Finding Aids to Records of Professional Societies in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7294
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States.
Records, 1893-1980 and undated
|General Information About This Collection|
|Repository:||Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Creator:||Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States.|
|Dates:||1893-1980 and undated|
|Quantity:||22.67 cu. ft. (45 document boxes) (1 3x5 box) (1 microfilm reel)|
|Collection:||Record Unit 7294|
|Language of Materials:||English|
These records document the history, operation, and activities of the ANS (before 1960, the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia). They also help to illustrate the evolution of the local and national conservation movement; environmental legislation and issues supported by ANS; the development of environmental education; and the natural history of Washington, D.C., and vicinity. The records include correspondence, scrapbooks, minutes, announcements, circulars, publications, reports, fiscal records, photographs, newspaper clippings, field notes, manuscripts, tape recordings, phonograph records, drawings, and memorabilia.
The Audubon Society of the District of Columbia was founded on 18 May 1897 "...for the protection and study of birds..." The original by-laws placed governing authority for the Society in a fifteen member Executive Committee which supervised the election of officers, appointed committees, managed finances, and arranged for publications and meetings. Officers of the Society included a President, Honorary Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. When the Society was incorporated in 1947, new by-laws were instituted which abolished the Executive Committee and replaced it with an annually elected Board of Directors. In December 1959, the name of the Society was changed to the Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc. (ANS). In 1969, the Society moved into its headquarters at Woodend, a thirty room mansion on forty acres of land in Chevy Chase, Maryland, which was bequeathed to ANS by Mrs. Chester Wells. The Atlantic Naturalist, the Society's official organ, was published from 1950 to 1976. In 1976, Audubon Naturalist News became the primary ANS publication.
Although the Society was founded "for the protection and study of birds," it has been active in all areas of wildlife protection, the preservation of natural areas, and pollution control. The Society has lobbied for environmental legislation, promoted environmental education, and disseminated environmental information through its publication program. Conservation efforts of the Society have included blocking the construction of highways along the C & O Canal and through Rock Creek and Glover-Archbold parks; the preservation of Dyke Marsh in Virginia; assistance in the formation of the Potomac Valley Conservation and Recreation Council; and the protection of bald and golden eagles.
These records document the history, operation, and activities of the ANS (before 1960, the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia). They also help to illustrate the evolution of the local and national conservation movement; environmental legislation and issues supported by ANS; the development of environmental education; and the natural history of Washington, D. C. and vicinity. The records include correspondence, scrapbooks, minutes, announcements, circulars, publications, reports, fiscal records, photographs, newspaper clippings, field notes, manuscripts, tape recordings, phonograph records, drawings, and memorabilia.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Barnes, Irston R. (Irston Robert)
- Shoemaker, Clarence R.
- Briggs, Shirley A. (Shirley Ann), 1918-2004
- Wells, Chester, Mrs.
- Audubon Society of the District of Columbia
- Woodend Mansion
- Potomac Valley Conservation and Recreation Council
- Atlantic naturalist
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
- Phonograph records
- Black-and-white photographs
- Field notes
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7294, Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States., Records
Series 1SCRAPBOOKS, 1897-1960. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
This collection division consists of eight scrapbooks containing records documenting the organization and early history of the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia (after 1960, the Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc.). The scrapbooks were compiled by the late Society member Joseph S. Wade. Records include correspondence of Society members; minutes of the Society's organizational meeting, 18 May 1897; minutes of Executive Committee and Annual Meetings, 1897-1910; copies of the Society's by-laws; announcements, circulars, and publications; newspaper clippings; original pencil drawings of birds by Robert Ridgway used for the Society's pin; Annual Reports of the Society, 1897-1907; membership lists; and material concerning the Society's Bird Study Class and field outings.
Volume 1 1897-1901. Contains materials documenting the organization and early activities of the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia. Included is correspondence of Elliott Coues, George Miller Sternberg, William Dutcher, Florence A. Merriam, Clinton Hart Merriam, Frank Michler Chapman, Olive T. Miller, Theodore Sherman Palmer, George C. Maynard, Witmer Stone, Francis H. Herrick, and Richard Sylvester; manuscript minutes of the Society's organizational meeting, 18 May 1897; manuscript minutes of Executive Committee meetings; notes on other state Audubon Societies; notes on Society work in the public schools, 1898; Society by-laws; Society circulars and publications; newspaper clippings regarding early activities of the Society; a copy of the Hoar Bill for the Protection of Song Birds, 4 April 1898; and original pencil drawings by Robert Ridgway which were used on the Society's pin.
Volume 2 1897-1907, 1912. Includes manuscript copies of the Annual Report of the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia, 1897-1907; a report of the Audubon Society of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, 1906; Society by-laws; and a publication, "The Bird Classes of the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia, 1898-1912."
Volume 3 1902-1904. Includes correspondence of William Dutcher, Theodore Sherman Palmer, and Francis H. Herrick; manuscript minutes of Executive Committee and general meetings, 1902-1903; circulars and announcements; membership lists; and newspaper and magazine clippings.
Volume 4 1905-1910. Includes correspondence of Henry W. Oldys and Charles Wallace Richmond; newspaper and magazine clippings; manuscript minutes of Executive Committee meetings; Society publications including "Spring in the Capital," by John Burroughs; a list of birds of Chevy Chase, Maryland; and records regarding the Society's Bird Study Class.
Volume 5 1911-1915. Includes newspaper clippings and magazine articles; Society circulars, announcements, and publications; and records regarding the Society's Bird Study Class.
Volume 6 1916-1925. Includes correspondence of Ned Hollister and T. Gilbert Pearson; newspaper and magazine clippings; Society circulars, announcements, and publications; and records regarding the Society's Bird Class and field outings.
Volume 7 1926-1942. Includes correspondence of W. C. Henderson; newspaper clippings; Society circulars and announcements; and records regarding the Society's Bird Class and field outings.
Volume 8 1941-1960. Includes newspaper clippings; Society circulars and announcements; records concerning Society field outings; records of the Society's Library Committee; proposed changes in the Society by-laws; and a membership list, 1948.
Series 2MINUTES, 1901-1976. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
This collection division consists of minutes of Board of Directors (before 1947, the Executive Committee) and Annual Meetings, 1901-1976. Some of the minutes contain Treasurer's records and financial statements. Minutes for 1952, 1953, and 1955 are incomplete; and minutes for 1954 are missing. For other minutes see series 1.
Folder 1 Minutes, 1901-1906
Folder 2 Minutes, 1907-1909
Folder 3 Minutes, 1909-1925
Folder 4 Minutes, 1923-1932
Folder 5 Minutes, 1933-1940
Folder 6 Minutes, 1940-1941
Folder 7 Minutes, 1942
Folder 8 Minutes, 1943
Folder 9 Minutes, 1944
Folder 1 Minutes, 1945
Folder 2 Minutes, 1946
Folder 3 Minutes, 1947
Folder 4 Minutes, 1948
Folder 5 Minutes, 1949
Folder 6 Minutes, 1950
Folder 7 Minutes, 1951
Folder 8 Minutes, January-June, November 1952
Folder 9 Minutes, January-February, November 1953
Folder 10 Minutes, May and December, 1955
Folder 11 Minutes, 1956
Folder 12 Minutes, 1957
Folder 13 Minutes, 1958
Folder 14 Minutes, 1959
Folder 15 Minutes, 1960
Folder 16 Minutes, 1961
Folder 17 Minutes, 1962
Folder 18 Minutes, 1963
Folder 19 Minutes, 1964
Folder 1 Minutes, 1965
Folder 2 Minutes, 1966
Folder 3 Minutes, 1967
Folder 4 Minutes, 1968
Folder 5 Minutes, 1969
Folder 6 Minutes, 1970
Folder 7 Minutes, 1971
Folder 8 Minutes, 1972
Folder 1 Minutes, 1973
Folder 2 Minutes, 1974
Folder 3 Minutes, 1975
Folder 4 Minutes, 1976
Series 3IRSTON R. BARNES CORRESPONDENCE, 1946-1965 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
Irston R. Barnes (1904- ) was President of ANS (before 1960, the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia), 1946-1961 and Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1961-1968.
This collection division consists primarily of correspondence of Barnes during his tenure as ANS President, 1946-1961. The correspondence is both incoming and outgoing and concerns Society administration and activities; ornithological matters; and environmental issues. Correspondents include ANS officers and members; ornithologists and naturalists; conservation organizations; Congressmen and Senators; government agencies; and the general public. Also included are typed copies of articles prepared by Barnes for "The Naturalist," a weekly column that appeared in the Washington Post.
Folder 1 Addison - Audubon Scholarship Committee
Folder 2 Badger - Callison. Correspondents include Paul Bartsch, 1953-1960; Carl W. Buchheister, 1953-1959; Victor H. Cahalane, 1953, 1957, 1959.
Folder 3 Cape May, New Jersey Hawk Shooting Problem, 1952.
Folder 4 Carmichael - Cuthbert. Correspondents include Rachel Carson, 1955, 1958; Clarence Cottam, 1952-1962.
Folder 5 Daiker - Durham. Correspondents include William O. Douglas, 1950, 1954, 1958 and 1960.
Folder 6 Ebert - Fraser
Folder 7 Gabrielson - Guthrie
Folder 8 Hall - Hyde
Folder 9 Interior, Department of - Izaak Walton League
Folder 10 Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary - Kurtze
Folder 11 Lakeman - Lowery. Correspondents include George Hines Lowery, Jr., 1955
Folder 12 McAdoo - National Association of Retired Civil Employees. Correspondents include Waldo Lee McAtee, 1955-1956.
Folder 1 National Audubon Society, 1946-1948, 1952-1960
Folder 2 National Bureau of Standards - Nyberg
Folder 3 Oberholser - Phillips, Estelle
Folder 4 Phillips, Neill, 1953-1959
Folder 5 Potomac Appalachian Trail Club - Quielisch
Folder 6 Radford - Russell
Folder 7 Salzberg - Symons. Correspondents include Alexander Sprunt, Jr., 1955, 1957.
Folder 8 Takoma Park Nature Society - Tyrrell
Folder 9 Updegraff - Zahniser
Folder 10 Unidentified correspondence
Folders 11-12 Typed copies of articles by Barnes for his Washington Post column "The Naturalist," 1962-1965.
Series 4GENERAL FILES, 1902-1978 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
This collection division consists of correspondence, announcements, circulars, publications, photographs, and related materials documenting the administration and activities of ANS (before 1960, the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia), 1902-1978. Included are records dealing with fund raising activities; publicity efforts; educational programs; dinners and meetings; environmental issues; field activities; and Society management. Of special interest is correspondence of Society Presidents John Warren Aldrich, Donald E. McHenry, and Edward F. Rivinus; correspondence of ANS Executive Director Gerald Schneider; materials documenting the C & O Canal hike of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, 1954; and records concerning activities commemorating the Society's seventy-fifth anniversary, 1972.
Folder 1 Aldrich, John Warren. Correspondence as President, 1942-1944
Folder 2 Annual Announcement of Events, 1902-1941
Folder 3 Annual Dinners, 1960-1974
Folder 4 Annual Meeting, 19 June 1977
Folder 5 Audubon Screen Tours, 1945-1947
Folder 6 Awards, 1976
Folder 7 Badges and Stickers, 1956-1966
Folder 8 Biographical information on Society members and staff, 1967-1977
Folder 9 Bird Identification for the Blind Program, 1973
Folder 10 Bird Skin Collection, 1935
Folder 11 By-laws, 1942, 1946 and undated
Folder 12 Cape May, New Jersey Bird Observatory, 1976
Folder 13 Certificate of Incorporation, 1947
Folder 1 Christmas Bird Count, 1944-1945, 1960
Folder 2 Conservation Education Workshop, 1966
Folder 3 Contribution letters, 1970-1977
Folder 4 Douglas C & O Canal Hike, March 1954
Folder 5 Educational Programs, 1966-1967
Folder 6 Environmental Problems Pilot Course, 1971
Folder 7 Executive Director Appointment, 1977-1978
Folder 8 Field Activities, 1958-1966
Folder 9 Foundations, 1969-1970
Folder 10 Fund Raising: Cousteau Evening, March 1977
Folder 11 Fund Raising: "The Darwin Adventure," 1973
Folders 1-3 Fund Raising: Holiday Fair, 1971-1975
Folder 4 Fund Raising: Ideas, 1969-1976
Folders 5-7 Fund Raising: Living Garden Calendar, 1972-1976
Folder 8 Fund Raising: Roger Tory Peterson Benefit, February 1968
Folder 9 Fund Raising: Roger Tory Peterson Weekend, March 1974
Folder 10 Fund Raising: Mrs. Ernest Thompson Seton Benefit, 1967
Folder 11 Fund Raising: Seventy-fifth Anniversary Campaign, 1973-1976
Folder 1 Glover - Archbold Park, undated
Folder 2 Great Dismal Swamp, 1973-1977
Folder 3 Jones Mill Road Widening Project, 1969
Folder 4 Junior Naturalist Program, 1972
Folder 5 Karcher Memorial Slide Collection, 1975-1976
Folder 6 Ladies' Day Seminars, 1970
Folder 7 Letters of Commendation and Thanks, 1970-1972
Folder 8 McHenry, Donald E. Correspondence, 1942-1947. Consists mostly of McHenry's correspondence as President.
Folder 9 Management - Assessment Committee, 1973-1974
Folder 10 Management Studies, 1958-1970
Folder 11 Mason Neck Survey, 1971
Folder 12 Membership lists, 1942-1950
Folder 13 Memorial Day Natural History Weekend, 1974-1975
Folder 14 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1942-1951, 1961-1963
Folder 15 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1953-1975 (Accession 06-168)
Folder 1 Natural History Field School, 1956-1958, 1966-1967
Folder 2 Officer and Director Workshop, October 1971
Folder 3 Outgoing correspondence, 1976-1978
Folder 4 Publicity: Correspondence, 1970-1976 and undated
Folders 5-6 Publicity: Press releases, 1944-1953, 1971-1978 and undated
Folder 7 Publicity: "Weekends at Woodend," 1969-1974
Folder 8 Publicity: Miscellaneous, 1971-1978 and undated
Folder 9 Requests for Conservation Action, 1969-1972
Folder 10 Rivinus, Edward F. Correspondence as President, 1971-1975
Folder 1 Schneider, Gerald. Correspondence as Executive Director, 1969-1971.
Folder 2 Self appraisals and criticism, 1958-1967
Folder 3 Seminars: International Environment, February 1975
Folder 4 Seminars: Land Use, 1976
Folder 5 Seminars: Wildlife as a Reflection of the State of the Environment, 1974
Folders 1-4 Seventy-fifth Anniversary Dinner, 18 May 1972. Includes correspondence, photographs, a tape recording of the proceedings and miscellaneous materials.
Folder 5 Seventy-fifth Anniversary Lunch, November 1972
Folder 6 Silviculture and Forest Management Course, 1973
Folder 7 Slide Collection, 1972, 1974
Folder 8 Testimony and Statements given on Conservation and Environmental Issues, 1969-1970
Folder 9 Turner Gift Memberships, 1974-1975
Folder 10 Villa Rosa Resolution, 4 April 1944
Folders 1-5 "Voice of the Naturalist," 1969-1977
Folder 6 Volunteers, 1969-1975
Folder 7 Washington National Airport Bird Hazard Survey, 1962-1964
Folder 8 Wood Thrush: Designation as Official Bird of the District of Columbia, 1967
Series 5ORGANIZATIONS FILE, 1959-1977 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
This collection division consists of records documenting relations between ANS and other organizations, particularly conservation groups. Of special interest is material dealing with the 1976 referendum on whether the Society should become a chapter of the National Audubon Society.
Folder 1 Citizens' Workshops on Potomac Basin Planning, 1966
Folder 2 Council of Natural History Societies, 1959-1963
Folder 3 Florida Audubon Society, 1970, 1976
Folder 4 Girl Scouts of America, 1969-1974
Folder 5 Junior League of Washington, 1969-1973
Folder 6 Junior League of Washington - Audubon Naturalist Society Environment Study and Action Program, 1971-1974
Folder 1 Maryland Conservation Council, 1970-1977
Folder 2 Maryland Environmental Trust, 1969-1971
Folder 3 Maryland Ornithological Society, 1964-1969, 1973, 1975
Folder 4 Mid-Atlantic Bird Banding Group, 1975-1976
Folder 5 National Audubon Society, 1962, 1965, 1969-1977 and undated
Folders 6-8 National Audubon Society: Audubon Naturalist Society Chapter Status Referendum, 1976
Folder 9 National Capital Area Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., 1969-1972
Folder 10 National Center for Voluntary Action, 1970 and undated
Folder 11 National Council of State Garden Clubs, 1969-1970
Folder 12 Prince Georges County Science Fair, 1971
Folder 13 Rachel Carson Trust for the Living Environment, 1969, 1977
Folder 14 Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, 1977
Folder 15 Smithsonian Naturalist Center, 1976
Series 6EXHIBITS FILE, 1953, 1965, 1969-1977. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
This collection division consists of correspondence, publications, photographs, and related materials documenting exhibits presented by ANS. Of special interest are materials concerning "Washington: City in the Woods," an exhibit presented at the Smithsonian Institution in 1953.
Folder 1 A New Look at Birdbaths, May 1969
Folder 2 Alaska: The 49th State visits Woodend, January 1970
Folders 3-4 America's Wildlife in Porcelain: A Salute to the Bicentennial, April 1976
Folder 5 Art of Christy Chakos, December 1970
Folder 6 Art of Maria Oltman, September 1970
Folder 7 Art of Ferdinand R. Petrie, May 1970
Folder 8 Art of Ferdinand R. Petrie, July 1970
Folder 9 Artists Interpret Ecology, May - June 1971
Folder 10 Bird Carving, 1972-1973
Folder 11 The Birds of Basil Ede, 1965
Folder 12 Cartier's Birds, November 1969
Folder 13 Fashion Show, Bethesda - Chevy Chase High School, May 1971
Folder 14 Industry Forces the Environmental Crisis, November 1971. Proposed exhibit.
Folder 15 Kane's Bird Stamps, June 1970
Folder 16 Land of the Kiwis - New Zealand, January 1975
Folder 1 Montgomery Mall Exhibit, October 1977
Folder 2 Nature in U. S. Postage Stamps, September - October 1976
Folder 3 Nature's a Happening, June 1971
Folders 4-10 The Owls and a Pussycat visit Woodend, 1972-1976. Seven exhibits.
Folder 11 Steuben Glass, May 1975
Folders 12-14 Washington: City in the Woods, May 1953
Folder 15 Exhibits and displays away from Woodend, 1972-1977
Series 7COMMITTEE FILES, 1937-1978. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
This collection division consists of correspondence, reports, notes and related materials created by various committees of ANS, 1937-1978. Committees represented by records include the Archives Committee, the Audit Committee, the Committee on Appraisal of the Atlantic Naturalist, the Conservation Committee, the Exhibits Committee, the Field Trip Audit Committee, the Finance Committee, the Lecture Committee, the Membership Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Program Committee, and the Publications Committee.
Folder 1 Committees, general, 1942-1947, 1962-1963, 1971-1972
Folder 2 Archives Committee, 1971-1973
Folder 3 Audit Committee, 1948-1963
Folder 4 Committee on Appraisal of the Atlantic Naturalist, 1958
Folders 5-7 Conservation Committee, 1964-1977
Folder 1 Exhibits Committee, 1970-1975
Folder 2 Field Trip Audit Committee, 1958
Folder 3 Finance Committee, 1958-1959
Folders 4-9 Lecture Committee, 1950-1962
Folders 1-5 Lecture Committee, 1963-1967
Folders 1-2 Lecture Committee, 1968-1969
Folder 3 Library Committee, 1937-1944, 1960
Folders 4-5 Membership Committee, 1964-1970
Folder 6 Membership Committee. Membership Drive, 1971
Folder 7 Membership Committee. Statistics
Folder 1 Membership Committee. Miscellaneous
Folders 2-3 Nominating Committee, 1942-1943, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1971-1977
Folder 4 Program Committee, 1970-1975
Folder 5 Program Committee. Bird Identification Lecture Series, 1973-1974
Folders 6-10 Program Committee. Lecture Series, 1968-1976.
Folder 11 Program Committee. Photography Workshop, 1972-1978.
Folder 12 Publications Committee, 1967-1976 and undated
Series 8FISCAL RECORDS, 1964-1980.
This collection division consists of materials dealing with the Society's budget, 1968-1969, 1974-1975 and financial statements prepared by the Society's accountant, 1964-1980.
Folder 1 Budget, FY 1968
Folder 2 Budget, FY 1969
Folder 3 Budget, FY 1974
Folder 4 Budget, Quarterly Reports, FY 1974
Folder 5 Budget, FY 1975
Folder 6 Budget, Quarterly Reports, FY 1975
Folder 7 Financial Statement, 1964-1965
Folder 8 Financial Statement, 1965-1966
Folder 9 Financial Statement, 1966-1967
Folder 10 Financial Statement, 1967-1968
Folder 11 Financial Statement, 1968-1969
Folder 12 Financial Statement, 1969-1970
Folder 13 Financial Statement, 1970-1971
Folder 14 Financial Statement, 1971-1972
Folder 15 Financial Statement, 1972-1973
Folder 16 Financial Statement, 1973-1974
Folder 17 Financial Statement, 1974-1975
Folder 18 Financial Statement, 1975-1976
Folder 19 Financial Statement, 1976-1977
Folder 20 Financial Statement, 1977-1978
Folder 21 Financial Statement, 1978-1979
Folder 22 Financial Statement, 1979-1980
Series 9WOODEND FILES, 1967-1977 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
This collection division consists of correspondence, fiscal records, committee files, publications and related materials documenting the history and operations of ANS headquarters, Woodend, 1967-1977.
Folder 1 Birdhouse Exhibit, 1971
Folder 2 Calendar of Events, 1968-1971
Folder 3 Colony Construction Corporation Proposal, 1969-1970
Folder 4 Committees, 1968-1969
Folder 5 Contractors and Suppliers, 1968-1976
Folder 6 Entrance work required by Montgomery County, 1970-1971
Folder 7 Financial Statements, 1968-1969
Folder 8 Flora and Fauna Committee, 1975
Folder 9 Garden Club Support, 1975-1976
Folder 10 Greenhouse, 1974-1975
Folder 11 Grounds Committee, 1968-1969
Folder 12 Grounds Committee, 1976-1977
Folder 13 Habercom Agreement, 1968
Folder 14 Herb Garden, 1973
Folder 15 History, 1974-1976 and undated
Folder 16 Kennard and Kennard, Architects, 1970, 1972
Folder 17 Montgomery County, Maryland, 1968, 1971
Folder 18 National Home Fashions League proposals for refurnishing, 1976-1977
Folders 19-20 Outside use of Woodend, 1971-1977
Folder 21 Renovations, interior, 1971, 1975
Folder 22 Suggestions, 1967-1968
Folder 23 Tractor, mower, plow, 1969-1973
Folder 24 Woodend Committee, 1968-1970
Folder 25 Woodend Pond Project, 1972
Folder 26 Miscellaneous, 1967-1971
Series 10ATLANTIC NATURALIST FILES, 1948-1980.
In 1946, the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia began publication of a mimeographed newsletter called "The Wood Thrush." It was put into journal form in 1948 and renamed Atlantic Naturalist in 1950. The journal ceased publication in 1976. Editors of Atlantic Naturalist, and its predecessor "The Wood Thrush" included Shirley A. Briggs, 1949-1969; Gale Monson, 1969-1971; and Ben O. Osborn, 1971-1976.
This collection division documents the publication of Atlantic Naturalist, and its predecessor "The Wood Thrush", 1948-1976. The records consist primarily of general correspondence, 1948-1971; advertising records, 1948-1971; and subscription records, 1951-1968. Also included are records concerning the suspension of publication, 1977-1980.
Folder 1 General correspondence, 1948-1971. Abbott - Averett
Folder 2 General correspondence, 1948-1971. Bailey - Buckalew
Folder 3 General correspondence, 1948-1971. Cade - Dyke
Folder 4 General correspondence, 1948-1971. Einhorn - Grymes
Folder 5 General correspondence, 1948-1971. Haase - Huston
Folder 6 General correspondence, 1948-1971. Ingles - Lynch
Folder 7 General correspondence, 1948-1971. McAtee - Powell
Folder 1 General correspondence, 1948-1971. Ratcliff- Rutledge
Folder 2 General correspondence, 1948-1971. Saunders - Sysak
Folder 3 General correspondence, 1948-1971. Taylor - Trevor
Folder 4 General correspondence, 1948-1971. Uible - Zeleny
Folders 5-6 Advertising, 1948-1964
Folder 1 Advertising, 1965-1971
Folder 2 Back Issue Orders, 1949-1969
Folder 3 Book Reviews, 1949, 1954, 1959-1969
Folder 4 Circulation and Publicity, 1949-1955
Folder 1 Opinions on the Atlantic Naturalist, 1951
Folders 2-3 Reprint requests, 1953-1968
Folder 4 Special mailings, 1954-1967
Folders 5-7 Subscribers, 1951-1957
Folders 1-11 Subscribers, 1958-1968
Folder 12 Suspension of publication, 1977-1980
Series 11PHOTOGRAPHS, 1918-1964 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
This collection division consists primarily of photographs of Society members and Society outings. Of special interest are photographs of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas during his C & O Canal hike, 1954.
Folder 1 American Ornithologists Union: Group photograph, undated
Folder 2 Annual picnic, Lebanon, Virginia, undated
Folder 3 Audubon Seal: photographs of seal and Robert Ridgway drawing used for the seal
Folder 4 Barnes, Irston, undated
Folder 5 Besson, Adele, undated
Folder 6 Bingham, Millicent Todd, 1960
Folder 7 Birds
Folder 8 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, undated
Folder 9 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Reunion Hike, 1961
Folder 10 Difficult Run, 11 May 1922
Folder 11 Douglas, William O.: Photographs of Douglas on C & O Canal Hike, 1954
Folder 12 Howard, Leland Ossian, undated
Folder 13 International Ornithologists Congress XIII, June 1962: Photographs of outings held by the Society
Folder 14 Lanman House, Washington, D. C., 1956
Folder 15 Outings: Airport Marsh, undated
Folder 16 Outings: Anacostia River, 4 August 1929
Folder 17 Outings: Arcturus, Virginia, 30 April 1932
Folder 18 Outings: Arlington, Virginia, 24 May 1919
Folder 19 Outings: Arlington, Virginia Experimental Farm, 16 April 1932
Folder 20 Outings: Black Pond, Virginia, 22 May 1920
Folder 21 Outings: Braddock Heights, Maryland, 14 July 1929
Folder 22 Outings: Cabin John, Maryland, 7 May 1939
Folder 23 Outings: College Park, Maryland, 27 May 1933
Folder 24 Outings: Columbia Island, Washington, D. C. 28 September 1930
Folder 25 Outings: The Island, 1922-1923
Folder 26 Outings: Luray Caverns, Virginia, 1961
Folder 27 Outings: Mineshoe Island, Maryland, 11 September 1932
Folder 28 Outings: Virginia Highlands, Virginia, 8 June 1920
Folder 29 Outings: Wildflower Society of Washington, D. C., 1920, 1922 and undated
Folder 30 Outings: Unidentified, 1918-1919, 1934 and undated
Folder 31 Potomac River, undated
Folder 32 Roger Tory Peterson Bird Walk, March 1951. Photographs by J. Donald Sutherland.
Folder 33 Unidentified meeting, undated
Folder 34 Unidentified people, undated
Folder 35 Van Meter, Sallie and Mary, undated
Folder 36 Wetmore, Alexander. Presentation of Paul Bartsch Award to Wetmore, 30 October 1964.
Series 12NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND OBITUARIES, 1905-1916, 1940-1978 AND UNDATED.
Folder 1 Newspaper clippings, 1905-1916
Folder 2 Newspaper clippings, 1940-1949
Folder 3 Newspaper clippings, 1950-1959
Folder 4 Newspaper clippings, 1960-1969
Folder 5 Newspaper clippings, 1970-1978
Folder 6 Newspaper clippings, undated
Folder 7 Obituaries, circa 1950s-1960s
Series 13CLARENCE R. SHOEMAKER PAPERS, 1893-1943 AND UNDATED.
Clarence R. Shoemaker (1874-1958) was a staff member of the Division of Marine Invertebrates, United States National Museum from 1910 to 1944. He joined the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia in 1907 and remained a member until his death.
This collection division consists of field notes kept by Shoemaker on outings in the Washington, D. C. area, 1918-1920; photographs and glass plate negatives taken by Shoemaker, including pictures of Society members and outings; pencil drawings of botanical subjects; and Society memorabilia.
Folder 1 Field notes, 1918-1920. Notes kept by Shoemaker on field trips in the Washington, D. C. area, including outings of the Society. Most of the notes are botanical or ornithological.
Folders 2-7 Botanical photographs, 1920-1922 and undated. Consists of photographs of the flora of the Washington, D. C. area.
Folders 1-5 Botanical photographs, 1920-1922 and undated
Folder 6 Photographs of Society outings and members, 1910, 1919, 1934 and undated
Folder 7 Photographs of unidentified people, 1910-1911, 1917 and undated
Folder 8 Miscellaneous photographs, 1893, 1897, 1919, 1922 and undated. Includes scenes of the Washington, D. C. area; a photograph of Shoemaker; and a photograph of the Smithsonian International Exchange Office, circa 1900.
Folder 9 Glass plate negatives of early Society outings, undated
Folder 10 Pencil drawings of plants and leaves, 1923 and undated
Folder 11 Society memorabilia, circa 1908-1943. Includes correspondence, announcements, circulars, newspaper clippings and publications.
Series 14PAPERS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WASHINGTON, D. C. AND VICINITY, 1934-1936 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
This collection division consists of unpublished papers on the flora and fauna of the Washington, D. C. area which were prepared by local naturalists and presented before the Biological Society of Washington between 1933 and 1935. A plan to publish the papers in a volume on the Natural History of Washington, D. C. never materialized. It is unclear how the papers came to the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia. Also included are correspondence and notes concerning the papers.
Folder 1 Harry Ardell Allard. "Dermoptera and Orthoptera of the District of Columbia," undated.
Folder 2 Vernon Orlando Bailey. "Ecology of the District of Columbia," undated.
Folder 3 J. E. Benedict, Jr. "Ferns of the District of Columbia," 1937.
Folder 4 Sidney Fay Blake. "The Autumn Flowers of the District of Columbia and Vicinity," 1935.
Folder 5 Roland William Brown. "Fossil Plants from the District of Columbia and Vicinity," undated.
Folder 6 Austin H. Clark. "Our Local Butterflies," 7 April 1934.
Folder 7 Nelson Horatio Darton. "Geology of the Washington Region," 1936. Includes correspondence, photographs, and a newspaper clipping on Darton.
Folder 8 Charles W. Gilmore. "Fossil Animals in the District of Columbia," undated.
Folder 9 Alvah Godding. "Trees Indigenous to the District of Columbia and Vicinity," undated. Includes photographs.
Folder 10 Samuel Frederick Hildebrand. "The Fishes of the District of Columbia," undated. Includes letter from Leonard Peter Schultz to Egbert Hamilton Walker (1-30-50) regarding the manuscript.
Folder 11 Albert Spear Hitchcock. "Grasses of the District of Columbia and Vicinity," undated.
Folder 12 Arthur Holmes Howell. "Mammals of the District of Columbia and Vicinity," undated.
Folder 13 Joseph Burton Kincer. "The Climate of the District of Columbia and Vicinity," undated.
Folder 14 Phoebe Knappen. "The Washington Monument - Once Again A Bird Menace," undated.
Folder 15 Louis C. C. Krieger. "A Contribution to the Knowledge of the Fleshy Fungi of the District of Columbia and Vicinity," undated.
Folder 16 Emery Clarence Leonard. "The Mosses of the District of Columbia and Vicinity," undated.
Folder 17 Curtis F. Marbut. "Soils of the District of Columbia and Vicinity," 7 April 1934.
Folder 18 Harry Church Oberholser. "Water Birds of the District of Columbia and Vicinity." Delivered before the Biological Society of Washington, 10 March 1934.
Folder 19 John Albert Stevenson. "The Fungi of the District of Columbia and its Environs," undated.
Folder 20 Merton B. Waite. "Plant Ecology of the District of Columbia and Vicinity." Delivered before the Biological Society of Washington, 24 March 1934.
Folder 21 Alexander Wetmore. "The Land Birds of the Washington Region," undated.
Folder 22 Correspondence and notes regarding the papers, 1936, 1950.
Series 15SHIRLEY A. BRIGGS PAPERS, 1948-1976 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
Shirley A. Briggs (1918- ) served as Editor of the Atlantic Naturalist, 1949-1969 and Vice-President for Publications, 1956-1969. She was also a member of the Board of Directors, 1948-1949. In 1972, she was presented the Society's Paul Bartsch Award.
This collection division consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, notes, and related materials concerning Atlantic Naturalist business; Society affairs; and conservation issues. Of special interest are materials documenting ANS activities held in conjunction with the XIII International Ornithological Congress, 1962.
Folder 1 Allerton Park, Illinois, 1967-1968
Folder 2 American Ornithologists Union, 1961-1962
Folder 3 Audubon Lecture Series, 1958-1962
Folder 4 Bald Eagle, 1961-1966
Folder 5 Bird and Animal Control, 1960-1969
Folder 6 Central Intelligence Agency: opposition to building headquarters at Langley, Virginia, 1955-56.
Folder 7 City Planning, 1960-1963 and undated
Folder 1 Collins, Henry H. Jr. Review of Bent, 1960
Folders 2-3 Dyke Marsh, Virginia, 1952, 1955, 1959-1965 and undated
Folder 4 Echo Park, 1955
Folder 5 Everglades, 1966-1967
Folders 6-7 Florida Barge Canal, 1965-1970 and undated
Folder 1 Forest Conservation Society of America, 1953
Folder 2 Freeways, 1967-1972
Folder 3 General correspondence, 1952-1970. Abbott - Banks
Folder 4 General correspondence, 1952-1970. Irston R. Barnes, 1955, 1960-1964
Folder 5 General correspondence, 1952-1970. Bartsch - Burns
Folder 6 General correspondence, 1952-1970. Cadbury - Duddleson
Folder 1 General correspondence, 1952-1970. Eastman - Fuller
Folder 2 General correspondence, 1952-1970. Garciadiego - Johnson
Folder 3 General correspondence, 1952-1970. Kaestner - Lyons
Folder 4 General correspondence, 1952-1970. Maasland - Myers
Folder 5 General correspondence, 1952-1970. National Parks Association - Rydzewski
Folder 1 General correspondence, 1952-1970. Sandine - Swick
Folder 2 General correspondence, 1952-1970. Tanner - Vollmer
Folder 3 General correspondence, 1952-1970. Wade - Ziegler
Folder 4 General correspondence, 1952-1970. Unidentified
Folder 5 Glover - Archvold Park, 1948, 1953, 1964, and undated
Folder 6 Golden Eagle, 1960-1965
Folder 7 Great Falls, 1967-1968
Folder 8 Hunting Creek, Virginia, 1964-1970
Folders 1-4 International Ornithological Congress XIII, June 1962
Folder 5 Little Falls Park, 1968 and undated
Folder 6 Merrywood Estate, 1963
Folder 7 National Parks, 1950-1961 and undated
Folder 8 Pennyfield Sewer Construction, 1968
Folder 1 Potomac River, 1968-1971, 1976 and undated
Folder 2 Potomac River, miscellaneous
Folder 3 Potomac River Basin, 1957-1963
Folders 4-5 Potomac Valley Conservation and Recreation Council, 1954-1973
Folder 1 Prince William Forest Park, Virginia, 1968
Folder 2 River Bend Dam, 1962-1963 and undated
Folder 3 Roads and Bridges, 1953-1954 and undated
Folder 4 Smith Island, Virginia, 1969
Folder 5 Three Sisters Bridge, 1968-1972 and undated
Folder 6 Wild Rivers, 1965-1966
Folder 7 Wilderness Society, 1956-1957
Series 16MISCELLANY, 1901-1978 AND UNDATED.
Folder 1 Bird sighting statistics, 1968-1969 and undated
Folder 2 Check lists of birds seen at Lebanon, Virginia (Paul Bartsch's property), 1944-1955
Folder 3 Osprey Company. Outgoing correspondence, 1901-1902. Consists of outgoing correspondence of Paul Bartsch as Associate Editor of Osprey Magazine.
Folder 4 Phonograph record. "Spot Announcement", Audubon Society of the District of Columbia, 1958.
Folder 5 Quail Census conducted by the Metropolitan Police Department, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1928.
Folder 6 Radio scripts, undated
Folder 7 Stewart, Robert E. "Ecological Associations of Birds at the Patuxent Research Refuge," 1958.
Folder 8 Styron, Elizabeth. Journal containing notes on birds observed on Society outings, 1913-1917.
Folder 9 Tape recording of CBS News interview with Gale Monson and Gerald Schneider, January 1970.
Folder 10 Wade, Joseph Sanford. "Found Fame Fighting Insects," undated. Biographical memoir of Leland Ossian Howard.
Folder 11 Audubon Naturalist News, January 1975 - December 1978. Microfilm. Located in microfilm cabinet.