University of Texas at Austin - Center for American History
Comprising correspondence, field notes and journals, notebooks, newspaper clippings, geological and biological sketches and a photograph of Duval, the Hugh H. Duval Papers, 1907-1944, document Duval’s activities as a biology student at the University of Texas and as an amateur geologist and botanist.
North Carolina State University Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
North Carolina State University
The collection consists of records describing the administrative function of and research projects undertaken by the North Carolina State University Department of Plant Biology. In addition, there are also items regarding departmental seminars, reviews, a study guide, and a history of the department written by L.A. (Larry Alston) Whitford in 1970. The collection is arranged in four series: Administrative Records, Research and Development, Maps, and Artifacts. The Administrative Records series contains correspondence, course material, and departmental review items. The Research and Development series contains project proposals and reports concerning research in botany. Most of the projects contained in the latter series were federally sponsored by such agencies as NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Maps series contains a small group of field maps used by botany faculty and/or students. The Artifacts series contains a lantern used by B.W. Wells while doing fieldwork
Papers of Australian anthropologist Derek Freeman. The collection documents the research and publication career of a prominent Australian anthropologist; his correspondence with Australian, British and American colleagues; and, the scholarly debates that he sparked with his critical analysis of Margaret Mead's research in Samoa. Freeman was trained in the tradition of British social anthropology, but sought a synthesis of human biology and cultural anthropology throughout most of his career. The collection at present represents better this later turn in Freeman's thinking. Freeman performed three major field studies, two (1940-1943 and 1966-1968) in Western Samoa and one in an Iban village in Borneo (1949-1951). The collection contains only scant documentation of the Iban study, but contains all of Freeman's research materials and notes from his Samoan studies. In addition to manuscript drafts of Freeman's articles and books, the collection includes his comprehensive files of popular ... Read More
Comprising correspondence, field notes and journals, notebooks, newspaper clippings, geological and biological sketches and a photograph of Duval, the Hugh H. Duval Papers, 1907-1944, document Duval's activities as a biology student at the University of Texas and as an amateur geologist and botanist -- Correspondence concerns his research on flora, fauna, and the geophysical characteristics of Bastrop County, Texas. Field notes and journals contain observations and sketches of geological strata, fossils, and flora, while notebooks include assignments and lessons for a botany curriculum as well as ethics and biology. Additionally, newspaper clippings pertain to science associations and meetings as well as geology, and sketches depict geological specimens and strata. The archive contains one photograph of Duval, showing him on a horse in 1907. Furthermore, ephemera including pamphlets, brochures, reprints, publication lists, newsletters, and programs relating to Duval's interest in the ... Read More