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Oliver L. Austin Jr. Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1201

Scope and Contents

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


  • 1962 - 1968


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical Sketch

Oliver L. 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 Birds of the World. Oliver Austin Jr. died in December 1988.

Biographical source: "Oliver L(uther) Austin, Jr. (1903-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 7. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1975.


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



The Oliver Austin Papers contain written production material for one book written by Austin.

Related Materials

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

Oliver L. Austin Jr. Papers, 1962-1968
Sharlene Murphy
October 2004
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Revision Statements

  • March 2013: Collection reprocessed by Carly Lawrence; EAD updated by Karen Spilman
  • February 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

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