Ludlow Griscom Papers,1918-1961

Collection Number: 2701

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Ludlow Griscom papers, 1918-1961.
Collection Number:
2701
Creator:
Ludlow Griscom, 1890-1959.
Quantity:
11 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, financial statements, meeting minutes, bulletins, field notes, reports, papers, photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence concerning activities at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, as well as field notes, reports, and biographical information about Griscom.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ludlow Griscom, an ornithologist, was Research Curator of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence concerning activities at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University; letters of contemporary ornithologists, including Arthur A. Allen, Peter Paul Kellogg, Roger Tory Peterson, and Louis Agassiz Fuertes; requests for books published by the museum; and bird identification questions from professional and amateur ornithologists. Also, personal letters from family and friends; correspondence and related material concerning the American Defense Program at Harvard, which Griscom directed,1940-1945; correspondence, financial statements, minutes, annual reports, and bulletins of UNESCO (1948-1950); the Massachusetts Audubon Society (1938-1959); Massachusetts Department of Conservation, Division of Fisheries and Game (1947-1949); National Audubon Society (1932-1958); American Ornithologists Union (1922-1957); and the Boston Society of Natural History (1937-1954). Also includes material concerning the Mount Washington Observatory, the Children's Museum, and conservation topics. Also included are field notes, reports, biographical information about Griscom, and articles and papers by Griscom and other ornithologists.
Ludlow Griscom's pipe, Charvos drafting compass and an E. Faber pencil with holder.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Griscom, Ludlow, 1890-1959.
Allen, Arthur A. (Arthur Augustus), 1885-1964.
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927.
Kellogg, Peter Paul, 1899-
Peterson, Roger Tory, 1908-
American Ornithologists' Union.
Boston Society of Natural History.
Children's Museum of Boston.
Harvard University. American Defense Program.
Harvard University. Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Massachusetts Audubon Society.
Massachusetts. Division of Fisheries and Game.
Mount Washington Observatory.
National Audubon Society.
Unesco.

Subjects:
Conservation of natural resources.
Ornithology.
Ornithologists.

Form and Genre Terms:
Field notes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Ludlow Griscom papers, #2701. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Correspondence
1922-1933
Box 2
Correspondence
1934-June 1938
Box 3
Correspondence
July 1938-1943
Box 4
Correspondence
1944-1948
Box 5
Correspondence
1949-1953
Box 6
Correspondence
1954-1961
Box 6
Financial correspondence of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
Box 6
Reports of the research curator
Box 6
Undated correspondence
Box 6
Massachusetts Audubon Society correspondence
1938-1959
Box 6
Massachusetts Audubon Society finances
1947-1950
Box 6
Massachusetts Audubon Society minutes
1947-1950
Box 6
Massachusetts Audubon Society bulletins
November 1936-December 1936, 1943
Box 6
UNESCO, Nature Protection Minutes
1948
Box 6
UNESCO, 2 articles of H.J. Coolidge
1948-1949
Box 6
UNESCO, 7th Pacific Science Congress Bulletin,
February 1949
Box 6
UNESCO, General Conference Bulletin,
June 1950
Box 6
UNESCO, Bulletin #12, Science in UNESCO
December 14, 1949
Box 6
UNESCO, Miscellaneous material
Box 6
Division of Fisheries correspondence
1947-1949
Box 6
Division of Fisheries finances and annual report
1947-1949
Box 6
Division of Fisheries minutes,
November 1948-October 1949
Box 6
Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Conservation Acts, Nos. 31-1276
1949
Box 6
Division of Inland Fisheries Progress Report
Dec. 1947
Box 6
Wildlife Research-Pheasant Stocking in Massachusetts
April 1946
Box 6
Wildlife Research - Pheasant Stocking in Massachusetts, A Survey in U.S.
Box 6
Miscellaneous conservation material
Box 6
Mt. Washington Observatory, minutes and notes
Box 6
Mt. Washington Observatory, financial reports
Box 6
Mt. Washington Observatory, annual report
June 1950
Box 6
Mt. Washington Observatory, 6th quarterly progress report
1950
Box 6
Children's Museum reports
Box 6
First Draft of 1957 U.S. Department of Interior National Park Service
1957
Box 6
Miscellaneous papers, reports, brochures
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Typewriter rental papers
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Newspaper subscription papers
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Newspaper control sheets
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Foreign language group interpreters, readers, etc.
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Foreign language group methods and procedures
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Instructions to readers
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Foreign language press in New England
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Census reports
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Radio broadcasting Research Project
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, German techniques of propaganda by Ludlow Griscom
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Interviews by Ludlow Griscom
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Spanish Library information
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Progress Reports of the program
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Washington Reports,
March 24, 1942-October 1943
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Scandinavian Press
1942
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Yiddish, Latin American, French and Greek Nationality, Czechoslovakian Press
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Portuguese Press
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Polish and Hungarian Press
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Greek Press
1942-1943
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, German Press
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, French Press
January 1942-July 1943
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Italian Press
December 1941-1943
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Irish-American Press
1943
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Finnish Press
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Correspondence
January 1940-1945
Box 7
American Defense Program at Harvard, Undated and miscellaneous material
Box 8
National Audubon Society correspondence
1932-1958
Box 8
National Audubon Society financial statements
1941-1942, 1949-1950
Box 8
National Audubon Society booklets on by-laws
1935, 1944
Box 8
National Audubon Society committee minutes and notes,
February 1941-August 1956
Box 8
National Audubon Society field notes, vol. 10, no. 6
Box 8
National Audubon Society miscellaneous material
Box 8
American Ornithological Union correspondence
1922-1957
Box 8
American Ornithological Union minutes of annual meetings
1940-1955, 1958
Box 8
American Ornithological Union financial reports
1940-1942
Box 8
American Ornithological Union membership list
1953
Box 8
American Ornithological Union 71st meeting report
1954
Box 8
American Ornithological Union miscellaneous and undated material
Box 9
Boston Society of Natural History correspondence
1937-1954
Box 9
Boston Society of Natural History minutes
1939-1950
Box 9
Boston Society of Natural History reports
1945-1949
Box 9
Boston Society of Natural History membership lists
1949-1950
Box 9
Boston Society of Natural History financial statements
1938-1950
Box 9
Boston Society of Natural History progress reports
1946-1949
Box 9
Boston Society of Natural History brochures re Society
Box 9
Boston Society of Natural History miscellaneous and undated material
Reports by Ludlow Griscom
Box 9
Ratings of Warblers
Box 9
Old World Warblers, Gnatcatchers and Kinglets
Box 9
Woodhewers and Weavers' Finches
Box 9
Family Tyrannidae
Box 9
White-collared Seedeater and Tanagers
Box 9
Crows and Jays, Shrikes, Mockingbirds and Thrushes
Box 9
Blackbirds, Troupials and Meadowlarks
Box 9
Rusty-crowned Ground Sparrows
Box 9
Evening Grosbeak and Finches, Buntings and Sparrows
Box 9
Yellow-faced Grassquit and Wrens
Box 9
Papers on Grebes with mss., Loons with mss., Family Alcidae
Box 9
Sounds made by birds
Box 9
Notes on Willets
Box 9
Thrushes and Black Duck
Box 9
Field notes re Birds seen on Martha's Vineyard
Box 9
Paper on "The Techniques of Field Ornithology" with mss.
Box 9
Notes on South American Warblers
1956
Box 9
Birds seen at Martha's Vineyard by others
Box 9
Alabama State Bird Calls
Box 9
Nicaraguan Report
Box 9
Panama collecting trip with mss.
Box 9
Costa Rica collection trip with mss.
Box 9
"Additions to the Ornithology of Honduras," mss. with correspondence
Box 9
Notes on birds (card form): Guatemalan (?) Furnariidae
Box 10
Griscom and Sprunt: Warbler Study Draft
Box 10
Cape Cod census
1950
Box 10
Griscom et al: Mexican Checklist Project with correspondence
1953-1955
Box 10
South Texas Winter Season
1954-1955
Box 10
Original Data: Concord book (field notes)
Griscom articles, etc.
Box 10
Elementary Biology in Modern Universities
Box 10
Birds in Flight
Box 10
The Changing Seasons - Summary of Fall Migration and Nesting Seasons
Box 10
The Future of Our Waterfowl Abundance
Box 10
Passenger Pigeon
Box 10
Historic Developments of Sight Recognition
Box 10
Eskimo Curlews
Box 10
Wise Use of Sight Records (orig. mss.)
Box 10
Population Studies of North American Birds
Box 10
Order Colymbiformes
Box 10
Order Gouiiformes
Box 10
Suborder Alcae
Box 10
Ranges
Box 10
Orig. mss.: American Woodcock-Philohela Minor (Gmalin); Shore-birds (Suborder Charadrii); Wildlife Institute Paper and Data; Untitled miscellaneous mss., field and bird notes
Other writings
Box 10
Fred Packer's Book, draft
1947
Box 10
Fred Packer's Book, draft, parts I and II
1950
Box 10
William Brewsters Articles
1875-1901
Box 10
Records of New England Birds (published material)
June 1958-September 1958
Pamphlets and reprints
Box 11
Press Review - U.S. Army American Expeditionary Forces, General Staff, No. 1-473
1917-1919
Box 12
James B. Conant, A Chaple Talk, delivered by President Conant at the Opening of the Fall Term
1945-1946
Box 12
James B. Conant, Speaking as a Private Citizen
January 1941
Box 12
James B. Conant, The Present Danger
February 7, 195119
Box 12
James B. Conant, Academic Patronage and Superintendence (Harvard University and Graduate School of Education)
June 1938
Box 12
Yearbook of the Rhinebeck Bird Club
1921
Box 12
"Ten-All Day Censuses from Duchess County, New York," Maunsell S. Crosby (two copies, one with notes on the inside back cover - The Wilson Bulletin
September 1925
Box 12
Supplementary Notes on the Birds of Dutchess County, N.Y., M.S. Crosby
Box 12
"Two New Geographic Races of Birds from Central America," Alexander Wetmore (Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington)
Box 12
"Three New Birds from the Yucatan Peninsula," Raymond A. Paynter, Jr. (Postilla Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History)
Box 12
Common Sense in Common Names, Ludlow Griscom
September 1947
Box 12
"Mammals of Honduras," George G. Goodwin (Bulletin of American Museum of Natural History)
May 1942
Box 12
Die Vogel Der Osterreichischen Costa Rica - Expedition Dr. M. Sassi (Leiden, E.J. Brill)
Box 12
"Notes on a Samll Collection of Birds form the Republic of Honduras," H.G. Deigan, (The Auk)
April 1936
Box 12
"The Distribution of Bird Life in Guatemala," Von Frtiz Heilfurth (Vogelleben in Guatemala, Museum of Zoology, Berlin)
Box 12
Faculty Club of Harvard University, Articles of Association and Rules and Regulations (revised Edition)
July 1933
Box 12
American Fern Journal (Quarterly of American Fern Society)
April 1935-June 1935
Box 12
"Three Days of Botanizing in Southeastern Virginia," M.L. Fernald and Ludlow Griscom (Rhodora)
April 1935-May 1935
Box 12
Critical Notes of Rare Panama Birds," L. Griscom (Boston Society of Natural History)
February 1935
Box 12
"The Ring-Necked Duck as a Transient in the Northeastern States," Ludlow Griscom (The Auk)
April 1939
Box 12
"A Statement for a Sub-committee of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate - A Plan for Peace," Greenville Clarke
June 1950
Box 12
Kirkland House, Information and Rules
1951-1952
Box 12
The Deacon's Testament, for Kirkland House, Harvard University
1946
Box 12
Second Annual Report - Pacific Science Board, 1948 (National Research Council)
1948
Box 12
"Handwritten Notebook - Expedition to Yucatan (1927), Guatemala (1930), Honduras and Gutemala (1951)" Mss. Vol
1927, August 1930, 1951
Box 12
Laws Relating to Game and Inland Fisheries, 1948 (Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Conservation)
1948
Box 12
Directory - Department of Conservation 1949 (Commonwealth of Massachusetts)
1949
Box 12
"Accounts of Nicaragua Trip," (Mss. Vol.)
February 11, 1917-April 16, 1917
Box 12
"Accounts of Nicaragua Trip," (Mss. Vol.)
April 18, 1917-June 10, 1917
Box 12
The Deacon's Testament, for Kirkland House, Harvard University
1947
Box 12
The Deacon's Testament, for Kirkland House, Harvard University
1948
Box 12
The Rights and Responsibilities of Universities and Their Faculties (Association of American Universities)
March 24, 1953
Box 12
"Statements by the Harvard Corporation in regard to Ass't. Prof. Wendell H. Furry, Teaching Fellow Leon J. Kamin and Assistant Prof. Helen Deane Markham"
May 20, 1953
Box 12
"Birds of Linares and Geleana, Nuevo Leon, Mexico," George Miksch Sutton and Olin Sewall Pettingill, Jr. (Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, Louisiana State University)
November 22, 1943
Box 12
"Freedom at Harvard," An Exchange of Letters by Frank B. Ober of Baltimore, President Conant, and Greenville Clark, Fellow of Harvard College (Harvard Alumni Bulletin)
June 25, 1949
Box 12
Louisiana Road Map
Box 12
Mapa De Los Caminos Para Automoviles En Guatemala, Julio Alberto Rubic
1928
Box 12
Map of Panama (Rand McNally)
1913
Box 12
Map of Panama (American Geographic Society of New York)
1928
Box 12
Map of the Republic of Nicaragua (W.M. Bradley and Sons)
Box 12
Road Map of Jamaica (Jamaica Automobile Association)
1926
Box 12
Harvard Services, for Officers Employees and Departments (Harvard University Press)
October 1, 1952
Box 12
Bird Check List of Southeastern Texas (The Outdoor Nature Club of Houston)
1942
Box 12
A Field List of Birds of the District of Columbia Region (Audubon Society of District of Columbia)
February 1947
Box 12
"Notes of the Guatemalan Highlands," by Alexander Wetmore (U.S. National Museum, Vol. 89, #3105)
Miscellany
Box 12
Four photographs with correspondence
Box 12
One divider
Box 12
One strip of six photographs
Box 12
Christmas Census by Leonard Wing
1900-1939
MU-2028
Drafting compass
MU-2029
Pencil
MU-2030
Pipe
Mapcase 1
Photograph, International Ornithological Congress in Oxford
1934