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Dwight Moore Papers, 1896-1975


Correspondence, notes, sketches,
photographs, and other papers


Manuscript Collection 593



About Dwight Moore

Dwight Munson Moore (1891-1985) was born in Zanesville, Ohio, and graduated from Denison University (Granville, Ohio) in 1914. In 1917 he joined the Army and served in France on hospital trains as a medical department sergeant during World War I.

After the war, Moore remained in France and studied at the University of Montpelier. In 1919 he returned to Ohio where he taught chemistry at Monroeville High School. In 1924 Moore received a doctorate in botany from Ohio State University. That year he and his wife, Elizabeth French (1897-1965), a native of Chicago, Illinois, moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Moore's teaching career in Arkansas began at the University of Arkansas where he taught botany between 1924 and 1957. He was active in building the state's primary research collection of herbarium species. Soon after arriving in Arkansas he began collecting botanical specimens and by the time of his retirement he was recognized nationally as an authority on Arkansas plants.

Upon retirement from the University of Arkansas in 1957, Moore taught forestry at Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical University in Monticello. In 1958 and 1959 he was a visiting professor at universities in Saigon and Hue, South Vietnam. Between 1961 and 1967 he taught botany at Arkansas Technical College in Russellville where he met his second wife, Clemy (Winfrey) Kizer. Upon resigning from Arkansas Tech, Dr. and Mrs. Moore spent the next three years establishing a seventeen-acre arboretum on the grounds of El Dorado High School.

Moore was also active in professional organizations. Soon after he came to Arkansas he reorganized the Arkansas Academy of Sciences. Through 1974 he missed only two of its meetings, served three times as president, and for more than twelve years edited its newsletter, "The Historian."


About the Collection

On December 15, 1975, Dr. Dwight Munson Moore of Fayetteville, Arkansas, donated .5 linear feet of papers to Special Collections. On July 5, 1986, Moore's wife, Clementine Winfrey Moore, of Rudy, Arkansas, donated 11.5 feet of Moore's papers to Special Collections. The two accessions were combined into the present collection, with Dr. Moore's donation comprising Series 1 and Mrs. Moore's donation comprising Series 2-7.

The papers consist of 5 linear feet of correspondence to and from family, friends, and fellow botanists. In addition, there are 5 linear feet of research notes and correspondence pertaining to Dr. Moore's Arkansas flowers, grasses, plants, trees, and shrubs research, as well as his involvement with professional organizations such as the Arkansas Academy of Sciences. The papers include sketches and slides used for lectures and other presentations, and photographs of botanical expeditions. The papers also include Dr. Moore's and other botany professors' grade books. Lastly, the papers include Elizabeth French Moore's scrapbook and photographs pertaining to Ozark Mountain Crafts of Fayetteville, Arkansas, a business dedicated to the creation and preservation of Ozark crafts.

RESTRICTIONS APPLY: The material in Series 5 is restricted according to the student records policy of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (U.S. Code). Researchers desiring access to the material should consult with the head of Special Collections.

Processed by Anthony J. Wappel, Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in December 1988.


Contents of the Collection - 27 containers (12 linear feet)

Series 1. Dwight Moore Accession. Box 1.

Series 2. Correspondence. Boxes 2-10.

Series 3. Subject Files. Boxes 11-22.
Subseries 1. Flowers.
Subseries 2. Grasses.
Subseries 3. Plants.
Subseries 4. Trees and Shrubs.
Subseries 5. Trees and Shrubs of Arkansas manuscripts.
Subseries 6. Other Research Files.
Subseries 7. Collection Records and Class Notes.
Subseries 8. Professional Organizations.
Subseries 9. Academic Institutions.

Series 4. Botanical Sketches and Photographs. Box 23.
Subseries 1. Sketches and Slides.
Subseries 2. Photographs.

Series 5. Grade Books. Box 24-25.

Series 6. Ephemera and Family Photographs. Box 26.

Series 7. Ozark Mountain Crafts. Box 27.


Series 1. Dwight Moore Accession (Box 1)

Dr. Moore donated the papers in this series in 1975 after workmen reconstructing the fourth floor of Old Main suggested the papers be donated to Special Collections.

Box 1

1. Correspondence, 1930-1956.
2. Flowers--Anemone notes, 1952-1956.
3. Flowers--Anemone notes [South America], 1956-1957.
4. Flowers--Ligneous flora on U of A campus, n.d.
5. Flowers--Unusual winter bloomings in northwest
Arkansas, 1934. 6. Grasses--U of A memorandum, 1931-1934.
7. Grasses--4-H grass contest, 1933.
8. Plants--manuscripts and sketches, n.d.
9. Trees--Sketches [39]. 10. Trees--Sketches [64].
11. Trees--Sketches [52 removed to manuscripts oversize box # 5].
12. Taxonomic classifications, n.d.
13. Temperature readings [illumination project?] c. 1928.
14. Botany and ecology notes [Ohio State U.?] 1923.



Series 2. Correspondence (Boxes 2-10)

The papers in this and the remaining series where donated by Mrs. Moore in 1986. Dr. Moore was a meticulous record keeper who retained a substantial amount of correspondence at his home in Rudy, Arkansas. This series consists of that correspondence arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Much of it is between Dwight Moore and fellow botanists at other colleges, universities and herbariums. However, a substantial amount of correspondence exists between Dr. Moore and friends, former students, and family.

Box 2

1. Alexander, E.J., 1937.
2. Amason, Carl, 1963-1970.
3. Anderson, Judy, 1964-1966.
4. Arkansas Magazine, 1966-1967.
5. Armstrong, Ruth, 1964.
6. "A," misc., 1933-1970.
7. Baby announcements, 1935-1957.
8. Bailey, L.H., 1926-1939.
9. Bailey, Ralph J., 1936.
10. Baldwin, J.T., 1951.
11. Barbre, Clarence, 1956-1967.
12. Barclay, B.D., 1937.
13. Barclay, Harriet, 1956-1974.
14. Barnes, C.V., 1941-1947.
15. Bell, Howard K., 1961-1967.
16. Bomhard, Miriam, 1941.
17. Buchholz, J.T., 1920-1944.
18. Burrell, R.C., 1940.
19. Bush, B.F., 1936.
20. "B," misc., 1932-1962.
21. Campbell, Vera, 1952-1956.
22. Cazort, Allen, 1948-1951.
23. Celeriar, Robert P., 1951.
24. Chase, Agnes, 1949-1951.
25. Chink, Pham-Ngor, 1959-1961.
26. Clingan, Elizabeth, 1956-1960.
27. Coulter, Mrs. David B., 1950-1959.
28. "C," misc. 1945-1960.
 

Box 3

1. Daniel, Thase, 1962.
2. Davis, Lisa, 1959-1967.
3. Deam, Charles C., 1939-1942.
4. Demaree, Delzie, 1925-1930.
5. Demaree, Delzie, 1931-1935.
6. Demaree, Delzie, 1936-1941.
7. Demaree, Delzie, 1955-1965.
8. Degener, Otto, 1941-1956.
9. Dorman, Caroline, 1954-1972.
10. Doudna, Emil, 1950-1957.
11. Douglas, Alfred B., 1930-1939.
12. "D," misc., 1938-1974.
13. Emeriti Census, 1958.
14. Ewan, Joseph, 1939-1942.
15. "E," misc., 1950-1973.
16. Fassett, N.C., 1935-1952.
17. Forestry Commission, 1965-1976.
18. Fortenberry, John, 1963.
19. Fowler, Irving L., 1924-1944.
20. France, Isabel, 1938-1940.
21. "F," misc., 1951-1973.

Box 4

1. Gaiser, Lula, 1931-1936.
2. Gambill, Isabel, 1935.
3. George, Marjorie, 1931-1934.
4. Gerrard, Paul, 1945-1947.
5. Giles, William, 1933-1935.
6. Giles, William, 1936-1940.
7. Giles, William, 1941-1967.
8. Goldsmith, William M., 1935-1936.
9. Graham, Miriam, 1949.
10. Grant, Martin, 1938-1945.
11. Gregg, H.R., 1933-1936.
12. Grosiki, Ted, 1960.
13. "G," misc., 1935-1965.
14. Hall, E. Grace, 1956-1969.
15. Harper, R.M., 1957-1963.
16. Harrod, Mrs. George, 1942-1945.
17. Hartscoe, Inez, 1947-1948.
18. Hayden, R.S. and Jerome, 1947-1949.
19. Hearne, Frank S., 1946-1956.
20. Henbest, Orin J., 1932-1943.
21. Henry, Mrs. Norman H., 1948-1966.
22. Hodson, Edgar A., 1954.
23. Howell, Harold A., 1946-1961.
24. Howie, Hillis, 1941.
25. Hundley, L.K., 1942-1943.
26. "H," misc., 1938-1974.

Box 5

1. Isely, Duane, 1939-1941.
2. Iltis, Hugh, 1955-1962.
3. "I," misc., 1938-1963.
4. Johnson, George T., 1936-1942.
5. "J," misc., 1935-1969.
6. Keck, David, 1951-1958.
7. Kellar, J. Bruce, 1941-1967.
8. Kerr, Fred, 1940-1971.
9. Kerr, George L., 1941.
10. Keifer, Larry, 1962.
11. Kittila, Alan B., 1967.
12. "K," misc., 1935-1972.
13. Lafferty, Mrs. Bruce, 1934-1949.
14. Lawson, Marvin, 1951-1955.
15. Long, Mrs. Oscar, 1935-1936.
16. Loring, Jerry, 1960-1966.
17. Lucas, James, 1949-1968.
18. "L," misc., 1932-1974.
19. Maxon, William R., 1934-1941.
20. McClure, F.A., 1956-1957.
21. McDaniel, Sidney, 1956-1967.
22. McGregor, Ronald, 1952-1957.
23. McSwain, Elizabeth, 1944-1952.
24. McWilliams, Aileen, 1950-1971.
25. "Mc," misc., 1937-1974.

Box 6

1. Meek, Mrs. Harry E., 1947-1967.
2. Merrill, George, 1940-1955.
3. Miles, Mrs. V.M., 1935.
4. Miller, L. Wallace, 1930-1949.
5. Miller, Robert B., 1934-1964.
6. Moore family, Jan, 1922 - Jun, 1922.
7. Moore family, Jul, 1922 - Dec, 1922.
8. Moore family, 1923.
9. Moore family, 1933-1940.
10. Moore family, 1941-1944.
11. Moore family, 1947-1958.
12. Moore family, 1960-1975.
13. Moore, Jewel, 1947-1976.
14. Moore, Julia (Robert), 1955-1964.

Box 7

1. Moore, James M., 1948-1949.
2. Moore, John A., 1956.
3. Moore, John N., 1939-1943.
4. Morgan, Ritchie, 1938-1964.
5. Morton, C.V., 1955-1962.
6. Mulkey, Jane, 1940-1941.
7. "M," misc., 1930-1968.
8. Nelson, W.A., 1940-1941.
9. "N," misc., 1936-1960.
10. Oaks, O.A., 1961-1967.
11. Palm, Charles E., 1931-1937.
12. Palmer, Ernest J., 1928-1959.
13. Patton, Earl N., 1948-1949.
14. Pennell, F.W., 1935-1939.
15. Phillips, Jeanetta, 1941-1943.
16. Plank, Elisha Newton [biographical sketch], 1925.
17. Pomerence, Joel, 1942-1949.
18. Pound, Glenn S., 1941-1946.
19. Pyle, George M., 1931-1938.
20. Pyle, Hoyt R., 1931-1948.
21. "P," misc., 1932-1969.

Box 8

1. Ragsdale, Judge L.C., 1941.
2. Ray, Hurlon C., 1953-1961.
3. Reed, George A., 1935-1949.
4. Rentals, 1967-1970.
5. Reynolds, Frank, 1947-1965.
6. Robinson, Frank S., 1925-1963.
7. Rollins, Reed C., 1951-1958.
8. "R," misc., 1938-1967.
9. Santina, Alfred A., 1944-1945.
10. Sears, Paul B., 1928-1939.
11. Segal, M., 1962-1964.
12. Seymour, Mrs. Robert M., 1934-1937.
13. Shade, Elwood, 1958-1960.
14. Shade, Elwood, 1961.
15. Shade, Elwood, 1962-1965.
16. Shade, Elwood, 1966-1969.
17. Shinners, Lloyd H., 1951-1968.
18. Shirley, J.C., 1936-1947.
19. Singleton, J.S., 1934-1941.

Box 9

1. Smith, Fannie, 1934-1935.
2. Smith, Frank H., 1928.
3. Stallings, R.C., 1940-1947.
4. Sterling, Elsie, 1949-1951.
5. Stevens, Harold F., 1959.
6. Steyermark, Julian A., 1951-1958.
7. Stuck, Florence, 1939-1957.
8. Swallen, J.R., 1952-1957.
9. Swingle, Charles F., 1934-1947.
10. "S," misc. [Sa-Sh], 1936-1970.
11. "S," misc. [Sm-Sw], 1936-1970.
12. Thompson, Seth, 1949-1967.
13. Tillman, Marcia, 1933-1937.
14. Transeau, E.N., 1925-1946.
15. "T," misc., 1934-1973.
16. Udey, Edwin, 1952.
17. Van Gemert, John, 1939-1941.
18. Van Schaack, George, 1954-1958.
19. Vaughn, Marion, 1934-1967.
20. "V," misc., 1942-1960.

Box 10

1. Wagner, Warren H., 1953-1960.
2. Walker, Cora B., 1934-1935.
3. Ware, George W., 1940.
4. Wasson, Marion, 1931.
5. Webb, Helmar L., 1931-1934.
6. Webb, W.S. and Julia, 1923-1967.
7. Webb, Katherine, 1933.
8. Weir, H.L., 1956-1960.
9. Wheat, Edward, 1935-1938.
10. Wheeler, P.R., 1946-1960.
11. Wherry, Edgar T., 1928-1956.
12. Whilton, Ynez, 1933-1936.
13. Whitfield, Inez H., 1919-1938.
14. Whitmire, Robert S., 1948-1952.
15. Who's Who, 1940-1945.
16. Wilson, Steve and Jo, 1966-1969.
17. Wittlake, E.B., 1947-1954.
18. Wolf, John Q., 1936-1938.
19. Woodson, Robert E.,1951-1954.
20. Woodward, Mary, 1961-1967.
21. "W," misc., 1936-1961.
22. "X-Z," misc., 1947-1973.
23. Unidentified correspondence, 1958-1972.


Series 3. Subject Files (Boxes 11-22)

Dr. Moore also had an extensive subject file. It consists of two basic divisions--research files and professional organizations. Subseries 1-6 contain Dr. Moore's research files, arranged according to subject. Subseries 4 consists of a 1938 version (unpublished) of Dr. Moore's work, Trees and Shrubs of Arkansas. Subseries 6 contains miscellaneous research files. Subseries 7 (boxes 17-19) contains Moore's collection notebooks, arranged chronologically, and various class notes originally kept in a vertical file. Subseries 8-9 contain files on professional organizations and academic institutions with which Moore was affiliated.

Subseries 1. Flowers

Box 11

1. Calendars of flowering plants, 1927-1930.
2. Calendars of flowering plants, 1931-1939.
3. Calendars of flowering plants, 1940-1947.
4. Houstonia (White), 1952-1958.
5. Nimbus Floribundas, 1958.
6. Orchids, 1942.
7. Wildflowers, 1953-1957.
8. Checklists, n.d.
9. Classifications, n.d.
10. Lectures and class reports, n.d.

Subseries 2. Grasses

Box 11 (cont'd)

11. Checklists, 1941-1961.
12. Classifications, n.d.
13. Notes, n.d.

Subseries 3. Plants

Box 12

1. Angiosperms, 1924-1925.
2. Delphinium, 1945.
3. Ferns, c. 1951.
4. Poisonous, c. 1933-1966.
5. Poisonous [notes], c. 1933-1966.
6. Poisonous [correspondence], 1933-1966.
7. Wild drug, c. 1930.
8. Checklists, n.d.
9. Classifications, n.d.
10. Lectures, n.d.
11. Notes, n.d.
12. Student plant collections, n.d.

Subseries 4. Trees and Shrubs

Box 13

1. Beech (Fagus), 1954.
2. Big trees, 1948-1954.
3. Crataegus (Palmer), n.d.
4. Holly, 1954-1955.
5. Mulberry, 1965.
6. Philadelphus, n.d.
7. Rosa species, 1940.
8. Rubus, 1959-1960.
9. Sassafras, 1942.
10. Tar Hollow, 1942-1943.

Box 14

1. Correspondence about trees, 1946-1977.
2. Checklist [Buchholz], n.d., pp. 1-100.
3. Checklist [Buchholz], n.d., pp. 101-200.
4. Checklist [Buchholz], n.d., pp. 201-291.
5. Checklists, n.d.
6. Classifications, n.d.
7. Keys, n.d.
8. Keys, n.d.
9. Keys, n.d.
10. Lectures, n.d.
11. Maps illustrating distribution of trees, n.d.
12. Notes, n.d.

Subseries 5. Trees and Shrubs of Arkansas manuscripts

Box 15

1. Field book, 1938, pp. 1-50 + inserts.
2. Field book, 1938, pp. 51-100.
3. Field book, 1938, pp. 101-147.
4. Field book, 1938, copy 2.
5. Notes for other versions of Trees and Shrubs of Arkansas, n.d.

Subseries 6. Miscellaneous Research Files

Box 16

1. Arboretums--University of Arkansas, 1929-1936.
2. Arboretums--South Arkansas, 1968-1974.
3. Botanical Collectors of Arkansas, 1960.
4. Hospital train, 1933-1958.
5. National Science Foundation research proposals, 1957-1965.
6. Ozark Endemics, n.d.
7. Park Service--Beaver Reservoir project, 1961.
8. Park Service--Buffalo River, 1961-1965.
9. Park Service--Hot Springs, 1962-1964.
10. Park Service--Table Rock, 1953-1953.
11. Ultra violet illumination, 1931.
12. War hemp, 1945.

Subseries 7. Collection Records and Class Notes

Box 17. Collection records, 1925-1946.

Box 18. Collection records, 1947-1967.

Box 19. Botany and other class notes, c. 1940.

Subseries 8. Professional Organizations

Box 20. Arkansas Academy of Sciences

1. 1930-1932.
2. 1933.
3. 1934-1935.
4. 1936-1937.
5. 1938-1939.
6. 1940.
7. 1941-1942.
8. 1943-1944.
9. 1945-1947.
10. 1948.
11. 1949.
12. 1950.
13. 1951-1952.

Box 21

1. Arkansas Academy of Sciences, 1953-1954.
2. Arkansas Academy of Sciences, 1955-1956.
3. Arkansas Academy of Sciences, 1957-1958.
4. Arkansas Academy of Sciences, 1962-1964.
5. Arkansas Academy of Sciences, 1967.
6. Arkansas Academy of Sciences, 1968.
7. Arkansas Academy of Sciences, 1969.
8. Arkansas Academy of Sciences, 1970-1972.
9. AAS--Visiting Scientists Program, 1966-1967.
10. Oklahoma Academy of Sciences, 1927-1957.
11. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1931-1962.

Box 22

1. Botanical Society, 1928-1954.
2. Fern Society, 1941-1961.
3. Garden Clubs, 1939-1961.
4. Horticultural Society, 1935.
5. Naturalists, 1961-1962.
6. Plant Physiologists, 1927-1941.
7. Misc. clubs and organizations, 1933-1969.

Subseries 9. Academic Institution

Box 22 (cont'd)

8. Contracts, 1922-1966.
9. Travel authorizations, 1927-1962.
10. Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical, 1957-1959.
11. Arkansas Technical College, 1960-1961.
12. Denison University, 1941-1958.
13. El Dorado Public Schools, 1966-1967.


Series 4. Sketches, Slides, and Photographs (Box 23)

Series 4 includes sketches of Arkansas flowers, grasses, and leaves used for lectures and other presentations, 96 color slides of Arkansas wildflowers, and 44 color slides of early spring plants. In addition, there are several photographs of Moore and colleagues taken during research expeditions in New England, Ohio, and Arkansas during the 1920's and 1930's. Each number represents one set of photographs as grouped by Dr. Moore. Numbers in brackets represent the number of items in each folder.

Subseries 1. Sketches and Slides.

Box 23

1. Flowers, n.d. [65 sketches].
2. Grasses, n.d. [12 sketches removed to manuscript oversize box 5].
3. Trees, n.d. [9 sketches].
4. Leaves, n.d. [19 sketches].
5. Botany time-line, n.d. [1 sketch].
6. Wildflowers, n.d. [96 slides].
7. Early spring plants, n.d. [44 slides].

Subseries 2. Photographs

8. Ohio, c. 1920 [13].
9. Pea Ridge, Arkansas, 1925 [3].
10. Yosemite Valley, California, 1925 [15].
11. Cave Creek, Arkansas, 1925 [8].
12. Dripping Springs, Arkansas, 1925 [6].
13. Eureka Springs, Arkansas, 1925 [13].
14. Fayetteville, Arkansas Boy Scouts, 1925 [1].
15. Fayetteville, Arkansas field trips, 1925 [12].
16. Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1925 [4].
17. Jasper, Arkansas, 1925 [11].
18. Morrilton, 1925 [1].
19. Monte Ne, Arkansas, 1925 [7].
20. Mt. Nebo, Arkansas, 1925 [6].
21. Mt. Sequoyah (Fayetteville), Arkansas, 1925 [4].
22. Chicken Experiment, 1926 [4].
23. Plant Illumination Project, 1926 [25].
24. Tulip Experiment, 1926 [7].
25. Fayetteville, Arkansas picnics, 1926 [5].
26. Fayetteville, Arkansas snow, 1926 [4].
27. Ruth Armstrong photographs, c. 1940 [15].
28. Dwight Moore on U. of Arkansas campus, 1950 [2].
29. Dwight Moore and unknown persons, n.d. [1].


Series 5. Grade Books (Boxes 24-25 )


Restrictions Apply: The material in this series is restricted according to the student records policy of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (U.S. Code). Researchers desiring access to the material should consult with the Director of Special Collections.


Box 24

1. Monroeville [Ohio] High School grade book, 1919. Ohio State University grade books, 1923-1924.
2. Moore, University of Arkansas, 1924-1933.
3. Moore, University of Arkansas, 1933-1937.
4. Moore, University of Arkansas, 1938-1940.
5. Moore, University of Arkansas, 1941-1942.
6. Moore, University of Arkansas, 1942-1945.
7. Moore, University of Arkansas, 1945-1949.
8. Moore, University of Arkansas, 1950-1957.

Box 25

1. Moore, Arkansas A & M, 1958-1961.
2. Moore, Arkansas Technical College, 1961-1966.
3. Buchholz, University of Arkansas, 1917-1921.
4. Buchholz, University of Arkansas, 1922-1926.
5. Cribbs, Low, and Warren, University of Arkansas, 1924-1926.
6. Fernholz, University of Arkansas, 1947-1949.
7. Wittlake, University of Arkansas, 1946-1948.
8. Wittlake, University of Arkansas, 1948-1950.


Series 6. Ephemera and Family Photographs (Box 26)

This series includes papers from Moore's childhood, various awards, and family photographs including photos taken during World War I when Moore served on a hospital train in France.

Subseries 1. Ephemera.

Box 26

1. Ancient History notebook, 1907-1908.
2. Poems and songs written and collected by Dwight Moore, 1902-1926.
3. Awards and Certificates, 1919-1967 [8 items removed to manuscripts oversize box # 5].

Subseries 2. Family Photographs

4-9. Moore family, 1892-1900 [6].
10. Unidentified photographs, 1911-1915 [16].
11. Soldier Dwight Moore and his mother, 1917 [1 slide].
12. Hospital Train, 1917-1918 [19].
13. Moore photograph album, 1921-1922 [48].
14. Moore family, 1926-1927 [22].
15. 1914 class reunion, 1964 [1].


Series 7. Ozark Mountain Crafts (Box 27)

Elizabeth French Moore, Dwight Moore's first wife, was the founder and director of the Ozark Mountain Crafts, a handicrafts house in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This series consists of a scrapbook and photographs from the 1930's pertaining to Ozark Mountain Crafts.

Box 27

1. Scrapbook, 1934-1935.
2-15. 71 photographs.

 

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