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

Accession 93-039

American Ornithologists' Union

Records, circa 1984-1991

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: American Ornithologists' Union
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1984-1991
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 93-039
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of an addition to the records of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU). It includes the records created by Stephen M. Russell in his capacity as Secretary of the AOU, 1984-1991. Materials include administrative subject files and annual meeting files.

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This accession consists of an addition to the records of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU). It includes the records created by Stephen M. Russell in his capacity as Secretary of the AOU, 1984-1991. Materials include administrative subject files and annual meeting files.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-039, American Ornithologists' Union, Records

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Container List

Box 1

American Institute of Biological Science (AIBS) - Reports to Council, from AIBS Representative, 1989, 1990, 1991

Box 1 of 3

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Reports to Council, from AAAS Representative, 1990

Box 1 of 3

Association of Systematics Collections (ASC) - Reports to Council, from ASC Representative, 1989, 1990, 1991

Box 1 of 3

The Auk - Reports to Council, from Auk Editor, plus some correspondence, 1989-1991

Box 1 of 3

Bleitz Award - Correspondence regarding establishment of award, up to 1/1989

Box 1 of 3

Boyer - Regarding Margaret Morse Nice Research Fund

Box 1 of 3

Budget - Proposed budgets for 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991

Box 1 of 3

Bylaws - Actions, changes, 1987-1991

Box 1 of 3

Career Opportunities Brochure - 1989, three copies

Box 1 of 3

Carnes - Regarding Carnes Award, 1988, 1989

Box 1 of 3

Committee Descriptions - 1988 charges to Committees (as established by Council)

Box 1 of 3

Committee Appointments, 1988-1991

Box 1 of 3

Committee: Advertising and Sales, 1988-1991

Box 1 of 3

Archives - Report to Council, 1989 (no report in 1990, 1991)

Box 1 of 3

Biography - Report to Council, 1988-1991

Box 1 of 3

Bird Collections - Report to Council, 1989, 1990, 1991

Box 1 of 3

Brewster/Coues Awards - Report to Council, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991

Box 1 of 3

Classification and Nomenclature - Report to Council, 1989-1991

Box 1 of 3

Conservation - Reports to Council, 1989, 1990, 1991

Box 1 of 3

Endowment - Report to Council, 1990

Box 1 of 3

Finance - Report to Council, 1989, 1990

Box 1 of 3

International Center for Birds of Prey (ICBP) - Report to Council, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991

Box 1 of 3

Local Committees - Report to Council, 1989, 1990, 1991

Box 1 of 3

Membership - Report to Council, 1989, 1991 (missing 1990)

Box 1 of 3

Memorials - Report to Council, 1988-1991

Box 1 of 3

Nomination Correspondence and Honorary Fellows - Reports to Council; includes acceptances

Box 1 of 3

Committee: Nomination Fellows and Elective Members - Reports to Council, 1989, 1990, 1991

Box 1 of 3

Committee: Ornithological Societies of North America (OSNA) Oversight - Reports to Council, 1987-1990

Box 1 of 3

Committee: Pan American Affairs - Reports to Council, 1990, 1991

Box 1 of 3

Committee: Publications - Report to Council, 1991 (no reports in 1989, 1990)

Box 1 of 3

Committee: Public Responsibility - Reports to Council, 1989, 1991

Box 1 of 3

Committee: Red-cockaded Woodpecker - Report to Council, 1990

Box 1 of 3

Committee: Research Awards - Reports to Council, 1988-1991

Box 1 of 3

Committee: Resolutions - Reports to Council, 1989, 1990, 1991

Box 1 of 3

Committee: Special Affairs - North American Bird Biographies (became Birds of North America project, 1991)

Box 1 of 3

Committee: Student Awards - Reports to Council, 1989, 1990, 1991

Box 1 of 3

Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1988-1991

Box 1 of 3

Council Meeting, 1991 - Secretary's copy: committee reports presented at meeting, signed copy of Secretary's minutes of that meeting

Box 1 of 3

Elective Members, 1990 - Acceptance letters from those elected in 1990

Box 1 of 3

Elective Members, 1991 - Acceptance letters from those elected in 1991

Box 1 of 3

Elective Members Nominations, 1991 - Nominations, ballot count, biographical information

Box 1 of 3

Elected Members and Fellows (EM & F) Mailing, 1990 - Materials sent to Fellows, Elected Members for vote on Elective Members

Box 1 of 3

EM & F Mailing, 1989 - Materials sent to Fellows, Elected Members for vote on Elective Members

Box 1 of 3

EM Election - copies of ballots, biographical data for 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988

Box 1 of 3

EM - Lists, 1988-1991 - lists of Elective members - series of updates

Box 1 of 3

Executive Committee (EC) - results of the EC considerations, 1989-1991

Box 1 of 3

Fellows Meeting/F & EM, 1990 - signed minutes, announcement of meeting, election results for Fellows, letters of acceptance from those elected

Box 1 of 3

Fellows Meeting, 1991 - minutes, announcement of annual Fellows meeting, nomination forms, results of voting, acceptance letters from those elected

Box 1 of 3

Fellows Lists, 1988-1991 - series of updated lists during this period

Box 1 of 3

Finances, 1988-1991 - Statements; reports of investing trustees (partial)

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Grants, Awards, Prizes - Brochure: First Edition 1987, 2nd Edition 1989

Box 2 of 3

Investing Trustees - Reports to Council, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991

Box 2 of 3

International Ornithological Congress - Miscellaneous correspondence regarding 1990 meeting in New Zealand

Box 2 of 3

Jenkinson (AOU Treasurer) - Miscellaneous correspondence, much between Secretary (Russell) and Treasurer (Jenkinson), 1989-1991

Box 2 of 3

Kessel (President-Elect) - Miscellaneous correspondence, much between Secretary (Russell) and President-Elect (Kessel), 1990-1991

Box 2 of 3

Stated Meeting, 1991 - Announcement, program, abstracts

Box 2 of 3

Miscellaneous, 1985, 1986, regarding Fellows Meeting - Original meeting announcement, agenda

Box 2 of 3

Monographs - Editors reports to Council, 1990, 1991

Box 2 of 3

Monroe - Miscellaneous correspondence between Secretary (Russell) and President-Elect and President (1990-1991)

Box 2 of 3

Nominations, 1990 - Correspondence, ballots, nominees' statements

Box 2 of 3

Nominations, 1991 - Correspondence, ballots, nominee's statements

Box 2 of 3

Ornithological Council - Report to AOU Council proposing formation, 1991

Box 2 of 3

OSNA (Ornithological Societies of North America)

Box 2 of 3

OSNA - Annual Reports to Council from OSNA Director, 1985-1991

Box 2 of 3

OSNA - Miscellaneous correspondence of Secretary and OSNA Director, 1988-1991

Box 2 of 3

Planning - Summary of unofficial session of Council in 1988

Box 2 of 3

Proceedings, 1991 - Correspondence, copy, proofs leading to 1991 Proceedings

Box 2 of 3

Program Coordinator - Duties of Program Coordinator (an Assistant to the Secretary)

Box 2 of 3

Publications Brochure - Copy of the 1989 brochure

Box 2 of 3

Schreiber - Copies of miscellaneous correspondence regarding establishment of Schreiber Fund, 1988, 1989

Box 2 of 3

Secretary's Duties - List as prepared by Secretary Dennis Power in 1984 and in 1991 by Russell

Box 2 of 3

Secretary's Report - Secretary's reports to the AOU Council, 1986-1991

Box 2 of 3

Species Accounts - NABB (North American Bird Biographies) Guidelines for authors, 1987, prepared by Peter Stettenheim

Box 2 of 3

Student Awards - 1988, Recipients 1987, 1988

Box 2 of 3

Woolfenden - Miscellaneous correspondence between Secretary (Russell) and President- Elect and President Woolfenden, 1988-1990

Box 2 of 3

Bylaws - Correspondence and changes, 1986

Box 2 of 3

Council minutes 1988 - Official signed copy, plus notes, revisions, etc.

Box 2 of 3

Nominations, officers - 1989: nominee's statements; results of balloting

Box 2 of 3

Committee Appointments, 1986-1988

Box 2 of 3

Committee, Scientific Program, 1988, 1989

Box 2 of 3

Council Minutes, 1989 - Original meeting notes, drafts, final signed copy

Box 2 of 3

Brewster and Coues Awards, 1986, 1987, 1988 - Miscellaneous correspondence, citations

Box 2 of 3

AOU-Tucson Audubon Tour - 1985 Post meeting tour of South-eastern Arizona: participants, receipts, accounting

Box 2 of 3

Bylaws, 1986, 1987 - Correspondence and revisions

Box 2 of 3

Circular of Information, 1987 - Regarding Stated meeting; miscellaneous correspondence, drafts

Box 2 of 3

Council Minutes, 1987 - Signed minutes, notes from meeting, agenda

Box 2 of 3

Council Minutes, 1988 - Signed minutes, no notes but includes committee reports to the Council

Box 2 of 3

Council Minutes and Agenda, 1989 - Includes AOU Committee reports to the Council, agenda, and copy of Minutes

Box 2 of 3

Council Minutes and Agenda, 1990 - Includes AOU Committee reports to the Council, agenda, and signed copy of minutes

Box 2 of 3

Fellows and Elective Members Meeting, 1987 - Signed Minutes, original notes, Elective Member biographical information, ballot

Box 2 of 3

EM Nominations, 1988 - File of those nominated but not eligible for election

Box 2 of 3

EM Nominations, 1989 - Nominees' biographical information; acceptances of those elected

Box 2 of 3

Fellows Meeting, 1987 - Minutes; also of meetings in 1983-1986

Box 2 of 3

Fellows Meeting, 1988 - Minutes, voting on new Fellows

Box 2 of 3

Fellows Meeting, 1989 - Minutes, voting on new Fellows

Box 2 of 3

F/EM Mailing, 1988 - Includes CV's of nominees, announcement of meeting

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Lists, 1987, 1988 - Of Honorary and Corresponding Fellows, Council, new Fellows, new Elective Members, Committees

Box 3 of 3

Lists, 1988 - Of Honorary and Corresponding Fellows, Council, new Fellows, new Elective Members, Committees

Box 3 of 3

Meetings, Stated, 1987 - Statistics, finances, list of registrants, general session, Secretary's Report

Box 3 of 3

Meetings, Stated, 1988 - Planning, announcement, program, abstracts, minutes

Box 3 of 3

Meetings, Stated, 1989 - Planning, announcement, program, Auklet

Box 3 of 3

Proceedings, 1989 - Original Copy, proofs, correspondence with Allen Press

Box 3 of 3

Meetings, Stated, 1990 - Announcement, program, Abstracts, Auklet

Box 3 of 3

Proceedings, 1986 - Original minutes, proofs, correspondence with Allen Press

Box 3 of 3

Proceedings, 1987 - Original minutes, proofs, correspondence with Allen Press

Box 3 of 3

Proceedings, 1988 - Original minutes, proofs, correspondence with Allen Press

Box 3 of 3

Program, Abstract, 1987 - Regarding 1987 meeting, San Francisco: announcement, program, abstract, some preliminary correspondence with Local Committee

Box 3 of 3

Program Announcement, 1988 - Announcement, Program, Abstracts

Box 3 of 3

Secretary's Expenses - 1985, 1986, 1987, through September 1988; Secretary's expense records, including receipts

Box 3 of 3

AOU Meeting Notebook - Prepared by Treasurer Marion Jenkinson, February 1986; Guidelines for planning meetings; Contains info from Local Committees for 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985; This was not kept up to date

Box 3 of 3

Lists, 1989 - Lists of Fellows, Elective Members, Honorary and Corresponding Fellows, Council, newly elected members

Box 3 of 3

Membership brochures - One sample (about 1987)

Box 3 of 3

Meeting, Business (Members) - 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991; Includes Secretary's report to Members, Minutes, ballots of 1991 Elective Councilors

Box 3 of 3