Gallery view

1979 June

Whitehead, Jane

Inside a quonset hut

Alaska - Katty and Ken Irey with Helen and Max Parker in a quonset hut on Attu Island.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1979 June

Parker, Helen

Birders outside a quonset hut

Gambell (Alaska) - Ben King, Paul DuMont, Ken and Katherine Irey, and Max Parker in their birding attire.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1979 June

Parker, Helen

Katherine and Kenneth Irey in birding attire

Gambell (Alaska) - Outside of Gambell's post office.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1979

Irey, Katherine

Bird journal of Katherine Irey

Florida - Documents Katherine and Kenneth's daily life as well as their birding adventures, both big and small. The journal describes their birding activities in Florida and their driving trip through Canada to Alaska for their first adventure in Attu and Gambell. Katherine and Kenneth arrive in Attu on May 17 and stay there until June 4th. They arrive in Gambell on June 5 and stay until... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1934 Apr. 17

Irey, Katherine

Letter from Katherine Irey to Gracie

Katherine's letter to Gracie begins by talking about how tired she is from doing housework and climbing up and down the stairs multiple times. She goes into detail about the furniture and other items in Junie's room. Junie has a new sandbox which she and Susie love to play in but the sand makes an eyesore in the yard. Katherine is anxious to know whether or not Dad Irey won the primaries. S... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1983 – 1989

Irey, Kenneth

Bird chase book

United States - Chronicles Katherine and Kenneth's bird-watching trips in great detail. The journal begins after the Ireys spotted their 700th bird species. Each entry is described as a "chase" after a specific bird or birds they are looking for and the diary has a total of 53 chases. The majority of the chases begin with a birding friend calling the Irey's to notify them of a bird sit... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1936 Mar. 23

Irey, Katherine

Letter from Katherine Irey to Janet MacDowell

Katherine writes to her sister Janet thanking her for sending two letters. She praises Janet's letters, but scolds her for not writing enough about two-month old Anne. Katherine writes about clothing that she has sent for Connie, and other items she has made for Junie. She and Kennie drove up to Tenafly to see some new houses that have been built. One is set up as a... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers