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Special Collections: Hollis Koster Papers

Hollis Koster Papers

About the Collection

Arthur Hollis Koster was born October 26, 1908, in Green Bank, New Jersey and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was a botanist who began collecting plants around Crowley Landing. He later became a member of the National Botanical Association of America. His focus was heavy on plants in the Mullica area. Koster began contact with pharmaceutical firms to gain access to botanical drugs. His connections allowed him to collect several types of plants, roots, and herbs. In 1935, Koster began correspondence with Otto Behr of Germany to exchange his collections for European samples. Some of his collections can be found in the Batsto Nature Center and the Herbarium of the Academy of Natural Sciences. This collection includes letters both to and from Hollis Koster as well as biographical notes, membership applications, and job notices. 

Hollis passed away in 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Collection processed by Zophia Krause, Special Collections intern, Fall 2022. 

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While Stockton University’s Bjork Library’s Special Collection and Archives owns the collection, Stockton may not own the copyright for all of the items. Researchers wishing to reproduce materials are responsible for obtaining the proper permissions.