Thomas R. Howell papers, ca. 1945-1999

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Title: Thomas R. Howell papers
Collection number: LSC 576
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 21.4 linear ft. (21 record storage cartons and 1 flat document box.)
Date: ca. 1945-1999
Abstract: Thomas R. Howell was an internationally renowned biology and ornithology educator and researcher. The collection consists of materials related to his academic work as a professor, field studies, and involvement in professional organizations. Materials include field notebooks, Nicaragua research files, American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) checklist files, professional organization and conference files, master reprint files for Howell's publications, correspondence, photographs, slides, film reels, audio and video tapes.
Language of Materials: Most materials are in English. Some materials are in Spanish.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
creator: Thomas R. Howell

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas R. Howell papers (Collection 576). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7271117 

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Tom Howell Jr., 2001.

Processing Information

Initial processing by University Archivist Charlotte Brown. Final processing by Kelly Besser with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser and Alyssa Goodstein, 2013.

Biography/History

Thomas Raymond Howell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 17, 1924. He enrolled at Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1941 and then took a leave from his studies to serve in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. Upon completion of his service, he returned to school and received his undergraduate degree from LSU in 1946, and an M.S. (1949) and Ph.D. (1951) from the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Professor Alden H. Miller at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ).
Thomas R. Howell was a professional ornithologist who taught and directed ornithological research at UCLA where he was also director of the Donald R. Dickey bird collection and chairman of the Lida Scott Brown Fund for Ornithological Education. Howell also established the Lida Scott Brown Library for Ornithology in the UCLA Biology Department, taught vertebrate biology at UCLA and served as chair of its Biology Department from 1963 to 1966.
Howell joined the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU), the leading professional ornithology society of the country, in 1948 and for many years, served on its most important committee, the Committee on Classification and Nomenclature that is charged with revising the standard checklist of North American birds and deciding the correct scientific names of these birds. In 1983 this committee published the sixth edition of the checklist, which was first published 100 years earlier. For the first time, this revised edition included not only species of birds found north of the Mexican border, but also all the birds of Mexico and Central America.
In addition to his service to AOU, Howell also served as President of the Cooper Ornithological Society, the leading ornithology society of the Western United States, from 1964-1967 and he regularly attended the International Ornithological Congress. When he wasn't advancing the study of ornithology in the classroom or via professional organizations, Howell was in the field documenting his research via notes, photographs and film.
Howell's field research took him around the world but he dedicated much time to his work in Nicaragua, northern Chile and southwest Ethiopia. In Nicaragua, he studied the geographical transition between North American and South American birds, in Chile he investigated how the Gray Gull manages to breed in the desert safe from predators and in Ethiopia he conducted a field study to understand the nesting adaptations of the Egyptian Plover.
Howell retired as professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 1986 and continued to travel the world with his wife Eleanor, who shared his passion for observing birds in their natural habitat. At the age of 80, Howell died on December 14, 2004 in North Chatham, Massachusetts.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of records related to the work of UCLA faculty member and ornithologist Thomas R. Howell. Materials include field notebooks, Nicaragua research files, American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) checklist files, professional organization and conference files, master reprint files of Howell’s publications, correspondence, photographs, slides, film reels, audio and video tapes.

Organization and Arrangement

Materials were packed at Howell's residence by University Archivist Charlotte B. Brown and maintain the creator's original order.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Howell, Thomas R.--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Biology--Faculty--Archives.
Ornithologists--California--Los Angeles--Archives.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Nicaragua checklist notes and correspondence.

Box 1, Folder 2

Nica. localities.

Box 1, Folder 3

Maps - Latin America (Chile; Caribbean).

Box 1, Folder 4

Nicaragua: Official Standard Names Gazetteer.

Box 1, Folder 5

Maps - Nicaragua.

Box 1, Folder 6

TRH - Nica. taxonomic notes.

Box 1, Folder 7

Banks - cuckoo ms., letters. 1989-1990.

Box 1, Folder 8

Icteridae.

Box 1, Folder 9

Polioptila.

Box 1, Folder 10, 12-15, 17-18

A.O.U. checklist memoranda and writeups.

Box 1, Folder 11

Pelecaniformes: taxonomic.

Box 1, Folder 16

Psittaciformes.

Box 1, Folder 19

Bombycilla-Zosterops, Silla, passerines.

Box 1, Folder 20

Troglodytidae.

Box 1, Folder 21

Icteridae.

Box 1, Folder 22

Picoides - Dendrocopus and Carduelines. 1988.

Box 1, Folder 23

Carduelis.

Box 1, Folder 24

Carduelines.

Box 2, Folders 1-4

TRH authored publications.

Box 2, Folders 5-6

TRH reprints.

Box 2, Folder 7

A.O.U.. 1991.

Scope and Content Note

Meeting program, abstracts and proposed resolutions.
Box 2, Folder 8, Box 9, Folder 4-8

A.O.U. Meetings.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, programs, agendas, committee reports, resolutions and committee lists.
Box 2, Folder 9

A.O.U.. 1987-1995.

Scope and Content Note

Council minutes, bylaws, memoranda and correspondence.
Box 2, Folder 10

George A. Bartholomew correspondence.

Box 2, Folder 11

California Academy of Sciences. 1990-1992.

Scope and Content Note

Annual Report and correspondence.
Box 2, Folder 12

I.C.B.P.. 1986-1992.

Scope and Content Note

International Council for Bird Preservation United States Section, Inc. annual reports, minutes, correspondence and bylaws.
Box 2, Folder 13

UCLA correspondence.

Box 2, Folder 14

I.O.C.. 1990-1994.

Scope and Content Note

International Ornithological Congress membership list, final circular and Howell's notes for his "Egg Size and Clutch Size in Some Charadriiformes" oral paper presentation.
Box 2, Folder 15

WFVZ, LA MUS. NH.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, clippings and copy of proposed contract between Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology and Los Angeles County Museum Foundation.
Box 2, Folder 16

Ornithological.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence concerning papers and professional organizations.
Box 2, Folder 17

A.O.U..

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence concerning member memorials.
Box 2, Folder 18

A.O.U. Awards Committee.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
Box 2, Folder 19

Costa Rica - Pat Molnar.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence concerning land in Costa Rica.
Box 2, Folder 20

Cooper Ornithological Society. 1989-1992.

Scope and Content Note

Annual meeting programs and abstracts.
Box 2, Folder 21

Abstracts. 1994.

Scope and Content Note

Bound book from the North American Ornithological Conference.
Box 2, Folder 22, Box 4, Folder 27, Box 9, Folder 9, Box 5, Folders 1-3

A.O.U. checklist. 1986-1990, 1993-1995.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, correspondence and agendas from the Committee on Classification and Nomenclature.
Box 2: 1988-1990
Box 4: 1986-1988
Box 5: 1990, 1993-1995
Box 9: 1991-1992
Box 3, Folder 1

Grosbeaks, finches, crossbills.

Box 3, Folder 2

Molt and migration.

Box 3, Folder 3

Kiff - Publ. Ms..

Scope and Content Note

Publications by Lloyd F. Kiff.
Box 3, Folder 4

W.B. Richardson.

Scope and Content Note

Publications, correspondence and notes concerning Richardson's work.
Box 3, Folder 5

Nutting.

Scope and Content Note

Charles C. Nutting specimen lists from Nicaragua, Howell's notes on Nutting specimens and correspondence.
Box 3, Folder 6

Delattre.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence concerning Delattre specimens collected in Nicaragua.
Box 3, Folder 7

Isler.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Mort and Phyllis Isler concerning antbirds in Nicaragua.
Box 3, Folder 8

Academy of Natural Sciences/Philadelphia.

Scope and Content Note

ANSP notes.
Box 3, Folder 9

British Museum.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's notes on Nicaraguan specimens in the British Museum.
Box 3, Folder 10

Martinez-Sanchez records.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Juan C. Martinez-Sanchez of the Museo De Zoologia and notes concerning Registers of New or Little Known Birds of Nicaragua.
Box 3, Folder 11

Ponsol birds.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's notes on Ponsol localities and his reprint, Birds Collected in Nicaragua by Bernardo Ponsol.
Box 3, Folder 12

IRENA - Protected Areas. 1982 Sep.

Scope and Content Note

Instituto Nicaraguense De Recursos Naturales Y Del Ambiente protected areas report.
Box 3, Folder 13

W. de W. Miller narrative.

Box 3, Folder 14

Bovallius.

Scope and Content Note

Notes and publications regarding Carl Bovallius.
Box 3, Folder 15

Martinez-Sanchez letters.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Juan C. Martinez-Sanchez.
Box 3, Folder 16

IRENA - Ornitofauna En Nicaragua.

Box 3, Folder 17

Alcorn List of Nicaraguan Birds.

Scope and Content Note

List compiled by J.R. Alcorn.
Box 3, Folder 18

Field Museum Data.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with the Bird Division of the Field Museum of Natural History and Howell's notes concerning W.B. Richardson specimens.
Box 3, Folder 19

U. Kansas list of Nica birds.

Box 3, Folder 20

Nica letters. 1983-1985, 1991.

Box 3, Folder 21

Field notes on Nica birds.

Box 3, Folder 22

Silliman checklist.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with James Silliman regarding Nicaraguan birds.
Box 3, Folder 23

Tom Will.

Scope and Content Note

Tom Will correspondence and paper, "Birds of a Severely Hurricane-Damaged Atlantic Coast Rain Forest in Nicaragua."
Box 3, Folder 24

ICBP - NICA..

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence concerning the International Council for Bird Preservation Biodiversity Project - Endemic Birds of Nicaragua.
Box 3, Folder 25

Nicaragua reprints.

Scope and Content Note

Reprints on the birds of Nicaragua.
Box 3, Folder 26

Nica. Ms: Non-passeriformes.

Box 3, Folder 27

Nica. Ms. floppy discs.

Box 3, Folder 28

Nica. Ms.. 1991.

Box 3, Folder 29

Nica: Tyrannidae.

Box 3, Folder 30

Nicaragua.

Scope and Content Note

Field notes, correspondence and reprints.
Box 4, Folder 1

Steve N.G. Howell.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence concerning bird distribution in Nicaragua.
Box 4, Folder 2

Order Tinamiformes and Order Galliformes.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts annotated by Howell.
Box 4, Folder 3

Order Cuculiformes and Order Strigiformes.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts annotated by Howell.
Box 4, Folder 4

Bird Conservation 3. 1988.

Scope and Content Note

Journal published for the International Council for Bird Preservation. This volume focuses on North American forests and their avifaunas.
Box 4, Folder 5

The Birds of the Isle of Pines.

Scope and Content Note

W.E. Clyde Todd reprint.
Box 4, Folder 6

Nica. pinelands ecology.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and articles.
Box 4, Folder 7

Order Columbiformes and Order Psittaciformes.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts annotated by Howell.
Box 4, Folder 8

Family Hirundinidae.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts annotated by Howell. Materials also include the following families: Certhididae, Troglodytidae, Cinclidae, Mimidae, Bombycillidae, Vireonidae and Emberizidae.
Box 4, Folder 9

Nica. birds: Energetics.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's notes, copies of articles, census lists and journals: Audubon Field Notes and Ornithologische Mitteilungen.
Box 4, Folder 10-11

Pine Savanna Ecology.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, field notes and articles.
Box 4, Folder 12

Pinus Caribaea in South Africa.

Scope and Content Note

The Natural Distribution, Growth and Botanical Variation of Pinus Caribaea and its Circulation in South Africa by H.A. Luckhoff.
Box 4, Folder 13

Nica. Distr. Analysis.

Scope and Content Note

Field notes and articles.
Box 4, Folder 14

C. Am. Biogeography.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of articles and chapters.
Box 4, Folders 15-16

Sapsucker notes - Modoc County.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of Howell's field notebooks.
Box 4, Folder 17

The Birds of North America Guidelines for Authors. 1992 Aug.

Scope and Content Note

A project of the American Ornithologist's Union.
Box 4, Folder 18

TRH notes. 1995.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's summary notes on the 4 taxonomically distinct forms of the Sphyrapicus Varius complex.
Box 4, Folder 19

A.O.U. - Birds of North America.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports and committee reports on the North American Bird Biographies Project.
Box 4, Folder 20

Birds of North America - Sphyrapicus.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts and correspondence.
Box 4, Folder 21

Sapsucker migration slides and negatives.

Box 4, Folders 22-23

Birds of North America.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
Box 4, Folder 24

The Auk and The Condor. 1973, 1974.

Scope and Content Note

Journals with correspondence from The Birds of North America Assistant Editor Keith Russell.
Box 4, Folder 25

Sapsucker articles.

Box 4, Folder 26

Sapsucker manuscripts and reprints.

Box 5, Folder 4

DNA papers from CGS.

Scope and Content Note

Reprints.
Box 5, Folder 5

Ned K. Johnson.

Scope and Content Note

Reprints and correspondence.
Box 5, Folder 6

List of species in A.O.U. checklist.

Box 5, Folder 7

Dickey - Laysan Island Journal.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of Donald Dickey's 1923 Laysan Island expedition journal.
Box 5, Folder 8-10, 12-18

M & G. ms..

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript includes Howell's taxonomic notes.
Box 5, Folder 11

M & G typescript: passerines only.

Box 5, Folders 19-20

Nica. list.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include Howell's taxonomic notes. See also Nica. checklist, manuscript and floppy discs in Box 3.
Box 5, Folder 21

C. Am. Nica. taxonomic papers.

Box 5, Folder 22

Nica taxonomic or other problems.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include Howell's notes, articles and W.F.H Rosenberg's Catalogue of Birdskins.
Box 5, Folder 23

Copies of papers - Nica. birds.

Box 5, Folder 24

Species list.

Scope and Content Note

List collected by W.B. Richardson for S & G, American Museum of Natural History.
Box 5, Folders 25-26

Procelsterna.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's field notes and correspondence.
Box 5, Folder 27

Procelsterna photos and slides.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white photos of egg shells and skeleton slides.
Box 5, Folder 28

Procelsterna.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's notes and correspondence with Mark J. Rauzon and Craig S. Harrison. Materials also include Rauzon and Harrison's draft, "The Breeding Biology of the Blue-Gray Noddy in Hawaii."
Box 5, Folder 29

Egg size - general.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include articles on egg size and formation, correspondence and Howell's hand written draft of a review of a book on egg incubation.
Box 6, Folder 1

Christmas Island. 1978; 1981.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, travel records and copies of Howell's journals.
Box 6, Folder 2

Christmas Island Map.

Box 6, Folder 3

Revillagigedos birds.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, slides and Howell's taxonomic notes.
Box 6, Folder 4

Growth rates of seabirds.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of manuscript by Robert E. Ricklefs and Susan C. White and handwritten letter from Ricklefs to Howell.
Box 6, Folder 5

Seabird egg/body data.

Scope and Content Note

Articles and Howell's notes.
Box 6, Folder 6

Christmas Island journals.

Scope and Content Note

Christmas Island maps, related articles and Howell's journals.
Box 6, Folder 7

TRH review. 1988.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's review of David Ward's manuscript, "The incubation biology of Crowned, Blackwinged, and Lesser Blackwinged plovers" for publication in The Condor.
Box 6, Folder 8

Gull Acid Tern.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's notes and "Tern Data" disc.
Box 6, Folder 9

Tern photos and negatives. circa 1995.

Scope and Content Note

Negatives and black and white photos of Midway Island Tropicbird feeding chick, White Tern with egg and Sooty Terns
Box 6, Folder 10

Gygis article. 1970-1989.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's article, "A Year in the Life of the Fairy Tern," black and white Fairy Tern photo, journal and correspondence.
Box 6, Folder 11

Gygis tables. 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Midway Islands White Tern experiment field notes and data tables.
Box 6, Folder 12

Terns.

Scope and Content Note

Tern articles and Howell's notes.
Box 6, Folder 13

Larosterna.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence.
Box 6, Folder 14

Gygis - graphs.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's annotated White Tern nestling graphs.
Box 6, Folder 15

Tropicbirds.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's manuscripts, notes and correspondence.
Box 6, Folder 16

Larids, Alcids.

Scope and Content Note

Field notes, articles, slides, photos and correspondence.
Box 6, Folder 17

Sandpipers.

Scope and Content Note

Articles, notes, graphs and correspondence concerning clutch size.
Box 6, Folder 18

Graphs.

Scope and Content Note

Graphs for egg mass, clutch mass/body mass for lapwings, charadrius, calidridini. Photocopies of study skin, egg clutches superimposed - vanellus, charadrius, calidris.
Box 6, Folder 19

Plovers and lapwings.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's "Egg Size, Clutch Size, and Body Size in Plovers and Sandpipers" manuscript, slides, graphs, notes and correspondence.
Box 6, Folder 20

Passerines - egg mass and body mass.

Scope and Content Note

Graphs and notes.
Box 6, Folder 21

Larus.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and notes.
Box 6, Folder 22

Board, Ronald G..

Scope and Content Note

Egg shell reprints and black and white polaroids.
Box 6, Folder 23

Lonchura malacca.

Scope and Content Note

Field notes, slides, correspondence and reprints.
Box 6, Folder 24

E.P. requests.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence to Howell requesting copies of his "Breeding Biology of the Egyptian Plover." Materials also include black and white photos of the Egyptian Plover and its eggs.
Box 6, Folder 25

Cracidae.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and slides.
Box 6, Folder 26

Hornero.

Scope and Content Note

Articles, correspondence and scripts for papers.
Box 6, Folder 27

Genetics - DNA.

Scope and Content Note

Reprints, manuscript drafts and correspondence.
Box 7, Folder 1

Chromosome - taxonomy studies.

Scope and Content Note

Magazines and reprints.
Box 7, Folder 2

Sibley, Charles G.. 1989.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and a preprint of Sibley's manuscript, "DNA Hybridization Evidence of Hominoid Phylogeny: A Reanalysis of the Data."
Box 7, Folder 3

Havensneck notes.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's Havensneck journal pages.
Box 7, Folder 4

Falco peregrinus. 1987.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's UCLA academic planner, slides, correspondence and field notes.
Box 7, Folder 5

Pacific Seabird Group annual meeting program. 1995.

Box 7, Folders 6-21

Artamus.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include slides, maps, charts, notebooks and articles concerning the artamidae family.
Box 7, Folder 22

Brown, Eleanor D..

Scope and Content Note

Brown's publications, manuscript drafts and correspondence.
Box 7, Folder 23

Midway banding.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from the United States Department of the Interior Bird Banding Laboratory, Midway Island banding schedules and Eastern I. bird bands.
Box 7, Folder 24

New Guinea.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, notes, brochures, photos and reprints concerning the birds of Papua New Guinea.
Box 7, Folders 25-27

Nica. note cards.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's handwritten note cards. One folder contains citation cards.
Box 8, Folders 1-9

NGS grant.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include proposal, expense reports, correspondence, itineraries, photos, slides and final report for an integrated study of the biology of Wood Swallows. Materials also include research files for Australia and Sulawesi.
Box 17, Box 8, Folders 10-12

Film reels.

Scope and Content Note

Box 8: One film reel pertaining to the Wood Swallow field work and two unlabeled film reels.
Box 17: Two film reels and one folder of TRH's notes. Reels include Isla footage from Isla Isabela of frigates, Blue-foots, gulls, boobies, pelicans, nests and eggs.
Box 8, Folder 13

ASZ meeting. 1987.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's notes, handwritten speech and correspondence concerning his American Society of Zoologists paper presentation.
Box 8, Folder 14

Letter to Taborsky. 1993.

Scope and Content Note

A copy of Natural History with Michael and Barbara Taborsky's article, "The Kiwi's Parental Burden" and Howell's notes.
Box 8, Folder 15

Clutch Inc. Patch.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of articles and specimens regarding clutch size.
Box 8, Folder 16

Rahn; incl. gull-tern-alcid graphs.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Hermann Rahn regarding body mass and egg mass.
Box 8, Folder 17

Phaethon; Fregata, etc..

Scope and Content Note

Field notes on Fregata magnificens made at Isla Isabela, correspondence and field notes on Red-tailed Tropicbird made at Midway Island.
Box 8, Folder 18

Pelicaniformes.

Scope and Content Note

Notes, articles, slides and photos on the Order Pelicaniformes. Materials also include articles on ratites, Turnix and Colibri.
Box 8, Folder 19

Turnix.

Scope and Content Note

Articles, notes and correspondence.
Box 8, Folder 20

Flight.

Scope and Content Note

Articles, notes, correspondence and graphs concerning bird flight.
Box 8, Folder 21

Research file.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include Metabolic Rate: Laboratory Measurements, clutch egg negatives, pteroclid, columbid, vanellid skeleton slides, AVM Instrument Company informative packet and Howell's annotated copy of William A. Calder III's article, "The Kiwi."
Box 9, Folder 1

Gill, Frank B..

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from The Academy of Natural Sciences Curator of Ornithology Frank B. Gill concerning photos borrowed for use with the publication of his text. Materials include enclosure of two of Howell's photos.
Box 9, Folder 2

Colonial Waterbirds. 1993.

Scope and Content Note

Program, agenda and Howell's presentation notes for the Colonial Waterbird Society Annual Meeting.
Box 9, Folder 3

Cooper Ornithological Society. 1993.

Scope and Content Note

Program, abstracts and correspondence concerning the Sixty-third Annual Meeting of the Cooper Ornithological Society.
Box 9, Folder 10

Nicaragua reprints and tourist brochures.

Box 9, Folder 11

TRH field journals. 1950-1986.

Box 9, Folder 12

Nicaragua.

Scope and Content Note

Howell's notes and handwritten presentation on Nicaraguan birds.
Box 9, Folder 13

Transactions of the Linnaean Society of New York.

Scope and Content Note

Volume VII The Species of Middle American Birds By Eugene Eisenmann
Box 9, Folder 14

Birds of the Laysan and the Leeward Islands, Hawaiian Group.

Scope and Content Note

By Walter K. Fisher
Box 9, Folder 15

TRH Nicaragua journal. 1962.

Box 9, Folder 16-22

TRH Specimen catalog and Nica. field notes. 1951-1957, 1962-1963, 1965-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Materials also include J.G. Montrello's specimen catalog and field notes. See also TRH Nicaragua journal folder for 1962 specimen catalog and field notes. The 1961 notes and catalog were lost by theft.
Box 9, Folder 23

Christmas Island. 1978, 1981, 1985, 1989.

Scope and Content Note

Three boxes of slides.
Box 10, Folders 1-20

Nica bird lists and specimen catalogs.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include photocopies of W. Dew Miller's notes and report from his 1917 Department of Ornithology Nicaraguan Expedition.
Box 10, Folder 21

Species notes.

Scope and Content Note

Checklist and notes compiled by TRH.
Box 10, Folders 22-23

W.B. Richardson correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of William B. Richardson's letters.
Box 10, Folder 24

Harrison, Ed N..

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from President Ed N. Harrison of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology. Materials include photocopies of the data slips for Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker and Red-breasted Sapsucker egg sets in the Foundation's collection.
Box 10, Folder 25-28

Gray gull films.

Scope and Content Note

Four film reels.
Box 10, Folder 29

TRH slides. 1989.

Scope and Content Note

Color slides of TRH at UCLA with Nicholas Collias and Jim N.
Box 10, Folder 30

Roadrunner Gular Flutter. 1970.

Scope and Content Note

One film reel described by Howell as a work print.
Box 10, Folder 31

Artamus photos.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white Artamus photos made from slides by Ray Quigley. Materials also include TRH's slide list and correspondence from Quiq.
Box 11, Folder 1

El Recreo Birds.

Scope and Content Note

TRH's field notes.
Box 11, Folder 2

Field notebooks. 1957-1970.

Scope and Content Note

Seven of TRH's field notebooks on the following: Midway Island, Gray Gull, cuckoos, crows, jays, birds of Nicaragua and San Nicolas Island.
Box 11, Folders 3-4

Check-list. circa 1959.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence concerning the completion of Peters' Check-list of Birds of the World.
Box 11, Folder 5

Florentine Codex birds.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of Arthur J.O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble's Florentine Codex Book 11: Earthly Things and TRH's criticism on the translation of Aztec accounts of birds.
Box 11, Folder 6

Hanna data.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and data from Wilson C. Hanna regarding clutch size and desert birds.
Box 11, Folder 7

Hummer Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

Reprints, Howell's field notes and outline for hummingbird manuscript.
Box 11, Folder 8

Nica. hummer torp..

Scope and Content Note

Copy of The Condor and Howell's notes on torpidity in two neo-tropical hummingbirds
Box 11, Folder 9

Avian evolution.

Scope and Content Note

Reprints and TRH's notes.
Box 11, Folder 10

Incubation.

Scope and Content Note

Reprints and TRH's notes.
Box 11, Folder 11

Natural History and Differentiation in Sphyrapicus Varius. 1951-1952.

Scope and Content Note

TRH's thesis with comments from critic and notes on questions for further work.
Box 11, Folder 12

Ponsol - Nicaragua letters. 1960-1962.

Scope and Content Note

Data, notes and correspondence concerning Howell's manuscript on the birds collected by Padre Bernardo Ponsol.
Box 11, Folder 13

Clements, James F.. 1995.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from James F. Clements and a copy of his Report on an Ornithological Survey of Lake Nicaragua, Isla Ometepe and Easily Accessible Island and Shore Habitats.
Box 11, Folder 14

Nicaragua - Distr. Manuscript.

Scope and Content Note

TRH's "A Model for Analysis of the Distribution of the Avifauna of Central America." Materials also include a set of graphs.
Box 11, Folder 15

National Geographic Magazine.

Scope and Content Note

Magazine includes Lieutenant Colonel Dan I. Sultan's article, "An Army Engineer Explores Nicaragua: Mapping a Route for a New Canal Through the Largest of Central American Republics."
Box 12, Folders 1-3

Publications.

Scope and Content Note

Publications collected and authored by TRH. Materials include a reprint of TRH's "Avian Distribution in Central America."
Box 12, Folder 4

Nica. field notes - drafts.

Scope and Content Note

Transcriptions of TRH's wire recordings of field notes.
Box 12, Folder 5

Avian Distr. C. Am.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, map figures, notes and peer review comments on TRH's manuscript, "A Model for Analysis of the Distribution of the Avifauna of Central America."
Box 12, Folder 6

Nicaraguan birds. 1963-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with colleagues concerning TRH's research.
Box 12, Folders 7-9

Slide cases. 1987, .

Scope and Content Note

Three cases of slides.
7: Slides include images of Cape Gannets, cormorants, penguins, Bontebok, Hyrax, views from Table Mt.
8: Slides include images of Gambela birds - Waders, Burhinus, Bee-Eaters, Raptors and Goliath Heron. Additional images include crocodiles, eagles and lungfishes.
9: Slides include images of Midway Island, Terns, Boobies and Tropic Birds.
Box 13

C.O.S. business and slides.

Scope and Content Note

Two folders of Cooper Ornithological Society (C.O.S.) minutes, membership lists, bylaws, reports and correspondence. Slides contain images captured during TRH's field expeditions.
Box 14

Slides and photographs.

Scope and Content Note

According to Howell's notes, these boxes contain the best Pluvianus slides other than those sent to Natural History Magazine. The Ethiopia slide storage box includes 5 slides used for African Handbook. Materials also include slides of seabirds, Central American bird distribution data slides and ornithology course slides. Photographs include black and white images of sociable weavers and color images of Howell and his students on a class field trip to Mount Pinos.
Boxes 15-16, 18, 20-22

Slides.

Scope and Content Note

Box 15: Five slide cases. Materials include images from the following expeditions: Isla Isabella, Chile, Australia, West Africa, Costa Rica and Ecuador. One case contains TRH's note that these are the best Artamus slides.
Box 16: Six slide cases. Materials include images from the following expeditions: Africa, Galapagos Islands, Ethiopia and South Africa.
Box 18: Materials include images from Nicaragua, Alaska, New Zealand, China, Australia, New Guinea and Africa.
Box 20: Materials include images from Spain, Paris, Poland and Nicaragua.
Box 21: Materials include images from India, Spain, Mexico, Poland and Alaska.
Box 22: Materials include images of Australian birds and their eggs, kangaroos, turtles and bark paintings.
Box 19

Slides, Audiotapes and Videotapes.

Scope and Content Note

Slides include images expeditions to the following: Africa, Istanbul, Borneo, Christmas Island and Nicaragua. Two videocassettes document Black-faced Woodswallows in Australia. Eighteen audiocassettes document gull calls at night in Chile, TRH's notes on the White Tern, Tropicbird and Fairy Tern calls, Christmas Island, mockingbirds at UCLA, Terns at Midway Island, TRH's notes on Woodswallows and vocalizations of Artamus superciliosus, personatus, cyanopterus, cinereus and insignis.
Box 19

Allen's Hummer. 1991 May 25.

Scope and Content

Skeleton of a hummingbird. TRH's notes indicate that it was a window kill.