Collection ASU0222 - The Gifford Society bulletin

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ASU0222

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The Gifford Society bulletin

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  • 1951-1953 (Creation)

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1 Box

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In 1947, Frank J. Rimoldi, a professor of applied tropical botany who taught landscape and conservation, began the arboretum on the University of Miami campus with a teaching collection of 250 trees and 100 shrubs. In 1949, the Arboretum was named in honor and memory of Dr. John C. Gifford, the first graduate forester in the United States, an expert on tropical woods and influential professor of tropical forestry. By 1951, the Arboretum, under the guidance of Chairman of the Botany Department, Taylor Alexander, had expanded to over 500 species.

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Under the leadership of George Gwin, President, Jack Hazen, Vice-President, and Joan Banninster, Secretary-Treasurer, the activities of the Society began with its first meeting of the new school year on October 10, 1952.

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The Bulletin was published by the Gifford Society of Tropical Botany, Department of Botany, University of Miami.  The University Archives holds 1 copy of the Bulletin No. 2 (1951-52) and 1 copy of Bulletin No. 3 (1952-53).

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  • English

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