Lancaster County Bird Club Records, 1869-1924, 1932-2015

Call Number: MG-566

12 boxes     18 series     164 folders     6 cubic feet

Repository: (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 12

Scope and Content Note: This collection contains the business records of the Lancaster County Bird Club in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Records include the constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, bulletins, newsletters, programs, correspondence, and newspaper articles about birds, bird watching, and club members.

Creator: Lancaster County Bird Club

System of Arrangement: The collection is divided into 18 series.

Series 1 Newspaper articles

Series 2 Lancaster County Bird Club books and publications

Series 3 Correspondence

Series 4 Programs

Series 5 “Call Notes”

Series 6 Bulletins

Series 7 Daily field checklists and bird counts

Series 8 Newsletters

Series 9 Field trips

Series 10 Donations, sponsorships and membership

Series 11 Crow Problem

Series 12 Constitution and by-laws

Series 13 LCBC and other organizations

Series 14 Awards, recognition and certification

Series 15 Lancaster County Bird Club Reports

Series 16 Safe Harbor Hydroelectric Project

Series 17 Membership cards/lists

Series 18 Minutes


Conditions for Access: Restrictions are noted at the item level.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Biographical and Historical Note: The Lancaster County Bird Club had its beginnings in December 1937 and has been active ever since in pursuit of its goals: to record the observation of bird life in the county, to disseminate in a popular manner the result of such observations, to provide education concerning the habits and identification of birds and to secure the cultivation of public sentiment in the preservation of our native bird life. Articles of Incorporation were filed and approved by the Department of State on December 12, 1983, under the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1972.

Lancaster County’s location in southcentral Pennsylvania makes it home to many diverse habitats that are attractive, not only to breeding birds, but also to migratory species. The Susquehanna River, the Furnace Hills, the Lancaster County Parks System, Octoraro Lake, Muddy Run Reservoir, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, sites owned by the Lancaster County Conservancy, and the vast agricultural areas all provide excellent birding opportunities.

Lancaster County Bird Club. “About Us.” Accessed May 12, 2015.

Source of Acquisition: Gift of the Lancaster County Bird Club, 20 July 2010-present.

Accruals: will continue to receive meeting minutes and other records.

Preferred Citation: Lancaster County Bird Club Records (MG-566), Series #, Box #, Folder #,

Subject Headings:

Lancaster County Bird Club (LHo LOC n 84006127)


Business records.




Bird watching.




Lancaster County (Pa.)

Related Materials: See also the Photograph Collection.

Processing History: Processed and finding aid prepared by WP; AJ, 2014-2015. Finding aid was created following DACS conventions.