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R. S. Phillips Papers - MS 682

Introduction | Biographical Sketch | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

Introduction

The Richard "Doc" Stuart Phillips Papers consists of correspondence, subject files, literary materials, printed materials and photographs from the life and career of educator R.S. Phillips. The donation and transfer of these records to the Center for Archival Collections was arranged by Phillips in December 1986 with additional materials added in 1993. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection and duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was completed by Stephen W. Badenhop, Archival Assistant, in September 2008.

Biographical Sketch

 Well known northwest Ohio ornithologist and naturalist Richard "Doc" Stuart Phillips (1913-1993), was born November 29, 1913, in Cygnet, Wood County, Ohio. He was the son of James Stuart Phillips (1886-1950) and Icie Mae Sowards (1890-1971), who were married October 16, 1909, in Wood County. Richard's father worked as the editor of the Cygnet Review. James Phillips, was of New England lineage, the son of James Thomas Phillips (1861-1926) and Nellie J. Smith (1867-1933), while his wife Icie, of Southern heritage, was the daughter of Martin L. Sowards (1856-1948) and Roxlielena Frances Elkins (1856-1945).

From an early age "Doc" Phillips took to nature. As a 6 year old, he persuaded his father to carry home a dead tree trunk containing a red-headed woodpecker and its nest, so he could study it and from there his naturalist career only escalated. He graduated from Findlay High School in 1931 and immediately entered Findlay College. There he had an amazing three majors - biology, psychology and English with a French minor - and graduated in 1934. Phillips began his long teaching career in 1938 in Cygnet, while working on his Master's Degree from Bowling Green State University. "Those first two years were something else," Phillips later reminisced as he taught English to grades seven, eight, nine and twelve, second year French, biology and general science every day. He also served as high school track and junior high basketball coach, as well as assistant scoutmaster. In 1940, "Doc" received his Master's Degree in entomology and became a biology teacher at Findlay High School succeeding his own biology teacher George W. Lee.

Following his move Richard married Violet Rice on September 2, 1938. He continued to teach at Findlay High School until 1950 when he joined the Findlay College biology staff, again succeeding his own teacher, Dr. William Levan, but returned to Findlay High School two years later in 1952. "I like the high school age person," Phillips later claimed, "and it seems there is really a lot I can do for people of that age." It was during this time that Phillips wore a short white lab coat in the biology lab to keep preservatives from being splashed on his clothes. One day a kid walked into the classroom and asked, "What's up, Doc?" and the name "Doc" stuck ever since then. Phillips continued to teach there uninterrupted until retiring in 1975, except for one year when he served as outdoor education program director at Holden Arboretum of Willoughby Eastlake School District in 1967. Phillips spent the summer of 1959 studying birds in Montana as part of the Montana State University Biological Station. He also taught human anatomy courses at Findlay College for ten summers, before retiring from the Biology Department in August 1988.

Every Saturday during his long teaching career Phillips would go roaming through the woods in search of birds. "Birding started out as a hobby when I was a kid," Phillips recalled, "and I just never grew out of it." Since that time, he has kept detailed records of area birds; recording the appearance of the House Finch in the Findlay area in 1981 and the disappearance of the ring-neck pheasant and bob-white quail as a result of the 1978 blizzard. His observations and interests led him to numerous publications including Audubon, Field and Stream, Natural History, Nature, Ohio Conservation Journal, Wilson Bulletin and more than 100 articles in Ohio Farmer. His most pivotal article appeared in Audubon Magazine in 1949 entitled "A Fair Deal for Our Birds of Prey." The article sparked legislation in many states, including Ohio, to protect birds of prey. Phillips also published two book about birds in the northwest Ohio area: Birds of Hancock County (1951) that documented 189 species of birds and Checklist of Birds of Hancock County (1968). He also contributed as a weekly columnist for the (Findlay) Courier beginning in 1952 authoring the column "In Nature's Realm." He wrote over 1,700 columns for the newspaper that totaled over 1,300,000 words and wrote about everything from game animals, fish, and birds of prey to gardening, plants, rabbits, trees, muskrats, possums and algae.

R. S. Phillips with students
Phillips' proactive approach in biology and ornithology gained him much recognition. In 1960, he won Ohio's Outstanding Instructor (Teacher of the Year) Award for his development of a comprehensive biology program at Findlay High School. Five years later in 1965 he was awarded with Ohio's Outstanding Biology Teacher of the year award. His outstanding work in conservation won him the Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR) Award in 1978 followed with him receiving Citizen of the Year from Findlay in 1979. "Doc's" various activities included being president of the Hancock County Humane Society, member of the Board of Governors at Findlay College for over fifteen years and starting the Hancock County Naturalist organization in 1976 along with actively developing Oakwood Nature Preserve. Richard Phillips died November 2, 1993, in Findlay, Ohio, leaving his wife and two children Tom and Nancy.

Scope and Content

The Richard "Doc" Stuart Phillips Papers consists of 15 linear feet of material including correspondence, subject files, literary productions, scrapbook materials, printed materials and photographic materials ranging from 1899 to 1993. The most important aspect of the collection for naturalists and ornithologists consists of Phillips Journal, field notes and bird observation cards Phillips made in the Findlay, Ohio, area. The journals spanning from 1940 to 1993 contains weekly bird counts, while the observation cards track the bird by species instead of date. These materials will prove invaluable for anyone tracking long term trends in bird species and migratory patterns in northwest Ohio.

The correspondence in the collection are from various individuals discussing article publications, conferences, naturalists projects and programs, reported bird sightings and bird inquiries. There is a series of letters from fellow naturalist and bird watcher Betty Hardesty, also of Findlay, reporting her bird sightings on an almost weekly basis from 1986 to 1990. These reports go in conjunction with bird count reports in the subject files that list bird sightings on an almost weekly basis also from 1989 to 1993. Other subject files relate to the life and activities of R.S. Phillips including his long time teaching career.

The literary productions apart from those already mentioned - i.e. Phillips Journal, field notes and bird observation cards - contain other bird related research notes along with the many articles and publications R.S. Phillips authored including several of his newspaper articles for The (Findlay) Courier. The diary of Phillips mother, Icie M. Sowards Phillips from 1899 to 1920 (dates not inclusive) is also in this part of the collection giving weather observation and writing down family and neighborhood related news. The scrapbook materials possess numerous newspaper articles about the life and activities of Phillips, while there is also a scrapbook about the history of the Findlay area naturalist from 1974 to 1992.

Printed material includes numerous small books and periodicals collected by Phillips throughout his life relating to plant, animal and insect topics. Phillips personal book collection of science related books are also included in the collection and are kept at the end of the manuscript collection. Photographic material includes pictures of animals and birds, while on a more personal note contains photographs of family, friends and school groups. The R.S. Phillips collection is an excellent resource for any naturalist or anyone studying ornithology in northwest Ohio.

Series Description

CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE - BETTY HARDESTY TO R.S. PHILLIPS
1986-1990
Arranged chronologically
Letters to R.S. Phillips from fellow birdwatcher and naturalist Betty Hardesty reporting bird sightings in the Findlay, Ohio, area

CORRESPONDENCE - CORRESPONDENCE TO R.S. PHILLIPS
1943-1993
Arranged chronologically
Letters to R.S. Phillips from various individuals discussing article publications, conferences, his attempted naval enlistment, naturalists projects and programs, congratulatory letters and cards for awards received, reported bird sightings and bird inquiries

SUBJECT FILES

BIRD COUNTS
1974; 1989-1993
Arranged chronologically
Weekly bird sightings and observations made in the Findlay area by an assorted group of bird watchers

MISCELLANEOUS
1930-1993
Arranged alphabetically
Variety of files related to the life and activities of birdwatcher and naturalist R.S. Phillips

LITERARY MATERIALS

MANUSCRIPTS
1947-1993
Arranged alphabetically
Articles and manuscripts authored by birdwatcher and naturalist R.S. Phillips for publications as books or in scholarly journals and newspapers

MEMOIRS & DIARIES
1899-1920
Diary of Icie M. Sowards Phillips, mother of R.S. Phillips, relating weather and family and neighborhood news; dates not inclusive

RESEARCH NOTES
1940-1993
Arranged alphabetically
Bird sightings and observations made by R.S. Phillips including his Phillips Journal, field notes, memorandum books and bird sightings by species cards

SCRAPBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK MATERIAL

NEWSCLIPPINGS
1937-1993
Newsclippings related to and about R.S. Phillips

SCRAPBOOKS
1974-1992
Scrapbook documenting the history and activities of Hancock County, Ohio, naturalists; items are wrapped

PRINTED MATERIALS

BOOKS
1859-1991
The personal book collection of R.S. Phillips, most of which deals with plant, bird and insect related topics; some book have been transferred out of the collection; all books are located at the end of the collection

MISCELLANEOUS
1937-1993
Arranged alphabetically
Awards, certificates, brochures and programs related to the life and activities of R.S. Phillips

PUBLICATIONS
1899-1993
Arranged alphabetically
Periodicals and small books related to bird and nature topics that were of interest to R.S. Phillips

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL

POSITIVE PRINTS
1930s-1990s
Arranged alphabetically
Animal, bird, insect, group, class, family and friend photographs related to the life and activities of R.S. Phillips

NEGATIVES
1970s-1980s
Negatives and glass plate negatives related to the family and activities of R.S. Phillips

Inventory

Box 1

Folders

  1. Correspondence - Correspondence from R.S. Phillips 1987-1993
  2. Correspondence - Betty Hardesty to R.S. Phillips 1986-1990
  3. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips 1943
  4. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips 1944-1949
  5. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips 1950-1959
  6. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips 1960-1969
  7. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips 1970-1979
  8. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips 1980-1985
  9. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips 1986
  10. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips 1987
  11. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips 1988
  12. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips 1989
  13. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips 1990

Box 2

Folders

  1. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips 1991
  2. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips 1992
  3. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips 1993
  4. Correspondence - Correspondence to R.S. Phillips n.d.
  5. Subject File - Animal & Plant Identification 1931-1964
  6. Subject File - Bird Banding Notebook (1) 1965-1989
  7. Subject File - Bird Banding Notebook (2) 1965-1989

Box 3

Folders

  1. Subject File - Bird Counts 1974
  2. Subject File - Bird Counts 1989
  3. Subject File - Bird Counts 1990
  4. Subject File - Bird Counts 1991
  5. Subject File - Bird Counts 1992
  6. Subject File - Bird Counts 1993
  7. Subject File - Bird Laboratory Exercises n.d.
  8. Subject File - Blanchard River Archaeology Club 1987-1993
  9. Subject File - Chemistry Test 1961
  10. Subject File - Edwin Lincoln Mosley 1936-1947
  11. Subject File - Findlay College 1935-1987
  12. Subject File - Hancock County Naturalists 1970-1993
  13. Subject File - Hancock County Park System 1986
  14. Subject File - Harold Mayfield 1972-1976
  15. Subject File - Lawrence E. Hicks 1930-1946
  16. Subject File - Monterrey, Mexico n.d.
  17. Subject File - Nature Projects 1978-1990
  18. Subject File - Nest Counts 1989
  19. Subject File - Nest Counts 1990
  20. Subject File - Nest Counts 1991
  21. Subject File - Nest Counts 1992
  22. Subject File - Nest Counts 1993
  23. Subject File - Permits/Licenses 1968-1982
  24. Subject File - Pits & Rod Gun Club 1991-1993
  25. Subject File - Retirement 1975-1992

Box 4

Folders

  1. Literary - Annotated Check-List of the Woody Plant of Hancock County, Ohio, 1964, 1985
  2. Literary - Article Manuscripts 1963-1979
  3. Literary - Article Manuscripts 1980-1984
  4. Literary - Article Manuscripts 1985
  5. Literary - Article Manuscripts 1986
  6. Literary - Article Manuscripts 1987
  7. Literary - Article Manuscripts 1988
  8. Literary - Article Manuscripts 1989
  9. Literary - Article Manuscripts 1990

Box 5

Folders

  1. Literary - Article Manuscripts 1991
  2. Literary - Article Manuscripts 1992
  3. Literary - Article Manuscripts 1993
  4. Literary - Article Manuscripts n.d.
  5. Literary - Article Manuscripts n.d.
  6. Literary - Article Manuscripts n.d.
  7. Literary - Articles Indexes 1947-1993

Box 6

Folders

  1. Literary - Articles 1935-1969
  2. Literary - Articles 1970-1979
  3. Literary - Articles 1984
  4. Literary - Articles 1985
  5. Literary - Articles 1986
  6. Literary - Articles 1987
  7. Literary - Articles 1988
  8. Literary - Articles 1989
  9. Literary - Articles 1990
  10. Literary - Articles 1991
  11. Literary - Articles 1992
  12. Literary - Articles 1993
  13. Literary - Articles n.d.
  14. Literary - Audubon Magazine 1948-1952
  15. Literary - Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology 1951-1968
  16. Literary - Birds of Hancock County, Ohio 1951
  17. Literary - Birds of the Hancock County, Ohio Area 1980

Box 7

Folders

  1. Literary - Birds of the Hancock County, Ohio Area Manuscript 1980
  2. Literary - Bird Sightings by Species - Baldpate-Egret, Cattle 1940s-1970s
  3. Literary - Bird Sightings by Species - Field Trips-Knot 1940s-1970s
  4. Literary - Bird Sightings by Species - Lark, Northern Horned- Ruddy Duck, 1940s-1970s
  5. Literary - Bird Sightings by Species - Sanderling-Vulture, Turkey 1940s-1970s

Box 8

Folders

  1. Literary - Checklist of the Birds of Hancock County, Ohio 1968
  2. Literary - Bird Sightings by Species - Warbler, Black- Yellowthroat, Northern, 1940s-1970s
  3. Literary - Daily Field Notes 1960-1968
  4. Literary - Daily Field Notes 1969-1970
  5. Literary - Daily Field Notes 1967-1968

Box 9

Folders

  1. Literary - "A Fair Deal for Our Birds of Prey?" 1949
  2. Literary - Field Notes n.d.
  3. Literary - Field Notes n.d.
  4. Literary - Field Notes n.d.
  5. Literary - Field Notes n.d.
  6. Literary - Field Notes n.d.

Box 10

Folders

  1. Literary - Field Notes n.d.
  2. Literary - "Food of the Barn Owl" 1951
  3. Literary - Icie M. Sowards Phillips Diary 1899-1920
  4. Literary - Inland Bird Banding Newsletter 1983
  5. Literary - John Burroughs Speech n.d.
  6. Literary - Journal of Mammalogy 1949-1956
  7. Literary - "Laboratory Manual of the Fetal Pig" n.d.
  8. Literary - Master's Thesis - Alimentary Canal and Female Reproductive System of a Collembolan, Podura aquatuca 1940
  9. Literary - Memorandum Book 1968-1983
  10. Literary - Memorandum Books 1975 & 1976

Box 11

Folders

  1. Literary - Memorandum Books 1977 & 1978
  2. Literary - Memorandum Books 1979 & 1980
  3. Literary - Memorandum Books 1981
  4. Literary - Memorandum Books 1982 & 1983
  5. Literary - Memorandum Books 1984 & 1985
  6. Literary - Memorandum Books 1986 & [1989-1992]

Box 12

Folders

  1. Literary - Miscellaneous Research Notes 1970s
  2. Literary - Nature Magazine 1947-1955
  3. Literary - Ohio Schools 1945
  4. Literary - Phillips Journal - 2 Volumes 1940-1970
  5. Literary - Phillips Journal - 2 Volumes 1970
  6. Literary - Phillips Journal 1971 & 1972

Box 13

Folders

  1. Literary - Phillips Journal 1973 & 1974
  2. Literary - Phillips Journal 1975 & 1976
  3. Literary - Phillips Journal 1977 & 1978
  4. Literary - Phillips Journal 1979 & 1980

Box 14

Folders

  1. Literary - Phillips Journal 1981 & 1982
  2. Literary - Phillips Journal 1983 & 1984
  3. Literary - Phillips Journal 1985 & 1986

Box 15

Folders

  1. Literary - Phillips Journal 1987 & 1988
  2. Literary - Phillips Journal 1989 & 1990
  3. Literary - Phillips Journal 1991 & 1992

Box 16

Folders

  1. Literary - Phillips Journal - 2 Volumes 1993
  2. Literary - Phillips Montana Journal 1959
  3. Literary - Putman County Heritage Newsletter 1986
  4. Literary - Wilson Bulletin 1945-1966
  5. Scrapbook - R.S. Phillips Newsclippings 1937-1993
  6. Printed - Annotated List of the Birds of Ohio 1968
  7. Printed - Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology 1947 & 1968
  8. Printed - Awards/Certificates 1937-1978
  9. Printed - Birds and All Nature 1899-1901
  10. Printed - Birds of Dayton and the Central Miami Valley, Ohio 1967
  11. Printed - Birds of the Lake St. Marys Area c1967
  12. Printed - Brochures 1980s-1990s
  13. Printed - Field Data Cards 1986-1987

Box 17

Folders

  1. Printed - Flock 1988-1993
  2. Printed - Guide to the Birds of Toledo and Lucas County 1963
  3. Printed - Insect Collecting n.d.
  4. Printed - Invitations 1984-1993
  5. Printed - Methods for the Study of the Internal Anatomy of Insects, 1932
  6. Printed - Mentor 1924
  7. Printed - Miscellaneous n.d.
  8. Printed - Montana State University Biological Station 1959
  9. Printed - Natural History of the King Rail 1969
  10. Printed - Nongame Quarterly 1987-1990
  11. Printed - Northern Mockingbird 1992
  12. Printed - Ohio Biological Survey 1914 & 1935
  13. Printed - Ohio Bird Migration 1950
  14. Printed - Ohio Cardinal 1990
  15. Printed - Ohio Woodlands: Conservation in Action 1972-1973
  16. Printed - Ohio DAR News 1978
  17. Printed - Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Newsletter 1990-1991
  18. Printed - Ornithological Newsletter 1991-1993
  19. Printed - Prairie Horned Lark 1931
  20. Printed - Programs 1960-1986
  21. Printed - Raccoon Tales 1992-1993
  22. Printed - Screech Owl 1975

Box 18

Folders

  1. Printed - Sialia 1989-1990
  2. Printed - Some Common Birds Useful to the Farmer 1918
  3. Printed - Toledo Naturalists' Association Bulletin 1986
  4. Printed - U.S. National Museum Bulletin 170: Life Histories of North American Birds of Prey (Part 2) 1938
  5. Printed - U.S. National Museum Bulletin 195: Life Histories of North American Nuthatches, Wrens, Thrashers and Their Allies 1948
  6. Printed - U.S. National Museum Bulletin 196: Life Histories of North American Thrushes, Kinglets, and Their Allies 1949

Box 19

Folders

  1. Printed - U.S. National Museum Bulletin 197: Life Histories of North American Wagtails, Shrikes, Vireos, and Their Allies 1950
  2. Printed - U.S. National Museum Bulletin 203: Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers 1953
  3. Photographic - Glass Plate Negative - James and Icie Phillips n.d.
  4. Photographic - Glass Plate Negative - R.S. and Violet Phillips n.d.
  5. Photographic - Glass Plate Negative - Tom Phillips n.d.
  6. Photographic - Graphic - R.S. Phillips n.d.
  7. Photographic - Negatives 1970s-1980s

Box 20

Folders

  1. Photographic - Photographs - Animals 1960s-1990s
  2. Photographic - Photographs - Birds 1960s-1990s
  3. Photographic - Photographs - Family 1960s-1980s
  4. Photographic - Photographs - Friends 1960s-1990s
  5. Photographic - Photographs - Groups/Classes 1930s-1970s
  6. Photographic - Photographs - Insects n.d.
  7. Photographic - Photographs - Plants 1940s-1990s
  8. Photographic - Photographs - R.S. Phillips 1950s-1980s
  9. Photographic - Slides - Woodrow Phillips 1975

Box 21

Books

  1. Brewster, William. October Farm: Farm the Concord Journals and Diaries of William Brewster. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1937.
  2. Carrighar, Sally. One Day at Teton Marsh. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947.
  3. Chamberlain, Charles J. Methods in Plant Histology. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1930.
  4. Essig, E.O. College Entomology. New York, NY: Macmillan Co., 1947.
  5. Guyot, Arnold. Creation, or the Biblical Cosmogony in the Light of Modern Science. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884.
  6. Harlow, William M. Trees of the Eastern and Central United States and Canada. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1957.
  7. In American Fields and Forests; Henry David Thoreau, John Burroughs, John Muir, Bardford Torrey, Dallas Lore Sharp, Olve Thorne Miller. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1909.
  8. Jacques, H.E. How to Know the Beetles. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Co., 1951
  9. Jeffries, Richard. The Spring of the Year; and Other Nature Essays. London, Great Britain: Lutterworth Press, 1946.
  10. Krutch, Joseph W. The Twelve Seasons; a Perpetual Calendar for the Country. New York, NY: William Sloane Associates, 1949.
  11. Lane, James A. A Birder's Guide to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Denver, CO: L & P Press, 1978.
  12. Lane, James A. and John L. Tveten. A Birder's Guide to the Texas Coast. Denver, CO: L & P Press, 1980.
  13. Mills, Harlow B. The Collembola of Iowa. Ames, IA: Collegiate Press, Inc., 1934.
  14. Pearson, Haydn S. Country Flavor. New York, NY: Whittlesey Press, 1945.
  15. Peterson, R.T. and Margaret McKenny. A Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Northeastern and Northcentral North America. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1968.
  16. Raffaele, Hebert A. A Guide to the Birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Fondo Educativo Interamericano, 1983
  17. Romoser, William S. The Science of Entomology. New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1973.
  18. Sharp Dallas L. The Watcher in the Woods. New York: Century Co., 1918.
  19. Sharp, Dallas L. The Face of Fields. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin, 1911.
  20. Sharp, Dallas L. The Lay of the Land. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin, 1922.
  21. Thompson, Joseph P. Man in Genesis and Geology. New York: Samuel R. Wells, Publisher, 1873.
  22. Torrey, Branford. A World of Green Hills; Observations of Nature and Human Nature in the Blue Ridge. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin, 1898.
  23. Torrey, Branford. Birds in the Bush. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin, 1885.
  24. Torrey, Branford. Field Days in California. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin, 1922.
  25. Torrey, Branford. The Clerk of the Woods. Boston, MA: Field Days in California. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin, 1904
  26. Torrey, Branford. The Foot-Path Way. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin, 1892
  27. Wherry, Edgar T. Wild Flower Guide, Northeastern and Midland United States. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1948.

Box 22

Books

  1. A Guide to the Study of Freshwater Ecology. Edited by William A. Andrews. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1992.
  2. Audubon, John. Audubon and His Journals. Edited by Maria Audubon, 2 vols. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1960.
  3. Beston, Henry. The Outmost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod. New York, NY: Rinehart & Co., 1949.
  4. Borror, Donald J. et. al. An Introduction to the Study of Insects. New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976.
  5. Dillon, Elizabeth and Lawrence Dillon. A Manuel of Common Beetles of Eastern North America. 2 vols. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1972.
  6. Fisher, A.K. The Hawks and Owls of the United States in Their Relation to Agriculture. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1893.
  7. Hillis, Newell D. Foretokens of Immortality. Chicago, IL: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1897.
  8. Hough, Romeyn B. Handbook of the Trees of the Northern States and Canada, East of the Rocky Mountains. New York, NY: Macmillan Co., 1947.
  9. Hudson, W.H. Nature in Downland and an Old Thorn. New York, NY: E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc., 1932.
  10. Imms, A.D. Insect Natural History. New York, NY: Blakiston Co., 1951.
  11. Jaeger, B. The Life of North American Insects. New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1859.
  12. Johnson, Gaylord. Nature's Program. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday, Inc. 1926.
  13. Krieger, Louis C.C. The Mushroom Handbook. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1967.
  14. Leakey, Richard. The Making of Mankind. New York, NY: E.P. Dutton, 1981.
  15. Levin, Harold L. Essentials of Earth Science. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders College Publishing, 1985.
  16. Little, V.A. General and Applied Entomology. New York, NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1972.
  17. Locke, Walter. Halcyon Days. Yellow Springs, OH: Antioch Press Co., 1949.
  18. Lutz, Frank E. et. al. Culture Methods for Invertebrate Animals. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1937.
  19. Michener, Charles D. and Mary H. Michener. American Social Insects. New York, NY: D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc., 1951.
  20. Morgan, Ann H. Field Book of Ponds and Streams. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930.
  21. Parsons, Frances T. How to Know the Ferns. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1961.
  22. Sprunt, Alexander, Jr. North American Birds of Prey. New York, NY: Bonanza Books, 1955.

Box 23

Books

  1. Andrews, Roy C. Nature's Ways: How Nature Takes Care of Its Own. New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 1951.
  2. Carr, Archie. The Windward Road. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955.
  3. Durant, Mary and Michael Harwood. One the Road with John James Audubon. New York, NY: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1980.
  4. Elman, Robert. First in the Field: America's Pioneering Naturalists. New York, NY: Mason/Charter, 1977.
  5. Elzinga, Richard. Fundamentals of Entomology. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1978.
  6. Fernald, H.T. and Harold Shepard. Applied Entomology. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Book Co., 1972.
  7. Guyer, Michael. Animal Micrology. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1953.
  8. Hanley, Wayne. A Life Outdoors. Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Greene Press, 1981.
  9. Holland, W.J. The Butterfly Book. vol. 4. The New Nature Library. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1916.
  10. Holland, W.J. The Moth Book. vol. 5. The New Nature Library. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1916.
  11. Horn, David. Biology of Insects. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co., 1976.
  12. Jacques, H.E. How to Know the Weeds. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Co., 1959.
  13. Needham, James and Paul Needham. A Guide to the Study of Fresh-Water Biology. San Francesco, CA: Holden-Day, Inc., 1962.
  14. Newcomb, Lawrence. Newcomb's Wildflower Guide. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co., 1977.
  15. Peterson, Alvah. A Manuel of Entomological Techniques. Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Brothers, Inc., 1934.
  16. Pettingill, Jr., Olin S. Ornithology in Laboratory and Field. Minneapolis, MN: Burgess Publishing Co., 1970.
  17. Potter, George. Textbook of Zoology. St. Louis, MO: C.V. Mosby Co., 1947.
  18. Ross, Herbert H. A Textbook of Entomology. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1956.
  19. Sass, John E. Botanical Microtechnique. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1958.
  20. Smith Alexander H. Fungi of Southeastern Michigan. Bloomfield Hills, MI: Cranbook Institute Science, 1938.
  21. White, Gilbert. The Natural History of Selborne. Bristol, Great Britain: J.W. Arrowsmith LTD., [1924].

Box 24

Books

  1. Chapman, Frank. The Travels of Birds. New York, NY: D. Appleton and Co., 1916.
  2. Childers, Norman F. Modern Fruit Science. New Brunswick, NJ: Horticultural Publications, Rutgers University, 1969.
  3. Cowles, Henry C. and John G. Coulter. A Spring Flora. New York, NY: American Book Co., 1915.
  4. Dana, Mrs. William Starr. How to Know the Wild Flowers. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1963.
  5. Faaborg, John. Ornithology: An Ecological Approach. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1988.
  6. Grisrom, Ludlow. Modern Bird Study. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1945.
  7. Hines, Bob. Ducks at a Distance. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1963.
  8. Knobel, Edward. Field Guide to the Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of the United States. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1977.
  9. Knutson, Roger M. Flattened Fauna. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1987.
  10. Krutch, Joseph W. and Paul S. Eriksson. A Treasury of Birdlore. New York, NY: Paul S. Eriksson, Inc., 1962.
  11. MacGowan, Kenneth and Joseph A. Hester, Jr. Early Man in the New World. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1962.
  12. Maynard, Elliot A. A Monograph of the Collembola or Springtail Insects of New York State. Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing Co., Inc., 1951.
  13. Mitchell, Margaret H. The Passenger Pigeon in Ontario. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1935.
  14. Morre, D. James. Plant Identification Using Family Characteristics. Lafayette, IN: Balt Publishers, 1971.
  15. Pough, Frederick H. A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1953.
  16. Rand, Austin L. Birds of North America. New York, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1975.
  17. Rickett, Harold. The New Field Book of American Wild Flowers. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1963.
  18. Selected Weeds of the United States, Agricultural Handbook No. 366, U.S.D.A. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1970.
  19. Spencer, Edwin R. All About Weeds. New York, NY: Diver Publications, Inc., 1968.
  20. The Pleasure of Birds. Edited by Les Line. Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1975.
  21. Trelease, William. Winter Botany. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1967.
  22. Vaughan, Terry A. Mammalogy. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co., 1978.
  23. Wallace, George J. An Introduction to Ornithology. New York, NY: Macmillan Co., 1955.
  24. Wallace, George J. and Harold D. Mahan. An Introduction to Ornithology. New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1975.
  25. Wetmore, Alexander. Song and Garden Birds of North America. Washington D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1964.

Box 25

Books

  1. Apgar, Austin. Trees of the Northern United States. New York, NY: American Book Co., 1920.
  2. Barbosa, Pedro and T. Michael Peters. Readings in Entomology. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co., 1972.
  3. Bergen, Joseph V. Key and Flora, Northern and Central States. Boston, MA: Ginn and Co., 1948.
  4. Berger, Andrew J. Bird Study. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1961.
  5. Birds. Reading from Scientific American. San Francisco, CA: W.H. Freeman and Co., 1980.
  6. Blake, Emmet. Birds of Mexico. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1953.
  7. Blatchley, W.S. The Indiana Weed Book. Indianapolis, IN: Nature Publishing Co., 1930.
  8. Carlson, R.F. North American Apples: Varieties, Rootstocks, Outlook. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 1970.
  9. Chapman, Frank. The Warblers of North America. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1968.
  10. Conant, Roger. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians, of Eastern and Central North America. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1975.
  11. Core, Earl L. and Nellie P. Ammons. Woody Plants in Winter. Pittsburgh, PA: Boxwood Press, 1958.
  12. Cuthbert, Mabel. How to Know the Fall Flowers. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Co., 1948.
  13. Cuthbert, Mabel. How to Know the Spring Flowers. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Co., 1949.
  14. Downing, Elliot. A Naturalist in the Great Lake Region. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1922.
  15. Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Washington D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1987.
  16. Graham, Verne O. Mushroom of Great Lakes Region. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1970.
  17. Harrar, Ellwood S. and J. George Harrar. Guide to Southern Trees. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1962.
  18. Hutchins, Ross E. Insects. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1966.
  19. Irwin, Howard. Roadside Flowers of Texas. Austin, TX: University of Texas, 1961.
  20. Kortright, Francis. The Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Co., 1953.
  21. Linville, Henry et. al. A Textbook in General Zoology. Boston, MA: Ginn and Co., 1929.
  22. Matheny, W.A. Seed Dispersal. Ithaca, NY: Slingerland Comstock Co., 1931.
  23. Orr, Robert. Vertebrate Biology. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co., 1976.
  24. Preston, Richard J. North American Trees. Ames, IA: Iowa State College Press, 1948.
  25. Reed, Clarence and John Davidson. The Improved Nut Trees of North America. New York, NY: Devin-Adair Co., 1954.
  26. Rue, III, Leonard L. Game Birds of North America. New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1973.
  27. Simon and Schuster's Guide to Trees. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1978.
  28. Southwick, Lawrence. Dwarf Fruit Trees. Charlotte, VT: Garden Way Publishing, 1972.
  29. Sutton, George. Mexican Birds: First Impressions. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1951.

Box 26

Books

  1. Beal, W.J. Seed Dispersal. Boston, MA: Ginn & Co., Publishers, 1904.
  2. Butterworth, Bernard B. Laboratory Anatomy of the Human Body. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1986.
  3. Chiasson, Robert B. Laboratory Anatomy of the Pigeon. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Co., Publishers, 1972.
  4. Devlin, John C. and Grace Naismith. The World of Roger Tory Peterson. New York, NY: New York Times Book Co., Inc., 1977.
  5. Fabre, J.H. The Wonders of Instinct. New York, NY: Century Co., 1918.
  6. Forest Trees of Texas. Texas Forest Service Bulletin No. 20. College Station, TX: Texas Forest Service, 1963.
  7. Handbook of North American Nut Trees. Edited by Richard Jaynes. Knoxville, TN: Northern Nut Growers Association, 1969.
  8. Harlow, William. Fruit Key & Twig Key to Trees and Shrubs. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1959.
  9. Hedrick, U.P. Fruits for the Home Garden. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1944.
  10. Hegner, Robert W. and Karl A. Stiles. College Zoology. New York, NY: Macmillan Co., 1949.
  11. Lucas, I.B. Dwarf Fruit Trees for the Home Gardens. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1977
  12. Matheson, Robert. A Laboratory Guide in Entomology. Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing Co., Inc., 1948.
  13. McClane's Standard Fishing Encyclopedia and International Angling Guide. New York, NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winton, 1965.
  14. Osler, William. The Evolution of Modern Medicine. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1921.
  15. Peattie, Donald C. Green Laurels: The Lives and Achievements of the Great Naturalists. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1936.
  16. Pelczar, Jr., Michael J. and Roger D. Reid. Microbiology. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1965.
  17. Robbins, Wilfred et. al. An Introduction to Plant Science. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1957.
  18. Romer, Alfred S. The Vertebrate Story. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1959.
  19. Stewart, Darryl. Point Pelee: Canada's Deep South. Toronto, Canada: Burns and Maceachern Limited, 1977.
  20. Stokes, Donald and Lillian Stokes. The Bluebird Book. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co., 1991.
  21. Swan, Lester A. and Charles S. Papp. The Common Insects of North America. New York, NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1972.
  22. Viertel, Arthur T. Trees, Shrubs, and Vines. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1970.

Box 27

Books

  1. Anthony, H.E. Field Book of North American Mammals. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1928.
  2. Arnold, Augusta F. The Sea-Beach at Ebb-Tide. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1968.
  3. Bailey, Vernon. Mammals of the Southwestern United States. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1971.
  4. Barrows, Walter B. Michigan Bird Life. Lansing, MI: Michigan Agricultural College, 1912.
  5. Barth, Lester G. Embryology. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Co., Inc., 1953.
  6. Behler, John and F. Wayne King. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979.
  7. Bishop, Sherman C. Handbook of Salamanders. vol. 3. Handbooks of American Natural History. Edited by Albert H. Wright. Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing Co., Inc., 1943.
  8. Breckenridge, W.J. Reptiles and Amphibians of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1944.
  9. Chapman, Frank M. Color Key to North American Birds. New York, NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1903.
  10. Comstock, John H. An Introduction to Entomology. Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing Co., Inc., 1949.
  11. Davis, William B. The Mammals of Texas. Austin, TX: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, 1974.
  12. Guyer, Michael F. Animal Mircology. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1917.
  13. Hamiltion, Jr., William J. American Mammals: Their Lives, Habits, and Economic Relations. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1939.
  14. Hamilton, Jr., William J. The Mammals of Eastern United States. vol. 2. Handbooks of American Natural History. Edited by Albert H. Wright. Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing Co., Inc., 1943.
  15. Hickey, Joseph J. A Guide to Bird Watching. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1975.
  16. Hoffmeister, Donald F. and Carl O. Mohr. Fieldbook of Illinois Mammals. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1972.
  17. Lincoln, Frederick C. Migration of Birds. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1952.
  18. Pasquier, Roger F. Watching Birds: An Introduction to Ornithology. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1977.
  19. Pope, Clifford H. Turtles of the United States & Canada. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946.
  20. Reed, Chester A. North American Bird Eggs. New York, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1904.
  21. Sargent, Charles S. Manual of the Trees of North America. vol. 1. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1949.
  22. Smith, Hobart M. Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of Kansas. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas, 1950.
  23. Wright, Albert and Anna Wright. Handbook of Frogs and Toads of the United States and Canada. Ithaca, NY: Comstock Publishing Associates, 1949.

Box 28

Books

  1. Abbot, R. Tucker. A Guide to Field Identification, Seashells of North America. New York, NY: Golden Press, 1968.
  2. Babcock, Harold L. Turtles of the Northeastern United States. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1971.
  3. Barrows, Walter B. Michigan Bird Life. Lansing, MI: Michigan Agricultural College, 1912.
  4. Bennett, Logan J. The Blue-Winged Teal. Ames, IA: Collegiate Press, Inc., 1938.
  5. Black, J.D. Mammals of Kansas. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Printing Plant, 1938.
  6. Bond, James. Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies. New York, NY: Macmillan Co., 1947.
  7. Brimley, C.S. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Carolina. Elon, NC: Carolina Biological Supply Co., 1944.
  8. Brimley, C.S. Mammals of North Carolina. Elon, NC: Carolina Biological Supply Co., 1946.
  9. Johnstone, Kathleen Y. Collecting Seashells. New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1970.
  10. Morris, Percy A. A Field Guide to the Shells. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1951.
  11. Pearson, Thomas et. al. Birds of North Carolina. Raleigh, NC: Bynum Printing Co., 1942.
  12. Peterson, R.T. A Field Guide to Western Birds. Signed. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1941.
  13. Pough, Richard. Audubon Bird Guide: Eastern Land Birds. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1946.
  14. Pough, Richard. Audubon Land Bird Guide. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1949.
  15. Pough, Richard. Audubon Water Bird Guide. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1951.
  16. Rehder, Harald A. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashells. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1981.
  17. Rogillia, Carlyle. Purple Martin Rehabilitation Manual. Metairie, LA: Nature Society, 1992.
  18. Sprunt, Jr., Alexander and E. Burnham Chamberlain. South Carolina Birdlife. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1949.
  19. Stewart, Robert E. and Chandler S. Robbins. Birds of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1958.
  20. Swanson, Gustav et. al. The Mammals of Minnesota. Technical Bulletin No. 2. Minnesota Department of Conservation, 1945.
  21. Welty, Joel and Luis Baptista. The Life of Birds. New York, NY: Saunders College Publishing, 1988.
  22. Welty, Joel. The Life of Birds. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co., 1975.

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  1. History of the Hancock County Naturalists 1974-1986
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