Dwight Moore Papers, 1896-1975
Scope and Content Note
The papers consist of 5 linear feet of correspondence to and from family, friends, and fellow botanists. In addition, there are 5 linear feet of research notes and correspondence pertaining to Dr. Moore's Arkansas flowers, grasses, plants, trees, and shrubs research, as well as his involvement with professional organizations such as the Arkansas Academy of Sciences. The papers include sketches and slides used for lectures and other presentations, and photographs of botanical expeditions. The papers also include Dr. Moore's and other botany professors' grade books. Lastly, the papers include Elizabeth French Moore's scrapbook and photographs pertaining to Ozark Mountain Crafts of Fayetteville, Arkansas, a business dedicated to the creation and preservation of Ozark crafts.
- Moore, Dwight Munson (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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The material in Series 5 is restricted according to the student records policy of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (U.S. Code). Researchers desiring access to the material should consult with the head of Special Collections.
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Dwight Munson Moore (1891-1985) was born in Zanesville, Ohio, and graduated from Denison University (Granville, Ohio) in 1914. In 1917 he joined the Army and served in France on hospital trains as a medical department sergeant during World War I.
After the war, Moore remained in France and studied at the University of Montpelier. In 1919 he returned to Ohio where he taught chemistry at Monroeville High School. In 1924 Moore received a doctorate in botany from Ohio State University. That year he and his wife, Elizabeth French (1897-1965), a native of Chicago, Illinois, moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Moore's teaching career in Arkansas began at the University of Arkansas where he taught botany between 1924 and 1957. He was active in building the state's primary research collection of herbarium species. Soon after arriving in Arkansas he began collecting botanical specimens and by the time of his retirement he was recognized nationally as an authority on Arkansas plants.
Upon retirement from the University of Arkansas in 1957, Moore taught forestry at Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical University in Monticello. In 1958 and 1959 he was a visiting professor at universities in Saigon and Hue, South Vietnam. Between 1961 and 1967 he taught botany at Arkansas Technical College in Russellville where he met his second wife, Clemy (Winfrey) Kizer. Upon resigning from Arkansas Tech, Dr. and Mrs. Moore spent the next three years establishing a seventeen-acre arboretum on the grounds of El Dorado High School.
Moore was also active in professional organizations. Soon after he came to Arkansas he reorganized the Arkansas Academy of Sciences. Through 1974 he missed only two of its meetings, served three times as president, and for more than twelve years edited its newsletter, "The Historian."
12 Linear Feet (27 Boxes)
Arrangement of the Papers
Material is arranged by format and described in seven series:
- Series 1. Dwight Moore Accession
- Series 2. Correspondence
- Series 3. Subject Files
- Series 3. Subseries 1. Flowers
- Series 3. Subseries 2. Grasses
- Series 3. Subseries 3. Plants
- Series 3. Subseries 4. Trees and Shrubs
- Series 3. Subseries 5. Trees and Shrubs of Arkansas manuscripts
- Series 3. Subseries 6. Other Research Files
- Series 3. Subseries 7. Collection Records and Class Notes
- Series 3. Subseries 8. Professional Organizations
- Series 3. Subseries 9. Academic Institutions
- Series 4. Botanical Sketches and Photographs
- Series 4. Subseries 1. Sketches and Slides
- Series 4. Subseries 2. Photographs
- Series 5. Grade Books
- Series 6. Ephemera and Family Photographs
- Series 7. Ozark Mountain Crafts
On December 15, 1975, Dr. Dwight Munson Moore of Fayetteville, Arkansas, donated .5 linear feet of papers to Special Collections. On July 5, 1986, Moore's wife, Clementine Winfrey Moore, of Rudy, Arkansas, donated 11.5 feet of Moore's papers to Special Collections. The two accessions were combined into the present collection, with Dr. Moore's donation comprising Series 1 and Mrs. Moore's donation comprising Series 2-7.
Processed by Anthony J. Wappel, completed in December, 1988
- Dwight Moore Papers,1896-1975
- Anthony J. Wappel
- December 1988
- Language of description
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.