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.