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Meet Smithsonian Ornithologist Sahas Barve

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National Museum of Natural History  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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Natural History  Search this
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Abbott Handerson Thayer Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1881-1921
Scope and Contents note:
Abbott Handerson Thayer's correspondence consists primarily of letters to Thayer, but includes a few handwritten copies or drafts of his outgoing letters. Found here are numerous personal letters to and from family members, including his daughters Mary and Gladys (Galla), his son Gerald (Gra), and his wife Emma (also known as Addie), as well as nephews, nieces, sisters, cousins, and other extended family. There is correspondence with his patrons Charles L. Freer and John Gellatly; with many artists, several of whom were close friends, including Samuel Colman, Thomas Millie Dow, Daniel Chester French, Richard Meryman, Everton Sainsbury, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, and E. M. Taber; and former students, such as Ben Foster and Barry Faulkner; with other friends, many of them prominent members of society, such as Samuel Clemens, Royal Cortissoz, Edward Waldo Emerson, and Stanford White. A large amount of Thayer's correspondence concerns his research on protective coloration in nature and the publication of his book Concealing Coloration in the Animal Kingdom. To pursue and defend his theories on concealing coloration, especially as applied to birds, he corresponded with many notable naturalists, biologists, ornithologists, and collection curators. Most notable is his extensive correspondence with Sir Edwin Bagnall Poulton, a British zoologist, and draft letters to Theodore Roosevelt, in defense and promotion of his work. He corresponded with many, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, then the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and the War Office in London, promoting his theory on the value of concealing coloration for warships and the military. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent and chronologically within each folder.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
Reel 3417 (art works): Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Jean Reasoner Plunket. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers, 1851-1999 (bulk 1881-1950). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.thayabbo, Subseries 2.1
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Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer Family papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Audubon Park & Zoological Garden

Landscape architect:
Torre Design Consortium  Search this
Creator:
Bore Plantation  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Louisiana -- Orleans Parish -- New Orleans
Louisiana -- New Orleans
Date:
04/00/1909
General note:
Located on site of former Bore Plantation. Named for John J. Audubon, ornithologist and artist. Querus virginiana.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Oak  Search this
Roads  Search this
Spanish moss  Search this
Spring  Search this
Carriages and carts  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Allées  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item LA008003
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Louisiana / LA008: New Orleans -- Audubon Park
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Archives of American Gardens
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Audubon Park & Zoological Garden

Creator:
Bore Plantation  Search this
Landscape architect:
Torre Design Consortium  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Louisiana -- New Orleans
United States of America -- Louisiana -- Orleans Parish -- New Orleans
Date:
03/30/1911
General note:
Located on site of former Bore Plantation. Named for John J. Audubon, ornithologist and artist.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Allées  Search this
Roads  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Spring  Search this
Oak  Search this
Spanish moss  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item LA008004
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Louisiana / LA008: New Orleans -- Audubon Park
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Audubon Park & Zoological Garden

Landscape architect:
Torre Design Consortium  Search this
Creator:
Bore Plantation  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Louisiana -- New Orleans
United States of America -- Louisiana -- Orleans Parish -- New Orleans
Date:
03/30/1911
General note:
Located on site of former Bore Plantation. Named for John J. Audubon, ornithologist and artist. Querus virginiana. This tree is 11 ft. in diameter and has a spread of 175 ft.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Spring  Search this
Benches  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Oak  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Spanish moss  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item LA008002
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Louisiana / LA008: New Orleans -- Audubon Park
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Archives of American Gardens
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Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers

Creator:
Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979  Search this
Names:
Carlson, John F., 1874-1945  Search this
Cramer, Florence Ballin, 1884-1962  Search this
Davidson, Florence Lucius, d. 1962  Search this
Davidson, Jo, 1883-1952  Search this
Frankl, Walter  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Howard, Lila  Search this
Johnson, Grace Mott, 1882-1967  Search this
Kuhn, Vera, d. 1961  Search this
Lockwood, Ward  Search this
Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962  Search this
McFee, Henry Lee, 1886-1953  Search this
Riley, Mary G., 1883-1939  Search this
Simonson, Lee, 1888-  Search this
Sterling, Lindsey, 1876-1931  Search this
Wright, Alice Morgan, 1881-1975  Search this
Extent:
8.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Poetry
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Date:
1833-1980
bulk 1900-1980
Summary:
The papers of painter Andrew Dasburg and his wife and sculptor Grace Mott Johnson date from 1833 to 1980 (bulk 1900 to 1980), and measure 8.8 linear feet. The collection documents each artist's career and personal lives, including their brief marriage and their friendships with many notable artists in the New Mexico and New York art colonies during the early twentieth century. The papers of Dasburg (6 linear feet) and Johnson (2.8 linear feet) include biographical materials; extensive correspondence with family, friends, and fellow artists, such as John F. Carlson, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Marsden Hartley, Henry Lee McFee, and Ward Lockwood; writings by Dasburg, Johnson, and others; scattered legal, financial, and business records; clippings; exhibition materials; numerous photographs of Johnson and Dasburg, friends, family, and artwork; and original artwork, including two sketchbooks by Johnson.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter Andrew Dasburg and sculptor Grace Mott Johnson date from 1833 to 1980, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1900 to 1980, and measure 8.8 linear feet. The collection is divided into the papers of Andrew Dasburg (6 linear feet) and the papers of Grace Mott Johnson (2.8 linear feet), and documents each artist's career and personal lives, including their brief marriage, and friendships with many notable artists in New Mexico and New York art colonies during the early twentieth century. Found are scattered biographical, legal, and financial materials. Extensive correspondence (particularly in Dasburg's papers) is with family, friends, and fellow artists, such as John F. Carlson, Florence Ballin Cramer, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Marsden Hartley, Henry Lee McFee, Vera Spier Kuhn, and Ward Lockwood. Dasburg's papers also include letters to Johnson and his two later wives.

Johnson's correspondence is also with numerous artist friends and others, including John F. and Margaret Carlson, Florence Ballin Cramer, Jo Davidson, Florence Lucius, Walter Frankl, Lila Wheelock Howard, Henry Lee McFee, Mary Riley, Lee Simonson, Lindsey Morris Sterling, Alice Morgan Wright, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Vera Spier Kuhn. Letters to her son Alfred are quite detailed and revealing. Writings are by Dasburg, Johnson, and others. Johnson's writings include a very brief diary and her poetry. Writings by others are about the Taos and New Mexico art communities. Printed materials about both artists include clippings and exhibition catalogs. There are numerous photographs of Dasburg and Johnson, individually and together, and with friends and family. Of note are a group photograph of Birge Harrison's art class in Woodstock, New York, which includes Johnson and Dasburg, and a photograph of Dasburg with friends Konrad Cramer and John Reed. Dasburg's papers also include snapshots of Florence Lucius, Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer, Frieda and D. H. Lawrence, and Mabel Dodge Luhan. Original artwork by the two artists include two sketchbooks by Johnson and three prints and two drawings by Dasburg.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 series of each artist's papers:

Series 1: Andrew Dasburg Papers, circa 1900-1980 (Box 1-7; 6.0 linear feet)

Series 2: Grace Mott Johnson Papers, 1833-1963 (Box 7-10; 2.8 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Andrew Michael Dasburg (1887-1979) was born in Paris, France, to German parents. After his father died and when he was five, Dasburg and his mother moved to New York City. In 1902 Dasburg started attending classes at the Art Students' League and studied with Kenyon Cox and Frank Du Mond. He also took night classes with Robert Henri. In 1907 he received a scholarship to the Art Students' League summer school in Woodstock, New York and spent three summers studying there in Birge Harrison's painting class. While in school he became friends with many young artists, including Morgan Russell and his future wife, Grace Mott Johnson.

Grace Mott Johnson (1882-1967) was born in New York City. She began drawing when she was four years old, and when the family moved to a farm in 1900 she enjoyed sketching horses and other farm animals. At the age of 22 she left home to study at the Art Students' League with sculptors Gutzon Borglum and James Earle Fraser, and also attended Birge Harrison's painting class in Woodstock. Throughout her career she would sculpt animals from memory, and would often attend circuses and farms for inspiration.

In 1909 Johnson and Dasburg went to Paris and joined the modernist circle of artists living there, including Morgan Russell, Jo Davidson, and Arthur Lee. During a trip to London that same year they were married. Johnson returned to the United States early the next year, but Dasburg stayed in Paris where he met Henri Matisse, Gertrude and Leo Stein, and became influenced by the paintings of Cezanne and Cubism. He returned to Woodstock, New York in August and he and Johnson became active members of the artist community. In 1911 their son Alfred was born. Both Dasburg and Johnson showed several works at the legendary Armory Show in 1913, and Dasburg also showed at the MacDowell Club in New York City, where he met the journalist and activist John Reed who later introduced him to Mabel Dodge (Luhan), a wealthy art patron and lifelong friend. In 1914 Dasburg met Alfred Stieglitz and became part of his avant-garde circle. Using what he had seen in Paris, Dasburg became one of the earliest American cubist artists, and also experimented with abstraction in his paintings.

Dasburg and Johnson lived apart for most of their marriage. By 1917 they had separated and Dasburg began teaching painting in Woodstock and in New York City. In 1918 he was invited to Taos, New Mexico by Mabel Dodge, and returning in 1919, Johnson joined him there for a period of time. Also in 1919, Dasburg was one of the founding members of the Woodstock Artists Association with John F. Carlson, Frank Swift Chase, Carl Eric Lindin, and Henry Lee McFee. In 1922 Dasburg and Johnson divorced, and also at that time he began living most of the year in Santa Fe with Ida Rauh, spending the rest of the year in Woodstock and New York City. Dasburg became an active member of the Santa Fe and the Taos art colonies, befriending many artists and writers living in these communities, and remaining close friends with Mabel Dodge Luhan. Here he moved away from abstraction, and used the southwestern landscape as the inspiration for his paintings.

In 1928 he married Nancy Lane. When that marriage ended in 1932, he moved permanently to Taos, and with his third wife, Marina Wister, built a home and studio there. Dasburg periodically taught art privately and at the University of New Mexico. In 1937 he was diagnosed with Addison's disease, which left him unable to paint again until 1946. In 1945 he and his wife Marina separated. Dasburg was recognized for his career as an artist in a circulating retrospective organized by the American Federation of Arts in 1959. He also had retrospectives in Taos in 1966 and 1978. His artwork influence several generations of artists, especially in the southwest, and he continued creating art until his death in 1979 at the age of 92.

Grace Mott Johnson lived in the Johnson family home in Yonkers, New York during the 1920s and later moved to Pleasantville, New York. In 1924 she went to Egypt to study ancient Egyptian sculpture. During the 1930s she became a civil rights activist. She produced very little art during the last twenty years of her life.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Andrew Dasburg, July 2, 1964 and March 6, 1974. Additional related collections at other repositories include the Andrew and Marina Wister Dasburg Papers at the New Mexico State Archives, the Andrew Dasburg Papers at Syracuse University Library, and the Grace Mott Johnson Papers at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming. Reel 2803 contains photocopies of ten Morgan Russell letters to Dasburg. Reels 4276-4278 include biographical material, subject files, photographs, correspondence, writings, and exhibition material. The photocopies on reel 2803 were discarded after microfilming, and the items on 4276-4278 were returned to the lender. This material is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers were donated by their son, Alfred Dasburg, in 1980. Syracuse Univresity lent materials for microfilming in 1978 and 1989.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Artist colonies -- New York (State)  Search this
Artist colonies -- New Mexico  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Poetry
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers, 1833-1980 (bulk 1900-1980). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dasbandr
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Photograph of Alexander Wilson's tomb and a receipt

Creator:
Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813  Search this
Extent:
2 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1801 and [undated]
Scope and Contents:
A photograph of Wilson's tomb and a receipt from Mr. Ames Roberts to Mr. Alex Wilson, May 15, 1801.
Biographical / Historical:
Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) was an ornithologist and sketcher from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Provenance:
Donated 1955-1962 by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Illustrators  Search this
Ornithologists -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Ornithology -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wilsalex
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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John James Audubon letter to J. L. Alden

Creator:
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Extent:
1 p. and typescript (1 p.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1841 January 27
Scope and Contents:
Photocopy of a letter to J. L. Alden, dated January 27, 1841, expressing concern about a remittance due Audubon. Audubon asks that Alden write and remit the money on receipt of the letter and sends his good wishes for Alden and his family, and kindest remembrances for Captain Crocker, his lady, and Mr. Page. Also included is a typescript of the letter.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, illustrator, ornithologist and naturalist; New York.
Provenance:
Donated 1954 by Miss Mabel Zahn.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Animal painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State)  Search this
Draftsmen (artists) -- New York (State)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.audujjla
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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John James Audubon and Audubon family letters

Creator:
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Extent:
2 Microfilm reels (200 items on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
circa 1783-1845
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed John James Audubon and Audubon family letters contain letters from John James Audubon to his wife, Lucy, and his son Victor. Letters refer to personal affairs, ornithology, and publications. Also included is a fragment of Audubon's journal from New Orleans, 1821.
Biographical / Historical:
John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an ornithologist, naturalist, painter, and illustrator born in Haiti to a French plantation owner. His work, The Birds of America was originally published as a four-volume elephant folio with 435 hand-colored plates of life-size depictions of individual bird species. The accompanying text was published separately in five volumes as Ornithological Biography.

Audubon married educator and philanthropist Lucy Bakewell (1787-1874). Bakewell supported the family financially while Audubon worked on The Birds of America.

Audubon's sons Victor Gifford and John Woodhouse Audubon were also artists and assisted their father with the business of publishing his work.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the microfilmed letters to Samuel G. Morton from Victor and John James Audubon, 1836-1840, and the microfilmed Victor Audubon letters to John L. Le Conte, 1852.

Harvard University Houghton Library holds the John James Audubon papers, 1813-1880 and the John James Audubon letters and drawings, 1805-1892. The American Philosophical Society holds the John James Audubon Papers, 1821-1845. Tulane University Special Collections holds the John James Audubon papers, 1807-1927. Princeton University Library Special Collections holds the John James Audubon Collection, 1788-1970. The New York Public Library Archives & Manuscripts Division holds the John James Audubon correspondence, 1827-1857. Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds the Victor Gifford Audubon collection, 1845-1859.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming, 1955, by the American Philosophical Society.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Ornithologists -- United States  Search this
Illustrators -- United States  Search this
Painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.audujohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Letters to Samuel G. Morton from Victor and John James Audubon

Creator:
Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860  Search this
Names:
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel (16 items on partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1836-1840
Scope and Contents:
This microfilm collection consists of letters to Samuel G. Morton from Victor and John James Audubon.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel G. Morton (1799-1851) was a physician, anatomy professor, naturalist, and physical anthropologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is most known for his work, Crania Americana, which was widely accepted and endorsed by pro-slavery advocates.

John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an ornithologist, naturalist, painter, and illustrator. His work, The Birds of America was originally published as a four-volume elephant folio with 435 hand-colored plates of life-size depictions of individual bird species. The accompanying text was published separately in five volumes as Ornithological Biography.

Victor Audubon (1809-1862) was John James Audubon's son. Along with his brother, John Woodhouse Audubon, he assisted his father with the production and sale of The Birds of America and The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Audubon continued to manage the business aspects of his father's work after John James Audubon's death.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the microfilmed Victor Audubon letters to John L. Le Conte, 1852, and the microfilmed John James Audubon and Audubon family letters, circa 1783-1845. The American Philosophical Society holds the Samuel George Morton papers, 1819-1850.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1955 by the American Philosophical Society.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.mortsamu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Fairfield -- Birdcraft Gardens

Former owner:
Jennings, Annie Burr  Search this
Wright, Mabel Osgood  Search this
Architect:
Clarke, Cameron  Search this
Franzen, John P.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Eckerson, Alice  Search this
Kenny, William  Search this
Loglisci, Andrew  Search this
Owner:
Connecticut Audubon Society  Search this
Provenance:
Sasqua Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Birdcraft Gardens (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield -- Fairfield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles and other documents, and additional images.
General:
The Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary was founded in 1914 by ornithologist and author Mabel Osgood Wright on ten acres of land, former pasture that had been donated and deeded to the fledgling Connecticut Audubon Society. It was established as a refuge for migratory and other song birds; the birds prefer open or partly bushed fields with some tall trees so the early plantings augmented the trees and shrubs already growing. The existing trees included mature oaks, Pepperidge, cedars, maples, black cherries and alders, and trailing wild berries. To prepare the sanctuary pines, spruce and hemlocks were planted for windbreaks, mountain ash, mulberries, sweet cherries, flowering shrubs and vines were planted for food, and several stone birdbaths and numerous bird houses were installed as well as a cat-proof fence. Additional plantings included blackberries, dewberries, thimble berries, strawberries, huckleberries, blueberries, chokeberries, sumacs, wild grapes, wild plum, shad bush, elderberries, wild roses, sweetbriar and honeysuckle.
Starting in 2013 the Sasqua Garden Club has been restoring five different garden habitats with native plants that will support the ecosystem of animals, birds, insects and microorganisms. The gardens are living classrooms for the outdoor science-based education and augment the exhibits in the museum, also undergoing restoration. While many trees, shrubs and native perennials recur throughout the sanctuary, now reduced to six acres, each garden has a distinctive profile. The Woodland edge garden contains red chokeberry, dogwood, magnolia, and crab apple with spicebush, rhododendron, viburnum and an understory of coral bells, ferns, Virginia bluebells, and phlox. The Meadow garden includes wild flowers, winterberry, cedars and dogwood, grasses and low and high bush blueberries. In the Wetland garden there are Juneberry, serviceberry, milkweed, native azaleas, spicebush, river birch, native flowers and ferns. The Seaside garden has butterfly weed, sedge, beach plum, grasses and bayberry. The Terrace garden has mountain laurel, holly, honeysuckle, sumac, willow, coneflower and potentilla.
Birdcraft Sanctuary has been an important community resource ever since it opened in 1914. Every year birds are trapped in soft nets, counted, inspected, tagged and released supplying useful data on migratory bird populations. The sanctuary was enrolled on the National Register of Historic Places on June 23, 1982 and became a National Historic Landmark in 1993.
Persons associated with the garden include Annie B. Jennings (former owner, -1914); Mabel Osgood Wright (1859-1934) (founder of Birdcraft Sanctuary, 1914-circa 1934); Connecticut Audubon Society (owners since 1914);Cameron Clarke (1887-1957) (architect of the Swallow Chimney, 1937); Jack Franzen, (architect of new museum space, 2012-2014); Alice Eckerson (landscape architect, 2013- ); William Kenny (ecological services, 2013-2014); Andrew Loglisci (water features, -2016).
Related Materials:
Birdcraft Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (30 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT744
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Storrs L. Olson Papers

Creator::
Olson, Storrs L.  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Electronic records
Date:
1975-2007
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of fieldbooks documenting the research and collecting activities of Storrs L. Olson, an avian paleontologist and curator in the Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History. Electronic transcripts of the fieldbooks are also included.
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Ornithology  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Field notes
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-267, Storrs L. Olson Papers
Identifier:
Accession 11-267
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Storrs L. Olson Papers

Creator::
Olson, Storrs L.  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1960-1983
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists primarily of personal correspondence of Storrs L. Olson, an ornithologist with the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds.
Topic:
Ornithologists  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 89-020, Storrs L. Olson Papers
Identifier:
Accession 89-020
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa89-020

Storrs L. Olson Papers

Creator::
Olson, Storrs L.  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Field notes
Picture postcards
Artifacts
Date:
1973-2009
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists primarily of field notes of Storrs L. Olson (1944-2021), Curator with the Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History, 1975-2008; Curator Emeritus, 2009-2021. Materials also include correspondence, postcards, and a feather.
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Field notes
Picture postcards
Artifacts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-124, Storrs L. Olson Papers
Identifier:
Accession 16-124
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Storrs L. Olson Papers

Creator::
Olson, Storrs L.  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Manuscripts
Digital images
Electronic records
Date:
1970-2010
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of papers documenting the professional career of Storrs L. Olson, an avian paleontologist and curator in the Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History. Materials include correspondence, drafts, photographs, and illustrations concerning his published manuscripts; field notebooks; and electronic versions of field books and digital images.
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
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Fieldwork  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Manuscripts
Digital images
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-505, Storrs L. Olson Papers
Identifier:
Accession 12-505
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Storrs L. Olson Papers

Creator::
Olson, Storrs L.  Search this
Extent:
11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
circa 1970-1992
Descriptive Entry:
This collection consists of papers documenting the professional career and personal life of Storrs L. Olson, an avian paleontologist and curator at the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds. Materials include professional correspondence documenting curatorial duties, field work, and the publication of results; personal correspondence with family members and friends; photographs of Olson and his family; and correspondence, drafts, photographs, and illustrations concerning his published manuscripts.
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Drawings
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-106, Storrs L. Olson Papers
Identifier:
Accession 93-106
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa93-106

Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union

Collection Creator::
Olson, Storrs L.  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-106, Storrs L. Olson Papers
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Storrs L. Olson Papers / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa93-106-refidd1e2785

American Ornithologists' Union (AOU), Wetmore Fund

Collection Creator::
Olson, Storrs L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 93-106, Storrs L. Olson Papers
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Storrs L. Olson Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa93-106-refidd1e293

Storrs L. Olson Papers

Creator::
Olson, Storrs L.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1998-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of personal papers created by Storrs L. Olson relating to Melbourne Armstrong Carriker, Jr. Materials include biographical materials on Carriker, correspondence between Olson and Carriker's son (Melbourne R. Carriker) concerning "Vista Nieve," and lists of bird specimens that were collected by Carriker.
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-066, Storrs L. Olson Papers
Identifier:
Accession 05-066
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-066

Storrs L. Olson Papers

Creator::
Olson, Storrs L.  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1968-2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of papers documenting the professional career of Storrs L. Olson, an avian paleontologist and curator in the Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History. Materials include professional correspondence documenting curatorial duties, field work, and the publication of results; and correspondence, drafts, photographs, and illustrations concerning his published manuscripts.
Topic:
Paleontology  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Birds  Search this
Research  Search this
Fieldwork  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-201, Storrs L. Olson Papers
Identifier:
Accession 09-201
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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