William O. Pruitt Jr.:

An Inventory of his papers at the University of Manitoba

Inventory prepared by Lewis St. George Stubbs
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(2010)

Finding aid encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (2010)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Creator:
William O. Pruitt Jr.

Title:
William O. Pruitt fonds

Dates:
1913-2007

Quantity:
11.83 m. of textual records

Identification:
MSS 326 A.10-03

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Biography of William O. Pruitt Jr.

was born in Easton, Maryland on September 1, 1922. He served with US Army Medical Corp during World War II. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in 1947. The following year he completed an M.A. followed by PHD. from the University of Michigan in 1952.

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After teaching at the University of Alaska, University of Oklahoma, and Memorial University, Dr. Pruitt joined University of Manitoba in 1969 and retired in 1996. He remained a Senior Scholar following his retirement. In 1973 Pruitt launched the Taiga Biological Station a research outpost in the boreal forest often the funding for this endeavour came from his own pocket. He published extensively over a fifty year period (1951-2001). Dr. Pruitt received several awards & honors including the Government of Canada Northern Science Award Centenary Medal in 1989 and Vilhjalmur Stenfansson Award by the University of Manitoba Northern Studies Committee the same year. He received an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Alaska in 1993 and an Honorary Doctor of Science from Memorial University in 2001. Dr. Pruitt died on December 7, 2009. * For a more detailed biographical sketch consult his obituary published on December 19, 2009 in the Winnipeg Free Press.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds divided into 13 series: They include: Biographical information & awards, Field trip diaries, Articles, conference papers & reports, Conferences, Taiga Biographical Station, TBS small mammal plots, Organizations, Student notes, Memorial University, University of Manitoba, Teaching material, Correspondence & Research material.

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Custodial History

The fonds was donated by the Pruitt family in 2010.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION & AWARDS [ 1957-2004 ]

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11 Biographical information including vitae & obituary 1957-2004
2 Northern Science Award 1989

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FIELD TRIPS DIARIES 1948-1955
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13 Field trip diaries 1948-1955
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21 Field trips diaries 1957-1968
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31 Field trips diaries 1970-1983
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41 Field trip diaries Taiga Biological Centre 1984-2004

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ARTICLES, CONFERENCE PAPERS & REPORTS 1951-2005
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51 "Mammals of the Chase S. Osborn Reserve, Sugar Island, Michigan" in Journal of Mammology 1951
2 "Notes on the Winter Birds of Northern Lower Michigan" with Erna Pruitt at Jack-Pine Warbler 1952
3 "A Method of Mounting Thermister for Field Use" in Ecology 1952
4 " An Analysis of some Physical Factors Affecting the Local Distribution of the Shortfall Shrew in Northern Lower Michigan" 1952
5 "Mammals of the World" manuscript 1953
6 "Additional Animal Remains from under Sleeping Bear Dune. Leelanau County, Michigan" Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters 1953
7 "Aging in the Masked Shrew" Journal of Mammology 1954
8 "Rutting Behavior of the Whitetail Deer" Journal of Mammology 1954
9 "Notes on a Litter of Young Masked Shrews" Journal of Mammology 1954
10 "Notes on Colorado Phenocomys & Pikas" Journal of Mammology 1954
11 "Surface Temperature & Expired Air Temperature of the Reindeer" with H.T. Hammel ca.1957
12 Qail, A Taiga Snow Formation of Ecological Importance" in Ecology 1958
13 "Observations on the Bioclimate of Some Taiga Mammals" Arctic 1957
14 "A Survey of the Mammalian Family Soricidue (shrews) 1957
15 "Tooth Reduction in the Tundra Shrew" in Journal of Mammology 1957
16 "Snow as a Factor in Winter Ecology of Barren-Ground Caribou" in Ecology 1959
17 "Winter Activity of Red Squirrel in Interior Alaska" in Journal of Mammology 1958
18 "Ecological Effects of Snow" sent to Scientific American 1958-1960
19 "On the Relative Efficiency of Two Kinds of Traps" Journal of Mammology 1958
20 "A Method of Live-Trapping Small Taiga Mammals in Winter" Journal of Mammolgy 1959
21 Chariot report correspondence 1959-1965
22 Book review: "Arctic World" by Lois Crisler in Journal of Mammology 1959
23 "Microclimates & Local Distributions of Small Mammals on the George Reserves, Michigan Museum of Zoology University of Michigan 109 1959
24 Scientific American correspondence Re: proposed article 1959
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61 "Animals in the Snow" Scientific American 1960
2 Wild Harmony Animals of the North - Nick Lyon Books 1960
3 "Behaviour of the Barren-Ground Caribou" in Biological papers of the University of Alaska 1960
4 Publishers correspondence 1960-1967
5 "Locomotor Speeds of some Large Northern Mammals" Journal of Mammalogy 1960
6 "Caribou Year" in Harper's Magazine 1960
7 "The Animals" Nuclear Information 1961
8 "Small Mammal Bioclimate Studies in Northern Regions" Pruitt, Lucier & Hufman Arctic Aeromedical Labratory 1961
9 "The World of the Arctic Wolf" in What's New 1961
10 "Some Contributions of Small Mammal Bioclimate Studies to Air Force Needs in Northern Regions" Pruitt, Lucier, Hufman 1961
11 "On Post-Natal Mortality in Barren Ground Caribou " in Journal of Mammology 1961
12 Ecology of Arctic Mammals draft ca. 1961
13 The Taiga draft ca.1961
14 Bird Life Expectancy draft ca.1961
15 Book Review of "A Naturalist in Alaska" by Murie Devin-Adair in The Beaver 1962
16 "A New Caribou Problem" in The Beaver 1962
17 Correspondence re: article in International Review of General & International Zoology 1962-1964
18 "Sentinal of the Taiga" in Holiday Magazine 1962
19 Life Magazine correspondence 1962
20 Book Review "Symposium on Questions of Organizations & Methods of Censuring Terrestial Vertebrate Faunal Resources" in Journal of Mammalogy 1962
21 "Taiga Trail" in Esquire 1962
22 "The Taiga" in Scientific American 1962
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71 "Moose Year" in Harper's 1963
2 Taiga book outline 1963
3 "A Hot Spot in the North" in Audubon Magazine 1963
4 Reprint list 1963
5 "The Cycle of Living" in Holiday Magazine 1963
6 "Altai National Park USSR" Explorers Journal 1963
7 "High Radiation in Eskimos" Audubon 1963
8 Book review of "Theriology" I.I. Barabash-Nikiforov in tthe Journal of Mammology 1963
9 "Arctic Trail" in Harper's Magazine 1963
10 "A New Caribou Problem" in Atlantic Naturalist 1963
11 Contamination of Boreal Ecosystem 1963
12 "Flight Releases Wolves-Caribou Relations" in Journal of Mammology 1964-1965
13 Living World of the Taiga draft 1964
14 Time-Life correspondence 1964
15 "Alaska's Furry Aerialist" Holiday Magazine 1964
16 "Snow Cover as an Integral Factor of the Environment & It's Importance in the Ecology of Mammals & Birds" in Boreal Institute Pruitt et al. 1964
17 Mammolgy lectures 1964
18 Snow Shoe Hare Story ca.1965
19 "The Ecology of Snow" Canadian Society of Wildlife & Fisheries Biologists occassional papers 1965
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81 "A Naturalist's Guide to the Alaska Highway" manuscript draft with Erna Pruitt 1965
2 "Living World of the Taiga" manuscript draft 1965
3 " Lynx Story" draft ca. 1965
4 "Synchronous Bromass Fluctuations of some Northern Mammals" in Extrait de Mammalia 1965
5 "The Function of Brow-tine in Caribou Antlers" in Arctic 1966
6 "The Vole's World" ca.1965
7 "Animals of the North" Harper & Row proof 1966
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91 "The Life & Death of a Tree" Holiday Magazine 1966
2 Book review in "Muskoxen in Canada, a Biological & Taxonomic Review" by John S. Tener in the Beaver 1966
3 Ecology of Snow lecture 1966-1970
4 "Travelling Tree" in Holiday Magazine 1966
5 Book review in "The Sparrow's Fall" Fred Bedsworth in McLean's Magazine 1966
6 "Synchronous Biomass Fluctuations in some Northern Mammals" Journal of Mammology 1967
7 "Ecology of Terrestial Mammals" Chapter 20 in Environment of the Thompson Region, Alaska - Viimovsky & Wolfe editors 1968
8 Caribou Film television version 1968-1969
9 Report on A Month's to the Soviet Union under the Scientific Exchange Program of the National Research Council of Canada & the Academy of Science USSR 1968
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101 Canada land inventory project 1968
2 Permafrost paper at the Tundra Conference in Edmonton 1969
3 "First Newfoundland record of Peromyscus" with Walter P. Gould in Canadian Journal of Zoology 1969
4 "Tundra Animals: What is Their Future?" Royal Society of Canada 1970
5 The Taiga on University on the Air CTV 1969
6 National Park lecture 1969
7 Caribou Year commentary ca.1970
8 "The Newfoundland National Park Issue" in Canadian Field Naturalist 1970
9 "The Fagile North" Law & Natural Environment at the University of British Columbia 1970
10 The Doomed Valley draft ca.1970
11 Alaska manuscript for Time-Life 1971-1972
12 Book review of "The Wolf The Ecology & Behaviour of an Endangered Species" by David Mech in Canadian Field Naturalist 1971
13 Some Ecological Effects of Snowmobiles draft ca.1971
14 Book review of "Animal Behaviour, Ecological & Evolutionary Aspects" in Canadian Field Naturalist 1972
15 "Ecological Distribution of the Meadow Vole... " Pruitt et al. in Canadian Field Naturalist 1971
16 Synchronos Fluctuations in Small Mammal Biomaas...." in Aquilo Ser. Zool 1972
17 "Scandinavian - Canada Field Workshop in Rangifer-Snow Ecology" in Arctic 1971
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111 Book review in "The Violated Vision, The Rape of Canada's North" James Woodford in Arctic 1972
2 Pipeline Caribou & Publicity - Commentary 1972
3 Book review of Animals of the Arctic by Bernard Stonehouse in Arctic 1972
4 CBC commentaries 1972-1973
5 "Caribou Crossroads" in Nature Canada 1973
6 Pruitt's comments on Bill c-3 1974
7 Scripts for CBC commentaries 1975-1985
8 "What is Nature" CBC commentary 1975
9 Save the Riverbank commentary ca.1978
10 Some Observations of Muskox Mortality" in Canadian Field Naturalist includes 12 photos 1976
11 "Woodland Caribou" in Pimadjihowin News 1976
12 Observations on Reindeer Herding in Finnish Lapland report 1977
13 "The Ecological Basis, Theoretical & Technical Aspects.... report with Richard D. Leonard ca.1978
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121 The Seasonal Movements & Population Ecology of Woodland Caribou.... -report 1978
2 "A Numerical Snow Index for Reindeer" in Ann. Zool. Fennici 1979
3 "Possible Greenhouse-Induced Habitat & Faunal Changes ca.1980
4 Perculating at 20 Below - article mentions Pruitt ca.1980
5 Why & How to Study a Snowcover ca.1980
6 The Taiga draft ca. 1980
7 "Snow & Living Things" correspondence & draft 1980
8 Thermistors in the Snow draft ca.1980
9 People of the Moose ca.1980
10 Mammologists biathlon 1981-1985
11 "Caribou & the Barren Lands" by George Calef in Arctic 1982
12 Don Gill Memorial Volume includes 3 photos 1982-1984
13 "Altai National Park USSR" in Explorers Journal 1982
14 "Subinivian Accumulation of CO2 & Its Effects on Winter Distribution of Small Mammals" with Cheryl Penny in Carnegie Museum of Natural History special publication 1984
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131 Caribou & Reindeer lecture 1983
2 Snow & Living Things draft ca.1984
3 "Habitat Use, Movements & Grouping Behaviour of Woodland Caribou in Southeastern Manitoba" with William Darby in Canadian Field Naturalist 1984
4 Observations on Auditory Sensitivity of Caribou.... - draft 1984
5 Snow & Small Mammals draft ca.1984
6 CBC Winter Project 1985
7 "Caribou Reindeer & Snow" Explorers Journal 1985
8 "Pepper's Patches" with Herbert Pepper in Rangifer 1986
9 St. John's High School talk 1987
10 Comments on the Proposed Loppet Trail along River Banks - Parks & Recreation Committee of Winnipeg Council 1987
11 Universities said hope for saving world ecology newspaper article from Thunder Bay that sites Pruitt 1989
12 Lakehead Conference paper & correspondence 1989-1990
13 "Application of the Vario Snow Index..... in Aquilo Series Zoology 1989
14 Book review "An Ecological Handbook" by Halfpenny & Ozanne in Arctic 1990
15 "Clarification of some api Characteristics in relation to Caribou" in Rangifer 1990
16 A Hard Look at Nordic Equipment - draft ca.1990
17 Letter to the editor of the Humanist criticizing Dr. David Wiles article 1990
18 "Fire & Woodland Caribou in Southeastern Manitoba" with James Schaefer in Wildlife Monographs 1991
19 "African Reptiles That have Known Me" 1991
20 "Quantitative Differentiation of Types of Feeding Craters.....in Rangifer 1991
21 "Snow & Small Mammals" - special publications Carnegie Museum of Natural History 1984
22 The Boreal Forest of Manitoba, Past, Present & Future 1991
23 The Taiga & our Future - manuscript drafts 1991-1996
24 "Threats to Woodland Caribou & The Taiga" in Global Diversity 1997
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141 Ecological Primer A Manitoba NDP Environmental Task Force Report 1992
2 "Possible Greenhouse-Induced Habitat & Faunal Changes in the Taiga of Central Canada" in Human Ecology 1993
3 Snow Ecology manuscript & correspondence 1993-1995
4 Journal articles sent to Moscow University 1993
5 "The Mammals of Taiga Biological Station " with Michelle Wheatley ca.1994
6 "Snowcover & Supranivean Animals" manuscript draft 1996
7 Snow Ecology draft includes 5 photos 1997
8 Proposal to Establish a Chair in Natural History of the Boreal Forrest at the University of Manitoba 1998
9 Retreat of the Ice: Invasions of Plants & Animal drafts 1999
10 Elkhorn School thank you card ca.2000
11 Bill Conley Eulogy 2000
12 "Habitat Loss in North America & Snow as Habitat" in Conservation & Environmentalism, An Encyclopedia 2001
13 Partial copies of Boreal Forest of Canada & Russia sent to Pensott Publishers 2004
14 "Why & How to Study a Snowcover" Canadian Field Naturalist 2005
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151 Boreal Ecology Book correspondence 1974-1988
2 Boreal Ecolgy draft ca.1980
3 Boreal Ecology publishers correspondence 1978-1980
4 Boreal Ecolgy manuscript draft 1982
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161 Correspondence & imprint requests 1958-1980
2 Requests for imprints 1959-1996
3 Requests for imprints 1969-1980
4 Requests for imprints 1971-1975

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CONFERENCES 1965-2005
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171 Helsinki Symposium 1965-1970
2 UNESCO Symposium Helsinki 1966
3 UNESCO Symposium Helsinki 1966
4 Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference, St. Paul 1969-1971
5 Tundra Conference Edmonton 1969
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181 Royal Society Tundra Symposium 1970
2 Manitoba Resources Seminar 1971
3 Conference on Snowmobiles & All-terrain Vehicles 1971
4 Moscow Symposium research material 1973-1974
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191 Moscow Symposium research material 1973-1974
2 First International Theriological Congress - Moscow 1974
3 Proceedings of the Fennoscandian Tree-Line Conference 1977
4 Inuit Conference 1980
5 Winter Ecology Colloquiem correspondence 1980-1981
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201 Third International Theriological Congress - Helsinki 1982
2 Fourth INternational Reindeer/Caribou Symposium - Edmonton 1982
3 4th OIKOS Conference 1984
4 Fourth International THeriological Congress - Edmonton 1985
5 Nordic Peace 2000 Conference - paper & correspondence 1989-1990
6 International Snow Conference 1991-1995
7 International Union of Game Biologists XX1 Congress - Dalhousie 1993

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TAIGA BIOLOGICAL STATION 1972-2005
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211 Biological station notes 1972-1975
2 Taiga annual report 1973-1975
3 Taiga safety & medical supplies 1973-1987
4 Taiga annual reports 1973-1991
5 TBS articles in Bulletin 1973-1976
6 TBS reports & annual reports 1973-1977
7 TBS Finland exchange 1974-1982
8 Taiga food list 1974
9 TBS fire tower 1974-1986
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221 TBS annual report research material 1975-1981
2 TBS notes 1975-1976
3 TBS thesis & research publications 1975-2000
4 TBS correspondence 1975-1995
5 Research material for annual report 1977-2001
6 TBS notes 1976-1978
7 Hare drives 1977-1985
8 TBS mammal plots - species diversity 1977-2001
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231 TBS correspondence 1977-1986
2 TBS notes 1978-1980
3 TBS buildings correspondence 1979-1980
4 TBS correspondence 1981-2004
5 TBS annual report 1981-1982
6 TBS annual report 1982, 1988-1989
7 TBS enclosures 1982
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241 TBS correspondence 1982-2000
2 TBS annual report 1983
3 TBS lease 1984-1987
4 TBS annual report 1984
5 Caribou Forestry grant application 1985
6 TBS annual report 1985
7 TBS annual report 1986-1987
8 TBS annual report 1987
9 Weatherlog 1989-1999
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251 TBS annual reports 1992-1996
2 Information for winter field trips 1992
3 TBS annual report 1994
4 TBS correspondence 1996
5 TBS bibliography 1997
6 TBS Owl survey 1997-1999
7 Field trip reading list 1997
8 Mammals of the TBS 1997
9 Proposal to Establish a Chair in the Natural History of the Boreal Forest at the University of Manitoba 1998
10 Mammals of TBS 1998
11 Annual reports 1999-2001
12 Annual report 2000-2002
13 Can Woodland Caribou Survive in the Mid-Continent Taiga - draft 2001
14 Field trip instructions 2003

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TAIGA BIOLOGICAL STATION SMALL MAMMALA PLOTS 1968-2001
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261 TBS mammal plots 1977-2000
2 Alder-Tamarack Bog Biomass 1977-2000
3 Aspen Upland numbers 1976-1998
4 Black Spruce Bog numbers 1976-1998
5 Sandplain Biomass 1976-2002
6 Jack Pine Ridge Biomass 1977-2000
7 Black Spruce Bog Biomass 1977-2000
8 Aspen Upland Biomass 1977-2000
9 Alder-Ridge Ecotone Biomass 1977-2000
10 TBS plots small mammal numbers 1977-2000
11 Alder, Tamarack - Ridge Ecotone Numbers 1976-1998
12 Alder Tamarack Bog numbers 1976-1998
13 TBS plots total species 1968-1997
14 TBS plots numbers 1977-2000
15 TBS rare species numbers 1976-1998
16 Jack Pine Sandplain numbers 1976-1998
17 Jack Pine Ridge numbers 1976-1998
18 TBS All Plots Summaries Biomass & Number 1977-2000
19 Man 2 numbers 1983-2000
20 TBS plots early calculations 1977-1998
21 TBS small mammal plots 1998
22 TBS plot numbers 2001

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ORGANIZATIONS 1965-2000
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271 National Research Council 1965-1968
2 National Research Council 1969-1970
3 National Research Council 1979
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281 National & Provincial Parks Association of Canada - Arctic Land Regulations 1969
2 National & Provincial Parks Association of Canada correspondence 1969-1970
3 National & Provincial Parks Association of Canada correspondence 1970-1971
4 National & Provincial Parks Association of Canada correspondence 1971-1972
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291 Manitoba Environmental Council 1971-1975
2 A Wildlife Philosophy for Manitoba - MEC 1976
3 MEC correspondence 1978
4 MEC correspondence 1979-1991
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301 MEC correspondence 1979-1992
2 MEC - impact assessment -Abitibi- Price Forest Resource 1990-1991
3 MEC minutes & correspondence 1992
4 MEC correspondence 1992-1995
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311 Final Guidelines for the Preparation of An Environmental Impact Statement on the Proposed Conawapa Project - draft 1992
2 MEC correspondence 1992
3 MEC correspondence 1998-1999
4 MEC correspondence 1999
5 MEC correspondence 2000
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321 Canadian Wildlife Newsletter 1956
2 Canadian Wildlife Service correspondence 1957-1958
3 Canadian Wildlife Service correspondence 1958-1959
4 World Wildlife Fund correspondence 1982-1985
5 Wildlife Working Group membership list 1987
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331 American Society of Mammalogists 1960
2 Arctic Institute of North America 1963-1969
3 Newfoundland Historical Society 1965-1969
4 Arctic Institute of North America 1967-1972
5 Institute of Polar Studies - Ohio State University 1968
6 National Committee on Wildlife Land - Inaugural Conference 1968
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341 Canadian Society for Social Responsibility in Science 1969-1971
2 Canadian Society of Zoologists 1970
3 Canadian Committee for the International Biological Program - correspondence 1971-1972
4 Arctic Institute of North America 1971-1993
5 Environment Protection Board 1970-1974
6 Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies 1977-1978
7 Canadian Society of Zoologists panel 1978
8 Science Teachers Association of Manitoba Conference 1987
9 Northern Science Training Program Committee - memo 1995

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STUDENT PAPERS 1941-1952
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351 Zoology notes 1942
2 Terrestrial Communities notes 1941-1942
3 Zoology notes 1942-1944
4 Histology & Anatomy 1944
5 Mammology student notes 1947
6 Terms used for parts of the skull - Mammology 1947-1948
7 History & Development of Biology 1947
8 Vertebrate Embryolgy 1947
9 Zoology seminars 1947
10 Student field report 1947
11 Seminar National History of Vertebrates 1947
12 Zoology lecture notes 1947
13 Some Geographic Aspects of Extinction - student paper 1948
14 History of Zoology notes ca.1948
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361 Historic Biogeography 1948
2 Priciples of Systematics 1948
3 Ecological Distribution & Adaptations of North American Insectivores - student paper 1948
4 Quantative methods 1948
5 Student notes while at University of Michigan 1949
6 University of Michigan student notes 1949
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371 Embryology course notes ca.1950
2 Anatomy notes ca.1950
3 Mammalia notes 1944-1976
4 Animal Geography notebook ca.1950
5 Zoological Geography notebook ca.1950

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MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY 1964-1970
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381 References for Boreal Ecology 1964-1965
2 Correspondence includes 7 photos 1964-1965
3 Biology dept. memos 1965-1996
4 Description of Land for the Marine Biology Labratories 1965
5 Terra Nova National Park correspondence 1966-1968
6 Mammology class material ca.1965
7 Marine mammal work correspondence 1966
8 Moose Biology project proposal 1966
9 St. John's ski club 1966-1975
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391 Biology Dept. memos 1966-1967
2 Biology Dept. memos 1967-1968
3 Biology Dept. memos 1968-1969
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401 Academic Planning Committee 1966
2 Academic Planning Committee 1966
3 Terra Nova Snow-Moose class data 1966
4 Master Planners Report 5 1967
5 Architect Planner's Report 3 1967
6 Master Planner's report 2 1967
7 Program Information from across Canada 1967-1968
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411 Mealy Mountains, Labrador correspondence 1967
2 National Research Council 1967-1970
3 Biology Department staff meeting minutes 1967-1968
4 Teaching notes 1968-1969
5 Winter Ecology bursary 1968-1976
6 Mobile Big Pond includes 4 negs. 1968
7 Biology Dept. Curriculum Committee meeting minutes 1968-1969
8 Biology Dept. Committee on Graduate Studies 1968-1969
9 Quality of Memorial University students 1968
10 Correspondence 1969
11 Seminar notes Arctic Ecology ca.1970
12 Master Planners Report No.1 1975-1976

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UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA 1965-2005
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421 Correspondence 1965-2001
2 Zoology Dept. memos 1969-1995
3 Faculty research grant 1969-1970
4 Research finances 1970
5 Zoology reading list ca.1970
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431 Northern Studies Committee 1972-1974
2 Sabbatical correspondence 1975-1977
3 Policy & Rules Governing Animal by the Department of Zoology, University of Manitoba ca.1980
4 Zoology Seminar Committee 1988-1989
5 Course Evaluations 1989
6 Northern Studies Committee 1993
7 Proposal to Establish at the University of Manitoba A Chair in the Natural History of the Boreal Forest 1996
8 International Institute for Sustainable Development 1996
9 Proposal for endowed chair in the Natural History of the Taiga (Boreal Forest) 2004

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TEACHING MATERIAL 1956-1995
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441 Boreal Ecology - Soils & Perma Frost 1956-1957
2 Intro to Mammalogy notes from University of Alaska 1956
3 Mammalogy course correspondence 1959
4 Boreal Ecology research material 1960-1989
5 Biology seminar notes 1960
6 Biology lag quiz 1966-1967
7 Course outline for An Introduction to Mammalogy ca.1960
8 Mammalogy course material 1960-1966
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451 Biogeography notes ca.1960
2 Biology 123 1960-1961
3 Biological literature list 1961
4 Animal Ecology course 1962
5 Boreal Ecology - Characteristic Boreal Vegetation 1962
6 Boreal Ecolgy - radioactive fallout ca.1962
7 Boreal Ecology - Ecosystems & Foodwebs 1962
8 Boreal Ecology references 1963
9 Boreal mammals article material 1963-1965
10 Arctic Ecology seminars 1964
11 Boreal ecology ca.1964
12 Mammalogy University of Oklahoma tour 1964
13 Mammalogy course notes 1963
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461 Ethno-Ecology seminar 1965
2 Mammalogy exams 1965-1967
3 Mammals of the World course material ca.1965
4 Selected reading list of books about the Arctic 1965
5 Boreal Ecology 1965
6 Bioethics Course 1966-1967
7 Boreal Ecology quizzes 1966-1986
8 Boreal Ecology - radiation ca.1965
9 Boreal Ecology - Light ca.1965
10 Boreal Ecology - Floras 1966
11 Biology 320 lecture notes 1966
12 Boreal Ecology - inverts ca.1969
13 Mammalogy correspondence 1969-1970
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471 Boreal Ecology - definitions & limits ca.1969
2 Boreal Ecology 1970-1997
3 Boreal Ecolgy films 1971-1973
4 Boreal Ecology - references list 1971-1988
5 Skeletal preparation 1972
6 Wind Chill material 1972
7 Mammalia course material ca.1975
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481 Mammalogy course - field trip equipment ca.1975
2 Reference for Boreal Ecology ca.1975
3 Techiques in Boreal Ecology - Educational Film advertisemant ca.1975
4 Boreal lab exercises ca.1980
5 Boreal Ecology final exam 1996
6 Requirements for Boreal Ecology course 1989
7 Boreal Ecology - water includes 8 photos 1989
8 Mammalogy course notes ca.1990
9 Mammalogy exams 1990 & 1993
10 Features unique to mammals ca.1990
11 Peatlands in Manitoba - Boreal Ecology class project 1993
12 References for Boreal Ecology 1994
13 The Caribou Commons: A Project to Protect the Caribou of Manitoba - Boreal Ecology class project 1995-1996
14 Information for Winter Field Trips 1995
15 Acid Precipitation: Its Effects on Terrestrial .. - Boreal Ecology class 1986

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CORRESPONDENCE 1948-2007
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491 Correspondence 1948-1949
2 George Reserve correspondence 1950-1959
3 Dr. John Johnson - Rocky Mountain Biological Labratory 1952-1956
4 Correspondence 1952-2000
5 Tanning correspondence 1953
6 Equipment correspondence 1953-1954
7 Research exchange programs 1953-1970
8 Center for Arctic Biology in Alaska 1954-1957
9 Sorex Articus fossil 1956-1967
10 Soviet correspondence 1957-1969
11 Richard Manville correspondence 1958
12 Correspondence 1959-1970
13 Glaus J. Murie 1959-1962
14 Lois Crisler 1958-1959
15 Ernie Kuyt 1960-1961
16 W.H. Burt 1960-1977
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501 Photographic equipment 1959-1961
2 Irving Cantrell 1959
3 Peter Lent 1960-1968
4 William A. Fuller 1961-1978
5 Paul Brooks Houghton Miflin editor
6 World Book Encyclopedia 1960-1985
7 Correspondence 1960-1961
8 Walter Marsden 1960-1987
9 Mammal data 1960
10 Abbott Labratories 1960-1961
11 John Henshaw 1961-1972
12 University of Colorado 1962
13 Tyler Buchenau College Editor - W.B. Saunders Company 1961-1962
14 William Prychodko 1961-1967
15 Correspondence Re: books 1961-1965
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511 Contamination material 1962
2 The Beaver Magazine correspondence 1962-1982
3 Alaska Methodist University 1963-1964
4 Correspondence 1963
5 Correspondence 1963-1965
6 Ontario Agricultural College 1963-1964
7 Ecological Protest 1963-1983
8 Senator E.L. Bartlett radioactive contamination correspondence 1963-1964
9 Correspondence 1963
10 International Biological Programme 1963
11 Gene R. Trapp 1963-1970
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521 Francis Harper 1963-1968
2 Correspondence 1963-1964
3 Defenders of Wildlife 1963-1966
4 Robert L. Crowell 1963-1966
5 A.T. Bergerud 1963-1968
6 Tom O'Farrell 1963-1971
7 Mrs. Ernest Thompson Seton 1963-1964
8 Correspondence 1964-1968
9 John Calhoun report & correspondence 1964
10 State of Alaska Fish & Game 1964
11 Daniel McKinley 1964-1968
12 Fred Bodsworth 1964
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531 Animals/Wildlife Magazine 1964-1992
2 Louise Rorabacher 1965-1967
3 Research equipment 1965-1967
4 John B. Therberge 1965
5 Tony Williamson 1965-1979
6 Peter M. Berrie 1965-1967
7 Canadian Wildlife & Fishery Biologists 1965-1968
8 Daniel McKinley (includes 11 negatives & 14 photos) 1965-1969
9 Provisional Canadian Contribution to the International Biology Programme 1965
10 Correspondence 1965-1967
11 Correspondence 1965-1970
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541 Keever Greer 1965-1969
2 Cluff E. Hopla 1965-1985
3 George Argus 1965-1966
4 Boreal Institue Russiam translations 1966
5 Canadian Wildlife Service 1966-1968
6 Walter Gould 1966-1970
7 Travel documents including passport 1966-1967
8 Lewis Oring 1966-1970
9 Caribou Technical Committee 1967
10 Marshall Laird 1967
11 Bonne Bay National Park 1967-1969
12 Angus Cameron at Alfred Knopf Publishers 1967-1970
13 John Folinsbee 1967-1970
14 Shrew Project 1967-1971
15 Robin-odwell Manufacturing Ltd. 1967
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551 Soviet correspondence 1968-1996
2 Publisher's correspondence & bookreviews 1968-2003
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561 Canadian Society of Zoologists 1968-1970
2 Draft Proposal: detailed studies of moose biology ca.1968
3 Correspondence 1968-1970
4 Betty Jo Lincoln 1968
5 Animals of the North - chapter correspondence 1968
6 CAUT correspondence 1968-1969
7 Correspondence 1968-1982
8 Conservation Foundation 1969
9 Canadian Wolf Defenders 1968-1985
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571 University of North Dakota 1969-1970
2 Dr. Wolf Herre project correspondence 1969-1983
3 Manitoba Natural History Society 1969-1989
4 Devon Island Project 1969-1970
5 Red Rock Lake Station 1970
6 Correspondence 1971-1972
7 Correspondence 1971
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581 National Museum of Canada 1971-1973
2 St. James Prairie Advisory Committee 1971
3 Correspondence 1971-1978
4 Integrated Ecology discussions 1971
5 Snowmobiles 1971
6 Correspondence 1971-1972
7 Correspondence 1972-1974
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591 Richard Stardom 1972-1977
2 DR. V.L. Kontrimavicnus 1973
3 Cheryl Penny 1974
4 Richard Leonard 1975-1977
5 Edward Hill 1975-1979
6 Correspondence 1975-1976
7 A Caribou Harvesting Program for Northern Manitoba 1975
8 University of Oulu, Finland 1975-1976
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601 Correspondence 1975-1978
2 Department correspondence 1976-1977
3 Snow depths at 1200Z 1977-1982
4 Michael Raine 1977-1987
5 Cheryl Gratto 1977
6 Student correspondence 1977
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611 Phil Youngman 1978
2 Snow instruments 1978-1981
3 The Explorer's Club 1979-1993
4 Correspondence 1979-1981
5 Correspondence 1979-1986
6 Correspondence 1979-1982
7 Student correspondence 1979-1984
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621 Museum of Man & Nature 1979-1999
2 Student correspondence 1980-1989
3 Herbert Pepper 1980-1986
4 James Johnson 1981
5 Chim Wong 1981-1982
6 Correspondence 1981-1988
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631 Janice Baert 1982-1983
2 Correspondence 1982-1988
3 Student correspondence 1982-1984
4 Correspondence 1982-1985
5 CAUT 1982-1983
6 Sabbatical 1983
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641 Correspondence 1983-1990
2 Nuclear winter 1984
3 Correspondence
4 Finland trip 1986
5 Correspondence 1986-1989
6 Correspondence 1987-1992
7 Manitoba government 1986
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651 Correspondence 1987-1988
2 Correspondence 1987-1990
3 Free Trade 1988-1990
4 Correspondence 1988
5 Arctic Institute of North America 1988
6 Manitoba Environmental Council 1988-1991
7 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists - Clemson University 1988
8 Departmental 1988
9 Correspondence with Foundations 1988-1989
10 Nancy Halliday 1988-2001
11 Russian 1988
12 Project Chariot oral history interviews 1989
13 Correspondence 1989-1990
14 Paul Watts 1988-1989
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661 Correspondence 1989-1990
2 Student correspondence 1989-1992
3 Student correspondence 1990-1998
4 Departmental correspondence 1990-1993
5 Correspondence 1991-1997
6 Correspondence 1991-1998
7 Arctic Blue Book Project 1992-1993
8 Correspondence 1991-1998
9 Correspondence 1992-1993
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671 Walter Krivda 1992-1997
2 University of Calgary 1993
3 Correspondence 1983-2000
4 Dorothy Jean Ray 1995
5 Harvard professor A.G.W. Cameron's correspondence regarding UMFA strike 1997
6 Correspondence 1996-1998
7 Correspondence 1996
8 Correspondence 1996-1998
9 Correspondence 1996-1998
8 Michelle Wheatley 1994-1999
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681 James Schaefer 1998
2 Ft. Whyte expansion 1998
3 David Henry 1999
4 Allen Code 1999
5 Correspondence 2000-2002
6 Angela Heck 2001-2002
7 Manitoba Round Table Members 2001
8 Correspondence 2002
9 Correspondence 2003-2005
10 Correspondence 2003-2004
11 Dr. Lyubomir Penev 2003
12 Correspondence 2004-2007
13 Correspondence 2003-2004
14 Interdepartmental correspondence 1996-1999

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RESEARCH MATERIAL 1935-2007
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691 Lessons in Taxidermy - Northwestern School of Taxidermy 1935
2 Kendeigh's Biomes 1946
3 Gunnison Co. mammals 1946-1952
4 Record by Species - College Alaska 1948-1953
5 Conversion tables 1948-1952
6 Labratory Manuel of Comparative Anatomy of Chordates by Alfred H. Stockard 1948
7 Game Management Digest for the American Bison ca.1950
8 Mammal population data 1950-1973
9 Snow measuring research 1950-1977
10 Lake Dauphin interim report 1951
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701 Fishery Research schedule 1951
2 Dauphin Fisheries Survey 1951
3 Snow Lake interim report 1951
4 Duck Mountain Lakes 1951
5 A Limited Biological Survey of Burton Lake, Whiteshell Forest Reserve by R.K. Stewart-Hay 1952
6 Field records & lake surveys 1952
7 Fishery surveys 1953
8 Russian research material 1953
9 Second Cranberry Lake -R.K. Stewart-Hay 1953
10 A Biological Survey of Lake Athapapuskow - Stewart-Hay 1953
11 A Biological Survey of Three Unnamed Lakes Immediately East of Burton Lake - Stewart-Hay 1953
12 Porcupine Mountain Lakes - Stewart-Hay 1953
13 Russian research material 1954-1961
14 Directions for Collecting & Preserving Parts of Marine Mammals ca.1956
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711 Some Problems of Lemming Ecology Studied in Northern Alaska - Franka Pitelka report 1956
2 Collection data book 1956
3 North American census of small mammals 1956
4 Mammals of Missouri ca.1956
5 Barren Ground Caribou Study 1957
6 Snow shelter data includes 1 photo 1957
7 Martes-varrio notes ca.1958
8 Rabbit observations 1956
9 Snow caribou data 1958
10 Present Land Use in the Taiga ca.1958
11 Field Notebook 1958
12 OTK 1959-1960
13 Dart gin error 1959
14 "Maps from the Mammals of North America" Hall E. Raymond & Keith R. Kelson 1959
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721 Alaska Conservation Society - News Bulletin 1960-1966
2 Russian research material 1960
3 National Parks magazine 1961-1969
4 A Human Geographical Study in Northeast Alaska - report 1961
5 Large mammal research proposal 1961
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731 Letters of congratulations 1961-1967
2 Calvin Film Company 1961-1962
3 Russiam research material 1961-1963
4 Project Chariot - Phase III Progress report - Thompson, Alaska 1961
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741 Project Chariot - final report 1962
2 Tikhomirov translation 1962-1965
3 National Park Service 1962-1964
4 Russian research material 1963
5 "ACLU probes Pruitt case" - newspaper article in Polar Star College, Alaska 1963
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751 Bergerud's Caribou Data 1963-1964
2 Wichita Mountains refuge project 1963-1965
3 Newspaper articles 1963
4 Canadian Universities Foundation 1963-1964
5 Russian research material 1963-1965
6 University of Oklahoma material 1963-1965
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761 Tundra Times 1963-1965
2 I.F. Stone's Bi-Weekly - article on radiation 1963
3 Pacific Biological survey 1964
4 Publishers addresses 1964-1972
5 Russian research material 1964-1965
6 National Academy of Science grant 1964-1965
7 National Parks, Game & Fish Preservation 1965
8 Non-parametrics statistics 1964
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771 Sources of Equipment for Mammalogists ca.1965
2 Labratory records 1965-1969
3 List of Technical Translation - National Research Council of Canada 1966
4 Directions for Collection & Preserving parts of Marine Mammals ca.1966
5 Specimans loan forms 1967-1993
6 Rachel Carson Trust 1967-1971
7 Comparative vertebrate anatomy survey 1967
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781 Department of Zoology field record 1967
2 Arctic hare research Newfoundland 1968-1969
3 Alaska Conservation review 1968-1969
4 National Park draft ca.1968
5 Report on a Reconaissance of the Mammals in Terra Nova National Park 1968
6 Stock-Poisining Plants of Western Canada - Canadian Dept. of Agriculture 1968
7 International Biological Programme 1969-1970
8 Classification of Vertebrates, Recent Families & Fossil Groups - L.S. Berg & A.S. Romer 1969
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791 Mid-Canada Developement Corridor Conference 1969-1970
2 Bonne Bay newspaper clippings 1969
3 Earth resource technology satellite 1970-1971
4 Microenvirorment research material ca.1970
5 Devon Island 1970
6 Teach-In on the Environment at Wayne State 1970
7 Devon Island project 1971
8 Progress report IBP Manitoba 1971-1972
9 Arctic Circular 1971
10 Chapter W140 An Act Respecting the Administration & Conservation of Wildlife in the Province 1971-1972
11 Management of the Western Range - Canada Dept. of Agriculture 1971
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801 Tundra Biome - Appendices & Prposals 1971
2 Ecological Reserves - The Manitoba Conservation of Terrestrial Ecosystems of the International Biological Programme 1972
3 How to Clean Mammal Skeletons with Encymes 1972
4 An Introduction to Snow Ecology - Alex Tretiak Faculty of Education 1973
5 Rangifer V research material 1977-1988
6 Ecological Effects of Snowmobiles 1973
7 Manitoba Animals Basic References for their Identification 1973
8 Northern Perspectives 1973-1978
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811 Blue book xerox copies 1973
2 National Research Council snow book 1974
3 Freeze-fried food products 1974-1984
4 Famous Manitoba Naturalist includes photos & negs. 1975
5 Plaster casts of animal tracks ca.1975
6 Tan your own hide ca.1975
7 Keys to the Skulls of the Mammals of Manitoba ca.1975
8 Selected References on Domestication of Moose ca.1975
9 Rangifer Sonagrams ca. 1975
10 Mouse News newsletter 1975-1979
11 Skeleton cleaning protocol ca.1975
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821 Northern 5 day menu ca.1975
2 Preparation of skeletons for classroom & research use ca.1975
3 An Ecological Primer 1976
4 Northern Perspectives 1978-1983
5 Wildlife sampling research material 1978
6 Sport Hunting - Annual General Canadian Federation of Humane Societies - T.I Hughes 1978
7 The Wildlife Protector - newsletter 1978
8 Preventing big game damage to crops 1979
9 Labratory Manual - Biology Teaching Unit of the University of Manitoba ca.1980
10 Ecology research material [1980-1990]
11 Caribou snow index papers ca.1980
12 Comparative Zoology I Labratory Outline ca.1980
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831 Manitoba Provincial land use policies 1980
2 Wildlife protection in Manitoba - newletter ca.1980
3 Trapping in Manitoba by Charles Bennett ca.1980
4 Checklist of Manitoba mammals ca.1980
5 Master soils legend for southeastern Manitoba ca. 1980
6 Importance of Wildlife to Canadians - highlights of a survey 1981
7 Canada Council university field stations 1981-1986
8 Humanist's International Anthem by N. MacDonald 1982
9 Animal rights information 1982
10 Explorer's Journal includes photos 1982-1983
11 Northern Perspectives 1983-1987
12 List of Northern Specialists of Canadian Universities 1983
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841 Five-Year report in the legislature on wildlife - Manitoba Dept. of Natural Resources 1983
2 Critique of the Environmental Impact Assessment by Rescan of the Proposal by BHP Diamet for a Diamond Mine..... 1983-1985
3 The Gray Wolf by J.D. Robertson includes review by Pruitt 1984
4 Woodland Caribou Provincial Park 1984-1986
5 Schaefer's field guide data 1984-1985
6 Great Slave Sledging Co. Ltd. 1985
7 Drant management plan for Hecla Provincial Park & Grindstone Provincial Recreation Park 1985
8 Equipment , vehicle & tools 1985-1989
9 Nancy Alexander's wolf observations (includes 4 photos) 1985
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851 Roseau Bog small mammal census data 1986-1996
2 Caribou News magazine 1986-1989
3 Rolex Awards for Enterprise 1987
4 Northern Information Homecoming - The New Mission of the Arctic Institute in North America 1987
5 Free Trade material 1988
6 Northern Perspectives 1988-1992
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861 Manitoba fish stock lists ca.1988
2 Manitoba fish stocks list ca.1988
3 Free trade material 1988
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871 Snow ecology research material 1989
2 Minutes of the Board of Directors meeting of WWF Canada Foundation 1989
3 Canada Committee on Ecological Land Classification newsletter 1989
4 Mustelid Interest Group 1989
5 Bipole III Transmission Complex Site & Environmental Assessment - Workplan - Manitoba Hydro 1989
6 Caribou News magazine 1990-1993
7 Northern Literature references ca.1990
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881 Bipole III Transmission Complex site selection & environmental assessment - work plan - Manitoba Hydro 1990
2 Canadian Federation of Biological Societies - Strategies for response to the animal rights movement 1990
3 Meso-Scale Dynamics of the Boreal Forest Research Proposal - C.S. Holling & L.H. Gunderson 1990
4 Transitions Inland Empire Public Lands Council 1991
5 Wildlife Heritage Park 1991
6 Joint position of the Dene Nation & the Yukon Indian people ca.1990
7 Sustainable Forests: A Canadian Commitment - National Forest Strategy Steering Committee 1992
8 Jokes ca.1992
9 3c green plan 1992-1993
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891 Gray Wolf Study within game hunting area 1984/1985 to 1989 - Manitoba Natural Resources Wildlife Branch 1992
2 An Experimental Design to Test Wolf Regulation of Ungulates in the Aishihik Area, Southwest Yukon 1992
3 Literature of Mammalogy 1993
4 Northern Perspective 1993-1995
5 North Central Transmission Line - Manitoba Hydro 1993
6 Field Ecology material 1993
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901 Intial Environmental Assessment Spaceport Canada Phase 1.... 1993
2 Bear Beacon 2
3 Fur price information 1994
4 Canadian Society of Zoologists - bulletin 1994
5 Honours thesis in Zoology 1995-1996
6 Small mammal plot trapppings 1996
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911 Craig Stewart Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Iniative 1996-1997
2 Canadian Council on Animal Care 1996-1997
3 Northern Perspectives 1996-2002
4 Proposals for Duck Mountain Provincial Park 1996
5 Initial Environmental Assessment - Spaceport Canada Launch Program..... includes Pruitt correspondence 1996
6 Mixed Wood Project 1996-1999
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921 ACTA Theriologica - Supplement 4 1997
2 Members list Society of Systematic Biologists 1998
3 Turtle Island protectors 1998-2000
4 Caribou Commons tour 1998-1999
5 MOIP Bulletin 1999
6 Pine Falls Paper Company - Discussion paper 1999
7 Biodiversity Center 1999
8 Flanders Real Estate 1999
9 Shrew Talk Newsgroup 1999-2000
10 Smithsonian Institution Press - Re: David Henry manuscript 2000
11 ACTA Theriologica - Mammal Research Institute - Polish Academy of Sciences 2000-2001
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931 Arctic, Antarctic & Alpine Research - An Interdisciplinary Journal 2001
2 Shrew Talk newsgroup 2001-2007
3 Comments on the Effectiveness of Manitoba Roundtable on Sustainable Development - Peter Miller 2001
4 Arctic, Antarctic & Alpine Research 2002
5 Proposal to Establish A Chair in the Natural History of the Boreal Forest at the University of Manitoba ca.2002
6 Canadian Journal of Zoology 2002
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941 Russian Environmental Digest 2003-2005
2 Russian Environmental Digest 2003
3 Russian Environmental Digest 2003
4 Russian Environmental Digest 2004-2005
5 Words of wisdom - famous quotes 2004
6 Russian 041 2007
7 Weather Records 1989-1990

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OVERSIZE MATERIAL 1913-1966
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951 Holiday Magazine 1963-1966 -Atlas of Surface Temperature Frequencies for Eurasia, 1961- Atlas of Surface Temperature Frequencies for North America & Greenland, 1961 - USAF Catlog of Aeronautical Charts, 1954 - Ostegenetics & other Variations in Muskox, J.A. Allen 1913 - California Gray Whale, R.C. Andrews, 1914 - The Sea Whale, R.C. Andrews, 1916 1913-1966

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