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Ira Clokey Papers

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Correspondence

Clokey Herbarium and Library records

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Ira Clokey Papers, 1915-1952 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

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Collection Overview

Title: Ira Clokey Papers, 1915-1952Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Clokey, Ira Waddell (1878-1950)

Extent: 3.75 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

Arranged in 5 series:

1: Correspondence

2: Clokey Herbarium and Library records

3: Subject files

4: Personal Business

5: Additions

Date Acquired: 05/28/2009

Subjects: Botanists - United States, Botany - Nevada - Charleston Mountains, Clokey, Ira Waddell, 1878-1950

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains materials related to Clokey’s botanical career including correspondence, reports of activity in his personal herbarium, and research notes. The bulk of the collection is correspondence documenting his research in the Charleston Mountains of Nevada and his efforts to build up his herbarium collection and botanical library through the exchange of botanical specimens.

Biographical Note

Ira Waddell Clokey was born in Decatur, Illinois in 1878. He attended Illinois University and Harvard University, graduating from Harvard  in 1903 with a B.S. in mining engineering.  He later received his M.S. in plant pathology at Iowa State in 1921.

He worked as a mining engineer in Mexico from 1903 to 1915 and then in Colorado until 1920. In his spare time he pursued his boyhood interest in botany by collecting plant specimens, many of which were unfortunately destroyed by a fire in 1912.  He continued to build his personal herbarium collection, often collecting duplicate specimens in order to exchange them for specimens from other areas. 

From 1935 to 1942 he collected extensively in the Charleston Mountains of Nevada. His flora of the area (Flora of the Charleston Mountains, Clark County, Nevada) was accepted for publication prior to his death and published in 1951.  He donated his personal herbarium of over 100,000 specimens to the University Herbarium at the University of California, Berkeley. He passed away on January 13, 1950 at his home in Pasadena, California.

Subject/Index Terms

Botanists - United States
Botany - Nevada - Charleston Mountains
Clokey, Ira Waddell, 1878-1950

Administrative Information

Repository: University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Extent Statement: 3 boxes.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

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.

Preferred Citation: Ira Clokey Papers, University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Processing Information: Finding aid based on information compiled by Richard Beidelman and Barbara H. Houghton.

Other Note: For more information see the guide to the Correspondence Collection of Ira Waddell Clokey, a detailed list of the correspondence including content notes of selected letters and biographical information on Ira Waddell Clokey prepared by Barbara H. Houghton (2007), available at the University and Jepson Herbaria Archives.


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1926-1952],
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[Series 3: Subject files, 1941-1944],
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Series 3: Subject files, 1941-1944Add to your cart.
This series contains botanical reports written by others, Clokey’s notes on Charleston Mountains (including correspondence), species descriptions, and a newsletter.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 44: History of Botany, undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript, author unknown.
Folder 45: History of Recent Plant Morphology by E.F. Castetter, undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript
Folder 46: Key to Compositae (Blake, S. F.), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Notes on Charleston MountainsAdd to your cart.
Includes correspondence.
Folder 48: Species DescriptionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Nevada Academy of Natural Sciences Newsletter, April 1941Add to your cart.
No. 2

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