Arthur G. Vestal Papers, 1899-1964 | University of Illinois Archives
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Papers of Arthur Gibson Vestal '11 (1888-1964), professor Botany (1929-57) and Wanda Pfeiffer Vestal (1882-1969), instructor of Botany (1944-45), including correspondence, photographs, course and lecture notes, manuscripts and publications concerning graduate study and botany field trips at the University of Chicago (1906-16), undergraduate life at Illinois (1909-11), expense records of a faculty family at Eastern Illinois (1916-20) and Stanford (1920-29), biology at Stanford (1920-27), botany field work and summer teaching in Colorado and neighboring states (1922-30), California grasslands research, plant community investigation methods and family matters.
The series contains files on botany field trips (1929-60), departmental correspondence (1950-58) and student papers (1925, 1930, 1935-39, 1950-52).
Correspondents include Charles C. Adams, Henry C. Cowles, Max M. Ellis, Henry A. Gleason, Roland M. Harper and A.G. Tansley.