This catalogue of papers of Nikolaas Tinbergen is a supplement to that compiled in 1991 (NCUACS 27/3/91). Section B (Research) has been arranged and numbered to follow the sequence of the previous catalogue, which should therefore be consulted in conjunction with this catalogue. Papers relating to Tinbergen's societies and organisations and visits and conferences files (not represented in the original collection) form two new sections in the supplementary catalogue, section F (Societies and organisations) and section G (Visits and conferences).
Section B, Research, is made up of research funding papers from the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford covering the period 1959 to 1975. The papers illustrate not only Tinbergen's personal research areas but also his interests in the production of scientific films as an educational tool, the advancement of ethological studies in general and the application of ethological principles to the study of mankind. The papers include correspondence, application forms, reports and financial statements. Research funding bodies with which Tinbergen dealt include the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Science Research Council, the Medical Research Council, the Nature Conservancy and the United States Air Force, European Office of Aerospace Research, Brussels, Belgium.
Section F, Societies and organisations documents a number of the national and international bodies with which Tinbergen was associated 1964-1974. The papers show Tinbergen operating at a national and international level. There are papers relating to Tinbergen's acceptance of an invitation to join the Board of Directors of the Centre Royaumont pour une science de l'homme which covers the period 1973 to 1974. The Department of Science and Industrial Research (from 1965 the Science Research Council) papers relate to Tinbergen's membership of the Working Party in Animal Behaviour Research. The papers cover the period 1962 to 1967. This group reviewed the state of animal behaviour research in Britain and put forward recommendations on the future course that should be taken. Tinbergen's Nuffield Foundation papers relate to his participation in the Nuffield Foundation funded Science Teaching Project as a member of the School Biology Project Consultative Committee. The papers cover the period 1961 to 1971. During his period of membership, from 1962 to 1967, Tinbergen took part in developing O-level and A-level biology courses and the papers reflect his views on the teaching of biology, in particular animal behaviour.
Tinbergen's Royal Society papers indicate the level of his formal activity within the Royal Society. The material covers the period 1963 to 1968. He was also a participant in a specialised Royal Society group that discussed current research in non-verbal communication in animals and man. The Serengeti Research Institute papers cover the period 1954 to 1975 and relate to Tinbergen's part in the foundation of the Institute and to his subsequent involvement with it.
Section G, Visits and conferences, consists mainly of correspondence relating to the organisation of the biannual International Ethological Conference, covering the period 1962-1970. There is much material relating to conference details such as selection of venues, themes, speakers and delegates. There is also a group of photographs featuring delegates of the Fourteenth International Ornithological Congress, Oxford, 1966. Tinbergen was the Secretary General of the Congress.