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Library Collections

MC 00014 Freda Wilkins digital photographs of the Wells Savannah

MC 00073 Bertram Whittier Wells Papers, 1849 - 2003
Represents Wells' research interests, publications, and honors. There is also information about Wells' personal pursuits, his first wife, Edna Metz Wells, and his second wife, Maude Barnes Wells.

MC 00107 Larry Alston Whitford Papers, 1921 - 1996
Whitford was a student and later a colleague of Wells, and the collection contains notes from one of Wells' classes, as well as notes about Wells' work on the Big Savannah and his role in the Botany Department.

UA 021.495 North Carolina State University Chapter, Sigma Xi Records, 1932 - 1995
Includes documentation about the Sigma Xi chapter at NCSU, of which Wells was an active member.

UA 023.024 University Archives Photograph Collection - People Photographs Contains several images of Wells.

UA 023.039 B. W. Wells Lantern Slides, 1920-1953
Contains 551 glass lantern slides that B. W. Wells made of landscapes and plants from various regions of North Carolina, as well as several other regions of North America.

UA 100.015 North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Botany Records, 1948 - 1983
Includes "A History of the Botany Department," by L .A. Whitford, 1970 which describes Wells' role in the early years of the department

UA 140.200 North Carolina State University College of Natural Resources Publications, 1952 - 1988
Contains copies of the Forestry School journal PINETUM, which features articles describing Wells' annual field trip to ecological zones.



Kingsland, S. E. "Defining Ecology as a Science." in Foundations of Ecology, edited by L. A. Real and J. H. Brown, 1-13. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

McIntosh, R. P. The Background of Ecology: Concept and Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

---. "Ecology since 1900," in History of American Ecology, edited by F. N. Edgerton. New York: Arno Press, 1977.

Shelingoski, S., R. J. LeBlond, J. M. Stucky, and T. R. Wentworth. "Flora and Soils of Wells Savannah, an Example of a Unique Savanna Type." Castanea 70, no. 2 (2005): 101-114.

Tobey, R. C. Saving the Prairies: The Life Cycle of the Founding School of American Plant Ecology. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981.

Troyer, J. R. "A Man and A Place: B. W. Wells and the Big Savannah." Address presented at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, October 28, 2001.

---. Nature's Champion: B. W. Wells, Tar Heel Ecologist. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.

---. "Bertram Whittier Wells (1884-1978): A Study in the History of North American Plant Ecology." American Journal of Botany 73, no. 7 (1986): 1058-1078.

Weakley, Alan S. Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and Surrounding Areas, working draft of 9 August 2006. UNC Herbarium, North Carolina Botanical Garden, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Wells, B. W. The Natural Gardens of North Carolina, revised edition. With an introduction and afterword by Lawrence S. Earley. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

---. The Natural Gardens of North Carolina: With Keys and Descriptions of the Herbaceous Wild Flowers found Therein. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1967.

---. "Some Plant Communities and Habits of the Remarkable Wilmington Area." North Carolina Wild Flower Preservation Society Newsletter 8, no. 3 (October, 1967): 12-14.

---. "Major Plant Communities of North Carolina." North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin, no. 25 (1924).

---. "The Patchwork of North Carolina's Great Green Quilt." North Carolina Agriculture and Industry 2, no. 9 (November 27, 1924).

Wells, B. W. and I. V. Shunk. A Southern Upland Grass-Sedge Bog: An Ecological Study. Technical Bulletin no. 32. Raleigh: The Agricultural Experiment Station of the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering, 1928.

Wentworth, T. R. "Review of The Natural Gardens of North Carolina." Southeastern Biology, 51, no. 3 (September 2004).

Wentworth, T. R. and M. McCormick, B. W. Wells: Pioneer Ecologist. Catalog of an exhibition in the D. H. Hill Library, North Carolina State University, March 12 - August 10, 2007. NCSU Libraries.

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