Records,
1871-1994, with related records from 1845
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7440
Creators:
American Ornithologists' Union
Dates:
1871-1994, with related records from 1845
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
50.5 cu. ft. (101 document boxes) (oversize materials)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
For a brief history of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU), see Record Unit 7150, American Ornithologists' Union Collection, 1883-1977.
These records supplement Record Unit 7150, both in extending coverage in early records and providing records from the mid-1970s. Particularly noteworthy are early records of presidents - especially Joel Asaph Allen, Jocelyn Van Tyne, and Ernst Mayr - as well as presidents' and secretaries' papers since the mid-1970s. Much information about early committee work is found in Allen's and Van Tyne's papers. Photographs are of individuals and groups at scientific meetings and strongly supplement the earlier collection. Editorial files cover chiefly Ornithological Monographs, with small amounts pertaining to the Checklist of North American Birds and The Auk.

Administration
Oversize
This collection contains oversize material.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notes
Non-SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7440, American Ornithologists' Union, Records

Keywords
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Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Tyne, Josselyn, 1902-1957 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Auk (Serial) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ornithological monographs Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ornithology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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