Records of the Institute of Environmental Biology
Scope and Contents
The Records of the Institute of Environmental Biology consists of documents dated 1960 to 1961. Materials document the planning and founding of the institute, and include copies of the constitution, meeting minutes, memos, notes, and a membership list.
Restrictions on Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Restrictions on Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
In early 1960, a committee was formed at Colorado State University (CSU), led by Professor Robert M. Johnson, to investigate the need for a campus-wide institute focused on environmental biology. The committee was tasked to prepare a tentative constitution, objectives, and scope of purpose. The drafted constitution was put before a vote of the State Board of Agriculture, which approved the constitution to establish the Institute of Environmental Biology on June 16, 1960.
The Institute of Environmental Biology was to serve as a non-administrative body in a coordinating and advisory capacity to member departments and agencies interested in environmental biology to stimulate a broad and integrated program of teaching and research; and to serve in a coordinating and advisory capacity to University officials, the Curriculum Committee, and other committees relative to the establishment and coordination of proposed programs in environmental biology. It also sponsored scientific functions, promoted financial assistance for graduate students, and facilitated individual staff research and inter-departmental research. Membership to the institute was by individual, not by department, and any staff member whose teaching or research responsibilities and interests include direct emphasis on environmental biology was able to join.
0.25 linear feet (1 document case)
Language of Materials
The Institute of Environmental Biology was formed at Colorado State University in 1960 to serve as a non-administrative body in a coordinating and advisory capacity to member departments and agencies interested in environmental biology to stimulate a broad and integrated program of teaching and research. Materials include meeting minutes, memos, and copies of the founding constitution.
The collection consists of 1 series in 1 document case:
Series 1: Records, 1960-1961 and undated
The acquisition of the Records of the Institute of Environmental Biology is unknown.
Processing was completed in November 2015. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and an archival box.
- Guide to the Records of the Institute of Environmental Biology
- Edited Full Draft
- Prepared by Karen Spilman
- Copyright 2015
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- Finding aid written in English.
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Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA