The San Diego Audubon Society Collection documents the organization's San Diego chapter from 1953 through 1981. The collection is comprised of financial records,
annual budget reports, conservation correspondence, publications and newspaper clippings, articles of incorporation, and government
citations. Highlights of the collection include fish and game surveys, summer field trip curricula, excerpts from the newsletters
"Nature Study" and "Sketches," and minutes of the board of directors dating from 1952 to 1979.
Organized in 1948 and incorporated in 1953, the San Diego Chapter of the Audubon Society (SDAS) is dedicated to promoting
preservation and conservation activities. The organization is involved with educational programs on ecology and natural science
for citizens in the greater San Diego region. SDAS is also involved in managing several wildlife preserves, including the
Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary and the Anstine-Audubon preserve in Oceanside. The organization is still active in environmental
planning issues; assessing land use and development projects in the area, including development, the preservation of natural
resources, and regional planning.
The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with
the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections
is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be
submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.