Assembly of the information presented on the "Plant Biology History"
web pages was made possible through the assistance of many individuals.
For photographs, two sources provided the lion's share:
scrapbooks and other material archived by the Department of Plant
Biology and the SIUC publication the Obelisk. The latter is
essentially a yearbook that contained photographs of many of the
faculty that worked on this campus during the 1950s and before.
Thanks go to Steve Buhman, Phil Bankester, and Jeff Garner,
and Communications Resources, for making those volumes available to me.
Library specialist Darla Loftus kindly made available volumes
from the Special Collections Resource Center that greatly aided
assembly of information on past faculty, such as the complete set of
University catalogs and relevant literature such as the University
Archive Record Group Handbook, Plochman (1955 "The Ordeal of Southern
Illinois"), the S.I.N.U. Alumni Directory of Faculty (1874-1945), and
Mitchell (1988 "Delyte Morris of SIU"). Employment
was obtained from the SIU Board of Trustees Annual Reports and with the
assistance of Victoria Peters in Human Resources. Personal
recollections were generously offered by Drs. Robert Mohlenbrock and W.
Clark Ashby. To all those who have helped in this project, I offer my
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