Guide to the Stanton Bird Club records, 1918-ongoing | MC056

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Stanton Bird Club (Lewiston, Me.)
Title
Stanton Bird Club records
ID
MC056
Date
1918-ongoing
Extent
12.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
The collection is composed of a variety of material which documents the founding of the Stanton Bird Club in 1919 and chronicles its history, growth, meetings, programs and activities to the present.

Preferred Citation

Stanton Bird Club records, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

On February 4, 1919, members of the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine community held the first official meeting of the Stanton Bird Club, naming the club after Jonathan Young Stanton, professor of Greek and Latin at Bates College, who had passed away the previous year (see Biographical Note below).

The mission of the club, as put forth in the club's charter, was to: "increase and protect wild birds, stimulate interest in bird life, establish a model bird sanctuary, and to foster and encourage research work in all branches of natural sciences."

The Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, managed by the bird club, owes its existence to an early benefactor, Dr. Alfred W. Anthony. Anthony had purchased portions of what is now the sanctuary as a place to ride his horses, and he built a number of bridle paths which still serve today as walking paths. Anthony gradually deeded land to the club with the stipulation that it be maintained as a bird sanctuary. In 1929, the club also acquired the 160-acre Woodbury Sanctuary in nearby Monmouth and in 1930 the 2-acre Deacon Davis Sanctuary in Lewiston. The club still owns and manages these properties.

For its first forty years, the Stanton Bird Club was an active part of the Lewiston community. It held regular bird walks, invited speakers to monthly meetings, hosted summer social gatherings and picnics at Thorncrag, sponsored tree plantings on the Bates College campus, and organized a variety of building projects at the sanctuary. The Lewiston Sun Journal published regular columns written by active bird club members Daisy Dill Norton and Mabel Merrill. Other columns and articles regularly featured bird club activities. The community was well informed of the club's activities and the attendance at meetings and the activities reflected this.

As the years passed, the number of activities sponsored by the club waned and, without an influx of new members, the club fell behind on the repairs and maintenance necessary for Thorncrag. The club's 50th anniversary booklet, published in 1969, provides a good documentation of the bird club up until that time. Its publication also provided a brief impetus for renewed activities for the club. Soon after the publication of this booklet, the club began to clean up Thorncrag, and in the 1970s, the "Thorncrag Forest Rangers," a group of teenage boys, worked in the sanctuary for several summers maintaining the trails. But membership still declined and the club's activities diminished; it was not long before Thorncrag deteriorated again.

In the early 1980s, the club's membership began to grow. At that time the club had an opportunity to sell the sanctuary property but instead chose to begin a concerted and sustained effort to rebuild an active club with a variety of activities focused at Thorncrag. The Thorncrag Sanctuary Committee was formed and charged with the duty of returning Thorncrag to a wildlife refuge with public access so the community could enjoy the area. Truckloads of trash were removed and the club began to make plans to educate the community about the sanctuary as a place to enjoy and understand the wildlife within the city limits of Lewiston. A cost-sharing grant from the federal government allowed the club to fix the badly gullied trails and build new ones. Susan Hayward, the environmental educator of the club, began to work cooperatively with the Lewiston 4th grade teachers to design programs in which students were able to use Thorncrag as an integral component of their science curriculum. The club succeeded in implementing educational programs for adults and for other organizations.

In 1995, the bird club purchased the Michaud Farm adding approximately 80 acres to Thorncrag. This enlarged the sanctuary to 310 acres, providing a needed buffer from encroaching development and expanding the habitat diversity of the sanctuary. The club began to participate again in the annual Christmas Bird Count-a nationwide event sponsored by the Audubon Society to obtain an accurate national census of the birds. And "Community Day" was begun to share the richness of Thorncrag with the public in a family-oriented event. In 1989 these efforts were recognized when the club was given a "Take Pride in America" award.

Currently, the club intends to expand its land holdings in order to provide much needed habitat for local wildlife, and to build a nature center that would augment the sanctuary's use as an educational facility.

The Stanton Bird Club was named after Jonathan Young Stanton, professor of Greek and Latin Languages at Bates College from 1865 until 1906. Stanton was a major influence in the formative years of the college and played a vital role in establishing some of the longstanding traditions at Bates, including debate. Although Stanton retired in 1906, he continued to teach his ornithology classes. Ornithology was a requirement for sophomores from 1873 to 1898 and for freshmen from 1898 to 1918. Although ornithology was dropped from the curriculum when Stanton died in 1918, the Stanton Bird Walk, later the Stanton Ride, continued into the 1960s. Stanton's interest in ornithology was legendary. His library contained many ornithology and natural history books which are now part of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Stanton also served as the unofficial librarian of the college from 1865 until 1895 when the college hired its first librarian, Caroline Woodman.

Another important figure in the history of the bird club is Alfred Williams Anthony, who donated 45 acres of land to the club in 1922. Anthony was principal of the Cobb Divinity School for many years, and wrote "Bates College and Its Background," published in 1936.

Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the origin and growth of the Stanton Bird Club from 1919 to the present. Among the types of material included are financial records including treasurer's reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, photographs, publications including the Chickadee Chronicle and the Program and Field Trips brochure (calendar of activities), news clippings, and several Scrapbooks, containing news clippings, meeting minutes and other material chronicling the club's history, growth, programs and activities. The collection also includes a thesis on Thorncrag, with accompanying research notes, done by Ryan Williamson, Bates 2001.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is organized into 13 series.

All series are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

Preservation photocopies are available for part of the collection. Due to their fragile condition, access to some of the original documents is restricted based on the discretion of the archives staff.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of the Stanton Bird Club, 1977, 2005. Accession No.: 99-003, 2009-119, 20.

Processing Information

Processed by Alex Kelner, Spring 2002.

Processed by Andrew Walsh, Summer and Fall 2002.

Additional arrangement and description by Kurt Kuss, Special Collections Librarian, Fall 2002.

Reprocessed by Elaine Ardia, 2007.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Alfred W. Anthony Papers, American Baptist-Samuel Colgate Historical Library of the American Baptist Historical Society, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, 1106 South Goodman St., Rochester, New York 14620-2532

Alfred W. Anthony Papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College

Daisy Dill Norton Diaries, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Stanton Bird Club (Lewiston, Me.)--Archives
  • Stanton Bird Club (Lewiston, Me.)--History

Geographic Name(s)

  • Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary (Lewiston, Me.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Stanton, Jonathan Young, 1839-1918

Subject(s)

  • Bird watching--Maine

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Collection Inventory

 MC056/01 Administrative files 1926-1998, n.d.   1.0 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

This series includes: notes and material relating to research gathered for the publication of the 50th anniversary booklet entitled Fifty Years with the Stanton Bird Club, 1919-1969: information about responsibilities, goals and tasks of the Board of Directors and the various committees; genealogy information on the Alfred Williams Anthony family; membership lists including original membership cards; handwritten notes and typescripts of suggestions for programs and events, including a list of Stanton Bird Club programs from 1970-1981; administrative information on the annual meeting and membership dinner, including the club's accomplishments/highlights for 1995/96 and 1997/98; brief memorials written in honor of several former club members; a list of books owned by the Stanton Bird Club which were transferred to the Androscoggin Historical Society; flyers and announcements sent by the club to publicize events and informational/resource material on speakers/topics for club programs.

See the Publications Series for copies of the 50th Anniversary booklet and the Scrapbook Series for memorials to deceased club members and for additional highlights and accomplishments of the club.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Box

50th anniversary materials 1926-1934, 1969, n.d.   

1

Alfred W. Anthony genealogy 1965, n.d.   

1

Annual meeting 1966-1998, n.d.   

1

Board/Committees--responsibilities, goals, tasks 1988-1993   

1

Lists of directors and committee members 1950-1954, 1988, 1992, n.d.   

1

Membership cards circa 1919-1940, n.d.   

2

Membership lists 1934-1995, n.d.   

1

Memorials 1954, n.d.   

1

Notes on programs/events 1963-1995, n.d.   

1

Program resource material undated   

1

Publicity material 1975-1998, n.d.   

1

Stanton Bird Club library-book list 1979   

1

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 MC056/02 Financial/legal files 1921-2009, n.d.   1.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series includes original and revised by-laws, information on incorporation, a copy of the certificate of organization; annual treasurer's reports; an account book containing a record of receipts and disbursements; notes and reports on the budget; deeds; an appraisal of the Michaud property; and information concerning taxes, insurance and zoning. The series also includes information on the Grace Poole, George Hodsdon and Mary Kavanagh Funds and financial notes and information on the Woodbury property.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical, then chronological.

Box

Budget information 1935, 1966-1999   

1

Bylaws and charter 1921-1931, 1988, 2005-2009   

1

Deeds (see also Alfred Kavanagh in the correspondence series) 1924-1963, 1996   

1

Grace Poole Fund 1965-1973   

1

Insurance 1977-1987, n.d.   

1

George Hodsdon Fund 1946, n.d.   

1

Invoices and receipts 1927, 1972-1995, n.d.   

1

Mary Kavanagh Fund 1981   

1

Michaud Farm 1993-1997   

1

Miscellaneous 1972, 1991-1994, n.d.   

1

National Audubon affiliation 1972-1988   

1

Tax information 1964-1997   

1
Box Folder

Treasurer's book 1949-1978   

2 Oversized

Treasurer's book 1978-2009   

3 Oversized
Box

Treasurer's reports 1949-1978   

1

Treasurer's reports (see also Scrapbook series) 1982-1998   

1

Woodbury Sanctuary 1942-1988, n.d.   

1

Zoning information 1987-1988, 1996   

1

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 MC056/03 Meeting minutes 1924, 1931-1934, 1963-2001   1.0 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Includes the minutes of the regular meetings of the Bird Club as well as those of the Executive Board and the Board of Directors. Also includes the meeting minutes of various committees/subcommittees, including the Thorncrag Sanctuary Committee and the Stewardship and Education Sub-committees. The series also contains annual reports and memoranda to the Board of Directors. Included with many of the regular meeting minutes and some of the Board of Directors minutes are photocopies of news articles reporting on the club's programs and events. Initially, regular meetings were held on a monthly basis but this schedule becomes irregular in the 1940s. By the 1980s the regular meeting schedule is again on a monthly basis with no meetings held from May to September. Gaps exist in the documentation of these meetings, particularly those held from 1935-1954 and 1959-1962; no minutes of regular meetings were taken after March 1991. The Thorncrag Sanctuary Committee was formed in 1986 to oversee and manage the bird club's stewardship activities at the sanctuary. Annual Reports, written by long time secretary Daisy Dill Norton, give an overview of the years' programs and events. These reports apparently ended in 1949; gaps exist for the 1930s.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical, then chronological.

Box

Annual reports (see also Scrapbook series for 1919-1920/21, 1927 reports) 1929/30-1937/38   

1

Annual reports 1939/40-1948/49   

1

Memos to board of directors 1977, 1988-1998   

1

1924, 1931-Feb. 1934 (see also Scrapbook series for Jan. 1919-Dec.1927 and for March 1955-March 1958)   

1

Jan. 1963-Nov. 1974   

1

1975-1978   

1

1979-1983   

1

1984-1986   

1

1987-1989   

1

1990-1992   

2

1993-1996   

2

1997-2001   

2

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 MC056/04 Correspondence 1919-2002, n.d.   0.5 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Includes substantial early correspondence by Alfred W. Anthony, Albert Kavanagh, the Club's first president, Carrie Miller, and Daisy Dill Norton. The series also contains correspondence pertaining to legal issues with the various properties, correspondence between several officers concerning club business, and letters with many program speakers.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Box

A-W 1963-2002   

1

Anthony, Alfred Williams 1924-1937   

1

Dexter, Betty 1975-1977, 1984   

1

Dolan, Edith 1982-1984   

1

Haines, David 1989-1996, n.d.   

1

Hayward, Susan 1995-1996, 2002   

1

Hayward, Tom 1982-1998, n.d.   

1

Holler, Nancy 1985-1987   

1

Huntress, Fred 1998   

1

Kavanagh, Alfred 1924-1931   

1

Labbie, Edith 1981-1982, n.d.   

1

Miller, Carrie 1925-1933   

1

Norton, Daisy Dill 1919-1932   

1

Norton, Daisy Dill 1933-1935, 1951, n.d.   

1

Pomeroy, Fred 1951-1953   

1

Robbins, Stanley 1965-1986, n.d.   

1

Robbins, William 1949-1953   

1

Smith, Paul 1958, 1965-1967   

1

Sylvester, Louise 1981, 1985, 1988   

1

Taintor, Frederick 1965   

1

Tibbetts, Otis 1963-1965   

1

Trafton, Richard 1986-1989   

1

Trafton, Willis 1972-1973   

1

Wade, Robert 1972-1976, n.d.   

1

Wait, Robert 1972, n.d.   

1

Webber, Donald 1974, 1979, 1984   

1

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 MC056/05 Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary 1929-1998, n.d.   0.5 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Includes historical information; lists and inventories of its birds and vegetation; various property maps; work projects and material on the educational uses of the sanctuary; plans for the development of a nature center; and information on resource management strategies, including forest management plans. See the Financial/Legal series for additional related material.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Box

History/General information 1929, n.d.   

1

Inventories and lists of birds and vegetation 1985-1987, n.d.   

1

Maps undated   

1

Miscellaneous 1965-1969, 1988-1996, n.d.   

1

Nature Center and educational uses 1988-1998, n.d.   

1

Resource management 1985-1996, n.d.   

1

Work projects 1962-1998   

1

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 MC056/06 Woodbury Sanctuary 1949-2000   0.5 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

The Woodbury Sanctuary consists of 160 acres located in the town of Monmouth, Maine. The land, which originally formed part of the Benjamin Woodbury farm, was given to the Bird Club in 1929. This series includes historical and genealogical information, the guest book register, various maps of the property, and information on work projects conducted at the sanctuary. See the Financial/Legal series for additional related material.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Box

Flora 1999   

1

Guestbook 1950-1977, 1999   

1

History 1949, n.d.   

1

Maps undated   

1

Miscellaneous notes undated   

1

Projects 1992-2000   

1

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 MC056/07 Special events/programs 1975-1976, 1982-1989, n.d.   0.5 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Includes material on the bird feeding program established through a bequest from the estate of Grace Poole, a local resident who kept a large feeding station at her home. Local sites for the feeders included several area nursing homes. See also the Financial/Legal series for additional related material.

The series also includes material on the award given in memory of Mary L. Kavanagh, widow of the club's first president, Alfred Kavanagh. Established through a bequest from her estate, it was to be used for the purpose of awarding prizes to young people to encourage interest in nature studies. Included are short essays written by local school children as part of the application procedure

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Box

Grace Poole bird feeding program 1975-1976, n.d.   

1

Kavanagh Award 1982-1989, n.d.   

1

Kavanagh Award--essays 1985-1989, n.d.   

1

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 MC056/08 Scrapbooks 1919-2001   1.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of several scrapbooks compiled by various club members, chronicling the Club's history, growth, meetings, programs and activities. Because of their fragile condition, photocopied versions are available for research purposes.

Scrapbook #1 (1919-1930) was most likely compiled by Carrie Miller, one of the Club's charter members and author of Birds of Lewiston-Auburn and Vicinity. Material is primarily news clippings detailing the Club's various programs and activities. There are accounts of bird walks with lists of birds seen and number of participants; several Program and Field Trip brochures; photographs of bird walks; nature columns written by club members Daisy Dill Norton and Mabel Merrill along with the Nature's Witchery and Out of Doors columns; information on the club's beginnings; and many handwritten and typed comments and annotations.

Scrapbook #2 (1921-1933) also was compiled likely by Carrie Miller and includes primarily news clippings covering club news and events, along with several pages of bird lists. The scrapbook also contains many handwritten annotations and clippings of numerous columns written by club member Mabel Merrill along with some written by Daisy Dill Norton, Arthur G. Staples, Lewiston Journal editor (Just Talks-On Common Themes), and Alice Frost Lord (Sunlit Trails).

Scrapbook #3 (1919-1921,1959) contains a broad variety of material, including the Club's constitution; membership lists; both regular and board meeting minutes (Jan. 1919-Nov. 1921); several annual reports; treasurer's reports for 1920-1921; a couple of photographs; a few program and bird walk schedules; and news clippings detailing Club events and programs, such as the Out of Doors and Just Talks-on Common Themes columns, a few of Mabel Merrill's columns, and Daisy Dill Norton's obituary (1959).

Scrapbook #4 (1921-1931, 1949) contains numerous news clippings chronicling the Club's programs and activities; columns by Daisy Dill Norton; incorporation documents; by-laws and changes to them; a few pieces of correspondence; one photograph; Program and Field Trip brochures; an annual report (1927); and both regular and board meeting minutes (Dec. 1921-Dec. 1927; Jan. and Mar. 1931, Jan. 1949).

Scrapbook #5 (1934-1942) is comprised almost entirely of news clippings covering Club programs and events and various articles on nature. Also included are columns by Daisy Dill Norton and Arthur G. Staples (Just Talks-on Common Themes), and brief memorials written in honor of several former club members.

Scrapbook #6 (1945-1958) contains meeting minutes (Mar. 1955-Mar. 1958) and accounts of bird walks and lists of birds seen. Also included are many news clippings chronicling the club's programs and events, columns by Daisy Dill Norton, and articles on a variety of nature topics.

Scrapbook #7 (1990-1997) was compiled by club member and former secretary, Louise Sylvester. It includes several Program and Field Trip brochures; issues of the Chickadee Chronicle; treasurer's reports; board meeting minutes; numerous new clippings about the club's growth, programs, and various activities; a list of the club's activities/highlights for 1996-1997 and a directory of board members for 1997.

Scrapbook #8 (1998-2001) was also compiled by Louise Sylvester. It contains a copy of the by-laws; issues of the Chickadee Chronicle and Program and Field Trips brochure; treasurer's reports; minutes of board meetings; notes on a facilitated discussion concerning the Stanton Bird Club's goals (1998); a directory of board members for 1998 and 1999; a list of activities and accomplishments for 1998-99 and 1999-2000; a small amount of correspondence; and many news articles on Club programs and events.

See also the Meeting Minutes, Publications, and Newspaper Clippings series for additional related material.

Organization and Arrangement

Numerical by scrapbook number.

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 MC056/09 Newspaper clippings 1918-2001   0.5 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

This series includes photocopies of numerous news articles from the Lewiston papers covering the history, growth, meetings, programs and activities of the Stanton Bird Club. It also includes lists of birds seen in and around the area; obituaries of club members; general articles on nature and the environment; and several articles and columns written by Daisy Dill Norton, long time club secretary, who reported on club news and events and often used Thorncrag and other local settings as subjects in her writing.

This series also includes three scrapbooks from the 1930s, comprised entirely of clippings of news articles on the Bird Club and its programs, nature topics, and local people and events.

See also the Scrapbook series for additional newspaper clippings.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical, then chronological.

Box

Scrapbook ca. 1930s   

1

Scrapbook (original) ca. 1934   

1

Scrapbook (photocopies) ca. 1934   

1
Box Folder

Scrapbook ca. 1930s   

2 Oversized
Box

1918-1929   

1

1930-1949   

1

1950-1969   

1

1970-1979   

1

1980-1985   

1

1986-1989   

1

1990-1992   

1

1993-2001   

1

Undated   

1

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 MC056/10 Publications and other writings 1918-2002, n.d.   1.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series includes several Stanton Bird Club publications as well as those from various organizations of interest to the Club, most notably the Maine Audubon and National Audubon Societies. The series also includes several unpublished manuscripts, a few bird lists, and accounts of bird walks.

Publications include: the Club's newsletter, the Chickadee Chronicle (1989-2001), which was first called the Stanton Bird Club Newsletter (Winter 1989 and April 1990 issues) until the name was changed in July 1990; the Club's Programs and Field Trips brochure (1919-2001), which includes its "calendar of activities" or schedule of programs, speakers and bird walks for the upcoming year; the Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary brochure, which provides information on the cultural and natural history of the sanctuary along with a map of the trails and rules of the sanctuary's use; a self-guided nature trail booklet for Thorncrag; an informational brochure on the Woodbury Sanctuary' a pamphlet explaining the Thorncrag Nature Guides Program; a brochure giving information on Club membership; and several copies of the anniversary booklet, Fifty Years with the Stanton Bird Club, 1919-1969.

The series also includes several copies of Birds of Lewiston-Auburn and Vicinity published in 1918 by Carrie Ella Miller, a charter member of the club and its first treasurer. One copy most likely belonged to the author as it is heavily annotated with additional notes, dates and places of sightings, along with pertinent news clippings.

Manuscripts include a play about Thorncrag written by club member Mabel Merrill entitled Forest Magic; a paper, Meeting Maine's Mammals written in 1945 by club member Samuel Stoddard and one by Mary Percival, Trees, Shrubs, and Flowering Plants that Attract Birds, 1945.

Some accounts of bird walks and bird lists are in the series, including a copy of W.H. Waterman's list of birds seen in 1922 and other material such as articles written about the bird club and Thorncrag.

See also the Scrapbook series for more extensive information on bird walks and lists.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical, then chronological.

Box

Articles about the Stanton Bird Club and Thorncrag 1926-1931, 1989-1990   

1

Bird lists and accounts of bird walks 1922, 1967-1974, 1989-1995, 1999, n.d.   

1

Birds of Lewiston-Auburn and Vicinity by Carrie E. Miller (annotated) 1918   

1

Birds of Lewiston-Auburn and Vicinity by Carrie E. Miller--inserts for pages 7-37 of annotated copy ca. 1930s, n.d.   

1

Birds of Lewiston-Auburn and Vicinity by Carrie E. Miller--inserts for pages 39-71 of annotated copy ca. 1930s, n.d.   

1

Birds of Lewiston-Auburn and Vicinity by Carrie E. Miller 1918   

1

Chickadee Chronicle 1989-1991   

1

Chickadee Chronicle 1992-1995   

1

Chickadee Chronicle 1996-2001   

1

Fifty Years with the Stanton Bird Club 1919-1969 1969   

1

Forest Magic by Mabel S. Merrill undated   

1

Maine Audubon Society publications 1975-1982, n.d.   

1

Meeting Maine's Many Mammals by Samuel Stoddard 1945   

2

Membership brochure undated   

2

National Audubon Society publications 1964-1990, n.d.   

2

Other organizations 1926-1996   

2

Programs and field trips brochure 1919-1930   

2

Programs and field trips brochure 1930-1940   

2

Programs and field trips brochure 1940-1950   

2

Programs and field trips brochure 1950-1960   

2

Programs and field trips brochure 1960-1970   

2

Programs and field trips brochure 1970-1980   

2

Programs and field trips brochure 1980-1990   

2

Programs and field trips brochure 1990-2002   

2

Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary brochure 1987   

3

Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary brochure undated   

3

Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary Self-Guided Nature Trail booklet 1994   

3

Thorncrag Nature Guides undated   

3

Thorncrag (poem) by Lillian F. Wells undated   

3

Trees, Shrubs and Flowering Plants that Attract Birds by Mary Percival 1945   

3

Up the Thorncrag Trail to M.L.K and A.L.K. by Elizabeth M. Chase undated   

3

Woodbury Bird Sanctuary brochure undated   

3

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 MC056/11 Photographs ca. 1920s-2000, n.d.   0.5 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Includes color and black and white photographs of: trails and cabins at both Thorncrag and Woodbury sanctuaries; the cemetery at Woodbury; work details; bird walks; picnics; Community Day events and outings held at the sanctuaries or at other locations; the Club's namesake, Jonathan Y. Stanton; the Audubon Camp of Maine; local school children planting trees at Bates College during the 1920's; and early club members such as Daisy Dill Norton and her husband Charles, Albert Kavanagh and Carrie Miller.

See also Scrapbook series.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical, then chronological.

Box

Activities and events at locations other than Thorncrag or Woodbury 1925-1926, 1979   

1

Activities and events at locations other than Thorncrag and Woodbury 2000, n.d.   

1

Anniversary booklet photographs undated   

1

Audubon Camp of Maine undated   

1

Birdwalks ca. 1930s   

1

Daisy Dill Norton and others at Thorncrag ca. 1920s   

1

Jonathan Y. Stanton undated   

1

Thorncrag ca. 1920s   

1

Thorncrag ca. 1920s-1940s   

1

Thorncrag 1970s-2000   

1

Thorncrag--from 2 undated letters by Daisy Dill Norton to Alfred W. Anthony ca. 1920s   

1

Winter picnic at Anthony fireplace (lantern slide) undated   

1

Woodbury Sanctuary 1949-1950   

1

Woodbury Sanctuary ca. 1981   

1

Woodbury Sanctuary 1993-2000   

1

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 MC056/12 Realia 1988, 2002, n.d.   1.0 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

This series includes a variety of material including keys to the Thorncrag Sanctuary and the Woodbury cabin, two hand forged spikes found when the post holes were dug at the Woodbury cemetery; and two sound recordings, a radio interview featuring Susan Hayward and Nancy Coverstone done by WBLM's "Public Ear" program and an interview done by Susan Hayward with Jane and Sam Stoddard, former club members, and Stanton Smith, son of former club member Paul Smith.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical, then chronological.

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 MC056/13 Ryan Williamson's research 2001   0.5 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

Series includes Bates College student Ryan Williamson's senior thesis, A Land Use History of the Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary Lewiston, Maine: 1607-1939 and his extensive research notes.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical, then chronological.

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