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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

Research Material

Photograph Collection, 1891-1939

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biological Survey of Texas:

An Inventory of the Records, 1889-1939, in the Southwest Collection, Special Collections Libraries



Descriptive Summary

Creator Biological Survey of Texas
Title: Biological Survey of Texas Records,
Dates: 1889-1939
Abstract: Photocopies of materials generated by the Biological Survey of Texas, lead by Vernon Bailey, for the United States Bureau of Biological Survey.
Collection # S 1633.1
Quantity: 3 Boxes (2.3 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University,

Biographical Sketch

The collection originated in the desire of Dr. David J. Schmidly to place copies of the documents generated by the United States Bureau of Biological Survey's investigations in Texas in an archive more accessible to those with an interest in Texas natural history. The original records are housed at the Smithsonian Institution Archives in Washington D. C. In addition to acquiring copies of the original material, the project also accomplished preparation of computerized data bases of the reports and photographs. Eventually the project resulted in the publication in 2002 of Schmidly's Texas Natural History: A Century of Change. The work includes an annotated reprint of the 1905 report Biological Survey of Texas. Dr. David J. Schmidly is a Texas Tech University graduate and was the University's thirteenth President. He is currently serving as President and CEO of Oklahoma State University. Dr. Schmidly is a biologist and has published a number of works on Texas mammals.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains photocopies of materials generated by the Biological Survey of Texas conducted by the United States Bureau of Biological Survey from 1889-1905. It includes copies of original survey reports, field notebooks, specimen catalogs, and print copies of photographs generated by the Survey. A detailed list of reports is included with the collection and is located in Box 1, File 1. A detailed list of the photographs is also included with the collection and is located in Box 3, File 1. The location in the Smithsonian Institution Archives of each document is noted on the copies. Photographs are identified by a National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) photograph number on the back of the photograph and on the photograph list. The following photographs were not included with the collection: #0535, #0901, and #0903.

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Organization

The collection is organized into the following series:
Research Material, Reports (Box 1-2)
Research Material, Specimen Catalogs (Box 2)
Research Material, Field Journals (Box 2)
Photograph Collection (Box 3)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942
Subjects (Organizations)
Biological Survey of Texas
Subjects
Natural History--Texas

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Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Texas Society of Mammalogists Records, 1981-1991 and undated
  • Texas Tech Mammalogy Symposium Collection audio recording, 2001

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Biological Survey of Texas Records, 1889-1939, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington D. C. Record Unit 7176

United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 1860-1961 Field Reports

Gift, 2003

Processed by

Karen Hicks, June 2003

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Bibliograpy

Schmidly, David J. Texas Natural History: A Century of Change.Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Press, 2002.

Bailey, Vernon. Biological Survey of Texas: Life Zones, with Characteristic Species of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Plants. Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1905.

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Collection Inventory

 

Research Material

Reports
box folder
1 1 List of Reports ca. 2002
2 Vernon Bailey, #1-16, 1889-1890
3 Vernon Bailey, #17-33, 1892
4 Vernon Bailey, #34-60, 1899
5 Vernon Bailey, #61-77, 1900
6 Vernon Bailey, #78-90, 1901
7 Vernon Bailey, #91-101, 1902
8 Vernon Bailey, #102-113, 1904
9 Vernon Bailey, #114, 1906
10 William Bray, #115-145, 1899
11 Merritt Cary, #146-176, 1902
12 Gordon Donald, #177-180, 1902
13 B. H. Dutcher, #181-196, 1892
14 A. K. Fisher, #197-203, 1894
15 A. K. Fisher, #204, 1911
16 James H. Gaut, #205-216, 1903
17 James H. Gaut, #217-223, 1904
18 James H. Gaut, #224-239, 1905
19 Ned Hollister, #240-255, 1902
20 A. H. Howell, #256-267, 1903
21 A. H. Howell, #268-292, 1905
22 A. H. Howell, #293-304, 1906
23 William Lloyd, #304-329, 1890
24 William Lloyd, #330-350, 1891
25 William Lloyd, #351-354, 1892
26 J. A. Loring, #355-373, 1894
27 H. C. Oberholser, #374-414, 1900
28 H. C. Oberholser, #415-455, 1901
box folder
2 1 H. C. Oberholser, #456-491, 1902
2 Miscellaneous Reports, Articles, and Letters
Specimen Catalogs
box folder
2 3 Vernon Bailey, 1889-1904
4 M. Carey, 1902
5 B. H. Dutcher, 1892
6 A. K. Fisher, 1894
7 James H. Gaut, 1903-1905
8 Ned Hollister, 1902
9 A. H. Howell, 1903-1906
10 John A. Loring, 1894
11 William Lloyd, 1890-1892
12 Vernon Bailey, 1889-1902
13 Vernon Bailey, 1904
14 Vernon Bailey, 1906
Field Journals
box folder
2 15 A. H. Howell, 1903
16 William Lloyd, 1890

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Photograph Collection, 1891-1939

box folder
3 1 List of Photographs ca. 2002
Prints
box folder
3 2 #0001 to #0100, 1900-1903
3 #0101 to #0200, 1900-1907
4 #0201 to #0300, 1901
5 #0301 to #0400, 1901
6 #0401 to #0500, 1901
7 #0501 to #0534, #0536 to #0601, 1900-1939
8 #0602 to #0701, 1891-1939 and undated
9 #0702 to #0801, 1900-1901
10 #0802 to #0900, #0902, 1900-1911
11 #0904 to #1038, 1900-1904
Negatives
box folder
3 12 #0001 to #0100, 1900-1903
13 #0101 to #0200, 1900-1907
14 #0201 to #0300, 1901
15 #0301 to #0400, 1901
16 #0401 to #0500, 1901
17 #0501 to #0534, #0536 to #0601, 1900-1939
18 #0602 to #0701, 1891-1939 and undated
19 #0702 to #0801, 1900-1911
20 #0802 to #0900, #0902, 1900-1911
21 #0904 to #1038, 1900-1904

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