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Finding Aid for the Francis M. Fultz Papers, ca. 1850-1927
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Francis M. Fultz Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1850-1927
    Collection number: 138
    Creator: Fultz, Francis M. (Francis Marion), b. 1857
    Extent: 66 boxes (33 linear ft.) 38 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Fultz (1857-1948) was a school superintendent before becoming the director of conservation and reforestation in Los Angeles city schools (1925-32). He also lectured on subjects ranging from California, Hawaii and Yellowstone to camping, wildflowers and weeds. The collection consists of the manuscripts of 37 books and articles by Fultz, as well as carbons, early drafts, illustrations and research notes, books and periodicals containing articles by Fultz. The collection also contains runs of the Sierra Club bulletin, Trails and other periodicals, pamphlets and bound volumes, nitrate negatives, and glass lantern slides.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Francis M. Fultz Papers (Collection 138). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Fultz was born on August 21, 1857 in Wilton Junction, Iowa; Ph.B (1886) and MA (1889), Iowa State University; taught at Burlington (Iowa) High School, 1886-95; superintendent of Burlington Public Schools in Burlington (1899-1909) and Santa Barbara, California (1909-13); moved to Los Angeles in 1913; became director of conservation and reforestation in Los Angeles city schools, 1925-32; was a member of the Sierra Club, and also a lecturer, giving illustrated lectures on subjects ranging from California, Hawaii and Yellowstone to camping, wildflowers and weeds; publications include The Upper Mississippi Region (1908), A Study of the Sierra Nevada (1908), The Fly-Aways and Other Seed Travelers (1909), The Elfin Forest of California (1923), and Lily, Iris and Orchid of Southern California (1928); he died in 1948.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of the manuscripts of 37 books and articles by Fultz, as well as carbons, early drafts, illustrations and research notes, books and periodicals containing articles by Fultz, runs of the Sierra Club bulletin, Trails and other periodicals, pamphlets and bound volumes, nitrate negatives, and glass lantern slides, most of them taken by Fultz and colored by his wife.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Fultz, Francis M. (Francis Marion), b. 1857--Archives.
    Conservationists--California--Archival resources.
    Naturalists--California--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Cellulose nitrate photonegatives.
    Lantern slides.