Oral Histories about Bertram Whittier Wells 2007

Creator
Morgan, Chad
Size
0.5 linear feet (3 audiotapes, 3 transcripts, 3 digital files)
Location

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Call number
MC 00067

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.

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 B. W. Wells: Pioneer Ecologist.

Biographical/historical 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 B. W. Wells: Pioneer Ecologist.

Scope/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.

Physical description

3 oral histories; 3 transcripts

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Use of these materials

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Preferred Citation

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

Source of acquisition

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

Processing information

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

The entire collection, including materials not available online, may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library.
Cooper, Arthur "Art" 11 January 2007
Box 1, Folder 1; Box 2
Kirkman, Benson 15 February 2007
Box 1, Folder 2; Box 2
Quay, Thomas 3 March 2007
Box 1, Folder 3; Box 2

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Preferred Citation

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

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.