Finding Aids to Records of Professional Societies in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
American Ornithologists' Union
Records, 1888, 1909, 1921-1956, 1975, 1980-1990, 2016, and undated
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-154, American Ornithologists' Union, Records