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Rimo Bacigalupi papers

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Rimo Bacigalupi papers, 1908-1995 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

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Title: Rimo Bacigalupi papers, 1908-1995Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1922-1983

Primary Creator: Bacigalupi, Rimo C. (1901-1996)

Extent: 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.

Subjects: Bacigalupi, Rimo C., 1901-1996 - Archives, Botanists - California, Botany - California, Jepson Herbarium, Regional Parks Botanic Garden (Berkeley, Calif.)

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Field notes, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Bacigalupi, Rimo C., 1901-1996 - Archives
Botanists - California
Botany - California
Jepson Herbarium
Regional Parks Botanic Garden (Berkeley, Calif.)

Administrative Information

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

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: Rimo Bacigalupi Papers, University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley.

Other Note: For more information about Rimo Bacigalupi, see this obituary written by Lincoln Constance and Paul Silva: http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/history/biog/bacigalupi_obit.html


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[Series 2: Field Notes, 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],
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Series 1: Correspondence, 1908-1983Add to your cart.
This series contains professional and personal correspondence. Some of Bacigalupi's professional correspondence was handled by his assistants, G. Thomas Robbins and Lauramay Dempster. Topics include general herbarium business, plant identification, plant specimen donations and exchanges, the flora of California, activities of botany departments and Herbaria at other universities, and requests for information from Willis Linn Jepson’s correspondence and field notebooks.  Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.  Correspondence pertaining to the Regional Parks Botanic Garden can be found in Series 4.
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Folder 1: A-Ba, 1908-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Be, 1950-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bi-Bu, 1928-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 4: C, 1951-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 5: D, 1950-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 6: E-F, 1950-1979Add to your cart.
Includes a January 17, 1933 letter from Jepson to Emanuel Fritz that Fritz sent to Bacigalupi on July 1, 1965.
Folder 7: Ferris, Roxana & G. F., 1951-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Gillett, George, 1952-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 9: G, 1952-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Ha-Hi, 1952-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Hamann, Juanita & Hugo, 1967-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Hesse, Vesta, 1947-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Howell, John Thomas, 1950-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Ho-Hz, 1950-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 15: I-L, 1951-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 16: M, 1947-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Munz, Philip, 1950-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 18: N-Q, 1951-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Quibell, Charles, 1952-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Ra, 1952-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Rb-Rz, 1953-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Robbins, G. Thomas, 1951-1982Add to your cart.
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Folder 23: Sa-Ss, 1947-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Smith, Charlotte, 1961-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 25: St-Sz, 1950-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Ta-Tr, 1951-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Ts-Tz, 1956-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 28: U-V, 1951-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 29: W-Z, 1947-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 30: 1980-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Miscellaneous correspondence, 1951-1980Add to your cart.

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[Series 6: Additional items added to the collection, 1923-1968],
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