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Robert G. Bee ornithological notes, 1924-1962

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1132 Series 3

Scope and Contents

Contains Robert G. Bee's field notes from his lengthy study of birds and their nesting behaviors. Most of his research focus on birds native to Utah. The notes date from 1924-1962.


  • 1924-1962


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Monte L. Bean Museum records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Robert G. Bee (1882-1967) was a naturalist from Provo, Utah, specializing in the study of bird eggs and nests.

Robert G. Bee was born on February 14, 1882 to Robert and Lavina Clive Bee in Provo, Utah. Early on in life he developed an interest in collecting bird eggs, nests, and mounted specimens, an interest that led to a lifelong passion. Though he spent most of his life working odd jobs, he spent his free time studying and collecting. In 1935 he took a job with the National Parks Service at Farmington Bay Refuge as a wildlife technician and spent five years doing field work and assisting in artificial refuge construction. Many of Bee's collections were placed in a number of institutions including Brigham Young University, the Peabody museum, and the Smithsonian. He died on September 9, 1967.


11 folders

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