MC 00067 Guide to Oral Histories about Bertram Whittier Wells, 2007

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Morgan, Chad


0.5 Linear feet 3 audiotapes, 3 transcripts, 3 digital files

General Physical Description

3 oral histories; 3 transcripts


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Acquisition Information

Oral histories conducted by the NCSU Libraries, 2007 (Accession 2007.0171 and 2013.0242)


Processed by Aaron Cusick, August 2009; Encoded by Aaron Cusick, August 2009

Scope and Content

This collection contains tapes, transcripts, and biographies for three interviews conducted in 2007 by Chad Morgan, a member of the NCSU Libraries staff. The interviews were conducted with people who had known B. W. Wells.

Biographical note

Bertram Whittier Wells (1884 – 1978) was a prominent plant ecologist and head of the botany department at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University). Wells received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1917, and in 1919 joined the faculty at North Carolina State, where he stayed until he retired from teaching in 1954. Wells was known for his 1932 book, The Natural Gardens of North Carolina, as well as the hand-tinted lantern slides that illustrated his lectures. In 2007, NCSU Libraries staff conducted oral history interviews with people who had known Wells as part of the exhibit .

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bertram Whittier Wells Oral Histories, MC 00067, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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