Category Archives: Joseph Grinnell

MVZ and Stanford

I just finished listening to the podcast, “Who Killed Jane Stanford,” which was produced last year by a history course at Stanford University. It is a fascinating investigation of the events surrounding the death of Jane Stanford, early Stanford culture, … Continue reading

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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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A sunny Berkeley morning in 1910

  This pastoral, picturesque scene of a sun-dappled oak grove is just one image of the UC Berkeley Campus to be found in the MVZ photographic archives. This particular view was taken from the north entrance at the old museum site by Harry … Continue reading

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Sublime Mountain Vista

Tulasi Johnson is a senior in the History of Art department at UC Berkeley. The formal qualities of this photograph taken by Annie Alexander, founder of both the UC Museum of Paleontology and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, recalls the picturesque, … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Following the bird song

Written by Emily Domanico, fourth year majoring in History of Art and minoring in Chemistry. Following bird songs, naturalist Joseph Grinnell photographed this nest of a black-chinned sparrow while on a collection trip in the San Jacinto Mountains back in May 1908. … Continue reading

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Joseph Grinnell Lecture Series

Today, Professor Jim McGuire gave the introductory lecture to IB104. Over 75 years ago, Joseph Grinnell was teaching Zoology 113, the predecessor to IB104. The MVZ Archives has a rich collection surrounding this storied course including Joseph Grinnell’s lecture series for … Continue reading

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Historic Events

Written by Ajay Yalamanchi, third year Integrative Biology major After working with the Thaeler collection last semester, I had the opportunity to work with the Joseph Grinnell correspondence, letters and manuscripts written by or to Grinnell over the course of three decades. … Continue reading

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