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MSS 052 Gayther Plummer collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 052

Dates

  • 1901-1988 (Creation)
  • 1959-1988 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 boxes, one oversize folder, and a climatologist's tool in its original container.

Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    This collection mostly pertains to Gayther Plummer's work as a climatologist, including soil surveys, as well as two folders of materials relating to his work with the Georgia Heritage Trust.

  • Physical Description

    Mostly fair to good.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection has no restrictions. This collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required. Apply in the Heritage Room for access.

  • Preferred Citation

    Gayther Plummer collection, MSS 052, Heritage Room, Athens-Clarke County Library

  • Biographical / Historical

    Gayther Plummer was a professor of botany at the University of Georgia and served as the State Climatologist for Georgia. A native of Indiana, Plummer served in the United States Army Air Corps during the Second World War and worked at the Indiana Department of Conservation among other places before coming to Athens in 1955. He retired in 1994.

    Plummer also participated in the development of the Georgia Heritage Trust, part of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, during the 1970s. During his career, he was awarded with a research fellowship at the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies and was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • Scope and Contents

    Graphs, charts, weather reports, papers, records, publications (including weather-reporting manuals), and correspondence. The first series includes a National Weather Service Forecasting Handbook in its original binder and a climatologist's tool of some sort in its original container; its exact nature has not been identified. A series of precipitation graphs document Athens precipitation totals for the years, 1870-1995; they are contained in an oversize folder. The second series contains materials pertaining to Plummer’s work with the Georgia Heritage Trust. The third series contains a folder of soil surveys of Georgia counties collected by Plummer. The folder features Plummer's handwritten explanation of the materials on its front cover. We do not know exactly how this material relates to Plummer's climatology studies.

  • Bibliography

    Gayther Plummer obituary, Athens Banner-Herald, September 21, 2014.

External Documents

Instances

  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1-2
    Container 2 Type
    Folder
    Container 2 Indicator
    1-10, 12-14
  • Type
    physical_object
    Container 1 Type
    Object
    Container 1 Indicator
    2
  • Type
    Graphic Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Case
    Container 1 Indicator
    5, OSD 21
    Container 2 Type
    Folder
    Container 2 Indicator
    11
  • Type
    Text
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1
    Container 2 Type
    Object
    Container 2 Indicator
    1

Components