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Lord Fairfax Community College Herbarium notebooks collection

 Collection
Identifier: C0333

Scope and Content

16 notebooks rehoused in archival binders containing over 4000 pages of notes about the Lord Fairfax Community College Herbarium specimen collection, collected from the 1970s - 2000s. The herbarium specimens mostly consist of vascular plants from the Blue Ridge physiographic province of northwest Virginia. The notebooks contain more detailed locality and habitat descriptions than reported by the labels of the herbarium specimens.

Dates

  • circa 1973 - 1992

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

The copyright and related rights status of this collection have not been evaluated (See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/)

Biographical and Historical Information

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) herbarium was founded in 1974 by Professor Robert Simpson at the Middletown, Virginia campus of Lord Fairfax Community College and grew most rapidly during the Atlas of the Virginia Flora collection campaigns of the the 1970s and 1980s. In March 2019, the herbarium was transferred from LFCC to the herbarium of George Mason University following the retirement of Professor Simpson. Lord Fairfax Community College is now Laurel Ridge Community College.

Dr. Andrea Weeks of George Mason University was a 2020-2021 Fenwick Fellow. Dr. Weeks' created a digital resource site of the LFCC herbarium as her fellowship project, and subsequently donated the notebooks to the Special Collections Research Center.

Extent

7 Linear Feet (16 binders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

16 notebooks containing over 4000 pages of notes about the Lord Fairfax Community College Herbarium specimen collection, created circa 1973 - 1992.

Arrangement

Arranged in the order in which it was received.

Physical Location

R 72, C 2, S 5 - R 72, C 2, S 7

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Special Collections Research Center by Dr. Andrea Weeks, Associate Professor of Biology at George Mason University, in 2021.

Alternative Form Available

The digitized collection (both herbarium specimens and notebooks) is available to view here.

Related Materials

The Special Collections Research Center also holds the Kjell Sandved nature photograph collection, the Carol D. Litchfield microbiology collection, and other biology-focused collections.

Bibliography

Weeks, Andrea. "A New Life for Lord Fairfax Community College Herbarium (LFCC)[.]" The Vasculum, The Society of Herbarium Curators Newsletter, Volume 15, Number 2: August 2020.

Processing Information

This collection was rehoused by George Mason University Libraries Preservation Officer, Amy Sullivan. Finding aid completed by Amanda Menjivar in October 2022.

  • Biology Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Botany Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Title
Guide to Lord Fairfax Community College Herbarium notebooks collection
Subtitle
Lord Fairfax Community College Herbarium notebooks collection
Status
Completed
Author
Amanda Menjivar
Date
October 11, 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center Repository

Contact:
Fenwick Library, MS2FL
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax Virginia 22030 United States
703-993-2220
703-993-8911 (Fax)