Held by The Filson Historical Society
Creator: Beckham Bird Club
Title: Added Records, 1995-2012
Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.
Size of Collection: 1 cu. ft.
Location Number: Mss. BK B396a
Scope and Content Note
This addition to the records of the Beckham Bird Club consists of birding field trip reports; minutes and agendas of monthly club meetings ranging from 1995 to 2012; and monthly newsletters. The addition also contains newspaper clippings related to the club’s dedication of a historical marker in honor of Charles Wickliffe Beckham and photocopies of Beckham-related publications. Nine photographs have been removed from the collection to be housed separately in the Filson Historical Society photograph collection.
Beckham Bird Club, Records, 1934-2006, Mss. BK B396
The Beckham Bird Club was founded in 1935 as the Louisville chapter of the Kentucky Ornithological Society and is named after early Kentucky ornithologist Charles Wickliffe Beckham (1856-1888). The Club conducts regular birding field trips throughout Kentucky and Indiana, as well as trips outside the region; participates in bird counts; and holds monthly meetings membership and board meetings in which guests are sometimes invited to give lectures relevant to birds or conservation. Members of the club participate in various social and environmental activities. Club members are often very active in various conservation movements in the Louisville area. For example, members have established various wildlife sanctuaries, aided in the wildlife-friendly development of the waterfront, and worked to reduce pollution and increase recycling.
Folder 1: Notes and Agendas, 1995-2005
Folder 2: Minutes and The Observer, 2001
Folder 3: Minutes and The Observer, 2002
Folder 4: Minutes and The Observer, 2003
Folder 5: Minutes and The Observer, 2004
Folder 6: Minutes and The Observer, 2005
Folder 7: Minutes and The Observer, 2006
Folder 8: Minutes and The Observer, 2007
Folder 9: Minutes and The Observer, 2008
Folder 10: Minutes and The Observer, 2009
Folder 11: The Observer, 2010-2012
Folder 12: Birding – Barkley & Kentucky Dams
Folder 13: Birding – Bernheim Forest
Folder 14: Birding – Blackacre Nature Preserve
Folder 15: Birding – Brown Park, St. Matthews
Folder 16: Birding – Buttermilk Falls, Brandenburg, Kentucky
Folder 17: Birding – Cave Hill Cemetery
Folder 18: Birding – Charlestown State Park, Indiana
Folder 19: Birding – Coates Farm
Folder 20: Birding – Crane Creek State Park, Ohio
Folder 21: Birding – Deam Lake, Indiana
Folder 22: Birding – E. P. Tom Sawyer State Park
Folder 23: Birding – Falls of the Ohio
Folder 24: Birding – Floyds Fork Park
Folder 25: Birding – Garvin Brown
Folder 26: Birding – Ohio River Levee
Folder 27: Birding – Iroquois Park
Folder 28: Birding – Jefferson Memorial Forest
Folder 29: Birding – Joe Creason Park and Beargrass Nature Preserve
Folder 30: Birding – Mammoth Cave National Park
Folder 31: Birding – Mount Saint Francis, Indiana
Folder 32: Birding – Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Indiana
Folder 33: Birding – Nettlebroth Sanctuary, Cherokee Park
Folder 34: Birding – Ohio River
Folder 35: Birding – Patoka Lake, Indiana
Folder 36: Birding – Peabody Wilderness Management Area / Ohio County Strip Mines
Folder 37: Birding – Red River Gorge
Folder 38: Birding – River Road
Folder 39: Birding – Shawnee Park
Folder 40: Birding – Slough Wilderness Management Area
Folder 41: Birding – Tioga Falls
Folder 42: Birding – Miscellaneaous, Kentuckiana
Folder 43: Birding – Miscellaneous, Other Areas
Folder 44: Historic Marker & 150th Anniversary
Folder 45: Charles Beckham Research Materials
Beckham, Charles Wickliffe, 1856-1888.
Bernheim Forest (Nelson County, Ky.)
Birds – Societies, etc.
Cave Hill Cemetery (Louisville, Ky.)
Cherokee Park (Louisville, Ky.)
Clubs – Kentucky – Louisville.
Conservationists – Kentucky – Louisville.
E. P. Tom Sawyer State Park (Louisville, Ky.)
Floyds Fork Park (Ky.)
Iroquois Park (Louisville, Ky.)
Ornithology – Societies, etc.
Shawnee Park (Louisville, Ky.)