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Correspondence concerning activities at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University; letters of contemporary ornithologists, including Arthur A. Allen, Peter Paul Kellogg, Roger Tory Peterson, and Louis Agassiz Fuertes; requests for books published by the museum; and bird identification questions from professional and amateur ornithologists. Also, personal letters from family and friends; correspondence and related material concerning the American Defense Program at Harvard, which Griscom directed,1940-1945; correspondence, financial statements, minutes, annual reports, and bulletins of UNESCO (1948-1950); the Massachusetts Audubon Society (1938-1959); Massachusetts Department of Conservation, Division of Fisheries and Game (1947-1949); National Audubon Society (1932-1958); American Ornithologists Union (1922-1957); and the Boston Society of Natural History (1937-1954). Also includes material concerning the Mount Washington Observatory, the Children's Museum, and conservation topics. Also included are field notes, reports, biographical information about Griscom, and articles and papers by Griscom and other ornithologists.

Ludlow Griscom's pipe, Charvos drafting compass and an E. Faber pencil with holder.

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