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Martin, George Willard



  • Existence: 1886-1971


George Willard Martin was born in Brooklyn, New York, October 27, 1886, and died in Iowa City, September 13, 1971. His degrees were Litt.B., Rutgers, 1912; M.Sc., 1915; D.Sc. (hon.), 1963; Ph.D., Chicago, 1922. He joined the Department of Botany at Iowa in 1923, reaching the rank of Professor in 1929. Martin was Director of the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, 1928-1934, and Head of the Department of Botany, 1953-1955, becoming Professor Emeritus in 1955. His specialty was mycology (fungi), especially Myxomycetes (slime molds). He was a co-author of two books on the Myxomycetes, 1934 and 1969, and was editor-in-chief of Mycologia and of the University of Iowa Studies in Natural History.

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George Willard Martin correspondence

Identifier: RG99.0035
Scope and Contents The correspondence includes determinations of specimen types, exchanges, botanical society business, critiquing of journal articles, recommendations for Martin's many students, and inquiries from the general public. Correspondents include botanical garden personnel, herbarium curators, professors at other universities, government agencies dealing with the study of fungi, foreign mycologists, and his former students. Significant correspondents include Constantine John Alexopoulos, Ruth McVaugh Allen, Gladys Elizabeth Baker, Robert Joseph Bandoni, Ernst Athearn Bessey, Henry Shoemaker Conard, William Bridge Cooke, Richard William George Dennis, Bernard Ogilvie Dodge, Marie Leonore Farr, Joseph Charles Gilman, William Dudley Gray, Clifford William Hesseltine, Herbert Spencer Jackson, Theodor Karl Just, Lorene Louise Kennedy, Donald T. Kowalski, Paul Lewis Lentz, David Hunt Linder, Marcel V. Locquin, Josiah Lincoln Lowe, Bernard Lowy, Thomas Huston Macbride (no letter from Macbride is...
Dates: 1925 - 1971