1940- ; formed in the Dept. of the Interior by consolidation of the Bureau of Fisheries and the Bureau of Biological Survey
TRAIL is digitizing selective report series from this agency and the various precursors, such as the Bureau of Fisheries. Let us know if there is a series that we should investigate for digitization
Series listed are linked to spreadsheets which are the TRAIL series processing inventories.
These inventories, which may be downloaded, list individual report titles that have been processed by TRAIL for digitization and provide a link to the digital copy as it becomes available.
If you know of a report that is missing or would like to supply a needed report, please contact the Coordinator of the Collections Working Group.
Note: A digitized report may not be viewable for many reasons due to the original item format, the time it takes to process/ship/digitize, and to copyright issues that preclude public access of the image.
Copyright case in point!
Navigating the complexities of copyright and federal documents may cause content to not be available temporarily or not at all.
One of the reports in the Biological Report series had a copyrighted image on the cover. Even though the report is considered a federal government document and is not copyrighted, the inclusion of a copyrighted image in such a document may mean the item is not available for public view until TRAIL, HathiTrust, or the University of North Texas can further investigate.