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Finding Aids to Records of Professional Societies in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7141

International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology

Records, 1969-1973

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology
Title: Records
Dates: 1969-1973
Quantity: 4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 7141
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records pertain to the International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology (ICSEB), 1969-1973, and were maintained by Sally W. Yochelson, administrative assistant, Office of the Director, National Museum of Natural History. Her arrangement of the records and description of their contents made possible this descriptive finding aid. Records include Steering Committee minutes and correspondence; program development and plans; keynote speaker correspondence; symposia organizer correspondence; abstracts of contributed papers, and photographs of the steering committee members.

Correspondents include Walter Bock, Charles E. Bracker, Martin A. Buzas, John O. Corliss, Richard S. Cowan, Theodore J. Crovello, Gilbert S. Daniels, Walter M. Fitch, Lawrence Gilbert, David W. Goodall, Stephen Jay Gould, Terrell H. Hamilton, Stephen P. Hubbell, David A. Hull, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., International Association for Plant Taxonomy, Richard Levins, Helen Niña Tappan, Áskell Löve, Doris Löve, Malcolm C. McKenna, Lynn Margulis, James F. Mello, Robert W. Pennak, James Arthur Peters, Peter H. Raven, John R. Reeder, James L. Reveal, Robert K. Selander, Frans Antonie Stafleu, Society of Systematic Zoology, B. L. Turner, William A. Weber, David L. Wood, and Ellis L. Yochelson.

Historical Note

The First International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology met in Boulder, Colorado, August 4-12, 1973. The idea for the meeting was conceived by Richard Sumner Cowan, National Museum of Natural History, and Frans Antonie Stafleu, University of Utrecht, Netherlands. The International Association for Plant Taxonomy and the Society of Systematic Zoology sponsored the meeting.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

These records pertain to the International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology (ICSEB), 1969-1973, and were maintained by Sally W. Yochelson, administrative assistant, Office of the Director, National Museum of Natural History. Her arrangement of the records and description of their contents made possible this descriptive finding aid. Records include Steering Committee minutes and correspondence; program development and plans; keynote speaker correspondence; symposia organizer correspondence; abstracts of contributed papers, and photographs of the steering committee members.

Correspondents include Walter Bock, Charles E. Bracker, Martin A. Buzas, John O. Corliss, Richard Sumner Cowan, Theodore J. Crovello, Gilbert S. Daniels, Walter M. Fitch, Lawrence Gilbert, David W. Goodall, Stephen Jay Gould, Terrell H. Hamilton, Stephen P. Hubbell, David A. Hull, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., International Association for Plant Taxonomy, Richard Levins, Helen Niña Tappan, Askell Löve, Doris Löve, Malcolm C. McKenna, Lynn Margulis, James F. Mello, Robert W. Pennak, James A. Peters, Peter H. Raven, John R. Reeder, James L. Reveal, Robert K. Selander, Frans Antonie Stafleu, Society of Systematic Zoology, B. L. Turner, William A. Weber, David L. Wood, and Ellis L. Yochelson.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7141, International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, Records

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Container List

Series 1

GENERAL ORGANIZATION.

General organization material encompasses the overall planning and executing of ICSEB, including all records which were either generated from Smithsonian Institution Steering Committee members, including Richard Sumner Cowan, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., James A. Peters, and Ellis L. Yochelson, or were forwarded to them from other members of the Committee and elsewhere.

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Folder 1 Minutes of Steering Committee Meetings, December 1970-August 1973.

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Folder 2 Finances

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Folder 3 Steering Committee Meetings. Includes photographs of Walter Bock, John O. Corliss, Richard Sumner Cowan, Gilbert S. Daniels, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., Askell Love, Doris Love, Robert W. Pennak, James A. Peters, Peter H. Raven, James L. Reveal, Frans Antonie Stafleu, Billie L. Turner, William A. Weber, Ellis L. Yochelson, taken at the Steering Committee meeting held in Boulder, Colorado, April 1972.

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Folder 4 Incorporation and Tax Exemption Correspondence

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Folder 5 Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws

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Folder 6 Steering Committee Correspondence

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Folder 1 Business Conducted During Congress, August 3-12, 1973. Includes both Steering Committee reports and the reports of the Ad Hoc Committees appointed at opening Plenary Session.

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Folder 2 Daily Bulletin Issued During Congress, August 4-11, 1973.

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Folder 3 Local Committee Correspondence

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Folder 4 Royal Inn Reservations and Correspondence

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Folder 5 ICSEB International Commission Correspondence

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Folder 6 Societies and Organizations Cooperation with ICSEB

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Folder 7 International Relations with Individuals (invitations, visas, special requests).

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Folder 8 Requests for Information, Brochures, and the like.

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Folder 9 Printed Materials (ICSEB letterhead, announcements, brochures, invitations, Program).

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Box 3

Folder 1 Publicity

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Folder 2 Publicity - First and Second Announcements

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Folder 3 Publicity - First Brochure

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Folder 4 Responses to First Brochure

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Folder 5 Publicity - Second Brochure

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Folder 6 Publicity - Draft of Final Announcement (never printed or circulated).

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Folder 7 ICSEB Medal

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Folder 8 Notes (Paul D. Hurd, Jr. and Sally W. Yochelson).

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Series 2

PROGRAM.

Paul D. Hurd, Jr., of the Smithsonian and Billie L. Turner of the University of Texas at Austin, were co-chairmen of the Program Committee. This series contains all the records for the planning, development, and execution of the scientific program as it existed at the time the records were deposited in the Archives.

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Folder 1 General Development of Program - Plans, Directives to Organizers

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Folder 2 Program Changes - Deletions and Additions Subsequent to Printing of Final Program

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Folder 3 Marked-Up Copy of Program for Printer; and Galley Proof

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Folder 4 Program Text

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Folder 5 Keynote Speaker Correspondence

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Folder 6 Special Events (Society Meetings, breakfasts, luncheons, banquets).

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Folder 7 Smithsonian Summer Institute in Systematics Alumni Luncheon

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Folder 1 Film Forum - Correspondence with Participants

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Folder 2 Symposia Budget

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Folder 3 Symposia Organizers Correspondence (arranged by symposium number)

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1. Evolution of Biotic Communities
1a. Alpine biota (Askell and Doris Love)
1b. Desert biota (David W. Goodall)
1c. Grasslands biota (John R. Reeder)
1d. Marine biota (Martin A. Buzas)
1e. Tropical biota (Stephen P. Hubbell)

Folder 4 Symposia Organizers Correspondence

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2. Species Diversity as Related to Habitat (Richard Levins)
3. Ecological Substructure of Natural Communities (Terrell H. Hamilton)
4. Evolutionary Biology of Populations (Robert K. Selander)
5. Coevolution of Animals and Plants (Peter Raven and Lawrence Gilbert).
6. Continental Drift and its Evolutionary Consequences (Malcolm C. McKenna).

Folder 5 Symposia Organizers Correspondence

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7. Evolutionary Development of Form and Symmetry (Stephen Jay Gould)
8. Evolutionary Significance of Proteins (Walter M. Fitch)
9. Computer Revolution in Systematics (James F. Mello and James A. Peters)
10. Phylogeny of Protista (Helen Niña Tappan)

Folder 6 Symposia Organizers Correspondence

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11. Origin and Evolution of the Eukaryotic Cell (Lynn Margulis)
12. Ultrastructure, Biochemistry, and Genetics of Fungi (Charles E. Bracker)
13. Numerical Taxonomy (Theodore T. Crovello)
14. Evolution of Pheromonol Mechanisms (David L. Wood)
15. Contemporary Systematic Philosophies (David A. Hull)

Folder 7 Symposia Suggestions

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Folder 8 Symposia Publication Information

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Box 6

Folder 1 Special Interest Groups - General

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Folder 2 Special Interest Groups - Organizer Correspondence (Groups 1-4)

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Folder 3 Special Interest Groups - Organizer Correspondence (Groups 5-15)

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Folder 4 Special Interest Groups - Organizer Correspondence (Groups 16-22)

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Folder 5 Special Interest Groups - Organizer Correspondence (Groups 23-35)

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Folder 1 Contributed Papers - Session Organization (titles and authors)

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Folder 2 Contributed Papers Abstracts

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Folders 3-5 Contributed Papers - Author Correspondence (A-F; arranged alphabetically)

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Contributed Papers - Author Correspondence (G-Z; arranged alphabetically)

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Folder 1 Program Participants (3x5 card file)

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Folder 2 Program Working Papers (charts, schedules, etc.)

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Folder 3 ICSEB Portfolio and Contents

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