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Economic Botany Historic Clipping File

 


Dr. Schultes teaching in the Nash Lecture Hall
Painting by Hannah Barrett, November 1994

This is a collection of small manuscripts, photographs, magazine and newspaper articles dealing with economic botany ending circa 1985. The collection was housed in the Nash Lecture Hall, Harvard Museum of Natural History. In 2001 it was transferred to the Botany Libraries, Harvard University Herbaria.

The files are arranged alphabetically by subject with the plants usually filed under their Latin name.

 

Clipping Files C

CAB News (Commonwealth Agriculture Bureaux) - Autumn 1982 No. 15, Autumn 1981 No. 12, Summer 1981 No. 11 (2 copies), No. 10.

Cabbage - 9 items, including The Boston Globe 1983 "A Dutch treat called cole slaw", The Boston Globe 1980 "Looking into cabbage's extended family", The New York Times 1979 "Sauerkraut: It All Began in China", Science News-Letter 1929 "Raddage - or Cabbish? Weird Combination of Characters in Pods of Hybrid Plant".

Cactaceae - 8 items, including Texas Highways 1973 "A Thorny Tale", The Garden Magazine 1922 "Sugars - Plants of the Desert - Spines", The Garden Magazine 1922 "How Plants Endure Heat and Cold".

Cacti - 16 items, including Americas 1984 "Enduring the Desert", The Christian Science Monitor 1981 "Cactus Theft a Prickly Problem", The Boston Herald 1926 "Drug Peyote Used by Indians in Their Religious Ceremonies".

Caesalpina - 1 clipping.

Caffeine - 26 items, including The New York Times 1982 "Bodily Interaction Found to Explain Caffeine Withdrawal Headache", The United States Daily 1928 "Popularity of Drinks Containing Caffeine Reduces Tea Imports", The Christian Science Monitor 1982 "US develops a taste for caffeine-free colas", Newsweek 1982 "Is Caffeine Bad for You?".

Cajanus - The Agriculture News 1909 "Pigeon Peas", Firewood Crops 1979 "Cajanus Cajan".

Calathea - The Agriculture News 1910 "Tubers of Calathea Allouya".

Calla - Boston Evening News 1926 "Abloom in New England: The Water Arum".

Calonyction - The Agriculture News 1904 "The Moon Flower".

Calotropis - The Agriculture News 1911 "The Fibre of Calotropis".

Caltha - Nature Magazine illustration of Caltha palustris 1927 issue, The Garden Magazine 1909 "American Substitute for the Primrose".

Calycanthus -The Garden 1918 "Calycanthus occidentalis", Horticulture 1927 "The sweet shrub, a plant for shady places".

Camellia - 9 items, including Boston Post 1937 "Probe into Fake Olive Oil Racket is Started".

Camphor - 11 items, including The Agriculture News 1918 "Decreasing Supply of Camphor", The Agriculture News 1912 "Useful Information Concerning Camphor".

Cananga - The Agriculture News 1907 "Ylang-ylang", The Agriculture News 1908 "Ylang-ylang Cultivation", 2 clippings.

Canavalia - The Agriculture News 1915 "Horse Bean as a Poultry Food", large color poster of Hawk".

Cancer - 7 items, including The Bronx 1986 "Garden in caner, hunger fight", The Washington Post 1986 "Race Against Time: The Search for Medicine in the Amazon Rain Forest", The Salt Lake Tribune 1987 "Cancer Fight Moves to Jungles, Oceans".

Cannabis Material for Clipping File - Many pages may need preservation photo copies. Trash originals? Ask Lisa!

Cannabis 1 (Up to and including 1920’s) - 2 clippings, article entitled "The Drink and Drug Evil in India".

Cannabis 2 (1930’s) - 31 clippings, article "Marihuana – Assassin of Youth", article "Marijuana - Amazing Drug!", article "Marijuana: How a Roadside Weed has Become a National Menace" with amusing photographic illustrations, Boston American Weekly 1938 article describing the murder trial of a 20 year old woman who was using marijuana as a defense, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin "Marijuana". Boston Herald 1937 article Prey on Children with New 'Killer Weed'".

Cannabis 3 (1940's) - 8 clippings, Foto magazine article "Reefer Heaven" with an interesting glossary of popular terms associated with marijuana.

Cannabis 4 (1950's) - 1 clipping.

Cannabis 5 (1960's) - 23 clippings, U.S. News & World Report "Marijuana: What it is - and Isn't", letter from Jerry Mandel to Dr. Schultes enclosing published material he wrote on marijuana, Life Magzine article "Marijuana", Newsweek article "Marijuana: The Pot Problem", U.S. Turns On Vol. 2, No. 20. 1967.

Cannabis 6 (1970's) - 27 items, including U.S. News & World Report 1972 "A Marijuana Vote with Impact on Race for White House".

Cannabis 7 (1970's) - 31 items, including The New York Times 1978 "Stronger marijuana sold here stirs debate".

Cannabis 8 (1970's) - 29 items, including Newsweek 1970 "Ten facts parents should know about marijuana".

Cannabis 9 (1970's) -13 items, including NY Times Magazine 1978 "Poisonous Fallout From War on Marijuana".

Cannabis 10 (1980's) - 17 items, including Newsweek 1982 "Guns, Grass and Money", The New York Times 1980 "Parents vs. Marijuana".

Cannabis 11 (1980's) - 31 items, including The New York Times 1980 "The Evidence Builds Against Marijuana", The New York Times 1980 "Marijuana Pills for Cancer Cleared".

Cannabis 12 (1980's) - 40 items, including The Boston Globe 1981 "Report says heavy marijuana smoking not harmful to IQ, other brain functions".

Cannabis (extra material) - Folder with clippings, photocopies.

Candy - 11 items, including The New York Times 1982 "There’s Some Sweet News for Lovers of Candy Bars".

Canning - 1 item

Capparis - 2 items

Capsicum - 17 items

Carica - 23 items, including The Boston Sunday Post 1940 "New Poison Ivy Cure".

Carludovica - 4 items

Carnegiea - 1 item

Carob - 9 items, including The Boston Globe 1981 "Carob: Some folks eat it like candy".

Carpinnus - 1 item

Carrot - 3 items

Carthamus - 2 items

Carya -6 items, including The New York Times 1938 "Shagbark Hickory is a Useful Tree".

Caryocar - 1 item

Cassava - 37 items, including Nature 1978 "Cassava may lead to mental retardation", The Agriculture News 1902 "Cassava Poisoning".

Cassia - 5 items

Castanea - 16 items, including The New York Times 1978 "New Findings Raise Hope for Saving American Chestnut".

Castilla - 1 item

Castanopsis - 1 item

Casuarina - 3 items

Catalpa - 9 clippings, 1 color reproduction (colored pencil?), Arboriculture: A Journal of the Forests, October 1909, No. 4.

Catha - 1 photocopy of article, 7 clippings.

Caulophyllum - 1 clipping.

Cecropia - 1 clipping (The Trumpet Tree)

Cedar - 6 clippings, mostly about the demand for cedar to be made into pencils and other items.

Cedrela - 3 clippings, 1 article "How Cigar-box Wood is Secured" from American Forestry 21 (1915).

Cedrus - 4 clippings about the Cedars of Lebanon.

Ceiba -Americas March April 1984 magazine "The High and Mighty Ceiba", 3 clippings.

Celastrus - 1 article "Bittersweet, Most Decorative of Wild Fruits".

Cellulose - 2 photocopies, press release on Zinc Tablet 1980, 7 clippings.

Celluloid Substitute - 2 clippings.

Celtis - 2 clippings, 1 article from The Boston Globe "The Trees of New England: Hackberry at the Arnold Arboretum".

Centaurea - 1 clipping Boston Evening Globe 1926 "Abloom in New England: Bachelor's Button".

Cephalanthus - 1 clipping, 1 typed page with citations.

Cercis - 2 clippings.

Cereals - Pamphlet on CIMMYT, pamphlet of Sonne's greenlife The Cereal Grasses, 13 clippings.

Chaenomeles - 4 clippings.

Chamaecyparis - 1 clipping of The Boston Globe 1927 "The Trees of New England: White Cedar".

Chamaedaphne - 1 clipping of The Boston Globe 1929 "Abloom in the Arboretum" Leatherleaf.

Chamaerops - 2 clippings.

Chara - Personal Experiments, typed on thin paper, on which the appearance of larvae continues on the Chara, 1 clipping.

Charcoal - Science Digest magazine article "Blood Poisons Sponged Up by Charcoal", 5 clippings.

Chaulmoogra - Boston Evening Transcript 1918 "Cure for Leprosy?", 8 clippings, "The Leper's Tree" (American Forests and Forest Life 10 1924), letter from the Chief Chemist at the Culion Leper

Colony to the Chief Physician regarding chaulmoogra oil and a responding letter from the Chief Physician, Casimiro B. Lara.

Chelone - 1 clipping from the Boston Globe 1926 "Turtlehead".

Chemistry - The Scientific Monthly "The Chemistry of the Formation of Poisons in Plants" 1929, The November Scientific Monthly "Some Aspects of the Chemistry of Green Leaf Cells", Nature Magazine

"Chemistry and the Forest".

Chenopodium - 7 clippings.

Cherry - 6 clippings.

Chicory - 2 clippings, U.S Department of Agriculture "Chicory as a Farm Crop".

Chimaphila - clipping from The Gardeners' Chronicle 1923 of a black and white photograph of Chimaphila maculate.

Chimo - "Beside the Point" reprinted from the Goucher Alumnae Quarterly 1943.

Chondrus - 6 items, including an article from Today's Woman 1943 "Scituate Company Hires Women for Work with Sea Moss".

Chocolate - "Couple accused of 'chocolate spying' attempt" The Times, London 1980, "The Story of Chocolate", "Cheap Chocolate Worries the Swiss 1981", "The Many Shapes of Chocolate" 1980, 33 clippings.

Christmas Greens - 19 items.

Chrysanthemum - 2 clippings.

Chysobalanceae - 2 items.

Cicer - The Mexican Review "Garbanzos or Chick Peas" 1918.

Cichorium - 15 items, one of which is a Boston Globe article from 1926 which describes the tales of how chicory (Wegewarte) was named.

Cider - 15 items, mostly clippings regarding New England apple cider, the tradition and making of.

Cigarettes - "Who Invented the Cigarette?" Boston American 1932, 25 items, most of which are clippings concerning health risks of cigarettes.

Cimicifuga - 2 clippings.

Chinchona - "The ‘Fever Bark' Tree", Philadelphia College notice asking for contributions of quinine to help aid the war (for soldiers to help fight malaria) 1943, 29 items, mostly clippings on quinine.

Cinnamomum - 5 items concerning cinnamon.

Cirsium - 1 clipping, 1 typed page with information and citation.

Citrange - "Citranges in Ireland" The Garden 1922.

Cistus - 16 clippings.

Citrus - 36 items, mostly clippings.

Cladrastis - 1 photocopy, 1 clipping.

Clematis - 1 clipping.

Clethra - 2 clippings.

Clover - 5 clippings.

Cloves - 3 clippings.

Coal - Steel & America: An Annual Report 1983, 12 items.

Coca - "Rituals of Euphoria: Coca in South America" 1974 Museum of Primitive Art pamphlet, Time Magazine "High on Cocaine: A Drug with Status and Menace" 1981, 30 items, mostly clippings regarding cocaine.

Coccoloba - 2 clippings, one about a tree in Little Havana which was hailed to be a miracle tree after curing a man’s eyesight.

Cocaine - People Magazine "Cocaine destroys the de Lorean dream and rocks the auto tycoon's model family" 1982, Time Magazine "Fighting Cocaine's Grip" 1983, 22 articles and clippings.

Cocoa -34 items.

Coconut - 26 items, most of which are clippings about coconuts.

Cocos - 21 items, mostly about coco-nut and coco-oil.

Coffee 1 (up to 1930's) - 53 items, including Boston Evening Transcript 1928 "60 Billion ‘Cupsa Cawfee' Yearly", Boston Transcript 1927 "Coffee Speeds Brain Motor", The Agriculture News 1910 "The Congo Coffee Plant".

Coffee 2 (1940's-1950's) - 35 items, including Boston Traveler 1952 "Coffee Good for the Heart; Dilates Coronary Arteries", Boston Evening Globe 1942 "Coffee Rationing to Start Nov. 28', Boston American 1943 "Queer Reasons for Rationing Coffee".

Coffee 3 (1960's) - 8 items, including Boston Traveler 1960 "Brazil Says Change in Coffee Tastes Grounds for Concern", small colored pamphlets detailing the "history" and how coffee is made.

Coffee 4 (1970's) - 14 items, including Christian Science Monitor 1972 "Coffee rust gobbles plantations in Brazil", Boston Globe 1976 "Coffee drinking controversy nothing new".

Coffee 5 (1980's) - 36 items, including The New York Times 1981 "Study links coffee use to pancreas cancer".

Coffee adulterant - Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) 1919 "Coffee from Nut Shells".

Coffee Substitute - 9 items, including The Rural New Yorker 1918 "Chicory as a Substitute for Coffee", The Agriculture News 1918 "Imitation Coffees".

Coix - The Agriculture News 1904 "Job's Tears as a Poultry Food", The Agriculture News 1904 "Job's Tears as a Famine Food".

Cola - 4 items.

Colchicine - 6 items, including Boston Evening Transcript 1938 "Emulsion Used on Plants Produces Larger Bloom", Boston Evening Transcript 1938 "Drug Speeds Up Plant Evolution".

Colcium - The Garden 1922 "Meadow Saffrons".

Collection & Care of Materials - The New York Times 1981 "As acid devours many old books, chemists race to stop decay", The New York Times 1979 "Care, repair and preservation of books".

Colocasia - 5 items.

Colutea - 1 item.

Condiments - 14 items, including The New York Times 1980 "Museum to Show Mustard Containers".

Coniferae- 8 items, including The Garden Magazine 1915 "The Best Hardy Conifers".

Conopholis - 2 items.

Conium - 2 items.

Conservation 1 - 16 items, including The New York Times 1974 "To the Rescue of Endangered Plants", Boston Phoenix 1981 "The roots of the matter: John Muir and the natural history of conservation", Science 1980 "Rain Forests Vanishing".

Conservation 2 - 39 items, including Natural History 1081 "Topical Rain Forests: A Global Responsibility", Americas 1983 "The Regreening of Haiti", The New York Times 1983 "Forest Service Puts Up a Wall to Save a Rare Alpine Flower", The New York Times 1981 "China Tries to End Loss of its Forests", Harvard Gazette 1985 "Ethnobotanists race against time to save useful plants", The Times (London) 1980 "Plants have more uses than as food alone".

Contraceptives - 18 items, including The New York Times 1972 "Orchids are tested as a contraceptive", Harvard Magazine 1978 "Seeds of South American plant induce abortion", The Boston Phoenix 1981 "The forgotten history of birth control", Boston Sunday Globe 1979 "Chinese may be using male contraceptive soon".

Convallaria - 1 item.

Cooperage - 1 item.

Copaifera - 1 item.

Copal - 1 item.

Copernicia - 2 items, including The Agricultural News 1903 "The Sealing Wax Palm".

Coptis - 1 item.

Cordyline - 9 items, including The Garden 1917 "Leaves of Cordyline Australis as Tying Material".

Cork - 32 items, including Scientific American 1921 "The Story of Cork", The New York Times 1975 "The Humble Cork Plays a Giant Role", The New York Times 1937 "Stripping of Cork Trees is Limited by Portugal".

Cork Substitute - 1 item.

Corn 1 - 34 items.

Corn 2 - 44 items, including Chicago Daily Tribune 1936 "Corn Dynamite is Latest Find of Laboratory".

Corn 3 - 46 items, including The New York Times 1942 "Corncobs Used to Purify Water".

Corn 4 - 34 items, including Boston Sunday Post 1949 "Harvard School Develops New Hybrid Sweet Corn".

Corn 5 - 61 items, including Playboy 1984 "The Great Popcorn Explosion".

Cornus - 15 items, including American Forests 1925 "Dagger Wood".

Cortisone - 5 items

Corylus - 4 items

Corynanthe - 1 item

Corypha - 3 items

Cosmetics - 35 items, including Whole Life Times 1983 "Clay: Earth that heals".

Cotinus - 4 items

Cotoneaster - 2 items

Cotton 1 - 48 items, including Boston Sunday Globe 1928 "Cotton has its uses, even if women will not wear it".

Cotton 2 - 44 items, including Scientific American 1920 "Subduing the Boll Weevil".

Cotton 3 - 17 items

Cotton 4 - 38 items, including Boston Sunday Post 1934 "You can’t get along without cotton - it's all around you".

Cotton 5 - 30 items, including The Boston Globe 1929 "Long Staple Cotton Called a Necessity".

Cottonseed - 25 items, including Boston Sunday Globe 1979 "Chinese May be Using Male Contraceptive Soon".

Couma - The Boston Herald 1929 "Cow Tree Gives Milk in Guatemala".

Couroupita - 2 items.

Cowpea - 4 items, including The Agriculture News 1909 "The History of the Cowpea".

Cranberry - 22 items, including Science 1959 "Cranberry Smash", Nature Magazine 1924 "Sauce for the Turk".

Crambe - 2 items.

Crataegus - 4 items.

Crocus - 5 items, including The New York Times 1981 "Spice With the Price of Gold".

Crops - 17 items, including Reader's Digest 1984 "Exotic Crops: A Taste of the Future", Scientific American Monthly 1920 "The Most Valuable Crop", Boston News Bureau 1917 "World Crops".

Crotalaria - 3 items.

Cruciferae - 1 item.

Cucumber - 3 items, including The New York Times 1979 "Yankee Ingenuity Aids the Cucumber", American Vegetable Grower 1974 "Mechanizing Kentucky's Pickle Harvest".

Cucurbita - 15 items, including Science 1930 "The Nativity of the Pumpkins".

Cuminum - Archaeology 1951 "Cumin and Vinegar for Hiccups".

Curare - 15 items, including Boston Traveler 1948 "Arrow Poison Used As Anesthetic", The New York Times 1955 "Curare Declared Risky Anethetic", Boston Traveler 1952 "Curare Risk Reported by Boston Doctor".

Currant - 2 items.

Cycadaceae -4 items, including Science 1925 "The Origin of the Cycads", The Garden Magazine 1922 "Two Historic Century-old Cycads".

Cymbopogon - 11 items, including The Agriculture News 1906 "Lemon Grass".

Cynodon -The Agriculture News 1915 "Devil's Grass".

Cyperus - 5 items, including The New York Times 1968 "Ethiopia Still Using Papyrus Boats", Clipper 1979 "Ancient World: Rediscovering Papyrus", Greenhouse (London) 1978 "Growing Your Own Paper". Cyphomandra - 3 items, including The Agriculture News 1903 "The Tree Tomato", The American Garden "The Tree Tomato".

Cypress - 2 items.

Cypripedium - 2 items.

Cytisus - 2 items.

Last updated February 2009. Send comments, corrections, or updates to: ldecesare@oeb.harvard.edu
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