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Poem of the day

The MVZ Archives will be working with the UC Berkeley History Department to provide students with access to primary sources. Students will be able to use our materials to answer larger questions relating to the study of natural history and … Continue reading

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A view from Little Onion Valley

Written by Emily Domanico, fourth year majoring in History of Art and minoring in Chemistry. Sorting through photos in the MVZ archive, Charles David Holliger’s photograph of the landscape of Little Onion Valley stood out for the rhythms of the mountains, the … 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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The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Receives an Institute of Museum and Library Services Museums for America Collections Stewardship Grant!

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Archives at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to announce that we have received a Museums for America Collections Stewardship grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for our project “Strategic Stewardship … Continue reading

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Charles Aiken

Written by Steve Ruskin, a Colorado-based historian and writer. Steve holds a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame. In July of 2014 I had the pleasure of corresponding with Christina Fidler of the … Continue reading

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Frank C. Clarke

Written by Chris Gordon Graduate Intern at Simmons College Master’s in Library and Information Science/Archives This semester I had the privilege of working with the Frank C. Clarke field notes and correspondence spanning a relationship with Grinnell and the MVZ … Continue reading

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Photo retakes – landscapes and time

I recently came across a print that led me down an interesting visual history of the MVZ’s own backyard. The photo is of Strawberry Creek Canyon in Berkeley, California and it was taken by Oliver P. Pearson in 1996. The photo notes mention that the … Continue reading

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