Henry J. Oosting Papers

Images from the papers of Henry J. Oosting, Professor of Botany and Chairman of the Department of Botany at Duke University from 1931 to 1962. Oosting was a member of the 1937 Louise A. Boyd expedition to Greenland with the American Geographical Society. Most images in the collection relate to the Greenland expedition or Oosting's work in Wyoming and Maine. There is also a diary describing Oosting's reactions and observations about his travel to Eastern Greenland and return through England during the summer of 1937 on the Louise A. Boyd Expedition

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This digital collection comprises selected materials from the following archival collection at David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library:

Henry J. Oosting papers 1919-1968

Collection #UA.29.02.0021 | 7 Linear Feet

ABSTRACT
Correspondence, field notes, writings,photographs and other subject files of Henry J. Oosting, Professor of Botany and Chairman of the Department of Botany at Duke University from 1931 to 1962. Major subjects include the ecology of virgin forests, vegetation on bare rocks, maritime vegetation in the Southeastern United States, North Carolina vegetation, the 1937 Louise A. Boyd expedition to Greenland with the American Geographical Society, the Victory Garden project in Durham, N.C., the Ecological Society of America, and the serial Ecological Monographs.

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