Papers, correspondence, and publications of the School Natural Science Society

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      GB 206 MS 1329
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      10 boxes, manuscript, typescript, photographs, and printed material. Includes several reels of microfilm, a card index file, and 2 photograph display boards.

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Administrative correspondence of the Society; (2) Annual and conference reports; (3) Executive Committee meetings minute books, expenses book, and receipt book; (4) Many publications of the Society and its members, with some draft manuscripts of articles and offprints; (5) Publicity material and an exhibition display board with photographs; (6) Photographs of some Society members and a card index of members; also, an address book for members; (7) Notes on the history of the Society; (8) Microfilm reels of the Society's journal.

Administrative / Biographical History

The School Natural Science Society was originally founded as the School Nature Study Union in 1903 by Miss K.M. Hall and the Rev. Claude Hinscliff to encourage the study of biology and nature in schools. Its name and constitution were amended in 1963. Its executive committee met several times every year until it ceased to function in 1994. The Society published the journal Natural Science in Schools, which was originally entitled School Nature Study Journal.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The gift of the Society through Professor E.W. Jenkins, 19 July, 1994.


In English.

Additional Information

Additional to earlier donations.