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Institute of Ecology records, Richard Goodwin interview

Institute of Ecology records, Richard Goodwin interview

Descriptive Summary

Title: Institute of Ecology records, Richard Goodwin interview
Creator: Goodwin, Richard
Inclusive Dates: 1985 March 11
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 interview(s) (34.0 minutes)
Collection Number: UA97-066_0002-2
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Dr. Richard Goodwin lived a fortunate life, from his privileged upbringing in suburban Boston to his successful career in teaching and research. He joined the Connecticut College faculty in 1944 as professor and chairman of the botany department and director of the College's Arboretum. In 1969, he led the effort to establish an interdisciplinary major in human ecology (now environmental studies), a program he directed for the next six years. Goodwin in best known for his many land conservation achievements, such as serving as president of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) twice; leading it to become the most successful land preservation organization in the world.

Scope and Content

Richard Goodwin discusses the Institute of Ecology, including its origins, its approaches to research, its relationship with colleges and universities, its structural and funding challenges, and its demise.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Institute of Ecology records, Richard Goodwin interview, har-ua97-066_0002-2, University of Georgia Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Conditions Governing Use

Resources may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use).

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Ecological Society of America
Goodwin, Richard
Holcomb Research Institute
Institute of Ecology
Oral histories (document genres)

Related Collections in this Repository

Institute of Ecology records, UA07-066 and the Ecological Society of America records, UA97-061

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Institute of Ecology records, Richard Goodwin interview, 1985 March 11 Access Online