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Botany Department Records

Identifier: BC13-09

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection consists of correspondence, class record books, lectures, student papers and notebooks, records of lab experiments, articles and manuscripts by Dr. Emily L. Gregory, botany booklets and guides, departmental budgets, and other administrative records relating to the work and management of the Botany department.


  • Creation: 1895-1992



Student records are restricted for 75 years from the date of creation in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard Archives and Special Collections. The Barnard Archives and Special Collections approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.

Historical Note

The Botany Department was established 1890/1891 when the Torrey Botanical Club provided the resources for a laboratory. Dr. Emily L. Gregory was named Barnard's first professor of Botany.


3.37 Linear Feet (8 boxes)




This collection consists of materials from the Barnard College Botany Department.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Botany department.


No additions are expected.

Processing History

This collection was processed and the finding aid written by Hilary Price in August 2015.

Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Encoding: Machine readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002.

Finding aid written in English.



Guide to Botany Department Records
In Progress
Hilary Price
© 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

3009 Broadway
New York NY 10027 United States