Jerry E. And Norma J. Stillwell Papers,1948-1964.

Collection Number: 2621

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Jerry E. and Norma J. Stillwell papers, 1948-1964.
Collection Number:
2621
Creator:
Stillwell, Jerry E.,
Quantity:
3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, printed material, publications, research materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letters, diaries, and notes concerning the recording of bird calls, and other ornithology related work.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ornithologists, authors.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Letters, diaries, and notes concerning the recording of bird calls, begun after Jerry Stillwell's retirement (1948) as a technical editor for the American Petroleum Institute in Dallas, Texas, including extensive correspondence with Peter Paul Kellogg and William Fish, both of the Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology, which later resulted in their records, "Bird Songs of Door Yard, Field, and Forest" (three albums); manuscripts, typescripts, and correspondence relating to the publication of their articles in NATURE and other naturalists' magazines, and Norma Stillwell's book BIRD SONGS: THE ADVENTURE AND TECHNIQUES IN RECORDING THE SONGS OF AMERICAN BIRDS (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1964); notebooks (some supplemented by snapshots) and journals of numerous field trips to the Ozarks, Carson National Forest, New Mexico, and other places around the country, particularly in the Midwest and Southwest, which contain observations on birds, trees, and wildflowers; also included are newspaper clippings and other printed material on ornithology and bioacoustics.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Stillwell, Jerry E., -1959.
Fish, William.
Kellogg, Peter Paul, 1899-
Stillwell, Norma J.
Cornell University. Laboratory of Ornithology.

Titles:
Bird songs: the adventure and techniques in recording the songs of the American birds.

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

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Jerry E. and Norma J. Stillwell papers, #2621. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related collection:Arthur Augustus Allen papers, #21-18-1255
Related collection:Peter Paul Kellogg papers, #21-18-893
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence
Box 1
A-G
H-Q
R-Z
Series II. Birdsong Files: Journals, Manuscripts, and Research
Boxes 2-4
Mainly Norma Stillwell's Files
Mainly Jerry Stillwell's Files

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
American Nature Association
1950-1952
Box 1 Folder 2
B-File
1952-1958
Box 1 Folder 3
Baird, William and Eloise
1958-1959
Box 1 Folder 4
Baumgartner, A. Marguerite
1953-1958
Box 1 Folder 5
Bedichek, Roy
1947-1957
Box 1 Folder 6
Bergstrom, E. Alexander
1952-1958
Box 1 Folder 7
Beloit College
1953
Box 1 Folder 8
Booth, Ernest
1953-1956
Box 1 Folder 9
Brasher, Rex
1937-1954
Box 1 Folder 10
Burton, L.H.
1954-1955
Box 1 Folder 11
C-File
undated
Box 1 Folder 12
Carson, L.B.
1953-1954
Box 1 Folder 13
Carter, Mr. and Mrs. J.L.
1956-1957
Box 1 Folder 14
CBS (Columbia Broadcasting Company)
1956
Box 1 Folder 15
Cazier, Mont
1955-1960
Box 1 Folder 16
Chapman, Naomi
1953
Box 1 Folder 17
Cheatum, Elmer
1952
Box 1 Folder 18
Clark, Caroline
1957
Box 1 Folder 19
Clemer, J.H.
1954-1957
Box 1 Folder 20
Coffey, Ben
1953-1954
Box 1 Folder 21
Cooper Ornithological Society
1952-1959
Box 1 Folder 22
Coronet Instructional Films
1953
Box 1 Folder 23
Davie, Paul
1954
Box 1 Folder 24
Davis, Irby
1950-1962
Box 1 Folder 25
Disney Company
Box 1 Folder 26
Dixon, Keith
1954-1955
Box 1 Folder 27
Fish, William (1)
1950-1953
Box 1 Folder 28
Fish, William (2)
1954-1959
Box 1 Folder 29
Fristad, Harold
1959
Box 1 Folder 30
Gill, C. Terry
1950-1964
Box 1 Folder 31
Glacier Natural History Association
1958
Box 1 Folder 32
Goodman, John
1954-1959
Box 1 Folder 33
Gordon, Kenneth
1955-1958
Box 1 Folder 34
Gunn, William W.H.
1951-1958
Box 1 Folder 35
Hardwicke, Robert
1959-1964
Box 1 Folder 36
Heiser, Joe
1958-1959
Box 1 Folder 37
Hines,Paul
1952-1959
Box 1 Folder 38
Hostetter, D. Ralph
1951-1956
Box 1 Folder 39
Hurlbutt, Catherine
1949-1966
Box 1 Folder 40
Johnson, Clinton
1951-1958
Box 1 Folder 41
Kellogg, Peter Paul (1)
1948-1950
Box 1 Folder 42
Kellogg, Peter Paul (2)
January - July 1951
Box 1 Folder 43
Kellogg, Peter Paul (3)
August 1951-February 1952
Box 1 Folder 44
Kellogg, Peter Paul (4)
March - August 1952
Box 1 Folder 45
Kellogg, Peter Paul (5)
September 1952 - March 1953
Box 1 Folder 46
Kellogg, Peter Paul (6)
April 1953 - April 1954
Box 1 Folder 47
Kellogg, Peter Paul (7)
May 1955 - December 1955
Box 1 Folder 48
Kellogg, Peter Paul (8)
January 1956 - November 1958
Box 1 Folder 49
Kincaid, Edgar
1955-1956
Box 1 Folder 50
Lanyon, Wesley
1954-1956
Box 1 Folder 51
Lothian, Ivan
1958
Box 1 Folder 52
McAtee, W.L.
1951-1952
Box 1 Folder 53
McDougald, Lain
1953
Box 1 Folder 54
McGillivray, Lola and C.M.
1956-1957
Box 1 Folder 55
McMurray's Bookshop
1949-1953
Box 1 Folder 56
Marsh, Hallan
1951-1961
Box 1 Folder 57
Mason, C. Russell
1951-1954
Box 1 Folder 58
Merriam, Mildred and Allen
1958
Box 1 Folder 59
Mers, William
1953
Box 1 Folder 60
Millard, Glen
1960
Box 1 Folder 61
Miller, Loye
1949
Box 1 Folder 62
Mills, Pete
1952
Box 1 Folder 63
Minnesota, University of
1957-1958
Box 1 Folder 64
Montanta State University
1956
Box 1 Folder 65
Moore, Nelle (1)
1958
Box 1 Folder 66
Moore, W.R. (2)
Box 1 Folder 67
Moorman, Zella
1957
Box 1 Folder 68
Morton, Dur
Box 1 Folder 69
Morton, Erle
1950-1958
Box 1 Folder 70
Munter, William
1953
Box 1 Folder 71
Murray, James
1953
Box 1 Folder 72
Oklahoma Ornithological Society
1952-1960
Box 1 Folder 73
Parker, H.L.
1959
Box 1 Folder 74
Parson, Eleanor
1952
Box 1 Folder 75
Peggs, Harold
1951
Box 1 Folder 76
Peterson, Roger
1952-1958
Box 1 Folder 77
Phillips, Neill
1953-1960
Box 1 Folder 78
Picasso, Inc.
1960
Box 1 Folder 79
Pittman, James
1953-1954
Box 1 Folder 80
Plumb, Henry
1957
Box 1 Folder 81
Quattlebaum, Dr. W. Dave
1954
Box 1 Folder 82
Randall, G.W.
undated
Box 1 Folder 83
Randolph, Vance
1954-1958
Box 1 Folder 84
Rapp, William
1954
Box 1 Folder 85
Rastall, Mabel
1955
Box 1 Folder 86
Rebmann, G. R.
1953
Box 1 Folder 87
Reid, Bessie
1937-1983
Box 1 Folder 88
Rice, Julian
1953-1957
Box 1 Folder 89
Riedel, David
1953
Box 1 Folder 90
Rockefeller, Anne (Mrs. Avery)
1954
Box 1 Folder 91
Rosen, Edith
1953
Box 1 Folder 92
Ross, Roland
1955
Box 1 Folder 93
Rycraft, Mrs. Thomas
1956
Box 1 Folder 94
Sanders, Otty and Ruth
1951-1953
Box 1 Folder 95
Saunders, Aretas
1951-1954
Box 1 Folder 96
Sclater, Ken
1953
Box 1 Folder 97
Shark, Gladys
undated
Box 1 Folder 98
Sidders, Ruth
1959 and undated
Box 1 Folder 99
Sigma Xi
1953
Box 1 Folder 100
Skillman, Edward
1956-1959
Box 1 Folder 101
Skinner, Mary Lou
1954
Box 1 Folder 102
Smiley, Daniel
1955
Box 1 Folder 103
Smith, Cecil
1957
Box 1 Folder 104
Smith, Frank
1954
Box 1 Folder 105
Smith, Turner
1958
Box 1 Folder 106
Smithe, Frank
1955
Box 1 Folder 107
Spirk, Frank
1956
Box 1 Folder 108
Stebbins, Arthur
1954-1955
Box 1 Folder 109
Stillman, Nadine
1957
Box 1 Folder 110
Stoddard, Herbert
1949-1959
Box 1 Folder 111
Story, Mrs. Joseph
1955
Box 1 Folder 112
Sturmer, Mary
1955
Box 1 Folder 113
Sutton, George Miksch
1951-1953
Box 1 Folder 114
Taber, Wendell
1955-1960
Box 1 Folder 115
Tall, Joel
1952
Box 1 Folder 116
Tanghe, Leo
1953
Box 1 Folder 117
Taylor, Robert
1950-1956
Box 1 Folder 118
Taylor, Mary and Walter
1950-1956
Box 1 Folder 119
Terry, Spencer
1955
Box 1 Folder 120
Thies, Ernestine
1953-1954
Box 1 Folder 121
Thomas, Ruth
1953-1958
Box 1 Folder 122
Torrey, Paul
1957
Box 1 Folder 123
Torti, Mrs. M.L.
1959
Box 1 Folder 124
Treat, Dorthy
1951-1952
Box 1 Folder 125
Tulsa Audubon Society
1954-1959
Box 1 Folder 126
Turner, Carrol
1959
Box 1 Folder 127
Tulser, F.A.
1956-1957
Box 1 Folder 128
Wagner, Sterling and Alice
1953
Box 1 Folder 129
Walker, Lewis Wayne
1958
Box 1 Folder 130
Wallenberg, Venice
1956
Box 1 Folder 131
Watson, Margaret
1949-1951
Box 1 Folder 132
Watson, B.B. and Martha
Box 1 Folder 133
Weiss, Stanley
1956
Box 1 Folder 134
Weston, Dr. Henry Jr.
Box 1 Folder 135
Whitaker, Lovie
1953
Box 1 Folder 136
Wilkinson Brothers Co.
Box 1 Folder 137
Williams, Laidlaw
1956-1957
Box 1 Folder 138
Williams, Mrs. S.R.
1957
Box 1 Folder 139
Wilson, Belle
1954, 1961
Box 1 Folder 140
Wilson Ornithological Club
1952-1958
Box 1 Folder 141
Winford, Edith
1956
Box 1 Folder 142
Wing, Anne and Leonard
Box 1 Folder 143
Wisconsin, University of
1958
Box 1 Folder 144
Wood, Merrill
1953-1954
Box 1 Folder 145
Wrather, W.E.
1949
Box 1 Folder 146
WFAA (Dallas)
1953
Box 2 Folder 1
Journal (November 22, 1948-November 19, 1953)
1948-1953
Box 2 Folder 2
Journal (November 22, 1953 - January 1, 1957)
1953-1957
Box 2 Folder 3
Journal (January 2, 1957- June 23, 1959)
1957-1959
Box 2 Folder 4
Recorders Notebook
1956
Box 2 Folder 5
Notebooks
1956-1959, undated
Notebook of birds recorded and 1 typewritten with notes on identification by bird types
Box 2 Folder 6
Kingbird, Couch's
1952-1958, undated
Includes notes on birdsong written in musical notation
Box 2 Folder 7
Owl, Ferruginous Pigmy
1952, undated
Box 2 Folder 8
Prairie Chicken
1954, undated
Box 2 Folder 9
Solitaire Townsend's
1955
Box 2 Folder 10
Avian Echoes from the Southwest
1954
For Texas Ornithological Society
Box 2 Folder 11
"Rambles of a Pair of Bird Recorders"
1956-1957, undated
Box 2 Folder 12
Birdsong Adventures - Early Version 1
undated
Chapter 1 "Reel Beginnings"
Box 2 Folder 13
Birdsong Adventures - Early Version 2
undated
Chapter 2 "The Valley" and Chapter 3 "Few Birds, But Friendly Folks"
Box 2 Folder 14
Birdsong Adventures - Early Version 3
undated
Chapter 4 "Kelloggs and the Everglades" and two discarded sections
Box 2 Folder 15
Birdsong Adventures - Early Version 4
undated
Chapter 5 "Otter Creek Park", Chapter 6 "Avian Echoes" and 1 discarded section
Box 2 Folder 16
Birdsong Adventures - Early Version 5
undated
Chapter 7 "Year of the Hermit Thrush", Chapter 8 "We Go West", Cahpter 9 "Singing Stars and Snowy Vistas" last page corresponds to last page of Chapter 10 "The Birds Give an Encore"
Box 2 Folder 17
Birdsong Adventures - Early Version
undated
Chapter 10 "The Birds Give an Encore" and miscellaneous draft chapters
Box 2 Folder 18
"Birdsong Adventures" Draft - Pages 1-87
Box 2 Folder 19
"Birdsong Adventures" Draft - Pages 107-236
Box 2 Folder 20
"Birdsong Adventures" Printer's Copy 1
c. 1964
Chapter 1 "Reel Beginnings"
Box 2 Folder 21
Birdsong Adventures - Printer's Copy 2
Chapter 2 "The Valley", Chapter 3 "Few Birds, But Friendly Folks" and Chapter 4 "Kelloggs and the Everglades"
Box 2 Folder 22
"Birdsong Adventures" Printer's Copy 3
c. 1964
Chapter 5 "Otter Creek Park", Chapter 6 "Avian Echoes" and Chapter 7 "Year of the Hermit Thrush"
Box 2 Folder 23
"Birdsong Adventures" Printer's Copy 4
c. 1964
Chapter 8 "We Go West", Cahpter 9 "Singing Stars and Snowy Vistas", Chapter 10 "The Birds Give an Encore" and Index
Box 2 Folder 24
Bio-Acoustics Newsletter
1956-1964
Box 2 Folder 25
Newspaper clippings
1950-1956, undated
Box 2 Folder 26
Miscellaneous Notes, Christmas letters and sales material
Box 2 Volume 1
Bird Songs: Adventures and Techniques in Recording the Songs of American Birds
1964
Box 2 Volume 2
Annual Vacation: Tres Ritos and Red River, New Mexico
1931
In a 3 ring notebook marked "Erie Days". Contains photographs.
Box 2 Folder 27
Rapidity of Bird Calls
1952
Box 2 Folder 28
Memo Notes of Jerry Stillwell
undated
biographical writings with photographs
Box 2 Folder 29
Correspondence with Rex Brasher
1936
Box 2 Folder 30
Key and Guide to the Woody Plants of Dallas County by Norma Stillwell
1964
Box 2 Folder 31
A Motor Boat Trip on the Neosho River
1909
Box 2 Folder 32
American Ornithologists' Union related
Box 2 Folder 33
Articles and Notes on Grasses
1928-1947, undated
Box 2 Folder 34
Manuscripts
1949-1956
Box 2 Folder 35
Attractions for the Birds by Norma and Jerry Stillwell
c. 1934
Box 2 Folder 36
Manuscripts
1958, undated
Box 2 Folder 37
The Roadrunner
c. 1935
Box 2 Folder 38
Preferential Complex
1939
Box 2 Folder 39
Crows
undated
Box 2 Folder 40
The Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
1934-1935
Box 2 Folder 41
"Vagabond Trails" and "New Trails and Old" (1)
1930
Box 2 Folder 42
"New Trails and Old" (2)
1930
Box 3 Folder 1
Tres Ritos
1930
Box 3 Folder 2
Publications (1)
1954-1969
articles and clippings
Box 3 Folder 3
Publications (2)
1935-1954
articles and clippings
Box 3 Folder 4
Publications (3)
1930-1935, 1970-1971
articles and clippings
Box 3 Folder 5
Woodland Notes
1933, undated
Box 3 Folder 6
Book 6: Journal, January 8, 1933-April 23, 1933
1933
Box 3 Folder 7
Book 1, Number7: August 23, 1931
1931
Box 3 Folder 8
Book 1, Number 6: August 16, 1931
1931
Box 3 Folder 9
Hermit Thrushes
1954-1956
Box 3 Folder 10
American Petroleum Institute - Miscellaneous
1926-1948
Includes photos and correspondence
Box 3 Folder 11
Brush Recorder
1959-1969
Box 3 Folder 12
A Narrative of Exploration and Adventure in the Rocky Mountains
Box 4 Folder 1
Radio Programs
1952
Box 4 Folder 2
"Our Studies of Bird Song"
1951-1970, undated
Box 4 Folder 3
Song Patterns
1954, undated
Box 4 Folder 4
Bird Song Studies
1953-1969, undated
Box 4 Folder 5
Bird Song Studies (2)
1959-1965
Wilson's Bulletin
Box 4 Folder 6
Bird Song Studies (3)
1935-1950[1952]
Articles and reprints