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Topic:
Atlantic naturalist
Creator::
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States.  Search this
Extent:
22.67 cu. ft. (45 document boxes) (1 3x5 box) (1 microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Audiotapes
Manuscripts
Clippings
Drawings
Phonograph records
Black-and-white photographs
Field notes
Date:
1893-1980 and undated
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.
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.
Topic:
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Audiotapes
Manuscripts
Clippings
Drawings
Phonograph records
Black-and-white photographs
Field notes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7294, Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States., Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 7294
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folders 4-5 Potomac Valley Conservation and Recreation Council, 1954-1973

Collection Creator::
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States.  Search this
Container:
Box 44 of 46
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7294, Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States., Records
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Records / Series 15: SHIRLEY A. BRIGGS PAPERS, 1948-1976 AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 44
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Records

Creator::
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1930s-1960s
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of bird sighting records (3x5 and 4x6 cards) and materials concerning the Potomac Valley Conservation and Recreation Council.
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Professional associations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 82-045, Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Records
Identifier:
Accession 82-045
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Potomac Valley Conservation and Recreation Council, newsletters, c. 1965-1973. Also includes constitution and bylaws.

Collection Creator::
Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 82-045, Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States, Records
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Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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