Lawrence I. Grinnell Papers, 1930-1977

Collection Number: 2649

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Lawrence I. Grinnell papers, 1930-1977
Collection Number:
2649
Creator:
Lawrence I. (Lawrence Irving) Grinnell, 1889-1985.
Quantity:
7.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Field journals; reports; lecture notes; data; films, photographs, and photograph albums; correspondence; financial records; maps; printed materials; bird guides; and audiotapes.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
More than 70 motion picture films, photographic and written materials regarding ornithological trips taken by Lawrence Grinnell from 1938 to 1971; correspondence and a pamphlet, "The 1957-1958 New Zealand-Australia Expedition of the Laboratory of Ornithology"; materials pertaining to his dissertation A Study of the Common Redpoll, a notebook of Cornell ornithology seminars and Canoeable Waterways of New York State and Vicinity written by Grinnell.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Lawrence I. Grinnell was an ornithologist. He earned an M.S. in 1943 and a Ph.D. in 1947, both from Cornell University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Field journals; reports; lecture notes; data; films, photographs, an audiotape, and photograph albums; correspondence; financial records; maps; printed materials; and bird guides regarding ornithological trips taken by Lawrence Grinnell from 1938 to 1971: St. Lawrence Gulf, Churchill (Manitoba), Alaska, Southern and Western United States, Trinidad, Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico, West Indies, Tobago, British Guiana, Panama, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, the Amazon region, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, the Antarctic, India, and Nepal; also, correspondence and a pamphlet, "The 1957-1958 New Zealand-Australia Expedition of the Laboratory of Ornithology"; materials pertaining to his dissertation A Study of the Common Redpoll a notebook of Cornell ornithology seminars and Canoeable Waterways of New York State and Vicinity.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Grinnell, Lawrence I. (Lawrence Irving), 1889-1985.
Grinnell, Lawrence I. (Lawrence Irving), 1889-1985. New Zealand-Australia expedition of the Laboratory of Ornithology, 1957-1958.
Grinnell, Lawrence I. (Lawrence Irving), 1889-1985. Study of the common redpoll.
Grinnell, Lawrence I. (Lawrence Irving),1889-1895. Canoeable Waterways of New York State and Vicinity.
Cornell University--Faculty.
Cornell University. Laboratory of Ornithology.

Subjects:
Ornithology.
Ornithologists.
Scientific expeditions--Guatemala.
Scientific expeditions--Colombia.
Scientific expeditions--Mexico.
Scientific expeditions--West Indies.
Scientific expeditions--Guiana.
Scientific expeditions--Panama.
Scientific expeditions--Africa.
Scientific expeditions--Saint Lawrence, Gulf of.
Scientific expeditions--Manitoba--Churchill.
Scientific expeditions--Alaska.
Scientific expeditions--Trinidad.
Scientific expeditions--Tobago.
Scientific expeditions--New Zealand.
Scientific expeditions--Australia.
Scientific expeditions--Brazil.
Scientific expeditions--Peru.
Scientific expeditions--Venezuela.
Scientific expeditions--India.
Scientific expeditions--Nepal.
Scientific expeditions--Antarctic regions.
Scientific expeditions--Amazon River Region.
Scientific expeditions--United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Field notes.
Photographs.
Slides (photographs).
Motion pictures (visual works).


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Lawrence I. Grinnell Papers, #2649. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIAL

Lawrence I. Grinnell, "A Century of Unitarian History in Ithaca, 1865-1965." Pamphlet, #1525.
Correspondence and other material related to Lawrence Grinnell appears in the Arthur Augustus Allen papers, #21-18-1255 with whom he worked at the Laboratory of Ornithology.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Field Journals of Ornithological Trips
Box 1 & 3
Series II. Expedition Materials, Lecture and Film Notes
Boxes 2 & 4
Series III. Research, Manuscripts and Printed Materials by and about Grinnell
Boxes 2 & 4
Series IV. Photographic Materials
Box 3, 5, & 7
Albums
Prints
35mm Slides
Series V. Motion Picture Films
Boxes 5-8

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 3
Southwestern Trip and Misc. Articles
1930
Box 1
St. Lawrence Gulf (books I-II)
1939
Box 1
Churchville, Man.
1940
Box 1
Alaska
1941
Box 1
Southern and Western U.S.
1942
Box 1
Trinidad
1946
Box 1
Guatemala
1947
Box 1
Colombia
1948
Box 1
Mexico--Yucatan
1949
Box 1
West Indies
1950
Box 1
West Indies, British Guiana
1951
Box 1
Tobago, British Guiana
1952
Box 1
Panama
1954
Box 1
Africa
1955
Box 1
New Zealand, Australia
1957-1958
Box 3
Ohio R and Pine Creek
1957-1958
Box 3
Salmon River
1958
Box 1
Australia
1959
Box 3
Current River Trip
1960
Box 1
Africa
1961
Box 3
Florida
1961
Box 1
Europe
1962
Box 1
Mexico
1963
Box 1
Brazil
1963
Box 1
Amazon
1964
Box 1
Africa
1964
Box 1
Venezuela (2 copies)
1965
Box 1
Venezuela
1966
Box 1
Guatemala
1966
Box 1
Nepal, India
1967
Box 1
Brazil safari
1968
Box 1
Galapagos
1968
Box 3
Madagascar
1969
Box 3
Atlantic Subantarctic Islands
1970
Box 3
Indian Ocean
1970
Box 3
Antarctic-New Guinea
1971
Box 3
Antarctic-New Guinea
1971
Box 1
Bird journal
undated
Box 1
Bird statistics
undated
Box 1
Field cards
undated
Box 2 Folder 2
Florida birds
1938-1952
Box 2 Folder 7
Alaska--birds and flora
1941
Box 4 Folder 1
Alaska Talk
undated
Box 4 Folder 2
Southern Trip: Bird and Flora Lists
1942
Box 2 Folder 8
Trinidad
1946
Box 4 Folder 3
Tropical Birds of Trinidad and Tobago Talk
1946
Includes notes for film
Box 4 Folder 4
Trinidad Article
c. 1946
Box 2 Folder 13
Birds of Guatemala--lecture notes
1947
Box 2 Folder 14
Guatemala
1947, 1966
Box 2 Folder 15
Colombia
1948
Box 4 Folder 5
Birds of Colombia - Lecture Notes
1948
Includes notes for film
Box 2 Folder 16
Mexico--Yucatan
1949
Box 4 Folder 6
Mexico-Yucatan Trip
1949
American Ornithological Union Talk. Corresponding notes for film
Box 2 Folder 17
West Indies
1950-1951
Box 2 Folder 18
British Guiana
1951-1952
Box 2 Folder 19
British Guiana
1951-1952, 1966
Box 2 Folder 20
Panama
1953
Box 4 Folder 7
Panama Trip - Lecture Notes
1954
Includes notes for film
Box 4 Folder 8
Florida Trip: Notebooks
1955 and 1957
Box 4 Folder 9
Florida Trip
1955 and 1957
Includes notes for Film
Box 2 Folder 21
Africa
1955
Box 4 Folder 10
African Trip
1955
Includes notes for Film
Box 4 Folder 11
New Zealand Trip - Lecture Notes
1957
Includes notes for Film
Box 4 Folder 12
New Zealand-Australia Slide List and Map
1957
Box 4 Folder 13
New Zealand-Australia
1957-1958
Includes notes on sound for film
Box 4 Folder 14
Australian Trips
1957-1959
General notes, lecture notes and notes for film.
Box 2 Folder 22
The 1957-1958 New Zealand-Australia Expedition of the Laboratory of Ornithology (printed report)
1957-1958
Box 2 Folder 23
New Zealand-Australia
1957-1958
Box 2 Folder 24
New Zealand-Australia
1957-1958
Box 2 Folder 25
New Zealand-Australia
1957-1958
Box 2 Folder 26
New Zealand-Australia
1957-1958
Box 2 Folder 27
Australia--bird guides
1957, 1959
Box 2 Folder 28
Australia--data
1959
Box 4 Folder 15
Australia Sound Script
1959
Box 4 Folder 16
Southwestern US
1960
Notes for film
Box 2 Folder 29
Africa
1961
Box 4 Folder 17
Wildlife of East Africa
1961
General notes and notes for film
Box 4 Folder 18
European Bird Tour
1962
Lecture notes and notes for film
Box 4 Folder 19
Map of Brazil
1963
Box 4 Folder 20
Brazil
1963
General notes, lecture notes and notes for film
Box 2 Folder 30
Brazil--report
1963
Box 2 Folder 31
Brazil
1963
Box 2 Folder 32
Brazil--correspondence, etc.
1962-1964
Box 2 Folder 33
Venezuela
1965-1966
Box 2 Folder 34
Venezuela
1965-1966
Box 2 Folder 35
Venezuela
1965-1966
Box 2 Folder 36
British Guiana
1966
Box 2 Folder 37
India
1967
Box 2 Folder 38
Peru
1967
Box 2 Folder 39
Peru--printed materials
undated
Box 2 Folder 40
Amazon safari
1968
Box 2 Folder 41
Antarctic
1968-1969
Box 2 Folder 42
Antarctic
1968-1969
Box 2 Folder 43
Antarctic
1968-1969
Box 2 Folder 44
Antarctic
1968-1969
Box 2 Folder 45
Birds of Madagascar--lecture notes
1969
Box 2 Folder 46
Madagascar
1969
Box 4 Folder 21
Indian Ocean Islands
1970
Box 4 Folder 22
Indian Ocean--lecture notes
1970
General notes and notes for film
Box 4 Folder 23
South Atlantic--lecture notes
1970
Includes notes for film
Box 4 Folder 24
Atlantic Subantarctic Islands
1970
Box 4 Folder 25
Antarctica--McMurdo
1971
Includes notes for film
Box 4 Folder 26
New Guinea
1971
Box 4 Folder 27
New Guinea
1971
Box 4 Folder 28
New Guinea (Lecture Notes)
1971
Box 4 Folder 29
Birds of Eastern US
Includes notes for film
Box 4 Folder 30
List of Motion Picture Photography Tours
undated
List of films made during expedition trips from 1938-1971
Box 4 Folder 31
Article on St Lawrence Gulf
1939
Box 2 Folder 3
Churchill--common redpoll supporting data
1940
Box 2 Folder 4
Churchill--original negatives
1940
Box 2 Folder 5
Churchill--summer redpoll records and other
1940
Box 2 Folder 6
Churchill
1940
Box 4 Folder 32
Notes on Breeding Lapland Longspurs at Churchill Manitoba
1943
Box 4 Folder 33
Life History of the Common Redpoll
1943
Box 4 Folder 34
Articles by Grinnell
1941 and 1943
"Notes on Bird-Life of Churchill, Manitoba" and "Nesting Habits of the Common Redpoll"
Box 2 Folder 9
Thesis: A Study of the Common Redpoll, p. 1-40
1947
Box 2 Folder 10
Thesis: A Study of the Common Redpoll, p. 41-113
1947
Box 2 Folder 11
Thesis: A Study of the Common Redpoll, p. 114-173
1947
Box 2 Folder 12
Thesis: A Study of the Common Redpoll, p. 174-225
1947
Box 4 Folder 35
Notes
Irregular winter bird visitors, Salomonssen: Evolution of Redpolls and Lapland Longspurs
Box 4 Folder 36
A Century of Unitarian History in Ithaca by Lawrence Grinnell
1965
Box 4 Folder 37
Article About Lawrence I. Grinnell
1975
Box 4 Folder 38
Passarine birds of the world
1977
Box 4 Folder 39
"Canoeable Rivers in Central New York State"
1952
Box 4 Folder 40
Canoeing Lectures
c. 1972
Box 4 Folder 41
Canoeable Waterways of New York State
1956
Photocopy of the title page with an inscription by Grinnell.
Box 4
Canoeable Waterways of New York State
1956
Box 4
Canoe Trips of New York State no. 1
undated
Box 4
Canoe Trips no. 1
undated
Box 4
Canoe Trips no. 2
undated
Box 2 Folder 1
Remarks on the Distribution of the Corpuelis Limaria: Translated from German
undated
Box 3
Seminars in Ornithology: C.U. Lab of Ornithology (I-IV)
undated
Box 3
India, Nepal
1967
Box 3
New Zealand--bird photos--K.V. Bigwood
undated
Box 3
Australia
1959
Box 3
Africa
1961
Box 3
Color photos of birds and flora
undated
Box 3 Folder 1
Prints from Churchill, Manitoba (not birds)
1940
Box 3 Folder 2
Photographs for article on Common Redpoll
c. 1940
Box 3 Folder 3
Canoeable Waterways of New York - matted photograph and cover
undated
Photograph is number 35
Box 3 Folder 4
Canoeable Waterways of New York - Photographs
undated
Box 5
Research for Common Redbill, Churchill, Manitoba
1940
Used for Cornell Ph.D. Thesis
Box 3 Folder 9
Churchill Slides
1940
Box 3 Folder 6
Alaska: Plants, Sheets 1-4
1941-1942
Box 3 Folder 7
Alaska: Plants, Sheets 5-8
undated
Box 7
Alaska - Plants
1941-1942
Box 7
Ithaca, Trinidad, Guatemala, Colombia: Birds
1946-1948
Box 5
Columbia and New Zealand
c. 1948
Box 7
East Australia and Southwest US
1959-1960
Box 7
Venezule, British Guiana, Guatemala, India, Nepal
1965-1967
Box 3 Folder 8
Venezuela, British Guiana, Guatemala, India and Nepal
1965-1969
Box 7
Africa, Amazon, Brazil, Venezuela
undated
Box 3 Folder 5
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
undated
Box 6 F-749
Zermatt Gorge Matterhorn
1930
1 3.75in reel: b&w; 16mm
Box 6 F-750 & F-751
Birds of St Lawrence Gulf: Reels 1 and 2
1939
2 7in reels: b&w; 16mm
Box 6 F-752 & F-753
Birds of the Hudson Bay Tundra: Reels 1 and 2
1940
2 7in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 7 F-784 & F-785
Alaska: Reels 1 and 2
1941
2 7in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-754 - F-756
Trinidad: Reels 1-3
1946
3 7in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-757 & F-758
Guatemala: Reels 1 and 2
1947
2 7in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-759 - F-761
Colombia: Reels 1-3
1948
3 7in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 7 F-762 - F-764
Mexico-Yucatan: Reels 1-3
1949
3 7in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-773
Esopus Creek, Jamaica and St. Lawrence
1951
1 7in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 5 F-726 - F-728
British Guiana: Original Reels 2-4
1951-1952
3 7in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 5 F-729 & F-730
British Guiana: Duplicate Reels 1 and 2
1951-1952
2 7in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 5 F-731 - F-735
Birds and Gardens from West Indies to British Guiana: Reels 1-5
1951-1952
5 7in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 5 F-736 - F-738
Panama: Reels 1-3
1954
3 7in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 7 F-765
Florida
1955
1 7in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-766 - F-769
Africa: Reels 1-4
1955
4 7in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 5 F-739
New Zealand
1957
1 7in reel: sd., col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-770
Australia - Bulbul
1957
1 3.75in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-771 & F-772
Australia (Extras): Reels 1 and 2
1957 and 1959
2 7in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 6 TR-9882
Australia: Sound Tape Reel
1957
Box 6 F-774
Island of Hawaii
1958
1 3.75in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 7 F-786
Salmon River
August 1958
1 7in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 5 F-740
Fiji
1959
1 3.75in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-800
South Atlantic Islands
1959
1 12.5in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 7 F-789
Australia
1959
1 12.5in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-775 & F-776
Southwestern United States: Reels 1 and 2
1960
2 7in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 8 F-790 & F-791
Africa: Reels 1 and 2
1961
2 12.5in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 5 F-741
Birds of Monte
c.1961
1 3.75in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-777
Europe (Sweden)
1962
1 7in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 8 F-792
Iceland-Europe
1962
1 10.75in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-778
Vislumbre Sud Mexicano
1963
1 7in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 8 F-793 & F-794
Brazil: Reels 1 and 2
1963-1964
2 12.5in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 5 F-745
Lab Birds
1965
1 3.75in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 5 F-747
Hobart?
1965
1 3.75in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 8 F-795 & F-796
Venezuela: Reels 1 and 2
1965
2 10.75in reels: col.; 16mm
Box 7 F-787
Canoeing
1966
1 7in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 5 F-742
British Guiana
1966
1 7in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 5 F-743
Amazon Safari
1968
1 7in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 8 F-797
Galapagos Islands
1968
1 10.75in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 8 F-799
Antarctica
1968-1969
1 12.5in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-779
Mt. Kilimanjaro Madagascar
1969
1 7in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-780
Patagonia
1969
1 7in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 5 F-744
Indian Ocean Islands
1970
1 7in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 8 F-798
New Guinea
1971
1 10.75in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 5 F-746
Panama: End of Reel 1?
undated
1 3.75in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 5 F-748
Untitled Film
undated
1 7in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-781
Birds of Eastern United States: Reel #2
undated
1 7in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-782
Tree-tops
undated
1 3.75in reel: col.; 16mm
Box 6 F-783
Mountain Climbing
undated
1 7in reel: b&w; 16mm
Box 7 F-788
Canoeing #4 Dinosaur
undated
1 7in reel: col.; 16mm