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American Ornithologists' Union Meeting, New York, American Museum of Natural History - Group Portrait

Subject:
Lloyd, Hoyes  Search this
Gross, Alfred O (Alfred Otto) 1883-1970  Search this
Peters, J. L  Search this
Zimmer, John T (John Todd) 1889-1957  Search this
Griscom, Ludlow 1890-1959  Search this
Aldrich, John W (John Warren) 1906-1995  Search this
Hicks, Lawrence  Search this
Murphy, Bob  Search this
Naumburg, Elsie  Search this
Gabrielson, Ira Noel 1889-1977  Search this
Delacour, Jean 1890-1985  Search this
DeSchauensee, Rodolpha  Search this
Saunders, Aretas A (Aretas Andrews) 1884-1970  Search this
Jaques, Francis Lee 1887-1969  Search this
Rogers, Charles H  Search this
Hickey, J. J  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Bowdish, Beecher S  Search this
Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987  Search this
Mayr, Ernst 1904-2005  Search this
Olberholser, H. C  Search this
Van Tyne, Josselyn 1902-1957  Search this
American Ornithologists' Union  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1944
October 25, 1944
Topic:
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007440 [SIA2008-2258]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395104

Ira Noel Gabrielson (1889-1977)

Subject:
Gabrielson, Ira Noel 1889-1977  Search this
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Wildlife refuges  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1779]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_383153

Field Books, 1888-1961

Creator:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bird and Mammal Laboratories  Search this
Subject:
Bailey, Vernon 1864-1942  Search this
Nelson, Edward William 1855-1934  Search this
Baker, Arthur B  Search this
Barrett, Charles H. M  Search this
Becker, Robert H  Search this
Bretherton, Bernard Joseph  Search this
Bunnell, A. S  Search this
Cantwell, George G  Search this
Cary, Merritt 1880-1918  Search this
Colburn, Albert Ernest  Search this
Coleman, George A  Search this
Coolidge, Dane 1873-1940  Search this
Dice, Lee R  Search this
Donald, Gordon  Search this
Dutcher, Basil Hicks  Search this
Eastgate, Alfred  Search this
Ellsworth, Lincoln 1880-1951  Search this
Fisher, R. T  Search this
Forbes, Waldo E  Search this
Gaut, James H  Search this
Giovannoli, Leonard  Search this
Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946  Search this
Goldman, Luther C  Search this
Goldman, Luther J  Search this
Green, Morris M  Search this
Gutsell, James Squier 1887-  Search this
Hanna, G. Dallas 1887-1970  Search this
Hardisty, A. H  Search this
Harper, Francis 1886-1972  Search this
Heller, Edmund 1875-1939  Search this
Hoy, Charles M  Search this
Jameson, L. G  Search this
Keeler, C. A  Search this
Koch, Fred W  Search this
Lantz, David Ernest  Search this
Little, Luther  Search this
McLellan, J. Ellis  Search this
Marshall, William H (William Hampton)  Search this
Murie, Olaus Johan 1889-1963  Search this
Osgood, Wilfred Hudson 1875-1947  Search this
Preble, Edward Alexander 1871-1957  Search this
Richmond, Charles Wallace 1868-1932  Search this
Rorebeck, C. G  Search this
Rowley, Charles P  Search this
Sheldon, Charles  Search this
Stephens, Frank  Search this
Stevenson, Donald H  Search this
Streator, Clark Perkins  Search this
Streeter, Daniel Denison  Search this
Surber, Mcclure  Search this
Thompson, Russell J  Search this
Trapier, Paul E  Search this
Trowbridge, Albert H  Search this
Turner, J. H  Search this
Vars, Harold N  Search this
Weller, A. E  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Williams, Henry V  Search this
Wyman, Luther Everet  Search this
Fisher, A. K (Albert Kenrick) 1856-1948  Search this
Howell, Arthur H (Arthur Holmes) 1872-1940  Search this
Burleigh, Thomas D (Thomas Dearborn) 1895-  Search this
Anthony, H. E (Harold Elmer) 1890-1970  Search this
Dearborn, Ned  Search this
Ferry, John Farwell -1910  Search this
Fisher, Walter K (Walter Kenrick) 1878-1953  Search this
Gabrielson, Ira Noel 1889-1977  Search this
Grange, Wallace B (Wallace Byron) 1905-1987  Search this
Hall, E. Raymond (Eugene Raymond) 1902-1986  Search this
Handley, Charles O (Charles Overton) 1924-2000  Search this
Hanna, Marcus A (Marcus Albert) 1898-1978  Search this
Higginson, A. Henry (Alexander Henry) 1876-1958  Search this
Hollister, N (Ned) 1876-1924  Search this
Holt, Ernest Golsan 1889-  Search this
Howell, A. Brazier (Alfred Brazier) 1886-1961  Search this
Jackson, Hartley H. T (Hartley Harrad Thompson) 1881-1976  Search this
Jewett, Stanley G (Stanley Gordon) 1885-  Search this
Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969  Search this
Laing, Hamilton M (Hamilton Mack) 1883-1982  Search this
McMurry, Frank B  Search this
Malleis, Harry  Search this
Oberholser, Harry C (Harry Church) 1870-1963  Search this
Palmer, T. S (Theodore Sherman) 1868-1955  Search this
Peck, Morton Eaton 1871-  Search this
Peters, James Lee 1889-1952  Search this
Piper, Stanley E (Stanley Edward)  Search this
Sheldon, H. H (Henry Hargrave) 1883-  Search this
Taylor, Walter P (Walter Penn) 1888-1972  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
United States Bureau of Biological Survey  Search this
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bird and Mammal Laboratories  Search this
Physical description:
34.34 cu. ft. (34.34 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1888
1888-1961
Topic:
Mammals  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-443
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Field Book Project 1855-2010
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers

Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (12 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1918-1987
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
This collection is composed of four distinct parts. Records documenting the writing of The Birds of Alaska, which he co-authored with Frederick C. Lincoln, include correspondence, species notes, and drafts of chapters. "The Memoirs of Ira Noel Gabrielson and What Others Have Said About Him," compiled by his son-in-law, Robert A. Nesbitt, contains obituaries, reminiscences, and an autobiography which Gabrielson began and never completed. Gabrielson's dairies, 1918-1977, range from a few notes on birds seen on given days to generous accounts of each day's activities. The final series of the collection contains his articles and speeches, 1936-1968.

Records documenting the writing of The Birds of Alaska were created by both Gabrielson and Lincoln and consist of correspondence, species notes on bird families, other notes on birds, drafts of chapters, a few subject files, and a few photographs. The correspondence includes letters between Lincoln and Gabrielson and between the co-authors and professional colleagues who provided information on birds observed in Alaska.

Series 2 consists of the "Memoirs," and series 3 contains Gabrielson's diaries, 1918-1977. Some periods are covered extensively, others sparsely. Many of the early entries consist only of lists of birds seen on certain days. There is an interesting mix of material concerning both his professional and private lives. Gabrielson's speeches and articles, though probably not complete, document the range of his work in conservation.

The Archives has additional Gabrielson correspondence scattered throughout several record units, in addition to a good bit of material in Record Unit 7176, United States Fish and Wildlife Service Field Reports. Other repositories also contain Gabrielson materials. Gabrielson’s awards, medals, and plaques form a permanent exhibition at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland. The Denver Public Library holds Gabrielson papers in the Western History/Genealogy Department, Conservation Manuscript Collection. A small amount of published and unpublished materials is also housed at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Wildlife Research Center. Researchers should also consult Fish and Wildlife Service records in Record Group 22 at the National Archives and Records Administration.
Historical Note:
Ira N. Gabrielson (1889-1977) was born in Sioux Rapids, Iowa, and grew up on a farm where his interest in wildlife began. He graduated from Morningside College in Iowa in 1912 and taught biology at Marshalltown High School, Marshalltown, Iowa, until 1915.

In 1915 he joined the Bureau of Biological Survey and worked in the western states on economic ornithology, rodent control, and game management; he was particularly interested in waterfowl. In 1934 he became assistant chief of the Division of Wild Life Research, and in 1935 he became chief of the Bureau of Biological Survey. When the Biological Survey and the Bureau of Fisheries were joined to form the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in 1940, Gabrielson was named director of the new organization. During his tenure in that position, 1940-1946, he succeeded in adding millions of acres to the National Wildlife Refuge System. During World War II, he served as deputy coordinator of Fisheries and as a United States delegate to the International Whaling Conference in 1946.

In 1946 Gabrielson retired from government service and assumed the presidency of the Wildlife Management Institute. He held that post until 1970 when he was elected chairman of the Institute's Board of Directors. He helped found the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources in 1948, helped organize the World Wildlife Fund (United States) in 1961, and served as a trustee of the World Wildlife Fund (International) and the North American Wildlife Foundation.

His concern for wildlife and conservation was not limited to his official role. He lived in Northern Virginia and was a founder of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, serving as its chairman, 1959-1976, and as chairman emeritus until his death.

Gabrielson received honorary degrees from his alma mater, as well as from Oregon State University, Middlebury College, and Colby College. He received the Audubon Conservation Award, the Distinguished Service Award of the Interior Department, the Leopold Medal of the Wildlife Society, the Hugh Bennett Award of Friends of the Land, the Distinguished Service Award of the American Forestry Association, and was posthumously named to the National Wildlife Federation's Conservation Hall of Fame.

Gabrielson was the author of four books and the co-author of six others, including The Birds of Alaska, with Frederick C. Lincoln, his colleague in the Bureau of Biological Survey and the Fish and Wildlife Service. Gabrielson was a member of the American Ornithologists' Union, the Society of Systematic Zoology, the Audubon Society, the Izaak Walton League, the Washington Academy of Sciences, the Washington Biologists' Field Club, and the Cosmos Club.
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7319
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 59 Walker, Alexander, 1955

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
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Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 60 Wasson, Theron, 1950

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
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Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 61 Webster, J. Dan, 1950

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
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Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 62 Wetmore, Alexander, 1952. Concerns his trip to Alaska in 1911 with Arthur Cleveland Bent.

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
See more items in:
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 63 Willett, George, 1944

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
See more items in:
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 64 Williams, Ralph B., 1949, 1951-1952. Includes photographs of a tree swallow at Salmon Creek, Alaska, and the bird notes of Clark P. Streator.

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
See more items in:
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 65 Illegible signature

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
See more items in:
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 2

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
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Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Untitled

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Summary:
Subject Files, Reports, and Notes
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
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Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 Appendix: additions after July 1, 1956

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
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Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 2 "A Study of the Birds of the Colville River," by Tom J. Cade, Brina Kessel, and George B. Shaller, 1953

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
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Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 3 Bibliography. Includes "A Synoptic Bibliography of Alaskan Ornithology," by Tom J. Cade, 1953. See also under Tom Cade, Box 1, folder 10.

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
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Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 4 Bird color list

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
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Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 5 Bird notes from Gabrielson's Alaskan trip of 1940

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
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Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 6 Bird notes from Gabrielson's Alaskan trips, 1940-1950

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
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Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 7 Birds new to the American Ornithologists Union (AOU) list

Collection Creator::
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7319, Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
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Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers
Ira Noel Gabrielson Papers / Series 1: RECORDS RELATING TO THE BIRDS OF ALASKA, 1944-1958. / Box 2
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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