Henry Conard was a professor of Botany at Grinnell College from 1906-1944. He gained international recognition as a botanist and bryologist and was an early environmental activist. His papers contain notes on native Iowa flora and are important for anyone interested in prairie reconstruction. The Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA) is named in his honor.
Dr. Conard (1874-1971) received the B.S. and M.A. degrees from Haverford College and received a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1901. He was member of the Department of Biology at Grinnell College from 1906 to 1944. He was a botanist, a bryologist, and an authority on bryophytes (especially the mosses) and waterlilies.
1980. Later additions came from Biology Department at University of Northern Iowa, from the Science Building (via Ben Graham), and from Dr. Conard’s granddaughter Laura Bickers (via Jon Andelson).
Acquisition Note: Source: Rebecca Conard French, Dr. Conard's daughter. Donation
Biographical information and more clipping are in the College Archives, 52/pC74. Consult the Iowa Room card catalog for his publications.
Preferred Citation: Henry S. Conard papers, Grinnell College Libraries, Department of Special Collections, Grinnell, Iowa. Ms.01.28.
Scope and Contents: The collection contains some of Conard's correspondence and newspaper clippings of articles about him. There are also typed manuscripts of some of his articles, as well as several journals to which he contributed articles.