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An early history of the COS was published in 1929 by Harry S. Swarth, when the society was known as the Cooper Ornithological Club. This volume details the history, personalities, and activities of the club for the first 35 years of its existence.
Harry S. Swarth. 1929. The C.O.C. 1893-1928: A History. Published at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Cooper Ornithological Club.
The COS archives are housed at several institutions:
- Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley (1874-1994)
- California Academy of Sciences (1895-1967)
- University of California Los Angeles (1895-1935)
- Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (1913-1930)
An MVZ finding aid and blog highlight Amelia S. Allen, likely the first female member (elected 1913) and the first woman president (elected 1926) of COS. Browse historical collections related to COS at the Online Archive of California.