Clippings about Abbott, articles he wrote, illustrations for articles, letters, Duck Stamp materials, photos of Abbott paintings, copies of Christmas cards, author index of Abbott articles in Atlantic Naturalist, etc.
After his death: Washington/Post obituary and' Washington Times; NPS Volunteer patch; ANS obituary by Ed Risley; Abbott's ANS review of book, Life of the North American Bale Eagle in Naturalist Review, Summer, 1988; ANS article by Abbott on Christmas C...
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.
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.
Audubon people as seen by ourselves: the first 100 years (Monograph)
Where birds live: habitats in the Middle Atlantic States (Monograph)
Potomac Valley, history and prospect (Monograph)
Young Naturalist's Handbook (Monograph)
Thirty birds: an introduction (Monograph)
Landscaping for birds (Monograph)
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Glover-Archbold Park (Washington, D.C.)
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Shirley A. Briggs, member of the Board of Directors, 1948-1949; editor of the Atlantic Naturalist, 1949-1969;
and Vice President for Publications, 1956-1969. Records primarily document bird censuses; controversy over the development of Glover-Archbold Park; research papers; courses
offered by the Audubon Naturalist Society through the United States Department of Agriculture Graduate School; and publications such as Atlantic naturalist, The wood thrush,
Audubon naturalist news, Audubon people as seen by ourselves: the first 100 years, Where birds live: habitats in the Middle Atlantic States; The Potomac Valley: history and
prospect; Young naturalist's handbook; Thirty birds: an introduction, and Landscaping for birds. Materials include correspondence; manuscripts; color and black and white photographs
of people, activities, and habitats; event programs; publications; clippings; bird census data and maps; Archbold-Glover Park maps; financial and inventory information for
publications; meeting minutes and transcripts; officer, staff, and member lists; flyers; Certificate of By-Laws; and audiotapes of course lectures.