Lowell Ahart papers, 1972-1992
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Brief Description: This collection consists of the personal papers of northern California botanist and rancher Lowell William Ahart. The collection consists primarily of Ahart's personal and professional correspondence with botanists. Topics covered include plant collecting, Ahart's specimens, and plant conservation. The collection also contains a small amount of notes and biographical material.
Held at:
University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley ,  University and Jepson Herbaria
1001 Valley Life Sciences
Berkeley, CA 94720 2465
Email: akasameyer [at] berkeley.edu
Created by: Ahart, Lowell (1938-)
Volume: 0.75 Linear Feet
Arrangement: The collections is arranged in three series: Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2: Notes; Series 3: Biographical material.
Biographical Note for Ahart, Lowell (1938-) : Lowell William Ahart, rancher and botanist, was born in Marysville, California on November 10, 1938 and lives and works on a ranch northeast of Honcut, Butte County, California. He attended Chico State College in 1956, studying agriculture at first and switching to biology in 1957. After taking Plant Taxonomy in 1960 with Dr. Marge Anthony, Ahart began collecting plant specimens, 500 of which he donated to the Chico State Herbarium in 1972. He continued to collect plants after graduating and working as a rancher.  He developed a collection of over 15,000 specimens and became well known for his well preserved specimens and botanical knowledge of the area. He became close friends with Chico biology professor Dr. Vernon Oswald with whom he co-wrote the Manual of Vascular Plants of Butte County, California. For his botanical work he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Chico State herbarium in 1997.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Ahart, Lowell - Archives
Botanists - California
Botany - California, Northern
Genres/Forms of Material
Correspondence
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Copyright has not been assigned to the University and Jepson Herbaria Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University and Jepson Herbaria Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the publisher.
PreferredCitation: Lowell Ahart Papers, University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley.