Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Llano Estadado Audubon Society:

An Inventory of Their Records, 1962-1986 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Llano Estadado Audubon Society
Title: Llano Estadado Audubon Society Records,
Dates: 1962-1986 and undated
Abstract: These records detail the activities of the Llano Estadado Audubon Society in the Lubbock, Texas, region.
Collection # S1585.1
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The first meeting of the Lubbock Audubon Society was in 1965, but the society was not officially organized until March 1966. Due to a lack of interest, the organization failed in 1972, and was then reorganized in 1973. Their newsletter also began in 1973. In 1975, the name was changed to Llano Estacado Audubon Society (LEAS), and they were inducted into the National Audubon Society.

LEAS covers fifteen counties in Texas, which include the following: Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Kent, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry, and Yoakum. The society encourages appreciation for natural history and preservation of natural resources, and is a non-profit educational organization in the Lubbock region.

Scope and Contents

The collection concerns the public service of the Llano Estacado Audubon Society (LEAS) and its reinstatement as a non-profit organization. Items include LEAS organizational records, their newsletter The Scissor-Tail (1973-1986), the Muleshoe Wildlife Refuge, correspondence on financial difficulties in the 1980s, a ledger, and miscellaneous publications on birds.



The collection is organized into types of materials such as newsletters, printed materials, and research materials.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Llano Estadado Audubon Society
Audubon societies--United States--History
National Audubon Society

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Doug Peacock Papers, 1950-2000
  • David Quammen Papers, 1875-1999 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Llano Estadado Audubon Society Records, 1962-1986 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 2000

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, April 2001

Collection Inventory


General Files I

box folder
1 1 Bird Feeders and Foods, 1963-1978 and undated
2 Bird Migration (migration news), 1973-1977
3 Bird Site Checklist, 1968-1977
4 Bird Societies, 1977
5 Birds of LEAS (plates), 1964-1977
6 Birds of LEAS (written articles), 1968-1978
7 Birds of North America, undated
8 Birds of Texas, 1961-1978
9 Birds (rare bird alert network), 1974-1976



box folder
1 10 Board Meeting Minutes, 1976
11 Constitution and By-Laws, 1966-1977
12 Financial Documents, 1976-1985
13 Financial Notes, 1972-1973
14 IRS, Correspondence regarding reinstatement as non-profit organzation, 1975-1984
15 Lease agreement, 1980
16 Letterhead, undated
17 Membership, 1980
18 Memorial, donation forms, undated
19 Memorial Poster, May 18, 1985
20 Newsletter – The Scissor-Tail, 1973
21 Newsletter – The Scissor-Tail, 1974
22 Newsletter – The Scissor-Tail, 1977
23 Newsletter – The Scissor-Tail, 1980-1981
24 Newsletter – The Scissor-Tail, 1982-1983
25 Newsletter – The Scissor-Tail, 1982-1984
26 Newsletter – The Scissor-Tail, 1984-1985
27 Newsletter – The Scissor-Tail, 1985-1986
28 Newsletter – The Scissor-Tail, 1986
29 Publicity, 1974-1977


General Files II

box folder
1 30 Lubbock County Farm Plats, 1962-1967
31 Muleshoe Wildlife Refuge articles, 1973
32 Muleshoe Wildlife Refuge correspondence, 1973
33 Nature maps, 1968-1976
34 News releases, 1976
35 Poster of Audubon Activists, 1990


Printed Materials

box folder
1 36 Alaska Coalition, undated
37 Bird tour pamphlets, 1973-1977
38 Illinois Audubon Society Bulletin, 1976-1977
39 Know Your Ducks Field Guide, undated
40 Miscellaneous magazines, 1954-1977
41 Miscellaneous news clippings, 1973-1980
42 National Audubon Society, 1949-1977
43 Texas Committee on natural resources, 1977
44 Wildlife sanctuaries, 1962


General Files III

box folder
1 45 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, facilities guide, 1974
46 Texas Parks and Wildlife magazines, 1975-1977
47 Texas State Comptroller, 1977-1985
48 Vardaman’s Gold Sheet, 1979
49 Financial Ledger, 1981