Rochester Academy of Science Papers

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Rochester Academy of Science papers
Creator: Rochester Academy of Science
Call Number: BF.R67
Dates: 1879-2004
Physical Description: 22 boxes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Accruals
Access
Use
Custodial History
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Box 1 Correspondence, 1889-May 1915
Box 2 Correspondence, June 1915-1919
Box 3 Correspondence, 1920-1953
Box 4 Correspondence, 1954-1959
Box 5 Minutes, Publications, and Announcements/
Box 6 Council Ledgers and Records - 6 volumes
Box 7 Minutes, Records, and Photographs - 2 vol./
Box 8 Programs, Bulletins, and Announcements
Box 9 Records
Box 10 Records
Box 11 Section Records, General
Box 12 Botanical Section
Box 13 Botanical Section
Box 14 Botanical Section
Box 15 Botanical Section
Box 16 Botanical Section - Minutes (3 volumes), 1881-1920
Box 17 Botanical Section
Box 18 Botanical Section B - Records, 1947-1963
Box 19 Engineering Geology Sections (2 volumes)
Box 20 Genesee Ornithological Society Meetings, 1938-1975
Box 21 Genesee Ornithological Society Meetings, 1976-1994
Box 22 Genesee Ornithological Society Meetings, 1995-2004
Collection Overview
Title: Rochester Academy of Science papers
Creator: Rochester Academy of Science
Call Number: BF.R67
Dates: 1879-2004
Physical Description: 22 boxes, 1 package
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
The Rochester Academy of Science (RAS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing its members and the community with a means to study and learn about astronomy, anthropology, the life sciences, minerals, and fossils. Many members of the University of Rochester faculty were prominent in the Academy. Among the professors who figure frequently in Academy correspondence are Herman Leroy Fairchild, George Halcott Chadwick, Victor Chambers, and Charles Wright Dodge.

Scope and Content
The Rochester Academy of Science Papers include letters to and from the Academy, chiefly of a business nature. Also in the collection are lecture programs and announcements, reception programs, bulletins and information leaflets, lists of the membership and officers of the Academy, annual reports of officers, bills and receipts, copies of the various constitutions and bylaws, and miscellaneous folders containing papers given before the Academy, contracts with the University of Rochester Library, legislation, clippings and notices. Additionally, there are notebooks containing minutes of the geological and engineering divisions, and Entomology Section, 1946-1948; a list of the books belonging to the Academy Library, an album of photographs of the Academy members and photographs of some biological specimens, and seven boxes containing records of the Botanical Section.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Science
Botany
Ornithology
Rochester Academy of Science
Accruals
Added material: Records of the Genesee Ornithological Society (Boxes 20-22) given by David Strong in May 2007.Access
The Rochester Academy of Science papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCustodial History
Deposited in the University of Rochester Library by the Rochester Academy of Science. Botanical Section Records added by Mrs. Bernard Harkness, 1966-1967. Five folders in Box X added by Mrs. Elizabeth Y. Pixley, May 1976. Additions to Box V and Box X made by Neil Moon, October 31, 1977.Citation
[Item title, item date], Rochester Academy of Science papers, BF.R67, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Rochester Academy of Science Bulletins have been catalogued. Please see the record for this publication in the Library's online catalogue for details, including the call number.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Content List
Box 1Correspondence, 1889-May 1915
Box 2Correspondence, June 1915-1919
Box 3Correspondence, 1920-1953
Box 4Correspondence, 1954-1959
Box 5Minutes, Publications, and Announcements/
Council Minutes, 1918-1969, 1974-1975
Board Meeting Minutes, 1982-1985
Annual Business Meeting Minutes, 1983-1984
Rockester News, 1983-1987
This publication relates to the study of geology.

Event announcements, 1984, 1988
Box 6Council Ledgers and Records - 6 volumes
Secretary's Account Book, 1898-1911
Council Minutes, 1879-1917
Library Acquisitions
Box 7Minutes, Records, and Photographs - 2 vol./
Academy Minutes, 1884-1910
Photographs of Members
Seals of the Academy (2)
Medal (1)
Photographs of Biological Specimens
Box 8Programs, Bulletins, and Announcements
Lecture Programs, 1889-1957
Information Leaflets
Lecture Announcements, 1883-1953
Box 9Records
Annual Report of Officers, 1881-1940
Bills and Receipts, 1887-1859
Clippings
Committee on Finance
Committee on Sections and Membership
Constitution and Bylaws
*Constitution Revision (*Copyright registration), 1944
Legislation/
Library Contract
Box 10Records
Membership Lists, 1882-1917
Names to be Presented for Membership
Notices
Officers, 1890-1957
Papers given before the Academy
Publication fund
Membership Records (3 vol., 1 pkg.)
Miscellaneous
Treasurer's reports (annual and interim), 1959-1973
Correspondence and forms relating to IRS, 1964-1969
"Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax"

Correspondence, etc. re: incorporation, trademark, 1969, 1975
New York State "Exempt Organization" material, 1971
Contents of RAS Safe Deposit Box, 1971
(List of 17 items)

Agreement with the U of R, 1930
Associated Mortgage Investors agreement material, 1929-1934
Box 11Section Records, General
Anthropology Section
Entomology Section
Geology Section, Minutes
Junior Science Clubs
Microscopy Section, Bulletin
Mineralogical Section
Ornithology Section
Photography Section
Box 12Botanical Section
Clippings
Correspondence, 1881-1952
Essays
Field Trips and Notes, 1906-1929
Box 13Botanical Section
Herbarium
Herbarium - Correspondence on Specimen Exchange
History, 1881-1905
Milton S. Baxter-Correspondence
Miscellaneous
Notes concerning "Botanical Sentinel Enquirer"
Box 14Botanical Section
Periodical Articles relating to Willows
Personal Notebooks containing Specimen Lists
Photographs
Box 15Botanical Section
Plant Lists - Miscellaneous
Plant Lists - Monroe and Adjoining Counties
Plant and Seed Lists - Various Locals
Publications
Volumes (Catalogue and List of Plants)
Box 15, Folder 6John Walton (1813-1914) - Botanical Illustrations, 1890-1908
Celastium scandens
Ink and wash.

Malva moschatus
Ink and wash.

Viola sagitata and Viola blanda
Watercolor.

Dicentra cucullaria. Dutchman's breeches
Watercolor mounted on card.

February tailpiece, tree limb with snow and owl
Ink.

Introductory headpiece, birds and blossoms
Ink.

Trillium grandiflorum
Watercolor. Unsigned.

Viola rotundifolia, Viola palmata
Watercolor.

Bartonia aurea
Ink. Notations: Reduce ½. Yellow JW. February 4.

Cypripedium candidum
Watercolor and pencil.

Tussilago farfara
Watercolor.

Cypripedium acaule, May 20, 1891
Mendon, New York. Watercolor and pencil. Unsigned.

Trillium erythrocarpum, May 9, 1895
Coldwater, New York. Ink wash.

Calla palustris
Watercolor mounted on card. On back of card: Our native calla (arum) JW. May.

Cypripedium spectabile. (Lady's slipper.)
Chamaelirium luteum
Watercolor and pencil mounted on card.

Echium vulgare, June 18, 1900
Watercolor mounted on card.

Cornus stononifera, August 25, 1904
Actaea alba. Actaea rubra, July 25, 1903
Glen Haven, New York. Watercolor and ink.

Symplocarpus foetidus, February 1890
Watercolor.

Podophyllum. May apple
Watercolor. Unsigned.

Asarum candense. Wild ginger
Watercolor mounted on card.

Caulophyllum thalictrum. Cohosh, April 21, 1894
Ink wash mounted on card.

Gentiana andrewsii
Pittsford, New York. September.

Corallorhiza multiflora
Watercolor mounted on card. On back of card: Coral root. Mendon ponds,New York, August.

Colutea arborescens, October 5, 1907
Watercolor mounted on card.

Symplocarpus foetidus, February 1890
Watercolor mounted on card.

Cypripedium candidum
May. Ink and wash. Pencil sketch of bee and notations in margin.

Phlox subulate, va. Alba
May. Watercolor mounted on card.

Dirca palustris
Watercolor and ink.

Silene noctiflora
Watercolor and ink. On back, crossed out: July 30, 190?

Gaylussacia resinosa, May 4, 1905
Ink and watercolor mounted on card.

Box 15, Folder 7John Walton (1813-1914) - Botanical Illustrations, 1890-1908
February headpiece, snowy fir trees
Ink mounted on card.

Loniceara sempervirens, May 18, 1900
Genesee river banks abundant. Ink wash.

A. pennsylvanica., June 8, 1894.
R. R. Pittsford. Ink and wash.

Orchis spectabilis
May. Ink and watercolor.

White erythronium
Photograph mounted on card.

Claytonia virginica
Dodecatheon madia, May 1881
Watercolor.

Trillium grandiflorum. Trillium erectum, May 20, 1908.
Watercolor.

Fragaria virginiana
April. Ink and wash mounted on card.

Trillium erectum. Birthroot
April. Watercolor mounted on card.

Trillium grandiflorum
Watercolor.

Linaria vulgaris
Watercolor.

Ipmoea pandurata, August 13, 1900
Roadside, East Avon, New York. Watercolor.

Saururus cernuus, July 12, 1900
Roadside, West Parma, New York. Watercolor mounted on card.

Ranunculus recurvatus, May 14, 1909
Watercolor.

Equisetum arvense, April 10, 1907
Watercolor mounted on card.

Digitalis. Foxglove
Ink.

Habenaria hyperborea
Watercolor.

Dicentra. Bleeding heart.
Ink. This illustration is probably not by John Walton, it is signed E.B.

Vaccinium oxycoccus. Cranberry, July 15, 1894
Wood's Hole. Watercolor and ink.

Pontederia cordata, July 10, 1898
Ink.

Trillium cernuum
Notation: Coldwater, New York. May 22. Miss FB [Florence Beckwith]. Ink wash.

Indian pipe, August 18, 1908
Watercolor and ink mounted on card.

Cardamine rhomboidea. Lady's smock
Notation: April. Ink mounted on card.

Euphorbia cyparissias, May 20, 1905
Watercolor and ink mounted on card.

Hepatica
Ink mounted on card. Signed J. Walton.

Lilium philadelphicum, chromolithograph
Wayside Beauties, chromolithograph
Cyprepedium pubescens and Cyprepedium spectabile, chromolithograph
"Painted for James Vick Seedsman." Printer: Brett Litho Co. Rochester

Erythronium americanum, chromolithograph
"Painted for James Vick Seedsman." Printer: Brett Litho Co. Rochester

Cyprepedium spectabile, chromolithograph
Wild flowers. Azalea nudiflora. Houstonia coerulea
"Painted for vick's Floral magazine." Printer: Brett Litho Co. Rochester

Aquilegia, black and white reproduction print
Unsigned.

Box 16Botanical Section - Minutes (3 volumes), 1881-1920
Box 17Botanical Section
Minutes (2 vol.), 1921-1950
Miscellaneous Record Books (2 vol.)
Box 18Botanical Section B - Records, 1947-1963
Box 19Engineering Geology Sections (2 volumes)
Engineering Section Minutes, 1895-1897
Geology Section Minutes, 1889-1891
Box 20Genesee Ornithological Society Meetings, 1938-1975
Box 21Genesee Ornithological Society Meetings, 1976-1994
Box 22Genesee Ornithological Society Meetings, 1995-2004
Dormancy/Dissolution, 2005-2006


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