Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany
Departmental Records, 1958-1985
These records document departmental involvement in and administration of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT), U.S. chapter. The IAPT was founded in 1950 to carry out projects of interest and concern to systematic botanists which require or profit from international cooperation. IAPT is responsible for the establishment and functioning of inter-Congress nomenclature committees and for the organization and execution of the nomenclature sessions at each International Botanical Congress. IAPT publishes a journal, Taxon, and a handbook series, Regnum Vegetabile.
Materials in this accession include correspondence concerning membership, publications and taxonomical issues; financial summary reports; committee minutes and related records; grant records; and monthly reports and other materials concerning the Index Nominum Genericorum (part of the Regnum Vegetabile series). Most of the records were created by Senior Botanist Richard S. Cowan.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Cowan, Richard S., 1921-1997
- International Association for Plant Taxonomy
- Index nominum genericorum (plantarum)
- Regnum vegetabile
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-111, National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany, Departmental Records