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Guide to the Audubon Society, San Diego Chapter Records
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Audubon Society, San Diego Chapter Records
    Dates: 1950-1979
    Identification: MS-0385
    Creator: Audubon Society, San Diego Chapter
    Physical Description: 5.92 linear feet
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Historical Note:

    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.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    San Diego Audubon Society -- Archives

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Organizational Records

    Topical Term:

    Conservation of natural resources -- California -- San Diego -- Sources
    Wildlife conservation -- California -- San Diego -- Sources

    Administrative Information


    2003, 2006

    Conditions Governing Use:

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Audubon Society, San Diego Chapter Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

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    Scope and Contents

    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.