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Collection Number: 02977

Collection Title: H. A. Allard Papers, 1880-1953.

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Size 11.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 5,000 items)
Abstract H. A. (Harry Ardell) Allard (1880-1963) was a native of Massachusetts, graduate of the University of North Carolina, 1905, naturalist, specialist in the United States Department of Agriculture, 1906-1946, and author of several hundred articles on biological subjects. The collection includes Allard's correspondence with other scientists, government departments, researchers, and his son, Howard F. Allard; an autobiography; extensive diary entries, 1899-1948; reading and field notes; illustrations and graphs; photographs; a bibliography of published works; and writings of Allard on natural history, plant behavior, photoperiodism, the tobacco mosaic virus, and various other subjects.
Creator Allard, H. A. (Harry Ardell), 1880-1963.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the H. A. Allard Papers, #2977, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from H. A. Allard of Arlington, Va., November 1953.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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H. A. (Harry Ardell) Allard (1880-1963) was a native of Massachusetts, graduate of the University of North Carolina, 1905, naturalist, specialist in the United States Department of Agriculture, 1906-1946, and author of several hundred articles on biological subjects.

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The collection includes H. A. Allard's correspondence with other scientists, government departments, researchers, and his son, Howard F. Allard; an autobiography; extensive diary entries, 1899-1948; reading and field notes; illustrations and graphs; photographs; a bibliography of published works; and writings of Allard on natural history, plant behavior, photoperiodism, the tobacco mosaic virus, and various other subjects.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Papers, 1880-1949 and undated.

Arrangement: chronological

Papers are chiefly correspondence of H. A. Allard with other scientists, government departments, and researchers on the subjects of natural history and plant behavior. Letters, 1945-1949, to Allard from his son, Howard F. Allard, in the Dominican Republic and Peru are also included as well as some personal records, honorary degrees and memberships, and photographs.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #02977, Series: "1. Papers, 1880-1949 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1880; 1898-1901 #02977, Series: "1. Papers, 1880-1949 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1902-1937 #02977, Series: "1. Papers, 1880-1949 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1938-1942 #02977, Series: "1. Papers, 1880-1949 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1943-1944 #02977, Series: "1. Papers, 1880-1949 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1945 #02977, Series: "1. Papers, 1880-1949 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1946-1947 #02977, Series: "1. Papers, 1880-1949 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1948 #02977, Series: "1. Papers, 1880-1949 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1949 and undated #02977, Series: "1. Papers, 1880-1949 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9-11

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

"A Naturalist's Paradise" #02977, Series: "1. Papers, 1880-1949 and undated." Folder 9-11

Folder 12

List of Allard's published papers, 1898-1948 #02977, Series: "1. Papers, 1880-1949 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13, 14

"Cosmic Values" #02977, Series: "1. Papers, 1880-1949 and undated." Folder 13, 14

Image Folder PF-2977/1-4

PF-2977/1

PF-2977/2

PF-2977/3

PF-2977/4

Pictures #02977, Series: "1. Papers, 1880-1949 and undated." PF-2977/1-4

Includes photographic portraits of H. A. Allen, his home, and a few biological subjects. Also included is a group of sketches of a residence and reproductions thereof.

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Arrangement: chronological

The series includes H. A. Allard's intermittent diary with some notes on botanical subjects. Also included are some typed transcriptions of the same.

Folder 15-16

Folder 15

Folder 16

Diary, 1899-1900 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 15-16

Folder 17-19

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Diary, 1901-1905 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 17-19

Folder 20

Diary, 1907 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

Diary, 1908-1911 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22-23

Folder 22

Folder 23

Diary, 1916 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 22-23

Folder 24-29

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Folder 29

Diary, 1917 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 24-29

Folder 30-32

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Diary, 1918 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 30-32

Folder 33-35

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Diary, 1919 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 33-35

Folder 36

Diary, 1920 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37-38

Folder 37

Folder 38

Diary, 1921 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 37-38

Folder 39

Diary, 1922 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 39

Folder 40-43

Folder 40

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

Diary, 1923 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 40-43

Folder 44-46

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

Diary, 1924-1925 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 44-46

Folder 47

Diary, 1926 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 47

Folder 48

Diary, 1946-1947 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 48

Folder 49-55

Folder 49

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Folder 55

Diary, 1927-1929 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 49-55

Folder 56

Diary, 1930-1932 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 56

Folder 57-60

Folder 57

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

Diary, 1933 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 57-60

Folder 61-63

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Diary, 1934 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 61-63

Folder 64

Diary, 1935 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 64

Folder 65-66

Folder 65

Folder 66

Diary, 1936 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 65-66

Folder 67-69

Folder 67

Folder 68

Folder 69

Diary, 1937 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 67-69

Folder 70-72

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

Diary, 1938 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 70-72

Folder 73-74

Folder 73

Folder 74

Diary, 1939 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 73-74

Folder 75-76

Folder 75

Folder 76

Diary, 1940 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 75-76

Folder 77

Diary, 1941-1943 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 77

Folder 78

Diary, 1944 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 78

Folder 79

Diary, 1945 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 79

Folder 80

Diary, 1946 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 80

Folder 81

Diary, 1947 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 81

Folder 82

Diary, 1948 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 82

Folder 83-84

Folder 83

Folder 84

Diary, 1949 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 83-84

Folder 85-86

Folder 85

Folder 86

Diary, 1950 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 85-86

Folder 87-88

Folder 87

Folder 88

Diary, 1951 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 87-88

Folder 89

Diary, 1952 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 89

Folder 90

Diary, 1953 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 90

Folder 91

Volume 1: Transcription and notes, 1895-1897 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 91

Folder 92

Volume 2: Transcription and notes, 1899 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 92

Folder 93

Volume 3: Transcription and notes, 1899-1900 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 93

Folder 94

Volume 4: Transcription and notes, 1900-1901 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 94

Folder 95

Volume 5: Transcription and notes, 1902-1903 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 95

Folder 96

Volume 6: Transcription and notes, 1093 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 96

Folder 97

Volume 7: Transcription and notes, 1903-1904 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 97

Folder 98

Volume 8: Transcription and notes, 1904-1905 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 98

Folder 99

Volume 9: Transcription and notes, 1906 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 99

Folder 100

Volume 10: Transcription and notes, 1909 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 100

Folder 101

Volume 11: Transcription and notes, 1941-1943 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 101

Folder 102

Volume 12: Transcription and notes, 1945 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 102

Folder 103

Volume 13: Transcription and notes, 1945 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 103

Folder 104

Volume 14: Transcription and notes, 1947-1948 #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 104

Folder 105

Volume 15: Notes on trees and shrubs, undated #02977, Series: "2. Diary, 1899-1953 and undated." Folder 105

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Includes digests of papers and articles by H. A. Allard on many subjects in natural history.

Note that original file folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Folder 106

General biology: Alleghany cave rat, insects, birds, reptiles, mammals #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 106

Folder 107

"The Literature of Plant Breeding", thesis by Norman H. Grubb, Cornell University, 1908 #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 107

Folder 108

Digests of articles: various subjects #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 108

Folder 109

Ragweed data #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 109

Folder 110

Genealogical data: Allard #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 110

Folder 111

Poetry #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 111

Folder 112-113

Folder 112

Folder 113

Insects #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 112-113

Folder 114

Ice wells, springs, etc. #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 114

Folder 115

Digests of articles: various subjects #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 115

Folder 116

Bull Run #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 116

Folder 117

"Some of Our Evergreens," circa 1895 #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 117

Narrative of experiences on a carrier boat, 1899 #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 117

"More per Acre," script, 1944 #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 117

Folder 118

Digests of articles: various subjects #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 118

Folder 119

Lists of plants collected by Allard and others #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 119

Folder 120

Vegetation: General #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 120

Folder 121

Ecology: Behavior: Human, insect, animal, bird #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 121

Folder 122

"Musical Insects of New England" #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 122

Folder 123

"Chapter XII: Family Gryllidae, Crickets" #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 123

Folder 124

Key: Shrubs, vines, ferns, trees #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 124

Folder 125

Forest climates: vegetational studies--regional #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 125

Folder 126

Ecology--Concepts, terms, etc. #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 126

Folder 127

Light in tropical rain forests #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 127

Folder 128

Key: Various plants #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 128

Folder 129

Fungi, lichens, mosses #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 129

Folder 130

Key: Various plants, trees, reptiles #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 130

Folder 132

Climate and soil, geology of mountains #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 132

Box turtle data #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 132

Folder 133

Key: Various plants #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 133

Folder 134

Key: Birds #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 134

Folder 136

Conifers, pines, ecology #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 136

Folder 137

Lists of plants collected and identified by Allard in Virginia and New England #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 137

Folder 138

Field notes: botanical #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 138

Bull Run: occurence of plants #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 138

Folder 139

Ancient floras #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 139

Folder 140-141

Folder 140

Folder 141

Tobacco #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 140-141

Folder 142

Various North American plants #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 142

Folder 143

Flora #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 143

Folder 144

Localization tests #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 144

Folder 145

Turtle data #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 145

Folder 146

Botany, pollination, flora #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 146

Folder 147-148

Folder 147

Folder 148

Various trees and plants #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 147-148

Folder 149-152

Folder 149

Folder 150

Folder 151

Folder 152

Writings: various subjects #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 149-152

Folder 153-156

Folder 153

Folder 154

Folder 155

Folder 156

Papers and articles #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 153-156

Folder 157

Light intensity: climate #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 157

Folder 158

Soils #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 158

Folder 159

Bogs and muskegs #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 159

Folder 160

Various trees and plants #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 160

Folder 161-162

Folder 161

Folder 162

Forest climates #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 161-162

Folder 163

Botany, morphology, ecology #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 163

Folder 164

Origins, ancient flora #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 164

Folder 165

Sand plains, liltoral and desert vegetation #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 165

Folder 166

Flora studies, Alaska plant behavior #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 166

Folder 167

Grasslands and prairies #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 167

Folder 168

Marshlands and prairies #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 168

Folder 169

Vegetation: general #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 169

Folder 170-173

Folder 170

Folder 171

Folder 172

Folder 173

Writings: various subjects #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 170-173

Folder 174

Conifers #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 174

Folder 175

Writings: various subjects #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 175

Folder 176

Phyllotaxy #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 176

Folder 177

Trees in the District of Columbia #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 177

Folder 178

Carbons of insects #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 178

Folder 179

Carbons and original manuscript of Katydida #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 179

Folder 180

Sex: plants #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 180

Folder 181

Dioscorea #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 181

Folder 182

Ecology: Terms: Concepts relative to Bull Run, etc. #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 182

Folder 183

General plant physcology: autumn coloration, light, radiation, moon #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 183

Folder 189-190

Folder 189

Folder 190

Volumes 16-17: Reading notebooks #02977, Series: "3. Miscellaneous Writings" Folder 189-190

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Note that original file folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Folder 184

Tettigoniidae (Katydid) #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 184

Folder 185

Acrididae (Grasshopper) #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 185

Folder 186

Cycloptilum, Gyrllotalpa, Scapteriscus, Atlanticus, Odonttoxiphidium #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 186

Folder 187

Oecanthus, Neoxabea, Orocharis, Anaxipha, Gryllus, Nemobius #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 187

Folder 188

Miscellaneous illustrations #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 188

Folder 191

Grasshoppers #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 191

Folder 192-193

Folder 192

Folder 193

Katydids #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 192-193

Folder 194

Cricket genera #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 194

Folder 195

Grasshopper #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 195

Folder 196

Insect photos #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 196

Folder 197

Cicadas #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 197

Folder 198

Crickets #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 198

Folder 199

Grasshoppers #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 199

Folder 200

Miscellaneous drawings #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 200

Folder 201

Carbons of insect drawings #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 201

Folder 202

Musical Insects, plates #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" Folder 202

Special Format Image SF-P-2977/1-8

SF-P-2977/1

SF-P-2977/2

SF-P-2977/3

SF-P-2977/4

SF-P-2977/5

SF-P-2977/6

SF-P-2977/7

SF-P-2977/8

Glass negatives of graphs and biological subjects #02977, Series: "4. Illustrations" SF-P-2977/1-8

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Photographs (PF-2977/1-4; SF-P-2977/1-8).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton, and Jodi Berkowitz, March 2011

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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