M.L. Bean Museum records
Scope and Contents
Contains office records from the Monte L. Bean Museum including files relating to the dedication, accounting records, annual progress reports, organizational charts, and correspondence. There are also ten volumes of research diaries of Robert G. Bee in his studies of ornithology mostly in the state of Utah from the years 1924-1962.
- M.L. Bean Museum (creator, Organization)
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.
The M.L. Bean Museum (1978- ) is a zoological museum at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
The Monte L. Bean Museum is a fully functional, accredited, professional museum at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The museum was a gift of Monte L. Bean, a prominent Seattle businessman, and his wife, Birdie. This building was completed in 1978. Its vast teaching and research collections include nearly two million arthropods, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, and prepared shells, and more than 600,000 plants and lichens. Specimens for these collections, which represent creative work by university faculty and students, have been gathered throughout the world, making the museum one of the major repositories of scientific material in the western United States.
The museum and its collections are utilized by university classes in integrative biology, plant and animal science, education, art, and other disciplines. The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum also maintains and manages the Lytle Nature Preserve for the university. Located in the northernmost extension of the Mojave Desert southwest of St. George, Utah, this 562-acre desert classroom is in a part of Utah that is unique not only for its plant and animal communities but also for its setting.
2 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Arranged in three series: 1. Monte L. Bean Museum correspondence, 1971-1983. 2. Monte L. Bean Museum general office files, undated. 3. Robert G. Bee ornithological notes, 1924-1962.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1132.xml
Transferred to University Archives in 1991.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred; Monte L. Bean Museum; 1991.
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III and Kenneth Bullard; 2004.
- Register of the M.L. Bean Museum records
- J. Gordon Daines III and Kenneth Bullard
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
- 2013 January 30: Revised for DACS compliance; Jeffrey Mahas.