In addition to its specimen collections, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology houses an extensive and largely hidden collection of historic field notebooks, correspondence, annotated maps, images, and artwork. Thanks to a three-year grant from the Council for Library and Information Resources, the Museum has cataloged and made more accessible its archival materials, uncovering a hidden collection.
The original purpose of this MVZ Archives blog began as a means to document the progress of the Hidden Archives CLIR project. Since then, an IMLS Museums of America grant allowed us to rehouse and secure with facility improvements the historic materials. We continue to use the blog to highlight some of the rich historical materials we discover along the way.
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