Willard Winfield Rowlee papers,1905-1923

Collection Number: 14-29-234

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Willard Winfield Rowlee papers, 1905-1923.
Collection Number:
14-29-234
Creator:
Willard Winfield Rowlee, 1861-1923.
Quantity:
1.9 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, reports, photographs, meeting minutes.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, reports, photographs, and other miscellaneous printed material pertaining to Rowlee's activities at Cornell University and elsewhere.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Cornell University professor and botanist.
Cornell University Class of 1888, PhD. 1893.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, reports, photographs, and other miscellaneous printed material pertaining to Rowlee's activities at Cornell University and elsewhere, including photographs of a botany trip to McLean, New York; a report on the improvement of Dryden Cemetery; faculty communications; minutes of the Alumni Athletic Field Committee pertaining to Alumni Field and Schoellkopf Field House; an athletics and student affairs file concerning expenses and athletics at Cornell; and material relating to the Semi-Centennial Celebration at Cornell. Correspondents include Daniel Alden Reed, Willard Beahan, Franks S. Porter, Henry Schoellkopf, and others.
Also, correspondence, reports, and other material deriving from Rowlee's investigation of balsa wood in the Canal Zone, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and of the American Balsa Corporation and its evolution into the American International Corporation and the American Balsa Company; also includes specifications for balsa and its characteristics for such uses as life preservers, insulation, and airplane construction
Also, papers relating to the collection and identification of plants, the administration of the Department of Botany at Cornell, and Cornell alumni activities.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Rowlee, Willard Winfield, 1861-1923.
Beahan, Willard.
Porter, Frank S.
Reed, Daniel Alden.
Schoellkopf, Henry.
American Balsa Company.
American Balsa Corporation.
American International Corporation.
Cornell University--Faculty.
Cornell University--Athletics.
Cornell University--Students.
Cornell University--Alumni.
Cornell University--Buildings.
Cornell University. Dept. of Botany.
Cornell University. Semi-Centennial Committee.
Cornell University. Alumni Athletic Field Committee.
Cornell University. Schoellkopf Field House.
Dryden Cemetery (Dryden, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Botany--Study and teaching.
Balsa wood.
Balsa wood craft.
Airplanes--Materials.
Airplanes, wooden.
Cemeteries--New York (State)--Dryden.
Education--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Wood--Canal Zone.
Wood--Costa Rica.
Wood--Guatemala.
Wood--Honduras.
Wood--Nicaragua.
Botanists.
College teachers.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Willard Winfield Rowlee papers, #14-29-234. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Includes collections #43-1-36 and #626.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
1905-1923 [formerly collection #43-1-36]
Box 1 Folder 1
McLean Trip, Silence Rowlee
1920
Box 1 Folder 2
Class Miscellany
1917-1919
Box 1 Folder 3
Miscellaneous Cornell materials
1922-1923
Box 1 Folder 4
Miscellaneous Cornell materials
1917-1919, 1922
Box 1 Folder 5
Report on Improvement of Dryden Cemetary
1910
Box 1 Folder 6-7
Committee reports re erection of Schoelkopf Memorial building
1905-1917
Correspondence; 1909, 1915-1920
Box 1 Folder 8
Davis corrrespondence re peat bogs
1909
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence
1915-1916
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence
1917
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence
1918
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence: Jan.-Mar.
1919
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence: Apr.-June
1919
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence: July-Sept.
1919
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence: Oct.
1919
Box 1 Folder 16
Correspondence: Nov.
1919
Box 1 Folder 17
Correspondence: Dec.
1919
Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence: Jan.
1920
Box 1 Folder 19
Correspondence: Feb.
1920
Box 1 Folder 20
Correspondence: Mar.
1920
Box 1 Folder 21
Correspondence: Apr.
1920
Box 1 Folder 22
Correspondence: May-June
1920
Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence: July-Oct.
1920
Box 1 Folder 24
Correspondence: Nov.
1920
Box 1 Folder 25
Correspondence: Dec.
1920
Box 1 Folder 26
Correspondence: Jan.
1921
Box 1 Folder 27
Correspondence: Feb.
1921
Box 1 Folder 28
Correspondence: Mar.
1921
Box 1 Folder 29
Correspondence: Apr.
1921
Box 1 Folder 30
Correspondence: May
1921
Box 1 Folder 31
Correspondence: June-Aug.
1921
Box 1 Folder 32
Correspondence: Sept.
1921
Box 1 Folder 33
Correspondence: Oct.
1921
Box 1 Folder 34
Correspondence: Nov.
1921
Box 1 Folder 35
Correspondence: Dec.
1921
Box 1 Folder 36
Correspondence: Jan.-Feb.
1922
Box 1 Folder 37
Correspondence: Mar.-Apr.
1922
Box 1 Folder 38
Correspondence: May
1922
Box 1 Folder 39
Correspondence: June-July
1922
Box 1 Folder 40
Correspondence: Sept.-Nov.
1922
Box 1 Folder 41
Correspondence: Dec. 1922-Jan. 1924 and n.d.
1922-1924
Box 1 Folder 42
Class materials, laboratory handouts, bibliographies
1909, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 43
Miscellany
1912-1922
American Balsa Company, Inc.
Box 1 Folder 44
Correspondence: Jan. 10, 1917-May 9, 1918
1917-1918
Box 1 Folder 45
Correspondence: May 10-May 29
1918
Box 1 Folder 46
Correspondence: June 1-June 14
1918
Box 1 Folder 47
Correspondence: June 19-July 1
1918
Box 1 Folder 48
Correspondence: July 1-Sept. 6
1918
Box 1 Folder 49
Correspondence: Sept. 6-Sept. 26
1928
Box 1 Folder 50
Correspondence: Sept. 28-Oct. 30
1918
Box 1 Folder 51
Correspondence: Nov. 1-Dec. 26
1918
Box 1 Folder 52
Correspondence: Jan. 5-Mar. 7
1919
Box 1 Folder 53
Correspondence: Mar. 8-Apr. 14
1919
Box 1 Folder 54
Correspondence: Apr. 21-July 10
1919
Box 1 Folder 55
Correspondence: July 11-Oct. 31
1919
Box 1 Folder 56
Correspondence: Nov. 3-Dec. 29
1919
Box 1 Folder 57
Correspondence: Jan. 5-Apr. 15
1920
Box 1 Folder 58
Correspondence: Apr. 17-June 7
1920
Box 1 Folder 59
Correspondence: June 10-June 30
1920
Box 1 Folder 60
Correspondence: July 1-July 31
1920
Box 1 Folder 61
Correspondence: Aug. 2-Sept. 30
1920
Box 1 Folder 62
Correspondence: Oct. 2-Nov. 12
1920
Box 1 Folder 63
Correspondence: Nov. 15-Dec. 31
1920
Box 1 Folder 64
Correspondence: Jan. 4-Feb. 17
1921
Box 1 Folder 65
Correspondence: Mar. 1-May 5
1921
Box 1 Folder 66
Correspondence: May 6-Sept. 20
1921
Box 1 Folder 67
Correspondence: Sept. 23-Dec. 17
1921
Box 1 Folder 68
Correspondence: Jan. 3, 1922-Mar. 28, 1923
1922-1923
Box 1 Folder 69-71
Correspondence and miscellany
1909, n.d.