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Calgary Naturalists' Society display, 1953
Calgary Naturalists' Club display, 1953
PA-3049-1

Calgary Field Naturalists' Society fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Constitution, minutes, etc. -- 1955-1973
Series 2 Correspondence. -- 1960-1973
Series 3 Membership. -- 1965-1975
Series 4 Newsletters. -- 1959-1983
Series 5 Newspaper clippings, publications, articles, etc. -- 1958-1975
Series 6 Miscellaneous records. -- 1922-1980
Series 7 Unprocessed records. -- 1949-2013

Inventory

Series 1 Constitution, minutes, etc. --1955-1973. -- The series includes records of the Calgary Field Naturalists' Society's predecessors, the Calgary Bird Club and the Calgary Naturalists' Club.
M-6530-1 Constitution, minutes and correspondence of the Calgary Bird Club. -- 1955-1963
M-6677-19 Minutes of the Calgary Bird Club. -- 1955-1960
M-6530-2 Minutes and other records of the Calgary Bird Club. -- 1956-1960
M-6530-3 Minutes and other records of the Calgary Bird Club. -- 1960-1969
M-6530-4 Minutes and correspondence of the Calgary Bird Club. -- 1967-1969
M-6530-5 Minutes of the Calgary Field Naturalists' Society. -- 1969-1976
M-6350-6 Minutes of Executive meetings. -- 1967-1973
M-7297-31 Minutes, correspondence, membership, etc. of the Calgary Naturalists' Club. -- 1949-1953
M-7297-32 Minutes, correspondence, membership, etc. of the Calgary Natrualists' Club. -- 1953-1956
Note: See Series 7 below for more minutes.
Series 2 Correspondence. -- 1960-1973. -- The series consists of correspondence of the Calgary Bird Club, which changed its name to the Calgary Field Naturalists' Society in 1969. For correspondence of the Calgary Naturalists' Club, see Series 1 above.
M-7297-33 Correspondence of the Calgary Bird Club. -- 1956-1964
M-6530-7 Correspondence, etc. -- 1960-1978. -- Regarding incorporation, name change (from Calgary Bird Club to Calgary Field Naturalists' Society), and reports to government.
M-6530-8 Correspondence, etc. of the Calgary Field Naturalists' Society. -- 1969-1978
M-6530-9 Correspondence of the President of the Calgary Bird Club. -- 1964-1969
M-6530-10 Correspondence - General business of the Calgary Bird Club. -- 1965-1969
M-6530-11 Correspondence regarding registration of charitable status. -- 1973
M-7423-35 Correspondence, newspaper clippings, etc. -- 1948-1985
Series 3 Membership. -- 1965-1975. -- The series consists of membership records of the Calgary Bird Club / Calgary Field Naturalists' Society. For membership records of the Calgary Naturalists' Club, see Series 1 above.
M-7297-34 Membership lists of the Calgary Bird Club / Calgary Field Natrualists' Society. -- 1965-1975
M-6677-29 Membership list of the Calgary Field Naturalists' Society. -- 1975
M-6530-14 Attendance record of the Calgary Bird Club / Calgary Field Naturalists' Society. -- 1966-1972
Note: See Series 7 below for more membership records.
Series 4 Newsletters. -- 1959-1983
M-6677-20 Calgary Bird Club newsletters. -- 1959
M-6677-21 Calgary Bird Club / Calgary Field Natrualists' Society newsletters. -- 1964-1971
M-6677-22 Calgary Field Naturalists' Society newsletters. -- 1969-1973
M-6677-23 Calgary Field Naturalists' Society newsletters. -- 1972-1973
M-6677-24 Calgary Field Naturalists' Society newsletters. -- 1973-1976
M-6677-25 Calgary Field Naturalists' Society newsletters. -- 1976-1979
M-6677-26 Calgary Field Naturalists' Society newsletters. -- 1979-1983, 1989
M-6677-27 Journal, "Pica". -- 1979-1983
M-6677-28 Cumulative index for the Calgary Bird Club News Bulletin, 1959-1969, and the Calgary Field Naturalists, 1969-1975
Note: See Series 7 below for more newsletters.
Series 5 Newspaper clippings, publications, articles, etc. -- 1958-1975
M-6530-16 Newspaper clippings. -- 1958-1962, 1968-1969. -- Regarding natural science. Include the column "Wing Beats".
M-6530-17 Newspaper clippings. -- [ca. 1972-1973]. -- Regarding natural science.
M-6530-18 Publication, Calgary's Natural Areas, A Popular Guide. -- 1975
M-6677-30 Article, "Botany of the Drumheller-Horseshoe Canyon Area" by C.D. Bird. -- 1973
Series 6 Miscellaneous records. -- 1922-1980
M-6530-12 Historical data. -- 1980 and n.d. -- Regarding natural history societies in Calgary the history of the Calgary Field Naturalists' Society.
M-6530-13 Checklists of bird species. -- 1964-1969
M-6530-15 Sample forms. -- n.d.
M-6530-oversize Posters. -- 1973-1975 and n.d. -- Consists of general poster for society (n.d.), Owl by Peter Carsten (1973) and Bear by Peter Karsten (1975).
M-7423-36 Dan Patton file. -- 1922-1940. -- Consists of a handwritten manuscript entitled "Dan Patton - His Bird Place at Midnapore", and his bird sighting records.
M-7423-37 Road Log: Calgary to the Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch. -- June 17, 1973
M-2162 Report on five natural area parks in Calgary: Edworthy Park, Fish Creek Park, Glenmore Park, Nose Hill Park, and Pearce Estate. -- 1973. -- 282 pages.
PA-3049-1 Photograph of a Calgary Naturalists' Club display. -- 1953
Series 7 Unprocessed records. -- 1949-2013. -- This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting.
M-7423-38 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1973-1979]. -- 6 cm of textual records. -- Consists of a binder of Calgary Field Naturalists' Society minutes, membership record, programs, newsclippings, newsletters, field trip records, etc. Note: This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting.
M-9650 Unprocessed records. -- 1949-2013. -- 50 cm of textual records. -- Consists of minutes (1974-2013); newsletters (1978-2013; correspondence, news items, community representation (1956-2009); records relating to the Calgary Naturalists' Club and Calgary Bird Club (1949-1969) and Calgary Field Naturalists (1969-1973). [accession 2014.023].
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