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WARREN DEAN PAPERS (ca. 1982-1987)
8 linear inches (2 boxes)


Warren Dean (1932-1994) was a historian whose publications on the socioeconomy of Brazil and the destruction of its rainforest received wide acclaim as models of critical environmental history. Dr. Dean was William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History at New York University in New York City. He studied at the New York Botanical Garden in the 1980s in research for The Struggle for Rubber in Brazil (1987).


The Warren Dean collection consists of photocopied reports, articles, reprints, correspondence, and a typescript relating to the botany, economy, and history of rubber-producing trees of Brazil, especially Hevea brasiliensis. An associated collection of journals, reports, and trade publications was removed and integrated into the collection of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, a bibliography of which is included in the collection below.


Series 1: Rubber Research, ca. 1982-1987

Series 1     Rubber Research, ca. 1982-1987
                   8.0 lin. in. Arranged alphabetically by media.

There are 13 files of photocopied journal and news articles in English, Spanish, Dutch, and Portuguese dealing with the Brazilian rubber tree (Heveabrasiliensis) and the development of the rubber industry in Brazil. There is one file of correspondence, seven files of photocopies and reprints, and three files of reports. The bulk of the material is photocopied, some with minor annotations by Warren Dean.


Warren Dean presented the collection as a gift to the Garden in 1994.

Processed June 2001 by David Rose under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH PA-23141-98) and a grant from the Harriet Ford Dickenson Foundation.

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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