Murie family papers, 1834-1982 (bulk 1920-1975)

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Murie Family. Murie family papers, 1834-1982 (bulk 1920-1975)

Murie family papers, 1834-1982 (bulk 1920-1975)

The Murie Family Papers consist predominately of the professional papers of three famous conservationists, Olaus Murie, Margaret Murie, and Adolph Murie. The collection contains reports, correspondence, memoranda, field notes and journals, publications, and an extensive collection of films. The materials relate to public land management wildlife conservation in Alaska, western Wyoming, and the desert Southwest. Rather than being extensive in the topics covered, these papers document in detail a limited number of subjects. Among these are the management of Mt. McKinley National Park, the relationship between livestock and coyotes on the San Carlos Indian Reservation, and the management of wildlife and natural areas in the Jackson Hole and Yellowstone areas. The films document scenic areas all over the world, including South Africa and Ireland. Mildred Capron produced many of them.

29.5 cubic ft. (29 boxes + films)

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United States. National Park Service

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U.S. National Park Service has managed the Morristown National Historical Park since 1933. From the description of Morristown National Historical Park resource management records, 1933-1994 (bulk 1938-1970). (Morristown National History Park). WorldCat record id: 71014733 The National Park Service is the U.S. federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. It was created...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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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 Awar...

Murie, Margaret E.

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Murie, Olaus Johan, 1889-1963

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Biologist and field naturalist Olaus Johan Murie (1889-1963), the son of Norwegian immigrants, was born and raised in Moorhead, Minnesota. On completing his studies in zoology and wildlife biology at Oregon's Pacific University in 1912, he became an Oregon state conservation officer. In 1914-1917 he participated in scientific explorations of Hudson Bay and Labrador for the Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh. He subsequently joined the U.S. Bureau of Biological Survey as a wildlife biologist. He spent...

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Murie Family.

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Olaus Johan Murie was born in 1889. His brother, Adolph, was born ten years later. Olaus subsequently worked for such prestigious institutions as the Carnegie Institution and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He was President of the Wilderness Society from 1950-1957 and was active in a variety of conservation societies and biologists' professional organizations. He wrote several books, including "The Elk of North America" and "A Field Guide to Animal Tracks". Olaus died on October...