Sunday, February 28, 2010

John’s Reprint File

WARNING: The contents of this blog-post may prove inimical to your reading pleasure, as it is extremely self-indulgent. However, anyone who has ever struggled with maintaining their own reprint file, or has ever contemplated starting one, may find something of interest her. Thus warned, you proceed further at your own risk.

Sometime in the mid-1960s, about the time I was transitioning from high school to college, my interest in pursuing a career dealing in some fashion with wildlife (preferably birds) having already been formed, I came into possession of a book entitled Wildlife Investigational Techniques (1963), edited by Henry S. Mosby and published by The Wildlife Society.

The book consisted of a series of chapters covering just about every topic imaginable concerning wildlife management and research. One of the chapters that had the most influence on me was one contributed by Mosby that described a technique for organizing and maintaining a reprint file. The system outlined by Mosby was very similar to the one described here (.PDF).

Stimulated by Mosby’s chapter, I began collecting reprints in earnest and filing them systematically. Most of the reprints have long since disappeared, along with the filing cabinet that once held them. But recently, in a cubby-hole in what was my former bedroom in my mother’s now-vacant house, I discovered a catalog of the 1,272 reprints that I had so carefully assembled and organized.

Just for the fun of it, I randomly selected 100 titles from my reprint catalog, which I have listed below. In reviewing this selected list, I was struck by several things: (a) I seemed to be much more influenced during this formative period of my life (roughly 1964-1970) by what was being published in the Journal of Wildlife Management and other similar outlets than by any of the ornithological journals (despite having been a member of all of the major North American ornithological societies since the early 1960s); (b) I was amazed at the large proportion of reprints that dealt with mammals, as I was already heavily focused on birds; and (c) my interests were incredibly eclectic.

And now, 100 random selections from my reprint file in the chronological order in which they were cataloged:
[3] McKinley, D. 1960. Nature and man: the two faces of management. Audubon Magazine 62: 104-107, 138-139, 144.

[8] Musselman, T. E. n.d. A simple bluebird box. 2 pp. (mimeo).

[37] Anonymous. 1951. All about your canary. M. T. French Company, 72 pp. [and I never even owned a canary!]

[49] Allen, J. A. 1896. Alleged changes of color in the feathers of birds without molting. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 8(3): 13-44.

[50] Miller, W. DeW. 1924. Variations in the structure of the aftershaft and their taxonomic value. American Museum Novitates 140, 7 pp.

[57] Borror, D. J., and W. W. H. Gunn. 1958. Songs of warblers of eastern North America. Federal of Ontario Naturalists Bulletin ??(4): 17-24.

[62] Karvelis, E. G. 1965. The true pikes. Fish and Wildlife Service Fishery Leaflet 569, 11 pp.

[72] Gordon, W. G. 1963. A trawling survey of southern Lake Michigan (August-November 1960). Commercial Fisheries Review 25(2): 1-6.

[86] MacMullen, R. A. 1957. The life and times of Michigan pheasants. Michigan Department of Conservation Game Division. 63 pp.

[90] Hunt, R. A., and L. R. Jahn. 1966. Canada Geese breeding populations in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Department of Conservation Technical Bulletin 38, 67 pp.

[92] Nathiak, H. A. 1966. Muskrat population studies at Horicon Marsh. Wisconsin Department of Conservation Technical Bulletin 36, 56 pp.

[95] Bellrose, F. C. 959. Lead poisoning as a mortality factor in waterfowl populations. Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin 27(3): 235-288.

[111] MacMullan, R. A. 1954. What price research? Michigan Conservation 22(5): 6-9.

[131] Schofield, R. D. 1956. Analysis of muskrat age determination methods and their application in Michigan. Journal of Wildlife Management 19: 463-466.

[136] Arnold, D. A. 1967. Deer in 1967. Michigan Department of Conservation Game Division Information Circular 146, 18 pp. (mimeo)

[152] Shick. C. 1964. Deer management on private lands. Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin E-427, 8 pp.

[157] Hunt, R. L., O. M. Brynildson, and J. T. McFadden. 1962. Effects of angling regulations on a wild Brook Trout fishery. Wisconsin Conservation Department Technical Bulletin 26, 58 pp.

[170] Sheldon, W. G. 1960. A method of mist netting woodcocks in summer. Bird-Banding 31: 121-135.

[191] Cookingham, R. A., and T. M. Ripley. 1964. Some observations on the response of an insular quail population to supplemental feeding. Bird-Banding 35: 266-277.

[194] Kleiman, J. P. 1965. Early Mourning Dove nesting in Michigan. Jack-Pine Warbler 43: 146.

[210] Bolen, E. G., and B. J. Forsyth. 1967. Foods of the Black-bellied Tree Duck in south Texas. Wilson Bulletin 79: 43-49.

[224] Shick, C. 1963. Wildlife: an extra gift from the land. Michigan State University Cooperative Extensive Service Folder F-280, 8 pp.

[258] Storm, G. L., and K. P. Dauphin. 1965. A wire ferret for use in studies of foxes and skunks. Journal of Wildlife Management 29: 625-626.

[274] Herman, E., W. Wisby, L. Wiegert, and M. Burdick. 1964. The yellow perch: its life history, ecology, and management. Wisconsin Conservation Department Publication 228.

[311] McGilvrey. F. B. 1966. Nesting of Hooded Mergansers on the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland. Aul 83: 477-479.

[328] Ramsey, C. W. 1968. A drop-net deer trap. Journal of Wildlife Management 32: 187-190.

[340] Allen, E. C. 1968. Range use, foods, condition, and productivity of white-tailed deer in Montana. Journal of Wildlife Management 32: 130-141.

[353] Yeatter, R. E. 1948. Birds dogs in sport and conservation. Illinois Natural History Survey Circular 42, 64 pp.

[375] Wayt, W. A., R. W. Acton, and J. C. Whittaker. 1968. A look at commercial recreation on small woodlands in Ohio. U.S. Forest Service Research Paper NE-101, 11 pp.

[376] Trapp, J. L. The 1967 Rose Lake pheasant season. Unpublished report. 13 pp. [prepared for a college classroom assignment]

[405] West, R. R. 1968. Reduction of a winter starling population by baiting its preroosting areas. Journal of Wildlife Management 32: 637-640.

[438] Thompson, M. P., and R. J. Robel. 1968. Skeletal measurements and maceration techniques for aging bobwhite quail. Journal of Wildlife Management 32: 247-255.

[442] Greer, K. R., and W. W. Hawkins Jr. 1967. Determining pregnancy in elk by rectal palpation. Journal of Wildlife Management 31: 145-149.

[446] Harelerode, J., and J. J. Dropp. 1966. Seasonal variation in thyroid gland activity in pheasants. Ohio Journal of Science 66: 380-386.

[480] Peek, J. M., A. L. Lovaas, and R. A. Rouse. 1967. Population changes within the Gallatin elk herd, 1932-65. Journal of Wildlife Management 31: 304-316.

[485] Crouch, G. L. 1968. Forage availability in relation to browsing of Douglas-fir seedlings by black-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 32: 542-553.

[496] Hockstra, T. W. 1968. Cap-chur syringes modified for easier locating. Journal of Wildlife Management 32: 626-628.

[513] Gates, J. N. 1965. Duck nesting and reproduction on Wisconsin farmlands. Journal of Wildlife Management 29: 515-523.

[521] Benson, D., and L. W. DeGraff. 1968. Distribution and mortality of Redheads banded in New York. New York Fish and Game Journal 15: 52-70.

[528] Lentfer, J. W. 1968. A technique for immobilizing and marking polar bears. Journal of Wildlife Management 32: 317-321.

[547] Kellog, C. W. 1950. Soil. Scientific American ??: ??-??.

[574] Nelson, N. F., and R. H. Dietz. 1966. Cattail control methods in Utah. Utah Department of Fish and Game Publication 66-2, 31 pp.

[576] Wood, J. S., and W. F. Hofman. 1967. Peripheral blood response to reproductive stimulation in Mallards. Journal of Wildlife Management 31: 546-554.

[596] Trainer, D. C., C. S. Schlidt, R. A. Hunt, and L. R. Jahn. 1962. Prevalence of Leucocytozoon simondii among some Wisconsin waterfowl. Journal of Wildlife Management 26: 137-143.

[629] Weckwerth, R. F., and P. L. Wright. 1968. Results of transplanting fishers in Montana. Journal of Wildlife Management 32: 977-980.

[651] King, W. B., G. E. Watson, and P. J. Gould. Year? An application of automatic data processing to the study of seabirds. Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum 123(3609), 29 pp.

[659] Anonymous. 1968. Abstracts of the articles published in Suomen Riista 20 (1968). Helsinki, Finland. 12 pp.

[676] Jones, R. 1966. Merriam’s Turkeys in southwestern Montana. Montana Fish and Game Department Technical Bulletin 3, 36 pp.

[684] Anonymous. 1964. The decoy trap for blackbirds and starlings. Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. 4 pp.

[691] Anonymous. 1959. America’s wild chickens. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation Note 4, 6 pp.

[692] Anonymous. 1962. The migration of birds. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation Note 8, 8 pp.

[704] Anonymous. 1968. Bird checklist: DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife Refuge Leaflet 232, 6 pp.

[732] Higgins, K. F., and L. J. Schoonover. 1969. Aging small Canada Geese by neck plumage. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 212-214.

[753] Eberhardt, L. L., W. H. Rickard, C. E. Cushing, D. G. Watson, and W. C. Hanson. 1969. A study of fallout Cesium-137 in the Pacific Northwest. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 103-112.

[757] Montgomery, G. G. 1969. Weaning of captive raccoons. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 154-159.

[765] Anonymous. 1968. Rock Creek Park—Washington, D.C. United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service. (folder and map)

[772] Berger, A. J. 1953. Bibliography of Michigan warblers, with special reference to the period 1943-1952. Jack-Pine Warbler 31: 55-60.

[778] Anonymous. 1969. Fisheries as a profession: a career guide for the field of fisheries science. American Fisheries Society. 11 p. leaflet.

[782] McBee, R. H., J. L. Johnson, and M. P. Bryant. 1969. Ruminal microorganisms from elk. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 181-186.

[788] Paulik, G. J., and D. S. Robson. 1969. Statistical calculations for change-in-ratio estimators of population parameters. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 1-27.

[795] McCutchen, H. E. 1969. Age determination of pronghorns by the incisor cementum. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 172-175.

[798] Anderson, B. W., T. E. Ketola, and D. W. Warner. 1969. Spring sex and age ratios of Lesser Scaup and Ring-necked Ducks in Minnesota. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 209-212.

[808] Forcum, D. L., C. D. Rael, and J. R. Wheeler. 1969. Abundance of cottontails and their fleas at Red Bluff Ranch, New Mexico. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 422-424.

[819] Kosicky, E. L. 1965. Outdoor recreation and the private investor. Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corporation. 10 pp.

[834] Bailey, J. A. 1969. Exploratory study of nutrition of young cottontails. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 346-353.

[849] Wolfe, M. L. 1969. Age determination in moose from cemental layers of molar teeth. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 428-431.

[861] Schnell, Gary D. 1968. Differential habitat utilization by wintering Rough-legged and Red-tailed hawks. Condor 70: 373-377.

[892] Robinson, thane S. 1963. Illumination preferenda of bobwhites. Occasional Papers of the Adams Center for Ecological Studies 8, 10 pp.

[893] Hardy, John William. 1964. Behavior, habitat, and relationships of jays of the genus Cyanolyca. Occasional Papers of the Adams Center for Ecological Studies 8, 14 pp.

[920] Anonymous. 1967. Rabbits and squirrels. Arizona Game and Fish Department Game Bulletin.

[932] Follmann, E. H., and W. D. Klimstra. 1969. Fertility in male white-tailed deer fawns. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 708-711.

[945] Hays, Helen, and Hellen M. Habermann. 1969. Note on bill color of the Ruddy Duck. Auk 86: 765-766.

[953] Greenwood, Raymond J. 1969. Mallard hatching from an egg cracked by freezing. Auk 86: 752-754.

[959] Geis, Aelred D., and Walter F. Crissey. 1969. Effect of restrictive hunting regulations on Canvasback and Redhead harvest rates and survival. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 860-866.

[966] Roseberry, J. L., D. C. Autry, W. D. Klimstra, and L. A. Mehrhoff Jr. 1969. A controlled deer hunt on Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 791-795.

[973] Shearer, LeRoy A., B. J. Jahn, and L. Lenz. 1969. Deterioration of duck foods when flooded. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 1012-1015.

[1003] Anonymous. 1969. Birds protected by Federal law. U.S. Department of the Interior Wildlife Leaflet 486, 4 pp.

[1007] Schladwiler, J. L., and G. L. Storm. Den-use by mink. Journal of Wildlife Management 33: 1025-1026.

[1011] Paulson, Dennis R. 1969. Commensal feeding in grebes. Auk 86: 759.

[1023] Sadler, K. C., R. E. Tomlinson, and H. M. Wright. 1970. Progress of primary feather molt of adult Mourning Doves in Missouri. Journal of Wildlife Management 34: 783-788.

[1070] Raikow, R. J. 1970. The function and evolution of the supraorbital process in ducks. Auk 87: 568-572.

[1076] Francis, W. J. 1970. The influence of weather on population fluctuations in California Quail. Journal of Wildlife Management 34: 249-266.

[1091] Anonymous. 1969. Sespe Creek project: a detailed report on fish and wildlife resources. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 39 pp.

[1100] West, J. M. 1969. Mercury. Reprint from Bureau of Mines Minerals Yearbook 1969. 11 pp.

[1121] Nero, R. W. 1970. Sharp-tailed Grouse gives aggressive display to automobiles. Wilson Bulletin 82: 221-222.

[1131] Bohl, W. H., and G. Bump. 1970. Summary of foreign game bird liberations 1960 to 1968 and propagation 1966 to 1968. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife Species Scientific Report—Wildlife 130, 61 pp.

[1148] Naney, J. E. 1969. Studies of white-tailed deer. University of Michigan Research News 20(2), 7 pp.

[1149] Evans, K. E. 1968. Characteristics and habitat requirements of the Greater Prairie Chicken and Sharp-tailed Grouse—a review of the literature. USDA Conservation Research Report 12, 32 pp.

[1156] McSwain, G. A., R. R. Alexander, and D. C. Markstrom. 1970. Engelmann spruce. USDA Forest Service American Woods—FS-264, 7 PP.

[1165] Bump, G. 1970. The Manchurian Ring-necked Pheasant. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife Foreign Game Leaflet FGL-9, 4 pp.

[1191] Kimball, W. H., and Z. A. Munir. 1971. The corrosion of lead shot in a simulated waterfowl gizzard. Journal of Wildlife Management 35: 360-365.

[[1193] Surrendi, D. C. 1970. The mortality, behavior, and homing of transplanted juvenile Canada Geese. Journal of Wildlife Management 34: 719-733.

[1203] Jorgensen, S. E., C. E. Faulkner, and L. D. Mech (eds.). 1970. Proceedings of a symposium on wolf management in selected areas of North America. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife. 50 pp.

[1206] Johnson, A. S. 1970. Biology of the raccoon (Procyon lotor varius Nelson and Goldman) in Alabama. Auburn University Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 402, 148 pp.

[1233] Williams, L. E., Jr., D. H. Austin, T. E. Peoples, and R. W. Phillips. 1971. Laying data and nesting behavior of Wild Turkeys. Annual Conference of the Southeast Section of the Wildlife Society 25, 21 pp.

[1251] Anonymous. 1965. How to distinguish sex and age in gamebirds. Eley Game Advisory Service Booklet 9, 11 pp.

[1266] Myrberget, S., O. A. Aune, and A. Mokenes. 1969. [Exterior sex characters and weights of Lagopus sp. from the northern part of Norway, winter 1966/67]. Paper of the Norwegian State Game Research Institute 2, 31 pp. (English summary.)

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