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Joseph R. Alcorn Papers

Identifier: CONS248

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, field notes, memos, clippings, photographs and reference material related to Alcorn's wildlife studies. Includes some personal records.


  • 1943-2009


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Raymond Alcorn was born December 1, 1911. He worked for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and was the author of The Birds of Nevada. Died May 10, 1998.


27 box(es) (27 linear feet)

1 photo box(es) (.5 linear feet)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Capitola Marney Alcorn, 2006, 2007. Gift of Major Boddicker, 2008, 2009.


Catalog record based on preliminary material.

Varying Form of Title

Ray Alcorn papers

Varying Form of Title

Joseph Ray Alcorn papers

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of: DPL Conservation Collection.

Added Entry–Uniform Title

Birds of Nevada.

Finding Aid for the Joseph R. Alcorn Papers.
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
Description rules
Anglo American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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Denver CO 80204 United States