Mary T. Mac Murray Fletcher Collection
Manuscript Collection 242

Collection Description:

Papers, 1957-1976.
4.4 cubic ft.
Organization: original order; alphabetized by subject.
Correspondence, reports, pamphlets, clippings, minutes, newsletters, and nature lists of a Nassau County, N.Y., naturalist and environmentalist active in local bird and garden clubs.
Finding aid by Kristen J. Nyitray and F.Berenice Baez-Revueltas, May 2006.


Mary Mac Murray Fletcher was a biology teacher at Richmond Hill High School in Queens, N.Y. for 35 years. She authored "A Survey of the Algae Found in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden" in 1936. She retired in 1957 and moved to Seaford, N.Y. There she served on the board of the Second District of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York as both Bird and Conservation Chairperson. Ms. Fletcher was an active member of the Seaford Garden Club, the Baldwin Bird Club, the Long Island Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, the Adirondack Forest Preserve group, the Auduban Society, and its affiliated Lyman Langdon Bird Club. The files of her nature and conservation work in Nassau County from 1956-1976 were donated to Stony Brook University in 1976 and later that year she retired to Williamstown, MA.

Box 1

Adirondack Park
Air Pollution (1966-1967)
An Atlas of Long Island Water Resources
Audubon Camps and Bulletins (1964-1976)
Baldwin Bird Club File (1967-1972) (2 folders)
Baldwin Bird Club File (1972-1974)

Box 2

The Brookhaven Town Planning Conference (1967) (2 folders)
Brooklyn Botanic Garden (1936)
A Survey of the Algae
Challenge for Survival (Mostly 1968) (2 folders)
Conference NY Botanical Gardens
Club Moss
Coastal Wetlands (June, 1965)
Supplement Report
Conservation (1960’s) (2 folders)
Conservation Bronze Medal (2 folders)
The Conservation Foundation (1968)
Conservation in a Metropolitan Area (1964)
Conservation Workshop (1964-1968) (1 of 2 folders)

Box 3

Conservation Workshop (1964-1968) (1 of 2 folders)
The Conservationist (1960’s)
Constructional Council for the Forest Reserve (1970)
Correspondence (1964-1971)
Crop and Soils (1967)
Ed and Pegeen Fitzgerald
Education Programs (1853-1972)
The Ecology of Fire Island
Symposium (1963)
Environment (1970)
Environs (1975)
Federated Garden Club of NY State, Inc. (4 folders)
Fire Island

Box 4

Forests and Trees (1963)
The General Electric Forum (1965)
Georgia-Pacific Corp.
HRVC Newsletter
“Hell of the World” – A Play (1967)
Hempstead Petition for Open Spaces in Mitchel Field
Hempstead Town Land Reserves ( 2 folders)
Jamaica Bay (1968-1970)
Joint Legislative Committee of Natural Resources (1965)
LI Environmental Council (1970-1972)
LI Natural Beauty Conference (1966)
LISA (Long Island Sound Association)
The Living Wilderness (1970)
Long Island
Long Island Lighting Company
The Marine Wetlands

Box 5

NY City Land Planning Trees (1965-1969)
NY Biology Teachers Association (1964)
NY State (1968-1973)
Nassau County – An Open County in an Open Society
Nassau County Environmental and Naturalist Publications (1960-1980)
Nassau County Planning Commission
Natural Association of Counties
Natural Parks Magazine (1970)
Nature Conservancy (1964-1968)
Nassau County (1969)
Nassau County (1971-1973)
National Council of State Garden Clubs
Natural Beauty Commission (1968)
The New York Cactus and Succulent Society
New York State – Appalachian Resource Studies
News Clippings (1965)

Box 6

News Clippings (1966) (2 folders)
News Clippings (1967)
News Clippings (1968)
News Clippings (1969)
News Clippings (1970’s)
Offshore Oil Drillings (COMP) (1971-1972)
Open Spaces (1960’s)
Open Space Action Committee (1965)
Plants (1963-1965)
Redwoods (1967)
Regional Meetings for Local Officials
Regional Plan Association (1968, 1975)
SOB (Save Our Bays) (1970-1972)

Box 7

Seaford Condominium (1971)
Seaford Garden Club Conservation File (1958-1976) (4 folders)
Seaford Sewage (1965-1968)
State of New York Conservation Department (1959-1963)
Student Conservation Association
Suffolk Farm Land (1966-1967)
Suffolk National Reserves Council (1968)
Thermal Pollution (1962-1972)
Time – The Pollution (1967)

Box 8

Town of Hempstead
Tree Planning
Views of the US fish and wild life (1968)
Water (1965-1971)
Water Resources (1960’s)
Wetlands (1963-1971)
Wetlands Correspondence (1966-1968) (2 folders)
Wetlands Management Symposium (1972)
Wetlands Presentation (1975)