corridor lined with files - ornithology archives

Archives relevant to the history of ornithology comprise the personal field notes, correspondence, photographs and manuscripts of ornithologists, as well as specimen collections (largely housed in museums), and the correspondence and official documents of ornithological societies and clubs. The list below summarizes the contents of some ornithological archives and provides links to them or to the relevant contact person.

AOU archives: The archives of the American Ornithologists’ Union from 1883-2015 are housed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. The link will take you to the searchable database at the Smithsonian site.

COS archives: The archives of the Cooper Ornithological Society from 1874-1967 are housed at the following four locations.

Archives related to individual people:

Additional archives: