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Finding Aid for UGA 01-019 Eugene Odum Administrative Papers Institute of Ecology

Introduction to the Collection

Eugene Odum (1913-2002) was an influential University of Georgia instructor from 1940 until his retirement in 1984.  He is considered to be the "Father of Modern Ecology" and was the author of the pioneering book  Fundamentals of Ecology. Odum was instrumental in the creation of the Institute of Ecology at the University of Georgia, the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory near Aiken, S.C., and the Sapelo Island Marine Science Institute.

Scope and Contents

The papers in these two boxes relate to Dr. Odum's administration of the Institute of Ecology and ecological operations at the Savannah River Atomic Plant during the years 1950 through 1980. They were previously in boxes 36 and 38 in UGA 97-048, the Odum reprint collection, but were moved to their own distinct accession in 2001.

Contents Inventory

Box 1

Folder:

  1. Institute of Ecology Correspondence 1964-1966
  2. UGA Needs in Ecology [c. 1953-1960].
  3. Sapelo Long-Ranged Program Suggestion, July 1968.
  4. Personnel Sheets & Budgets, 1960-1961.
  5. Personnel Sheets & Budgets, 1957-1959.
  6. AEC Sav. Riv. Project Budget 1963-1966. Payroll & Expenditure (Contract (38-1)-310).
  7. 1957-58 Budgets.
  8. Wildlife Conservation Budgets 1955-56.
  9. 1955-56 AEC Budgets.
  10. 1956-57 Budgets.
  11. NSF-Odum [Budget 1955-1957].
  12. Purchases & Budgets 1959-60 AEC SRP.
  13. Ann Young – Institute Technician.
  14. Personnel Forms – Research Assistants 1953-56.
  15. Institute of Radiation Ecology Correspondence – 1961.
  16. NSF Environmental Science Panel – Correspondence [1958-1963].
  17. NSF Environmental Science Panel Meeting, June 1959 – Madison, Wis.
  18. Highlands Biol. Lab. 1958-1961.
  19. Ecology Course Proposals [c. 1964-1967].
  20. Institute Radiation Ecology, Semi-Annual Meeting, May 14, 1963.
  21. USPH Training – Odum Budget – Stipends 1966-67- First Year.
  22. USPHS Training Grant 1 Tol ED00074-01.  Original Proposal Submitted Oct. 1, 1965.
  23. ASB [Association of Southeastern Biologists] Business.
  24. Wildlife Conservation Committee 1958-1959.
  25. Ecol. Inst. Program 1968 Original.
  26. Highlands [Biological Station] 1966.
  27. Ecology Institute – 1967 Meeting.
  28. Ecology Institute Meetings, Feb 22, 1966; March 8, 1966.
  29. Institute Radiation Ecology Advisory Board Meeting, Nov 5., 1963.
  30. Semi-Annual Meeting: Institute Radiation Ecology, May 28, 1964.
  31. Institute Radiation Ecology Dec 8 1964 Meeting.
  32. Reunion [Symposium in Honor of Eugene Odum, Oct. 2-3, 1970].
  33. Self-Study for the Southern Association of College and Schools. 1970-1971.
  34. Invitations Unable to Accept 1971.
  35. Committee for Bringing Groups of Alumni to Campus.  Louis T. Griffith, Tyus Butler.
  36. Supplies and Equipment Ordered – Do Not Have State P.O. Yet. [c. 1967-1968].
  37. Frasch Grant Budget Amendments [c. 1968-1971].
  38. Frasch Grant: Expense, Travel and Equipment.
  39. Ecology Fellowship Forms and Recommendation Forms.
  40. Prospective Students 1969.
  41. Postdoctoral Corres. 1970.
  42. David Yount.
  43. Postdoctoral Applications 1969.
  44. General Research [Purchase & Check Requests, c. 1961-1968].
  45. General Research Requests 1962-1963.
  46. NSF Institution Travel [Expenses c. 1963-1967].
  47. NIH Effort Reports [1964-1968].
  48. NIH Migratory Bird, Purchase Order Supplies & Equipment April 22, 1965.
  49. State Purchase Orders [1967-1968].
  50. Correspondence With Mr. Young, Purchasing Office [1966-1968].
  51. AEC 1967 Budget.
  52. USPHS Training Grant 1 TO1 ES000-74-02 Renewal Proposal 02 Year Submitted 3/67.
  53. USPHS Training Grant-Odum 1967-68. 2nd Year 1 To 1 ES99964-02.

Box 2

Folder:

  1. SRP Health Physics Reprint, 1959 [Effect of the Savannah River Plant on Environmental Radioactivity].
  2. SRP Environmental Productivity Reports – Health Physics [ Effect of the Savannah River Plant on Environmental Radioactivity 1960-1970 ] [1].
  3. SRP Environmental Productivity Reports – Health Physics
    [Effect of the Savannah River Plant on Environmental Radioactivity 1960-1970 ] [2].
  4. [Summary Environmental Activities Monthly Report, Environmental Activities Branch, Savannah River Plant, 1975-1979] [1].
  5. [Summary Environmental Activities Monthly Report, Environmental Activities Branch, Savannah River Plant, 1975-1979] [2].
  6. [Summary Environmental Activities Monthly Report, Environmental Activities Branch, Savannah River Plant, 1975-1979] [3].
  7. [Review draft of Systems Approach to Ecological Baseline Studies, 1978].
  8. [Review of the S.R.P. Environmental Control Program and the Influence of Nuclear Weapons Testing, c. 1955].
  9. Northeast Georgia Nature Center [Sandy Creek Nature Center, Clarke Co., GA, 1975-1980].
  10. Georgia Conservancy [c. 1979-1980].
  11. N.A.S. recommendation for Dr. G[eorge]. Boyd [Chemist & Dean of Grad School, UGA, Includes Boyd Vita].
  12. Ossabaw Foundation – Board of Trustees.
  13. National Wetlands Technical Council – Conservation Foundation Sponsored [1].
  14. National Wetlands Technical Council – Conservation Foundation Sponsored [2].
  15. Institute of Radiation Ecology Correspondence – 1962.
  16. Loose Items in Box.  Bird Observation Notes, c. 1940, 1955; Ecology Grad Student Assignments, Summer 1966-67; Query About Including “Ecology” on Diplomas, 1968; “Proposal for Expanded Program in Ecology Including the Development of the New Field of Radiation Ecology”, c.1961; “Proposal for an Expanded Program in Ecology”, c. 1960; “Proposal to National Science Foundation Environmental Biology – Experimental Studies of Ecological Succession in Lab. Microecosystems and Field Enclosures”, 1966; Proposal 13 for NIH Training Grant in Ecology, 1965.
  17. [Inst. Of Ecology – Major Programs 1968].

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