Flora North America Project Records, 1962-2000

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Consists of records documenting the Flora of North America Project, a project to create a computerized data bank of information about vascular plants of North American north of Mexico. The FNA Project was organized in 1966 by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, and was funded, in large part, by the National Science Foundation, in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution. Funding for the Project ended in 1972. Materials include reports, correspondence, meeting materials, grant proposals, papers and publications, publicity materials, budget records, notes, and photographs. Records were created and maintained by Edward S. Ayensu, Department of Botany Chairman, 1970-1976; and Stanwyn G. Shetler, Program Secretary, 1967-1971; and Program Director, 1972.


  • Shetler, Stanwyn G
  • Ayensu, Edward S
  • American Society of Plant Taxonomists
  • National Science Foundation (U.S.)
  • Flora of North America Project


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1962
  • 1962-2000


  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS00216

Physical description

19.43 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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