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Wolfson (Fay Henry) Papers, 1967-1969
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Natural History Museum Research Library
    Title: Fay Henry Wolfson Papers, 1967-1969
    Creator: Wolfson, Fay Henry, 1915-1987
    Identifier/Call Number: LA.2018.0501.001
    Physical Description: 1 Volumes
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1969
    Container: 300

    Content Description

    One folder of material relating to Wolfson's field trips to Bahía de los Angeles and the Vermilion Sea Field Station. The collection includes field notes, reports, correspondence, memos and other and notes of research conducted from 1967 to 1969 by marine biologist Fay Wolfson for the San Diego Natural History Museum as part of a survey of Bahía de los Angeles mollusks.

    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.

    Biographical / Historical

    Born on December 22, 1915 in Iowa, Wolfson studied zoology (A.B.) and marine biology (M.A.) at San Diego State University. She was a research associate with the Marine Invertebrate Department of the San Diego Natural History Museum, leading excursions to Baja California in the 1960s and 1970s, and she consulted with San Diego area researchers at the Naval Undersea Center, the University of San Diego, and at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her research interests included mollusks of the Baja California lagoons and later, whale migration in the Gulf of California. Wolfson died on January 24, 1987 in Santa Cruz, California.


    Murphy, Vi. "Fay Wolfson discovered life brimming in Baja's lagoons," San Diego Union, 25 Jul 1976, D1-D2.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Marine biology -- Mexico
    California, Gulf of (Mexico)
    Field notes
    Phillips, Richard P., 1928-