TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biography

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Series I: Correspondence, 1907-1989

Series II: Publications, 1901-1988

Series III: Subject Files, 1909-1987

Series IV: Photographs, undated






John K. Terres Papers



Finding aid prepared by Xolani Malawana.






Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205



© 2005 University of Connecticut



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
Creator: Terres, John Kenneth.
Title: John K. Terres Papers.
Dates: undated, 1901-1989.
Quantity: 2.5 linear feet.
Identification: MSS19980287
Language: English.
Abstract: Terres was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 17 December 1905. He attended the State Teachers College (Indiana, PA), Cornell University and New York University. A field biologist for the Soil Conservation Service from 1936 until 1942, Terres authored, co-authored and edited more than fifty books pertaining to natural history.

Biography

Terres was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 17 December 1905. He attended the State Teachers College (Indiana, PA), Cornell University and New York University. A field biologist for the Soil Conservation Service from 1936 until 1942, Terres authored, co-authored and edited more than fifty books pertaining to natural history. Among the most outstanding of his publications are the award-winning From Laurel Hill to Siler's Hog (John Burroughs Medal, 1971), Song Birds in Your Garden, The Wonders I See, The Audubon Book of True Nature Stories, and The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds.Terres received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of North Carolina (1986), the Merit Award of Art Directors Club of New York and the Silver Medal and Citation from the German Government for the authorship of The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, publications, research notes, photographs, and manuscript versions of some of Terres' work.

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Arrangement

Series I: Correspondence (1907-1989)

Series II: Publications (1901-1988)

Series III: Subject Files (1909-1987)

Series IV: Photographs (undated)

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

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Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to Natural History. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the reference desk.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Subjects:

Natural history.

Document Types:

Correspondence.
Financial Records.
Manuscripts.
Negatives.
Photographs.
Publications.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], John K. Terres Papers. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated by Mr. Terres.

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Detailed Description

Series I: Correspondence, 1907-1989
1:1 Bibliography—Personal, undated
1:2 B, 1982-1988
1:3 Baldwin, Ian, 1988
1:4 Bass, Plato, 1987-1988
1:5 Bent, A.C., 1947-1949
1:6 Bird Banding, 1985
1:7 Bristol, Barbara “Bobbie”, 1979-1984
1:8 C, 1963-1989
1:9 Cameron, Angus, 1978-1979
1:10 Carruth, Gorton, 1962-1969
1:11 Cohen, R. Robert, 1976-1984
1:12 D, 1963-1988
1:13 Der Sarkissian, Michael, 1946, 1981, 1985
1:14 F - G, 1983-1988
1:15 Fisher, A.K., 1907, 1945-1951
1:16 General, 1987-1988
1:17 H, 1988
1:18 Island Beach, 1952-1960
1:19 J, 1987-1988
1:20 K - M, 1987-1988
1:21 Landreth, F. Hobart, 1973-1979
1:22 Nelson, Morley, 1986-1987
1:23 Nye, G. Alva, 1987-1988
1:24 Peale, Norman Vincent, 1988
1:25 S, 1979-1988
1:26 Songbirds, 1983-1987
1:27 Sprunt, Alexander, Jr., 1956
1:28 Stronecker, Marge, 1981-1982
1:29 Stuart, Jesse, 1953-1956
1:30 Swope, Gerard, Jr., 1953-1960
1:31 T - V, 1983-1988
1:32 Teale, Edwin Way, 1963, 1978, 1984
1:33 Terres Family, 1983-1989
1:34 “Wonders I See”, 1959-1972
1:35 Verner, Jared, 1982
1:36 Wetmore, Alexander, 1947
Series II: Publications, 1901-1988
1:37 Articles Sold, 1945-1947
1:38 Animals “Adopting People”, undated
1:39 “The Big Voice at Muskrat Pond”, 1931-1963, 1983, 1987
1:40 “Birds in Your Garden”, 1901-1977
1:41 Book Reviews by J.K.T., 1951-1972
1:42 Book Reviews published, 1948-1972
1:43 Books—Comments and Reports, 1961-1970
1:44 Buteo Books, 1979
1:45 Copyright Documents, 1962-1988
1:46 Encyclopedia and Scheer as agent, 1973, 1982
1:47 “How Do Birds Find Their Way?”, 1987
1:48 “Old Hoot and her Night Tribe”, undated
1:49 “Rattling Their Tails Behind Them”, undated
1:50 Reference material for writing, 1926-1967
1:51 Search for the Golden Mouse, 1966-1968
1:52 “Songbirds”, 1953-1986
1:53 “Swan”, undated
1:54 “Swift on the Wing”, 1944-1945, 1982-1983
1:55 “Taming of the Shrew”, undated
1:56 “Whatever Happened to Baby Bird?”, undated
1:57 “What Scientists Say to a Naturalist”, 1967-1984
1:58 “When a Young Bird Says Goodbye”, 1968, 1979
1:59 Wilson Bulletin, 1981-1984
1:60 “Wonders I See” Excerpts, undated
Series III: Subject Files, 1909-1987
1:61 Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia), 1934-1935, 1986
1:62 Aggression, 1984
1:63 Anecdotes, 1955
1:64 Animal Accidents, 1932, 1981
1:65 Animal Cooperation, 1923, 1974, 1982
1:66 Animal Defenses, 1980-1981, 1983
1:67 Animal Intelligence and Learning, 1969, 1981-83
2:68 Animal Mysteries, 1977-1983
2:69 Animal Pets, 1927, 1983
Animals
2:70 Ages, running speeds, births in captivity, 1956, 1983
2:71 Conflict with Interests of Man, 1954-1955
2:72 Famous Ones, 1983
2:73 Homing of, 1983
2:74 Humane Treatment of, 1964, 1982
2:75 Rare, little known, 1982
2:76 Anting, undated
2:77 Astronomy, 1980-1983
2:78 At the Sign of the Wolf, 1978-1979, 1983
2:79 Attracting animals by sounds, 1941-1953, 1969
2:80 Bird attracting, 1982-1987
2:81 Bird drama at Pasadena, 1933, 1983
2:82 Bird hitchhikers, 1944, 1983-1987
2:83 Bird Migration, 1974-1984
Birds
2:84 Ages, 1964-1970
2:85 Legal Protection, 1972
2:86 Songs and Singing, 1935-1984
2:87 Southwest, 1960
2:88 Sunbathing, 1957-1961
2:89 Bluebird, 1981-1987
2:90 Bull's Island, S.C., 1974, 1960-79
2:91 Bumblebee, 1974-1984
2:92 Central Park, notes about, 1958, 1982
2:93 Crow Talk, 1923, 1952-84
2:94 Crows, 1927-1985
2:95 Coyote, 1982
2:96 Dogs, 1956, 1982-83
2:97 Gray Squirrel, 1920-1967, 1980-1984
2:98 Hibernation, 1951-1979
2:99 Hibernation, 1949-1984
2:100 Mockingbird Studies, 1909, 1922-62
2:101 Mockingbird Studies, 1972-1984
2:102 Nests and Nesting, 1963-1972
2:103 Predation, 1951-1958
2:104 Publicity—Talks, 1982
2:105 Reptiles and Amphibians, 1982
2:106 Snakes, 1947-1981
2:107 Spiders and Wasps, 1969
2:108 Turkey (wild), 1944-1985
2:109 Wildlife Society, 1983-1986
2:110 Woodpecker (Ivory billed), 1960, 1967
Series IV: Photographs, undated
2:111 Photographs, undated