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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(s): 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.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Birds -- Georgia -- Societies, etc.
College students -- Georgia -- Athens.
Georgia Ornithological Society
Ornithologists -- Georgia.
Ornithology -- Georgia -- Societies, etc.
Research grants.
Students -- Georgia -- Athens.
Students -- Photographs.
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 100th
University of Georgia. Department of Microbiology
University of Georgia. Graduate School
University of Georgia. Honors Program
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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
91Correspondence, 1930s-1940s
141-3Correspondence with Henry M. Stevenson, 1940-1944
144-5Correspondence with Norman H. Giles, 1953-1959
146Correspondence, 1960, 1965-1968
92Correspondence, 1950s
93-4Correspondence, 1960-1969
95Correspondence, 1970s
96Correspondence, 1980s
147Correspondence, 1983
148Correspondence, 1989-1993
149Correspondence, 1996-1998
1410Correpondence about Historic Tree Program, 1992
1411Correspondence-includes obituaries for Henry M. Stevenson, 1991
97Correspondence, 1990s
610-15Correspondence, 1975-1991
98Correspondence, undated
718Anne Howe sympathy cards, 1998
150Graduate School papers
1412Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society certificate, 1957 November 19
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
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
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
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
816Clippings, 1927-1998
68Personal, 1980-1990
67Awards and certificates
3Diplomas and certificates
69Six Generations of Ards and Stevensons, 2010
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
89-10Writing- Articles, 1949-1981
811Writing- Articles, undated
812Writing- Birding
814M.A. Thesis, Emory University, 1950
815Professional papers
1Commencement regalia
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
616-17Birding correspondence
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
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
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
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
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
99Slides- Hummingbird, 1979
218Photo album - Clifford Cagle, UGA Scenes [includes campus and buildings, students, baseball and football games, WWI military training, and "Hunka Tin"], circa 1917-1918
4Photo album - 100th Infantry Division , 1945-1946
910Photographs- lab work
911Photographs, 1940s-2007
65Photographs and negatives
912Photographs- 100th Infantry Division Europe trip - photo album contents, 1994
913Photographs- Olympics, 1996
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
10Mess kit, WWII era
11Russian military helmet, WWII era
12Nazi helmet and cap
13Military helmet, WWII era
2U.S. Army uniform and wool overcoat, WWII era
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