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Pre-nesting cooperation in birds: another form of helping behavior.

Author:
Foster, Mercedes S.  Search this
Editor:
Buckley, Paul A.  Search this
Foster, Mercedes S.  Search this
Morton, Eugene S.  Search this
Ridgely, Robert S.  Search this
Buckley, Frances G.  Search this
Series_editor:
Foster, Mercedes S.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1985
Citation:
Foster, Mercedes S. 1985. "Pre-nesting cooperation in birds: another form of helping behavior." In Neotropical Ornithology. Buckley, Paul A., Foster, Mercedes S., Morton, Eugene S., Ridgely, Robert S., and Buckley, Frances G., editors. 817–828. Washington DC: American Ornithologists Union. In Ornithological Monographs, no. 36.
Identifier:
147953
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_147953

Folder 6 Sadler, A. -Saitlstrom, L. A. Correspondents include: William Edwin Safford (1883-1893), concerning Safford's work collecting ethnological artifacts in South America; John Hall Sage of the American Ornithologists Union (1890-1898).

Container:
Box 110 of 154
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Inquiries related to specimens should be directed to the appropriate museum registrar.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 189, Smithsonian Institution, Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Correspondence and Memoranda
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Correspondence and Memoranda
Correspondence and Memoranda / Box 110
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0189-refidd1e11141

Curators' Annual Reports

Extent:
49 cu. ft. (98 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1881-1964
Descriptive Entry:
The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semiannually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum to be used in preparing the published Annual Report of the United States National Museum. The individual reports, however, were not reproduced in their entirety in the published Annual Report and generally contain more information than is to be found in the published version.

Reports were stored by the Office of Correspondence and Reports (later known as the Office of Correspondence and Documents), and then by the Office of the Registrar.

Includes reports submitted to the Director of the United States National Museum by curators and administrators.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
Identifier:
Record Unit 158
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Curators' Annual Reports
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0158
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American Ornithologists' Union

Obverse designer:
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Reverse designer:
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Manufacturer:
Medallic Art Company Ltd.  Search this
Physical Description:
struck (overall production method)
gold (overall metal)
oval (overall shape)
Measurements:
overall:;
Object Name:
Medal
Place made:
United States
Place of issue:
United States
Date made:
1919
Credit Line:
SI Transfer, Property: SI SA
ID Number:
1988.0202.0006
Catalog number:
1988.0202.0006
Accession number:
1988.0202
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-a42c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1116677

Robert Ridgway (1850-1929)

Subject:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929  Search this
United States National Museum Division of Birds  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Sepia prints
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1898
August 10, 1898
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007440 [SIA2008-2291]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390744

Robert Ridgway (1850-1929)

Creator:
Magann, J. W  Search this
Subject:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1927
Labor Day, 1927
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007440 [SIA2008-2290]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_391600

American Ornithologists' Union Meeting, New York, American Museum of Natural History - Group Portrait

Subject:
Lloyd, Hoyes  Search this
Gross, Alfred O (Alfred Otto) 1883-1970  Search this
Peters, J. L  Search this
Zimmer, John T (John Todd) 1889-1957  Search this
Griscom, Ludlow 1890-1959  Search this
Aldrich, John W (John Warren) 1906-1995  Search this
Hicks, Lawrence  Search this
Murphy, Bob  Search this
Naumburg, Elsie  Search this
Gabrielson, Ira Noel 1889-1977  Search this
Delacour, Jean 1890-1985  Search this
DeSchauensee, Rodolpha  Search this
Saunders, Aretas A (Aretas Andrews) 1884-1970  Search this
Jaques, Francis Lee 1887-1969  Search this
Rogers, Charles H  Search this
Hickey, J. J  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Bowdish, Beecher S  Search this
Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987  Search this
Mayr, Ernst 1904-2005  Search this
Olberholser, H. C  Search this
Van Tyne, Josselyn 1902-1957  Search this
American Ornithologists' Union  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1944
October 25, 1944
Topic:
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007440 [SIA2008-2258]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395104

American Ornithologists' Union Committee on Classification, Nomenclature

Subject:
Johnson, Ned K  Search this
Short, Lester L  Search this
Banks, Richard C  Search this
Howell, Thomas R  Search this
Parkes, Kenneth C (Kenneth Carrol)  Search this
Monroe, Burt L (Burt Leavelle) 1930-  Search this
Storer, Robert W. 1914-  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1982
October 1982
Topic:
Ornithologists  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007440 [SIA2008-2274]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395106

Alexander Wetmore (1886-1978), Annie Beatrice van der Biest Thielan Wetmore (1910-1997), and John Warren Aldrich (1906-1995)

Creator:
American Ornithologists' Union  Search this
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Wetmore, Annie Beatrice  Search this
Aldrich, John W (John Warren) 1906-1995  Search this
American Ornithologists' Union  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1969
Topic:
Women scientists  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007440 [SIA2008-2264]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_287608

Edward Alexander Preble Papers

Topic:
Nature magazine
Extent:
8.5 cu. ft. (16 document boxes) (2 half document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Diaries
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1887-1957 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
These papers document Preble's personal life and careers with the Bureau of Biological Survey and the American Nature Association, and include general correspondence, primarily incoming; published and unpublished manuscripts for scientific and conservation work; addresses and reports by others; field notebooks, diaries, lists and checklists for his field explorations and local observations; research notes for his scientific publications on mammals and birds of the northwest; auction catalogs for skins; newsclippings and photographs; and biographical information on Preble.
Historical Note:
Edward Alexander Preble (1871-1957) was a naturalist and conservationist who conducted major field explorations of the birds and mammals of the northwest regions of Canada and the United States. Preble was born in Sommerville, Massachusetts, and developed a strong interest in natural history during his youth in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and summers in Ossipee, New Hampshire. Early natural history contacts included Frank Blake Webster and Frank Harris Hitchcock. Preble graduated from high school in Woburn, Massachusetts, in 1889. Through his acquaintance with Hitchcock, Preble was appointed a field naturalist with the Bureau of Biological Survey in 1892 under Clinton Hart Merriam. Preble was appointed assistant biologist in 1902, biologist in 1924, and senior biologist in 1928.

Preble began his field work career with Vernon Orlando Bailey in Texas, and worked in Georgia, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, and Utah, conducting life zone samplings. In 1900 Preble began his major field explorations for the bureau with a trip to the Hudson Bay region of Canada with his brother, Alfred Emerson Preble. In 1901 the Preble brothers traveled and collected in the Athabaska-Mackenzie (Canada) regions. In 1903 and 1904 the brothers continued their explorations of this region with Merritt Cary, and Edward Preble remained in the Mackenzie River region alone through the winter of 1903-1904. The results of these explorations were published by Preble in A Biological Investigation of the Athabaska-Mackenzie Region, U.S. Department of Agriculture, North American Fauna 27, 1908. Preble also traveled through the Athabaska-Mackenzie region to the Barren Grounds with Ernest Thompson Seton in 1907.

In 1910 Preble, accompanied by George and Samuel Mixter, explored the Stikine River in Alaska, as well as Alberta, British Columbia, Montana, and North Dakota. Preble was sent to investigate the status of the elk in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in 1911. In 1913, Preble led a big-game hunt in British Columbia for Charles Robert Cross. In 1914 Preble, Wilfred Hudson Osgood, and George H. Parker served on a federal commission to study and report on the fur seals of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. In addition to the report, published in 1915, Preble also compiled A Biological Investigation of the Pribilof Islands, U.S. Department of Agriculture, North American Fauna 46, 1923. Preble's last major field exploration was an investigation of the status of waterbirds of the Athabaska and Peace River deltas with Luther J. Goldman in 1934.

Preble kept detailed field diaries and notebooks with observations on the animals and birds he was studying, flora and physical surroundings, weather, routes and distances traveled, individuals encountered, sketches of trapper and Indian life, and Indian terms for animals and plants. Most of these trips are represented in the collection. Preble's research for the Bureau of Biological Survey resulted in faunal surveys and conservation/wildlife management reports, with few systematic or taxonomic studies.

In addition to field explorations, Preble always recorded observations of the local flora, fauna and physical surroundings in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and the Washington, D.C., area. Preble lived in Washington, D.C., but also owned a cabin in Fairfax, Virginia, and a farm in Ossipee, New Hampshire. With Waldo Lee McAtee and Alexander Wetmore, Preble conducted local bird counts for the Audubon National Society which were published in Bird-Lore.

Preble served as chairman of the Editorial Committee for the American Society of Mammalogists' Journal of Mammalogy from 1930 to 1935, was made a fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) in 1935, and was a member of its Bird Protection Committee.

In his later years with the Bureau of Biological Survey as senior biologist, Preble became very interested in wildlife management and conservation. In 1925 Preble was appointed consulting naturalist for Nature Magazine, and in 1935 he retired from government service to become associate editor. Until his death in 1957, he edited, reviewed, and wrote articles for Nature Magazine, the publication of the American Nature Association. He maintained contacts with other conservationists through the American Humane Association, the Emergency Conservation Committee, the National Parks Association, the Committee on Wildlife and the Committee on Preservation of Natural Conditions of the National Research Council, and the Permanent Wild Life Protection Fund.

Preble published extensively throughout his life. In a bibliography published in 1965, McAtee credits Preble with 239 published items of 1500 pages in the form of articles, books, reports, annotations, and edits of other works. Preble published several major faunal surveys for the Bureau of Biological Survey as well as a few systematic revisions and wildlife management reports. He published bird counts and observations in The Auk and Bird-Lore, and wrote many articles for Nature Magazine and other scientific and conservation journals. He also annotated three narratives of early explorers in the northwest, Samuel Hearne, David Thompson, and Thomas Hutchins (unpublished). Although Preble was considered a dilatory correspondent, the collection contains a large volume of incoming correspondence, especially from Charles Christopher Adams, Harold Elmer Anthony, Rosalie Edge, Francis Harper, William Temple Hornaday, Roderick Ross MacFarlane, Clinton Hart Merriam, Olaus Johan Murie, Wilford Edwin Sanderson, Ernest Thompson Seton, J. B. Tyrrell, and Richard W. Westwood. There is little outgoing correspondence since Preble usually wrote letters by hand.
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Naturalists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Diaries
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7252
See more items in:
Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7252

Folder 3 Diary, 1895-1899, of trips to British Columbia, Colorado, Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Northwest Territory, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Washington, D.C. Contains lists of birds and mammals sighted; observations on flora, fauna, and phy...

Container:
Box 11 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
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Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Edward Alexander Preble Papers / Series 4: FIELD NOTEBOOKS, 1887-1945, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7252-refidd1e3794

Folder 7 Diary, 1928, of trips to Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Contains observations on flora, fauna and physical surroundings, local and family history notes, and lists ...

Container:
Box 14 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
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Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Edward Alexander Preble Papers / Series 4: FIELD NOTEBOOKS, 1887-1945, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7252-refidd1e4229
Online Media:

Folder 8 Diary, undated, of trips to New Hampshire, New York, Ontario, and Washington, D.C. Contains observations on flora and fauna, research notes for Elizabeth Hanson and her captivity manuscript, and notes from American Ornithologists' Union meetin...

Container:
Box 14 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
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Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Edward Alexander Preble Papers / Series 4: FIELD NOTEBOOKS, 1887-1945, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY. / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7252-refidd1e4256
Online Media:

Folder 16 Harold C. Bryant, 1936-1938, 1941. Includes correspondence relating to the Bird Protection Committee of the American Ornithologists' Union.

Container:
Box 1 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
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Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Edward Alexander Preble Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1888-1956, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7252-refidd1e437

PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEWSCLIPPINGS, 1900-1948, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED BY SIZE AND SUBJECT.

Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of newsclippings; a photograph album for Preble's 1900 trip to Hudson's Bay; prints of people, outdoor scenes, boats, flora, fauna, and buildings; and large panoramic group photographs from meetings of the American Ornithologists' Union and the American Society of Mammalogists. All negatives have been removed from the collection. Other photographs and newsclippings can be found in series 1, 2, and 3.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7252, Series 7
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Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7252-refidd1e4520

Folder 40 Photograph of American Ornithologists' Union meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, November 1928.

Container:
Box 17 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
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Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Edward Alexander Preble Papers / Series 7: PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEWSCLIPPINGS, 1900-1948, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED BY SIZE AND SUBJECT. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7252-refidd1e5015

Folder 41 Photograph of American Ornithologists' Union Meeting, New York City, indexed, November 14-18, 1933.

Container:
Box 17 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
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Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Edward Alexander Preble Papers / Series 7: PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEWSCLIPPINGS, 1900-1948, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED BY SIZE AND SUBJECT. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7252-refidd1e5026

Folder 42 Photograph of American Ornithologists' Union meeting, United States National Museum, Washington, D.C., October 19, 1938.

Container:
Box 17 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
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Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Edward Alexander Preble Papers / Series 7: PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEWSCLIPPINGS, 1900-1948, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED BY SIZE AND SUBJECT. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7252-refidd1e5037

Folder 43 Photograph of American Ornithologists' Union meeting, September 9-15, 1940.

Container:
Box 17 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
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Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Edward Alexander Preble Papers / Series 7: PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEWSCLIPPINGS, 1900-1948, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED BY SIZE AND SUBJECT. / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7252-refidd1e5048

Check-list of North American birds

Author:
American Ornithologists' Union  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1931
Citation:
American Ornithologists' Union. 1931. Check-list of North American birds. , pp., 526 pp.
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_138926

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