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10.5 linear inches (3 boxes)


Roger Delmon Goos (1924- ), a mycologist specializing in Helicosporae, was born in Beaman, Iowa, on October 24, 1924. He received a B.A. in 1950 and a Ph.D. in 1958 from the University of Iowa. Goos was appointed Associate Professor of Botany at the University of Rhode Island in 1970 where he eventually served as chairman of the department from 1971-1986, retiring from the University in 1995. A member of many professional organizations, he served as President of the Mycological Society of America from 1985-1986.


The Goos papers comprise typescripts, research notes, and photographs relating to Helicosporae, (spores with a single axis curved through at least 180 degrees).


Series 1: Typescripts
Series 2: Research notes
Series 3: Drawings
Series 4: Photographs

Series 1     Typescripts
                   1 lin. in.

Two files containing papers for publication.

Series 2     Research notes
                   6.5 lin. in.

Seven files and index cards comprising notes and background information on Helicosporae.

Series 3     Drawings
                  .5 lin. in.

One file of Helicosporae pencil drawings.

Series 4     Photographs
                  3 lin. in.

Positives and negatives of Helicosporae specimens; and portraits of A.P. Morgan and David Linder.


The papers were received as a donation from Professor Roger Goos in October, 1999.

Processed August 2000 by Natalie S. Brody, Volunteer Archives Assistant.

For more information and a complete description contact
Susan Fraser, NYBG Archivist
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY 10458-5126
(718) 817-8879

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