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The Team of Alexander and Kellogg

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2001 | ISBN: 9780520227262
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520926387 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0015
The Team of Alexander and Kellogg

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This chapter examines the talented team formed by Alexander and Kellogg. It notes that rarely a year passed in which Alexander and Kellogg did not conduct fieldwork. Alexander viewed fieldwork as a way to escape societal pressures, and found that it gave her a sense of freedom. The discussion highlights the skills and accomplishments shared by these two women, which were greatly admired and respected. It then reveals that for forty years, Alexander and Kellogg collected specimens not only in California, but also in western North America and even abroad. The chapter notes how Alexander's training in art and Kellogg's training in manual arts led them to create beautiful specimens of natural history. They are also shown to have meticulously collected and prepared maps, vegetation samples, photographs, and detailed notes. The chapter concludes with a discussion on the effect of the paving of roads and construction of state highways on fieldwork.

Keywords: fieldwork; specimen collections; natural history specimens; detailed notes; state highways; paved roads

Chapter.  2990 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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