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This collection consists of the professional and personal papers of Cornell-trained naturalist Dr. Francis Harper. Materials span 1904-1972 and include field notebooks, correspondence, photographs, and audiovisual materials documenting the plant and animal life as well as human ecology of the Okefenokee Swamp area of South Georgia. The photographs within Series 1 show the flora, fauna, and people of the Okefenokee swamp. The photographs were taken by the Harpers while on their trips to the swamp. Photographs are all in black and white and range in size. The Field Journals chronicle his travels in the okefenokee, Canada, and New England. Materials were used in the writing of Okefinokee Album (sic) by Francis Harper and Dr. Delma “Del” Eugene Presley, published posthumously in 1981.
1800-1899, Anthropology, Folk Music, Georgia, Georgia -- History -- 19th century -- Sources, Harper Francis 1886-1972, History, Interviews, Journals, Land tenure -- Georgia -- History -- 19th century -- Sources, Natural history, Natural history -- Georgia -- Okefenokee Swamp, Okefenokee Swamp (Ga. and Fla.) -- History -- Photographs, Okefenokee Swamp (Ga. and Fla.) -- History -- Sources, Photographs, Presley Delma Eugene Sources, United States -- Okefenokee Swamp
Biodiversity | Biology | Environmental Studies | Folklore | History | Linguistic Anthropology | Plant Sciences | Social and Cultural Anthropology
The collection was gifted by Jean Harper to Dr. Delma “Del” Eugene Presley, Georgia Southern Museum Director, and subsequently transferred to Henderson Library in 1999. Additional materials were donated by Presley, 2006.
Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections, "Francis Harper Papers" (1999). Finding Aids. 223.
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