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Inventory of the Maunsell Van Rensselaer Collection, 1920-1970
2006-2  
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Series Description and Container List

 

I. Personal Papers 1920-1970

Series Scope and Content Summary

Consists of University of California, Berkeley term papers for Landscape Gardening, Botany, which include drawings and detailed descriptions of various plant species located on campus. Contains the study of the Douglas Fir in Lagunitas and Little Carson Canyons, photographs of plants and trees, as well as a field notebook with pressings of plant specimens of named trees in California. Includes publications by his wife Eleanor Van Rensselaer.
 

A. Student Work

Box 1, Folder 1

Landscape Gardening 101 Prof. Flint (Planting South of N. Hall) n.d.

Box 1, Folder 2

Landscape Gardening 101 (Plot SW of Hilgard Hall) n.d.

Box 1, Folder 3

Botany 3 1921

Box 1, Folder 4

Study of Douglas Fir in Lagunitas and Little Carson Canyons 1920

Box 1, Folder 5

Student's Field Notebook n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Eleanor Van Rensselaer 1957-1966

 

B. Publications

Box 1, Folder 7

Bird Publications 1927-1970

Box 1, Folder 8

Nature Guide Publications 1921-1934

Box 1, Folder 9

Garden/Plant Publications 1932-1942

 

II. Professional Papers 1921-1942

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains nature guides, as well as garden, plant and bird publications. It also includes a notebook bound by Van Rensselaer titled "Trees By Counties," in which he has listed named trees by alphabetical counties in California.
Box 2, Folder 1

Misc. Tree Photographs with captions 1921-1960

Box 2, Folder 1

Misc. Tree Photographs with captions 1921-1960

Box 2, Folder 2

Reference - Trees of Howell Mountain n.d.

Box 2, Folder 3

Reference - Sierra Club Bulletin 1933

Box 2, Folder 4

Trees By Counties Book 1932-1936

 

III. Famous Tree of California Project 1933-1945

Series Scope and Content Summary

Consists of photographs of famous named trees of California. Some with captions, some with no captions. Also includes photographed postcards of trees. Contains correspondence primarily from Lokoya and Santa Barbara regarding the Famous Trees of California project. Also, includes research notes and Famous Trees of California book.
 

A. Photographs

Box 2, Folder 1

California Tree Photographs no-captions n.d.

Box 2, Folder 2

Postcards/Photographs n.d.

Box 2, Folder 3

Photographs n.d.

Box 2, Folder 4

"Morgue" Photographs n.d.

Box 2, Folder 5

"Famous Trees of California" Project n.d.

 

B. Correspondence and Research

Box 3, Folder 6-7

Correspondence Lokoya 1933-1934

Box 3, Folder 8

Correspondence Santa Barbara 1935-1945

Box 3, Folder 9

Notes and Research Santa Barbara 1935-1945

Box 3, Folder 10

Clippings n.d.

Box 3, Folder 11

Notes and Research n.d.

Box 4

Famous Trees of California book n.d.

Box 5

Index Cards- Alphabetical by Species n.d.