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1Author:  Gentry, Howard ScottRequires cookie*
 Title:  Howard Scott Gentry papers, circa 1940s-1990s ead 
 Date(s):  circa 1940s-1990s 
 Abstract:  Howard Scott Gentry was an American botanist who is especially known for his expertise on the agave plant. Over the course of his work, Gentry introduced 15,000 plants into the United States for study, with his most notable contributions consisting of the development of a cortisone precursor compound, the introduction of disease-resistant wild beans, and the development of jojoba oil. This collection is comprised of professional correspondence, proposals, and manuscripts related to his research of plant species. Also included are some photographs and related material to individual plants in the forms of published articles, pamphlets, booklets, and notes. 
 Repository:  University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections 
 Subjects:  Agriculture | Botany—United States | BotanyResearchMexico | Chia | Gum Tragacanth | Jojoba | Drimia maritima 
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2Author:  Reeder, John Raymond, PhD Reeder, Charlotte Olive GooddingRequires cookie*
 Title:  John R. Reeder and Charlotte Goodding Reeder papers, 1907-2009 1970-2005 ead 
 Date(s):  1907-2009 
 Abstract:  John Raymond Reeder and Charlotte Goodding Reeder were American agrostologists known for their expertise regarding grasses found in the western and southwestern United States and northern and central Mexico. They discovered and named several new species of grasses and concluded their research work at the University of Arizona Herbarium. This collection consists of biographical materials, professional and personal correspondence, and research files related to their work on grasses. Also included are publications, photographic materials, and scrapbooks focused on botanical subject matters. 
 Repository:  University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections 
 Subjects:  Grasses -- Arizona | Grasses -- Mexico | Agriculture | Botany -- United States | Botany -- Research -- Mexico | Botany -- Research -- United States 
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3Author:  unknownRequires cookie*
 Title:  Paul Bigelow Sears Collection 1832-1969 1930-1966 (bulk) ead 
 Date(s):  1832-1969 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, grant proposals, reports, photographs, subject files, field notes, pollen samples and data relating to desert ecology which document Paul Sear's career as a botanist, ecologist and educator. The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence between Sears and other researchers. Ecology was the central interest of Paul B. Sears' professional life. Understanding an ecosystem includes understanding its history. Sears used pollen analysis data of bog sediments as a tool, as a means to reconstruct past vegetation and to infer climate which is included in this collection. 
 Repository:  Special Collections, University Libraries 
 Subjects:  Botany – Research – United States | BotanyResearchMexico | Botany – Research – Canada | Ecology – Research – United States | Ecology – Research – Mexico | Ecology – Research – Canada | Desert ecology – United States | Pollen – Research – United States | Pollen – Research – Mexico | Pollen – Research – Canada 
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