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Harriet George Barclay archive, 1921-1986

 Collection
Identifier: 1990-001

Scope and Contents

Harriet G. Barclay was Professor of Botany at the University of Tulsa, teaching part-time at the University of Tulsa between 1929 and 1942, and later assuming a full-time position in 1942. In 1949, she was promoted to Professor of Botany and in 1953 was appointed Chair of the Botany department. In 1958 she received a National Science Foundation grant for a year of botanical research in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. She retired in 1972, at which time she was appointed Professor Emeritus. This collection contains approximately 5,000 photographic slides taken by Barclay during her botanical field trips as well as groups of college and graduate study papers and memorabilia.

Consists primarily of approximately 5,000 photographic slides taken by Barclay during her botanical field trips. The remainder of the collection contains a group of college and graduate study papers and memorabilia.

Dates

  • 1921 - 1986

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This material is housed off-site and will require special arrangements for anticipated use.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Harriet G. Barclay was Professor of Botany at the University of Tulsa, teaching part-time at the University of Tulsa between 1929 and 1942, later assuming a full-time position in 1942. In 1949, she was promoted to Professor of Botany and in 1953 was appointed Chair of the Botany department. In 1958 she received a National Science Foundation grant for a year of botanical research in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. She retired in 1972, at which time she was appointed Professor Emeritus.

Extent

10 Linear Feet (19 boxes, 3 card-file boxes, carved wooden nameplate, 2 black binders containing slides)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is not well processed.

Arrangement

The papers are organized into two series as follows:
Series 1: Slides The slides are arranged in a German-made cabinet in the approximate order in which they were taken. The inventory indicates the location of the slides as well as the presence of supportive written material. The term drawer refers to the three drawers on the left side of the cabinet which are numbered 1 through 3 from the top downwards. Each drawer has ten rows numbered from left to right and each row is broken down into twenty-five compartments numbered from front to rear. The term rack refers to the vertical metal racks located in the illuminated central portion of the cabinet and in the lower right hand compartment. Individual racks have ten rows, each of which have been arbitrarily numbered from the top downwards. Each row holds ten slides. Racks in the illuminated section of the cabinet are clearly numbered, whereas, those in the lower right compartment have been simply designated 1 through 32. Additional slides will be found in metal slide boxes located on the open shelf in the lower left of the cabinet, immediately under the three drawers. Each of the boxes has been labeled with both the number and the nature of the slides it contains.

Series 2: Personal papers (A) Field notes and diaries, dating from Aug 1964 through Oct 1986, and kept separately for each trip. (B) Course notes, taken during Barclay’s college days. (C) Writings, including off-prints of some of her articles. (D) Miscellaneous, notes, photographs, press cuttings, student papers and memorabilia including awards, diplomas and plaques.

Physical Location

Collection shelved at off-site storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift
Title
Harriet George Barclay archive, 1921-1986
Status
Completed
Author
Mengu Rahe
Date
1992-02
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
918-631-2496
918-631-5022 (Fax)