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  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Processing Information
  • Related Materials
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  • Biographical / Historical

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Natural History Museum Research Library
    Title: Laurence M. Huey Collection, 1916-1962
    creator: Huey, Laurence M. (Laurence Markham), 1892-1963
    Identifier/Call Number: LA.1993.1220.01
    Physical Description: 3.0 Linear Feet The collection consists of three cartons and two folders of notes, correspondence, field notebooks, photographs, and miscellaneous printed matter.
    Date (inclusive): 1916-1963
    Language of Material: English
    Abstract: The Laurence M. Huey Collection consists of materials related to Huey's field research and career as Curator of Birds and Mammals at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Laurence M. Huey Collection, 1916-1962, (LA 1993.1220.01). Research Library, San Diego Natural History Museum.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of five series, comprised of three archival cartons and two folder series. Series 1 contains notes and field notes relating to collecting trips and expeditions; also contains correspondence. Series 2 contains miscellaneous materials, photograph, and photocopied materials assembled by Huey and other Museum staff. Series 3 contains Bard notebooks (1916-1923) and manuscripts relating to bird censuses 1922-1924. Series 4 consists of a folder of photographs of Huey. Series 5 contains assorted field notes, clippings, lists (books, mammals of San Diego county), and other material.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment. Contact the Research Library Director, San Diego Natural History Museum.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright may be reserved. Consult the San Diego Natural History Museum Research Library Director for more information.

    Processing Information

    This is an unprocessed collection in the archives of the San Diego Natural History Museum Research Library; not all of the contents of this collection have been fully inventoried.

    Related Materials

    Laurence M. Huey Field Notes, 1916 1954 - Internet Archive. https://archive.org/details/LaurenceMHueyFieldNotes19161954
    "Field Notes of Laurence Markham Huey 1915-1922," Donald Ryder Dickey Field Notes (Manuscript collection 110). Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division, University of California, Los Angeles. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt509nc7nb
    San Diego Natural History Museum Collection 1974.019, San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park San Diego, 92101. http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8ns0w4w
    Photographs of Laurence M. Huey, 1922 to 1962 (MS 241). Special Collections at the University of Arizona Libraries. (Collection Guide), Arizona Archives Online. http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/collections/photographs-laurence-m-huey


    Field notes from the collection have been digitized. These notes document Huey's field work during the period 1916 to 1954. Locales include Baja California, Arizona, the Coronados Islands, Mexico, and the Trinidad Whaling Station in Humboldt county, California. See http://sdnhm.org/about-us/history/trinidad/field-notes-july-14-19/.

    Biographical / Historical

    Laurence Markham Huey (1892–1963) was the Curator of Birds and Mammals at the San Diego Natural History Museum from 1923 to 1961. Born September 6, 1892 on a farm in San Diego County, he exhibited an early interest in the natural world, collecting birds eggs as a small child. He left school early, continuing his education in the field with local naturalist W. S. Wright and mammalogist Frank Stephens; in 1908 he was a student in Kate Stephens's naturalist class at the San Diego Natural History Museum, and he joined the San Diego Society of Natural History in 1914. Prior to his appointment at the Museum, Huey worked with ornithologist, mammalogist, and nature photographer Donald Ryder Dickey from 1913 to 1923. His main research was the study of mammals and birds of California (especially Imperial Valley) and Baja California, Mexico. He also did field work on mammals and birds in Utah and Arizona, in particular at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Huey published extensively on birds and mammals, describing over 80 species and subspecies. He died on June 11, 1963 in San Diego.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Baja California (Mexico: Peninsula)
    Bard, Imperial County, California
    Los Coronados, Islas (Coronado Islands), Baja California, Mexico
    Trinidad Whaling Station (Trinidad, Humboldt County, California)
    Abbott, Clinton G. (Clinton Gilbert), 1881-1946
    Aldrich, John W. (John Warren), 1906-1995
    Bancroft, Griffing, 1879-1955
    Dickey, Donald R. (Donald Ryder), 1887-1932
    Hall, E. Raymond (Eugene Raymond), 1902-1986
    Hubbs, Carl L. (Carl Leavitt), 1894-1979
    Klauber, Laurence Monroe, 1883-1968
    Quayle, Ernest H. (Ernest Harrison), 1891-1956
    Sefton, Joseph W., Jr., 1881-1966
    Slevin, Joseph Richard, 1881-1957
    Stephens, Frank, 1849-1937