Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Helen M. Gilkey Papers, 1907-1974

Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of letters from various colleagues around the U.S. and other persons, usually wishing to have a plant identified or a copy of one of her books; scientific illustrations, many drawn by Gilkey; Greenhouse, Herbarium, and Botany Department histories; notes and notebooks giving detailed descriptions of botanicals, especially fungi; newspaper columns on weeds; 3 radio scripts; and copies of publications about botanicals, notably Northwest weeds and subterranean fungi (truffles), including her 1911 master's thesis, "Oregon Mushrooms."

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