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Finding Aid for the Cooper Ornithological Society, Southern Division records, 1895-1935
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Description
The Cooper Ornithological Society was founded in 1893, and was named after the zoologist James G. Cooper. The collection contains 3 volumes of incoming correspondence from various ornithologists to Frank Slater Daggett, the accessions records of the Dickey Ornithological Library, and the specimen catalogs and field notes of Daggett and Wright M. Pierce who were both active members in the society.
Background
The Cooper Ornithological Society Southern Division was founded in Los Angeles in 1893 by a small group of individuals in southern California who were interested in the study of birds. The society was named after Dr. James G. Cooper, zoologist and avid bird collector. To facilitate communication between members, the society developed a publication called The Condor, which is still in existence today. One of the society's most active members was Frank Slater Dagett, who served as the society's vice president from 1898-1900 and president from 1901-1903. The bird species Sphyrapicus varius dagetti is named after him. He was an avid bird collector who amassed a collection of approximately 8,009 bird skins. Wright M. Pierce was also a prominent member of the Cooper Ornithological Society Southern Division who served on the society's board of governors for many years.
Extent
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.