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

Accession 12-187

American Ornithologists' Union

Records, 1950-2000

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: American Ornithologists' Union
Title: Records
Dates: 1950-2000
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 12-187
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of treasurer's records from the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU). Most materials date to the tenure of Marion Jenkinson (Treasurer, 1985-1993). Some items are from the tenures of Frederick Halsey Sheldon (Treasurer, 1993-2000) and Jeffrey D. Brawn (Treasurer, 2000-2005). These records contain correspondence, reports, budget and financial information, fundraising records, insurance materials, publications information, records regarding relationships with professional organizations, and awards information and correspondence. Materials include correspondence, reports, financial documents, and publications.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of treasurer's records from the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU). Most materials date to the tenure of Marion Jenkinson (Treasurer, 1985-1993). Some items are from the tenures of Fred Sheldon (Treasurer, 1993-2000) and Jeff Brawn (Treasurer, 2000-2005). These records contain correspondence, reports, budget and financial information, fundraising records, insurance materials, publications information, records regarding relationships with professional organizations, and awards information and correspondence. Materials include correspondence, reports, financial documents, and publications.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 4/9/2008 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-187, American Ornithologists' Union, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Correspondence and lists: Auk exchanges and gratis copies, 1991-1992

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Correspondence and forms: Insurance on publications stored at Allen Press, 1973-1993

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Correspondence: Sponsored subscriptions and memberships, 1990-1991

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Insurance policies, 1991-1998

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Correspondence and documents: Patron status, 1965-1993

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Correspondence: Setting a minimum amount for a donation to become a named fund, 1987-1988

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Correspondence and documents: Bowdish Bequest, 1963-2000

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Correspondence and documents: Marion Jenkinson Mengel Bequest, 1994-1997

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Correspondence: Donation from Charles and Frances Sibley, 2000

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Correspondence: Fundraising efforts (including the Second Century Campaign), 1986-1992

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Correspondence and donation records: Second Century Campaign, 1986-1989

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Correspondence: 6th and 7th Editions of the Checklist, 1974-1998

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Correspondence: "Guidelines for Use of Wild Birds in Research" and reprints of 1975 and 1988 Auk Supplements, 1975-1988

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Correspondence: "Career Opportunities in Ornithology" produced by American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) and published in American Birds (1989), 1974-1990

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Correspondence and committee reports: Brewster and Coues Awards, 1973-1993

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Correspondence: Coues Award, 1992-1998

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Correspondence: Student membership awards and lists of awardees, 1962-1994

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Correspondence with Brewster Award recipients, 1965-1994

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Correspondence: Files held by Marion Jenkinson, 1994-1995

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Correspondence and documents: Miscellaneous, 1987-1991

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Documents: Budget, 1995-1996; Treasurer's report to Council, 1994-1995

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Documents: Budget, 1994-1995

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Documents: Budget, 1993-1994

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Documents: Budget, 1992-1993

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Documents: Budget, 1991-1992

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Documents: Budget, 1990-1991

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Documents and Treasurer's report to Council, 1993-1994 through 1998-1999 fiscal years

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Documents and Treasurer's report to Council, 1985-1986 through 1992-1993 fiscal years

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Correspondence: Reprint royalties, 1990-1998

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Correspondence and contracts: University Microfilms (royalties), 1950-1998

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Investment statements: Scudder Funds, 1992-1993

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Correspondence and reports: Investing Trustees, 1990-1994

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Correspondence: Transfers of funds from endowment to operating account, 1989-1996

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Correspondence: Transfers of funds from operating account to endowment, 1990-1997

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Documents: Establishment of Ornithological Council and donation records, 1990-1993

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Reports of AOU representatives to Association of Systematic Collections and associated documents, 1981-1993

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Correspondence: AOU assistance to Neotropical Ornithological Society, 1988-1990

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Reports of AOU representative to American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1965-1998

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Documents and correspondence: United Conservation Alliance, 1991

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Documents and correspondence: Coalition for Education in the Life Sciences, 1991-1993

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Documents: American Association for Zoological Nomenclature, 1961-1991

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Documents: Affiliations with various other organizations, 1962-1983

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AOU Meeting Notebook, March 1993

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AOU Guide to Annual Meetings, 1995

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Correspondence and reports to Council: International Council for Bird Preservation (ICBP), 1966-1993

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Correspondence: Carnes Award, 1979-1997

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Correspondence: AOU membership in American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), 1974-1999

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Documents: Beatrice Wetmore bequest, 1997-2000

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Grants, Awards, and Prizes in Ornithology publication (1987, 1989, and 1993) and associated correspondence, 1986-1993

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