H. Branch Howe, Jr. papers

H. Branch Howe, Jr. papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: H. Branch Howe, Jr. papers
Creator: Howe, H. Branch, Jr., 1924-1998
Inclusive Dates: 1917-1999
Language: English
Extent: 18.75 Linear Feet (14 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, and 1 oversized folder)
Collection Number: UA0154
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Henry Branch Howe, Jr. (1924-1998), native of Atlanta and long-time Athens resident, taught microbiology at UGA from 1957 to 1990 and served as associate dean of the Graduate School (1981-1990). Additionally, Howe served as president of the UGA Chapter of Sigma Xi, director of the State Science Fair, and president of the UGA Retired Faculty Association. A bird enthusiast, Howe participated in the Athens bird count in his spare time (1980-1998) and served on Georgia Ornithological Society Executive Committee. Prior to joining the faculty at UGA, he obtained his doctorate in genetics from the University of Wisconsin and served in the Army's 100th Infantry Division during World War II.

Scope and Content

The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, and photographs. The correspondence is primarily between Howe and other microbiologists regarding genetics and neurospora; however, there is also birding, personal, and administrative correspondence. There are a small number of applications and proposals submitted to the UGA Graduate School by various departments desiring to offer PhD programs (1962-1963). There are a number of research grant proposals (1959-1979). Also included is information and statistics from the Athens bird count (1980-1998) and Branch Howe's papers concerning the Georgia Ornithological Society with some printed material. One large photo album documents the 100th Infantry Division during World War II and Howe experience during the war. The other photo album originally belonged to Clifford Cagle (Branch Howe's mother-in-law's sister's husband) and documents UGA around 1917-1918. The UGA photographs include football and baseball games, students in World War I uniforms, buildings and scenes around campus, and student activities.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

H. Branch Howe, Jr. papers, UA0154, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Biographical information
 
12Correspondence A
 
13Correspondence B
 
14Correspondence Barbara Bachmann
 
15Correspondence R. W. Barratt
 
16Correspondence A. V. Beatty
 
17Correspondence Sara N. Bennett
 
18Correspondence Lewis Berner
 
19Correspondence Connally Briles
 
110Correspondence Robert R. Bryden
 
111Correspondence Condolences
 
112Correspondence D
 
113Correspondence Julian T. Darlington
 
114Correspondence Gib DuBusk
 
115Correspondence Frederick de Serras
 
116Correspondence E
 
117Correspondence Bruce M. Eberhart
 
118-19Correspondence F-G
 
120Correspondence Norman Giles
 
121Correspondence Sam Gross
 
122Correspondence H
 
123Correspondence Dr. Herholdt
 
124Correspondence I
 
125Correspondence J-L
 
126Correspondence M
 
127Correspondence Louise McBee
 
128Correspondence Robert L. Metzenburg
 
129Correspondence Mary B. Mitchell
 
130Correspondence Noreen Murray
 
131Correspondence N
 
132Correspondence P
 
133Correspondence William J. Payne
 
134Correspondence David D. Perkins
 
135Correspondence Vivek Prakash
 
136Correspondence Q
 
137Correspondence R
 
138Correspondence with and concerning Dr. M. V. Reddy
 
139Correspondence S
 
140Correspondence Frank Seto
 
141Correspondence Adrian M. Srb
 
142Correspondence David R. Stadler
 
143Correspondence Henry M. Stevenson
 
144Correspondence George Woolley
 
145Correspondence unidentified
 
146Correspondence concerning the American Chestnut, 1958-1961
 
147Correspondence concerning the American Chestnut, 1962-1972
 
148Correspondence- Departmental
 
149Correspondence- Personal, 1958-1998
 
boxfolder
91Correspondence, 1930s-1940s
 
boxfolder
141-3Correspondence with Henry M. Stevenson, 1940-1944
 
144-5Correspondence with Norman H. Giles, 1953-1959
 
146Correspondence, 1960, 1965-1968
 
boxfolder
92Correspondence, 1950s
 
93-4Correspondence, 1960-1969
 
95Correspondence, 1970s
 
96Correspondence, 1980s
 
boxfolder
147Correspondence, 1983
 
148Correspondence, 1989-1993
 
149Correspondence, 1996-1998
 
1410Correpondence about Historic Tree Program, 1992
 
1411Correspondence-includes obituaries for Henry M. Stevenson, 1991
 
boxfolder
97Correspondence, 1990s
 
boxfolder
610-15Correspondence, 1975-1991
 
boxfolder
98Correspondence, undated
 
boxfolder
718Anne Howe sympathy cards, 1998
 
boxfolder
150Graduate School papers
 
boxfolder
1412Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society certificate, 1957 November 19
 
boxfolder
151Grade analysis, 1959-1964
 
152-53Petitions - Applications by UGA Deptartments to the Graduate School to offer Ph.D. programs, 1962-1963
 
154Wake Forest grant material , 1957
 
155Grant - Genetic studies on mating type in neurospora crassa, 1959-1962
 
156Grant - Genetic studies on neurospora tetrasperma, 1962-1965
 
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21Grant - Genetic studies on neurospora tetrasperma, 1967-1969
 
22Grant - Genetic studies on blue-green algae, 1965-1968
 
23Grant - Genetic studies of urease in neurospora crassa, 1968-1972
 
24Grant - Conversion of biomass (cellulose) to alcohol using microbial fermentations, 1979
 
25Quarterly reports - Honors Program, 1963-1964
 
26Neurspora information conference, 1960
 
27Teaching, 1965-1970, undated
 
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51-9Microbiology Department, 1970s-1991, undated
 
510Teaching materials
 
511The Graduate School, 1974-1990
 
512The second series of Graduate Program reviews at UGA, 1986
 
513The Graduate School annual report, 1988-1989
 
514Conference of Southern Graduate Schools, 1987
 
515Environmental Fund for Georgia, 1992
 
51650th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair, 1998
 
517UGA Commencement program, 1979
 
518Research - Homothallic Neurospora
 
519Research - Auxotrophic mutants, 1979
 
520-22Research - Neurospora Africana
 
523-24Research - Neurospora crassa
 
525Research - Black mutant Neurospora crassa
 
boxfolder
61-2Paper - Uptake and Dissimilation of Glycerol by Wild Type and Glycerol Non-utilizing Strains of Neurospora Crassa by Joseph E. Pyle and H. Branch Howe, Jr.
 
63Paper - Female Sterility and Ascospore Lethality in Neurospora Crassa by H. Branch Howe, Jr.
 
64Personal Research papers
 
66Clippings, 1981-1982
 
boxfolder
816Clippings, 1927-1998
 
boxfolder
216Personal
 
boxfolder
68Personal, 1980-1990
 
67Awards and certificates
 
oversized_box
3Diplomas and certificates
 
boxfolder
69Six Generations of Ards and Stevensons, 2010
 
boxfolder
28Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, 1964-1969
 
29Society of the Sigma XI
 
210Lantern slides to unkown presentation
 
211-13Professional papers
 
214Writing - Crossing Over and Nuclear Passing in Neurospora Crassa
 
215Writing - History of Emory's Department of Biology
 
boxfolder
89-10Writing- Articles, 1949-1981
 
811Writing- Articles, undated
 
812Writing- Birding
 
814M.A. Thesis, Emory University, 1950
 
815Professional papers
 
oversized_box
1Commencement regalia
 
boxfolder
217100th Infantry Divsion Association
 
219Sutton's Warbler project, 1958
 
220Report - GOS Regional Vice President, Athens, 1964
 
221Athens regional report for the Georgia Ornithological Society, 1965
 
222Sandy Creek printed materials, 1991-1997, undated
 
223Bird count correspondence, notes, and printed materials, 1991-1997
 
boxfolder
616-17Birding correspondence
 
boxfolder
224Description of bird count areas, 1990-1996
 
225-32Chirstmas bird count, 1980-1987
 
233June bird count, 1988
 
234Christmas bird count, 1988
 
235June bird count, 1989
 
236Chirstmas bird count, 1989
 
237June bird count, 1990
 
238Christmas bird count, 1990
 
239June bird count, 1991
 
boxfolder
31Christmas bird count, 1991
 
32June bird count, 1992
 
33Chirstmas bird count, 1992
 
34June bird count, 1993
 
35Christmas bird count, 1993
 
36June bird count, 1994
 
37Christmas bird count, 1994
 
38June bird count, 1995
 
39Christmas bird count, 1995
 
310June bird count, 1996
 
311Christmas bird count, 1996
 
312June bird count, 1997
 
313Christmas bird count, 1997
 
314June bird count, 1998
 
boxfolder
618Early Christmas bird counts - notes and printed material, 1942-1979
 
619Twenty-nine Year Synopsis of the Coot Bay (Fl.) Christmas Bird Count
 
620North American May Bird Count, 1992
 
621Georgia Ornithological Society memebership, 1950-1993
 
622-24Georgia Ornithological Society Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1965-1994
 
boxfolder
71Georgia Ornithological Society Executive Committee meeting minuites, 1995-1997
 
72-5Georgia Ornithological Society materials, 1925-1994, undated
 
76North American migration count, 1993, 1994, 1996
 
77An Analysis of Range Extensions of Certain Bird Species in the Athens, Georgia Area by Olin S. Allen III
 
78Clippings - Ornithological
 
79-10Miscellaneous birding material
 
711Printed material - nature and parks
 
712Printed material - State Botanical Garden of Georgia
 
713-15Printed material - Ornithological
 
716Printed material - Ornithologists' Union
 
717Paper - Birding
 
boxfolder
81"Army Talks" vol. IV, nos. 15, 21, 26, 27, 1945
 
82"The Athens Yellow-Throat" Quarterly of the Athens Bird Club vol. 1, nos. 1, 2, 3, 1967
 
83"The Auklet: An Occasional Journal of Awkward Murre-Murres" vol. 1, nos. 2, 4; vol. 2, no. 4; vol. ?, no. ?, 1922, 1924, 1931, 1938, 1947, 1948
 
84"The People vs. Nazism" Information Bulletin, 1946
 
85"The Raven: Bulletin of the Virginia Society of Ornithology" vol. XVI, nos. 7, 8, July-August 1945
 
86Printed material- German army booklets, 1940; 1944
 
87Printed material- "Elites Francaises: The Allied Troops Landing"
 
88Printed material- WWII American military booklets, 1941-1946
 
813Student work, 1947-1951
 
817Boy Scout material, 1930s
 
818Daughters of the American Revolution material, 1970s
 
819Clifford E. Cagle will and obituaries, 1947; 1951
 
82041st United Confederate Veterans Reunion souvenir program, 1931
 
821Official documents
 
822Anne Haden Howe material
 
823Passport- H.B. Howe, Sr., 1920
 
824Henry B. Howe Sr. and Grace Howe papers, 1920-1921
 
825Howe family and property history
 
826Military service documents, 1943-1948
 
827Grammar school scrapbook, 1930s
 
828Ephemera
 
boxfolder
99Slides- Hummingbird, 1979
 
boxfolder
218Photo album - Clifford Cagle, UGA Scenes [includes campus and buildings, students, baseball and football games, WWI military training, and "Hunka Tin"], circa 1917-1918
 
box
4Photo album - 100th Infantry Division , 1945-1946
 
boxfolder
910Photographs- lab work
 
911Photographs, 1940s-2007
 
boxfolder
65Photographs and negatives
 
boxfolder
912Photographs- 100th Infantry Division Europe trip - photo album contents, 1994
 
913Photographs- Olympics, 1996
 
oversized_folder
1Photograph- Burlington Traffic Dept. family dinner-Chicago, IL, 1939
 
1Photograph- Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) unit at Fort Benning, 1944
 
1Photograph- Burlington Railroad officials in Sheridan, Wyoming, circa 1912
 
box
10Mess kit, WWII era
 
box
11Russian military helmet, WWII era
 
box
12Nazi helmet and cap
 
box
13Military helmet, WWII era
 
oversized_box
2U.S. Army uniform and wool overcoat, WWII era
 
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3Writing- "An Herbarium of Fifty Georgia Seed Plants, Selected to Include a Wide Range of Orders", 1948
 
3American publications in Europe: "Beachhead News," "The Stars and Stripes," "Yank," "The Blue Star," "Powder Horn," "Century Sentinel", 1945
 
3"The Pine Bur," published at Fort Benning, 1945
 
3Unidentified group photos of women, possibly Washburn College class

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