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Finding Aids to Records of Professional Societies in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-159

American Ornithologists' Union

Records, circa 1956-1961, with material from 1936

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: American Ornithologists' Union
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1956-1961, with material from 1936
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 96-159
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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."

Descriptive Entry

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."

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-159, American Ornithologists' Union, Records

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Container List

Box 1

AOU (American Ornithologists' Union) Fellows, c. 1956-1959

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AOU bequests, Patrons, Endowment drive, c. 1958-1959

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President's correspondence, 1958-1959

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Ad hoc committee on Auk style costs, c. 1957-1959

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New editor of the Auk, 1959

Box 1 of 1

Handbook of North American Birds, c. 1949-1959

Box 1 of 1

Handbook, 1948-1958

Box 1 of 1

Suppression of 8 names of birds, 1955

Box 1 of 1

Charles Darwin book review, c. 1956-1961

Box 1 of 1

Peters-grallinidae, undated

Box 1 of 1

Science letters to the editor re evolution, 1961

Box 1 of 1

Classification of red-tipped pardalotes, undated

Box 1 of 1

1957 annual meeting at Cape May, President's welcome and dinner speech

Box 1 of 1

Auk editor, 1957-1959

Box 1 of 1

AOU conservation matters, c. 1954, 1957

Box 1 of 1

Old committees, 1956-1957

Box 1 of 1

Russian invitation, 1958

Box 1 of 1

Handbook financing, 1956-1957

Box 1 of 1

1958 New York meeting, 1958

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Hungarian relief; 1957-1958

Box 1 of 1

Van Tyne Memorial Award, 1957-1959

Box 1 of 1

Application to Mrs. Tucker for Handbook, 1956-1957

Box 1 of 1

AOU finished business, 1957-1958 (not including committees or handbook)

Box 1 of 1

Grace Murphy business, 1953-1954

Box 1 of 1

Old File, 1936-1945

Box 1 of 1

New material, correspondence, committees, etc., c. 1954-1957

Box 1 of 1

AOU business completed before September 1, 1956

Box 1 of 1

AOU change of by-laws, 1955

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Auk editorship, old, c. 1933-1947

Box 1 of 1

AOU application to National Science Foundation, 1958

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Finished business, 1957-1958

Box 1 of 1

Annual meeting, Denver, 1955-1956

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Annual meeting, Cape May, 1957

Box 1 of 1

Completed business, September 1956 to September 1957

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