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Sams (James R.) Field Notes
LA.1994.0414.002  
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Description
The collection consists of field notes, a bird list, and a specimen catalogue related to a collecting trip near Rancho Guirocoba, Sonora, Mexico in 1959.
Background
James R. Sams was an amateur naturalist and staff member of the San Diego Natural History Museum in the 1950s. Born on September 2, 1929 in San Diego, Sams was a member of "The Specialists" club, a group of young naturalists mentored by entomologist Charles F. Harbison. He attended San Diego State University and conducted nature walks with the Museum before joining the Education Department in 1951. He became the Museum's Director of Public Relations in 1958 and subsequently worked in public relations for an environmental organization and the publication Oceans. In the 1960s, he hosted a local public service program, "Science and You," on local television station KOGO-TV.
Extent
42 Leaves; 1 envelope
Restrictions
Copyright may be reserved. Consult the San Diego Natural History Museum Research Library Director for more information.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers by appointment. Contact the Research Library Director, San Diego Natural History Museum.