Category Archives: Finding Aids

Through the Lens: a Look at Joseph Dixon

Written by Masha Paramonova, a 3rd year student participating in URAP for fall 2016 and studying biology.  Often, I find myself deeply lost in the photographs I have the privilege to handle in my hours at the Museum of Vertebrate … Continue reading

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More from the Reprints

My quiet Friday afternoon involved working on the Reprint collection. It is a challenge not read  every title. I made it as far as #0165. This small publication was written 100 years ago by Walter P. Taylor and it is titled, … Continue reading

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An Illustrious Life: The Collections of Wildlife Artist Allan C. Brooks (1869-1946)

Written by Joi Misenti, third year Integrative Biology major. The study of science demands diligence and discipline. This truth stands resolute even in the realm of creative expression. Wildlife artists, though artists at heart, pledge themselves to an oath of … Continue reading

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Humanizing an Academic

Written by Ajay Yalamanchi, second year Integrative Biology major. My URAP position this semester involved digitizing the field notes of Dr. Charles S. Thaeler, Jr. I spent the first two weeks simply scanning the material, and I’m not going to lie, … Continue reading

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Ward C. Russell papers finding aid now available

Here at the MVZ Archives, I’ve just uploaded the finding aid to the Ward C. Russell papers onto the Online Archive of California (OAC). Russell began his employment with the MVZ in 1929 as a temporary fill-in. He would go … Continue reading

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Finding Aids on the Online Archive of California Highlight Field Notes and MVZ Specimens

Thanks to the ongoing hard work of MVZ Archives team members such as Greg Borman, content-rich finding aids have rapidly begun to populate the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology page on the Online Archive of California (OAC). Finding aids that feature … Continue reading

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An early encounter with Grinnell

Hello blog readers! My name is Greg Borman, and I joined the Archives team in May to help make fieldnotes, correspondence, annotated maps, and related materials more accessible to researchers. While these materials contain a rich array of scientific insight, … Continue reading

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