Preliminary Guide to Environmental Sources
New York Academy of Medicine. Malloch Rare Book and History of Medicine Collection.
New York, NY
- New York Academy of Medicine. Committee on Public Health. Records,
ca. 12 cubic ft.
Arrangement: By subject, then chronological.
Included are minutes, reports, and miscellaneous documents. Also, correspondence concerning alcohol and narcotics addiction, various diseases, autopsies, air pollution, Bellevue Hospital, birth control, blood banks and blood donors, clinics, death certificates, drugs, hospitals, legislation, mental health, New York City Dept. of Health, nurses and nursing, cancer, poliomyelitis, and other topics. Correspondents prominently represented include George Baehr, Leona Baumgartner, Charles Frederick Bolduan, Charles Loomis Dana, Haven Emerson, Sigismund Schulz Goldwater, James Alexander Miller, John Levi Rice, Alvin Leroy Barach, Frederick Randolph Bailey; Walter Belknap James, George William Kosmak, Charles Norris, William Hallock Park, and Ernest Lyman Stebbins. Also included is correspondence of Executive Secretaries Dr. Edward Henry Lewinski Corwin and Dr. Harry Daton Kruse; and letters from Alfred Charles Kinsey and from Margaret Sanger, ca. 1921-1929, concerning birth control.
Finding aids: Index to correspondents and subjects.
- New York Botanical Garden. Education Dept. Records, [ca. 1971-1980]
ca. 15 linear ft.
Medium: Audio tapes.
Correspondence, reports, grant proposals, brochures, news releases, photographs, notes, audio tapes, and program materials resulting from Education Department programs. Programs, many of them for children, include children's workshop, 1979; garden craft program, 1979; Green World for children, 1980; marine environment program, 1978-1979; Zoo-Botanical Garden joint children's education program; grocery store botany exhibit, programs with colleges and high schools; environmental education, ca.1971-1977. Much of this material is from the files of Viki Sand and Axel Horn.
- New York Botanical Garden. Office of the President. Howard Samuel
Irwin records, [ca.1970-1979]
ca. 60 linear ft.
Arrangement: Alphabetical by name of individual or department within year.
Administrator and botanist. Irwin became Head Curator in 1968, Executive Director in 1971, Executive Vice-President in 1972, and President, 1973-1979.
General correspondence, ca.1970-1979, and subject files on such topics as fund raising, security, environmental studies programs, publishing, community relations, and Lorillard Snuff Mill restoration from Irwin's tenure as President. Also included are reports, correspondence, budgets, plans, proposals, and maps related to the Mary Flagler Cary Arboretum in Millbrook, N.Y. which was established during Irwin's presidency. Maps of Innisfree Gardens, also in Millbrook, N.Y., are included.
Access restriction: Restricted.
- Reed, John F., 1938-. Miscellaneous administrative records, [ca.
ca. 25 linear ft.
Administrator. Reed was Curator of the Library, 1965-1972; Assistant Vice President for Administrative and Educational Services, and Vice President at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)
Records consist of correspondence, memos, reports, budgets, mailing lists, printed materials, grant proposals, studies, questionnaires, and notes relating to such NYBG educational events, programs, and concerns as the Library, Shop-in-the-Garden, the "City in the Forest Program" (run jointly with the Bronx Zoo -- New York Zoological Society), Family Weekend, Rock Garden Festival, the School of Horticulture, plant information services, environmental studies, and many other miscellaneous topics relating to Reed's positions at the NYBG.
Also included are correspondence, program, list of participants, relating to the 1981 meeting of the American Association of Museums; and annual meeting files, ca.1972-1978, of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries.
- Wild Flower Preservation Society. Records, 1924-1975.
17 linear ft.
The Society was founded in Washington, D.C. by Percy L. Ricker and Edgar T. Wherry among others. Sponsorship of the Society passed to the New York Botanical Garden in l965. In 1974 it was dissolved.
Included are administrative records, 1924-1972; illustrated lecture notes, slide catalogs, and correspondence; general correspondence, 1965-1975; subject files; newsletters; and ephemera. A little more than half of the collection consists of photographic prints and acetate and glass plate negatives. Contact print indexes to negatives.
- Wild Flower Preservation Society of America. Records, 1894-1933.
4.8 linear ft.
This Society was founded in 1902 primarily by Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton. After 1924 it restricted its scope to New York State, and it was dissolved in 1933.
Records consist primarily of Elizabeth G.K. Britton's correspondence with local wild flower preservation groups in the U.S., 1894-1933. Prominent correspondents include Alice Owen Anderson, Margaret E. Allen, Edward Fuller Bigelow, Emma Lucy Braun, Thornton Waldo Burgess, Henry Chandler Cowles, Fanny Day Farwell, Harvey Wicker Felter, Albert August Hansen, John William Harshberger, Charles Frederick Millspaugh, Percy L. Ricker, and Edgar T. Wherry.
Also included are a small amount of correspondence conducted by Charles Louis Pollard, 1902-1903; a substantial file of literature from local wild flower organizations, constitution, minutes, clippings, articles written by Elizabeth G.K. Britton, and Stokes prize essays, 1902-1914.
Finding aids: Register.
Some items cataloged.