Marie Mellinger collection

Marie Mellinger collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Marie Mellinger collection
Creator: Mellinger, Marie, 1914-2006
Creator: Stiles, Billy Joe
Inclusive Dates: 1940-2006
Language: English
Extent: 14 Linear Feet 28 boxes
Collection Number: ms3754
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Marie Barlow Mellinger (1914-2006) was a teacher, naturalist, conservationist and scholar. She served as the first non-Atlanta president of the Georgia Botanical Society and authored the Atlas of Vascular Flora of Georgia. Mellinger led seminars titled "Incredible Wild Edibles" focused on wild flowers and plants suitable for eating as well as medicinal herbs. Additionally, she served as one of the plant advisors to the early Foxfire books.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of Marie Mellinger's index of flower and nonflowering plants as well as slides, a copy of her book, Atlas of the Vascular Flora of Georgia, and several handmade scrapbooks about plants. The index includes illustrations, photographs, and cuttings from plants.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marie Mellinger collection, ms3754, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive: http://purl.libs.uga.edu/brown/har-ms3754/bmac-coll


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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1Flowering Plants - A-Ananas
 
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2Flowering Plants - Anchosa-Arundinaria
 
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3Flowering Plants - Asarum-Boussin Gaultia
 
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4Flowering Plants - Cabomba-Chelone
 
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5Flowering Plants - Chenopodium-Cunila
 
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6Flowering Plants - Cuphea-Diospyros
 
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7Flowering Plants - Diphyleia-Fagopyrum
 
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8Flowering Plants - Fagus-Gymnopogon
 
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9Flowering Plants - Gypsophilia-Jasminum
 
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10Flowering Plants - Jeffersonia-Limonium
 
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11Flowering Plants - Limosella-Microanthemum
 
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12Flowering Plants - Micromeria-Oxalis
 
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13Flowering Plants - Oxybaphus-Phlox
 
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14Flowering Plants - Phoenix-Polygonac
 
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15Flowering Plants - Polypogon-Rhamn
 
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16Flowering Plants - Rhapidophyllum-Sagina
 
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17Flowering Plants - Sagittaria-Sorbus
 
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18Flowering Plants - Sorgnastrum-Tilia
 
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19Flowering Plants - Tiliandsia-Cerbascum
 
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20Flowering Plants - Verbena-Z
 
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21Non-Flowering Plants - Algae, Lichens, Ferns
 
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22Non-Flowering Plants - Algae, Lichens, Ferns; Misc A-Elephantopus
 
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23Non-Flowering Plants - Misc Ergeron-Z; Fungi A-Agaricus
 
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24Non-Flowering Plants - Fungi Amanityosis-Z; Unidentified
 
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25Non-Flowering Plants - Unidentified
 
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26Wild Edibles
 
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27Rocks and cuttings
 
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281Color slides of various plants
 
282Atlas of the Vascular Flora of Georgia (annotated)
 
284Photographs and clippings
 
285Scrapbooks of pressed plants
 
286Memorial program

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