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2003 — Audubon Day

May 22

Audubon Day at the Hamersly Library

Thursday, May 22, 2003, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
Hamersly Library exhibited Audubon items from the University Archives.

John James Audubon, (1785–1851) was an American painter-naturalist. Born at Haiti, brought up in France, he received instruction in drawing from J.L. David. He moved to the USA in 1803 to avoid conscription in Napoleon’s army and lived as a naturalist, hunter, and taxidermist, also earning some money as a portraitist and drawing master. His combined interests in art and ornithology grew into a plan to make a complete pictorial record of all the bird species of North America. Unable to find a publisher in America, Audubon spent three years in England (1826–9) and found an engraver and publisher in the London firm of Robert Havell and Son. The Birds of America, from Original Drawings, with 435 Plates Showing 1,065 Figures appeared in four volumes of hand-tinted aquatints (1827–38) and now ranks among the most famous and prized books of the world. It was followed by The Viviparous Quadrupeds of America (1845–8), which was completed by his son John Woodhouse Audubon (1812–62) after the master’s sight failed in 1846.

Source: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists. Ed. Ian Chilvers. Oxford University Press, 1996. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. <http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main&entry=t3.000143>

This exhibit included the 47 framed prints of birds and quadrupeds from the folio editions in the Archives Gallery, HL 301; and The Quadrupeds of North America, volumes I, II, and III, 1854 edition were available for viewing in HL 301A.

American Souslik Meadow Mouse – Texas Meadow Mouse Plate No. CXLVII
American Souslik Meadow Mouse – Texas Meadow Mouse
Plate No. CXLVII

American Ptarmigan Plate No. 300
American Ptarmigan
Plate No. 300

Arctic Blue Bird Plate No. 136
Arctic Blue Bird
Plate No. 136

Baltimore Oriole or Hang – Nest Plate No. 217
Baltimore Oriole or Hang – Nest
Plate No. 217

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Band – tail dove or pigeon Plate No. 279
Band – tail dove or pigeon
Plate No. 279

Blue Heron Plate No. 372
Blue Heron
Plate No. 372

Blue Mountain Warbler Plate No. 98
Blue Mountain Warbler
Plate No. 98

Buffel – Headed Duck Plate No. 408
Buffel – Headed Duck
Plate No. 408

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camas Rat Plate No. CXLII
Camas Rat
Plate No. CXLII

Canada Goose Plate No. 376
Canada Goose
Plate No. 376

Carolina Turtle Dove Plate No. 286
Carolina Turtle Dove
Plate No. 286

Chestnut – Collared Lark Bunting Plate No. 154
Chestnut – Collared Lark Bunting
Plate No. 154

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common American Deer Plate No. LXXXI
Common American Deer
Plate No. LXXXI

Common American Gull – Ringed Bill Gull Plate No. 446
Common American Gull – Ringed Bill Gull
Plate No. 446

Common American Partridge Plate No. 289
Common American Partridge
Plate No. 289

Common Pine Finch Plate No. 199
Common Pine Finch
Plate No. 199

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Tern Plate No. 433
Common Tern
Plate No. 433

Cougar Plate No. XCVII
Cougar
Plate No. XCVII

Harris Marmot Squirrel – California Meadow Mouse Plate No. CLIV
Harris Marmot Squirrel – California Meadow Mouse
Plate No. CLIV

Hudson Bay Squirrel – Chickasee Red Squirrel Plate No. XIV
Hudson Bay Squirrel – Chickasee Red Squirrel
Plate No. XIV

Jumping Mouse Plate No. LXXXV
Jumping Mouse
Plate No. LXXXV

Long – Legged Sandpiper Plate No. 334
Long – Legged Sandpiper
Plate No. 334

Mallard Plate No. 385
Mallard
Plate No. 385

Nashville Swamp Warbler Plate No. 113
Nashville Swamp Warbler
Plate No. 113

Nuttall’s Hare Plate No. XCIV
Nuttall’s Hare
Plate No. XCIV

Nuttall’s Whip Poor Will Plate No. 495
Nuttall’s Whip Poor Will
Plate No. 495

Oregon Flying Squirrel Plate No. XV
Oregon Flying Squirrel
Plate No. XV

Oregon Snow Bird Plate No. 168
Oregon Snow Bird
Plate No. 168

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plumed Partridge Plate No. 291
Plumed Partridge
Plate No. 291

Prong-Horned Antelope Plate No. LXXVIII
Prong-Horned Antelope
Plate No. LXXVIII

Red and White Shouldered Marsh Blackbird Plate No. 214
Red and White Shouldered Marsh Blackbird
Plate No. 214

Red – Backed Sandpiper Plate No. 332
Red – Backed Sandpiper
Plate No. 332

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red – Bellied Squirrel Plate No. XXXVII
Red – Bellied Squirrel
Plate No. XXXVII

Red – Cockaded Woodpecker Plate No. 264
Red – Cockaded Woodpecker
Plate No. 264

Rose – Breasted Long Grosbeak Plate No. 205
Rose – Breasted Long Grosbeak
Plate No. 205

Roseate Tern Plate No. 437
Roseate Tern
Plate No. 437

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruffed Grouse Plate No. 239
Ruffed Grouse
Plate No. 239

Sooty Tern Plate No. 432
Sooty Tern
Plate No. 432

Swamp Sparrow Plate No. 175
Swamp Sparrow
Plate No. 175

Townsend’s Rocky Mountain Hare Plate No. III
Townsend’s Rocky Mountain Hare
Plate No. III

Townsend’s Shrew Mole Plate No. CXLV
Townsend’s Shrew Mole
Plate No. CXLV

Trumpeter Swan Plate No. 382
Trumpeter Swan
Plate No. 382

White – Footed Mouse Plate No. XL
White – Footed Mouse
Plate No. XL

Wilson’s Meadow Mouse Plate No. XLV
Wilson’s Meadow Mouse
Plate No. XLV

Wilson’s Snipe - Common Snipe Plate No. 350
Wilson’s Snipe –
Common Snipe
Plate No. 350

Wood Duck – Summer Duck Plate No. 391
Wood Duck – Summer Duck
Plate No. 391

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LOCATION: 3rd floor Archive Gallery and Archive Reading Room

Curator: Jerrie Lee Parpart