New York State College Of Agriculture Dept Of Botany Records,[ca. 1882-1963]

Collection Number: 21-17-2491

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
New York State College of Agriculture Dept of Botany records, [ca. 1882-1963]
Collection Number:
21-17-2491
Creator:
New York State College of Agriculture. Dept. of Botany.
Quantity:
2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts, Photographs, Printed materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Photographs, prints, and lantern slides; memorabilia about Botany Dept. field trips and social activities, and department minutes.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Memorabilia, prints, scrapbooks, photographs and lantern slides of field trips, and meeting minutes related to the Dept. of Botany.
Photographs, including some of Barbara McClintock and Karl Wiegand; scrapbooks belonging to Professors Muenscher and Knudson; and diaries belonging to Professor Walter Muenscher.
SUBJECTS

Names:
New York State College of Agriculture.
Cornell University--Faculty.
McClintock, Barbara, 1902-1992.
Muenscher, Walter Conrad Leopold, 1891-1963.
Knudson, Lewis, 1884-1958.
Wiegand, Karl M.(Karl McKay), 1873-1942.

Subjects:
Botany -- Study and teaching.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Lantern slides.
Scrapbooks.
Diaries.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
New York State College of Agriculture Dept of Botany records, #21-17-2491. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Picnic Lists
c.1898-1920
Handwritten and signed attendance sheets for local field trips
Box 1 Folder 2
Programs, Articles, and Cards
1904-1976
Includes "History of Botany at Cornell(1868-1931): 25 Year Mark of Department" Also includes "Dichotomous Key to member of the Department of Botany," for others like this see volume 4
Box 1 Folder 3
Copies of Historic Plant Catalogs
Copies of plant catalogs from 1822 and 1831
Box 1 Volume 1
Plant Physiology Seminar Sign-in Book
1951-1957
Box 1 Volume 2
Botany Department Minute Book
1952-1961
Also includes correspondence and articles
Box 1 Volume 3
Department of Botany Memorial Volume I
1907-1918
Humorous scrapbook - includes poems, stories, sketches, photographs, collages, and clippings from newspapers and magazines
Box 1 Volume 4
Department of Botany Memorial Volume II
1922-1936
Humorous scrapbook - includes poems, stories, plays, puzzles, and clippings from newspapers and magazines
Box 2 Volume 1
Professor Lewis Knudson
1952
Photo album and scrapbook containing letters and photos of the current lives of Prof. Knudson's former students
Box 1 Folder 20
Botany and Plant Biology centennial materials
2013
Box 1 Folder 4
Matted Photographs
c.1900
Box 1 Folder 5
Field Trips I: Candid people
c.1900-1940s
Box 1 Folder 6
Field Trips II: Candid People and Landscapes
c.1900-1940s
Includes a few color images, negatives, dated photos, and photos with lists of names of persons.
Box 1 Folder 7
"Early Days of Botany," candid people, classroom, and Cornell Campus photos
c.1900-1940s
Includes prints and negatives
Box 1 Folder 8
Group Portraits: Cornell Faculty, Cytology, Ecology, and Officers of the Congress
1910-1926
Oversize
Box 1 Folder 9
K.M. Wiegand
1917-1936
Matted and loose photographs of field trips. Individuals in the photographs are named.
Box 1 Folder 10
Students and Staff
c.1922-1971
Portraits and candid photos with individual's names written on the opposite side. Dated and undated
Box 1 Folder 11
Botany Department Portraits
1935
Bound scrapbook
Box 1 Folder 12
Department of Botany Group Portraits
1938-1956
Box 1 Folder 13
Staff and Classrooms
Prints and negatives
Box 1 Folder 19
Professor Arthur Eames on his 80th Birthday
1961
Box 1
Roll of 35mm negatives for Botany Department Portraits
1935
See folder 15 for prints
Box 2
Box 2 Folder 1
Plate Glass Lantern Slides
1882-1929
3x4" plate glass sides of students, professors, seasonal field trips, classrooms, and the Cornell University campus
Box 2 Folder 2
Plate Glass Lantern Slides
c.1929-1941
3x4" plate glass sides of students, professors, seasonal field trips, classrooms, and the Cornell University campus
Box 2 Folder 3
Plate Glass Lantern Slides and Negatives
3x4" plate glass sides of Tahiti and Fiji trip.
Glass plate negatives(c.1885-1920):
Negative Box 1 - classrooms, staff and the Cornell University campus.
Negative Box 2 - Seasonal Field trips
Some of the prints are among the photographs in Box 1 and in collection #14-29-2026
Box 2 Folder 4
Plate Glass Negatives
c.1929-1941
4x5" plate glass negatives of trees
Box 1 Folder 14
Loose Photo album
1918-1925
Includes many portraits of the members of the Department of Botany during field trips.
Box 1 Folder 15
Department of Botany - Dr. Walter C. Muenscher
c. 1935-1941
Humorous puzzles and plays
Box 1 Folder 16
Correspondence and Memos
1954-1963
Box 1 Folder 17
Plaque Dedication
1957-1958
Box 1 Folder 18
Death Notices and Obituary
1963
Box 1 Volume 5
Record
1910-1920
Diary that includes hand written notes, news clippings and other paper ephemera
Box 1 Volume 6
Record
1921-1922
Diary that includes hand written notes, news clippings and other paper ephemera