The Library of Congress's General Collection includes numerous works reflecting the movement to inculcate conservation awareness in a broad spectrum of the public, especially school children, through statewide observances of Arbor Day (beginning in 1872) and its companion holiday, Bird Day (beginning in 1894). After consulting works included in the Conservation Collection, readers who have direct access to the Library, or to other major research libraries, might wish to look at titles such as those on the lists below, the first of which includes the earliest state-sponsored publications for Arbor and/or Bird Day held by the Library, arranged by state in order of date of publication, as well as at later issues of this sort of material in the Library and elsewhere. They might also wish to consult some of the titles on two other Additional Resources lists, "Popular Ornithology, c.1850-1920", and "Juvenile Nature Literature and Nature Pedagogy, c.1850-1920."
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Alabama. Alabama bird day book. 1910. [Montgomery], 1910.
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.A3
Arkansas. State of Arkansas. Department of Public Instruction. Arbor day program.... Arbor Day, March 3, 1906. [Little Rock, 1906?].
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.A7
California. State of California. Office Superintendent of Public Instruction. Arbor day manual. Sacramento, 1909.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.C2
California. Bird and arbor day for 1911 in the schools of California. [Sacramento, 1911].
LC CALL NUMBER: QL676.C2 1911
Colorado. Arbor day book. Colorado. April the twentieth, nineteen hundred and six. [N.p., 1906].
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.C6
Colorado. Colorado arbor day, bird day, good roads day, 1912. Denver, 1912.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.C6 1912
Connecticut. Arbor and bird day annual for Friday May 14 1909. [N.p.], 1909.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.C7 1909
Delaware. Arbor and bird day proclamation, 1910. [N.p., 1910].
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.D3 1910
Georgia. Arbor day, first Friday in December: suggestions and material for observance of the day by the schools of Georgia. [N.p.], 1910.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.G4
Idaho. Arbor and bird day. State of Idaho, 1909. Suggestive manual for its proper observance by the schools of Idaho. Gooding, .
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.I2 1909
Illinois. Illinois. Arbor and bird day. 1904. [N.p., 1904].
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.I3 1904-06
Indiana. Indiana. Arbor and bird day program. October 27, 1899. Indianapolis, 1899.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.I38 1899
Iowa. Arbor day. Iowa. Friday, April 26, 1912. [N.p., 1912].
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.I8 1912
Iowa. Iowa arbor and bird day book. April twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and thirteen. [N.p.], 1913.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.I8
Kentucky. Kentucky arbor and bird day, 1911. Frankfort, .
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.K4 and QL676.K3
LCCN: e10-1730 and unk82-53912
Louisiana. State of Louisiana. Second arbor day annual. Issued by the Department of Education for the use of Louisiana schools. 1907. [Baton Rouge, 1907].
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.L82 1907
Maine. Suggestions for the observance of arbor day by the public schools of Maine, with suggestions for selecting and planting trees. [N.p., 1910?].
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.M25
Massachusetts. Arbor day in Massachusetts. April 27, 1907. Boston, 1907.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.M43 1907
Minnesota. Minnesota arbor and bird day bulletin for Friday, April 21, 1911. [N.p.], 1911.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.M6 1911
Montana. State of Montana. Arbor day. May 9, 1899. [Helena, 1899].
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.M76
New Jersey, Bergen County. Arbor day exercises. Programme for 1893. [N.p., 1893].
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.T32 1893
New York. Arbor day. May 3, 1889. [N.p., 1889].
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.N53 1889
North Carolina. Arbor and bird day manual for North Carolina. Compiled for use in the public schools by the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey. Raleigh, 1915.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.N78 1915
North Dakota. North Dakota. Arbor and bird day.... May first, nineteen hundred and eight. [Bismarck, 1908].
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.N92 1908
Ohio. State of Ohio. Arbor day. Suggestive manual for its proper observance by the schools of Ohio.... 1902. Columbus, 1902.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.O32 1902
Ohio. Arbor and bird day manual. Columbus, 1915.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.M5
Oklahoma. Oklahoma arbor and bird day annual: containing program and selected readings for the Oklahoma public schools, 1910-1911. [Oklahoma City, 1910?].
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.O5 1910/11
Oregon. Oregon arbor and bird day manual. Salem, 1912.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.O7 1912
Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania arbor day manual. 1913. Harrisburg, 1913.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.P4
Rhode Island. State of Rhode Island. Arbor day! May 6, 1892. [N.p., 1892].
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.R5
South Dakota. South Dakota arbor and bird day annual. Friday, April 24th, 1914. Mitchell, .
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.S8
West Virginia. West Virginia arbor and bird day manual, 1906. Program, notes and suggestions for Friday, April thirteenth. Charleston, .
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.W45 1906
Wisconsin. Arbor day and Wisconsin trees. A circular issued by the State Superintendent of Wisconsin for the use of the officers, teachers and children of Wisconsin schools. Madison, 1893.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.W8
Wyoming. State of Wyoming. Arbor day and memorial day annual. April 22nd, May 30th, 1910. Laramie, 1910.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.W9 1910
Chester, Mrs. Emma E. Practical arbor day exercises. Lebanon, Ohio, March brothers, publishers, 1892.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.C5
Egleston, N.H. Arbor day: its history and observance. U.S.D.A. report no. 56. Washington, Government printing office, 1896.
LC CALL NUMBER: S21.A825 no. 56 and SD363.E26
LCCN: 04-18252 and 04-18252/3
Kellogg, Alice M., ed. How to celebrate arbor day in the school-room. Giving the origin of arbor day, hints on the planting of trees, special exercises, rose drill, recitations and songs, and fifty quotations. New York and Chicago, E.L. Kellogg & co., 1894.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.K29
Peaslee, John B. Trees and tree-planting. With exercises and directions for the celebration of arbor day. Cincinnati, published under the auspices of the Ohio State Forestry Association, April, 1884.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.P36
Schauffler, Robert Haven, ed. Arbor day; its history, observance, spirit and significance; with practical selections on tree-planting and conservation, and a nature anthology. New York, Moffat, Yard and company, 1909.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.S3
[U.S.] Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education. Planting trees in school grounds and the celebration of arbor day. Washington, Government printing office, 1885.
LC CALL NUMBER: SD363.U5
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