Beckham Bird Club Added Records, 1995-2012

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.

Related Collections

Beckham Bird Club, Records, 1934-2006, Mss. BK B396

Historical Note

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 List

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


Subject Headings

Beckham, Charles Wickliffe, 1856-1888.

Bernheim Forest (Nelson County, Ky.)

Bird watching.

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.)

Nature conservation.

Ornithology – Societies, etc.

Shawnee Park (Louisville, Ky.)

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