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Ladley Husted papers

Identifier: MSS 16792

Content Description

This collection contains two folders of Ladley Husted, a University of Virginia biology professor and the first chair of the President's Tree Committee later known as the Arboretum and Landscape Committee. The folders include correspondence, notes, and detailed maps of plantings on grounds from 1959-1962. The folders are titled "Tree Committee" and "Tree Locations." The Tree Committee folder contains correspondence and notes related to the committee's work and includes topics such as guidelines for tree planting on grounds and reports on removals and replacements. Tree Locations include maps and keys of plantings and lists of plants found on Grounds.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within circa 1959-1963

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Ladley Husted (1906-1969) was a biology professor and served as the chair of the Biology department. He was the first to chair the President's Tree Committee. Mr. Husted received his bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and his doctorate from the University of Virginia before joining the faculty in 1937 as an assistant professor of biology. He married Katherine Funkhouser in 1934 and had one son, Robert. Husted was active in many research projects and organizations related to the field of biology. Husted served as chairman of the Department of Biology from 1949 to 1953. He remained active in the classroom until his death. He is buried at the University of Virginia Cemetery and Columbarium.

Source:"Bio. Professor Husted Dies."The Cavalier daily. April 1, 1969


0.08 Cubic Feet (2 folders (legal))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was a gift from Bob and Sandra Husted, to the Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia on February 21, 2023.

Condition Description


Guide to the Ladley Husted papers
Rose Oliveira
June 14, 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States