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Oliver Austin Jr. Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1201

Scope and Content

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


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Access and Use

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).

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 Labradorand 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.


1 box (1.0 cubic foot)


The Oliver Austin Papers contain written production material, including correspondence, notes, layouts, and typescripts from Families of Birds.

Related Materials

The University of Florida Smathers Libraries holds a collection of papers of Elizabeth S. and Oliver L. Austin.
Oliver Austin Jr. Papers, 1962-1968
Sharlene Murphy
October 2004
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