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Correspondence, reports, photographs, and other miscellaneous printed material pertaining to Rowlee's activities at Cornell University and elsewhere, including photographs of a botany trip to McLean, New York; a report on the improvement of Dryden Cemetery; faculty communications; minutes of the Alumni Athletic Field Committee pertaining to Alumni Field and Schoellkopf Field House; an athletics and student affairs file concerning expenses and athletics at Cornell; and material relating to the Semi-Centennial Celebration at Cornell. Correspondents include Daniel Alden Reed, Willard Beahan, Franks S. Porter, Henry Schoellkopf, and others.
Also, correspondence, reports, and other material deriving from Rowlee's investigation of balsa wood in the Canal Zone, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, and of the American Balsa Corporation and its evolution into the American International Corporation and the American Balsa Company; also includes specifications for balsa and its characteristics for such uses as life preservers, insulation, and airplane construction
Also, papers relating to the collection and identification of plants, the administration of the Department of Botany at Cornell, and Cornell alumni activities.