Smithsonian Institution Archives

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

Record Unit 7294
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States,
Records,
1893-1980 and undated

By William Cox


Historical Note

Descriptive Entry

Series Descriptions

  Series 1. SCRAPBOOKS, 1897-1960. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.

  Series 2. MINUTES, 1901-1976. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.

  Series 3. IRSTON R. BARNES CORRESPONDENCE, 1946-1965 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

  Series 4. GENERAL FILES, 1902-1978 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

  Series 5. ORGANIZATIONS FILE, 1959-1977 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

  Series 6. EXHIBITS FILE, 1953, 1965, 1969-1977. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

  Series 7. COMMITTEE FILES, 1937-1978. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

  Series 8. FISCAL RECORDS, 1964-1980.

  Series 9. WOODEND FILES, 1967-1977 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

  Series 10. ATLANTIC NATURALIST FILES, 1948-1980.

  Series 11. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1918-1964 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

  Series 12. NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND OBITUARIES, 1905-1916, 1940-1978 AND UNDATED.

  Series 13. CLARENCE R. SHOEMAKER PAPERS, 1893-1943 AND UNDATED.

  Series 14. PAPERS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WASHINGTON, D. C. AND VICINITY, 1934-1936 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

  Series 15. SHIRLEY A. BRIGGS PAPERS, 1948-1976 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

  Series 16. MISCELLANY, 1901-1978 AND UNDATED.



HISTORICAL NOTE

The Audubon Society of the District of Columbia was founded on 18 May 1897 "...for the protection and study of birds..." The original by-laws placed governing authority for the Society in a fifteen member Executive Committee which supervised the election of officers, appointed committees, managed finances, and arranged for publications and meetings. Officers of the Society included a President, Honorary Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. When the Society was incorporated in 1947, new by-laws were instituted which abolished the Executive Committee and replaced it with an annually elected Board of Directors. In December 1959, the name of the Society was changed to the Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc. (ANS). In 1969, the Society moved into its headquarters at Woodend, a thirty room mansion on forty acres of land in Chevy Chase, Maryland, which was bequeathed to ANS by Mrs. Chester Wells. The Atlantic Naturalist, the Society's official organ, was published from 1950 to 1976. In 1976, Audubon Naturalist News became the primary ANS publication.

Although the Society was founded "for the protection and study of birds," it has been active in all areas of wildlife protection, the preservation of natural areas, and pollution control. The Society has lobbied for environmental legislation, promoted environmental education, and disseminated environmental information through its publication program. Conservation efforts of the Society have included blocking the construction of highways along the C & O Canal and through Rock Creek and Glover-Archbold parks; the preservation of Dyke Marsh in Virginia; assistance in the formation of the Potomac Valley Conservation and Recreation Council; and the protection of bald and golden eagles.


DESCRIPTIVE ENTRY

These records document the history, operation, and activities of the ANS (before 1960, the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia). They also help to illustrate the evolution of the local and national conservation movement; environmental legislation and issues supported by ANS; the development of environmental education; and the natural history of Washington, D. C. and vicinity. The records include correspondence, scrapbooks, minutes, announcements, circulars, publications, reports, fiscal records, photographs, newspaper clippings, field notes, manuscripts, tape recordings, phonograph records, drawings, and memorabilia.


SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

SERIES 1.
SCRAPBOOKS, 1897-1960. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.

This collection division consists of eight scrapbooks containing records documenting the organization and early history of the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia (after 1960, the Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Inc.). The scrapbooks were compiled by the late Society member Joseph S. Wade. Records include correspondence of Society members; minutes of the Society's organizational meeting, 18 May 1897; minutes of Executive Committee and Annual Meetings, 1897-1910; copies of the Society's by-laws; announcements, circulars, and publications; newspaper clippings; original pencil drawings of birds by Robert Ridgway used for the Society's pin; Annual Reports of the Society, 1897-1907; membership lists; and material concerning the Society's Bird Study Class and field outings.

Box 1 of 46
Volume1   1897-1901. Contains materials documenting the organization and early activities of the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia. Included is correspondence of Elliott Coues, George Miller Sternberg, William Dutcher, Florence A. Merriam, Clinton Hart Merriam, Frank Michler Chapman, Olive T. Miller, Theodore Sherman Palmer, George C. Maynard, Witmer Stone, Francis H. Herrick, and Richard Sylvester; manuscript minutes of the Society's organizational meeting, 18 May 1897; manuscript minutes of Executive Committee meetings; notes on other state Audubon Societies; notes on Society work in the public schools, 1898; Society by-laws; Society circulars and publications; newspaper clippings regarding early activities of the Society; a copy of the Hoar Bill for the Protection of Song Birds, 4 April 1898; and original pencil drawings by Robert Ridgway which were used on the Society's pin.
Volume2   1897-1907, 1912. Includes manuscript copies of the Annual Report of the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia, 1897-1907; a report of the Audubon Society of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, 1906; Society by-laws; and a publication, "The Bird Classes of the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia, 1898-1912."
Volume3   1902-1904. Includes correspondence of William Dutcher, Theodore Sherman Palmer, and Francis H. Herrick; manuscript minutes of Executive Committee and general meetings, 1902-1903; circulars and announcements; membership lists; and newspaper and magazine clippings.
Volume4   1905-1910. Includes correspondence of Henry W. Oldys and Charles Wallace Richmond; newspaper and magazine clippings; manuscript minutes of Executive Committee meetings; Society publications including "Spring in the Capital," by John Burroughs; a list of birds of Chevy Chase, Maryland; and records regarding the Society's Bird Study Class.

Box 2 of 46
Volume5   1911-1915. Includes newspaper clippings and magazine articles; Society circulars, announcements, and publications; and records regarding the Society's Bird Study Class.
Volume6   1916-1925. Includes correspondence of Ned Hollister and T. Gilbert Pearson; newspaper and magazine clippings; Society circulars, announcements, and publications; and records regarding the Society's Bird Class and field outings.
Volume7   1926-1942. Includes correspondence of W. C. Henderson; newspaper clippings; Society circulars and announcements; and records regarding the Society's Bird Class and field outings.
Volume8   1941-1960. Includes newspaper clippings; Society circulars and announcements; records concerning Society field outings; records of the Society's Library Committee; proposed changes in the Society by-laws; and a membership list, 1948.

SERIES 2.
MINUTES, 1901-1976. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.

This collection division consists of minutes of Board of Directors (before 1947, the Executive Committee) and Annual Meetings, 1901-1976. Some of the minutes contain Treasurer's records and financial statements. Minutes for 1952, 1953, and 1955 are incomplete; and minutes for 1954 are missing. For other minutes see series 1.

Box 3 of 46
Folder1   Minutes, 1901-1906
Folder2   Minutes, 1907-1909
Folder3   Minutes, 1909-1925
Folder4   Minutes, 1923-1932
Folder5   Minutes, 1933-1940
Folder6   Minutes, 1940-1941
Folder7   Minutes, 1942
Folder8   Minutes, 1943
Folder9   Minutes, 1944

Box 4 of 46
Folder1   Minutes, 1945
Folder2   Minutes, 1946
Folder3   Minutes, 1947
Folder4   Minutes, 1948
Folder5   Minutes, 1949
Folder6   Minutes, 1950
Folder7   Minutes, 1951
Folder8   Minutes, January - June, November 1952
Folder9   Minutes, January - February, November 1953
Folder10   Minutes, May and December, 1955
Folder11   Minutes, 1956
Folder12   Minutes, 1957
Folder13   Minutes, 1958
Folder14   Minutes, 1959
Folder15   Minutes, 1960
Folder16   Minutes, 1961
Folder17   Minutes, 1962
Folder18   Minutes, 1963
Folder19   Minutes, 1964

Box 5 of 46
Folder1   Minutes, 1965
Folder2   Minutes, 1966
Folder3   Minutes, 1967
Folder4   Minutes, 1968
Folder5   Minutes, 1969
Folder6   Minutes, 1970
Folder7   Minutes, 1971
Folder8   Minutes, 1972

Box 6 of 46
Folder1   Minutes, 1973
Folder2   Minutes, 1974
Folder3   Minutes, 1975
Folder4   Minutes, 1976

SERIES 3.
IRSTON R. BARNES CORRESPONDENCE, 1946-1965 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

Irston R. Barnes (1904- ) was President of ANS (before 1960, the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia), 1946-1961 and Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1961-1968.

This collection division consists primarily of correspondence of Barnes during his tenure as ANS President, 1946-1961. The correspondence is both incoming and outgoing and concerns Society administration and activities; ornithological matters; and environmental issues. Correspondents include ANS officers and members; ornithologists and naturalists; conservation organizations; Congressmen and Senators; government agencies; and the general public. Also included are typed copies of articles prepared by Barnes for "The Naturalist," a weekly column that appeared in the Washington Post.

Box 7 of 46
Folder1   Addison - Audubon Scholarship Committee
Folder2   Badger - Callison. Correspondents include Paul Bartsch, 1953-1960; Carl W. Buchheister, 1953-1959; Victor H. Cahalane, 1953, 1957, 1959.
Folder3   Cape May, New Jersey Hawk Shooting Problem, 1952.
Folder4   Carmichael - Cuthbert. Correspondents include Rachel Carson, 1955, 1958; Clarence Cottam, 1952-1962.
Folder5   Daiker - Durham. Correspondents include William O. Douglas, 1950, 1954, 1958 and 1960.
Folder6   Ebert - Fraser
Folder7   Gabrielson - Guthrie
Folder8   Hall - Hyde
Folder9   Interior, Department of - Izaak Walton League
Folder10   Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary - Kurtze
Folder11   Lakeman - Lowery. Correspondents include George Hines Lowery, Jr., 1955
Folder12   McAdoo - National Association of Retired Civil Employees. Correspondents include Waldo Lee McAtee, 1955-1956.

Box 8 of 46
Folder1   National Audubon Society, 1946-1948, 1952-1960
Folder2   National Bureau of Standards - Nyberg
Folder3   Oberholser - Phillips, Estelle
Folder4   Phillips, Neill, 1953-1959
Folder5   Potomac Appalachian Trail Club - Quielisch
Folder6   Radford - Russell
Folder7   Salzberg - Symons. Correspondents include Alexander Sprunt, Jr., 1955, 1957.
Folder8   Takoma Park Nature Society - Tyrrell
Folder9   Updegraff - Zahniser
Folder10   Unidentified correspondence
Folders11-12   Typed copies of articles by Barnes for his Washington Post column "The Naturalist," 1962-1965.

SERIES 4.
GENERAL FILES, 1902-1978 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This collection division consists of correspondence, announcements, circulars, publications, photographs, and related materials documenting the administration and activities of ANS (before 1960, the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia), 1902-1978. Included are records dealing with fund raising activities; publicity efforts; educational programs; dinners and meetings; environmental issues; field activities; and Society management. Of special interest is correspondence of Society Presidents John Warren Aldrich, Donald E. McHenry, and Edward F. Rivinus; correspondence of ANS Executive Director Gerald Schneider; materials documenting the C & O Canal hike of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, 1954; and records concerning activities commemorating the Society's seventy-fifth anniversary, 1972.

Box 9 of 46
Folder1   Aldrich, John Warren. Correspondence as President, 1942-1944
Folder2   Annual Announcement of Events, 1902-1941
Folder3   Annual Dinners, 1960-1974
Folder4   Annual Meeting, 19 June 1977
Folder5   Audubon Screen Tours, 1945-1947
Folder6   Awards, 1976
Folder7   Badges and Stickers, 1956-1966
Folder8   Biographical information on Society members and staff, 1967-1977
Folder9   Bird Identification for the Blind Program, 1973
Folder10   Bird Skin Collection, 1935
Folder11   By-laws, 1942, 1946 and undated
Folder12   Cape May, New Jersey Bird Observatory, 1976
Folder13   Certificate of Incorporation, 1947

Box 10 of 46
Folder1   Christmas Bird Count, 1944-1945, 1960
Folder2   Conservation Education Workshop, 1966
Folder3   Contribution letters, 1970-1977
Folder4   Douglas C & O Canal Hike, March 1954
Folder5   Educational Programs, 1966-1967
Folder6   Environmental Problems Pilot Course, 1971
Folder7   Executive Director Appointment, 1977-1978
Folder8   Field Activities, 1958-1966
Folder9   Foundations, 1969-1970
Folder10   Fund Raising: Cousteau Evening, March 1977
Folder11   Fund Raising: "The Darwin Adventure," 1973

Box 11 of 46
Folders1-3   Fund Raising: Holiday Fair, 1971-1975
Folder4   Fund Raising: Ideas, 1969-1976
Folders5-7   Fund Raising: Living Garden Calendar, 1972-1976
Folder8   Fund Raising: Roger Tory Peterson Benefit, February 1968
Folder9   Fund Raising: Roger Tory Peterson Weekend, March 1974
Folder10   Fund Raising: Mrs. Ernest Thompson Seton Benefit, 1967
Folder11   Fund Raising: Seventy-fifth Anniversary Campaign, 1973-1976

Box 12 of 46
Folder1   Glover - Archbold Park, undated
Folder2   Great Dismal Swamp, 1973-1977
Folder3   Jones Mill Road Widening Project, 1969
Folder4   Junior Naturalist Program, 1972
Folder5   Karcher Memorial Slide Collection, 1975-1976
Folder6   Ladies' Day Seminars, 1970
Folder7   Letters of Commendation and Thanks, 1970-1972
Folder8   McHenry, Donald E. Correspondence, 1942-1947. Consists mostly of McHenry's correspondence as President.
Folder9   Management - Assessment Committee, 1973-1974
Folder10   Management Studies, 1958-1970
Folder11   Mason Neck Survey, 1971
Folder12   Membership lists, 1942-1950
Folder13   Memorial Day Natural History Weekend, 1974-1975
Folder14   Miscellaneous correspondence, 1942-1951, 1961-1963
Folder15   Miscellaneous correspondence, 1953-1975 (Accession 06-168)

Box 13 of 46
Folder1   Natural History Field School, 1956-1958, 1966-1967
Folder2   Officer and Director Workshop, October 1971
Folder3   Outgoing correspondence, 1976-1978
Folder4   Publicity: Correspondence, 1970-1976 and undated
Folders5-6   Publicity: Press releases, 1944-1953, 1971-1978 and undated
Folder7   Publicity: "Weekends at Woodend," 1969-1974
Folder8   Publicity: Miscellaneous, 1971-1978 and undated
Folder9   Requests for Conservation Action, 1969-1972
Folder10   Rivinus, Edward F. Correspondence as President, 1971-1975

Box 14 of 46
Folder1   Schneider, Gerald. Correspondence as Executive Director, 1969-1971.
Folder2   Self appraisals and criticism, 1958-1967
Folder3   Seminars: International Environment, February 1975
Folder4   Seminars: Land Use, 1976
Folder5   Seminars: Wildlife as a Reflection of the State of the Environment, 1974

Box 15 of 46
Folders1-4   Seventy-fifth Anniversary Dinner, 18 May 1972. Includes correspondence, photographs, a tape recording of the proceedings and miscellaneous materials.
Folder5   Seventy-fifth Anniversary Lunch, November 1972
Folder6   Silviculture and Forest Management Course, 1973
Folder7   Slide Collection, 1972, 1974
Folder8   Testimony and Statements given on Conservation and Environmental Issues, 1969-1970
Folder9   Turner Gift Memberships, 1974-1975
Folder10   Villa Rosa Resolution, 4 April 1944

Box 16 of 46
Folders1-5   "Voice of the Naturalist," 1969-1977
Folder6   Volunteers, 1969-1975
Folder7   Washington National Airport Bird Hazard Survey, 1962-1964
Folder8   Wood Thrush: Designation as Official Bird of the District of Columbia, 1967

SERIES 5.
ORGANIZATIONS FILE, 1959-1977 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This collection division consists of records documenting relations between ANS and other organizations, particularly conservation groups. Of special interest is material dealing with the 1976 referendum on whether the Society should become a chapter of the National Audubon Society.

Box 17 of 46
Folder1   Citizens' Workshops on Potomac Basin Planning, 1966
Folder2   Council of Natural History Societies, 1959-1963
Folder3   Florida Audubon Society, 1970, 1976
Folder4   Girl Scouts of America, 1969-1974
Folder5   Junior League of Washington, 1969-1973
Folder6   Junior League of Washington - Audubon Naturalist Society Environment Study and Action Program, 1971-1974

Box 18 of 46
Folder1   Maryland Conservation Council, 1970-1977
Folder2   Maryland Environmental Trust, 1969-1971
Folder3   Maryland Ornithological Society, 1964-1969, 1973, 1975
Folder4   Mid-Atlantic Bird Banding Group, 1975-1976
Folder5   National Audubon Society, 1962, 1965, 1969-1977 and undated
Folders6-8   National Audubon Society: Audubon Naturalist Society Chapter Status Referendum, 1976
Folder9   National Capital Area Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., 1969-1972
Folder10   National Center for Voluntary Action, 1970 and undated
Folder11   National Council of State Garden Clubs, 1969-1970
Folder12   Prince Georges County Science Fair, 1971
Folder13   Rachel Carson Trust for the Living Environment, 1969, 1977
Folder14   Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, 1977
Folder15   Smithsonian Naturalist Center, 1976

SERIES 6.
EXHIBITS FILE, 1953, 1965, 1969-1977. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This collection division consists of correspondence, publications, photographs, and related materials documenting exhibits presented by ANS. Of special interest are materials concerning "Washington: City in the Woods," an exhibit presented at the Smithsonian Institution in 1953.

Box 19 of 46
Folder1   A New Look at Birdbaths, May 1969
Folder2   Alaska: The 49th State visits Woodend, January 1970
Folders3-4   America's Wildlife in Porcelain: A Salute to the Bicentennial, April 1976
Folder5   Art of Christy Chakos, December 1970
Folder6   Art of Maria Oltman, September 1970
Folder7   Art of Ferdinand R. Petrie, May 1970
Folder8   Art of Ferdinand R. Petrie, July 1970
Folder9   Artists Interpret Ecology, May - June 1971
Folder10   Bird Carving, 1972-1973
Folder11   The Birds of Basil Ede, 1965
Folder12   Cartier's Birds, November 1969
Folder13   Fashion Show, Bethesda - Chevy Chase High School, May 1971
Folder14   Industry Forces the Environmental Crisis, November 1971. Proposed exhibit.
Folder15   Kane's Bird Stamps, June 1970
Folder16   Land of the Kiwis - New Zealand, January 1975

Box 20 of 46
Folder1   Montgomery Mall Exhibit, October 1977
Folder2   Nature in U. S. Postage Stamps, September - October 1976
Folder3   Nature's a Happening, June 1971
Folders4-10   The Owls and a Pussycat visit Woodend, 1972-1976. Seven exhibits.
Folder11   Steuben Glass, May 1975
Folders12-14   Washington: City in the Woods, May 1953
Folder15   Exhibits and displays away from Woodend, 1972-1977

SERIES 7.
COMMITTEE FILES, 1937-1978. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This collection division consists of correspondence, reports, notes and related materials created by various committees of ANS, 1937-1978. Committees represented by records include the Archives Committee, the Audit Committee, the Committee on Appraisal of the Atlantic Naturalist, the Conservation Committee, the Exhibits Committee, the Field Trip Audit Committee, the Finance Committee, the Lecture Committee, the Membership Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Program Committee, and the Publications Committee.

Box 21 of 46
Folder1   Committees, general, 1942-1947, 1962-1963, 1971-1972
Folder2   Archives Committee, 1971-1973
Folder3   Audit Committee, 1948-1963
Folder4   Committee on Appraisal of the Atlantic Naturalist, 1958
Folders5-7   Conservation Committee, 1964-1977

Box 22 of 46
Folder1   Exhibits Committee, 1970-1975
Folder2   Field Trip Audit Committee, 1958
Folder3   Finance Committee, 1958-1959
Folders4-9   Lecture Committee, 1950-1962

Box 23 of 46
Folders1-5   Lecture Committee, 1963-1967

Box 24 of 46
Folders1-2   Lecture Committee, 1968-1969
Folder3   Library Committee, 1937-1944, 1960
Folders4-5   Membership Committee, 1964-1970
Folder6   Membership Committee. Membership Drive, 1971
Folder7   Membership Committee. Statistics

Box 25 of 46
Folder1   Membership Committee. Miscellaneous
Folders2-3   Nominating Committee, 1942-1943, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1971-1977
Folder4   Program Committee, 1970-1975
Folder5   Program Committee. Bird Identification Lecture Series, 1973-1974
Folders6-10   Program Committee. Lecture Series, 1968-1976.
Folder11   Program Committee. Photography Workshop, 1972-1978.
Folder12   Publications Committee, 1967-1976 and undated

SERIES 8.
FISCAL RECORDS, 1964-1980.

This collection division consists of materials dealing with the Society's budget, 1968-1969, 1974-1975 and financial statements prepared by the Society's accountant, 1964-1980.

Box 26 of 46
Folder1   Budget, FY 1968
Folder2   Budget, FY 1969
Folder3   Budget, FY 1974
Folder4   Budget, Quarterly Reports, FY 1974
Folder5   Budget, FY 1975
Folder6   Budget, Quarterly Reports, FY 1975
Folder7   Financial Statement, 1964-1965
Folder8   Financial Statement, 1965-1966
Folder9   Financial Statement, 1966-1967
Folder10   Financial Statement, 1967-1968
Folder11   Financial Statement, 1968-1969
Folder12   Financial Statement, 1969-1970
Folder13   Financial Statement, 1970-1971
Folder14   Financial Statement, 1971-1972
Folder15   Financial Statement, 1972-1973
Folder16   Financial Statement, 1973-1974
Folder17   Financial Statement, 1974-1975
Folder18   Financial Statement, 1975-1976
Folder19   Financial Statement, 1976-1977
Folder20   Financial Statement, 1977-1978
Folder21   Financial Statement, 1978-1979
Folder22   Financial Statement, 1979-1980

SERIES 9.
WOODEND FILES, 1967-1977 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This collection division consists of correspondence, fiscal records, committee files, publications and related materials documenting the history and operations of ANS headquarters, Woodend, 1967-1977.

Box 27 of 46
Folder1   Birdhouse Exhibit, 1971
Folder2   Calendar of Events, 1968-1971
Folder3   Colony Construction Corporation Proposal, 1969-1970
Folder4   Committees, 1968-1969
Folder5   Contractors and Suppliers, 1968-1976
Folder6   Entrance work required by Montgomery County, 1970-1971
Folder7   Financial Statements, 1968-1969
Folder8   Flora and Fauna Committee, 1975
Folder9   Garden Club Support, 1975-1976
Folder10   Greenhouse, 1974-1975
Folder11   Grounds Committee, 1968-1969
Folder12   Grounds Committee, 1976-1977
Folder13   Habercom Agreement, 1968
Folder14   Herb Garden, 1973
Folder15   History, 1974-1976 and undated
Folder16   Kennard and Kennard, Architects, 1970, 1972
Folder17   Montgomery County, Maryland, 1968, 1971
Folder18   National Home Fashions League proposals for refurnishing, 1976-1977
Folders19-20   Outside use of Woodend, 1971-1977
Folder21   Renovations, interior, 1971, 1975
Folder22   Suggestions, 1967-1968
Folder23   Tractor, mower, plow, 1969-1973
Folder24   Woodend Committee, 1968-1970
Folder25   Woodend Pond Project, 1972
Folder26   Miscellaneous, 1967-1971

SERIES 10.
ATLANTIC NATURALIST FILES, 1948-1980.

In 1946, the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia began publication of a mimeographed newsletter called "The Wood Thrush." It was put into journal form in 1948 and renamed Atlantic Naturalist in 1950. The journal ceased publication in 1976. Editors of Atlantic Naturalist, and its predecessor "The Wood Thrush" included Shirley A. Briggs, 1949-1969; Gale Monson, 1969-1971; and Ben O. Osborn, 1971-1976.

This collection division documents the publication of Atlantic Naturalist, and its predecessor "The Wood Thrush", 1948-1976. The records consist primarily of general correspondence, 1948-1971; advertising records, 1948-1971; and subscription records, 1951-1968. Also included are records concerning the suspension of publication, 1977-1980.

Box 28 of 46
Folder1   General correspondence, 1948-1971. Abbott - Averett
Folder2   General correspondence, 1948-1971. Bailey - Buckalew
Folder3   General correspondence, 1948-1971. Cade - Dyke
Folder4   General correspondence, 1948-1971. Einhorn - Grymes
Folder5   General correspondence, 1948-1971. Haase - Huston
Folder6   General correspondence, 1948-1971. Ingles - Lynch
Folder7   General correspondence, 1948-1971. McAtee - Powell

Box 29 of 46
Folder1   General correspondence, 1948-1971. Ratcliff- Rutledge
Folder2   General correspondence, 1948-1971. Saunders - Sysak
Folder3   General correspondence, 1948-1971. Taylor - Trevor
Folder4   General correspondence, 1948-1971. Uible - Zeleny
Folders5-6   Advertising, 1948-1964

Box 30 of 46
Folder1   Advertising, 1965-1971
Folder2   Back Issue Orders, 1949-1969
Folder3   Book Reviews, 1949, 1954, 1959-1969
Folder4   Circulation and Publicity, 1949-1955

Box 31 of 46
Folder1   Opinions on the Atlantic Naturalist, 1951
Folders2-3   Reprint requests, 1953-1968
Folder4   Special mailings, 1954-1967
Folders5-7   Subscribers, 1951-1957

Box 32 of 46
Folders1-11   Subscribers, 1958-1968
Folder12   Suspension of publication, 1977-1980

SERIES 11.
PHOTOGRAPHS, 1918-1964 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This collection division consists primarily of photographs of Society members and Society outings. Of special interest are photographs of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas during his C & O Canal hike, 1954.

Box 33 of 46
Folder1   American Ornithologists Union: Group photograph, undated
Folder2   Annual picnic, Lebanon, Virginia, undated
Folder3   Audubon Seal: photographs of seal and Robert Ridgway drawing used for the seal
Folder4   Barnes, Irston, undated
Folder5   Besson, Adele, undated
Folder6   Bingham, Millicent Todd, 1960
Folder7   Birds
Folder8   Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, undated
Folder9   Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Reunion Hike, 1961
Folder10   Difficult Run, 11 May 1922
Folder11   Douglas, William O.: Photographs of Douglas on C & O Canal Hike, 1954
Folder12   Howard, Leland Ossian, undated
Folder13   International Ornithologists Congress XIII, June 1962: Photographs of outings held by the Society
Folder14   Lanman House, Washington, D. C., 1956
Folder15   Outings: Airport Marsh, undated
Folder16   Outings: Anacostia River, 4 August 1929
Folder17   Outings: Arcturus, Virginia, 30 April 1932
Folder18   Outings: Arlington, Virginia, 24 May 1919
Folder19   Outings: Arlington, Virginia Experimental Farm, 16 April 1932
Folder20   Outings: Black Pond, Virginia, 22 May 1920
Folder21   Outings: Braddock Heights, Maryland, 14 July 1929
Folder22   Outings: Cabin John, Maryland, 7 May 1939
Folder23   Outings: College Park, Maryland, 27 May 1933
Folder24   Outings: Columbia Island, Washington, D. C. 28 September 1930
Folder25   Outings: The Island, 1922-1923
Folder26   Outings: Luray Caverns, Virginia, 1961
Folder27   Outings: Mineshoe Island, Maryland, 11 September 1932
Folder28   Outings: Virginia Highlands, Virginia, 8 June 1920
Folder29   Outings: Wildflower Society of Washington, D. C., 1920, 1922 and undated
Folder30   Outings: Unidentified, 1918-1919, 1934 and undated
Folder31   Potomac River, undated
Folder32   Roger Tory Peterson Bird Walk, March 1951. Photographs by J. Donald Sutherland.
Folder33   Unidentified meeting, undated
Folder34   Unidentified people, undated
Folder35   Van Meter, Sallie and Mary, undated
Folder36   Wetmore, Alexander. Presentation of Paul Bartsch Award to Wetmore, 30 October 1964.

SERIES 12.
NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND OBITUARIES, 1905-1916, 1940-1978 AND UNDATED.

Box 34 of 46
Folder1   Newspaper clippings, 1905-1916
Folder2   Newspaper clippings, 1940-1949
Folder3   Newspaper clippings, 1950-1959
Folder4   Newspaper clippings, 1960-1969
Folder5   Newspaper clippings, 1970-1978
Folder6   Newspaper clippings, undated
Folder7   Obituaries, circa 1950s-1960s

SERIES 13.
CLARENCE R. SHOEMAKER PAPERS, 1893-1943 AND UNDATED.

Clarence R. Shoemaker (1874-1958) was a staff member of the Division of Marine Invertebrates, United States National Museum from 1910 to 1944. He joined the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia in 1907 and remained a member until his death.

This collection division consists of field notes kept by Shoemaker on outings in the Washington, D. C. area, 1918-1920; photographs and glass plate negatives taken by Shoemaker, including pictures of Society members and outings; pencil drawings of botanical subjects; and Society memorabilia.

Box 35 of 46
Folder1   Field notes, 1918-1920. Notes kept by Shoemaker on field trips in the Washington, D. C. area, including outings of the Society. Most of the notes are botanical or ornithological.
Folders2-7   Botanical photographs, 1920-1922 and undated. Consists of photographs of the flora of the Washington, D. C. area.

Box 36 of 46
Folders1-5   Botanical photographs, 1920-1922 and undated
Folder6   Photographs of Society outings and members, 1910, 1919, 1934 and undated
Folder7   Photographs of unidentified people, 1910-1911, 1917 and undated
Folder8   Miscellaneous photographs, 1893, 1897, 1919, 1922 and undated. Includes scenes of the Washington, D. C. area; a photograph of Shoemaker; and a photograph of the Smithsonian International Exchange Office, circa 1900.
Folder9   Glass plate negatives of early Society outings, undated
Folder10   Pencil drawings of plants and leaves, 1923 and undated
Folder11   Society memorabilia, circa 1908-1943. Includes correspondence, announcements, circulars, newspaper clippings and publications.

SERIES 14.
PAPERS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF WASHINGTON, D. C. AND VICINITY, 1934-1936 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

This collection division consists of unpublished papers on the flora and fauna of the Washington, D. C. area which were prepared by local naturalists and presented before the Biological Society of Washington between 1933 and 1935. A plan to publish the papers in a volume on the Natural History of Washington, D. C. never materialized. It is unclear how the papers came to the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia. Also included are correspondence and notes concerning the papers.

Box 37 of 46
Folder1   Harry Ardell Allard. "Dermoptera and Orthoptera of the District of Columbia," undated.
Folder2   Vernon Orlando Bailey. "Ecology of the District of Columbia," undated.
Folder3   J. E. Benedict, Jr. "Ferns of the District of Columbia," 1937.
Folder4   Sidney Fay Blake. "The Autumn Flowers of the District of Columbia and Vicinity," 1935.
Folder5   Roland William Brown. "Fossil Plants from the District of Columbia and Vicinity," undated.
Folder6   Austin H. Clark. "Our Local Butterflies," 7 April 1934.
Folder7   Nelson Horatio Darton. "Geology of the Washington Region," 1936. Includes correspondence, photographs, and a newspaper clipping on Darton.
Folder8   Charles W. Gilmore. "Fossil Animals in the District of Columbia," undated.
Folder9   Alvah Godding. "Trees Indigenous to the District of Columbia and Vicinity," undated. Includes photographs.
Folder10   Samuel Frederick Hildebrand. "The Fishes of the District of Columbia," undated. Includes letter from Leonard Peter Schultz to Egbert Hamilton Walker (1-30-50) regarding the manuscript.
Folder11   Albert Spear Hitchcock. "Grasses of the District of Columbia and Vicinity," undated.
Folder12   Arthur Holmes Howell. "Mammals of the District of Columbia and Vicinity," undated.
Folder13   Joseph Burton Kincer. "The Climate of the District of Columbia and Vicinity," undated.
Folder14   Phoebe Knappen. "The Washington Monument - Once Again A Bird Menace," undated.
Folder15   Louis C. C. Krieger. "A Contribution to the Knowledge of the Fleshy Fungi of the District of Columbia and Vicinity," undated.
Folder16   Emery Clarence Leonard. "The Mosses of the District of Columbia and Vicinity," undated.
Folder17   Curtis F. Marbut. "Soils of the District of Columbia and Vicinity," 7 April 1934.
Folder18   Harry Church Oberholser. "Water Birds of the District of Columbia and Vicinity." Delivered before the Biological Society of Washington, 10 March 1934.
Folder19   John Albert Stevenson. "The Fungi of the District of Columbia and its Environs," undated.
Folder20   Merton B. Waite. "Plant Ecology of the District of Columbia and Vicinity." Delivered before the Biological Society of Washington, 24 March 1934.
Folder21   Alexander Wetmore. "The Land Birds of the Washington Region," undated.
Folder22   Correspondence and notes regarding the papers, 1936, 1950.

SERIES 15.
SHIRLEY A. BRIGGS PAPERS, 1948-1976 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.

Shirley A. Briggs (1918- ) served as Editor of the Atlantic Naturalist, 1949-1969 and Vice-President for Publications, 1956-1969. She was also a member of the Board of Directors, 1948-1949. In 1972, she was presented the Society's Paul Bartsch Award.

This collection division consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications, notes, and related materials concerning Atlantic Naturalist business; Society affairs; and conservation issues. Of special interest are materials documenting ANS activities held in conjunction with the XIII International Ornithological Congress, 1962.

Box 38 of 46
Folder1   Allerton Park, Illinois, 1967-1968
Folder2   American Ornithologists Union, 1961-1962
Folder3   Audubon Lecture Series, 1958-1962
Folder4   Bald Eagle, 1961-1966
Folder5   Bird and Animal Control, 1960-1969
Folder6   Central Intelligence Agency: opposition to building headquarters at Langley, Virginia, 1955-56.
Folder7   City Planning, 1960-1963 and undated

Box 39 of 46
Folder1   Collins, Henry H. Jr. Review of Bent, 1960
Folders2-3   Dyke Marsh, Virginia, 1952, 1955, 1959-1965 and undated
Folder4   Echo Park, 1955
Folder5   Everglades, 1966-1967
Folders6-7   Florida Barge Canal, 1965-1970 and undated

Box 40 of 46
Folder1   Forest Conservation Society of America, 1953
Folder2   Freeways, 1967-1972
Folder3   General correspondence, 1952-1970. Abbott - Banks
Folder4   General correspondence, 1952-1970. Irston R. Barnes, 1955, 1960-1964
Folder5   General correspondence, 1952-1970. Bartsch - Burns
Folder6   General correspondence, 1952-1970. Cadbury - Duddleson

Box 41 of 46
Folder1   General correspondence, 1952-1970. Eastman - Fuller
Folder2   General correspondence, 1952-1970. Garciadiego - Johnson
Folder3   General correspondence, 1952-1970. Kaestner - Lyons
Folder4   General correspondence, 1952-1970. Maasland - Myers
Folder5   General correspondence, 1952-1970. National Parks Association - Rydzewski

Box 42 of 46
Folder1   General correspondence, 1952-1970. Sandine - Swick
Folder2   General correspondence, 1952-1970. Tanner - Vollmer
Folder3   General correspondence, 1952-1970. Wade - Ziegler
Folder4   General correspondence, 1952-1970. Unidentified
Folder5   Glover - Archvold Park, 1948, 1953, 1964, and undated
Folder6   Golden Eagle, 1960-1965
Folder7   Great Falls, 1967-1968
Folder8   Hunting Creek, Virginia, 1964-1970

Box 43 of 46
Folders1-4   International Ornithological Congress XIII, June 1962
Folder5   Little Falls Park, 1968 and undated
Folder6   Merrywood Estate, 1963
Folder7   National Parks, 1950-1961 and undated
Folder8   Pennyfield Sewer Construction, 1968

Box 44 of 46
Folder1   Potomac River, 1968-1971, 1976 and undated
Folder2   Potomac River, miscellaneous
Folder3   Potomac River Basin, 1957-1963
Folders4-5   Potomac Valley Conservation and Recreation Council, 1954-1973

Box 45 of 46
Folder1   Prince William Forest Park, Virginia, 1968
Folder2   River Bend Dam, 1962-1963 and undated
Folder3   Roads and Bridges, 1953-1954 and undated
Folder4   Smith Island, Virginia, 1969
Folder5   Three Sisters Bridge, 1968-1972 and undated
Folder6   Wild Rivers, 1965-1966
Folder7   Wilderness Society, 1956-1957

SERIES 16.
MISCELLANY, 1901-1978 AND UNDATED.

Box 46 of 46
Folder1   Bird sighting statistics, 1968-1969 and undated
Folder2   Check lists of birds seen at Lebanon, Virginia (Paul Bartsch's property), 1944-1955
Folder3   Osprey Company. Outgoing correspondence, 1901-1902. Consists of outgoing correspondence of Paul Bartsch as Associate Editor of Osprey Magazine.
Folder4   Phonograph record. "Spot Announcement", Audubon Society of the District of Columbia, 1958.
Folder5   Quail Census conducted by the Metropolitan Police Department, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1925, 1928.
Folder6   Radio scripts, undated
Folder7   Stewart, Robert E. "Ecological Associations of Birds at the Patuxent Research Refuge," 1958.
Folder8   Styron, Elizabeth. Journal containing notes on birds observed on Society outings, 1913-1917.
Folder9   Tape recording of CBS News interview with Gale Monson and Gerald Schneider, January 1970.
Folder10   Wade, Joseph Sanford. "Found Fame Fighting Insects," undated. Biographical memoir of Leland Ossian Howard.
Folder11   Audubon Naturalist News, January 1975 - December 1978. Microfilm. Located in microfilm cabinet.


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