A Guide to the Edgar Bryan Kincaid, Jr., Papers, 1958-1979
Born to rancher and oilman Edgar Bryan Kincaid, Sr., and his wife Lucille McKee in San Antonio, Texas, Edgar Bryan Kincaid, Jr. (1921-1985) moved to Austin in 1939 to live with his aunt Bertha McKee and her husband and folklorist J. Frank Dobie. Graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 1943, Kincaid spent much of his time on ornithological field trips in Texas and Mexico. Following the death of ornithologist Harry C. Oberholser in 1963, Kincaid began editing and researching for Oberholser’s The Bird Life of Texas (1974). A charter member of the Texas Audubon Society, he was also an active member of the Texas Ornithological Society.
Smyrl, Vivian Elizabeth. "Kincaid, Edgar Bryan, Jr."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed April 2, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fki52.
Comprised of correspondence, newsletters, notecards, and a contract, the Edgar Bryan Kincaid, Jr., Papers, 1954-1979, document Kincaid’s ornithological career. Correspondence, 1954-1979, discusses the Texas Ornithological Society’s activities and newsletters, the Travis Audubon Society, birds in Texas and Mexico, and Roger Tory Peterson’s A Field Guide to the Birds of Texas, among other topics. Photocopies of newsletters, 1965, 1968, chronicle the activities of the Texas Conservation Council, while notecards contain ornithological information and citations. Additionally, the collection contains a 1967 contract between Baylor University and Kincaid et al., regarding the purchase of land.
This collection is open for research use.
Edgar Bryan Kincaid, Jr., Papers, 1958-1979, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
This collection contains unprocessed materials.
Detailed Description of the Papers