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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Robin Doughty Papers, 1938-1994



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Doughty, Robin W.
Title: Doughty, Robin W., Papers
Dates: 1938-1994
Abstract: Professor Emeritus Robin Doughty has been a faculty member in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas of Austin since 1971. The papers contain research notes, printed materials, drafts, page proofs, photographic materials, and classified files regarding research for and publication of books in geography and environmental history.
Accession No.: 93-311; 95-014
OCLC No.: 960816915
Extent: 13 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Professor Emeritus Robin Doughty attended colleges in Italy, England, and the United States. He received a doctorate in Geography from the University of California at Berkeley, and has been a faculty member in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas of Austin since 1971. He has published ten books and many articles on a range of environmentally-related topics, including the endangered whooping crane, the mockingbird, and the armadillo. He also focuses on the human-influenced changes to environmental landscrapes and efforts to conserve and manage wild animal resources.

Dr. Doughty has traveled extensively to conduct research, lecture, and educate. He founded and directed an annual summer school in Oxford, England, to introduce American students to the British environmental landscape. He has taught a Semester Program in Tuscany, a Semester at Sea Program, and on the geography and cultural history of Scotland and seabirds of the Atlantic Ocean. Locally, he has also lectured and spoken about the role of birds in art, literature, and the environment at the Blanton Museum of Art, the Austin Museum of Modern Art, and the Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin. He also writes and publishes poetry about the landscape and its wildlife.

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Scope and Contents

The Robin Doughty Papers, 1938-1994, contain research notes, printed materials, drafts, page proofs, photographic materials, and classified files regarding research for and publication of books in geography and environmental history, specifically on the whooping crane, the mockingbird, the armadillo, and other wildlife. Additionally, correspondence, research notes, and background materials pertain to nature conservation, wildlife conservation, California water usage, Texas wildlife, human influence on nature, and feather fashions and bird preservation. Other topics found in the research materials include Eider husbandry in the North Atlantic, sea turtles in Texas, the English sparrow, ostrich farming, and energy in the southwest United States.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

The donor retains copyright on all materials by the creator. Written permission must be obtained from copyright holder in order to photocopy or publish from the collection.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Doughty, Robin W.
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Department of Geography
Subjects
Wildlife conservation.
Birds.
Geography & environment research
Mockingbirds
Armadillos.
Places
Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robin Doughty Papers, 1938-1994, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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95-14/1 Whooping Crane
"Propagation and release," proof copy, Dave Ellis
Proof copy, James Lewis
Gray's Lake
"Propagation and Release," and "Captive Rearing: The Patuxent Experiment"
Poetry
Chapter reviews
Tom Stehn's comments
Ernie Kuyt
Correspondence
Field notes, Texas state map, photograph, Whooping Crane clippings, Field I. D. pamphlet for North American Raptors
Manuscript drafts
"Whooping Crane," manuscript
Wildlife: Rearing and propagation
Monte Vista, Colorado
Sand Crane
Reproduction
Alex Wilson
Mastodon dig in Austin
Juvenile Whooping Crane movements
Articles by Robert H. Horwich on Cranes
Gray's Lake, Idaho
Protocols, Patuxent
Janet L. McMillen
ICF Bugle (International Crane Foundation)
Car rentals
Bibliographies
Hunting/Sandshells
UT Press
Request for travel
Taxonomy, Whooping Crane
Aransas summary, Stehn, 1986-1987
Aransas, Freed, 1986
Aransas, history
Patuxent, December 1986
Dawn, 1975
Whooping Crane articles
Patuxent Center
Greater Sandhill
Captures and casualties
Migration and Sandhills
Propagation and Patuxent
Migration and Whooping Cranes
Whooping Crane, population estimates
Protocols, Patuxent
Music book, "Chorinhos Famosos, 84"
Prospectus
Crane, Texas
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95-14/2 Allen, "On the Trail," 1957
Reinstruction techniques
Endangered Species, Technical Bulletin, December 1986/January 1987
Patuxent, June 1986
Recovery/Wildlife/Cost-Benefit analysis, Cranes
"Grus Americana," newsletter, Whooping Crane Conservation Association
Disease, Whooping Cranes
Artificial Insemination, eggs
5th North American Crane workshop
"The Whooping Crane," McNuetz, 1966
Turtles, places, Fulton/Rockport
Zimmerman, 1975
India's Cranes
Cranes, overview
Japanese Cranes
Siberian Cranes
Common Crane, Europe
Sandhills, Florida race
Sandhills, Mississippi
Patuxent visit, May 1985
UT Press
Sandra Raphael
ICF Bugle, Whooping Crane Conservation Association newsletter, newspaper clippings
Audubon, July-August, 1992
National Geographic, November 1959
The Whooping Crane: A Comeback Story, by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, 1988
Progress reports, Whooping Crane experiments, 1976-1986
Summaries, 1975
Sandhills, Aransas, Texas
Whooping Crane Recovery Plan, 1986
Crane, expenditures
Fall 1988 - Spring 1989
Platte River, issues
Gray's Lake, Drewien
Alamosa-Monte Vista
Gray's Lake visit, 1986
Whooping Crane, 1988-1989
Matagorda
Banding
Recovery plan, Canada
Memo of US and Canada, 1985
Canada, Saskatchewan/Regina
Whooping Crane, 1970-1980
McAlister, Aransas back-up
Whooping Crane, before 1970
Intranews, February 1985
Crane tours
Canus (a Whooping Crane)
Crip (a Whooping Crane)
Blue-White
Tex (a Whooping Crane)
Nil-White (a Whooping Crane)
Ghost Bird (a Whooping Crane)
San Antonio Zoo
Whooping Cranes, 1981-1985
Whooping Cranes, Barrier Islands
Baraboo, Wisconsin, 1987
Miscellaneous printed material
The Whooping Crane Recovery Plan, 1980
Containment Issues of Concern, 1986
Migration Dynamics of the Whooping Crane, 1985
Cameron-Creole Watershed, Louisiana, January 1967
Texas Historic Crops Statistics, 1866-1980
Vignettes
Lore
Culture, Man-Nature
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95-14/3 Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio, New Mexico, 1985
Strays, Wintering, Texas
Brady
Whooping Crane, Thompson and George, 1985
Minimizing Conflicts: Hunters and Whoopers
Aransas, Fall 1985
Aransas narrative reports, 1938-1980
Red Tide, Padre Island
Winter territories
Critical habitat
Breeding, 1987
A Checklist of Texas Birds, 1984
Whooping Crane Conservation Association
Aransas, habitat
Winter, 1987-1988
UT Marine Science, Port Aransas
Mockingbird
National Wildlife, June-July 1992
"Feather Fashions and Bird Preservation: A Study in Nature Protection," dissertation, by Robin W. Doughty, May 25, 1971
Nesting
Wing flashing
Food habits
Disease
Feeding/Feeders
Introductions
Taxonomy
Mimicking
Laws
Cage
19, Orinthology, Nuttall
20 Orinthology
Prose/Poetry
Range expansion
Territory
Mockingbird in Texas, clippings, etc.
General overviews
Feathers, historical usage purposes
Correspondence
State names, Texas
Song
Texas Parks and Wildlife, Howard D. Dodgen files
Articles, speeches, correspondence
Antelope hunts, fine reports, Texas Game and Fish, Texas Wildlife Federation
Proposed, Edwards Plateau Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping, Proclomation No. A-16
Supreme Court of Texas, Answer to Petitioners' Reply to Argument of Amicus Curiae
Supreme Court of Texas, Argument in Support of Motion for Rehearing
State-Owned Submerged Lands and Islands, December 1958
Bureau of the Census Report, Hunters and Fisherman, 1960
Supreme Court of Texas, Argument by Respondent, The State of Texas, in Support of its Motion for Rehearing
Supreme Court of Texas, Argument of Amicus Curiae in Support of Motion for Rehearing
Progress Report to the Game and Fish Commission by the Texas Research League, January 6, 1961
California Water Plan
California, Other projects
The Delta
San Francisco Bay
South Dakota
Con: Walde
California, water general
Peripheral Canal
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95-14/4 Feather Fashions and Bird Preservation
Feather Fashions and Bird Preservation: A Study in Nature Protection, by Robin W. Doughty, University of California Press, 1975
Reviews
Chapter III, Pros and Cons...
Cameron, Jenks. The Bureau of Biological Survey: Its History, Activities, and Organization, 1929
Montillot, Justin (Lacroix-Danliard, pseud) La Plume des Oiseaux, 1891
Periodical bibliography
Bird destruction in the U. S.
New World
Bird protection in general
Feather statistics, U. S.
Ideology groups, Pros/Cons
Ideology, individuals
Legislation, elswhere
Old World
Bibliography, comments/collections
General areas
Wildlife destruction and endangered species
Bird destruction, England and Europe
Bird destruction, indirect and accident
Legislation, England/Europe
Bird destruction, the west and America
1913 bill
19th century, general
Wildlife protection and humane movement
Attitudes to nature, U. S. individuals
Attitudes to nature, U. S. group
Audubon, Wilson, Burroughs
Bird destruction, general
Bird protection, U. S.
Attitudes to wildlife, U. S. group
Attitudes to wildlife, U. S. individuals
Attitudes to nature, general
Man-Nature in world thought
Plumage, Fish and Wildlife Service, Record of the Bureau of Biological Survey
In Search of Guy Bradley
Great Britain Plumage Act
Hawaiian Islands, Plumage
Miscellaneous articles and printed material
Lefevre, Edmond. Le Commerce et l'Industrie de la Plume pour Parure, 1914
Great Britain Bird Protection Legislation
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95-14/5 Smuggling, Great Britain
Smuggling, United States
RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
RSPB, UK chronology
RSPB annual reports
Plumage Act Advisory Committee, 1921-
Plumage Act Advisory Committee, 1921-1937
Correspondence and acknowledgement
Buckland, James. The Destruction of Plumage Birds, 1909; Dewar, Willoughby. The Plumage Trade and the Destruction of the Birds, 1921
Forest, Jules, various articles
Menegaux, Breton, Megnin
"Feather" statistics, U. S. and colonies
Bird lore
Plumage, species
Plumage, fashions (history)
Plumage, Herons
Notes, news clippings, articles
Microfilm
1. Miscellaneous articles
2. "Pioneering in Conservation: A History of the Conservation Movement in New York State, 1865-1903," dissertation by Marvin W. Kranz
3. "Bird of Plumage for Millinery and other Purposes," 1910
4. Information of Plumage
Armadillos
Miscellaneous printed materials, photographs, slides
Armadillo talk, Doughty
Correspondence concerning armadillo film
Bibliographies on index cards
El Cachicamo Sabanero: Aspectos de su Biologia y ecologia, by Alex Ferguson Laguna, 1984
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95-14/6 UT Press correspondence, Doughty
Book reviews
Texas Press contract
Leprosy, notes and correspondence
Medical research
The Star
Popular culture
Armadillo World Headquarters
Photos/Artwork
State mammal
Apelt farm
Dobie/Bedichek
Distribution, Texas
Distribution, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri
Distribution, Mexico/South America
Distribution, Southern US
Natural history
Food/Curios
National Archives (Bailey's notes, etc.)
Pest control
Questionnaires, 1978, 1981, 1983
"The Nine Banded Armadillo: From Vermin to Critter," by Larry L. Smith and Robin W. Doughty
Chart, North and South America, Estimated Ranges of Long-Nosed Armadillos
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CDL3 Page proofs of the Mockingbird, research notes, drafts, correspondence, and background material related to articles on Eider husbandry in the North Atlantic; Sea Turtles in Texas: A Forgotten Commerce; The English Sparrow; Ostrich Farming American Style; Wildlife Conservation in Late 19th Century Texas: The Carp Experiment; Competition for Airspace: Bird Strikes and Aircraft Operations; and Energy in the U. S. Southwest

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