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This collection consists of photocopies of articles and book excerpts written by Roland M. Harper for publication in scholarly journals and various other botanical bulletins. Harper's works focus on botany, conservation, and social conditions, primarily in the southeastern United States. Spanning from 1900 - 2008, additional documents, photographs and audio visual materials pertaining to Roland M. Harper's family history is included.
Harper, Roland M. (1878-1966) -- Archives, Botanists -- United States -- Archives, Naturalists -- United States -- Archives, Ecologists -- United States -- Archives, Conservation -- United States -- Archives, Botanists, Ecologists, Naturalists, United States
Botany | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | History | Plant Sciences
Gift of C.T. Trowell, March 2022.
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Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections, "C.T. Trowell collection of Roland M. Harper" (2022). Finding Aids. 206.
The collector, C.T. Trowell, is the author of Exploring the Okefenokee: The Mansfield Torrance Survey of 1850, as well as Billy’s Island: A Historical Sketch, both of which focus on the history and land surrounding the Okefenokee swamp.
Roland M. Harper was born in Maine in August 1878, and spent his professional life almost exclusively in the American Southeast. He began his work in botany in 1901, where he worked for the U.S. National Herbarium, the Georgia, Florida, and Alabama state geological surveys, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1943, he published his Forests of Alabama literary work. Harper passed away in 1966, at the age of 87. Acquisition Information Gift Elizabeth Findley Shores 2010.