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John Shaw Boyce papers

Call Number: MS 756

Scope and Contents

The papers, 1912-1958, consist of correspondence, reports, reserch material, and printed matter on subjects about which Boyce wrote, such as decay in airplane wood, tree diseases, and blights.

They are arranged alphabetically by subject. The following folder listing is based on a preliminary inventory.

The John Shaw Boyce Papers were given to Yale University Library in January 1976 by G. Evelyn Hutchinson.


  • 1918-1964


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of G. Evelyn Hutchinson, 1976; and transferred from the Yale Forestry Library, 1991.


1.75 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers consist of correspondence, reports, and research material almost exclusively devoted to John Boyce's work on wood and wood diseases. About a third of the papers relate to Boyce's work on the use of wood in airplanes during World War I.

Biographical / Historical

John Shaw Boyce, 1889-1971, worked early in his career as forest pathologist in the U.S. Forest Service and the Departmentj of Agriculture. During World War I he was in charge of insepectionhs of the wooden parts of airplanes. From 1929 until his retirement in 1958, he was professor of forest parthology at Yale, and during this time was an active member of the Society of American Foresters and associate editor of the Journal of Forestry.

Guide to the John Shaw Boyce Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Marguerite S. Witkop
December 1978
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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