Inventory of the Organization for Tropical Studies Reference Collection, 1979-1988
The Organization for Tropical Studies Reference Collection contains files of articles, memoranda, correspondence, and clippings used by Donald E. Stone in his history of the organization.
- University Archives, Duke University
- Duke University. University Archives.
- Organization for Tropical Studies Reference Collection, 1979-1988
- Language of Material
- 0.5 Linear Feet, 300 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
The bulk of the collection (three folders) consists of copies of memoranda, letters and reports cited by Donald E. Stone in his article, "The Organization for Tropical Studies: A Success Story in Graduate Training and Research" published in Tropical Rainforests: Diversity and Conservation, Frank Almeda and Catherine Pringle, eds. (1988), along with a copy of the Stone article. These materials are in three folders. A fourth folder contains news clippings about the organization, 1979-1985.
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Collection is open for research.
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is a non-profit consortium made up of more than 6o universities and research institutions from the United States, Latin America and Australia. In the early 1960's, scientists from U.S. universities forged relationships with colleagues at the Universidad de Costa Rica in the interest of strengthening education and research in tropical biology. This led to the founding of OTS in 1963 in order to provide leadership in education, research and the use of natural resources in the tropics. The corporate headquarters of OTS is located at Duke University.
- Organization for Tropical Studies Records, 1962-1974 (University Archives, Duke University.)
[Identification of item], Organization for Tropical Studies Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The bulk of the Organization for Tropical Studies Reference Collection was received by University Archives as a gift from Donald E. Stone in 2001 (UA 2001-5).
Processed by Tom Harkins, April, 2010
Encoded by Molly Bragg, July 2011
Accession is described in this finding aid.
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.