C. Thomas Shay

An Inventory of his papers at the University Of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Lewis St. George Stubbs
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe LibraryWinnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
(June 2005)

Finding aid encoded by Lewis St. George Stubbs (June 2005)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - MSS 155 A.04-105 PC 162 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Creator:
C. Thomas Shay

Title:
Shay fonds

Dates:
1934-2004

Quantity:
4.2 m. of textual records, which includes one box of index cards, 21 photographs & 1 negative

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Biography of C. Thomas Shay

Dr. Creighton Thomas Shay received his B.A. (1960) M.A. (1965) and Ph.D (1970) from the University of Minnesota in Anthropology. In 1961-62 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to train and study at the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen. In 1964, he became an instructor in the Extension Division of the Unniversity of Minnesota and the following year was appointed an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University. In 1967, Shay took an appoitment as a Lecturer at the University of Manitoba, which became an Assistant Professorship in 1970 upon the completion of his doctorate. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1972, a rank he held until his retirement in 1993 when he was made a Senior Scholar of the University. Dr. Shay has undertaken research in variety of different areas of anthropology over his career focusing much of his research in ethnobotany and paleobotany in Greece, but more importantly in the northeastern prairies and plains of Canada and the United States, in particular Manitoba and Minnesota. He has published extensively in monographs, refereed journals and local publications. Many of these works were co-authored with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Shay, a former Botany professor at the University of Manitoba and recipient of the Order of Canada for her work on envirormental causes. In honour of the contributions that Dr. Shay has made to the University of Manitoba, former students, friends and colleagues established the C. Thomas Shay Scholarship for graduate study in Anthropology in 1993. Dr. Shay was also awarded the Manitoba Prix Award for Heritage Education in 1997. Dr. Shay continues to remain active and his current research interests include human ecology in Western Canada 3000 years ago until 1870; and the human ecology of the Bronze Age in Greece and the Mediterranean.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds is divided into seven series. The first contains Biographical & Family information, the second contains Professional Correspondence much of it pertains to financial & retirement information. The bulk of the fonds is held in the next three series, the third contains Academic Material & Research Material on Mesara, Greece, the fourth is research material on the North Eastern Plains & the fifth contains research on the Corn Project . The final two series consist of one oversize document & photographs.

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Restrictions on Access

Some grant applications & financial material have been retricted.

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Restrictions on Use

Some grant applications & financial material have been restricted.

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Custodial History

The fonds were donated by C. Thomas Shay in the fall of 2004

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Other Finding Aids

See finding aid listings for A.99-82 & A.01-31

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Detailed Description of the Collection

BIOGRAPHICAL & FAMILY MATERIAL [ 1934-2004 ]
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11 Emma Shay (mother) Christmas mailing list ca. 1980s
2 Emma Shay's Christmas letters 1985-1988
3C Emma Shay's finances 1986
4 Sympathy cards on death of Aunt Della Henke 1994
5 Sympathy cards on death of Emma Shay 1992
6 Personal correspondence 1952-1959
7 Personal correspondence 1960-1965
8 Correspondence Re: Itasca Biological Station 1960-1964
9 Personal correspondence Denmark 1961-1962
10 Personal correspondence 1969-1998
11 Personal correspondence 1999-2001
12 Personal correspondence & Christmas cards 2002
13 Personal correspondence - Re: Peace Demonstration 2003
14 Personal correspondence & Christmas cards 2003
15 Childhood material 1934-1940
16 Early education 1941-1945
17 Early education - Sanford Jr. High Minneapolis & Confirmation 1946-1949
18 Roosevelt High School 1951-1952
19 Boy Scouts of America 1946-1952
20 U.S. military service 1956-1958
21 Roosevelt High School yearbooks 1951-1952
22 Roosevelt High School Reunion 1987-2002
23 Fulbright Scholarship in Denmark 1961-1962
24 Correspondence Re: move to England 2000-2002
25 Criddle/Vane Homestead nomination as Historic Site 2003-2004
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21 Ecological Reserve on Shay property in St. Adolphe 2004
2 Automobile repair & vehicle donation to kidney program 1990-2004
3 Applications for Residence in the United Kingdom 1993-2002
4 Travel 1950s
5 Travel - Washington 1957-1958
6 Travel - New York 1958
7 Travel & events 1960s
8 Travel while Fulbright Scholar 1961-1962
9 Travel 1970-1989
10 Travel - Australia & New Zealand 2003

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PROFESSIONAL CORRESPONDENCE 1960-2004
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211 Memberships to Organizations 1960-2000
12C Pension information 1969-1999
13C Canada Pension 1996
14 Old Age Security Pension 2000-2001
15C University of Manitoba pension 1995-2002
16C Investments Wood Gundy CIBC 1999-2001
17C Wood Gundy RRSP investment 1995
18C CIBC Wood Gundy RRSP investments 2000
19 Insurance policies 1965-1982
20C Income Tax returns 1995-1997
21C Charitable donations 2003
22C Household help - receipts & agreements 1972-2003
23 Disposal of household goods Lot 252 St. Mary's Road 2000-2001
24 Correspondence with research associates 1996-2000
25 Correspondence with research associates 2000-2001
26 Cole Wilson correspondence 1999-2003
27 Correspondence with associates 2002
28 Correspondence with associates 2003
29C Research wages paid 1999-2002

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ACADEMIC MATERIAL & RESEARCH MATERIAL ON MESARA GREECE 1962-2004
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31 Research - student employment 1998-2000
2 Research assistant applications 2001-2003
3 Student employment grant finances 2001
4 Correspondence with research associates 2004
5 Archaeological lab techniques 1970-1989
6 Anthropology course: 76:221 1969
7 Course: 76: 735 Prehistoric Human Ecology Riverbottom Forest Studies 1988
8 Courses: 76:103 & 76: 290 ca.1980
9 Academic Scholarship terms of reference 1996-2003
10 Academic scholarship 1999
11 Academic scholarship 2000-2003
12 Northern Studies Committee 1992
13 Anthropolgy Graduate Committee 1991-1992
14 Anthropology Teach-In 1990
15 Correspondence - Research/Academic 1997-2001
16 Correspondence - Research/Academic 2002-2003
17 Senior Scholar appointment 1993-1998
18 Anthroplogy annual reports 1977-1999
19 C.T. Shay vitae 1980-1995
20 Conferences 2002
21 Academic Advisor - Phillipe Trottier 1981
22 Vegetation History of Southern Manitoba - for Manitoba Museum 1999
23 Red River History - for Goodearth Television Productions 2001
24 Research from PHD thesis Itasca Bison Site maps, reports & correspondence 1964-1981
25 Background information on research 1970-2001
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41 Comments on Envirormental History of Northern Manitoba - Myra Sitchon 2004
2 Research Proposal - Ecological changes in prehistoric settlement in South Western Manitoba 1970
3 T.C. Shay research paper presentation - Preliminary report on the Itasca Bison Site presented at Great Plains Conference 1964
4 T.C. Shay research paper presentation - "Vegatation History of the Southern Lake Agassiz Basin during the Past 12000 years" 1966
5 T.C. Shay research paper presentation -" Bison Utilization in the N.E. Prairie/Forest border" - Great Plains Conference 1978
6 Research paper presentation - " Assessing Early Historic Resource Potential in the Prairie - Forest Border" 1982
7 Research paper presentation - " Plant Use during the Late Precontact Period in the N.E. Plains: Chemopodium" Society for American Archaeologists 1993
8 Book Review: "Historical Settlement in Mid-Continental North America" - Reviews in Anthropology 1987
9 Research paper - "Perspectives on the Late Prehistory of the N.E. Plains" 1989
10 Research paper - "The Role of Non-Food Plants in the Northeastern Plains" - Anne Moulton 1993
11 Research - " Paleothnobotanical Studies at the Forks" report later published in the Journal of Manitoba Archaeology 1990
12 Retirement party for Leigh Syms 2003
13 List of M.A. & PHD graduates & thesis titles - University of Manitoba Department of Anthropology 1962-2003
14 Traffic on campus - information & correspondence 2003-2004
15 Asbestos contamination on campus 2002-2004
16 Asbestos contamination on campus - file 2 2002-2004
17 Research - traffic on campus 2002-2003
18 Traffic on campus - background & supporting material 2003
19 Traffic on campus - correspondence 2003
20 Research: Northeast Plains Paleobotany - tables of seeds in Archaeological Sites [1980s]
21 Northeast Plains - Plants & People Fundraiser 1990
22 Disposal of goods - books, cameras, journal reprints & research records 1996-2001
23 Disposal of goods - book reprints 2002-2003
24 Souris River - Vegetation Data from Envirormental Management Consultants 1993
25 Manitoba Vegetation - History for Manitoba Heritage Network 1976-2000
26 Plant Remains from Archaeological Sites in Southern Manitoba & the Northeast Plains - Report for the Heritage Grants Committee 1999
27 Research Lab organization - suggestions for taking notes & organizing files 1996-2001
28 Endnote Bibliography Program - list of references 1996-2000
29 Research assistants 1983-2002
30 Archive lists 2001-2003 & projects & presentations lists -1965-1999 1965-2003
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51 Classification for research assistants notes - file folder categories [1990s]
2 Red River Greenway 2003
3 Classification of books 1998-1999
4 Classification & organization of reprints - categories 1997-2002
5 Reprints sent to the University of Winnipeg 2000 - reprints sent to Catherine Yansa 2002 2000-2002
6 University of Manitoba Archives correspondence 1995-2001
7C Reference letters for students 2003-2004
8 Personal humour - jokes, poems & limericks [1950-2000]
9C House in Nanaimo, B.C. purchase, mortgage, rental & sale 1980-2003
10 Creative Writing Course - Red River Community College 1983
11 Principles of Journalism - Red River Community College 1985
12 Eldon Johnson Internship - Johnson was Shay's advisor at the University of Minnesota 1992-1994
13 Eldon Johnson Internship 1995-1999
14C Eldon Johnson Internship - Addresses to send requests for donations 1992-1999
15 Emma Shay book fund 1992-1999
16 Mesara background photographs ca.1999
17 Mesara Survey background maps 1999
18 Mesara Survey - correspondence from J.M. & C.T. Shay 1982-1999
19 Mesara Survey - correspondence to J.M & C.T. Shay 1975-1995
20 Mesara Survey - correspondence with associates 1987-1998
21 Mesara Survey - correspondence & addresses 1987-1995
22 Mesara Survey - correspondence Re: chapter revisions 2000
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61 Mesara correspondence 1998-1999
2 Mesara correspondence 2001-2003
3 Mesara Survey - Research, maps & charts 1999
4 Mesara Survey Research - Vegetation Survey - finances & permits 1987-1988
5 Mesara Survey Research - Cretan Exploration Project 1987
6 Mesara Research - Rockefeller Archive Research Centre 1987-1990
7 Mesara Research - Rockefeller Archives 1990
8 Mesara Survey Research - Maps of Western Mesara 1992
9 Mesara Research Maps - Survey Area 1994-2002
10 Mesara Research - Graphs rainfall/moisture 1979-2000
11 Mesara Research - Hydrology 1949-1985
12 Mesara Research - slope analysis 1994
13 Mesara Research - geology & soil analysis 1973-1999
14 Mesara Research - geology & soil analysis 1985-1987
15 Mesara Research - Geomorpholgy - soil description sheets - Kevin Pope ca.1990
16 Mesara - Vegetation survey floral list tables [1990s]
17 Mesara - Vegetation Survey floral list tables 1980-1987
18 Mesara - Greek species lists 1984-1992
19 Mesara - Vegetation Survey Graphs - distribution by moisture, disturbance & fetility 1994-2004
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71 Mesara - Vegetation Field Form 1986-1987
2 Mesara Survey - Vegetation field notes 1984-1987
3 Mesra - Vegetation survey soil data analysis 1984
4 Mesara - Vegetation survey - plant communities data 1984
5 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - soil moisture and disturbance analysis 1994
6 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - field data 1984-1987
7 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - ethnobotany 1978-1994
8 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - locations 1985-1995
9 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - trees & shrubs 1992-1995
10 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - Herbs 1994-1996
11 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - graphs 1992
12 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - chi-square analysis 1992
13 Mesara - Vegatation Survey - ordination analysis 1993-1995
14 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - ordination analysis 1990-1992
15 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - land use (rough notes) 1980-1987
16 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - land use - rough notes 1989-1990
17 Mesara - Notes on Medeterranza 1988-1991
18 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - land use - rough notes 1988-1992
19 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - land use - rough notes 1993-1996
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81 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - land use (rough notes) 1998-1999
2 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - vegetation history pollen analysis 1991-1992
3 Mesara - Vegetation Survey - habitats 1994
4 Mesara - Land Use - figures 1999
5 Mesara - Land Use - Chronology 1987-1998
6 Mesara - Land Use - population graphs 1992
7 Mesara - Land Use - history notes 1989-1995
8 Mesara - Land Use - crop ecology notes 1977-1999
9 Mesara - Land Use - agricultural economics labour imputs ca.1985
10 Mesara - land use - agricultural statistics 1994
11 Mesara - land use - draft reports 1988, 1993
12 Mesara - land use - calculations 1993
13 Mesara - Land use paper published in 1993 " Changes Population, Settlement & Economy during the 20th Century - A Case Study of W. Mesara, Crete, Greece" includes 1990 draft material 1990-1993
14 Mesara - Land Use Paper published in 1993 " "Population, Settlement & Economy 1990s" 1993
15 Mesara - progress reports - Cretan Exploration Project - preliminary reports 1984-1987
16 Mesara - " A Survey of Western Mesara Plain in Crete" published in Hesperia 1993
17 Vegetation Survey - progress reports [1980s]
18 Mesara - drafts of Cretan Exploration Draft - settlement & history [1990s]
19 Mesara - Chapter 3 - Geoarchaeology draft 1995
20 Mesara - Cretan Exploration Project - chapter drafts 1999
21 Mesara - Cretan Exploration - maps for book draft 1999
22 Mesara - Cretan Exploration Project - chapter 10 Agriculture and Subsistance Drafts 1999
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91 Mesara - Cretan Exploration Project - chapter 1 book line 2000
2 Mesara - Cretan Exploration Project - figures for book draft 2000
3 Mesara - Cretan Exploration Project - chapter 2 draft 2000
4 Mesara - Cretan Exploration Project - chapters 4-7 Neolithic-Bronze Age draft 2000
5 Mesara - Cretan Exploration Project - chapters 8-10 Iron Age to Byzantium draft 2000
6 Mesara - Cretan Exploration Project - chapters 11 & 12 Agricultural Substance Conclusions draft 2000
7 Mesara - Botanical Studies - chapter - rough notes 1980-1995
8 Mesara - Botanical Studies - chapter - draft 1993
9 Mesara - Botanical Studies - chapter draft material 1995
10 Mesara - Botanical Studies chapter draft 1995
11 Mesara - Botanical Studies chapter tables 1995-1999
12 Mesara - Botanical Studies - Environment, Land Use & Botanical Studies - chapter revisions 1997-1999
13 Mesara - Environment & Botany - draft material 1999
14 Mesara - Botanical Studies chapter - old botany chapter 1999
15 Mesara - Botanical Studies - chapter draft Feb. 1999
16 Mesara - Botanical Studies - chapter draft June 1999
17 Mesara - Environment, Land Use & Botanical Studies - chapter draft June 1999
18 Mesara - Environment, Land Capability & Botanical Studies - chapter draft July 1999
19 Mesara - Environment, Land Use & Botanical Studies August 1999
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101 Mesara - Environment, Land Capability & Botanical Studies August 1999
2 Mesara - Environment , Land Use & Botanical Studies - chapter reviews 2001-2002
3 Mesara - Botany & Land Use references [1980s-1990s]
4 Mesara - Botany & Land Use references 1989-1998
5 Mesara Survey - Botany & Land Use references [1980s-1990s]
6 Mesara - Botanical Studies - Environment & Botany chapter extra tables & figures 1999-2003
7 Mesara - Botanical Studies - Environment & Botany - illustration drafts of plants 1999
8 Mesara - Botanical Studies - Environment & Botany chapter draft - obsolete tables & figures 1999-2003
9 Mesara - Land Use chapter draft material 1990-1994
10 Mesara - Land Use chapter draft material 1995
11 Mesara - History of Land Use March 1995
12 Mesara - Land Use chapter drafts Jan.-Feb.1999
13 Mesara - Land Use chapter drafts April 1999
14 Kommos overflow - Kommos Archaeological Project - field notes 1980-1984
15 Kommos Archaeology Project - correspondence 1997
16 Kommos Archaeological Project - seeds lists ethnobotany 1981
17 Kommos Archaeological Project - Flora & Vegetation Plant Lists - Notebook key to pages 1980-1987
18 Kommos Archaeological Project Flora & Vegetation plant lists 1982-1984
19 Kommos Overflow Kommos Archaelogist - project charcoal lists [1990s]
20 Kommos Archaeologists Project - article " On a Cretan Hillside" Thomas & Jennifer Shay 1983
21 Kommos Archaeological Project - book chapters - Flora & Vegetation - charcoal final drafts - Iron Age drafts 1991
22 Kommos 1 - " The Kommos Region & Houses of the Minoan Town" Princeton University Press 1995
23 Midea Archaeological Project - Plant species list, seed sample locations, summary chapter illustrations for conference presentations 1995
24 Nichoria Archaeological Project - Vegetation survey - floral tables - Jennifer Shay field reports 1972

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NORTH EASTERN PLAINS RESEARCH 1986-2004
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111 North Eastern Plains - Analysis of plant remains - grant application 1986
2 North Eastern Plains - analysis of plant remains - Prehistoric Ethnobotany 1987
3 North Eastern Plains - analysis of plant remains - proposals 1987-1988
4 North Eastern Plains - plant remains from Lockport, Forks & Tipperary Creek 1986-1990
5 Research propsals - analysis of plant remains 1987-1998
6 Sites analyzed for seeds & charcoal 1993
7 Miscellaneous lab correspondence 1987
8 Miscellaneous sites sample lists 1988
9 Miscellaneous sample identifications 1988
10 Ballynacree site reports ca.1988
11 Ballynacree site appendix tables 1986
12 Ballynacree DK KP8 drafts of report ca.1988
13 Davis site preliminary reports 1986-1987
14 Davis Site - appendix tables 1985
15 Davis Site - analysis of plant remains 1985
16 Melhagen Site - preliminary report 1988
17 Prehistoric plant use project coding conventions & formatting 1988
18 Lockport tables for MAS Journal article 1991-1993
19 Lockport seed identification 1985
20 Lockport sample inventories 1987
21 Lockport preliminary reports 1987
22 Prehistoric Ethnobotany of the Canadian Prairies 1987
23 Tipperary Creek seed lists obsolete 1987-1988
24 Tipperary Creek Site - seed lists for site companions 1987-1988
25 Tipperary Creek - sample inventory 1987-1988
26 Tipperary Creek - preliminary reports 1989-1993
27 Tipperary Creek - seeds 198-1992
28 Tipperary Creek - charcoal 1996
29 Tipperary Creek - draft materials 1987-1989
30 Tipperary Creek - preliminary results 1987
31 Walter Moser site 1991
32 Rafferty Project - Upper Souris River progress reports & grant proposal 1990-1993
33 Forks 92-93 Public Archives 1992-1993
34 Forks igloo - Archives 1990
35 Forks - St. Mary's Extension - Archives 1990
36 Forks '89 - Gibraltar Archives 1989
37 Forks - other remains 1992
38 Forks N. Point Site - shell remains ca. 1938
39 Forks N. Point Site - wood charcoal 1989
40 Forks N. Point Site - seeds 1988-1990
41 Forks North Point Site - sill sample inventory 1993
42 Forks North Point Site - wall profiles/stratigraphy/layer-event 1988
43 Forks North Point Site - radiocarbon & chronology 1992
44 Fork North Point Site - sediments ca.1990
45 Forks North Point Site - correspondence 1990
46 Maps, ground plans & unit layout diagrams 1988
47 Forks North Point Site - grant proposal 1991
48 Forks North Point Site - preliminary report 1989
49 Forks North Point Site - river history & human history 1990
50 Forks North Point Site - river history & human history report Oct. 1990
51 Forks North Point Site - river history & human history at the Forks Part II 1992-1994
52 Forks North Point Site - Paleobotanical Studies at the Forks - Interim report Mar. 1990

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CORN PROJECT 1983-2004
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121 Lorraine Iverach - correspondence 1997-2000
2 Lorraine Iverach - draft materials 1998
3 Lorraine Iverach - "Meet Me at the Forks" 1991
4 "Meet Me at the Forks" maps & photos 1991
5 Aboriginal stories ca.1991
6 English education material 1996-2002
7 Health education materials 1994-2002
8 Museum education material 1983-1990
9 National Film Board video catalogue 2002-2003
10 Science education materials compiled 1990-1999
11 Social Studies - education material 1988-2003
12 General - education program 1996
13 Corn Project - diagrams ca.1991
14 Teddy Cameron - diagrams ca. 1991
15 General diagrams includes transparencies 2004
16 Shay's rough notes 1997
17 Corn project receipts 1997-2003
18C Corn Project contracts 2002
19 Copyright permission 2000
20 Bibliographies - compiled ca.1990
21 National Museum of Canada information 2003
22 Corn Project - correspondence 2001-2002
23 Corn Project - 2nd edition additions 2004
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131 Background material - Part I 1989-2001
2 Background material - Part II compiled ca. 2002
3 Background material - Part III compiled ca. 2003
4 Background material - Part IV 1996-1999
5 General background material ca. 1995
6 Comments & Revisions for People and Plants The Story of Corn June 2002
7 Comments & revisions - fall 2002
8 Comments & revisions - Larry Labelle 2003
9 Julie Delorme revisions 2003
10 Kirsten Bodnarchuk - revisions 2003
11 C.T. Shay comments 2003
12 Corn Project - draft 1998
13 Draft 2002
14 Draft March 2003
15 Draft August 2003
16 Draft October 2003
17 Single page version draft includes publishers rejection letter Dec. 2003-2004
18 Corn Project - rough notes 2002-2003

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REFERENCE INDEX CARDS [1980-2000]
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141 Reference index cards [1980-2000]

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OVERSIZE MATERIAL 1934
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11 Baptismal record 1934

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PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION PC 162 1934-1971
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11 1-2 Baby picture 1934 3 at five monthes 1934 4. Christmas 1934 5. with Santa Claus 1935 6. grade 2 class 1942 7.Cooper Elementary School ca. 1942 8. Church confirmation 9. Sanford Jr. High School class 1949 10. Boy Scout Jamboree 1950 11-12 High School graduation 1952 13-16 Armed Forces in Greenland includes negative 1957 17-22 Christmas Party in Archaeology labratory 1971 1934-1971

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