Rimo Bacigalupi papers, 1908-1995
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Brief Description: This collection includes correspondence, field notes, photographs, and other materials documenting the scientific career of Rimo Baciagalupi, California botanist and first curator of the Jepson Herbarium at the University of California, Berkeley.  Correspondence and papers from Bacigalupi's tenure as chairman of the Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden are also included. A small box of material added to the collection after processing can be found in Series 6.
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: Bacigalupi, Rimo C. (1901-1996)
Volume: 5.0 Linear Feet
Arrangement: Arranged in six series: Series 1. Correspondence, 1908-1983; Series 2. Field books, 1924-1983; Series 3. Photographs, 1922-1976; Series 4. Regional Parks Botanic Garden, 1962-1966; Series 5. Publications, 1929-1967; Series 6. Additional items added to the collection, 1923-1968.
Biographical Note for Bacigalupi, Rimo C. (1901-1996) :

Rimo Bacigalupi (1917-1983) was the first curator of the Jepson Herbarium at the University of California, Berkeley.  He was born in San Francisco on March 24, 1901 and developed an interest in natural history while attending Lowell High School.  He received his A. B. degree in Botany in 1923  and his  A. M. degree from Stanford in 1925, studying Garrya with Professor Le Roy Abrams. He taught botany and Italian at Mills College before obtaining his Ph. D. in 1931 from Harvard University, where he studied the North American species of Perezia with Professor B. L. Robinson.

After finishing his doctorate he returned to California and was hired as a botanist for the California Forest Experimental Station from 1933-1938.  He served in the  U. S. Army for five years during World War II and then was hired at Stanford as a biology instructor from 1946-1949.  In 1950 he was hired as the first curator of the Jepson Herbarium which was created at the bequest of Willis Linn Jepson. He retired in 1968 but continued his research at the Herbarium until 1983.

He passed away August 23, 1996 at his home in Berkeley.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Bacigalupi, Rimo C., 1901-1996 - Archives
Botanists - California
Botany - California
Jepson Herbarium
Regional Parks Botanic Garden (Berkeley, Calif.)
Genres/Forms of Material
Correspondence
Field notes
Photographs
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: Rimo Bacigalupi Papers, University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley.