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Collection Number: 02650

Collection Title: Charles C. Adams Papers, 1925-1934.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 450 items)
Abstract The collection includes the correspondence of Charles C. Adams, director of the New York State Museum, concerning the writing and publication of a "A Guide to the Winter Birds of the North Carolina Sandhills" (1928), by Milton Philo Skinner (born 1879). Correspondence was mainly with John Warren Achorn (1857-1926), who originated the plans for the guide, financed it, and wrote some of the chapters; Skinner, field naturalist who wrote the major portion of the volume; and Edmund J. Sawyer (born 1880), who illustrated it. Also included are field study notes and photographs of the North Carolina sandhills area.
Creator Adams, Charles C. (Charles Christopher), 1873-1955.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Charles C. Adams Papers, #2650, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Charles C. Adams of Albany, N.Y., December 1943.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Charles C. (Charles Christoper) Adams (1873-1955) was a director of the New York State Museum who was involved in the publication of "A Guide to the Winter Birds of the North Carolina Sandhills" (1928), by Milton Philo Skinner.

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The collection includes correspondence of Charles C. Adams concerning the writing and publication of a "A guide to the Winter Birds of the North Carolina Sandhills." Correspondence was mainly with John Warren Achorn (1857-1926), who originated the plans for the guide, financed it, and wrote some of the chapters; Milton Philo Skinner (born 1879), field naturalist who wrote the major portion of the volume; and Edmund J. Sawyer (born 1880), who illustrated it. Also included are field study notes and photographs of the North Carolina sandhills area.

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Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Charles C. Adams Papers, 1925-1934 and undated.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, April 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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