Scope and Contents note
Title: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology historical correspondence
Identifier/Call Number: MVZA.MSS.0117
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Archives
Language of Material:
54.0 Cubic feet
Date (bulk): 1908-1930
Date (inclusive): 1876-1949
The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology historical correspondence is comprised of correspondence created and received by museum personnel
primarily between 1908 and 1930.
Alexander, Annie Montague, 1867-1950
Beck, Rollo Howard, 1870-1950
Grinnell, Hilda W. (Hilda Wood), 1883-1963
Grinnell, Joseph, 1877-1939
Stephens, Frank, 1849-1936
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Museum of Vertebrate Zoology historical correspondence, MVZA.MSS.0117, 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.
Related Archival Materials note
Letters between Annie M. Alexander and Joseph Grinnell regarding establishment of the Museum is housed at the Bancroft Library,
University of California, Berkeley.
The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's historical correspondence files was a filing system designed at the inception of the museum.
It is believed that Joseph Grinnell may have designed the system himself. The files are arranged alphabetically by surname
and then chronologically. All correspondence relating to curatorial activities, building operations, and general administrative
functions were preserved and filed in this collection. The collection dates from the museum's founding in 1908 and ends with
1930. The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology was moved to a new building in 1930 and a new correspondence collection was begun at
A card catalog of taxonomic and common names referenced in the correspondence collection is available.
Scope and Contents note
The historical correspondence consists of correspondence created and received by the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology's personnel
primarily from 1908 to 1930. The collection is 54 linear feet (ca. 2000 file folders). A list of holdings is available as
an attachment to this guide.
Files are arranged by surname and then chronologically by date.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Grinnell, Joseph, 1877-1939--Correspondence.
University of California (1868-1952). Museum of Vertebrate Zoology