Albert Rich Brand Papers,1928-1940.

Collection Number: 21-18-899

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Albert Rich Brand papers, 1928-1940.
Collection Number:
21-18-899
Creator:
Brand, Albert Rich.
Quantity:
1.5 cubic ft.
Quantity:
48 phonograph records
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, printed materials, publications, research materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Brand's papers relating to ornithology.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ornithologist.
Research associate, Cornell University; ornithologist at the American Museum of Natural History. Brand was born in 1889 and died in 1940.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Brand's correspondence (1928-40) with Arthur A. Allen, Peter Paul Kellogg, Herbert Sanborn of Vanderbilt University, Dr. Frank E. Lutz, curator of the Museum, and others, mainly concerning his pioneering work recording the songs and calls of American wild birds and his ornithological writing; drafts and reprints of his articles and speeches (1930-38); typescript notes (1930-39) titled "Bird Diaries" and "Bird Hearing Experiment"; typescripts and photographs (one bound volume) describing the Cornell-American Museum of Natural History Ornithological Expedition of 1935, as well as letters from Allen and Kellogg to Brand during and after the expedition; correspondence of Herbert J. Seligmann with Brand's widow, Ernestine I. Brand, and others concerning his proposed biography of Brand and drafts of the first four chapters of this book; other biographical data, including a scrapbook of clippings concerning Brand; photographs, correspondence, and printed items concerning ornithological meetings; and lists of his publications. Includes a leather-bound book entitled "Hunting with a Mike" that was issued in 1935 to the members of the Cornell sound expedition, with a photographic and text account of the trip. The collection also includes 48 phonograph recordings of birds and frogs made Brand including two put out by the American Foundation for the Blind. Also, thesis, Recording Bird Songs, 1932.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Brand, Albert Rich.
Allen, Arthur A. (Arthur Augustus), 1885-1964.
Brand, Ernestine I.
Kellogg, Peter Paul, 1899-1975
Lutz, Frank Eugene, 1879-1943.
Sanborn, Herbert.
Seligmann, Herbert J.
American Museum of Natural History.
Cornell University -- Faculty.

Subjects:
Birds -- United States.
Bird-song -- Recording and reproducing.
Ornithology.
Scientific expeditions.
Ornithologists.

Form and Genre Terms:
Biographies.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Phonograph records.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Albert Rich Brand papers, #21-18-899. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIAL

The Peter Paul Kellogg papers, #21-18-893, contain recordings made by Brand.
The James Taylor Tanner papers, #21-18-1362 and the Arthur Augustus Allen papers, #21-18-1255 contain additional materials about the Laboratory of Ornithology and the 1935 Cornell-American Museum of Natural History Ornithological Expedition.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Manuscripts of articles by Brand
1930-1938
Includes correspondence regarding articles
Box 1 Folder 2
Manuscripts of articles by Brand - B-H
undated
Box 1 Folder 3
Manuscripts of Articles by Brand - H-S
undated
Box 1 Folder 4-6
Correspondence used by Seligmann in his book about Brand
September 1934-June 1941
Box 1 Folder 7
Chapter I; first draft - Biography of Albert R. Brand by H.J. Seligmann
undated
Box 1 Folder 8
Chapter II; first draft - Biography of Albert R. Brand by H.J. Seligmann
undated
Box 1 Folder 9
Chapter III; first draft - Biography of Albert R. Brand by H.J. Seligmann
undated
Box 1 Folder 10
Chapter IV; first draft - Biography of Albert R. Brand by H.J. Seligmann
undated
Box 1 Folder 11
Chapter I; second draft - Biography of Albert R. Brand by H.J. Seligmann
undated
Box 1 Folder 12
Chapter II; second draft - Biography of Albert R. Brand by H.J. Seligmann
undated
Box 1 Folder 13
Chapter III; second draft - Biography of Albert R. Brand by H.J. Seligmann
undated
Box 1 Folder 14
Chapter IV; second draft - Biography of Albert R. Brand by H.J. Seligmann
undated
Box 1 Folder 15
Extra Reprints by Albert R. Brand
1936-1939
Box 1 Folder 16
"For Connie to read"
1932-1940
Includes manuscripts of radio talks and articles as well as a reprint by Arthur Allen
Box 1 Folder 17
"For Connie to read"
1961-1962
Laboratory of Ornithology Newsletters that mention Brand, a reprint by Peter Paul Kellogg and a report on the recordings of wild birds by Brand.
Box 1 Folder 18
Talks and speeches by Albert R. Brand
1932-1938
Box 1 Folder 19
Talks and speeches by Albert R. Brand
undated
Box 1 Folder 20
The History of American Ornithology Before Audubon by Elsa G. Allen
1951
Box 1 Folder 21
13th International Ornithological Congress
1962
Box 1 Folder 22
Special articles about and by Brand
1927-1957
Box 1 Folder 23
A memoir of American Ornithologists Union, Charleston, N.C.
1937
Box 1 Folder 24
Notice of admission to Cornell, etc.
1929-1937
Box 1 Folder 25
General Correspondence
1928-1931
Box 1 Folder 26
General Correspondence
1932
Box 1 Folder 27
General Correspondence
January-September 1933
Box 1 Folder 28
General Correspondence
September 1933-January 1935
Box 1 Folder 29
General Correspondence
March 1936-April 1937
Box 1 Folder 30
General Correspondence
May 1937-December 1938
Box 1 Folder 31
General Correspondence
January 1939-1941
Box 1 Folder 32
Bird Diary 1
February 1930-February 1931
Box 1 Folder 33
Bird Diary 1
February-June 1931
Box 1 Folder 34
Bird Diary 1 and Index
June-November 1931
Box 1 Folder 35
Bird Diary 2
January-November 1932
Box 1 Folder 36
Bird Diary 2
December-May 1934
Box 1 Folder 37
Bird Diary 3
April 1935-March 1937
Box 1 Folder 38
Bird Diary 3
March-May 1937
Box 1 Folder 39
Bird Diary 3
June-December 1937
Box 1 Folder 40
Bird Diary 4: Bird hearing experiment
March-July 1938
Box 1 Folder 41
Bird Diary 4: Bird hearing experiment
July 1938-July 1939
Box 1 Folder 42
Correspondence - Cornell American Museum Expedition
January-April 1935
Box 1 Folder 43
Correspondence - Cornell American Museum Expedition
April-August 1935
Box 1 Folder 44
Special letters relating to Albert R. Brand and bird recording
1929-1940
Box 1 Folder 45
Information gathered by Brand for the National Cyclopedia of American Biography
undated
Box 1 Folder 46
Correspondence - Rouen; Paris
1937-1938
International Ornithological Congress meeting
Box 1 Folder 47
Rouen; Paris
1938
Itinerary, expenses, correspondence and programs for events
Box 1 Folder 48
Oxford
1934
Box 1 Folder 49
Misc. Correspondence
1935-1937
Box 1 Folder 50
Reprints; Lists of Publications
1933-1936
Box 1 Folder 51
Reprints; Lists of Publications
1936-1939
Box 1 Folder 52
Handwritten Bird Diaries
February 1930-June 1933
Box 1 Folder 53
Handwritten Bird Diaries
September 1933-August 1935
Box 1 Folder 54
Handwritten Bird Diaries
February 1937-July 1939
June-July 1937 in another folder
Box 1 Folder 55
Handwritten Bird Diaries
June-July 1937
Box 1 Folder 56
Bird Roll Call and Journal
1929-1930
By species
Box 1 Folder 57
Bird Logs
1932-1932
By species
Box 1 Folder 58
"An Informal Report of the First Year's Work in an Experiment in Recording the Songs of Wild Birds" - Thesis by Brand
1932
Photocopy
Box 1 Folder 59
Photographs
undated
Mainly taken on recording trips with Arthur Allen. Photos include Arthur Allen, Peter Paul Kellogg, Elsa Guerdrum Allen, Herbert Friedman, and Charles Brand
Box 2
Notebook of newspaper clippings
1921-1940
Box 2
Hunting with a Mike by Albert R. Brand
1935
Bound book of the Cornell/Museum of Natural History expedition. Includes photos of the people involved with the expedition and their activities, including George Miksch Sutton, George Lowery, J. J. Kuhn, and others. Also includes photos of the ivory billed wood pecker.
Mapcase Folder 1
American Ornithologists' Union, Chicago
1934-10-23-1934-10-25
Photograph
Mapcase Folder 1
American Ornithologists' Union, 53rd Stated Meeting
Undated
Photograph
Mapcase Folder 1
Group photo (unidentified)
1938
Photograph
Mapcase Folder 1
50th Anniversery American Ornithologists' Union, Museum of Natural History, New York
1933
Photograph
Box 3 SR5501-5502
Songs of Wild Birds
undated
Box 3 SR5503-5507 & 5544-5548
Frogs
undated
Box 3 SR5508-5511 & 5543
Leach's Petrel
1937
Date and title are engraved in the center of the record.
Box 3 SR5512-5522
Kirkland's Warbler
1937
Date and title are engraved in the center of the record.
Box 3 SR5523
3A: Eastern Meadowlark, Western Meadowlark, Dickcissel, White-eyed Vireo, B.C. Chickadee, Nighthawk
undated
Box 3 SR5524
3A (Second Best): Eastern Meadowlark, Western Meadowlark, Dickcissel, White-eyed Vireo, B.C. Chickadee, Nighthawk
undated
Box 3 SR5525
3B (1st Set): House Finch, Purple Finch, Orchard Oriole, Warbling Vireo, (Flicker Call), Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo
undated
Box 3 SR5526
3B (2nd Set): House Finch, Purple Finch, Orchard Oriole, Warbling Vireo, (Flicker Call), Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo
undated
Box 3 SR5527
3B (Badly Scratched): House Finch, Purple Finch, Orchard Oriole, Warbling Vireo, (Flicker Call), Red-eyed Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo
undated
Box 3 SR5528
4A (1st Set): Canada Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hooded Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Ovenbird, Piliated Woodpecker, Barred Owl
undated
Box 3 SR5529
4A (2nd Best): Canada Warbler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hooded Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Ovenbird, Piliated Woodpecker, Barred Owl
undated
Box 3 SR5530
4B: Spring Morning, Bull Frog, Blue Jay, Red-wing Blackbird, Spring Peepers, Pied-billed Grebe, Crested Flycatcher, Downy Woodpecker, Yellow-billed Sapsucker, Flicker
undated
Box 3 SR5531
4B (Second Best): Spring Morning, Bull Frog, Blue Jay, Red-wing Blackbird, Spring Peepers, Pied-billed Grebe, Crested Flycatcher, Downy Woodpecker, Yellow-billed Sapsucker, Flicker
undated
Box 3 SR5532
5A: Chirping Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Pine Woods Sparrow, Bluebird, Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Chuck-will's Widow
undated
Box 3 SR5533
5A: Chirping Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Pine Woods Sparrow, Bluebird, Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Chuck-will's Widow
undated
Box 3 SR5534
Kirkland's Warbler - Test
undated
Box 3 SR5535
Virginia's Warbler
undated
Box 3 SR5536
unlabelled
undated
Box 3 SR5537
Kirkland's Warbler (copy of the 1937 recording)
undated
"To Paul with my compliments, yes compliments!" Albert
Box 3 SR5538
Page 2: Birds of the North Woods
undated
Box 3 SR5539
Page 3: Birds of the North Woods
undated
Box 3 SR5540
Page 4: Birds of the North Woods
undated
Box 3 SR5541
"Talking Book (Solely for the use of the Blind): Birds of the North Woods, Part 2
undated
Box 3 SR5542
"Talking Book (Solely for the use of the Blind): Wild Birds and Their Songs, Part 3 & 4
undated