This accession contains correspondence, presentations, files related to various aspects of Galston's service and teaching at Yale, and topical and research files. Unless otherwise noted, descriptions in the inventory are of single folders.
The papers include correspondence, course materials, writings, and photographs documenting Arthur William Galston's career as a plant physiologist and a professor at Yale University. The papers highlight Galston's concern over the ecological harm done by herbicides and his efforts to end the use of Agent Orange, which was sprayed as a defoliant in Vietnam by the United States military. The papers also document Galston's visit to the People's Republic of China in 1971.