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Botany Department Papers, 1930-1936
4 archives boxes (2 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Papers consist of 30 unbound volumes of files on indigenous plant species.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Botany Department Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Botany Department Papers consist of 30 unbound volumes of files on specific species of indigenous plants. Each file includes a brief description of the species, its common name, a list of the locations in Massachusetts where it has been studied, and by what herbarium or scientific society. Each file also contains a map of Massachusetts showing the geographic location of the species. The collection seems to have been initially created in 1930, with later updates being entered in 1936.

Arrangement of files within each volume is irregular and sometimes unreliable. Volumes 1-5 are ordered based on the AF number for individual species; however, after volume 5 the files are ordered based on their DH number, which begins to be recorded in the middle of volume 2. An organizational guide based on taxonomy apparently once existed but this has been lost, though the remnants of it can still be found in the folder descriptions for this collection.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Botany Department Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Botany Department Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Non-numbered files for species that are not often found in the Massachusetts region
ca. 1930-1936

Box 1: folder 1
Volume 1. AF numbers 1-55. [Filicales]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 1: folder 2
Volume 2. AF numbers 56-113. DH numbers 18 (beginning at AF 96) - DH 45 (at AF 113). [Ophioglossales, Lycopodiales, Equisetales, Coniferales]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 1: folder 3
Volume 3. AF numbers 114-164. DH numbers 49-89. [Monocotoledoneae, Pandanales]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 1: folder 4
Volume 4. AF numbers 165-228. DH numbers 102-205. [Monocotoledoneae, Graminales]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 1: folder 5
Volume 5. AF numbers 229-279. DH numbers 206-335s. [Monocotoledoneae, Graminales]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 1: folder 6
Volume 6. DH numbers 341-412. [Monocotoledoneae, ?]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 1: folder 7
Volume 7. DH numbers 453-515. [Monocotoledoneae, Cyperaceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 1: folder 8
Volume 8. DH number 525. [Monocotoledoneae, Cypraceae, Carex A-L]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 2: folder 1
Volume 9. DH number 525. [Monocotoledoneae, Cypraceae, Carex M-Z]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 2: folder 2
Volume 10. DH number 694-937. [Monocotoledoneae, ?]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 2: folder 3
Volume 11. DH numbers 960-1642. [Monotyledones, Liliaceae, Orchidaceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 2: folder 4
Volume 12. DH number 1856-1893. [Dicotyledones, Saururaceae, Fagaceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 2: folder 5
Volume 13. DH numbers 1896-2203. [Dicotyledoneae, Ulmaceae, Polygonaceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 2: folder 6
Volume 14. DH numbers 2223-2503. [Dicotyledoneae, Chenopodiaceae, Caryophyllaceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 2: folder 7
Volume 15. DH numbers 2510-2861. [Dicotyledoneae, Nymphaeaceae, Fumariaceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 3: folder 1
Volume 16. DH numbers 2883-3136. [Dicotyledoneae, Crucifereae, Droseraceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 3: folder 2
Volume 17. DH numbers 3156-3345. [Dicotyledoneae, Rosaceae, ?]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 3: folder 3
Volume 18. DH numbers 3353-3396. [Dicotyledoneae, Rosaceae, Concluded]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 3: folder 4
Volume 19. DH numbers 3526-3924. [?, ?, Oxalidaceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 3: folder 5
Volume 20. DH numbers 3945-5231. [Archichlamydeae, Linaceae, Elatinaceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 3: folder 6
Volume 21. DH numbers 5245-5664. [Archichlamydeae, Cistaceae, Melaastomataceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 3: folder 7
Volume 22. DH numbers 5793-6159. [Archichlamydeae, Onagraceae, Cornaceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 3: folder 8
Volume 23. DH numbers 6165-6333. [Archichlamydeae, Clethraceae, Primulaceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 4: folder 1
Volume 24. DH numbers 6420-7138. [Sympetalae, Ole[?], Verbenaceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 4: folder 2
Volume 25. DH numbers 7211-7436. [Sympetalae, Labiatae, Solanaceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 4: folder 3
Volume 26. DH numbers 7460-8116. [Sympetalae, Scrophulariaceae, Plantaginaceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 4: folder 4
Volume 27. DH numbers 8141-8694. [Sympetalae, Rubiaceae, Lobeliaceae]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 4: folder 5
Volume 28. DH numbers 8751-8900. [Compositae, Vernonia, Aster]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 4: folder 6
Volume 29. DH numbers 8901-9341s. [Compositae 2, Erigeron, Tanacetum]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 4: folder 7
Volume 30. DH numbers 9358-9607. [Compositae 3, Artimisia, Hiercium]
ca. 1930-1936

Box 4: folder 8

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Subjects
  • Botany--Classification.
  • Botany--Massachusetts.


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