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Audubon Society, Atlanta records

Identifier: 1966-0076M


  • 1926-1980
  • Majority of material found within 1959 - 1975


Conditions Governing Access

Series 8, Folder 7 (Box 6) - Restricted due to financial materials. Redacted copies available

Biographical / Historical

The Atlanta Audubon Society was originally established in 1926 as the Atlanta Bird Club. Members of the all-volunteer Atlanta Bird Club held a meeting in 1936 and created the Georgia Ornithological Society, which serves to connect bird enthusiasts from all over the state. The Atlanta Bird Club joined the National Audubon Society in 1968 and changed its name to the Atlanta Audubon Society four years later.

The Atlanta Audubon Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to wildlife conservation and the protection and enjoyment of birds. Some club activities include annual photography contests, educational classes and workshops, Backyard Sanctuary Tours, and birding competitions. The Atlanta Audubon Society also organizes fundraisers and awards scholarships to further wildlife protection and nature conservation efforts.

Following decades of programming in Conservation, Education, and Community Engagement, the need for a more unified approach to statewide conservation on behalf of birds became apparent. On August 3, 2020, Atlanta Audubon Society made the public announcement that its new name would be Georgia Audubon.


3.75 Cubic Feet : Processed collection

4.5 Cubic Feet : Unprocessed collection

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Custodial History

Processed portion of collection includes the 1966 original donation under accession number 1966-0076M and a 1980 donation filed under the same number. Also included is a one-folder accession: Series 11, folder 2 is accession 1968-0176M, donated by Mrs. Margaret Gary. Unprocessed additions accessioned under different accession numbers - 1974-0217M, 1975-0207M, 1976-0218M, 1977-0117M.


Part of this collection has been described. Later additions remain unprocessed.

Audubon Society, Atlanta records
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30214 United States