Consists of materials reflecting the Grinnell's work in the fields
of natural history and ecology. The bulk of the collection is made up of diaries, field
notes, and materials relating to early conservation efforts in California. Also included are
drafts of articles by Joseph Grinnell regarding the natural history of the west, personal
and professional correspondence of the Grinnell's, including Joseph Grinnell's work as
editor of The Condor, the publication of the Cooper Ornithological Society.
Joseph Grinnell was born on February 27, 1877 near Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory at the
Kiowa, Comanche and Wichita Indian Agency, where his father served as government physician.
After living for a short time in Tennessee and in the Dakota Territory, the family settled
in Pasadena, California in 1885. Grinnell attended school in Pasadena and received his B.A.
from Throop Polytechnic Institute (now Caltech) in 1897.
Number of containers: 11 boxes, 1 volume, 1 oversize folder
Linear feet: 5
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Collection is open for research.