Marie Mellinger collection

Marie Mellinger collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Mellinger, Marie, 1914-2006
Title: Marie Mellinger collection
Dates: circa 1940s-2006
Quantity: 14.0 Linear feet (28 boxes and 1 VHS)
Coll. Number: ms3754

Biographical/Historical Note

Marie Barlow Mellinger (1914-2006) was a teacher, naturalist, conservationist and scholar. She served as the first non-Atlanta president of the Georgia Botanical Society and authored the Atlas of Vascular Flora of Georgia. Mellinger led seminars titled "Incredible Wild Edibles" focused on wild flowers and plants suitable for eating as well as medicinal herbs. Additionally, she served as one of the plant advisors to the early Foxfire books.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Marie Mellinger's index of flower and nonflowering plants as well as slides, a copy of her book, "Atlas of the Vascular Flora of Georgia," and several handmade scrapbooks about plants. The index includes illustrations, photographs, and cuttings from plants.


Index Terms

Botanists--Georgia.
Botany--Georgia.
Botany.
Color slides.
Flowers (plants)
Flowers--Collection and preservation.
Medicinal plants.
Mellinger, Marie, 1914-2006
Naturalists--Georgia.
Slides (Photography)--Specimens.
Stiles, Billy Joe
Video recordings.
Videotapes.
Women botanists--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Marie Mellinger collection, ms 3754, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Box
1Flowering Plants - A-Ananas
 
Box
2Flowering Plants - Anchosa-Arundinaria
 
Box
3Flowering Plants - Asarum-Boussin Gaultia
 
Box
4Flowering Plants - Cabomba-Chelone
 
Box
5Flowering Plants - Chenopodium-Cunila
 
Box
6Flowering Plants - Cuphea-Diospyros
 
Box
7Flowering Plants - Diphyleia-Fagopyrum
 
Box
8Flowering Plants - Fagus-Gymnopogon
 
Box
9Flowering Plants - Gypsophilia-Jasminum
 
Box
10Flowering Plants - Jeffersonia-Limonium
 
Box
11Flowering Plants - Limosella-Microanthemum
 
Box
12Flowering Plants - Micromeria-Oxalis
 
Box
13Flowering Plants - Oxybaphus-Phlox
 
Box
14Flowering Plants - Phoenix-Polygonac
 
Box
15Flowering Plants - Polypogon-Rhamn
 
Box
16Flowering Plants - Rhapidophyllum-Sagina
 
Box
17Flowering Plants - Sagittaria-Sorbus
 
Box
18Flowering Plants - Sorgnastrum-Tilia
 
Box
19Flowering Plants - Tiliandsia-Cerbascum
 
Box
20Flowering Plants - Verbena-Z
 
Box
21Non-Flowering Plants - Algae, Lichens, Ferns
 
Box
22Non-Flowering Plants - Algae, Lichens, Ferns; Misc A-Elephantopus
 
Box
23Non-Flowering Plants - Misc Ergeron-Z; Fungi A-Agaricus
 
Box
24Non-Flowering Plants - Fungi Amanityosis-Z; Unidentified
 
Box
25Non-Flowering Plants - Unidentified
 
Box
26Wild Edibles
 
Box
27Rocks and cuttings
 
BoxFolder
281Color slides of various plants
 
2 Atlas of the Vascular Flora of Georgia (annotated)
 
4Photographs and clippings
 
5Scrapbooks of pressed plants
 
6Memorial program
 
Item
vhs3 videos of slides by Marie Mellinger: Appalachia, mushrooms, trees (copies made by Ila Hatter), 2003 ( 1.0 videotape VHS moving image )