Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany


Friends of the Farlow, 1982-
Papers, 1982-1996

 

Historical Note:

The Friends of the Farlow is a group of amateur and professional botanists interested in cryptogamic botany. The Friends support the activities of the Farlow Reference Library and Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany.

In 1982, several interested parties began planning a friends group. A steering committee was formed, consisting of Robert Edgar, Roy Halling, Geraldine Kaye (librarian of the Farlow Library), Donald Pfister (curator of the Farlow Herbarium), Harvey Pofcher, Moselio Schaecter, and Ron Trial. With the help of a nation-wide Advisory Board, the steering committee proposed the first Executive Committee: Moselio Schaecter as President, Barry L. Wulff as Vice President, Harvey Pofcher as Treasurer, and Robert Edgar as Secretary. Administration in place, the Friends began soliciting general membership. These solicitations were met with enthusiasm, and the Friends soon reached their original goal of 200 members.

The Friends continue to thrive today, with members from around the world. Some of the activities of the Friends include an annual members-only booksale, fellowships for both students and professionals, regular publication of a newsletter, and various educational events, such as talks and forays.

Sources used:

FOF archives
FOF website http://www.herbaria.harvard.edu/fof/fof.html

Scope & Content

The collection consists of two boxes of material pertaining to the planning and administration of the Friends of the Farlow. Both typed and handwritten materials are included, covering the years 1982-1996.

 

Series Descriptions:

The collection is divided into seven series.

Series I: Correspondence. Correspondence dealing with general administrative issues, member photocopy requests, and receipts for book donations are contained in 15 folders.
Series II: Administration. Papers and notes concerning administrative matters, including meeting minutes and membership lists are contained in 30 folders.
Series III: Graphics. Graphics for brochures, newsletters, and other mailings are contained in six folders.
Series IV: Publications. This series mainly contains examples of the Friends of the Farlow Newsletter and is held in 14 folders.
Series V: Booksale. Items regarding booksales are contained in 24 folders.
Series VI: Notebooks. One notebook containing various information.
Series VII: Oversize. One folder contains oversize artwork masters.

 

Provenance: The provenance of this collection is unknown.

 

Container list:

Box I

Series I. Correspondence

Subseries I. General

Folder 1: Correspondents A-C, 36 items
Folder 2: Correspondents D-G, 34 items
Folder 3: Correspondents H-L, 47 items
Folder 4: Correspondents M-R, 33 items
Folder 5: Correspondents S-T, 25 items
Folder 6: Correspondents W-Z and name unknown, 30 items

Subseries II: Photocopy requests

Folder 7: Correspondents A-C, 26 items
Folder 8: Correspondents D-I, 19 items
Folder 9: Correspondents J-L, 38 items
Folder 10: Correspondents M-Z and name unknown, 42 items

Subseries III: Book donations

Folder 11: Correspondents A-B, 23 items
Folder 12: Correspondents C-K, 23 items
Folder 13: Correspondents L-P, 26 items
Folder 14: Correspondents R, 12 items
Folder 15: Correspondents S-Z, 26 items

Series II: Administration

Subseries I: General

Folder 16: Bylaws, constitution, incorporation application, 9 items
Folder 17: Advisory and executive boards, 39 items
Folder 18: Fellowship information and applications, 19 items
Folder 19: Publicity, 16 items
Folder 20: Budget information, 6 items
Folder 21: Charter members' dinner, 2 items
Folder 22: Contract work for Alex Feiner, 10 items
Folder 23: Contract work by Marcy Abbott, 13 items
Folder 24: Ruth Lever memorial service, 2 items
Folder 25: N.E. Foray, 1983, Orono, ME, 1 item
Folder 26: Masters (letterhead, etc.), 15 items
Folder 27, 28: Bulk mailing letters, 45 items

Subseries II: Meetings

Folder 29: First annual meeting (1982), 32 items
Folder 30: Annual meeting 1983, 6 items
Folder 31: Annual meeting 1984, 5 items
Folder 32: Executive and advisory board meetings, 33 items
Folder 33: Notes and minutes of various meetings, 25 items

Subseries III: Membership

Folder 34-36: Membership applications/renewals 1984-1985, 131 items
Folder 37-38: Membership applications/renewals 1985-1986, 84 items
Folder 39-40: Membership renewals, 176 items
Folder 41: Membership lists for other societies, 18 items
Folder 42: Mailing lists, 8 items
Folder 43: Membership lists, 24 items
Folder 44: Potential members, 12 items

Series III: Graphics

Folder 45-47: Greeting cards, 65 items (See also Oversize Archives collection for notecard masters)
Folder 48-49: Brochures, 45 items
Folder 50: Letterhead and newsletter, 44 items

Box II

Series IV: Publications

Subseries I: FOF Newsletter

Folder 1: No. 1, October 1982, 20 items
Folder 2: Vol. 1, no. 2, April 1983, 15 items
Folder 3: Vol. 2, no. 1, October 1983, 14 items
Folder 4: Vol. 2, no. 2, April 1984, 19 items
Folder 5: Vol. 3, no. 1, October 1984, 11 items
Folder 6: Vol. 3, no. 1, October 1984 masters, 12 items
Folder 7: Vol. 3, no. 2, April 1985, 14 items
Folder 8: Vol. 4, no. 1, October 1985, 26 items
Folder 9: Vol. 4, no. 2, April 1986, 10 items
Folder 10: No. 9, October 1986, 14 items
Folder 11: No. 10, April 1987, 9 items
Folder 12: No. 24, 25, Spring-Fall 1994, 2 items
Folder 13: General materials for newsletters, 20 items

Subseries II: Other publications

Folder 14: Publications and reprints, 11 items

Series V: Booksale

Folder 15: Reference material for booksales, 9 items
Folder 16: Booksale 1 (1983), 16 items
Folder 17: Booksale 2 (1984), 19 items
Folder 18: Booksale 2.5 (1985), 15 items
Folder 19: Booksale 3 (1985), 22 items
Folder 20: Booksale 3.5 (1986), 6 items
Folder 21: Booksale 4 (1986), 15 items
Folder 22: Booksale 4 (1986), paid items, 7 items
Folder 23: Booksale 5 (1987), 25 items
Folder 24: Booksale 5 (1987), 29 items
Folder 25: Booksale 5 (1987), 25 items
Folder 26: Booksale 5 (1987), 28 items
Folder 27: Booksale 5.5 (1987), 28 items
Folder 28: Booksale 6 (1988), 25 items
Folder 29: Booksale 6 (1988), 23 items
Folder 30: Booksale (1989), paid items, 1 item
Folder 31: Booksale (1990), 25 items
Folder 32: Booksale (1990), 26 items
Folder 33: Booksale (1991), 25 items
Folder 34: Booksale (1991), 22 items
Folder 35: Booksale (1992), 38 items
Folder 36: Booksale (1994), 1 item
Folder 37: Booksale (1995), 13 items
Folder 38: Booksale (1996), 8 items

Series VI: Notebooks

One loose-leaf notebook containing various information, such as form letters, handwritten minutes of meetings, and membership rosters.

Series VII: Oversize

One folder containing printing masters for artwork.

 

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