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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 18-218

Eike, James W.

James W. Eike Papers, 1921, 1929-1985 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Eike, James W.
Title: James W. Eike Papers
Dates: 1921, 1929-1985 and undated
Quantity: 1.03 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection: Accession 18-218
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the papers of James W. Eike (1911-1983), birdwatcher and former president of the Virginia Society of Ornithology (VSO), which he joined in 1933 and was an active member the rest of his life. Eike was an observer of birds in and around northern Virginia, and he participated in numerous field trips and bird counts sponsored by the VSO and the Audubon Naturalist Society. He was a good friend of Alexander Wetmore, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, who participated in VSO annual meetings and bird observations. A small amount of these papers also consist of the bird count notes of Claire L. Eike, who collected data after her husband's death. Materials include field notebooks; bird count notebooks and checklists; correspondence and notes; articles; and newspaper clippings.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the papers of James W. Eike (1911-1983), birdwatcher and former president of the Virginia Society of Ornithology (VSO), which he joined in 1933 and was an active member the rest of his life. Eike was an observer of birds in and around northern Virginia, and he participated in numerous field trips and bird counts sponsored by the VSO and the Audubon Naturalist Society. He was a good friend of Alexander Wetmore, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, who participated in VSO annual meetings and bird observations. A small amount of these papers also consist of the bird count notes of Claire L. Eike, who collected data after her husband's death. Materials include field notebooks; bird count notebooks and checklists; correspondence and notes; articles; and newspaper clippings.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-218, James W. Eike Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Field Notebook, 1930

Box 1 of 1

Field Notebook, 1931

Box 1 of 1

Field Notebook, 1932

Box 1 of 1

Field Notebook, 1933

Box 1 of 1

Field Notebook, 1934

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Field Notebook, 1935

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Field Notebook, 1936

Box 1 of 1

Field Notebook, 1937

Box 1 of 1

Field Notebook, 1938

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Field Notebook, 1939

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Field Notebook, 1940

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Field Notebook, 1943-1944

Box 1 of 1

Field Notebook, 1945-1947

Box 1 of 1

Field Notebook, 1948

Box 1 of 1

Field Notebook, 1949

Box 1 of 1

Field Notebook, 1951-1955

Box 1 of 1

Field Notebook, 1956-1957

Box 1 of 1

Bird Count Notebooks, 1959-1973 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Claire L. Eike: Bird Count Notebook, 1983-1985

Box 1 of 1

Bird Checklists, 1929-1932

Box 1 of 1

Bird Checklists, 1942-1943, 1947

Box 1 of 1

Bird Checklists, 1950-1954, 1956

Box 1 of 1

Bird Checklists, 1968

Box 1 of 1

Bird Checklists, 1972, 1974-1976, 1978-1979

Box 1 of 1

Bird Checklists, 1980-1981

Box 1 of 1

Notes and General Information, circa 1921, 1932-1980

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence (general), 1932-1984

Box 1 of 1

Photographs: Virginia Society of Ornithology (VSO), Lynchburg, Virginia, 1936

Box 1 of 1

Photographs: VSO, Skyline Drive and Charlottesville, Virginia, May 16, 1946

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Photographs: VSO, Sugar Hollow and Charlottesville, Virginia, May 17, 1946

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Photographs: VSO, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia, circa December 1946

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Photographs: VSO, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 21, 1949

Box 1 of 1

Photographs: VSO Annual Meeting, Danville, Virginia, April 26-27, 1951

Box 1 of 1

Photographs: VSO, Skyline Drive, Virginia, 1952

Box 1 of 1

Photographs: VSO, Williamsburg, Virginia, February 1952

Box 1 of 1

Photographs: VSO Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Annual Meeting, Sweet Briar College, Lynchburg, Virginia, April 24, 1954

Box 1 of 1

Photographs: Stony Man Mountain and Charlottesville, Virginia, 1956

Box 1 of 1

Photographs: VSO, Skyline Drive, Virginia, June 1957

Box 1 of 1

Photographs: VSO, May 1958

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Photographs: VSO Annual Meeting, 1964

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Photographs: VSO Annual Meeting, 1972

Box 1 of 1

Photographs (general), undated

Box 1 of 1

Newspaper Clippings, 1955-1977

Box 1 of 1
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Jackson M. Abbott Wildlife Print, 1957-1958

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Photographs: VSO Annual Meeting, George Mason Hotel, February 1934

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