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On Her Own TermsAnnie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West$
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Barbara Stein

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520227262

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520227262.001.0001

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The End of an Era

The End of an Era

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(p.253) 24 The End of an Era
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On Her Own Terms
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Barbara R. Stein

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0024

This chapter narrates the events that surrounded Joseph Grinnell's sudden death in the spring of 1939. It shows that his death had the biggest blow in the life of Alexander since her father died. The chapter examines a document that Grinnell drew up shortly before his death, which reiterated the objectives of the institution, the museum program's six foci, and the museum's functions and role within the context of the university and community. It then shifts to Alden H. Miller and E. Raymond Hall, two strong contenders for Grinnell's legacy.

Keywords:   Joseph Grinnell, death, document, Alden H. Miller, E. Raymond Hall, museum functions, museum program

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