Scope and Content
Lammerts, Walter E. (Walter Edward), 1904-
Title: Walter E. Lammerts Papers
Date (inclusive): 1929-1962
0.2 linear feet
Abstract: Walter E. Lammerts (1904-1996) was an author, plant researcher, horticulturist, and
rose breeder. His Papers contain manuscripts of his lectures on the science and art of rose breeding, reprints
of his articles on plant breeding, especially rose breeding, and articles about his life and career.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many
are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC154
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
Walter E. Lammerts (1904-1996) graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in 1922. He earned both his
undergraduate degree and and doctorate in horticulture from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1935, he
contracted with Armstrong Nurseries and established the company's plant research facility. He was a professor at
the University of California, Los Angeles from 1940-1945 and during that time he helped Knott's Berry Farm
establish its berry program.
Working with Los Angeles newspaper owner Manchester Boddy, Lammerts developed a plant research program at
Descanso Gardens in La Canada, California. He later continued plant research in Livermore, working for
Lammerts passed away on June 4, 1996.
"Walter E. Lammerts Obituary,"
Valley Times, June 11, 1996.
Scope and Content
The Walter E. Lammerts Papers contain manuscripts of his lectures on the science and art of rose breeding,
reprints of his articles on plant breeding, and articles about his life and career.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in three series: Lectures on the Science and Art of Rose Breeding, Reprints, and
About Walter Lammerts.
The Bancroft Library holds 4.5 linear feet of the Walter E. Lammerts Papers which consists primarily of
correspondence relating to the Creation Research Society and plant breeding. It also includes articles and notes
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public
Lammerts, Walter E. (Walter Edward),
Collection is open for research.
Gift of Camilla Pasley in 1999.
Sara Gunasekara processed these papers and created and encoded this finding aid.
[Identification of item], Walter E. Lammerts Papers, MC154, Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis.
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publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of
California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.