Finding Aid

Biological Clubs Records

UPS 45.2

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Summary Information

Prepared by
J.M. Duffin
Preparation date
June 2012
Date [inclusive]
1888-1901
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

Transferred from the University Libraries in 1974 (Accession 1974:14).

ARRANGEMENT

The records are organized into four single-item series: Journal Club of the Biological Department, Biological Club, Zoological Club of the University Pennsylvania, Hstory.

HISTORICAL NOTE

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Biological Clubs Records documents the activities of two short-lived clubs related to the study of biology shortly after the department was formed at the University of Pennsylvania. The minute books record the decisions and programs undertaken by the clubs and the membership volume contains the names (men and women) and place of residence of the members. In addition to this there is a copy of the constitution of the Zoological Club of the University of Pennsylvania. The recollections of Dr. J.P. Morris provide some history and context of these clubs in their related fields.

Inventory

 

Journal Club of the Biological Department 

Box

Folder

Constitution, Rules, and Membership 1889 

1

1

Minutes 1888 

1

2

 

Biological Club 

Box

Folder

Constitution, Rules, and Membership (bound with Journal Club volume) 1896-1900 

1

1

Minutes (bound with Journal Club volume) 1896-1901 

1

2

 

Zoological Club of the University Pennsylvania 

Box

Folder

Constitution, ca. 1895? 

1

3

 

History 

Box

Folder

Recollections regarding Journal Club, Biological Club, Zoological Club and Zoological Seminary by Dr. J. P. Morris 1936 

1

4