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Sheriton Burr Birding collection

 Collection — Case: 1
Identifier: Coll-929
The Sheriton Burr Birding Collection contains 348 books, journals, and magazines on birds and birding in Texas and the United States. Especially prized in the Burr Collection are bird notes on the Rockport area by noted area birder Connie Hager, Christmas bird counts, and checklists of birds in Texas. In conjunction with the Carter Whatley Collection in Special Collections and Archives, the Sheriton Burr Birding Collection covers this increasingly important topic and avocation in Texas, particularly in the South Texas coastal region.

Dates

  • Publication: Unknown

Language of Materials

These materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

This material is made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to taking precautions against infringement of copyright and respecting the publication rights of reproduced materials. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards. Any materials used should be fully credited with their source according to the example given in the Preferred Citation note. Requests for images of publication quality should be directed to specialcollections@tamucc.edu

Extent

348 Volumes

Biographical / Historical

Sheriton Burr (1906-1999) was best known as a prominent birder in Corpus Christi and along the Gulf Coast. He was born in Laredo but was a resident of Corpus Christi at his death. For forty years he served as an engineer for CP&L in different locations, including Laredo, Bay City, and Corpus Christi. Burr pursued birding as his hobby for thirty years during which he became nationally recognized. He compiled a “life list” of 703 species of North American birds, a goal desired by serious birders. He was active in the Audubon Outdoor Club, Texas Ornithology Society, and American Birding Association. He had many friends in the Corpus Christi birding community.

Custodial History

After Burr's death, his family asked the Audubon Outdoor Club of Corpus Christi, through its president Leah Pummill, to find a home for his materials. Jo Creglow, a birder and volunteer in Special Collections and Archives, aided in the acquisition of this collection.

Title
Sheriton Burr Birding Collection
Status
In Progress
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Repository

Contact:
6300 Ocean Dr.
Unit 5702
Corpus Christi TX 78412 United States
361-825-4500
361-825-5973 (Fax)