MCZ Reading List

The Museum of Comparative Zoology: A Bibliography

The following list contains suggested readings for more information on the MCZ.  All of these items are available at the Ernst Mayr Library.

Agassiz, George R.  The Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1858-1928.  1929.

Hall, Elizabeth.  “George Washington’s pheasants.”  In Harvard magazine, February 1975.

——- and Max Hall.  About the exhibits.  1964, 1975, and 1985 eds.

Harvard University.  Museum of Comparative Zoology.  An account of the organization and progress of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.  1871. 

——-.  Annual report of the Museum of Comparative Zoology (title varies): 1859-1969; 2008-present.

1862-1873 (with gaps):
1878-1898 (with gaps):
1904-1911 (with gaps):
1911-1931 (with gaps):
1961-1969; 2008-2013:

——-.  Charter of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.  1859.

——-.  The Museum of Comparative Zoology and its role in the Harvard community.  1969.

——-.  Newsletter (Museum of Comparative Zoology): 1961-1968; 1971-1990.

——-.  Notes concerning the history and contents of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, by members of the staff.  1936.

——-.  Publication catalog (Museum of Comparative Zoology).  1990.

——-.  Library.  The great collections: Agassiz, Barbour, Bigelow, Brewster … [exhibition catalog about the private book collections given to the Ernst Mayr Library over the years].  1986.

——-.  Library.  Guide to the Ernst Mayr Library (title varies): 1981-present.

Irmscher, Christoph.  Louis Agassiz, creator of American science.  2013.   

Lurie, Edward.  Louis Agassiz, a life in science.  1988.

Lurie, Edward.  The founding of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.  1959.

Mayr, Ernst.  “Museum and biological laboratories.”  In Breviora (MCZ), no. 416, 28 Dec. 1973.

OEB graduate student handbook: 1978-present.

OEBserver: 1987-present.

Putnam, Frederic W.  The completion of the great museum.  [1914?].

Winsor, Mary.  Reading the shape of nature.  1991.

Work, Robert L.  “Ninety years of Professor Agassiz’s natural history library” [brief history of the Ernst Mayr Library].  Harvard library bulletin, spring 1952.