This accession consists of records from the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU). Materials include "The Auk," "The Auklet," and "Ornithological Monographs;" information regarding the merging of North American ornithological societies; AOU fellows and elective members information; and photographs of an AOU meeting. Materials include publications, a memorandum, a report, and images …
Andrew John Berger Papers
These records consists of correspondence between Andrew John Berger, an ornithologist, and Herbert Friedmann, Alexander Wetmore, Ernst Mayr, and others, 1947-1978; and correspondence, photographs, and drawings from Berger's Fundamentals of Ornithology.
These records document the history, operation, and activities of the AOU, 1883-1977. For many years the papers were scattered in the hands of various officers until 1969 when the Committee on Archives was established. In 1974 the collection was brought together at the Smithsonian Institution. Among the records include those of Hoyes Lloyd …
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 …
Andrew John Berger Papers
This accession consists of papers documenting the professional career of Andrew John Berger, an ornithologist. Materials include general correspondence; letters regarding his work on The Hawaiian Goose book; files pertaining to his work on the Kirtland's warbler; and a gallery proof of Hawaiian Birdlife. Correspondents include George Miksch Sutton and …
Lawrence H. Walkinshaw Papers
This accession consists of correspondence, field notes, photographs, negatives, clippings, and slides relating to Lawrence H. Walkinshaw's ornithological research, especially on cranes. Also included are copies of his dissertation, as well as his books Kirkland's Warbler: The Natural History of an Endangered Species, 1983 and Cranes of the World, 1973.
This accession includes the typescript of the book "Research Is A Passion With Me" by American Ornithologists' Union benefactress Margaret Morse Nice and other materials relating to the publication, such as correspondence with the Editor, Doris Huestis Speirs.
This accession consists of the records of Ernst Mayr, who served as President of the American Ornithologist's Union (AOU) from 1957 to 1958. Materials include correspondence and other records documenting the editorship of "The Auk," awards, annual meetings, AOU membership, Ad hoc committees, and financing of "The Handbook of North American Birds …
Edward Royal Warren Negatives
This collection is comprised of consecutively numbered glass plate negatives, film, and lantern slides of Colorado plants and animals (1882-1915), associated logbooks, and miscellaneous papers. The logbooks for plate numbers 1-2342, created between 1882 and 1905, provide the plate number, the date of exposure, and notations regarding subject matter, copyright, sales, and occasional scientific …
Vernon Orlando Bailey Papers
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