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Title
Mary T. MacMurray Fletcher Collection

Collection Number
SC 242

OCLC Number
944909902

Creator 
Mary T. MacMurray Fletcher, 1899-1989

Provenance 
Under review

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
This collection consists of 3.3 linear ft. of correspondence, reports, pamphlets, clippings, minutes, newsletters, and nature lists created or collected by Fletcher of Nassau County, New York. A naturalist and environmentalist active in local bird and garden clubs, the papers were created between 1914 and 1976.

Arrangement and Processing Note
Processed by Kristen J. Nyitray and F. Berenice Baez-Revueltas, student assistant, in May 2006. 
Finding aid revised and updated by Kristen J. Nyitray in June 2019.

The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Biographical materials are filed in box 1.

Language
English 

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions 
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.  

Citation 
[Item], [Box],  Mary T. MacMurray Fletcher Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
Mary T. MacMurray Fletcher (1899-1989) was a biology teacher at Richmond Hill High School in Queens, New York for 35 years. She authored "A Survey of the Algae Found in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden" in 1936. In 1957, she retired and moved to Seaford, New York. 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, the Audubon 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.

Subjects
Fletcher, Mary MacMurray, 1899-1989.
Fletcher, Mary MacMurray, 1899-1989 -- Archives.
Biology teachers -- New York (State).
Naturalists -- New York (State).
Conservationists -- New York (State).
Biology teachers.
Conservationists.
Naturalists.
New York (State)

INVENTORY

Box 1

Biographical files: includes four photographs and "Memoirs of an Amateur Naturalist and Conservationist" (manuscript)
Survey: "A Survey of the Algae Found in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden" (1936)
ABATES: Ambassadors to Bring Action through Environmental Study
Adirondack Park
Air pollution (1966-1967)
An Atlas of Long Island's Water Resources
Audubon camps and bulletins (1964-1976)
Baldwin Bird Club File (1967-1972) (2 folders)
Baldwin Bird Club File (1972-1974)

Box 2

Bird Lists, 1923-1976, compiled by Mary T. Fletcher
The Brookhaven Town Planning Conference (1967) (2 folders)
Caumsett State Park
Challenge for Survival (circa 1968) (2 folders)
Conference, New York Botanical Gardens
Club Moss
Coastal Wetlands supplement report (June 1965)
Conservation (1960s) (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) (2 of 2 folders)
The Conservationist (1960s)
Constructional Council for the Forest Reserve (1970)
Correspondence (1964-1971)
Crops and Soils (1967)
Ed and Pegeen Fitzgerald
Educational programs (1957-1972)
The Ecology of Fire Island, symposium (1963) 
Environment (1970)
Environs (1975)
Farms
Federated Garden Club of New York State, Inc. (4 folders)
Fire Island

Box 4

Forests and Trees (1963)
The General Electric Forum (1965)
Georgia-Pacific Corp.
Hempstead Petition for Open Spaces in Mitchel Field
Hempstead Town Land Resources (2 folders)
Hudson River Valley Commission (HRVC) newsletter (1969)
Jamaica Bay (1968-1970)
Joint Legislative Committee of Natural Resources (1965)
Long Island Environmental Council (1970-1972)
Long Island Natural Beauty Conference (1966)
Long Island Sound Association (LISA)
The Living Wilderness (1970)
Long Island
Long Island Lighting Company
Maine
The Marine Wetlands

Box 5

Assorted files
Nassau County (1965, 1969)
Nassau County (1971-1975)
Nassau County, An Open County in an Open Society
Nassau County environmental and naturalist publications (2f)
Nassau County Historical Museum
Nassau County Planning Commission
National Association of Counties
National Council of State Garden Clubs
National Parks Magazine (1970)
Natural Beauty Commission (1968)
Nature Conservancy (1964-1968)
New York Biology Teachers Association (1964)
The New York Cactus and Succulent Society, Inc. (1971)
New York City Land Planning (1965-1969)
New York State (1968-1973)
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 (1970s)
Offshore oil drillings (CORM) (1971-1972)
Open spaces (1960s)
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)
Showdown
State of New York Conservation Department (1959, 1963)
Student Conservation Association
Suffolk
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
Vermont
Views of the United States fish and wild life (1965)
Water (1965-1971)
Water resources (1960s)
“Well of the World” – A Play (1967)
Wetlands (1963-1971)
Wetlands correspondence (1966-1968) (2 folders)
Wetlands management symposium (1972)
Wetlands presentation (1975)

Box 9

Posterboard, "A Survey of the Algae Found in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden"