Museum of Comparative Oology

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Museum of Comparative Oology [Journal]

"The world museum of birds' eggs was launched under a dual sponsorship, a social-civic, represented by Mr. Joel R. Fithian, who has faithfully served the institution for three years as its president; and the scientific, represented by William Leon Dawson, the ornithologist."

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History was organized in 1923 as an expansion of the original Santa Barbara Museum of Comparative Oology.


  • 1919. The Journal of the Museum of Comparative Oology 1(1-2):1-35, 1919
In Memorium—Rowland Gibson Hazard, Jr. by William Leon Dawson (p. 34-35)
[original in SCIF archives]


  • 1921. The Journal of the Museum of Comparative Oology 2(1-2):1-46, 1921
[original in SCIF archives]


The Comparative Oologist and Journal of the International Museum of Comparative Oology

  • 1924. Dawson, W. L. The Comparative Oologist and International Museum of Comparative Oology 1(1): May 1924. "Sample Copy, Skeletonized, with Birds of California supplement."
The issue itself appears to be promotional, with pages missing.
  • Dawson, William Leon. The meaning and promise of Oological Science pp. 1-4
  • Dawson, William Leon. The New Museum" pp. 4-6
  • Dawson, William Leon. A call to membership and service" pp. 6-7
  • Dawson, William Leon. The philosophical approach p. 7-10
  • Symons, R. E. The Nesting of the Green Ibis in South Africa pp. 10-13
  • Maitland, Major William. An Oologist in Spitsbergen pp. 13-16 incomplete
  • By-Laws of the International Museum of Comparative Oology p. 49-58
  • Dawson, William Leon. The Birds of California Supplement pp. 59-63; 1185-1192
[original in SCIF archives]