogg and Alexander purchased a ranch on Grizzly Island in Solano County, California, where they raised livestock and crops, in addition to collecting specimens in the still relatively undeveloped area. They also continued to go on collecting trips out of the Bay Area. After Joseph Grinnell, the first director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, died in 1939, Kellogg and Alexander began to focus less on collecting animal specimens and more on collecting plants. Kellogg continued this work after Alexander’s death in 1950. Her last collecting trip took place in Baja California in 1960. She died in 1967, leaving an endowment to the University Herbarium.
Markos, Stacy. “Louise Kellogg (1879-1967).” The University Herbarium. 2006. Accessed 30 May 2014. http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/history/biog/kellogg.html.
Stein, Barbara. “Women in Mammalogy: The Early Years.” Journal of Mammalogy 77, 3: 629-641. Accessed 30 May 2014. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1382669.

Scope and Contents note

The Louise Kellogg papers include five volumes of bound field notes spanning the years 1908-1941 and focusing on the Western United States, one folder of correspondence spanning the years 1931-1965, and one folder of 35mm slides. The slides are reproductions of original images held by the Smithsonian Institution and the family of Louise Kellogg.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Alexander, Annie Montague, 1867-1950
Grinnell, Joseph, 1877-1939
35mm
Biological specimens--Collection and preservation.
Biological specimens--Identification
Biology Fieldwork
Correspondence
Field notes
Mammalogy--Fieldwork.
Ornithology--Fieldwork.
Scientific expeditions--Alaska
Scientific expeditions--Arizona
Scientific expeditions--British Columbia--Pacific Coast.
Scientific expeditions--California
Scientific expeditions--Colorado
Scientific expeditions--Idaho
Scientific expeditions--Nevada
Scientific expeditions--New Mexico
Scientific expeditions--Oceania.
Scientific expeditions--Oregon
Scientific expeditions--Texas
Scientific expeditions--Utah
Scientific expeditions--Washington
University of California (1868-1952). Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Container List

Volume 1

Volume 1 1384 1908-1911

Language of Material: English
Volume 1, Section 1

Alaska: Prince William Sound 1908

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #5. These specimens can be found in Arctos  , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Alaska
North America, United States, Alaska, Green Island
North America, United States, Alaska, Hinchinbrook Island
North America, United States, Alaska, La Touche Island
North America, United States, Alaska, Montague Island
 

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Volume 1, Section 2

Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Solano, and Sonoma Counties, California 1908-1909

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #42. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
North America, United States, California, Marin County
North America, United States, California, Solano County
North America, United States, California, Sonoma County
 

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Volume 1, Section 3

Humboldt County, Nevada 1909

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #104. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Nevada, Humboldt County
 

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Volume 1, Section 4

Independence Lake, Nevada County, California 1909

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #120. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Nevada County
 

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Volume 1, Section 5

Alameda, Marin, Solano, Contra Costa, and Monterey Counties, California 1909-1910

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accessions #125, #126, #127, and #152. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Colusa County
North America, United States, California, Contra Costa County
North America, United States, California, Marin County
North America, United States, California, Monterey County
North America, United States, California, Solano County
 

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Volume 1, Section 6

Vancouver Island, British Columbia 1910

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #170. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island
 

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Volume 1, Section 7

Nevada and El Dorado Counties, California 1910

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accessions #200, #211, and #224. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, El Dorado County
North America, United States, California, Nevada County
 

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Volume 1, Section 8

Solano and Alameda Counties, California 1910

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #252. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Alameda County
North America, United States, California, Solano County
 

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Volume 1, Section 9

Trinity and Shasta Counties, California 1911

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #253. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Shasta County
North America, United States, California, Trinity County
 

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Volume 1, Section 10

Bolinas, Marin County, California 1911

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #238. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Marin County
 

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Volume 2

Volume 2 1385 1911, 1916-1921, 1926-1929

Language of Material: English
Volume 2, Section 1

Tehama and Colusa Counties, California 1911

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accessions #254 and #255. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Colusa County
North America, United States, California, Tehama County
 

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Volume 2, Section 2

Siskiyou and Trinity Counties, California 1911

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accessions #281, #286, and #326. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Siskiyou County
North America, United States, California, Trinity County
 

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Volume 2, Section 3

Fresno County, California; Crater Lake, Oregon; Zuni Wells, Arizona 1916, 1917, 1919, 1921

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Arizona, Navajo County
North America, United States, California, Fresno County
North America, United States, California, Tulare County
North America, United States, Oregon, Jackson County
North America, United States, Oregon, Klamath County
 

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Volume 2, Section 4

Nevada 1928

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #3114. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Nevada, Mineral County
 

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Volume 2, Section 5

Utah 1929

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accessions #3360 and #3409, . These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Utah, Beaver County
North America, United States, Utah, Box Elder County
North America, United States, Utah, Iron County
North America, United States, Utah, San Juan County
North America, United States, Utah, Summit County
North America, United States, Utah, Utah County
North America, United States, Utah, Washington County
North America, United States, Utah, Weber County
 

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Volume 3

Volume 3 1386 1930-1932

Language of Material: English
Volume 3, Section 1

Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia 1930

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #3505. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, Canada, British Columbia
North America, United States, Idaho, Elmore County
North America, United States, Nevada, Lincoln County
North America, United States, Oregon, Deschutes County
North America, United States, Oregon, Gilliam County
North America, United States, Oregon, Harney County
North America, United States, Oregon, Umatilla County
North America, United States, Oregon, Wasco County
North America, United States, Utah, Beaver County
North America, United States, Utah, Box Elder County
North America, United States, Utah, Iron County
North America, United States, Utah, Juab County
North America, United States, Utah, Utah County
North America, United States, Utah, Washington County
North America, United States, Washington, Adams County
North America, United States, Washington, Benton County
North America, United States, Washington, Chelan County
North America, United States, Washington, Franklin County
North America, United States, Washington, Klickitat County
North America, United States, Washington, Okanogan County
North America, United States, Washington, Walla Walla County
North America, United States, Washington, Yakima County
 

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Volume 3, Section 2

Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah 1931

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accessions #3712, #3777 and #8712. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Arizona, Apache County
North America, United States, Arizona, Cochise County
North America, United States, Arizona, Graham County
North America, United States, Arizona, Greenlee County
North America, United States, New Mexico, Dona Ana County
North America, United States, New Mexico, Grant County
North America, United States, New Mexico, Lincoln County
North America, United States, New Mexico, Otero County
North America, United States, Texas, Hidalgo County
North America, United States, Utah, Kane County
 

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Volume 3, Section 3

Arizona, New Mexico, Utah 1932

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #3922. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Arizona, Apache County
North America, United States, Arizona, Coconino County
North America, United States, Arizona, Greenlee County
North America, United States, Arizona, Mohave County
North America, United States, Arizona, Navajo County
North America, United States, Arizona, Yavapai County
North America, United States, Nevada, Clark County
North America, United States, New Mexico, Catron County
North America, United States, New Mexico, Lincoln County
North America, United States, New Mexico, Socorro County
North America, United States, Utah, Kane County
 

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Volume 4

Volume 4 1387 1933-1935

Language of Material: English
Volume 4, Section 1

California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico 1933

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accessions #3712, #3922, #4136, and #5289 . These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Arizona, Apache County
North America, United States, Arizona, Coconino County
North America, United States, Arizona, Greenlee County
North America, United States, Arizona, Mohave County
North America, United States, Arizona, Navajo County
North America, United States, California, San Bernardino County
North America, United States, Colorado, Alamosa County
North America, United States, Colorado, Archuleta County
North America, United States, Colorado, Bent County
North America, United States, Colorado, Conejos County
North America, United States, Colorado, Costilla County
North America, United States, Colorado, Garfield County
North America, United States, Colorado, Huerfano County
North America, United States, Colorado, La Plata County
North America, United States, Colorado, Las Animas County
North America, United States, Colorado, Mesa County
North America, United States, Colorado, Pueblo County
North America, United States, Colorado, Rio Grande County
North America, United States, Colorado, Saguache County
North America, United States, Nevada, Clark County
North America, United States, Nevada, Mineral County
North America, United States, New Mexico, Rio Arriba County
North America, United States, New Mexico, San Juan County
North America, United States, New Mexico, Taos County
North America, United States, Utah, Emery County
North America, United States, Utah, San Juan County
North America, United States, Utah, Washington County
 

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Volume 4, Section 2

California and Arizona 1933-1934

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #4276. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Arizona, La Paz County
North America, United States, Arizona, Maricopa County
North America, United States, Arizona, Pima County
North America, United States, Arizona, Yuma County
North America, United States, California, Imperial County
North America, United States, California, Riverside County
North America, United States, California, San Bernardino County
 

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Volume 4, Section 3

Samoa, South Pacific Ocean 1934

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #4418. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pacific Ocean, Samoa, Samoa Islands, Savai'I Island
Pacific Ocean, Samoa, Samoa Islands, Upolu Island
Pacific Ocean, United States, American Samoa, Samoa Islands, Tutuila Island
 

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Volume 4, Section 4

California: San Bernardino, Riverside, Imperial Counties; Solano County 1935

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #4609. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Imperial County
North America, United States, California, Kern County
North America, United States, California, Riverside County
North America, United States, California, San Bernardino County
North America, United States, California, Solano County
 

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Volume 4, Section 5

New Mexico, Arizona 1935

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #4697. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Arizona, Mohave County
North America, United States, California, San Bernardino County
North America, United States, New Mexico, Bernalillo County
 

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Volume 4, Section 6

California: northeastern counties 1935

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #4798. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Amador County
North America, United States, California, Modoc County
North America, United States, California, Plumas County
North America, United States, California, Shasta County
North America, United States, California, Siskiyou County
 

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Volume 5

Volume 5 1388 1936-1941

Language of Material: English
Volume 5, Section 1

Inyo and San Bernardino Counties, California 1936

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #4916. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Inyo County
North America, United States, California, San Bernardino County
 

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Volume 5, Section 2

Society Islands 1936 July

Related Materials

The specimen collected in this section is MVZ Bird #69962. This specimen can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pacific Ocean, France, French Polynesia, Society Islands, Moorea
 

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Volume 5, Section 3

California: Calaveras, Tuolumne, Amador and El Dorado Counties 1936 October 10-22

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #5085. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Amador County
North America, United States, California, Calaveras County
North America, United States, California, Tuolumne County
 

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Volume 5, Section 4

San Bernardino and Inyo Counties, California 1936 November 29-1937 January 25

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #5113. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Inyo County
North America, United States, California, San Bernardino County
 

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Volume 5, Section 5

Kern and San Bernardino Counties, California 1937 November 25-1938 January 6

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #5419. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Kern County
North America, United States, California, San Bernardino County
 

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Volume 5, Section 6

Solano County, California 1938 May 4-6

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #5532. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Solano County
 

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Volume 5, Section 7

Riverside and Imperial Counties, California 1938 November 22-1939 January 21

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #5693. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Imperial County
North America, United States, California, Riverside County
 

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Volume 5, Section 8

Charleston Mountains, Nevada 1939 June

Physical Access Note

First page of section page 347 and 346 bound out of order.

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #5891. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, Nevada, Clark County
 

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Volume 5, Section 9

Inyo County, California; Clark County, Nevada 1940 April 14-June 7

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #6278. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Inyo County
North America, United States, California, San Bernardino County
North America, United States, Nevada, Clark County
 

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Volume 5, Section 10

Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County, California 1941 April-May

Related Materials

Specimens collected in this section include accession #6559. These specimens can be found in Arctos , the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's specimen database.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North America, United States, California, Riverside County
North America, United States, California, San Bernardino County
 

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Box 1, Folder 1

Eleven 35mm slide reproductions of photos held at the Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley circa 1908

Language of Material: English
Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence 1931-1964