Sally Hoyt Spofford Papers, 1923-1982

Collection Number: 21-18-2374

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Sally Hoyt Spofford Papers, 1923-1982
Collection Number:
21-18-2374
Creator:
Sally Hoyt Spofford, 1914-
Quantity:
3.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Letters, manuscripts, notes, books, photographs, and drawings
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, notes, manuscripts, and memoranda pertaining to the administration of the Laboratory of Ornithology and her other interests in ornithology; rough drafts of Arthur A. Allen correspondence and writings; Edna Lane's Bird and Flying Squirrel field notes; Christmas newsletters with photographs from Peter Paul Kellogg; and J. Southgate Hoyt field notes, manuscripts, drawings, a draft of his Ph.D. thesis, and photographs, primarily relating to the pileated woodpecker. Also, Arthur Allen slides that match Bird Song records and files relating to the Federation of New York State Bird Clubs.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ornithologist, Administrative Assistant at the Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, notes, manuscripts, and memoranda pertaining to the administration of the Laboratory of Ornithology and her other interests in ornithology; rough drafts of Arthur A. Allen correspondence and writings; Edna Lane's Bird and Flying Squirrel field notes; Christmas newsletters with photographs from Peter Paul Kellogg; and J. Southgate Hoyt field notes, manuscripts, drawings, a draft of his Ph.D. thesis, and photographs, primarily relating to the pileated woodpecker.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Spofford, Sally Hoyt, 1914-
Allen, Arthur A. (Arthur Augustus), 1885-1964
Kellogg, Peter Paul, 1899-1975.
Hoyt, John Southgate Yeaton, 1913-1951.
Cornell University. Laboratory of Ornithology.

Subjects:
Ornithology--Study and teaching.
Bird refuges--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Woodpeckers.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Sally Hoyt Spofford Papers, #21-18-2374. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Laboratory of Ornithology and Personal Correspondence Box 1
Series II. Arthur A. Allen Drafts Box 1
Series III. Southgate Y. Hoyt and Sally Hoyt Spofford Papers Boxes 1-4

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I. Laboratory of Ornithology and Personal Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 1
Arthur A. Allen , Sept. 1956-Aug. 1982
Box 1 Folder 2
Arthur A. Allen; Peter Paul Kellogg , Sept.-Dec. 1955
Box 1 Folder 3
William C. Dilger , Jan. 1956-Oct. 1965
Box 1 Folder 4
Erma J. Fisk (Mrs. Bradley Fisk) , Dec. 1970-Oct. 1965
Box 1 Folder 5
Peter Paul Kellogg , May 1954-Nov. 1975
Box 1 Folder 6
Paul and Byrl Kellogg Christmas Cards , 1945-1963
Box 1 Folder 7
W. Keith Kennedy, Nov. 1969-Mar. 1971
Box 1 Folder 8
Douglas A. Lancaster, Feb. 1968-Sept. 1972
Box 1 Folder 9
Art Lane, Apr.-May 1971
Box 1 Folder 10
Lewis F. Pearsall, Sept. 1967-July 1970
Box 1 Folder 11
Arthur G. Peterson, Feb. 1958-Apr. 1962
Box 1 Folder 12
Olin Sewell Pettingill, Apr. 1961-Dec. 1963
Box 1 Folder 13
Olin Sewell Pettingill, Mar. 1964-July 1972
Box 1 Folder 14
Virginia Scheetz (Mrs. Francis Scheetz), Jan. 1957-Feb. 1971
Box 1 Folder 15
Charles G. Sibley, Nov. 1953-May 1964
Box 1 Folder 16
Lyman K. Stuart, July 1958-Sept. 1962
Box 1 Folder 17
Charles Sutherland, Apr.-July 1962
Box 1 Folder 18
Gustav A. Swanson, July 1959-Aug. 1961
Box 1 Folder 19
James Tate, Jr., Apr. 1970-Sept. 1972
Box 1 Folder 20
Fred Kent Truslow, Apr.-Aug. 1968
Box 1 Folder 21
Miscellaneous, Jan. 1957-Dec. 1959
Box 1 Folder 22
Miscellaneous, Jan.-Dec. 1960
Box 1 Folder 23
Miscellaneous, Jan. 1964-Dec. 1975
Box 1 Folder 24
Miscellaneous, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 25
Search for Director, Mar.-Oct. 1972
Box 1 Folder 26
Lab Job, May 1967-Dec. 1968
Box 1 Folder 27
Response to J. Southgate Y. Hoyt Broadcast, Mar. 1960
Box 1 Folder 28
Income/Expense Statements and Related Material, July 1958
Box 1 Folder 29
Accounting Notes, Letters, Nov. 1958-Jan. 1959
Box 1 Folder 30
Newspaper Clippings, n.d.
Series II. Arthur A. Allen Drafts
Box 1 Folder 31
Handwritten Letters, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 32
Drafts, #1, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 32
Drafts, #2, n.d.
Series III. J. Southgate Y. Hoyt and Sally Hoyt Spofford Papers
Box 1 Folder 34
Draft of Ph.D. Thesis, 1948
Box 1 Folder 35
Photos of Pileated Woodpecker, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 36
Photos of Pileated Woodpecker Development, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 37
Miscellaneous Photos and Negatives, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 38
Articles, Reprints, Publications, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 39
Carbon Manuscript-Published, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 40
Elsa Guerdrum Allen, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 41
Correspondence, 1923-1950
Box 1 Folder 42
Correspondence, 1951-1975
Box 1 Folder 43
New York Upstate Birds - Hoyt and Pettingill - Early Drafts, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 44
Pileated Woodpecker Material, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 45
Pileated Woodpecker, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 46
Bird Study Class (Campus Club), n.d.
Box 1 Folder 47
Key to North America Bird Eggs - Manuscript, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 48
Women's Committee - International Ornithological Congress (IOC), n.d.
Box 1 Folder 49
(IOC), 1962
Box 1 Folder 50
Newspaper Clippings, n.d.
Box 2 Folder 1
Laboratory of Ornithology Correspondence, S. H. Spofford, 1963-1978
Box 2 Folder 2
Miscellaneous Ornithology and Lab Correspondence, 1956-1966
Box 2 Folder 3
Nature Study Course, Cold Spring Harbor - Long Island Biological Association, 1942-1951
Box 2 Folder 4-7
Lecture Correspondence, 1947-1973
Box 2 Folder 8
Ornithology Class Quizzes, Reports
Box 2 Folder 9
Lab Matters
Box 2 Folder 10
Laboratory Directorship, 1972-1981
Box 2 Folder 11
Correspondence re Pileated Woodpecker, 1955-1956
Box 2 Folder 12
Correspondence, Natural History, 1946-1953
Box 2 Folder 13
Extension Releases, 1969-1972
Box 2 Folder 15
Encyclopedia Americana, 1967
Box 2 Folder 15
Correspondence re Sightings, 1960-1961
Box 2 Folder 16
Thesis, Charts, Drawings
Box 2 Folder 17
Civil Service, 1933-1934
Box 2 Folder 18-19
Published Manuscripts, 1954-1961
Box 2 Folder 20-23
"Edna Lane's Bird and Flying Squirrel Notes", 1939-1956
Box 2 Folder 24
A. A. Allen Lecture Notes
Box 2 Folder 25
J. S. Y. Hoyt Thesis, 1948
Box 2 Folder 26
Hoyt Notes and Observation Records, 1939-1947
Box 2 Folder 27
Cyclops Material
Box 2 Folder 28
Ornithology Synopsis and Key to Birds
Box 2 Folder 29
Pileated Woodpecker Field Notes, Hoyt, 1941
Box 2 Folder 30
The Migration of Birds, S. Y. Hoyt, 1934
Box 2 Folder 31
Drawings - Pileated Woodpecker Anatomy, J. Southgate Hoyt
Box 2 Folder 32
Notes on 1941 Pileated Woodpecker Nest, Phloeo, 1941-1952
Box 2 Folder 33
Manuscripts - Hoyt
Box 2 Folder 34
Student Photographs in South's Course, Hoyt
Box 2 Folder 35
Map, Pileated Woodpecker Locations, Hoyt, 1928-1932
Box 2 Folder 36
Conservation 131 Lecture Notes, Hoyt, 1949
Box 2 Folder 37
Pileated Woodpecker Correspondence, 1938-1949
Box 2 Folder 38
Birds of the World by A. A. Allen; Lecture and Laboratory Notes, Ornithology 126, 1946-1947
Box 3
Annual Bird Lists, 1933-1939
Box 3
Photograph Album
Box 3
Photograph Album
Box 4 Folder 1
Correspondence, 1942-1955
Box 4 Folder 2
Field List of Birds, 1940
Box 4 Folder 3
"Example of Recent American Bird Art" by Harry Harris, 1926
Box 4 Folder 4
"Bird Life in America" Series II (2 complete sets)
Box 4 Folder 5
Laboratory of Ornithology History by Spofford
Box 4 Folder 6
"The Southgate Y. Hoyt Dispatch", ca. 1946-1949
Box 4 Folder 7
Journal Notes (loose)
Box 4 Folder 8
Scripts for Lectures
Box 4 Folder 9-10
Old Rough Drafts, Minutes
Box 4 Folder 11-12
Laboratory Information, Brochures, Flyers, etc.
Box 4 Folder 13
Laboratory Financial Statements, etc., 1957-1962
Box 4 Folder 14
Laboratory Financial Statements, etc., 1962-1963
Box 4
Daybooks, 1957-1966
Box 5 Folder 1
Laboratory of Ornithology Newsletters and Meeting Minutes
1956-1969
Includes a note to Charles Smith from "Sally and Spoff" from 1991
Box 5 Folder 2
Laboratory of Ornithology Newsletters
1970-1977
Box 5 Folder 3
Photograph of Federation Bird Group
1954
Box 5 Folder 4
Federation of New York State Bird Clubs (1)
1954-1961
Box 5 Folder 5
Federation of New York State Bird Clubs (2)
1954-1961
Box 5 Folder 6
State Bird Book
1954-1956
Box 5 Folder 7
Arthur Allen's discarded conservation lecture notes
c. 1936-1948
Box 5 Folder 8
Bird sighting notes
1938-1941
Includes an hand-drawn map of Sapsucker Woods with notations of bird sighting from 1935-1941
Box 5 Volume 1
The 1957-1958 New Zealand-Australia Expedition of the Laboratory of Ornithology
1958
Box 6
Arthur Allen Slides that Match Bird Song Records
undated
Box 7
Arthur Allen slides that match Bird Song Records; other Arthur Allen slides
undated
Box 8
Negatives of Pileated Woodpecker work by J.S. Hoyt; other bird species; copies of famous prints
1930s-1950
Box 8 F-601
Pileated film from Man in Ohio
1959