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Popular / Leaflet Series

Field Museum Popular / Leaflet Series

From the 1920's through the 1970's, The Field Museum's Division of Publications published four series of booklets on popular topics for the general reader. Written in non-technical language by Museum curators and associates, they were designed to give brief accounts of local flora & fauna, cultures & collections displayed in the Museum's exhibitions.

Below is a list of all of the titles published in the series, separated by their traditional subject divisions. Hyperlinked titles will take you to a page providing the full-text version on the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Titles that are not hyperlinked have not yet been digitized.

Anthropology | Botany | Geology | Zoology

 

Anthropology

No. 1. The Chinese Gateway. By Berthold Laufer. 1922. 7 pages.

No. 2. The Philippine Forge Group. By F.C. Cole. 1922. 4 pages, 1 illus.

No. 3. The Japanese Collections. By Helen C. Gunsaulus. 1922. 19 pages, 6 illus.

No. 4. New Guinea Masks. By Albert B. Lewis. 1922. 10 pages, 6 illus.

No. 5. The Thunder Ceremony of the Pawnee. By Ralph Linton. 1922. 20 pages, 4 illus.

No. 6. Sacrifice to the Morning Star by the Skidi Pawnee. By Ralph Linton. 1923. 20 pages, 1 illus.

No. 7. Purification of the Sacred Bundles. By Ralph Linton. 1923. 11 pages, 1 illus.

No. 8. Annual Ceremony of the Pawnee Medicine Men. By Ralph Linton. 1923. 20 pages, 2 illus.

No. 9. The Use of Sago in New Guinea. By Albert B. Lewis. 1923. 9 pages, 4 illus.

No. 10. Use of Human Skulls and Bones in Tibet. By Berthold Laufer. 1923. 16 pages, 1 illus.

No. 11. The Japanese New Year’s Festival, Games and Pastimes. By Helen C. Gunsaulus. 1923. 18 pages, 8 illus.

No. 12. Japanese Costume. By Helen C. Gunsaulus. 1923. 28 pages, 8 illus.

No. 13. Gods and Heroes of Japan. By Helen C. Gunsaulus. 1924. 23 pages, 6 illus.

No. 14. Japanese Temples and Houses. By Helen C. Gunsaulus. 1924. 20 pages, 8 illus.

No. 15. The Use of Tobacco Among North American Indians. By Ralph Linton. 1924. 28 pages, 6 illus.

No. 16. The Use of Tobacco in Mexico and South America. By J. Alden Mason. 1925. 16 pages, 6 illus.

No. 17. The Use of Tobacco in New Guinea. By Albert B. Lewis. 1925. 10 pages, 2 illus.

No. 18. Tobacco and Its Use in Asia. By Berthold Laufer. 1925. 39 pages, 10 illus.

No. 19. The Introduction of Tobacco into Europe. By Berthold Laufer. 1925. 66 pages.

No. 20. The Japanese Sword and Its Decorations. By Helen C. Gunsaulus. 1924. 21 pages, 4 illus.

No. 21. Ivory in China. By Berthold Laufer. 1925. 80 pages, 23 illus.

No. 22. Insect-Musicians and Cricket Champions of China. By Berthold Laufer. 1927. 27 pages, 12 illus.

No. 23. Ostrich Egg-Shell Cups of Mesopotamia and the Ostrich in Ancient and Modern Times. By Berthold Laufer. 1926. 51 pages, 19 illus.

No. 24. The Indian Tribes of the Chicago Region, with Specific Reference to the Illinois and the Potawatomi. By William D. Strong. 1926. 36 pages, 8 illus.

No. 25. The Civilization of the Mayas. By J. Eric Thompson. 1973 (7th ed.). 97 pages, 38 illus., 1 map.

No. 26. The Early History of Man, with Special Reference to the Cap-Blanc Skeleton. By Henry Field. 1927. 19 pages, 8 illus.

No. 27. The Giraffe in History and Art. By Berthold Laufer. 1928. 100 pages, 32 illus.

No. 28. The Field Museum-Oxford University Expedition to Kish, Mesopotamia, 1923-1929. By Henry Field. 1929. 34 pages, 14 illus., 2 maps

No. 29. Tobacco and Its Use in Africa. By Berthold Laufer, Wilfrid D. Hambly, and Ralph Linton. 1930. 45 pages, 6 illus.

No. 30. The Races of Mankind. By Henry Field, with Preface by Berthold Laufer and Introduction by Sir Arthur Keith. 1934 (2nd ed.). 40 pages, 9 illus., 1 plan

No. 31. Prehistoric Man – Hall of the Stone Age of the Old World. By Henry Field, with Foreword by Berthold Laufer. 1933. 44 pages, 8 illus.

No. 32. Primitive Hunters of Australia. By Wilfrid D. Hambly. 1936. 59 pages, 12 illus., 1 map

No. 33. Archaeology of South America. By J. Eric Thompson. 1936. 160 pages, 30 illus.

No. 34. Ancient Seals of the Near East. By Richard A. Martin. 1940. 3 pages, 24 illus

No. 35. Aleutian Islanders. By George I. Quimby. 1934. 48 pages, 17 illus.

No. 36. Mummies. By Richard A. Martin. 1976 (new edition – revised and edited by David P. Silverman). 43 pages, 20 illus.

No. 37. Prehistoric Man. By Robert J. Braidwood. 1967 (7th ed.) 181 pages, 38 illus.

No. 38. Digging into History. By Paul S. Martin. 1959. 159 pages, 63 illus., 1 map.

Botany

No. 1. Figs. By B.E. Dahlgren. 1922. 8 pages, 1 illus.

No. 2. Coco Palm. By B.E. Dahlgren. 1922. 8 pages, 2 illus.

No. 3. Wheat. By B.E. Dahlgren. 1922. 8 pages, 1 illus.

No. 4. Cacao. By B.E. Dahlgren. 1922. 14 pages, 5 illus.

No. 5. A Fossil Flower. By B.E. Dahlgren. 1924. 16 pages, 10 illus.

No. 6. The Cannon Ball Tree. By B.E. Dahlgren. 1925. 8 pages, 6 illus.

No. 7. Spring Wild Flowers. By J. Francis Macbride. 1924. 32 pages, 30 illus.

No. 8. Spring and Early Summer Wild Flowers. By J. Francis Macbride. 1924. 30 pages, 28 illus.

No. 9. Summer Wild Flowers. By J. Francis Macbride. 1924. 30 pages, 28 illus.

No. 10. Autumn Flowers and Fruits. By J. Francis Macbride. 1924. 32 pages, 32 illus.

No. 11. Common Trees. By J. Francis Macbride. 1925. 44 pages, 47 illus.

No. 12. Poison Ivy. By James B. McNair. 1926. 12 pages, 6 illus.

No. 13. Sugar and Sugar Making. By James B. McNair. 1927. 34 pages, 6 illus.

No. 14. Indian Corn. By James McNair. 1930. 34 pages, 6 illus.

No. 15. Spices and Condiments. By James B. McNair. 1930. 64 pages, 11 illus

No. 16. Fifty Common Plant Galls of the Chicago Area. By Carl F. Gronemann. 1930. 30 pages, 51 illus.

No. 17. Common Weeds. By Paul C. Standley. 1934. 27 pages.

No. 18. Common Mushrooms. By Leon L. Pray. 1936. 68 pages, 65 illus.

No. 19. Old-Fashioned Garden Flowers. By Donald C. Peattie. 1936. 32 pages, 29 illus.

No. 20. House Plants. By Robert T. Van Tress. 1937. 36 pages, 31 illus.

No. 21. Tea. By Llewelyn Williams. 1937. 30 pages, 9 illus.

No. 22. Coffee. By B.E. Dahlgren. 1938. 44 pages, 15 illus.

No. 23. Carnivorous Plants and “The Man-Eating Tree.” By Sophia Prior. 1939. 20 pages, 8 illus.

No. 24. Mistletoe and Holly. By Sophia Prior. 1939. 32 pages, 8 illus.

No. 25. The Story of Food Plants. By B.E. Dahlgren. 1940. 32 pages, 8 illus.

No. 26. Tropical and Subtropical Fruits. By B.E. Dahlgren. 1947. 72 pages, 67 illus.

No. 27. Natural Landscapes of the United States. By J. Francis Macbride. 1950. 48 pages, 37 illus.

Geology

No. 1. Model of an Arizona Gold Mine. By Henry W. Nichols. 1922. 12 pages.

No. 2. Models of Blast Furnaces for Smelting Iron. By Henry W. Nichols. 1923. 12 pages.

No. 3. Amber. By Oliver C. Farrington. 1923. 7 pages, 4 illus.

No. 4. Meteorites. By Oliver C. Farrington. 1923. 11 pages, 2 illus.

No. 5. Soils. By Henry W. Nichols. 1925. 16 pages, 6 illus.

No. 6. The Moon. By Oliver C. Farrington. 1925. 14 pages, 2 illus.

No. 7. Early Geological History of Chicago. By Henry W. Nichols. 1925. 30 pages, 12 illus.

No. 8. Agate: Physical Properties and Origin. By Oliver C. Farrington. Agate: Archaeology and Folklore. By Berthold Laufer. 1927. 36 pages, 15 illus.

No. 9. How Old Are Fossils? By Sharat K. Roy. 1927. 12 pages, 4 illus.

No. 10. Famous Diamonds. By Oliver C. Farrington. 1929. 28 pages, 5 illus.

No. 11. Neanderthal (Mousterian) Man. By Oliver C. Farrington and Henry Field. 1929. 16 pages, 9 illus.

No. 12. Cement. By Henry W. Nichols. 1929. 15 pages, 4 illus.

No. 13. The Geological History and Evolution of the Horse. By Elmer S. Riggs. 1932. 54 pages, 19 illus.

No. 14. A Forest of the Coal Age. By B. E. Dahlgren. 1933. 40 pages, 27 illus.

Zoology

No. 1. The White-Tailed Deer. By Wilfred H. Osgood. 1922. 12 pages, 1 illus.

No. 2. Chicago Winter Birds. By Colin C. Sanborn. 1922. 12 pages, 1 illus.

No. 3. The American Alligator. By Karl P. Schmidt. 1923. 14 pages, 2 illus.

No. 4. The Periodical Cicada. By William J. Gerhard. 1923. 14 pages, 6 illus.

No. 5. The Alligator Gar. By Alfred C. Weed. 1923. 16 pages, 3 illus.

No. 6. The Wild Turkey. By John T. Zimmer. 1924. 14 pages, 1 illus.

No. 7. The Man-Eating Lions of Tsavo. By J. H. Patterson. 1925. 40 pages, 7 illus.

No. 8. Mammals of the Chicago Area. By Colin C. Sanborn. 1926. 23 pages, 22 illus.

No. 9. Pike, Pickerel and Muskalonge. By Alfred C. Weed. 1927. 52 pages, 12 illus.

No. 10. The Truth About Snake Stories. By Karl P. Schmidt. 1961 (3rd printing). 23 pages, 9 illus.

No. 11. The Frogs and Toads of the Chicago Area. By Karl P. Schmidt. 1929. 16 pages, 4 illus.

No. 12. The Salamanders of the Chicago Area. By Karl P. Schmidt. 1930. 16 pages, 4 illus.

No. 13. Sculptures of Champion Domestic Animals of Great Britain. The Sculptures by Herbert Haseltine. 1934. 45 pages, 19 illus.

No. 14. Turtles of the Chicago Area. By Karl P. Schmidt. 1938. 24 pages, 12 illus.

No. 15. Crocodile Hunting in Central America. By Karl P. Schmidt. 1952. 23 pages, 10 illus.

 

 

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