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Charles Hayden Planetarium Records

Identifier: A2018-02-01
Content Description These records document the planning, funding, construction, and operation of the Charles Hayden Planetarium and related projects overseen by the Planetarium Department. Topics with significant coverage in these records include: the construction and renovation of the Planetarium building; the construction, installation, and maintenance of the Korkosz projector; and the planning, scripting, implementation, and marketing of Planetarium shows. Types of materials include: show scripts,...
Dates: 1934 - 2019

Charles W. Cobb Manuscripts

Identifier: A2022-12-01
Content Description

This collection includes two manuscripts: “The Song of the Wood Thrush”, typewritten and including corrections in pen and pencil, and three copies of “The Song of the Meadow Lark”-one handwritten, two typewritten. Additionally, there is a postcard from Cobb to his wife, Mary B Cobb, regarding one of the songs described in the manuscripts.

Dates: 1944

Chinese Birds and Fish Paintings

Identifier: A2023-09-01
Content Description

This collection is composed of 6 paintings. 3 depict birds and 3 depict fish. Though the original label suggests the paintings are Japanese, it has been determined that the paintings may be done on pith paper and match closely with souvenirs brought form artisans in China in the early 19th century.

Dates: inferred era 1800s-1900s

Dorothy Bliss Manuscript

Identifier: A2022-10-01
Content Description

This collection is a typewritten manuscript written for Biology 22 at Harvard University by Dorothy Bliss, entitled "The Mechanics of Bird Flight: A Report Based on a Seminar Presented on October 14, 1947". The manuscript summarizes a lecture on bird flight mechanics, including hand-drawn diagrams in the last pages. Corrections and edits in pen are present, possibly from Bliss or Boston Society of Natural History staff member, although not certain.

Dates: circa 1947; the manuscript describes a lecture that occurred October 14, 1947 however the manuscript's creation date is unknown and presumably dates after the lecture

Frank Bené Manuscript

Identifier: A2022-08-01
Content Description

This collection features a typewritten manuscript of "The Feeding and Related Behavior of Hummingbirds" and includes pencil and pen edits. It is written in a memoir format, discussing Bene's observations and research of hummingbirds. The original folder title included "ca. 1946" though this date could not be confirmed as a the date of the manuscript or acquisition year.

Dates: circa 1946; found in folder labeled 1946, but uncertain if date refers to creation or acquisition.

Frederick B. McKechnie Papers

Identifier: A2022-13-01
Content Description

This collection consists of field notes regarding bird observations in diary format, handwritten in ink on unlined paper and grouped by year from 1896 to 1910. Most volumes are originally bound with string, though the 1899 volume is bound into a notebook with an embossed suede cover. The volumes include newspaper clippers pertaining to ornithology and climate.

Dates: 1896 - 1911

H. Bradford Washburn, Jr. Albums Collection

Identifier: A2020-01-01
Content Description This collection contains photographic albums, diaries, and other material created primarily by Bradford Washburn during his mountaineering expeditions and aerial photography surveys spanning the years 1927-1999. The 127 photographic albums contain approximately 15,000 silver gelatin prints, in addition to the 11 diary volumes, flight logs, and binders of material related to Washburn’s talks, publications, and areas of interest. The albums were compiled by Washburn and the aerial and...
Dates: 1927 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1979

H. Bradford Washburn, Jr. Papers

Identifier: A2018-01-01
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the professional life of Bradford Washburn: his work at the Museum of Science and his mountaineering work, including climbing, cartography, and photography. It includes correspondence, meeting records, manuscript material, published works, maps, photographs, and audiovisual material. More detailed Scope and Content information can be found within the series and subseries listings.

Dates: 1900 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1980

John Burroughs Manuscripts

Identifier: A2022-11-01
Content Description This collection includes two sets of manuscripts that are handwritten in pencil on scrap paper by John Burroughs. Each set of pages also includes an envelope with deposition and contextual information. The first manuscript is 6 pages of "Loitering with Nature" (1907), including his signature on the last page. The second manuscript is 10 pages consisting of fragments of two essays, the famous "Real and Sham Natural History" (1903) and "Hit or Miss Methods of Nature" (1911). There is a...
Dates: 1903-1911

Linnaean Society of New England Records

Identifier: A2021-09-01
Dates: Majority of material found within 1814-1830

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