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Papers of the Harvard Botanical Museum

 

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Access to this collection is restricted. Financial records and other sensitive materials are closed. Please contact the archivist for more detailed access information.

 

Container List:

Series I: Office & Administrative Records

Sub-series A: Loans and Permissions
Box-1: Folders 1-5
1. HUH Destructive [DNA] Sampling Policy [n.d.]
2. Economic Botany Loan Policy [n.d.]
3. Outgoing Loans [Dates range from 1984-2003].
4. Amber Specimens, Museum of Science Loan [1991].
5. Copyright and Permission Requests [Dates range from 1984-2004].

Sub-series B: Economic Botany Collections
Box-1: Folders 6-9
6. Accession Instructions, 1966
7. Fungi Wax Models Transfer to Farlow Herbarium, 1979
8. Economic Specimens Transfer to HUH, 1985-1986
9. Archaeoethnobotanical Collections Report by Kristine L. Forsgard, 1987

Sub-series C: Planning & Financial Materials
Box-1: Folders 10-15
10. Glass Flowers Sales Desk, 1983.
11. Ethnobotanical Research Fund (49/310 /4300/2/30), 1986-1988.
12. The Garden Fund for Calvin Sperling, 1994-1995.
13. Dorothy Kamen-Kaye Memorial Fund, 1998.
14. Harvard University Museum of Cultural & Natural History Fiscal Year 1997 & 1998 Planning (1 of 2 folders).
15. Harvard University Museum of Cultural & Natural History Fiscal Year 1997 & 1998 Planning (2 of 2 folders).

Box-3: Folder 1
1. Disaster Planning, 2001-2003
*(Oversized folder located in Box-3)

Sub-series D: Correspondence & Memoranda
Box-1: Folders 16-18
16. Committee Report on the Plant Science Institute, 1977
17. Harvard University Art Museums [1998, 2001]
18. Miscellaneous Correspondence & Memoranda [Dates range from 1991-1998]

Sub-series E: University Museum Materials
Box-1: Folders 19-23
19. Geological Museum [1902, 1990]
20. Meeting Minutes [1975-1978]
21. Museum Guide Program [1975-1978]
22. Director’s Meetings Log, 1991
23. Correspondence & Memoranda, 1998

Sub-series F: Miscellaneous
Box-1: Folder 24
24. Botanical Museum Stationery [n.d.]
Series II: Research Records

Sub-series A: Economic Botany
Box-1: Folders 25-28
25. Calvin R. Sperling Collections (Inventories) [1979-1980, 1984, 1998].
26. Calvin R. Sperling Materials [1990-1991, 1994-1995]
27. Dorothy Kamen-Kaye [1986, 1989, 1991, 1994-1996, 1998]
*More Dorothy Kamen-Kaye materials are located in the collections at The Library of the Gray Herbarium

28. Benny Shanon, 1993

Sub-series B: Archaeological Maize Collection
Box-1: Folders 29-33
29. Bruno Marino [1983, 1986]
30. Bruce Smith [1995-1997, 2001]
31. Mary Eubanks [1996-1997, 1999-2001]
32. Robert Hard [1997-1998]
33. Bruce Benz [1998-2001]

Sub-series C: Paleobotany
Box-1: Folders 34-35
34. Elso Barghoorn NASA Grant, NGL-22-007-069 [1984].
35. Margaret Towle [1998]
* See also Series V for photographs
Series III: Museum Directors & Personnel

Sub-Series A: Oakes Ames, Director from 1923-1945
Box-1: Folder 36
36. Oakes Ames Materials [1916-1918, 1923-1924, 1931, 1941, 1950-1951, 1998]

Box-3: Folder 2
2. Newspaper Clippings [1940, 1948, 1950]
*(Oversized folder located in Box-3)
* See also Series V for photographs
** More Oakes Ames materials are located in these collections:
Oakes Ames Orchid Library Archives
Arnold Arboretum Archives
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Harvard University Archives

Sub-Series B: Paul C. Mangelsdorf, Director from 1945-1967
Box-1: Folders 37-38
37. Oral History Transcript, Rockefeller Foundation Program in Agriculture [1966]
* See also Series V for photographs
** More Paul C. Mangelsdorf materials are located in the collections at Harvard University Archives

Sub-Series C: Howard Allgaier, Printer to the Museum
Box-1: Folder 38
38. Howard Allgaier Materials [1948, 1981]
* See also Series V for photographs

Sub-Series D: Memorial Services
Box-1: Folder 39
39. Barghoorn, Wetmore, & Mangelsdorf [1984,1989].
Series IV: Teaching & Exhibits

Sub-series A: “Biology 104, Plants and Human Affairs”
Box-1: Folders 40-41
40. Manuals [1953, 1959, 1973]
41. “Botany 15” Exercise Sheets [n.d.]

Sub-series B: Nash Lecture Hall
Box-1: Folder 42
42. Inventory [1998-2000]
*See also Series V for photographs

Sub-series C: The Ware Collection of Glass Flowers, 1893-Present
Box-1: Folder 43
43. Glass Flowers article for “The World”, 1989
*See also Series V for photographs

Sub-series D: Exhibit of Food Plants, 1939-1940
Box-1: Folders 44-45
44. Spring Flower Show of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 1939
45. The Cambridge Museum for Children, 1940
* See also Series V for photographs

Sub-series E: Pre-Cambrian Exhibit [ca. 1960s]
Box-3: Folder 3
3. Exhibit Designs
*(Oversized folder located in Box-3)
* See also Series V for photographs

Sub-series F: “Origins of Life” Exhibit, 1975
Box-1: Folder 46
46. Harvard Gazette Newspaper Clipping, 1975
Box-3: Folder 4
4. Exhibit Designs
*(Oversized folder located in Box-3)

Sub-series G: Island Biodiversity, Cuba, and the Harvard Collections, 1999
Box-1: Folder 47
47. Cuba Botanical Garden, 1998-1999

Sub-series H: Visitor’s Registers [1927-1928, 1996]
Box-1: Folders 48-49
48. University Museum Visitor’s Register, 1927-1928
49. Botanical Museum Visitor’s Register, 1996

Sub-series I: Miscellaneous
Box-3: Folder 5
5. Dean Nimmer, artist portfolio [2003]
*(Oversized folder located in Box-3)
Series V: Visual Materials

Sub-series A: Photographs
Box-2: Folder 1
1. Harvard Botanic Garden [n.d., ca.1869, 1888]
Box-4: Folder 1
1. Mounted Photographs [Oversized], n.d.
*(Oversized folder located in Box-4)
Box-3: Folder 6
6. University Museum Exterior [n.d.]
*(Oversized folder located in Box-3)
Box-2: Folder 2
2. University Museum, Interiors [ca. 1954, 1996]
Box-4: Folder 2
2. Nash Lecture Hall, Table Displays [1946]
*(Oversized folder located in Box-4)
Box-3: Folders 7-8
7. Nash Lecture Hall, Photographer Shellburne Thurber [2000]
*(Oversized folder located in Box-3)
8. Paleobotany Lab (Fossil Room) [ca. 1900? or 1960s-1970s?]
*(Oversized folder located in Box-3)
Box-2: Folders 3-8
3. Harvard University Herbarium Laboratory [ca.1960]
4. Economic Botany Collections [ca. 1920, n.d.]
5. Archaeological Maize Collection [n.d.]
*See also Box-1, Folder 31 for additional corn specimen photographs
6. Oakes Ames [1918, n.d.]
7. Paul C. Mangelsdorf [n.d., 1972]
8. Richard E. Schultes [n.d., 1978]
Box-3: Folder 9
9. Howard Allgaier [1979, 1986-print date]
*(Oversized folder located in Box-3)
Box-2: Folders 9-12
9. Charles Schweinfurth [ca. 1960s]
10. F.W. Bailey [n.d.]
11. Margaret Towle [ca. 1975?]
12. Glass Flowers (Models of Plants), ca. 1920
Box-3: Folder 10
10. Exhibit of Food Plants [n.d., 1939]
*(Oversized folder located in Box-3)
Box-2: Folders 13-14
13. Pre-Cambrian Exhibit [ca. 1960s]
14. Unidentified Negatives

Sub-series B: Graphic Materials
Box-2: Folders 15-17
15. Blanche Ames Artwork [1915-1917, 1936]
* More Blanche Ames materials are located in the collections at The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
16. Christmas Cards by Elmer Smith [1960-1962, 1969-1971, 1974]
17. Illustrations by Ruth Barton, 1960-1961
Box-3: Folders 11-12
11. Graphics & Picture Panels, 1st Floor Admission Area (ca. 1970s)
*(Oversized folder located in Box-3)
12. University Museum Complex Floor Plans, 1992
*(Oversized folder located in Box-3)
Box-4: Folder 3
3. University Museum Complex Floor Plans [1992, 1998]
*(Oversized folder located in Box-4)

Sub-series C: Publicity and Promotional Material
Box-2: Folders 18-20
18. Botanical Museum Brochures [1949, ca.1970]
19. University Museum Brochures [ca. late 1980s-early 1990s]
20. WNAC-TV Television Visit [1954]
Series VI: Publications & Printed Material

Box-2: Folders 21-24
21. Botanical Museum Leaflets
22. Publications Sold & Mailed to “Flashbacks Books” [1989-1992, 1994-1998]
23. “Plant Lore of Shakespeare” Print and Book Sales [1995-1999]
24. Miscellaneous Publications Sold & Mailed [1995, 1998, 1999, 2001]

 

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