(Re)presenting the Birds of America: New Exhibit in Special Collections

Birds of America volumes
Photo by Jonathan Cohen

We are very pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the 1859 third octavo edition of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. This seven-volume set includes 500 hand-colored lithographic plates of American birds and will be used widely in classes and exhibitions at Binghamton University.

Flamingo from Audubon's Birds of America
American Flamingo from Audubon’s Birds of America. Photo by Jonathan Cohen.

Read more about the acquisition of this set in BingUNews.

The Birds of America volumes, along with other examples of ornithological material in Special Collections, will be on display beginning Friday, November 12 as part of a new exhibition, “(Re)presenting the Birds of America.” We will host an open house in Special Collections on Friday from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., which will be followed by Professor Anne B. Clark’s talk “The Science in Scientific Collecting.” Dr. Clark’s talk will be held in the Zurack Center beginning at 3:30 p.m.

From Monday, November 15 through Friday, December 17, the Special Collections exhibit will be open for walk-in visits during our regular hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.