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Ormand J. Birdsong Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-1061

Scope and Content

Uncounted photographs of Ormand Birdsong and Sandia National Labs.


  • 1941-1999

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution. Many photographs are stamped "Not to be published without permission."

Biography / History

Ormand John Birdsong was born on April 17, 1919 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. During World War II, he worked at Collins Radio, a manufacturer of radio communications equipment for military aircraft. He married Mary Jane Plate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1944. The Birdsongs moved to Cañon City, CO in 1947, where he worked as a chief engineer at broadcast station KRLN. In 1951, he accepted a position as an Electrical Technician at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. While at Sandia, he invented “A Tracking Offset Bias Supply for a Constant Current Resistive Gage Element.” Birdsong retired from Sandia in 1983, and moved back to Cañon City. He died on February 26, 1999.


uncounted items (1 box ) : uncounted photographs


Uncounted photographs of Ormand Birdsong and Sandia National Labs

Physical Location

B2. Shelved with Unprocessed Pictorial Collections.

Separated Material

Photographs separated from Ormand J. Birdsong Papers (

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed.
Ormand J. Birdsong Photograph Collection, 1941-1999
CSWR staff
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131