A SCOPA FORUM
America's Other Audubon
with Joy Kiser
Monday, June 4, 5:00 pm
Beinecke Library, Rooms 38 & 39
Inspired by John James Audubon's engravings at the 1876 World's Fair, 29-year-old amateur artist and ornithologist Genevieve Estelle Jones embarked on her own project, to illustrate the nests and eggs of birds that Audubon had omitted. While she intended to depict all the birds in America, she was persuaded to start with the birds that nested in Ohio and her book was titled Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio. When Gennie died suddenly of typhoid fever just as the project was started, her family decided to complete her work to honor her memory, a labor of love that took seven years. Joy M. Kiser, a former librarian with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will present a mini documentary on Gennie, including details of the family story, archival photographs, and details that could not be included in her book, America's Other Audubon.
Yale University Library’s Standing Committee on Professional Awareness, SCOPA, strives to encourage professional growth and the development of librarianship as a dynamic profession. SCOPA organizes a regular series of forums devoted to a wide range of topics concerning initiatives in Yale libraries and academic libraries in general. SCOPA welcomes suggestions concerning possible future forums.
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