National Museum of Natural History. Department of Botany Search this
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These records document departmental involvement in and administration of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT), U.S. chapter. The IAPT was founded
in 1950 to carry out projects of interest and concern to systematic botanists which require or profit from international cooperation. IAPT is responsible for the establishment
and functioning of inter-Congress nomenclature committees and for the organization and execution of the nomenclature sessions at each International Botanical Congress. IAPT
publishes a journal, Taxon, and a handbook series, Regnum Vegetabile.
Materials in this accession include correspondence concerning membership, publications and taxonomical issues; financial summary reports; committee minutes and related
records; grant records; and monthly reports and other materials concerning the Index Nominum Genericorum (part of the Regnum Vegetabile series). Most of the records were created
by Senior Botanist Richard S. Cowan.
International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology Search this
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This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
These records pertain to the International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology (ICSEB), 1969-1973, and were maintained by Sally W. Yochelson, administrative
assistant, Office of the Director, National Museum of Natural History. Her arrangement of the records and description of their contents made possible this descriptive finding
aid. Records include Steering Committee minutes and correspondence; program development and plans; keynote speaker correspondence; symposia organizer correspondence; abstracts
of contributed papers, and photographs of the steering committee members.
Correspondents include Walter Bock, Charles E. Bracker, Martin A. Buzas, John O. Corliss, Richard Sumner Cowan, Theodore J. Crovello, Gilbert S. Daniels, Walter M. Fitch,
Lawrence Gilbert, David W. Goodall, Stephen Jay Gould, Terrell H. Hamilton, Stephen P. Hubbell, David A. Hull, Paul D. Hurd, Jr., International Association for Plant Taxonomy,
Richard Levins, Helen Niña Tappan, Askell Löve, Doris Löve, Malcolm C. McKenna, Lynn Margulis, James F. Mello, Robert W. Pennak, James A. Peters, Peter H. Raven, John R. Reeder,
James L. Reveal, Robert K. Selander, Frans Antonie Stafleu, Society of Systematic Zoology, B. L. Turner, William A. Weber, David L. Wood, and Ellis L. Yochelson.
The First International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology met in Boulder, Colorado, August 4-12, 1973. The idea for the meeting was conceived by Richard
Sumner Cowan, National Museum of Natural History, and Frans Antonie Stafleu, University of Utrecht, Netherlands. The International Association for Plant Taxonomy and the Society
of Systematic Zoology sponsored the meeting.