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

Accession 19-154

American Ornithologists' Union

Records, 1888, 1909, 1921-1956, 1975, 1980-1990, 2016, and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: American Ornithologists' Union
Title: Records
Dates: 1888, 1909, 1921-1956, 1975, 1980-1990, 2016, and undated
Quantity: 1.15 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 oversize folder)
Collection: Accession 19-154
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists primarily of records created by ornithologist Josselyn Van Tyne and his work with the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU). In 1936, Van Tyne became an AOU Fellow and later served as President, 1950-1953. Much of this collection concerns the Committee on Classification and Nomenclature, a committee on which he served for fifteen years. Materials include correspondence, minutes, agenda, notes, reprints, pamphlets, photographs, and a book.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists primarily of records created by ornithologist Josselyn Van Tyne and his work with the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU). In 1936, Van Tyne became an AOU Fellow and later served as President, 1950-1953. Much of this collection concerns the Committee on Classification and Nomenclature, a committee on which he served for fifteen years. Materials include correspondence, minutes, agenda, notes, reprints, pamphlets, photographs, and a book.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-154, American Ornithologists' Union, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Nomina conservanda, 1942, 1951

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AOU Check List: Letters from others, 1939, 1941, 1943-1944, 1947, 1950, 1953

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"The Auk" and other publications: Availability of back issues

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Committee on Classification and Nomenclature: Hypothetical list, 1956

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"Lapsus calami"

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AOU Check List: Preface to the fifth edition

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"The Auk": Selection of new editor, 1909, 1942

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AOU Code, 1951

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Committee on Classification and Nomenclature meeting, New York City, 1944

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Committee on Classification and Nomenclature meeting, Cambridge, 1945

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Committee on Classification and Nomenclature meeting, Champaign, 1946

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Committee on Classification and Nomenclature meeting, Toronto, 1947

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Committee on Classification and Nomenclature meeting, Omaha, 1948, 1947-1948

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Committee on Classification and Nomenclature meeting, Buffalo, 1949

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Committee on Classification and Nomenclature meeting, St. Paul, 1950

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Committee on Classification and Nomenclature meeting, Montreal, 1951

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Committee on Classification and Nomenclature meeting, Baton Rouge, 1952

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Committee on Classification and Nomenclature meeting, Los Angeles, 1953

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Committee on Classification and Nomenclature meeting, Madison, 1954

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Committee on Classification and Nomenclature correspondence, 1940, 1953-1954

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AOU Check List memoranda I-XXIII, 1940-1955

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Vernacular names: Capitalization of

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AOU Check List: Style sheet, 1953

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AOU Check List: Supplements, 1923, 1945-1946, 1948-1951, 1953-1955

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AOU Check List: Alexander Wetmore correspondence, 1940-1942, 1944, 1946-1952, 1954-1955

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AOU Check List: Correspondence and meeting information, 1954-1956

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AOU Check List: Correspondence and notes, 1949-1950

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AOU Check List: Preface, 1955

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AOU Check List: Vernacular names, 1946-1953, 1955

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AOU Check List: Van Tyne original notes

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Mexican Check List: Sheets without important corrections, 1953

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Suggested List of Common Names for the Fifth Edition of the AOU Checklist to the Order Passeriformes, 1947-1948

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AOU Symposium, 1950: Correspondence, 1949-1950, 1954

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Chamaea, 1949

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Nomenclature: Zoological (reforms, etc.), 1921, 1926, 1928, 1943, 1948

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Bradshaw H. Swales Memorial Library logo

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AOU Council memoranda, 1975

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AOU pamphlets for publications and membership, circa 1980-1990

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The Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS) pamphlets for membership

Box 1 of 1

Cooper Ornithological Society (COS) pamphlets for publications and membership

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One Hundred and Fifth Stated Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union program, San Francisco, 1987

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Notes about annual meeting materials for AOU, COS, and WOS

Box 1 of 1

Photograph of F. H. Knowlton; Photographs of Charles W. Richmond and others in field camps, circa 1888

Box 1 of 1

The American Ornithologists' Union: The First Century 1883-1983, by Keir B. Sterling and Marianne G. Ainley, 2016

Box 1 of 1
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Photograph and key with no identifications of unidentified meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Photograph of American Ornithologists' Union meeting, Pittsburgh, 1924

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Two photographs and two keys with no identifications of Wilson Ornithological Society meeting, Louisville, 1939

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Photograph of unidentified meeting

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