Research and Observations
In the natural and social sciences, research where an experiment was performed or a direct observation was made are also primary sources. The raw data is recorded in a variety of methods. The results are typically found in scholarly articles or papers delivered at conferences. The items listed here are Documentary photographs and Field notes related to birds in southern Oregon.
Carl Richardson , another early birder, notes the date and location where species were seen or banded during 1924-1970. The seven notebooks include extensive entries concerning the weather and wildlife during various trips in Jackson and Klamath counties.
Sid Carter photographed bird nests and eggs using Kodak's 3A Folding Pocket Camera between 1913-1933. The camera allowed amateur photographers to create affordable postcard-sized 'Real photo' prints. Many of the postcards include Carter's handwritten notes on the species of bird and location of the nest. The collection consists of ninety-eight photographs taken in Ashland and the surrounding area.