Murie, Adolph, 1899-1974

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Biologist and naturalist Adolph Murie (1899-1975), half-brother of Olaus Murie, spent his career in government service with the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, from which he retired in 1964. In Alaska, he is best known for his studies of animal populations in Denali National Park and Preserve, particularly wolves. He also conducted wildlife research in areas of Michigan, Wyoming, and Arizona. His work was recognized with the John Burroughs Award, the Wildlife Society Award, and the Department of the Interior's Distinguished Service Award.

From the description of Adolph Murie papers, 1922-1965. (University of Alaska, Fairbanks). WorldCat record id: 144513533

Adolph Murie (b. September 6, 1899, Moorhead, Minnesota-d. August 16, 1974, Moose, Wyomming) was the first scientist to study wolves in their natural habitat. He was a naturalist, author, and wildlife biologist who pioneered field research on wolves, bears, and other mammals and birds in Arctic and sub-Arctic Alaska. He worked to protect wolves from eradication and to preserve the biological integrity of the Denali National Park and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

From the description of Murie, Adolph, 1899-1974 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 12013041

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creatorOf Records of the National Park Service. 1785 - 2006. Moving Images Relating to National Parks. 1970 - 1990. Wildlife in Denali
creatorOf Records of the National Park Service. 1785 - 2006. Moving Images Relating to National Parks. 1970 - 1990. Wilderness of Denali
creatorOf Murie Family. Murie family papers, 1834-1982 (bulk 1920-1975) University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Murie, Adolph, 1899-1974. Adolph Murie papers, 1922-1965. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Murie Family papers, 1834-1982 (bulk, 1920-1975) University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Murie family. Murie family papers, 1910-1989. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
referencedIn Ott, Charlie. Charlie Ott papers, 1950-1989. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
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Birth 1899-09-06

Death 1974-08-16

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