Olin Sewall Pettingill, Jr. Papers,[ca. 1895-1990].

Collection Number: 4047

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Olin Sewall Pettingill, Jr. papers, [ca. 1895-1990].
Collection Number:
4047
Creator:
Pettingill, Olin Sewall, Jr.,
Quantity:
13.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, photographs, research material.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Professional correspondence; photographic negatives of birds; notes and rsearch materials relating to his book.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Olin Sewall Pettingill was born in Maine on October 30, 1907. He received a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1933. He was a college instructor of biology and ornithology and in 1960 was appointed Director of the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University, a post he held until his retirement in 1973. For 35 summers, beginning in 1938, he taught ornithology at the University of Michigan Biological Station. He was secretary, vice-president, and president of the Wilson Ornithological Society and secretary of the American Ornithologists' Union, of which he was elected a life fellow in 1947. He was elected a Director of the National Audubon Society in 1955. He edited several books and magazines on ornithology. In 1974 he received the Arthur A. Allen Award from Cornell University for distinguished service to ornithology.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Professional correspondence; photographic negatives coded by species of bird; notes of places to see birds in each of the states in preparation for his book; some manuscript material; correspondence about the book THE BIRD WATCHER'S AMERICA, edited by Pettingill; vita, 1990; bibliography; and articles. Special projects include field work in the Galapagos Islands, Grand Manan, and Mexico, and research on the whooping crane. Major correspondents include W.J. Breckinridge, Maurice Brooks, Thornton W. Burgess, John Henry Dick, Harvey I. Fisher, Alfred O. Gross, George Hall, Margaret Morse Nice, Roger Tory Peterson, Maurice Rumboll, George M. Sutton (relating to a memorial), Gustav A. Swanson, and William Zimmerman.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Pettingill, Olin Sewall, Jr., 1907-
Breckinridge, W. J.
Brooks, Maurice.
Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo), 1874-1965.
Dick, John Henry, 1919-
Fisher, Harvey I.
Gross, Alfred Otto, 1883-1970.
Hall, George.
Nice, Margaret Morse, 1993-1974.
Peterson, Roger Tory, 1908-
Pettingill, Olin Sewall, Jr.
Rumboll, Maurice.
Sutton, George Miksch, 1898-
Swanson, Gustav Adolf, 1910-
Zimmerman, William.

Subjects:
Ornithology -- Study and teaching.
Ornithology -- Field work.
Birds -- Research.
Scientific expeditions -- Argentina.
Scientific expeditions -- Galapagos Islands.
Scientific expeditions -- Mexico.
Whooping crane.
Ornithologists.
College teachers.

Form and Genre Terms:
Negatives.
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Olin Sewall Pettingill, Jr. papers, #4047. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Alabama
1949-1962
Box 1 Folder 2
Alaska
Box 1 Folder 3
Arizona(1)
1947-1980
Box 1 Folder 4
Arizona(2) - Manuscript
Proofs for book
Box 1 Folder 5
Arkansas
1947-1981
Box 1 Folder 6
Arkansas(2) - Manuscript
Box 1 Folder 7
California
1947-1979
Box 1 Folder 8
California(2) - Manuscript
Proofs for book
Also includes a 1966 California Map
Box 1 Folder 9
Colorado
1947-1978
Box 1 Folder 10
Colorado(2) - Manuscript
Box 1 Folder 11
Connecticut
1947-1973
Box 1 Folder 12
Deleware
1947-1977
Box 1 Folder 13
Florida
1947-1977
Box 1 Folder 14
Georgia
1947-1975
Box 1 Folder 15
Hawaii
1955-1972
Box 1 Folder 16
Idaho
1947-1979
Box 1 Folder 17
Idaho(2) - Manuscript
Proofs for book
Also includes a 1976-1977 Idaho Map
Box 1 Folder 18
Illinois
1947-1975
Box 2 Folder 1
Indiana
1947-1975
Box 2 Folder 2
Iowa
1947-1981
Box 2 Folder 3
Iowa(2) - Manuscript
Proofs for book
Includes a 1976-1977 Iowa roadmap and maps for De Soto National Wildlife Refuge
Box 2 Folder 4
Kansas
1947-1981
Box 2 Folder 5
Kansas(2)-Manuscript
Proofs for book
Includes a 1969-1970 Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge brochure
Box 2 Folder 6
Kentucky
1946-1976
Box 2 Folder 7
Louisiana
1947-1979
Box 2 Folder 8
Louisiana(2) - Manuscript
Proofs for book
Includes a 1979-1980 Louisiana road map
Box 2 Folder 9
Maine
1947-1981
Box 2 Folder 10
Maryland
1947-1976
Box 2 Folder 11
Massachusetts
1947-1975
Box 2 Folder 12
Michigan
1947-1976
Box 2 Folder 13
Minnesota
1947-1979
Box 2 Folder 14
Minnesota(2) - Manuscript
Proofs for book
Includes 1976 and 1977-1978 Minnesota road maps, Hennepin map and Camping in Minnesota brochure
Box 2 Folder 15
Mississippi
1947-1975
Box 2 Folder 16
Missouri
1947-1977
Box 2 Folder 17
Missouri(2) - Manuscript
Proofs for book
Box 2 Folder 18
Montana
1947-1978
Box 2 Folder 19
Montana(2) - Manuscript
Proofs for book
Includes a 1975 Montana road map
Box 3 Folder 1
Nebraska
1947-1978
Box 3 Folder 2
Nebraska(2) - Manuscript
Proofs for book
Includes a 1976 Nebraska road map
Box 3 Folder 3
Nevada
1947-1980
Box 3 Folder 4
Nevada(2) - Manuscript
1980
Proofs for book
Box 3 Folder 5
New Hampshire
1947-1973
Box 3 Folder 6
New Jersey
1947-1975
Box 3 Folder 7
New Mexico
1947-1980
Box 3 Folder 8
New Mexico(2) - Manuscript
Proofs for book
Includes a New Mexico road map
Box 3 Folder 9
New York
1947-1970
Box 3 Folder 10
New York City Area
1956-1976
Box 3 Folder 11
North Carolina
1947-1975
Box 3 Folder 12
North Dakota
1947-1978
Box 3 Folder 13
North Dakota(2) - Manuscript
Proofs for book
Includes a 1975 North Dakota road map
Box 3 Folder 14
Ohio
1947-1975
Box 3 Folder 15
Oklahoma
1947-1979
Box 3 Folder 16
Okalahoma(2) - Manuscript
Proofs for book
Includes a 1967, 1977 and an undated (with notations) Oklahoma City Street Map and a 1977 Oklahoma road map
Box 3 Folder 17
Oregon
1947-1979
Box 3 Folder 18
Oregon(2)- For column in Audubon Magazine
1966-1968
Box 3 Folder 19
Oregon(3)- Manuscript
Proofs for book
Includes a 1979 Oregon Road map and 1978 lists of state parks
Box 4 Folder 1
Pennsylvania
1946-1975
Box 4 Folder 2
Rhode Island
1946-1980
Box 4 Folder 3
South Carolina
1947-1976
Box 4 Folder 4
South Dakota
1947-1977
Box 4 Folder 5
South Dakota(2) - Manuscript
Proofs for book
Includes a 1977-1978 South Dakota road map
Box 4 Folder 6
Tennessee
1947-1977
Box 4 Folder 7
Texas
1947-1968
Box 4 Folder 8
Texas(2) Second Edition
1962-1979
Box 4 Folder 9
Texas(3) - Manuscript
Proofs for book
Includes a 1977-1978 Oklahoma Texas road map and a 1973 Texas road map
Box 4 Folder 10
Utah
1949-1980
Box 4 Folder 11
Utah(2) - Zion National Park
1966-1967
Box 4 Folder 12
Utah(3) - Manuscript
1980
Proofs for book
Includes a 1979 Utah road map
Box 4 Folder 13
Vermont
1947-1966
Box 4 Folder 14
Virginia
1947-1975
Box 4 Folder 15
Washington
1947-1980
Box 4 Folder 16
Washington(2) - Manuscript
1980
Proofs for book
Box 5 Folder 1
West Viginia
1947-1973
Box 5 Folder 2
Wisconsin
1947-1976
Box 5 Folder 3
Wyoming(1)
1949-1952
Box 5 Folder 4
Wyoming(2)
1952-1978
Box 5 Folder 5
Wyoming(3) - Manuscript
c.1978-1979
Proofs for Book and Wyoming road maps
Box 8 Folder 1
A - Correspondence
1949-1984
Box 8 Folder 2
Argentine Field Trip
1964-1969
Box 8 Folder 3
B - Correspondence
1931-1961
Box 8 Folder 4
B - Correspondence
1962-1986
Box 8 Folder 5
Breckenridge
1947-1984
Box 8 Folder 6
Brooks
1947-1966
Box 8 Folder 7
Burgess, Thornton, W.
1928-1984
Box 8 Folder 8
C - Correspondence
1930-1973
Box 8 Folder 9
C - Correspondence
1974-1986
Box 8 Folder 10
D - Correspondence
1931-1987
Box 8 Folder 11
Dick, John Henry
1964-1975
Box 8 Folder 12
E - Correspondence
1932-1985
Box 8 Folder 13
F - Correspondence
Box 8 Folder 14
Fisher, Harvey I.
1964-1982
Box 8 Folder 15
G- Correspondence
1934-1974
Box 8 Folder 16
G - Correspondence
1975-1988
Box 8 Folder 17
Gallapagos Islands
1976
Box 8 Folder 18
Grand Manan
1932-1936
Box 8 Folder 19
Gross
1928-1971
Box 9 Folder 1
H - Correspondence
1931-1968
Box 9 Folder 2
H - Correpondence
1970-1985
Box 9 Folder 3
Hall, George
Box 9 Folder 4
J - Correspondence
1936-1988
Box 9 Folder 5
K - Correspondence
1928-1986
Box 9 Folder 6
L - Correspondence
1932-1949
Box 9 Folder 7
L - Correspondence
1950-1986
Box 9 Folder 8
M - Correspondence
1930-1949
Box 9 Folder 9
M - Correspondence
1950-1988
Box 9 Folder 10
Mc - Correspondence
Box 9 Folder 11
Mexican Expedition
1940-1941
Box 9 Folder 12
N - Correspondence
1930-1981
Box 9 Folder 13
Nice, Margaret
1938-1967
Box 9 Folder 14
O - Correspondence
1936-1983
Box 9 Folder 15
P - Correspondence
1931-1964
Box 9 Folder 16
P - Correspondence
1965-1988
Box 9 Folder 17
Peterson, Roger Tory
Box 9 Folder 18
Q - Correspondence
1953-1958
Box 10 Folder 1
R - Correspondence
1931-1958
Box 10 Folder 2
R - Correspondence
1960-1985
Box 10 Folder 3
Rumball, Maurice
1974-1984
Box 10 Folder 4
S - Correspondence
1931-1959
Box 10 Folder 5
S - Correspondence
1960-1985
Box 10 Folder 6
Sutton, George
1983-1986
Relating to Sutton's memorial and Pettingill's forward to Sutton's last book, "Birds Worth Knowing"
Box 10 Folder 7
Swanson, Gustav
1937-1986
Box 10 Folder 8
T - Correspondence
Box 10 Folder 9
U - Correspondence
1942-1983
Box 10 Folder 10
V - Correspondence
1933-1972
Box 10 Folder 11
W - Correspondence
1933-1985
Box 10 Folder 12
Whooping Crane
1945-1979
Box 14 Folder 1
Wilson Ornithological Club
1938-1993
Box 10 Folder 13
X,Y,Z - Correspondence
1944-1984
Box 10 Folder 14
Zimmerman, William
1972-1974
Box 10 Folder 15
Bibliography, Biography and Memorials
1988-1990
Box 13
School diplomas, degrees and other certificates
1897-1974
For Pettingill, Olin S.; Rice, Eleanor; Norris, Luther; Pettingill, Marion G.; Bradbury, Marion
Box 14 Folder 2
Olin Sewall Pettingill, MD - American College of Physicians - Fellow Certificate
1937
Mapcase Folder 2
School diplomas, degrees and other certificates
1895-1940
For Pettingill, Olin S. and Pettingill, Sewall
Box 13 Folder 1
Pettingill Christmas Card Drawings
Box 14 Folder 3
Sewall Pettingill - Stationery
c.1901-1909
Box 6-1
Negatives #100-1411
1929-1940
Negatives of birds in individual envelopes. Bird name, geographic location and date given. Some include printed photographs.
There is an index for the bird catalog in Box 6-1.
Box 6-2
Negatives #1500-4312
1931-1945
Negatives of birds in individual envelopes. Bird name, geographic location and date given. Some include printed photographs.
There is an index for the bird catalog in Box 6-1.
Box 7-1
Negatives #4400-5115
1930-1942
Negatives of birds in individual envelopes. Bird name, geographic location and date given. Some include printed photographs.
There is an index for the bird catalog in Box 6-1.
Box 7-2
Negatives #5201-6345
1931-1936
Negatives of birds in individual envelopes. Bird name, geographic location and date given. Some include printed photographs.
There is an index for the bird catalog in Box 6-1.
Box 15-1
Negatives #6400-8311
1933-1941
Negatives of birds in individual envelopes. Bird name, geographic location and date given. Some include printed photographs.
There is an index for the bird catalog in Box 6-1.
Box 15-2
Negatives #8400-10218
1929-1948
Negatives of birds in individual envelopes. Bird name, geographic location and date given. Some include printed photographs.
There is an index for the bird catalog in Box 6-1.
Box 16-1
Negatives #10300-14519
-1944
Negatives of birds in individual envelopes. Bird name, geographic location and date given. Some include printed photographs.
There is an index for the bird catalog in Box 6-1.
Box 16-2
Negatives #14520-16308. Also includes #3-112, misc bird photos and photos of mammals not included in index
c.1929-1949
Negatives of birds in individual envelopes. Bird name, geographic location and date given. Some include printed photographs.
There is an index for the bird catalog in Box 6-1.
This box includes oversize negatives from Box 6-1 and 7-1
Box 11
22 16"x20" matted photographs for exhibition
Includes bird names
Box 11
2 14"x15" matted photographs
Box 11
1 13"x16" matted photograph
Box 11 Folder 1
Loose Photographs
Box 11 Folder 2
Information on Olin S. Pettingill for Exhibition
Box 13
5 13.5"x18" hand colored black and white prints
Box 14 Folder 15
Penguins and Seagull
Box 14 Folder 16
Hoary Redpoll on Nest
Box 14 Folder 17
American Woodcock - Ithaca, NY
Box 14 Folder 18
Bonaparte's Gull Chick
Box 14 Folder 19
Bonaparte's Gull - Hudson Bay
Box 14 Folder 20
Stilt Sandpiper
Box 14 Folder 21
Willow Ptarmigan, Strutting
Box 14 Folder 22
King Penguin - Falklands
Box 11
Eagle by Fred Kent Truslow
Signed by photographer
Box 14 Folder 4
Great Lakes Ornithological Club
1909
Box 14 Folder 5
Allen, Arthur A.
Box 14 Folder 6
Breckenridge, Walter J.
c.1930
Box 14 Folder 7
Chapman, Fran
1939
Box 14 Folder 8
Gross, Alfred
1940
Bowdoin College Professor
Box 14 Folder 9
Peterson, P.T.
Box 14 Folder 10
Pettingills, Mr. and Mrs.
Box 14 Folder 11
Roberts, Thomas S.
1939
Box 14 Folder 12
Sutton, George Miksch
Box 14 Folder 13
Swanson, Gustav
1947
Box 14 Folder 14
Van Tyne, Josselyn and Gould, Lawrence McKinley
Mapcase Folder 1
Allen Award Dinner
October 1970
Wentmore, Alexander and Treman, Margo
Mapcase Folder 2
University of Michigan Biological Station
1928
Mapcase Folder 2
University of Michigan Biological Station
1929
Mapcase Folder 2
3 photographs of the 96th Convention of Psi Upsilon Frat
1929
Mapcase Folder 2
American Ornithologist Union
1940, 1941, 1954, 1957
Mapcase Folder 2
Joint Meeting of the American Trudeau Society - Tuberculosis Sanitoring Conference
Box 12 Folder 1
Bird and Wildlife Illustrations - Series and Pamphlets
Box 13 Folder 2
Magazines
1935-1987
Includes a 1936 The Sportsman with an article by Pettingill
Box 13 Folder 4
Bird and Outdoor Illustrations - Series and Pamphlets
c.1949-1952
Includes a series of reproductions of "Exoctic Birds" by John Gould
Box 14 Folder 23
Pamphlets and booklets relating to birding and other wildlife
Includes a booklet entitled "History of Birds: For the Use of Children" from 1843
Box 12 Folder 2
Bird Illustrations - Prints from the Riegel Portfolio of Carolina Birds
1965-1966
Reproductions of Arthur Singer paintings
Box 12 Folder 3
Bird Illustrations
1936-1984
Box 12 Folder 4
Bird Illustrations - Oversize
Box 12 Folder 5
Posters
Box 13 Folder 3
Bird Illustrations
Box 14 Folder 24
Monographs, Clippings and Postcards of Birds
Mapcase Folder 1
Article about Olin Pettingill
1948
Includes reproductions of his photographs
Mapcase Folder 2
Posters
Uruguay and Walt Disney's "Water Birds"
Box 13 Folder 5
Lecture Flyers and Sheet Music