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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 Wiley.

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