Audubon Day
May 22, 2003

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
American Souslik Meadow Mouse – Texas Meadow Mouse
Plate No. CXLVII
American Ptarmigan
American Ptarmigan
Plate No. 300
Arctic Blue Bird
Arctic Blue Bird
Plate No. 136
Baltimore Oriole of Hang - Nest
Baltimore Oriole or Hang – Nest
Plate No. 217

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

Blue Heron
Blue Heron
Plate No. 372
Blue Mountain Warbler
Blue Mountain Warbler
Plate No. 98

Buffel-Headed Duck
Buffel – Headed Duck
Plate No. 408
Camus Rat
Camas Rat
Plate No. CXLII
Canada Goose
Canada Goose
Plate No. 376

Carolina Turtle Dove
Carolina Turtle Dove
Plate No. 286

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


Common American Deer
Common American Deer
Plate No. LXXXI
Common American Gull - Ringed Bill Gull
Common American Gull – Ringed Bill Gull
Plate No. 446
Common American Partridge
Common American Partridge
Plate No. 289
Common Pine Finch
Common Pine Finch
Plate No. 199


Common Tern
Common Tern
Plate No. 433

Cougar
Cougar
Plate No. XCVII
Harris Marmot Squirrel - California Meadow Mouse
Harris Marmot Squirrel – California Meadow Mouse
Plate No. CLIV
Hudson Bay Squirrel - Checkasee Red Squirrel
Hudson Bay Squirrel – Chickasee Red Squirrel
Plate No. XIV


Jumping Mouse
Jumping Mouse
Plate No. LXXXV

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

Mallard
Mallard
Plate No. 385
Nashville Swamp Warbler
Nashville Swamp Warbler
Plate No. 113

Nuttall's Hare
Nuttall’s Hare
Plate No. XCIV
Nuttall's Whip Poor Will
Nuttall’s Whip Poor Will
Plate No. 495
Oregon Flying Squirrel
Oregon Flying Squirrel
Plate No. XV


Oregon Snow Bird
Oregon Snow Bird
Plate No. 168

Plumed Partridge
Plumed Partridge
Plate No. 291
Prong-Horned Antelope
Prong-Horned Antelope
Plate No. LXXVIII
Red and White Shouldered Marsh Blackbird
Red and White Shouldered Marsh Blackbird
Plate No. 214


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

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

Red-Cockaded Woodpecker
Red – Cockaded Woodpecker
Plate No. 264
Rose - Breasted Long Grosbeak
Rose – Breasted Long Grosbeak
Plate No. 205
Roseate Tern
Roseate Tern
Plate No. 437
Ruffed Grouse
Ruffed Grouse
Plate No. 239
Sooty Tern
Sooty Tern
Plate No. 432

Swamp Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Plate No. 175

Townsend's Rocky Mountain Hare
Townsend’s Rocky Mountain Hare
Plate No. III
  Townsend's Shrew Mole
Townsend’s Shrew Mole
Plate No. CXLV
Trumpeter Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Plate No. 382
White-Footed Mouse
White – Footed Mouse
Plate No. XL
  Wilson's Meadow Mouse
Wilson’s Meadow Mouse
Plate No. XLV
Wilson's Snipe - Common Snipe
Wilson’s Snipe -
Common Snipe
Plate No. 350

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

 
 

LOCATION: 3rd floor Archive Gallery and Archive Reading Room
Curator: Jerrie Lee Parpart


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