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Minneapolis Audubon Society Collection M/A 2000.148.01-12

Creator:Minneapolis Audubon Society. (Minn.)
Title: Minneapolis Audubon Society Collection
Dates:1915-1997
Quantity: 12.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

History

Organized March 10, 1915, the Minneapolis chapter is the oldest Audubon Society in Minnesota. The purpose of the organization: "is to promote the conservation and wise use of all natural resources, with particular emphasis on the study and protection of our native wildlife, and to cooperate with the National Audubon Society in its activities and with such other organizations as may have the same purpose." The organization sponsors field walks, civic projects, programs, and a library for members, and sell bird guides and other books and materials.

Originally called the Audubon Bird Club. In 1920 it became the Minneapolis Audubon Society and in 1975 it was renamed the Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis.


Description of the Collection

The Collection includes meeting minutes (1917-1934, 1970-1995), treasurer's reports (1958-1979, 1986), budget reports (1963-1987 incomplete), chairman notebooks, president's letters and record book, bird counts, guest books, membership lists (1917-1952), directories (1946-1994), clippings (1930s-1980s), correspondence, cards, memorials, Mrs. A. E. Cook's birding notebooks (1918-1922, 1934), and brochures. Also included are two scrapbooks, one on the 60th anniversary shore-bird project, and the other covering activities during 1964-1965. Six trays of 35 mm slides covering Audubon Society teas, picnics from 1959 and 1963; 70 glass slides of birds; and four films: one on the American Bald Eagle; one on The Endangered Species Act; the National Audubon Society annual video report 1993; and one unidentified. Also included are miscellaneous items on the Northwoods Audubon Center and the Minnesota Audubon Council.


Related Material

Housed in SCMC Annual Reports are reports for the years 1958-1959 through 1981-1982 and 1986-1987.


Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis.

Subjects

Birds--Societies, etc.
Bird watching--Minnesota--Minneapolis.

Places

Minneapolis (Minn.)--Societies, etc.

Table of Contents


Lists of bird slides -- Box 1, Folder 1
Documents for 60th Anniversary Shorebird Project 1975 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Brochures, membership fliers, etc. -- Box 1, Folder 3
Pick up and delivery request by Minneapolis Audubon Society 1997 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Lists of 35mm slides 1959-1971 -- Box 1, Folder 5
Packing list for film on Bald Eagle 1973 -- Box 1, Folder 6
List of glass slides -- Box 1, Folder 7
Lists of Presidents; club history; gifts to club; and donations by club 1915-1979 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Mounted bird collection; President's letters 1952-1980 -- Box 1, Folder 9
Ecological information on Roberts Sanctuary, Theodore Wirth Park, Minnehaha Creek, and Fort Snelling Bass Pond (Cedar Avenue) -- Box 1, Folder 10
Field trip lists and reports; Civic projects 1917-1980 -- Box 1, Folder 11
Information on Memorial Library, endowment fund, book service, and local Audubon personalities -- Box 1, Folder 12
Mrs. A.E Cook's Birding Notebooks 1918, 1921-1922, 1934 -- Box 1, Folder 13
Dorothy Breckenridge letters, notes, etc. -- Box 1, Folder 14
Films and videos: The Endangered Species Act: A Commitment Worth Keeping, Audubon Annual Video Report 1993, The American Bald Eagle, and unknown film -- Box 2
35 mm slide trays from various teas and picnics 1958-1971 -- Box 3
Scrapbook 1964-1965 -- Box 4
60th Anniversary Book 1915-1975 -- Box 5
Duties of chairmen -- Box 6, Folder 1
By laws and duties, publicity documents, correspondence, reservation cost lists, reports and past programs, and miscellaneous documents -- Box 6, Folder 2
Conservation chairman notebook -- Box 6, Folder 3
Fieldtrip chairman notebook 1975-1976 -- Box 6, Folder 4
Duties and finances for Bertha Alden Memorial Library 1963-1975 -- Box 6, Folder 5
Custodian's notebook (list of properties) and duties 1971-1981 -- Box 6, Folder 6
Articles of incorporation, by-laws, and amendments; tax exemptions 1935, 1963, 1967, 1970 -- Box 6, Folder 7
Miscellaneous records -- Box 6, Folder 8
Finance Chairman's Budget Reports 1963-1987 -- Box 6, Folder 9
Treasurer's reports 1971-1977 -- Box 6, Folder 10
Treasurer's reports 1958-1959, 1979,1986 -- Box 6, Folder 11
Secretary notes and correspondence 1975-1977 -- Box 7, Folder 1
Regular meeting minutes 1985-1995 -- Box 7, Folder 2
Regular meeting minutes -- Box 7, Folder 3
Board meeting notes 1990-1993 -- Box 7, Folder 4
Board meeting notes 1980-1989 -- Box 7, Folder 5
Board meeting notes 1970-1979 -- Box 7, Folder 6
Meeting minutes 1917-1974 -- Box 7, Folder 7
Meeting minutes 1972-1979 -- Box 7, Folder 8
Guide book: Florida Audubon Society: Guide for Chapter Presidents, 1970; Journal: Shotgun and Stethoscope: the Journals of Thomas Sadler Roberts -- Box 8, Folder 1
Bird walks and bird counts 1972-1980 -- Box 8, Folder 2
President's records 1964-1972 -- Box 8, Folder 3
Presidents annual letters 1953-1989 -- Box 8, Folder 4
Peregrine Falcon Restoration Project materials 1986-1990 -- Box 8, Folder 5
Historian's newsletter files 1966-1979 -- Box 8, Folder 6
Minnesota Audubon Council materials 1984-1988 -- Box 8, Folder 7
Northwoods Audubon Center materials -- Box 8, Folder 8
Guest books 1916, 1957-1976, 1977-1979 -- Box 9, Folder 1
Picnic and tea reports 1967-1968, 1970-1973,1977 -- Box 9, Folder 2
Special events chairman's notebook and notes 1973-1991 -- Box 9, Folder 3
Directories 1946-1994 -- Box 10, Folder 1
Programs 1946-1994 -- Box 10, Folder 2
Membership lists 1917-1952 -- Box 10, Folder 3
Bird Calendar 1921 -- Box 10, Folder 4
Clippings 1932, 1935, 1973-1980 -- Box 11, Folder 1
Clippings 1915-1916, 1930-1969 -- Box 11, Folder 2
Miscellaneous letters, etc. -- Box 11, Folder 3
Correspondence (memorial acknowledgments) 1970-1997 -- Box 11, Folder 4
Cards and memorials 1990-1997 -- Box 11, Folder 5
News releases -- Box 11, Folder 6
70 glass slides of birds -- Box 12


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