Finding Aid to the Fay Henry Wolfson Papers, 1967-1969 LA.2018.0501.001

Finding aid prepared by Marie Myers
San Diego Natural History Museum Research Library
1788 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

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-

Box 300

Field notes 1967-1969

Physical Description: 18 Sheets

Scope and Contents

Bulk consists of field notes of trips to Bahía de los Angeles, Sonora, Mexico. Includes notes on Hearne Expedition to southern Gulf of California and a field trip to the La Paz area. 10 field trips. Dates of field trips: 18-13 Jul 1967; 7-17 Sep 1967; 5-6 Nov 1967; 26-31 Dec 1967; 11-21 Apr 1968; 10-15 May 1968; 22 May-2 Jun 1968; 22-31 Aug 1968; 23 May-2 Jun 1969.
Box 300

Reports 1968-1969

Physical Description: 13 Sheets

Scope and Contents

Three reports. Include Listing of Mollusca collected on the Hearne Expedition (1969), a progress report on the molluscan biogeography of Bahía de los Angeles (20 Feb 1969), and a report on preliminary collections for survey of Bahía de los Angeles mollusks (1968?)
Box 300

Correspondence 1968-1969

Physical Description: 10+ Sheets

Scope and Contents

Letters, memos, and notes re project travel, funding, and progress. Bulk: memos and letter from Wolfson to San Diego Natural History Museum Director Richard P. Phillips.