Robert Porter Allen Audubon Collection

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Material Information

Title:
Robert Porter Allen Audubon Collection
Creator:
Allen, Robert Porter
Manufacturer:
inclusive dates
Language:
English
Edition:
73
Physical Description:
20 boxes|(20 linear ft.) : ;

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Conservationists -- United States ( lcsh )
Ornithology -- Fieldwork -- United States ( lcsh )
Roseate spoonbill -- Conservation ( lcsh )
Whooping crane -- Conservation ( lcsh )
Endangered species -- United States ( lcsh )
Conservation -- Florida Keys (Fla.) ( lcsh )

Notes

Scope and Content:
This collection consists of the research materials left behind by renowned ornithologist field researcher Robert Porter Allen. While doing research for the Audubon Society, Allen researched and wrote extensively on the flamingo, roseate spoonbill, and whooping crane, among others. His groundbreaking research on the whooping crane, including his identification of Canada's Slave Lake as the crane's northern nesting place, is acknowledged to have brought the species back from sure extinction. The approximately 30,000 pages of material includes bird counts, field notes, sketches, photos, reports, correspondence, and other materials documenting Robert Porter Allen's research, mostly between 1940 and 1950.
Preferred Citation:
Robert Porter Allen Audubon Collection, Special Collections, University of South Florida Tampa Library.
Biographical:
Robert Porter Allen is a noted naturalist and ornithologist. Born in 1905 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Allen began working for the Audubon Society in 1930, first as a librarian and then as a field biologist. Known for his precise fieldwork and impassioned conservation activism, he is credited with rescuing the whooping crane and the roseate spoonbill species from extinction. Allen's close ties to Florida began in 1939 when he moved to Key Largo to study the roseate spoonbill on behalf of the National Audubon Society. That same year, he founded the Audubon Research Center in Tavernier, FL, now known as the Everglades Science Center. Robert Porter Allen retired from National Audubon service in 1960 after serving as the Society's first Director of Research. Shortly after his death in 1964, the U.S. Park Service recognized Allen's contributions to Florida conservation by naming the Bob Allen Keys in his honor.

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
034924176 ( ALEPH )
970663788 ( OCLC )
A55
U29-00359-A55
RPALLEN ( USFLDC AGGCODE )
034924176

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