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Oliver Austin Jr. Papers, 1962-1968

Summary Information
Title: Oliver Austin Jr. papers
Dates: 1962-1968
Creator: Austin, Oliver Luther, 1903-1988.
Extent: 1 box (1.0 cubic foot)
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1201
The Oliver Austin Papers contain written production material, including correspondence, notes, layouts, and typescripts from Families of Birds .

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Oliver Austin Jr. papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.

Biographical Sketch

Oliver Austin, Jr. was born May 24, 1903 in Tuckahoe, New York. He received his BS at Wesleyan University (1926) and his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1931). In 1929, Austin and his father established the Austin Ornithological Research Station in Wellfleet, Mass. He directed the Research Station for 25 years before being appointed as curator of ornithology at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Between 1932 and 1971, Austin published eight titles, all around ornithology, including Families of Birds , The Birds of Japan , The Birds of Newfoundland and Labrador and is best known for his work Birds of the World . Oliver Austin Jr. died in December 1988.

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 7, 1975.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers contain written production material from one title published in 1971, Families of Birds . Materials include correspondence, notes, layouts, and corrected typescripts.

Separated Material

The University of Florida Smathers Libraries holds a collection of papers of Elizabeth S. and Oliver L. Austin.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Families of Birds, 1971 
Box 1
Correspondence 1962-1968  Box 1, Folder 1-3
Notes 1964  Box 1, Folder 4
Layout Notes, Outlines 1964-1966  Box 1, Folder 5
Sample Text and Layout Proofs 1967  Box 1, Folder 6-7
Notes, Layout 1968  Box 1, Folder 8-10
Art Proofs 1965  Box 1, Folder 11-14
Redrafted Layout 1965  Box 1, Folder 15
Working Text and Layouts 1964  Box 1, Folder 16-17
Typescript Carbon undated  Box 1, Folder 18-19
Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 20
Carbon Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 21
Corrected Typescript 1964  Box 1, Folder 22-23