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Includes correspondence of society secretary-treasurers Nellie Matlock (1937-1940) and
Richard L. Weaver (1943-1949) and the Conservation Committee (1947-1949); correspondence
(1947-1948) with the U.S. Department of the Interior, senators and congressmen, Izaak
Walton League, Ecologists Union, National Council of State Garden Clubs, and other
groups concerning legislation on national parks, grazing lands, irrigation and
reclamation projects, and other aspects of forest, soil, and wildlife conservation and
national land use policy; letters dealing with annual meetings and with the printing and
distribution of Canadian Nature, the official publication of the society.
Also, newsletters, membership lists, marked ballots, minutes, reports, memoranda,
offprints, pamphlets, programs, accounts, constitutions and other printed items. Also,
correspondence, announcements, and membership and mailing lists of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science and the Natural Resources Council of America
and resolutions and press releases of the National Parks Association.
Also, correspondence of Ephraim Laurence Palmer, professor of rural education at Cornell
University, officer and active member of the society, with Bertha Chapman Cady, William
L. Finley, George R. Green, Edith Patch, Ellen Eddy Shaw, Otis W. Caldwell, C. Girard
Davidson, George Free, Ruth Miriam Gillmore, Samuel H. Ordway, Jr., L.B. Sharp, Dwight
E. Solberger, Edwin Way Teale, William Gould Vinal, Richard W. Westwood, and Farida
Files and miscellany from Howard Weaver's term as president of the Nature Study Society
in 1966 and later.