Alma Whiffen Barksdale (1916-1981)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2010-1092]

Creator: Barksdale, Alma Whiffen 1916-1981

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1948

Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

After earning Ph.D. in botany from University of North Carolina, Alma Whiffen Barksdale (1916-1981) worked as a mycologist at The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she discovered cycloheximide, an anti-fungal agent widely used on golf courses and cherry orchards. She later worked as a senior botanist at the New York Botanical Garden, 1952-1975.

Subject

  • Barksdale, Alma Whiffen 1916-1981
  • University of North Carolina (1793-1962)
  • Upjohn Company
  • New York Botanical Garden

Cite as

Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1948
  • 27-Oct-48

Restrictions & Rights

All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)

Topic

  • Mycology
  • Women scientists
  • Plants
  • Botany

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2010-1092]