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Marion Ellis to A.G. Vestal, 1915

Marion Ellis, Dean of Women at the Michigan Biological Station, wrote a chatty letter to A. G. Vestal in 1915 describing life at the Station (founded 1909) and providing news of colleagues and their families. Her husband Max Ellis was

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HRC’s Oral History Project

From the April 2015 HRC Newsletter Since this HRC project began several years ago, oral histories have been recorded for 12 long-time ESA members (Larry Bliss, James Brown, Art Cooper, Scott Collins, Yaffa Grossman, John Hobbie, Jean Langenheim, Orie Loucks,

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Exploring the ESA Archives: Why Visit or Write?

From the April 2015 HRC Newsletter: Even if you aren’t interested in ESA organizational history specifically, there is much to find about the history of ecology at UGA’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, both within the ESA archives and

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Yale University Libraries

Sterling Memorial Library, Manuscripts and Archives 120 High Street New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 432-1735 Lindeman (Raymond) Papers, MS 815, 3.5 linear ft Hutchinson (G. Evelyn) Papers, MS 649, 47.75 linear ft Huntington (Ellsworth) Papers, MS 1, 355 boxes

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Rep. Blackburn to ESA President Deevey, 1970

Rep. Ben Blackburn wrote to ESA President Ed Deevey in 1970 in connection with upcoming hearings on wildlife conservation. His letter reveals that he only recently became aware of ESA and its interests. (Stanley Auerbach papers). I have written two

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Barrington Moore to A.G. Vestal, re: book review, 1930

Barrington Moore, Editor-in-Chief of Ecology, responds to A. G. Vestal’s difficulty in reviewing Plant Ecology by Weaver and Clements. Vestal’s long review, published in Ecology in January 1931, pointed out that some ecologists thought that Clementsian views of succession were

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Cornelius Mueller to Vestal, 1930s

Letters from Cornelius H. Mueller to A. G. Vestal describe financial hardships at the University of Texas, Austin, during the Depression, a collecting trip to Mexico, and Mueller’s wish to take a PhD under Vestal’s direction in Illinois. Mueller inquires

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Barrington Moore to Vestal, 1920

In this appeal to A. G. Vestal in 1920, ESA President Barrington Moore reveals that there was a letter-writing campaign from ESA members to congressional nominees, intended to oppose power and irrigation schemes in national parks and monuments. (A. G.

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To Auerbach re: Herbicides in Vietnam

A letter from Matthew Meselson and Arthur Westing, written to ESA President Stanley Auerbach on behalf of AAAS in 1970, requests help in developing a study on the military use of herbicides in Vietnam. Enclosed was information about the extent

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F. H. Bormann on the “Urban Crisis,” 1970

Reacting to the “staggering urban crisis” in 1970, ESA president F. H. Bormann asked ecologists C. S. Holling and G. H. Orians to assess how ecology might be applied to urban problems and city planning, observing that the current trend

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