Conservation and Research Foundation records
About the Collection
The collection consists of correspondence, grant proposals, minutes, publications,reports, and theses that document the work of the Conservation and Research Foundation.The bulk of the collection consist with the grants that were awarded by the Foundation between 1953 and 2003. They were donated to Connecticut College by Professor Emeritus of Botany Richard H. Goodwin, founding trustee of the Foundation.
- 1952 - 2004
Conditions Governing Use
This collection is open for research.
About the Conservation and Research Foundation
The Conservation and Research Foundation was incorporated in 1953 "to promote the conservation of our renewable natural resources; to encourage study and research in the biological sciences; and to deepen understanding of the intricate relationship between man and the environment that supports him." These objectives are fulfilled primarily by awarding grants to organizations and individuals to aid their conservation programs and to support research in neglected areas. This broad philosophy is reflected in the diversity of grants awarded by the Foundation.
10.96 Linear Feet (This collection contains 18 letter document boxes, 1 half letter document box, and 3 record cartons.)
Language of Materials
This collection documents the work of the Conservation and Research Foundation records primarily documenting the grants that were awarded by the Foundation between 1953 to 2003.
This collection consists of four series: Series I. Administrative Records, 1952-2004; Series II. Grant Information, 1955-2003; Series III. Conferences and workshops, 1967-1981; and Series IV. Fellowships. 1962-2002. Series are generally organized chronologically.
- Guide to the Conservation and Research Foundation records
- Processed by Benjamin Panciera. Revised and migrated into ArchivesSpace by Rose Oliveira, Lear Staff, and Javian Astacio, student assistant, in 2020.
- Circa 2009
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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