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Elizabeth Browne Beard Losey papers

Identifier: MSS-004

Scope and Contents note

This collection is essentially a reference file of technical reports, popular journal articles, newspaper clippings, government documents, and miscellaneous publications relating to birds and mammals, many of which are indigenous to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The file was compiled by Elizabeth Browne Beard Losey, a biologist and ornithologist.

The bulk of the materials relate to birds and the focus of the entire collection is on wildlife management. In addition, the status of several imperiled species can be followed through press releases and newspaper clippings found in the collection.


  • 1897 - 2004


Conditions Governing Acess note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the records of the Elizabeth Browne Beard Losey papers, MSS-004, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Browne Beard Losey, a biologist and ornithologist, was born in Boston, MA. She was a resident of Germfask, Michigan after completing her education, but also spent her winters in Florida.

Losey conducted research and taught graduate courses at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was employed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Commission as a biologist beginning in 1947 and spent summers researching at Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Several of her technical reports are also included in the collection as well as some biographical information.


13 boxes

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Arrangement note

The first 11 boxes of this collection are unprocessed and have been maintained in original order. The 2 boxes identified as Records and Correspondence have been processed and maintained in original order.

Related Archival Materials note

Images from the Losey Collection of Native American & Inuit Art & Artifacts can be viewed at the NMU DeVos Museum or online:

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Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1333 (Fax)


This collection guide includes collections from member organizations of UPLINK (the Upper Peninsula Digital Network) as well as the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives. UPLINK collections document the history of the Upper Peninsula broadly, while the Central UP & NMU Archives focuses on such topics as Northern Michigan University history, the local iron mining industry, and the politics, economics, religion, environment, and culture of the Central Upper Peninsula region.

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