Palmer David Skaar Papers, 1964-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Skaar, Palmer David
Title
Palmer David Skaar Papers
Dates
1964-1982
Quantity
7.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Accession 89021, MtBC, us (accession)
Summary
The Palmer David Skaar Papers consist of manuscript materials, research materials, photographs and transparencies, and file cards. Topics include information on latilong, animal and bird sightings, species, locations, and data.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Palmer David (P.D.) Skaar was born in Mishawaka, Indiana on March 14, 1923. Skaar received his PhD. from Indiana University in 1952. He performed his post-doctoral research at the University of Wisconsin and served on the staff of the Long Island Biological Station in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. In 1957, Skaar joined the faculty of Montana State College. While at Montana State University, Skaar founded and directed the Genetics Institute. His publications include Montana Bird Distribution (six editions published from 1975-2003), Birds of the Bozeman Latilong (1969), and had many publications in the field of microbial genetics. Skaar coined the word "latilong" and pioneered the "latilong" concept in distributional studies. He died March 30, 1983.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Palmer David Skaar Papers consist of manuscript materials, research materials, photographs and transparencies, and file cards. Arrangement of the collection reflects the creator's organization. Of interest are the manuscript materials pertaining to Birds of the Bozeman Latilong. Topics include information on latilong, animal and bird sightings, species, locations, and data.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Birds of the Bozeman Latilong Research and Manuscript DraftsReturn to Top

Data pertaining to Birds of the Bozeman Latilong; materials include records, bibliography summaries, drafts, as well as a copy of the manuscript.

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
1/1-5
Records relating to manuscript
1/6
Bibliography
1/7
Draft
1/8
Species summaries c. loon-rb merganser
1/9
Species summaries: eastern kingbird-tree sparrow
1/10
Species summaries: turkey vulture-three toed woodpecker
1/11
"Birds of the Bozeman Latilong" typescript
1/12
"Birds of the Bozeman Latilong" manuscripts

Series 2:  General Research PapersReturn to Top

The research materials consist of correspondence, distribution and yearly lists, files on various avian species and latilong, journals, and articles.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/1
Montana bird distribution
2/2
Bird finding correspondence
2/37
Miscellaneous correspondence
2/8-11
Miscellaneous records and correspondence
3/1
Big Day
3/2
National latilong correspondence
3/3
Birds in Indiana
3/4
Nature conservancy
3/5-6
Committee yearly lists
3/7
Meetings
3/8
Rogers, Tom
3/9
Tilley, Fred
3/10
Serr, Esther
3/11
Moos, Louis
3/12
Metcalf, Homer
3/13
Hoffman, Robert
3/14
Davis, Clifford
3/15
Anderson, Kathleen
3/16
Eng, Bob
3/17
Hall, Platt
3/18
Johnson, Richard
3/19
Wright, Philip
4/1
Wright, Philip
4/2
Hays, Raymond
4/3-4
Carlson, Charles
4/5
Harper, Ed
4/6
Floyd, Randy
4/7
Wolf, Carl
4/8-9
Weydemeyer, Winton
4/10
Tucker, Jim
5/1
Informants
5/2-7
Species sighting compilation
5/8
Details in PDS records
5/9
Great Gray Owl
5/10-13
Barred Owl
5/14
Spotted Owl
5/15
Hawk Owl
5/16
Flammulated Owl
5/17
Boreal Owl
6/1
Garganey
6/2
Laughing Gull
6/3
Forster's Tern
6/4
Kittiwake, BL
6/5
Purple Sandpiper
6/6
Red Phalarope
6/7
Mew Gull
6/8
Curlew Sandpiper
6/9
Thayer's Gull
6/10
Great Black Backed Gull
6/11
Greater Prairie Chicken
6/12
Osprey
6/13
Field Sparrow
6/14
LeConte's Sparrow
6/15
Summer Tanager
6/16
Grasshopper Sparrow
6/17
Orchard Oriole
6/18
Brambling
6/19
Rosy Finches
6/20
Black Throated Green Warbler
6/21
Surf Scoter
6/22
Peregrine Falcon
6/23
Whooping Crane
6/24
Scarlet Tanager
6/25
Little Blue Heron
6/26
White Pelican
6/27
Cattle Egret
6/28
Passenger Pigeon
6/29
Bald Eagle
6/30
Mountain Plover
6/31
Rock Wren
6/32
Magnolia Warbler
6/33
Chestnut Sided Warbler
6/34
Sage Sparrow
6/35
Palm Warbler
6/36
Kentucky Warbler
6/37
Ring Billed Gull
6/38
Ring Necked Pheasant
6/39
Northern Oriole
6/40
Bell's Vireo
6/41
White Eyed Vireo
6/42
Blue Jay
6/43
Great Blue Heron
6/44
Short Billed Marsh Wren
6/45
Bobwhite
6/46
Pileated Woodpecker
6/47
Ruffed Grouse
6/48
Common Gallinule
6/49
Ash Throated Fly Catcher
6/50
Wood Thrush
6/51
Red Bellied Woodpecker
7/1
Bewick's Swan
7/2
Gray Partridge
7/3
European Widgeon
7/4
Ancient Murrelet
7/5
Least Tern
7/6
Turkey
7/7
Long Tailed Jaeger
7/8
California Gull
7/9
Sharp Tailed Grouse
7/10
Willow Ptarmigan
7/11
White Winged Dove
7/12
Great Crested Flycatcher
7/13
Black Turnstone
7/14
White Tailed Ptarmigan
7/15
American Woodcock
7/16
Arctic Tern
7/17
Black Scoter
7/18
Pine Grossbeak/Rough Leg Hawk
7/19
Moon Data
7/20
Owl Counts
7/21
Wilson and Cooper Ornithological Societies Paper and Meetings
7/22
The Bird Watch
7/23
Western Birds
7/24
Bird Tours
7/25
Guam
7/26
Year Lists
7/27
Polar Consid-Latilong Conc.
7/28
Life List
7/29
Animals of Montana
7/30
Latilong size
8/1
Mammals of the Bozeman Latilong
8/2
Mammals etc.
8/3
Bird Journal
8/4
Headwaters
8/5
Montana Bird Distribution final copy
8/6
Montana Bird Lists Recent
8/7
Mute Swan
8/8
Libby
8/9
Kalispell
8/10
Browning
8/11
Cut Bank
8/12
Shelby
8/13
Chester
8/14
Havre
8/15
Harlem
9/1
Malta
9/2
Glasgow
9/3
Wolf Point
9/4
Thompson Falls
9/5
Polson
9/6
Seeley Lake
9/7
Choteau
9/8
Great Falls
9/9
Fort Benton
9/10
Lewistown
9/11
Winnett
9/12
Sand Springs
9/13
Jordan
9/14
Circle
10/1
Glendive
10/2
Missoula
10/3
Philipsburg
10/4
White Sulphur Springs
10/5
Harlowton
10/6
Roundup
10/7
Hysham
10/8
Forsythe
10/9
Miles City
10/10
Baker
10/11
Wisdom
10/12
Dillon
10/13
Bozeman
10/14
Livingston
10/15
Columbus
10/16
Billings
10/17
Hardin
10/18
Lame Deer
11/1
Broadus
11/2
Ekalaka
11/3
Lima
11/4
West Yellowstone
11/5-6
Geographic Sightings by Latilong Journal
12/1
Geographic Sightings by Latilong Journal
12/2
Breeding Bird Survey Summaries
12/3
Willow Creek Breeding Bird Summary
12/4
Twin Bridges Breeding Bird Summary
12/5
New Information
12/6
Montana Bird Lists
12/7
New Detail-Rare birds
12/8
Early Montana
12/9
Bird Counts
12/10
Card Transcripts
12/11
Bozeman Latilong Record Dates
12/12
State List Work
13/1
Bozeman Latilong Journal
13/2
New Bozeman Latilong Data
13/3
Chronological Additions to Bozeman Latilong List
13/4
Random Month Accumulation of Species
13/5
Transcripts of Bozeman Latilong Records (PDS)
13/6-7
Bird Research
13/8
Spring Arrival Bozeman Latilong
13/9
Seasonal Summaries
13/10
Other State Data
13/11
Original Lists-State Trips
13/12
Additions to State Lists
14/1
Summer Abundance Calculations
14/2
Breeding Data-State
14/3
Spring Arrivals
1976
14/4
L38-Quad-8-Bozeman
14/5
L38-Quad-7-Anceney
14/6
Quadrangle Data
14/7
L38-Quad-16-Crown Butte
14/8
L38-Quad-15-Sphinx Mountain
14/9
L38-Quad-14-Cameron
L38-Quad-13-Varney
Box/Folder
14/11
L38-Quad-11-Spanish Peaks
14/12
L38-Quad-12-Garnet Mountain
14/13
L38-Quad-1-Jefferson Island
14/14
L38-Quad-9-Virginia City
14/15
L38-Quad-10-Ennis
14/16
Madison County
14/17
L38-Quad-6-Norris
14/18
L38-Quad-5-Harrison
14/19
L38-Quad-4-Belgrade
14/20
L38-Quad-3-Manhattan
14/21
L38-Quad-2-Three Forks
14/22
Bird Journal
14/23
Bird Journal
14/24
Bird Notes
14/25-26
Bird sighting graphs

Series 3:  Photographs and Transparencies, circa 1964-1982Return to Top

This series is comprised of photographs and transparencies that pertain mainly to birds. Also represented in this collection are personal photographs and images of animals. The images in this series are grouped according to format, category, and year. Skaar identified many of the images; these notations are reflected in the image titles.

Container(s) Description Dates
Photographs
Box/Folder
15/1
Bird, #1-7
#1-2 Albino Red Tail
#3 Bonaparte's Gull
#4-5 Douglas S. Laye
#6 Long-Tailed Jaeger
#7 White-Faced
15/2
Bird, #8-44
#8-44 Unidentified Bird
15/3
Bird, #45-50
#45-50 Unidentified Birds
15/4
Animal, #51
#51 Porcupine
Transparencies
circa 1964-1982
Box/Folder
15/5
Personal, #52
1964
#52 Nyasaland, Zomba Mt.
15/6
Personal, #53-54
1965
#53-54 Scenic
15/7
Personal, #55-61
1970
#55 Taxon, Stu.
#56 City Hall, Nairobi
#57 Ocean, Mindanao, R.P.
#58 Sunset, Philippines
#59 Sunset, Cotabato, R.P.
#60 Passion Flower
#61 Varigated Century Plant, Cotabato, R.P.
15/8
Personal, #62-70
1971
#62-67 Canada
#68 Cascades
#69 S. Peaks
#70 Scenic
15/9
Personal, #71-73
1980
#71 Linda and Andy, McGregor L.
#72 McGregor L.
#73 Airplane
15/10
Personal, #74-78
1981
#74 Powder R.
#75-76 Sacajawea
#77 Tamarisk
#78 Scenic
15/11
Personal, #79-113
1982
#79-80 Carmel, Indiana
#81 Carmel, Indiana. M. Roeder, L. DeSmit etc., L. Skaar, L. Moffitt, D. Moffitt, D. Skaar
#82 J. Vincent, P. Vincent, T. Wessel, B. Donbar, M. Wessel
#83 Indianapolis. Carroll, Richard, and Friend
#84 Unidentified Individual
#85-96 Unidentified Individuals
#97-100 House
#101-113 Gravestones
15/12
Birds, #114
1972
#114 Indigo Bunting
15/13
Birds, #115-121
1973
#115-117 Hudsonian Godwit
#118 Black-Chinned Hummingbird
#119-121 Merlin
15/14
Birds, #122-124
1974
#122 Orchard Oriole
#123-124 Piping Plover
15/15
Birds, #125-135
1975
#125 Eastern Bluebird
#126 Purple Finch
#127-128 Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
#129-130 Broad-Winged Hawk
#131 Anne Humming B.
#132 Grey-Headed Junco
#133 Mockingbird
#134 Snowy Plover
#135 Solitary Sandpiper
15/16
Birds, #136-140
1976
#136 Cassin Finch and Gray Crowned Rosy Finch
#137-138 Buff-Breasted Sandpiper
#139-140 Chestnut-Sided Warbler
15/17
Birds, #141-150
1977
#141 Killdeer Dunlin
#142 Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
#143-144 Great Black-Backed Gull
#145 Orchard Oriole
#146 Black-Necked Stilt
#147 Caspian Tern
#148-149 Whimbrel
#150 Pileated Woodpecker
15/18
Birds, #151-155
1978
#151 Gray-Headed Junco
#152 Black-Legged Kittiwake
#153 White Winged Scoter
#154 Bay-Breasted Warbler
#155 Unidentified
15/19
Birds, #156-161
1979
#156 Whooping Crane
#157 Hawk
#158 Black-Legged Kittawake
#159 Flooded Loon
#160 Screech Owl
#161 Kentucky Warbler
15/20
Birds, #162-221
1980
#162-166 American Avocet
#167-168 Brewer's Blackbird
#169-172 Mountain Bluebird
#173-176 Gray Catbird
#177 Black-Capped Chickadee
#178 Mountain Chickadee
#179-181 Sandhill Crane
#182 Brown Creeper
#183-184 Red Crossbill
#185-188 White-Winged Crossbill
#189-190 Common Crow
#191 Brown-Headed Cowbird
#192 Mourning Dove
#193-199 Long-Billed Dowitcher
#200 Ruddy Duck
#201-204 Golden Eagle
#205-213 Cattle Egret
#214 Prairie Falcon
#215 Marbled Godwit
#216 Eared Grebe
#217 Pied-Billed Grebe
#218 Red-Necked Grebe
#219 Western Grebe
#220 -221 Evening Grossbeak
15/21
Birds, #222-281
1980
#222-223 Evening Grosbeak
#224-225 Sage Grouse
#226-228 Bonaparte's Gull
#229 Iceland Gull
#230 Ring-Billed Gull
#231 Laughing Gull
#232-235 Marsh Hawk
#236-238 Red-Tailed Hawk
#239 Swainson's Hawk
#240-241 Black-Crowned Night Heron
#242-261 Long-Tailed Jaeger
#262-263 Dark-Eyed Junco
#264 American Kestrel
#265 Killdeer
#266-270 Cassin's Kingbird
#271-272 Eastern Kingbird
#273-274 Western Kinbird
#275 Belted Kingfisher
#276 Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
#277 Horned Lark
#278 Western Meadowlark
#279-280 Common Loon
#281 Black-Billed Magpie
15/22
Birds, #282-341
1980
#282-284 Black-Billed Magpie
#285-288 Common Nighthawk
#289 Red-Breasted Nuthatch
#290 Chuckar Partridge
#291 Gray Partridge
#292-293 Water Pipit
#294-297 White Pelican
#298 Western Wood Pewee
#299 Mountain Plover
#300-302 Semipalmated Plover
#303-304 Poorwill
#305-306 American Robin
#307-312 Baird's Sandpiper
#313-315 Pectoral Sandpiper
#316-317 Semipalmated Sandpiper
#318 Solitary Sandpiper
#319-320 Stilt Sandpiper
#321-323 Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
#324 Northern Shoveler
#325 Northern Shrike
#326-329 Pine Siskin
#330 Sora
#331 Chipping Sparrow
#332 Song Sparrow
#333 Vesper Sparrow
#334 White-Crowned Sparrow
#335 Black-Necked Stilt
#336-337 Bank Swallow
#338-339 Barn Swallow
#340 Cliff Swallow
#341 Rough-Winged Swallow
15/23
Birds, #342-362
1980
#342 Rough-Winged Swallow
#343 Violet-Green Swallow
#344 Trumpeter Swan
#345-346 Black Tern
#347 Solitary Vireo
#348-349 Audubon's Warbler
#350 Wilson's Warbler
#351 Yellow Warbler
#252 Yellow-Rumped Warbler
#353-356 Cedar Waxwing
#357 Downy Woodpecker
#358 Greater Yellowlegs
#359-362 Lesser Yellowlegs
15/24
Birds, #363-422
1981
#363-364 Red-Winged Blackbird
#365-366 Yellow-Headed Blackbird
#367 Mountain Bluebird
#368-369 Bobolink
#370-371 Lark Bunting
#372-373 Lazuli Bunting
#374 Canvasback
#375 Mountain Chickadee
#376 American Coot
#377-379 Brown-Headed Cowbird
#380-383 Sandhill Crane
#384-385 Brown Creeper
#386-387 Common Crow
#388 Yellow-Bellied Cuckoo
#389 Long-Billed Curlew
#390 Mourning Dove
#391-392 Long-Billed Dowitcher
#393 Bald Eagle
#394-395 Prairie Falcon
#396-398 Purple Finch
#399-402 Common Flicker
#403 Western Flycatcher
#404-405 Willow Flycatcher
#406-407 Marbled Godwit
#408 Barrow's Goldeneye
#409 American Goldfinch
#410 Eared Grebe
#411 Black-Headed Grosbeak
#412 Sage Grouse
#413-415 Sharp-Tailed Grouse
#416 California Gull
#417-422 Glaucous Gull
15/25
Birds, #423-482
1981
#423-427 Glaucous Gull
#428 Ring-Billed Gull
#429-430 Cooper's Hawk
#431-433 Ferruginous Hawk
#434-437 Red-Tailed Hawk
#438-439 Rough-Legged Hawk
#440-442 Swainson's Hawk
#440-442 Swainson's Hawk
#444 Pinon Jay
#445-446 American Kestrel
#447-449 Belted Kingfisher
#450 Chestnut-Collared Longspur
#451-452 Common Loon
#453-454 Western Meadowlark
#455-456 Black-Billed Magpie
#457 Red-Breasted Merganser
#458-460 Red-Breasted Nuthatch
#461 Northern Oriole
#462-464 Orchard Oriole
#465 Osprey
#466 Ovenbird
#467 Burrowing Owl
#468-470 Great Horned Owl
#471-473 Pygmy Owl
#474-476 Short-Eared Owl
#477 Western Wood Pewee
#478 Wilson's Phalarope
#479-480 White Pelican
#481-482 Band-Tailed Pigeon
15/26
Birds, #483-542
1981
#483 Pintail
#484-487 Sprague's Pipit
#488-502 White-Tailed Ptarmigan
#503-506 American Redstart
#507 American Robin
#508-509 Pectoral Sandpiper
#510-515 Upland Sandpiper
#516 Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
#517 Lesser Scaup
#518 Loggerhead Shrike
#519-520 Pine Siskin
#521-524 Common Snipe
#525-526 Townsend's Solitaire
#527 Bard's Sparrow
#528-530 Clay-Colored Sparrow
#531-533 Field Sparrow
#534-535 Lark Sparrow
#536 Savannah Sparrow
#537-539 Vesper Sparrow
#540-541 White-Crowned Sparrow
#542 Sora
15/27
Birds, #543-595
1981
#543 Starling
#544-545 Barn Swallow
#546 Whistling Swan
#547-548 White-Throated Swift
#549-550 Scarlet Tanager
#551-552 Western Tanager
#553 Blue-Winged Teal
#554 Cinnamon Teal
#555-556 Brown Thrasher
#557 Hermit Thrush
#558 Rufous-Sided Towhee
#559-560 Turkey
#561 Warbling Vireo
#562-563 Black and White Warbler
#564-566 Magnolia Warbler
#567-568 Yellow Warbler
#569 Bohemian Waxwing
#570-573 Willet
#574-579 Hairy Woodpecker
#580-583 Pileated Woodpecker
#584-585 Red-Bellied Woodpecker
#586-587 Canyon Wren
#588-590 Long-Billed Marsh Wren
#591-595 Short-Billed Marsh Wren
15/28
Birds, #596-655
1982
#596 Yellow-Headed Blackbird
#597-598 Bufflehead
#599-600 Canvasback
#601 Mourning Cloak
#602-605 Sandhill Crane
#606-608 Long-Billed Curlew
#609 Ruddy Duck
#610-611 Wood Duck
#612-614 Bald Eagle
#615-621 Great Egret
#622-627 Gray-Crowned Rosy Finch
#628 Canada Goose
#629-630 Barrow's Goldeneye
#631 Eared Grebe
#632 Horned Grebe
#633 Pied-Billed Grebe
#634-635 Red-Necked Grebe
#636-638 Pine Grossbeak
#639-642 Rough-Legged Hawk
#643-644 Sharp-Shinned Hawk
#645 Swainson's Hawk
#646 Steller's Jay
#647 American Kestrel
#648-649 Belted Kingfisher
#650-651 Horned Lark
#652 McCown's Longspur
#656 Common Loon
#654 Mallard
#655 Common Merganser
15/29
Birds, #656-715
1982
#656 Common Merganser
#657 Red-Breasted Merganser
#658 Merlin
#659 Osprey
#660-661 Great Horned Owl
#662 Hank Owl
#663 Ring-Necked Pheasant
#664-665 Band-Tailed Pigeon
#666-672 Common Red Poll
#673 Solitary Sandpiper
#674-675 Spotted Sandpiper
#676 Ruddy Shoveler
#677 Townsend's Solitaire
#678 House Sparrow
#679-681 Lincoln's Sparrow
#682 Savannah Sparrow
#683-685 Song Sparrow
#686 Tree Sparrow
#687-688 Mute Swan
#689-690 Whistling Swan
#691-692 Western Tanager
#693 Blue-Winged Teal
#694-697 Caspian Tern
#698-699 Turkey
#700 Red-Eyed Vireo
#701-703 Turkey Vulture
#704-705 Audubon's Warbler
#706-711 Black and White Warbler
#712-715 Cedar Waxwing
15/30
Birds, #716-766
1982
#716 Cedar Waxwing
#717 Downy Woodpecker
#718-766 Unidentified Birds
15/31
Birds, #767-774
undated
#767-774 Unidentified Birds
15/32
Animals, #775-781
1980
#775 Cottontail
#776-778 Muskrat
#779 Prairie Dog
#780 Pronghorn
#781 West Rattlesnake
15/33
Animals, #782-796
1981
#782-784 Mule Deer
#785-786 White Tail Deer
#787-788 Hoary Marmot
#789-790 Yellow-Bellied Marmot
#791 Porcupine
#792-794 Pronghorn
#792-794 Pronghorn
#796 Steer
15/34
Animals, #797-804
1982
#797-799 Mule Deer
#800-801 White-Tailed Jackrabbit
#802-803 Porcupine
#804 Ground Squirrel

Series 4:  File CardsReturn to Top

Consists of index cards detailing sightings of birds. The cards contain information on assorted bird species, dates sighted, locations sighted, as well as information on individuals.

Container(s) Description
Box
17
USDA Research Projects, State Projects Box I Set II
18-20
Bird Sighting Cards

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Bird surveys -- Montana
  • Bird surveys -- Wyoming
  • Birds -- Montana
  • Birds -- Photographs
  • Birds -- Research
  • Birds -- Wyoming
  • Ornithologists -- Montana -- Bozeman
  • Ornithology -- Methodology
  • Personal Names :
  • Skaar, Palmer David -- Archives
  • Skaar, Palmer David. Birds of the Bozeman latilong
  • Corporate Names :
  • Montana State University--Bozeman -- Faculty
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Skaar, Palmer David. Birds of the Bozeman latilong.