Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7259
Creators:
Botanical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1876-1977
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
8.1 cu. ft. (15 document boxes) (4 3x5 boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
John A. Stevenson was archivist of the BSW from 1939 until 1975, when the Society's records were given to the National Fungus Collections. In 1978 the collection came to the Smithsonian Archives. These records include constitutions and by-laws, materials from predecessor botanical groups, minutes, membership records, correspondence, financial papers, publications of members, records of special activities, photographs, negatives, and lantern slides.

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Botanical Society of Washington (BSW) was established on November 23, 1901, by a union of the Botanical Seminar and the Washington Botanical Club. The aim of the BSW is the promotion of botanical activity in the Washington, D.C., area. Most of its members are botanists of the United States Department of Agriculture, the Smithsonian Institution, local universities, and other government agencies. The Society holds eight meetings a year and is affiliated with the Washington Academy of Sciences.

Notes
Non-SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7259, Botanical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.), Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Stevenson, John A. (John Albert), 1890-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Botanical Seminar (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington Botanical Club (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Department of Agriculture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Botany Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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