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West Chester Bird Club papers

Identifier: 062
The West Chester Bird Club papers are divided into two series: Bulletins and Meeting Minutes.

Series 1 Bulletins features bulletins issued by the club for club members. Topics in the bulletins include observations, summaries of the year's work, and reflections on the club's history and anniversaries.

Series 2 Meeting Minutes includes 3 volumes of minutes from various meetings held between 1910 to 1928.


  • 1910 - 1935

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


1 Boxes (1 half-document box)

0.21 Linear Feet


This Exton Corporate Center Collection is organized chronologically with course catalogs spanning from Fall 1987 to Spring 1991. In addition to these materials are an invitation to an open house for the center and a brochure for a computer workshop in summer 1989.

Biographical / Historical

The West Chester Bird Club was founded in March 1910 by Dr. Clyde E. Ehinger due to the interest his 1908 lectures on birds garnered in the local community. Between 1908 and 1910, Dr. Ehinger led bird walks in the Borough of West Chester and surrounding areas a few times a week. The informal group also met to discuss their findings on a weekly basis. The first official meeting in 1910 was held in the home of Dr. Clyde Ehringer and Ella Long Ehinger, teachers at the West Chester State Normal School.

The club is still active today, making it one of the longest continually active bird clubs in the country. Throughout the years, bird watching field trips and conservation efforts have been at the forefront of and integral to the club's activities.


Materials in this collection have been arranged into series by topic. Within the series, materials are arranged chronologically.
West Chester Bird Club papers
Jenna (Bossert) Falkenberg; Allison Magerr
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Repository Details

Part of the West Chester University Archives Repository