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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 O

Oak - 6 clippings

Oats - 2 clippings

Ochroma - 12 clippings, including Boston Traveler 1942 "Balsa is Vital to War Effort".

Ocimum - 4 clippings, including The Agricultural News 1904 "A Victim of the Mosquito Plant".

Oenothera - 4 clippings

Oils 1.1 (up to 1910's) - 19 clippings, including American Food Journal 1912 "The Shea Butter of Africa".

Oils 1.2 (1910's) - 16 clippings, including U.S. Commerce Reports 1918 "New Oil Seed from the Kongo".

Oils 1.3 (1910's) - 6 items, including Scientific American 1919 "Using Vegetable Seeds".

Oils 2.1 (1920's - 1930's) - 21 clippings

Oils 2.2 (1920's - 1930's) - 28 clippings, including Boston Evening Transcript 1936 "Germ-Killing Oil Distilled from Australian Tree".

Oils 3 (1940's - 1950's) - 14 items

Oils 3.2 - 8 items

Oil Seeds - 15 items

Okra - 2 items

Olea - 15 clippings, including Smithsonian 1985 "One of Nature's Greatest Gifts to Man".

Olearia - 4 clippings

Onion - 11 items, including Boston Traveler 1939 "Onions, Garlic and Horse Radish Seen Potential Deadly Enemies of Disease".

Opium 1 (up to 1920's) - 10 items, including The Boston Globe 1928 "Customs men seize $1,000,000 in Opium".

Opium 2 (1930's-1940's) - 13 items, including The Boston Sunday Post 1936 "Opium Ban Cost 25 Millions".

Opium 3 (1950) - 1 item

Opium 4 (1960's - 1980's) - 22 clippings, including Orientations 1979 "Old China's Opium Boxes", High Times 1982 "Master Addicts".

Opuntia - 10 clippings, including The Garden Magazine 1908 "The Oldest Flowers in Cultivation".

Oral Hygiene - 1 clipping

Oranges - 32 clippings, including Scientific American Monthly 1921 "The Perfume of the Orange".

Orchids - 19 items, including The New York Times 1972 "Orchids are Tested as Contraceptive".

Ordeal Poison - 1 clipping

Oreodoxa - 2 clippings

Ornamental Seeds - 2 clippings

Ornamental Plants - 9 items

Oroxylon - 1 clipping

Orthostemon - 3 clippings

Ostrya - 2 clippings

Oxalis - 3 items

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