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

Record Unit 7259

Botanical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)

Records, 1876-1977

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Botanical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)
Title: Records
Dates: 1876-1977
Quantity: 8.1 cu. ft. (15 document boxes) (4 3x5 boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 7259
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Historical Note

The Botanical Society of Washington (BSW) was established on November 23, 1901, by a union of the Botanical Seminar and the Washington Botanical Club. The aim of the BSW is the promotion of botanical activity in the Washington, D.C., area. Most of its members are botanists of the United States Department of Agriculture, the Smithsonian Institution, local universities, and other government agencies. The Society holds eight meetings a year and is affiliated with the Washington Academy of Sciences.

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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

John A. Stevenson was archivist of the BSW from 1939 until 1975, when the Society's records were given to the National Fungus Collections. In 1978 the collection came to the Smithsonian Archives. These records include constitutions and by-laws, materials from predecessor botanical groups, minutes, membership records, correspondence, financial papers, publications of members, records of special activities, photographs, negatives, and lantern slides.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7259, Botanical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Constitution and Bylaws 1920-1946

Box 1 of 19

Folder 2 Constitution and Bylaws 1951-1972

Box 1 of 19

Folder 3 List of Offices, etc.

Box 1 of 19

Folder 4 Nominating Committee Reports

Box 1 of 19

Folder 5 Duties and Responsibilities of Officers 1950

Box 1 of 19

Folder 6 Materials from Geological and Biological Organizations

Box 1 of 19

Folder 7 Records of Botanical Club of Washington and Washington Botanical Club

Box 1 of 19

Folder 8 AAAS Souvenir of Washington Botanical Club

Box 1 of 19

Box 2

Records of the Systematic Seminar 1902-1904

Box 2 of 19

Proceedings of the Executive Committee 1901-1905

Box 2 of 19

Book: Annual Reports 1901-1940

Box 2 of 19

Book: Minutes 1901-1915

Box 2 of 19

Box 3

Book: Minutes 1915-1927

Box 3 of 19

Book: Minutes 1927-1939

Box 3 of 19

Book: Minutes 1940-1952

Box 3 of 19

Box 4

Folder 1 Minutes 1940-1955

Box 4 of 19

Folder 2 Minutes 1956-1963

Box 4 of 19

Folder 3 Minutes 1964-1967

Box 4 of 19

Folder 4 Minutes 1968-1971

Box 4 of 19

Folder 5 Minutes 1972-1976

Box 4 of 19

Folder 6 List of Members 1902-1977

Box 4 of 19

Folder 7 BSW Pamphlets

Box 4 of 19

Folder 8 Questionnaire, January 28, 1916

Box 4 of 19

Box 5

Book: Applications for Membership A-K 1901-1939

Box 5 of 19

Book: Applications for Membership L-Z 1901-1939

Box 5 of 19

Box 6

Folder 1 Applications A-D 1940-1962

Box 6 of 19

Folder 2 Applications E-L 1940-1962

Box 6 of 19

Folder 3 Applications M-Si 1939-1962

Box 6 of 19

Folder 4 Applications Si -Z 1925-1962

Box 6 of 19

Folder 5 Applications C-W 1958-1961

Box 6 of 19

Folder 6 Applications A-Z 1963-1971

Box 6 of 19

Folder 7 Clippings 1915-1977

Box 6 of 19

Folder 8 Change of Address Records

Box 6 of 19

Box 7

4 bundles of index cards [various information concerning membership lists 1876-1977]

Box 7 of 19

Box 8

Folder 1 Correspondence Aamodt-Ayensu

Box 8 of 19

Folder 2 Correspondence Bailey-Bartlett

Box 8 of 19

Folder 3 Correspondence Bartsch-Boyd

Box 8 of 19

Folder 4 Correspondence Boyle-Byrd

Box 8 of 19

Folder 5 Correspondence Caldwell-Cattell

Box 8 of 19

Folder 6 Correspondence Cattell, James McKeen

Box 8 of 19

Folder 7 Correspondence Cattell

Box 8 of 19

Folder 8 Correspondence Caul-Curtos

Box 8 of 19

Box 9

Folder 1 Correspondence Daniels-Duvel

Box 9 of 19

Folder 2 Correspondence Edmunds-Eyde

Box 9 of 19

Folder 3 Correspondence Fade-Falton

Box 9 of 19

Folder 4 Correspondence Gabrielson-Gunn

Box 9 of 19

Folder 5 Correspondence Hablentzel-Hill

Box 9 of 19

Folder 6 Correspondence Hitchcock-Hutt

Box 9 of 19

Folder 7 Correspondence Iltis-Judson

Box 9 of 19

Folder 8 Correspondence Kahl-Kylie

Box 9 of 19

Box 10

Folder 1 Correspondence Lamb-Lyman

Box 10 of 19

Folder 2 Correspondence Ma-McNew

Box 10 of 19

Folder 3 Correspondence Mebs-Norton

Box 10 of 19

Folder 4 Correspondence O'Brien-Putnam

Box 10 of 19

Folder 5 Correspondence Quisenberry-Robbins

Box 10 of 19

Folder 6 Correspondence Robbins-Science Fair

Box 10 of 19

Folder 7 Correspondence Scofield-Smith

Box 10 of 19

Box 11

Folder 1 Correspondence Smith-Stern

Box 11 of 19

Folder 2 Correspondence Steubenrauch-Swingle

Box 11 of 19

Folder 3 Correspondence Tamanini-Tuckerman

Box 11 of 19

Folder 4 Correspondence Udall-Watson

Box 11 of 19

Folder 5 Correspondence Weaver-Wood

Box 11 of 19

Folder 6 Correspondence Woods-Zon

Box 11 of 19

Folder 7 Dues Records A-L 1933-1956

Box 11 of 19

Folder 8 Dues Records M-Z 1933-1956

Box 11 of 19

Box 12

Folder 1 Dues Records Honorary and Former Members A-K 1933-1956

Box 12 of 19

Folder 2 Dues Records Honorary and Former Members L-Z 1933-1956

Box 12 of 19

Folder 3 Treasurers' Expense Books

Box 12 of 19

Folder 4 Account of Checklist Sales

Box 12 of 19

Box 13

Book: Notices of Meetings 1898-1922

Box 13 of 19

Book: Notices of Meetings 1922-1952

Box 13 of 19

Box 14

Folder 1 Notices of Meetings 401-600

Box 14 of 19

Folder 2 Notices of Meetings 601-606

Box 14 of 19

Folder 3 Reception for Edwin Thomas Meredith, 1921

Box 14 of 19

Folder 4 BSW Seal Designs, 1923

Box 14 of 19

Folder 5 Neil Everett Stevens Investigation, 1926-1927

Box 14 of 19

Folder 6 Questionnaire, 1931

Box 14 of 19

Folder 7 "In a Lighter Vein"

Box 14 of 19

Folder 8 Questionnaire, 1950

Box 14 of 19

Folder 9 75th Anniversary BSW

Box 14 of 19

Box 15

Folder 1 Publications 1876-1902

Box 15 of 19

Folder 2 Publication 1905

Box 15 of 19

Folder 3 Publications 1906-1915

Box 15 of 19

Folder 4 Publications 1912-1918

Box 15 of 19

Folder 5 Publications 1915-1927

Box 15 of 19

Folder 6 Publications 1927-1975

Box 15 of 19

Folder 7 Group Photographs

Box 15 of 19

Folder 8 Botanical Society of Washington, Presidents

Box 15 of 19

Folder 9 Ball-Beckwith

Box 15 of 19

Folder 10 Bessy-Brown

Box 15 of 19

Folder 11 Carleton-Cook

Box 15 of 19

Folder 12 Corbett and Coville

Box 15 of 19

Folder 13 Darrow, George McMillan

Box 15 of 19

Folder 14 Dayton-Flint

Box 15 of 19

Folder 15 Fulton and Galloway

Box 15 of 19

Folder 16 Gravatt and Greathouse

Box 15 of 19

Folder 17 Greene-Hitchcock

Box 15 of 19

Folder 18 Humphrey and Johnson

Box 15 of 19

Folder 19 Johnston, Earl S.

Box 15 of 19

Folder 20 Kellerman-Metcalf

Box 15 of 19

Folder 21 Norton-Piper

Box 15 of 19

Folder 22 Rand, Frederick V.

Box 15 of 19

Folder 23 Ricker-Shantz

Box 15 of 19

Folder 24 Shoemaker-Spillman

Box 15 of 19

Folder 25 Stevens-Thom

Box 15 of 19

Folder 26 True-Webber

Box 15 of 19

Folder 27 Wheeler-unknown

Box 15 of 19

Folder 28 Field Trips

Box 15 of 19

Folder 29 Negatives Photographs of botanists, scientific workers, and groups

Box 15 of 19

Folder 30 Negatives Dr. Ewert Aberg address following annual dinner for the Botanical Society of Washington, May 1, 1945

Box 15 of 19

Folder 31 Maryland Regional Science Fair, 1974

Box 15 of 19

Box 16

Lantern slides used by Dr. Ewert Aberg in his address following the annual dinner for the Botanical Society of Washington, May 1, 1945

Box 16 of 19

Boxes 17-18

Lantern slides shown at the Botanical Society Meeting, November 7, 1939

Boxes 17-18 of 19

Boxes 18-19

Lantern slides of photographs of botanists and other scientific workers compiled by Dr. E. F. Smith

Boxes 18-19 of 19