American Nature Study Records,1908-1997

Collection Number: 2195

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
American Nature Study records, 1908-1997.
Collection Number:
2195
Creator:
American Nature Study Society.
Quantity:
5.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, newsletters, membership lists, marked ballots, minutes, reports, memoranda, offprints, pamphlets, programs, accounts, constitutions and printed items.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes correspondence of society secretary-treasurers Nellie Matlock and Richard L. Weaver and the Conservation Committee; correspondence with the U.S. Department of the Interior, senators and congressmen, and other groups concerning legislation on national parks, grazing lands, irrigation and reclamation projects, and other aspects of forest, soil, and wildlife conservation and national land use policy; letters dealing with annual meetings and with the printing and distribution of Canadian Nature, the society's publication.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes correspondence of society secretary-treasurers Nellie Matlock (1937-1940) and Richard L. Weaver (1943-1949) and the Conservation Committee (1947-1949); correspondence (1947-1948) with the U.S. Department of the Interior, senators and congressmen, Izaak Walton League, Ecologists Union, National Council of State Garden Clubs, and other groups concerning legislation on national parks, grazing lands, irrigation and reclamation projects, and other aspects of forest, soil, and wildlife conservation and national land use policy; letters dealing with annual meetings and with the printing and distribution of Canadian Nature, the official publication of the society. Also, newsletters, membership lists, marked ballots, minutes, reports, memoranda, offprints, pamphlets, programs, accounts, constitutions and other printed items. Also, correspondence, announcements, and membership and mailing lists of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Natural Resources Council of America and resolutions and press releases of the National Parks Association.
Also, correspondence of Ephraim Laurence Palmer, professor of rural education at Cornell University, officer and active member of the society, with Bertha Chapman Cady, William L. Finley, George R. Green, Edith Patch, Ellen Eddy Shaw, Otis W. Caldwell, C. Girard Davidson, George Free, Ruth Miriam Gillmore, Samuel H. Ordway, Jr., L.B. Sharp, Dwight E. Solberger, Edwin Way Teale, William Gould Vinal, Richard W. Westwood, and Farida Wiley.
Files and miscellany from Howard Weaver's term as president of the Nature Study Society in 1966 and later.
SUBJECTS

Names:
American Nature Study Society.
Cady, Bertha Chapman.
Caldwell, Otis W.
Davidson, C. Girard.
Finley, William L.
Free, George.
Gillmore, Ruth Miriam.
Green, George R.
Matlock, Nellie F.
Ordway, Samuel H.,
Palmer, Ephraim Laurence, 1888-1970.
Patch, Edith.
Sharp, L. B.
Shaw, Ellen Eddy.
Sollberger, Dwight E.
Teale, Edwin Way, 1899-
Vinal, William Gould.
Weaver, Howard.
Weaver, Richard L.
Westwood, Richard W.
Wiley, Farida A. (Farida Anna)
American Association for the Advancement of Science.
American Nature Study Society.
American Nature Study Society.Conservation Committee.
Ecologists Union (U.S.)
Izaak Walton League of America.
National Council of State Garden Clubs.
National Parks Association (U.S.)
Natural Resources Council of America.
United States.Department of the Interior.

Subjects:
Conservation of natural resources.
Forest conservation.
Land use--Law and legislation.
Nature study.
Science--Study and teaching.
Soil conservation.
Wildlife conservation.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
American Nature Study records, #2195. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Nellie F. Matlock files
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence
1924-1935
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence
1936
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence
1937
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence
Jan.-July 1938
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence
Sept.-Dec. 1938
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence
Jan.-Mar. 1939
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence
Apr.-Sept. 1939
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence
Oct. 1939
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence
Nov. 1939
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence
Dec. 1939
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence
Jan.-Feb. 1940
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence
Mar.-June 1940
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence
July-Oct. 1940
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence
Nov. 1940
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence
Dec. 1940-May 1941
Box 1 Folder 16
Correspondence
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 17
n.d.
R.L. Weaver files
Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence with Ralph Dexter and misc.
Box 1 Folder 19
Correspondence with Dr. Otis Caldwell
Box 1 Folder 20
Correspondence with George Free
Box 1 Folder 21
Correspondence with Charles E. Mohr
Box 1 Folder 22
Correspondence with E.L. Palmer
Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence with L.B. Sharp
Box 1 Folder 24
Correspondence with Ellen Eddy Shaw
Box 1 Folder 25
Correspondence of Ellen Eddy Shaw - E.L. Palmer
Box 1 Folder 26
Correspondence with Dr. Dwight E. Sollberger
Box 1 Folder 27
Correspondence with Dr. Dwight E. Sollberger
Box 1 Folder 28
Correspondence with Edwin Way Teale
Box 1 Folder 29
Correspondence with William Gould Vinal
Box 1 Folder 30
Correspondence with R.W. Westwood
Box 1 Folder 31
Correspondence with Farida Wiley
Box 1 Folder 32
Correspondence "N-P"
Box 1 Folder 33
Correspondence "R"
Box 1 Folder 34
Correspondence "S"
Box 1 Folder 35
Correspondence "T"
Box 1 Folder 36
Correspondence "W"
Box 1 Folder 37
Correspondence "U-Z"
Box 1 Folder 38
Correspondence Subscriptions
Box 1 Folder 39
Correspondence
1943
Box 1 Folder 40
Correspondence
1944
Box 1 Folder 41
Correspondence
1945
Box 1 Folder 42
Correspondence
1946
Box 1 Folder 43
Correspondence
1947
Box 1 Folder 44
Correspondence
1947
Box 1 Folder 45
Correspondence
Jan.-Apr. 1948
Box 1 Folder 46
Correspondence
May-Dec. 1948
Box 1 Folder 47
Correspondence
Jan.-Feb. 1949
Box 1 Folder 48
Correspondence
Mar.-Dec. 1949
Box 1 Folder 49
Correspondence
n.d.
Box 1 Folder 50
Photographs, envelope
E.L. Palmer files
Box 2 Folder 1
Commander E. Breck
Box 2 Folder 2
Bertha Chapman Cady
Box 2 Folder 3
L. Lenore Conover
Box 2 Folder 4
Cornell University - misc. correspondence
1938
Box 2 Folder 5
Victor L. Crowell
Box 2 Folder 6
C.E. Douglas
Box 2 Folder 7
Elizabeth Downhour
Box 2 Folder 8
William L. Finley
Box 2 Folder 9
George R. Green
Box 2 Folder 10
Theodosia Hadley
Box 2 Folder 11
Jennie Hall
1933
Box 2 Folder 12
Jennie Hall
1934
Box 2 Folder 13
Russell F. Lund
Box 2 Folder 14
Harold I. O'Bryne
1941-1942
Box 2 Folder 15
Edith Patch
Box 2 Folder 16
P. Victor Peterson
Box 2 Folder 17
H. Radcliff
Box 2 Folder 18
Correspondence
1943-1950
Box 2 Folder 19
Correspondence
1951-1959
Box 2 Folder 20
Misc. correspondence
1964-1966
Box 2 Folder 21
Correspondence
n.d.
Box 2 Folder 22
Misc. correspondence
Box 2 Folder 23
Misc.
1925-1935, n.d.
A.N.S.S. general files
Box 2 Folder 24
AAAS - correspondence and announcements
1942-1944
Box 2 Folder 25
AAAS - correspondence and announcements
1945-1947
Box 2 Folder 26
Form letters to members, officers, and directors
Box 2 Folder 27
Conservation Committee
Box 2 Folder 28
Natural Resources Council of America
Box 2 Folder 29
Natural Parks Association Release
Box 2 Folder 30
Congressional letters: Land Grab Fight, etc.
Box 2 Folder 31
Canadian Nature - A.R. Whitemore-Mary Light
1942-1944
Box 2 Folder 32
Canadian Nature - A.R. Whitemore-Mary Light
1945-1948
Box 2 Folder 33
New York chapter
Box 2 Folder 34
Bangor Bird Conservation Club
Box 2 Folder 35
Pittsburgh Club
Box 2 Folder 36
Watchung Nature Club: New Jersey section
Box 2 Folder 37
St. Louis Nature Club
Box 2 Folder 38
Webster Groves Nature Club
Box 2 Folder 39
Eastern Nazarene College Club
Box 2 Folder 40
Mailing list and other misc.
1928-1936
Box 2 Folder 41
Membership lists
1941-1944
Box 2 Folder 42
Membership lists
1945
Box 2 Folder 43
Membership lists
1946
Box 2 Folder 44
Mailing lists
1947
Box 2 Folder 45
Newspaper clippings
Box 2 Folder 46
Photographs
Box 2 Folder 47
Financial accounts (notebook)
Box 2 Folder 48
Minutes (notebook)
1951-1956
Box 2 Folder 49
Report of Secretary (notebook)
Box 2 Folder 50
Treasurer's Report (notebook)
Box 2 Folder 51
Special Reports (notebook)
Box 2 Folder 52
Programs: Annual Meetings (notebook)
Box 2 Folder 53
Elections - ballots (notebook)
Box 2 Folder 54
Announcements, letters, and ballots (notebook)
Box 3 Folder 1
Ballots
1944-1945
Box 3 Folder 2
Ballots, letters, statements
1946
Box 3 Folder 3
Ballots
1947
Box 3 Folder 4
Nominations
1948
Box 3 Folder 5
Ballots
1948
Box 3 Folder 6
Reports and minutes
1926-1932
Box 3 Folder 7
Reports and minutes
1926-1932, 1963-1965
Box 3 Folder 8
Boston Meeting
1946
Box 3 Folder 9
Boston Meeting
1946
Box 3 Folder 10
Boston Meeting
1946
Box 3 Folder 11
St. Louis Meeting - AAAS-ANSS
1946
Box 3 Folder 12
Chicago papers
1947
Box 3 Folder 13
Business Meeting - Chicago
1947
Box 3 Folder 14
Chicago Meeting - correspondence
1947
Box 3 Folder 15
Chicago Meeting - correspondence
1947
Box 3 Folder 16
Washington - Joint meeting - ANSS, NABT, NSTA
1948
Box 3 Folder 17
Washington, DC
1948
Box 3 Folder 18
Washington, DC (and general)
1948
Box 3 Folder 19
New York
1949
Box 3 Folder 20
Speeches and writings
Box 3 Folder 21
Original drawings
Box 3 Folder 22
Certificate of Incorporation
Box 3 Folder 23
President - signatures
Box 3 Folder 24
Constitutions
1931-1939, 1961
Box 3 Folder 25
Printed matter and reprints
Box 3 Folder 26
Pamphlets
Box 3 Folder 27
Programs
1926-1938, 1964
Box 3 Folder 28
Newsletter msss. ANSS
Box 3 Folder 29
Newsletter file
Box 3 Folder 30
Newsletter
1943
Box 3 Folder 31
Newsletter
1944
Box 3 Folder 32
Newsletter
Spring 1945
Box 3 Folder 33
Newsletter
Summer 1945
Box 3 Folder 34
Newsletter
Fall 1945
Box 3 Folder 35
Newsletter
Fall-Winter 1945
Box 3 Folder 36
Newsletter
Spring 1946
Box 3 Folder 37
Newsletter
Winter 1946
Box 4
ANSS Newsletters (bound)
1937-1946
Box 4
ANSS Newsletters (loose leaf)
1947-1961
Box 4
ANSS Minutes and Records (loose leaf)
1925-1941
Box 5
Gavel, scroll made from Liberty Hyde Bailey's walking stick and remaining top of stick; pen
Box 6
Nature-Study Review issues
Jan. 1905-Dec. 1919
Box 8
The Naturalists Diary for Outdoor Use - by William Gould Vinal
1930
Box 8
Common Water Insects: A Field Study Guide - by Ann H. Morgan
A.N.S.S. files, ca. 1960-ca. 1980
Box 7 Folder 1
Historical
Box 7 Folder 2
Promotional
Box 7 Folder 3
Consolidated Edison proposal
Box 7 Folder 4
Urban Workshops
Box 7 Folder 5
Miscellaneous activities
Box 7 Folder 6
Trinidad & Tobago trip
Box 7 Folder 7
Ballots and officers
Box 7 Folder 8
Membership correspondence
Box 7 Folder 9
Membership directories
Box 7 Folder 10
Meeting agenda and minutes
Box 7 Folder 11
Treasurer's reports
Box 7 Folder 12
Legal documents
Box 7 Folder 13
Richard J. Baldauf file
Box 7 Folder 14
Kathleen Blanchard file
Box 7 Folder 15
John A. Gustafson file (1)
Box 7 Folder 16
John A. Gustafson file (2)
Box 7 Folder 17
Publications Committee file
1964-1965
Box 7 Folder 18
Publications Committee file
1965-1968
Box 7 Folder 19
Publications Committee file
1968-1970
Box 7 Folder 20
Publications Committee file
1975-1980
Box 7 Folder 21
Nature Study special issue on William Gould Vinal (2 folders)
Box 7 Folder 22
Nature Study special issue on Robert Frost (his centennial, 1974)
Box 7 Folder 23
Nature Study issue "Youth and Environment"
Box 7 Folder 24
"News & Notes" materials
Box 7 Folder 25
Newsletters
1955-1963
Box 7 Folder 26
"City Critters" file
Box ?
J.W. Brainerd offprints
Box 8 Folder 1
"Liberty Hyde Bailey Award"
Box 8 Folder 2
"Eva L. Gordon Award"
Box 8 Folder 3
Program and speakers for Annual Meeting (Philadelphia)
1962
Box 8 Folder 4
Photographs (1)
Box 8 Folder 5
Photographs (2)
Box 8 Folder 6
NAAS Leaflets project
Box 8 Folder 7
Girl Scout Bird Project booklet and Naturalists Diary
1922, 1930
Box 8 Folder 8
Nature Study - A Sampler of Tips, Vol. 48, No. 1-4
1997
Box 8 Folder 9
Howard Weaver files
1957-1992