Southern California Academy of Sciences Bulletin

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On 6 November 1891, a group of people interested in science gathered in the parlors of the Hotel Lindley in Los Angeles to organize an association for the promotion of all branches of natural history. Members suggested the name, Southern California Science Association, which was retained for several years. On 12 May 1896, a constitutional change created a new name for the association: The Southern California Academy of Sciences. The first periodical publication of the Academy was known as the Proceedings of the Southern California Academy of Sciences. Volume 1 no. 1 appeared in July 1896. Previous to this, in 1895, the Southern California Science association issued a paper by Bernhard Baumgardt on "Tidal Evolution".

The Bulletin of the Academy was first published in 1902 as a monthly publication. This ambitious program was more than the members could handle and after four years, issues were reduced to one, two, or three each year. Publication has continued to the present time with three Bulletins issued each year. In addition a monograph series, Memoirs, was begun in 1938 with A Check List of the Macro Lepidoptera of Canada and the United States of America by Dr. J. McDunnough. These Memoirs are either longer manuscripts, a compilation of manuscripts on a particular subject, or manuscripts from a specific symposium.


Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences first appeared in Los Angeles in January of 1902. » Southern California Academy of Sciences


* 1902. Volume 1. January 1902 - December 1902

1(1), January, 1902
1(2): February 1, 1902
1(3): March 1, 1902
1(4): April 1, 1902
1(5): May 1, 1902
1(6): June 1, 1902
1(7): July 1, 1902
* Yates, Lorenzo G. Prehistoric California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 1(7):81-86 July 1, 1902
Plate. Sandstone and Shales. North Side of West End of San Miguel Island
Plate. Volcanic Cliff, Altitude 300 feet, San Miguel Island
Plate. Volcanic Cliff, Altitude 300 feet, Easterly End of San Miguel Island, with Western Extremity of Santa Rosa Island
1(8): August 1, 1902
* Yates, Lorenzo G. Prehistoric California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 1(8):97-100 August 1, 1902
Plate IV. Volcanic Bluffs, Santa Rosa Island
Plate V. Bluffs on Northeasterly Shore of Santa Rosa Island showing Stratification of Volcanic Ash
Plate VI. Cuylers Harbor, San Miguel Island. The Place where Man's Written History of California was Commenced
1(9): November 1, 1902
* Yates, Lorenzo G. Prehistoric California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 1(9):113-118
Plate I. Casts of Trees, San Miguel Island. Similar Formations are found on Santa Rosa Island, California
Plate II. Casts of Trees, and Dead Shells of Helix, Ayresiana, San Miguel Island, California
1(10): December 1, 1902
* Yates, Lorenzo G. Prehistoric California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 1(9):121-137
[Volume 1, #1-10, complete; original in SCIF archives]


* 1903. Volume 2. January 1903 - December 1903

2(1), January, 1903
* Yates, Lorenzo G. Prehistoric California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 2(1):145-155 January 1, 1903
2(2): February 1, 1903
* Yates, Lorenzo G. Prehistoric California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 2(2):17-23 February 1, 1903
* Hasse, Herman E. Contributions to the Lichen-flora of the Californian Coast Islands. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 2(2):23-26, February 1903
2(3): March 1, 1903 lacking
2(4): April 1, 1903
2(5): May 1, 1903
2(6): June, 1903
* H. E. Hasse Additions to the Lichen-flora of Southern Californian. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 2(6):71-73, June 1903 [includes Santa Catalina Island]
2(7): October, 1903
* Cockerell, T.D.A. New Bees from Southern California and Other Records. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 2(7):84-85, October, 1903
2(8): November, 1903
* L. G. Yates Prehistoric Fauna of California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 2(8):97-101, November. 1903
Plate 10. “... Since that time several new localities have been discovered; one on the Island of Santa Rosa, California, where the writer discovered a portion of the tusk of a fossil elephant, and later, Messrs. Voy and Blount found the teeth and bones illustrated on plate No. 10 [largest tooth on record], which were erroneously reported as Elephas primigenius, or "Mammoth." ”
Mammoth tooth, Santa Rosa Island published in 1903
2(9): December, 1903
* L. G. Yates Prehistoric Fauna of California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 2(9):113-118, December, 1903
Plate II. Fossil Teeth and Bones of Elephas Americanus, Santa Rosa Island, California
[Volume 3, lacking #3; original in SCIF archives]


* 1904. Volume 3. January 1904 - December 1904

3(1), January, 1904 lacking
3(2): February 1, 1904
* Cockerell, T.D.A. The Bees of Southern California-II. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 3(2):23-24, February, 1904
3(3): March 1, 1904
* Mrs. M. Burton Williamson Catalogue of Indian Relics Found on Santa Catalina Island. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 3(3):38-41, March, 1904. From the collections of the Los Angeles County Chamber of Commerce; Smithsonian Institute; Peabody Museum, Harvard. Collected by:
PALMER, Francis “Frank” M.
SCHUMACHER, Paul
DALL, William Healey
3(4): April 1, 1904
* Cockerell, T.D.A. The Bees of Southern California-III. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 3(4):56-60, April, 1904
* Mrs. M. Burton Williamson Catalogue of Indian Relics Found on Santa Catalina Island cont. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 3(4):60-64, March, 1904 [continues with Schumacher's collections at the Peabody Museum]
3(5): May 1, 1904
* Trask, Blanche Flora of San Clemente Island Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 3(5):76-78, 1904
3(6): June 1, 1904
* Trask, Blanche Flora of San Clemente Island II Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 3(6):90-95, 1904
3(7): July 1, 1904
3(8): August 1, 1904
* Trask, Blanche Fossil Peak, Santa Catalina Island Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 3(8):140, August, 1904
[original in SCIF archives: Volume 3(2,3,4,5,7)]


* 1905. Volume 4. January 1905 - December 1905

4(1): January, 1905
* Cockerell, T.D.A. The Bees of Southern California-VII. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 4(1):13-16, January 1905
* Yates, Lorenzo G. Prehistoric California. Bulletin of the Southern California
[original in SCIF archives] Academy of Sciences 4(1):16-17, January 1905
4(2): February, 1905
* Yates, Lorenzo G. Prehistoric California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 4(2):26-27, February, 1905
* Cockerell, T.D.A. The Bees of Southern California-VIII. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 4(2):28-33, February, 1905
[original in SCIF archives]
4(3): March, 1905
* Baker, C. F. Notes on the Flora and Fauna of Catalina Island. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 4(3):56-59, March, 1905


* 1906. Volume 5. January 1906 - December 1906

5(3): June, 1906
* H. E. Hasse Contributions to the Lichen-flora of Southern Californian. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 5(2):38-45, June 1906
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1910. Davidson, Anstruther Calochotrus paludicola; Some Large Trees; A Bibliography of the Southern California Flora. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 9:53-62, January 1910
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1916. Alliot, H. Burial Methods of the Southern California Islanders. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 15(1):11-15, 1916


Launch Anton Dohrn, built 1911
  • 1917. Ulrey, Albert B. The Operations of the Launch Anton Dohrn in the Southern California Waters Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 16(1):23-27, January, 1917 with Map of Santa Catalina Island including the Trawling Stations of the Anton Dohrn
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1917. Davidson, Anstruther Rhamnus Catalinae Davidson, sp. Southern California Academy of Sciences 15 (part 2):47, July 1917


  • 1918. Ulrey, Albert B. The Starfishes of Southern California Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 17(2):39-52, July, 1918
[original in SCIF archives]


Part 1, April, 1921 Butterflies of California by Dr. J. A. Comstock p. 5-6
Part 2, August, 1921 Butterflies of California by Dr. J. A. Comstock p. 45
Part 3, December, 1921
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1923 Comstock, John Adams Butterflies of California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 22 (Pt. 1):15-16, March, 1923
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1931. Clokey, Ira W. Notes on the Flora of Santa Cruz Island. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 30(Pt. 2):60-61, May-August 1931


  • 1932. Hoffmann, Ralph Notes on the Flora of the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara, California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 31(1):46-60, Pt. 2, 1932 and 31(2):101-120, Pt. 3, 1932


  • 1936. Add Don Meadows


  • 1939. Comstock, J. A. Introductory note to contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 38:133-134, September-December 1939 (Part 3). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1939. Cockerell, T.D.A. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 1. Bemicid Wasps from the Californian Islands Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 38:135, September-December 1939. (Part 3). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1939. Cockerell, T.D.A. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 2. A New Parasitic Bee from Santa Catalina Island Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 38:136, September-December 1939. (Part 3). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1939. Cockerell, T.D.A. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 3. Bees Obtained by the Los Angeles Museum-Channel Islands Biological Survey Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 38: 137-141, September-December 1939. (Part 3). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1939. Auguston, G. F. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 4. A New Ixodes (Acarina: Ixodidae). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 38:141-147, September-December 1939. (Part 3). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1939. Von Bloeker, Jack C. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 5. Five New Melolonthid Beetles Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 38:141-147, September-December 1939. (Part 3). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1939. Von Bloeker, Jack C. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 6. Annotated List of the Scarab Beetles of the Channel Islands. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 38:152-156, September-December 1939. (Part 3). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1940. Dunkle, M. B. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 7. Revision of the Channel Islands Forms of Cercocarpus. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39:1-3, January-April 1940 (Part 1).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1940. Dunkle, M. B. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 8. Ferns of the Channel Islands Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39:3-5, January-April 1940 (Part 1).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1940. Pierce, W. Dwight. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 9. A Rare Myriopod from Anacapa Island compared with Two Texas Species Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39:158-171, May-August 1940 (Part 2).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1940. Cockerell, T.D.A. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 10. Bees Obtained by the Los Angeles Museum-Biological Survey Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39:172, May-August 1940 (Part 2).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1940. Von Bloeker, Jack C. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 11. A New Race of White Footed Mouse from Santa Rosa Island Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39:172, May-August 1940 (Part 2).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1940. Dunkle, M. B. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 12. New Plants from the Channel Islands Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39:175-178, May-August 1940 (Part 2)
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1940. Willett, George Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey, 13. A New Ischnochiton from Catalina Island, California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39:185-186, September-December 1940 (Part 3).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1940. Clarke, J. F. Gates. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey, 14. A New Subspecies of Arachnis from [Anacapa Island] California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39:187-188, September-December 1940 (Part 3).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1940. Comstock, J. A. & Christopher Henne. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 15. . A Comparison of the larvae of Arachnis. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39:189, September-December 1940 (Part 3).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1940. Timberlake, F. H. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 16. New or Little Known California Bees. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39:199-196, September-December 1940 (Part 3).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1940. Dunkle, M. B. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 17. Supplementing Paper 112. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39:197, September-December 1940 (Part 3).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1941. Pierce, W. Dwight. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 18. A Strepsipterous Parasite of a Leaf Hopper, with Descriptions of Related Species from the same Host Genus Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 40:1-12, January-April 1941 (Part 1). Stapled separate.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1941. Comstock, J. A. & Charles M. Dammers. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 19. Ctenucha Brunnea Stretch, on Santa Rosa Island Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 40:11-12, January-April 1941 (Part 1). Stapled separate.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1941. Auguston, G. F. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 20. Three New Fleas Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 41:101-109, May-August 1941. (Part 2). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1941. Dunkle, M. B. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands biological survey. 21. Two New Plants from the Channel Islands of California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39:108-109, May-August 1941. (Part 2). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1941. Von Bloeker, Jack C. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 22. A New Subspecies of White-footed Mouse from the Anacapa Islands, California Southern California Academy of Sciences Bulletin 40:(161-162), September-December 1941 (Part 3). Stapled separate.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1941. Von Bloeker, Jack C. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 23. A New Shrew from Santa Catalina Island, California Southern California Academy of Sciences Bulletin 40:163-164, September-December 1941 (Part 3). Stapled separate.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1941. Comstock, J. A. & Christopher Henne. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 24. The Larvae and Pupa of Trichoclea edwardsi . Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 39:165-166, September-December 1941 (Part 3). Stapled separate.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1942. Meadows, Don Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 25. A New Phalaenid Moth from the Channel Islands Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 41:81-82, May-August 1942. (Part 2). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1942. Comstock, J. A. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 26. A New Race of Arachnis picta from Santa Catalina Island. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 41:83-85, May-August 1942 (Part 2). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1942. Dunkle, M. B. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 27. Flora of the Channel Islands National Monument. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 41:125-137, 1942 (Part 3). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1943. Dunkle, M. B. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 28. Three New Plants from San Clemente Island Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 42:31-33, January-April 1942 (Part 1). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1944. Wilcox, J. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 29. Robber Flies (Diptera, Asilidae) Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 44:10-17, January-April 1944 (Part 1). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1944. Willett, George Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 30. Remarks on some Resident Birds of the Santa Barbara Islands. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 44:51-54, May-August 1944
https://archive.org/stream/bulletinofsouthe4445sout/bulletinofsouthe4445sout_djvu.txt
[original in SCIF archives]


No. 31. An Aeides lugubris lugubris from Catalina Island


  • 1945. Hilton, William A. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 32. Distribution of the Genus Batrachoseps, Especially on the Coastal Islands of Southern California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 44:51-54, September-December 1945 (Part 3). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1946. Comstock, J. A. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 33. Brief Notes on the Expeditions Conducted Between March 16, 1940 and December 14, 1941. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 45:94-107, May-August 1946 (Part 2). Stapled wraps. Expeditions 7-13.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1950. George P. Kanakoff. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 34. Some Observations on the Land Snails of San Clemente Island. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 49:79-89, September-December, 1950 (Part 3). Stapled wraps.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1951. Stager, Kenneth E. & William G. Reeder. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 35. Occurrence of the False Killer Whale, Pseudoca, on the California Coast Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 50:14-19, January-April 1951 (Part 1).
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1962. Howard, Hildegard. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 36. A Fossil Bird, Caracara, from Santa Rosa Island Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 61:227-228, 1962 (Part 4). Page separate.
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1963. Mitchell, Edward D., Jr. Contributions from the Los Angeles Museum Channel Islands Biological Survey. 37. Brachydont desmostylian from Miocene of San Clemente Island Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 62:192-201,1963 (Part 4). Stapled separate.
[original in SCIF archives]


[original in SCIF archives]


[original in SCIF archives]


[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1982. Van Vuren, Dirk. Effects of Feral Sheep on the Spatial Distribution of Artifacts on Santa Cruz Island, California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 81(3):148-151 December 1982
[original stapled separate in SCIF archives]


[original in SCIF archives]


Index to volumes 1-10:

  • Caves, San Clemente Island 91
  • Catalina Island 38, 41, 60
  • Catalina Island, Fossil Peak by Blanche Trask 140
  • Catalina Island, Indian relics. 150, 152
  • Catalogue of Indian Belies Found on Santa Catalina Island, etc., by Mrs. M. Burton Williamson, I, 38; II. 60; III, 149
  • Channel Islands 76
  • Flora of San Clemente Island, By Blanche Trask I. 76: II, 90
  • Graves, Catalina Island 41, 62, 63
  • Kjokkenmoddings 2 5
  • Schumacher, Paul, collections.... 41
  • Whitney's Place, Catalina Island. 151, 152
  • Williamson, Mrs. M. Burton (papers) 38, 60, 149
  • Yates, Dr. Lorenzo G. (papers) 6, 10, 25, 42
  • ISLANDS:
  • Anacapas 76
  • Channel 76
  • San Clemente 76
  • San Miguel 76
  • San Nicolas 76, 92, 94
  • Santa Barbara 77, 94
  • Santa Catalina 140
  • Santa Cruz 76, 91
  • Santa Rosa 76, 91
  • Isthmus, Catalina Island 41
  • Isthmus, graves 41, 62, 63