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Correspondence, reports, manuscripts of articles, photographs, clippings, notes, memoranda, and printed material relating to Kellogg's career in the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University; the history of the Laboratory; the Albert R. Brand Bird Song Foundation; ornithological expeditions to central Africa, Manitoba, and elsewhere; and bird clubs. Much of the correspondence is with other ornithologists, education and conservation groups, departments, institutions, record companies, film producers, and manufacturers of technical equipment concerning the procedures and problems of taping bird calls; correspondents include Arthur A. Allen, Albert R. Brand, Myles E. W. North, Paul Schwartz, Lyman K. Stuart, Gustav A. Swanson, and various members of the Laboratory. Also, 245 phonograph records of bird songs, some with handbooks; five recordings made at Professor Allen's retirement party (1950); and handwritten notes (22 pages, 1961) made by Professor Kellogg's wife, Byrl Jorgenson Kellogg, keying recordings in the Cornell Library of Natural Sounds to references made by Louis Agassiz Fuertes in six papers on tropical bird songs published (1913-1914) in BIRD LORE.

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