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Kansas Ornithological Society papers

Call Number: RH MS 260


The Kansas Ornithological Society records consist of correspondence of officers, general correspondence, programs, board meeting materials, business and financial records, and other items related to Kansas Ornithological Society activities and interests.


  • 1949 - 1974


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Administrative History of Kansas Ornithological Society

The Kansas Ornithological Society (K.O.S.) was founded on April 19, 1949. The first meeting of the society, held on that date, was presided over by Dr. Charles G. Sibley, then assistant curator of birds at the Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas. The society is composed of persons interested in the science of ornithology, in providing and preserving bird habitats, and in observing and recording the activities, location, and migration of birds throughout the state. K.O.S. is governed by a council that includes the president of the organization, the vice-president, secretary, treasurer, editor, and four active members.


1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH MS 260

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Ruth Fauhl, March, 1978.

Guide to the Kansas Ornithological Society Collection
Kansas Ornithological Society papers
kw, August, 1978; mg 2004
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Preferred citation
Kansas Ornithological Society Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 260 , Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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