Georgia Ornithological Society records

Georgia Ornithological Society records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Georgia Ornithological Society.
Creator: Greene, Earle R.
Creator: Smith, Robert Windsor
Title: Georgia Ornithological Society records
Dates: 1896-1975
Quantity: 3.7 Linear feet (9 document boxes, 1 oversize folder B)
Abstract:The collection consists of records of the Georgia Ornithological Society from 1936-1950s, and two of its members from 1896-1975. Records include correspondence, minutes, financial reports, bird lists, membership lists, printed material, photographs, and a scrapbook (1936-1943) documenting the Society's early history. In addition, the collection includes notebooks (1896-1901) of Robert Windsor Smith, in which he denotes detailed records on weather and bird sightings in DeKalb County (Ga.) and Kirkwood (Ga.) Also included are materials relating to Earle R. Greene including his notes on Florida birds (1924-1966), photographs, daily journals (1968-1975) of a personal nature, and publications in which he appears.
Coll. Number: ms1219

Biographical/Historical Note

The Georgia Ornithological Society was organized in 1936.


Arranged into 3 series: Series 1. Official Organizational records; Series 2. Robert W. Smith papers; and Series 3. Earl R. Greene papers.

Series 3. Earl R. Greene papers is further subdivided into 4 subseries: Manuscripts; Daily journals; General files; and Photographs and graphic materials

Index Terms

Associations, institutions, etc.--Georgia.
Bird watchers--Georgia.
Bird watching--Florida.
Bird watching--Georgia.
Birds--Georgia--Societies, etc.
DeKalb County (Ga.)
Ornithology--Georgia--Societies, etc.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Georgia Ornithological Society records, MS 1219 . Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Official Organizational records

11Official Records Charter, by-laws
2-5Official Correspondence
101Minutes, 1936-1956
2Minutes, 1957-1973
3Minutes, 1974-1987
4Minutes, 1988-1995
5Minutes, 1996-2003
6Minutes, 1973-1988
111Newsletters- "Oriole Chirps", 1960-1968
2Newsletters- "Goshawk" v.1-v.5
3Newsletters- "Goshawk" v.6-10
4Newsletters- "Goshawk" v.11-15
5Newsletters- "Goshawk" v.16-20
6Newsletters- "Goshawk" v.21-25
7Newsletters- "Goshawk" v.26-30
121Organizational, hostorical, and miscellaneous material
2Membership lists
3Meeting announcements and programs, 1996-2004

Series 2: Robert W. Smith papers

31-5Observations, 1896-1900

Series 3: Earl R. Greene papers


41 A Lifetime With the Birds
2Notes on Florida Birds
3Birds to See
4North American Birds