Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Nicolson, Dan H. (Dan Henry), 1933-2016
Dan H. Nicolson Papers, 1959-1991, with some materials dating 2016
Dan Henry Nicolson (1933-2016) was a curator at the U.S. National Herbarium, National Museum of Natural History, from 1964 to 2005. He specialized in the plant family Araceae, Asian botany, and botanical nomenclature. Nicolson's field work took him to Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and China to collect plants. He served as nomenclature editor of the journal Taxon (1979-1999) and was a member of the editorial committee for the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (1981-2006). He was also an active member of the International Association of Plant Taxonomy, serving as president (1993-1999). Nicolson held a B.A. from Grinnell College (1955), a M.B.A. from Stanford Business School (1957), and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University (1959 and 1964).
This accession consists primarily of the professional correspondence of Dan H. Nicolson, botanist, U.S. National Herbarium, National Museum of Natural History. Materials also include picture postcards, serials, black-and-white photographs, and brochures.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Nicolson, Dan H. (Dan Henry), 1933-2016
- National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Botany
- United States National Herbarium
- International Association for Plant Taxonomy
- Grinnell College
- Stanford University
- Cornell University
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-067, Dan H. Nicolson Papers