The Ruth C. Van Vleet papers contain laboratory and class notes from Van Vleet's studies in zoology and sciences at the University
of California, Berkeley, 1916-1928, as well as journal articles sent to her from the University of Pennsylvania. Van Vleet
worked as a high school science teacher in Los Angeles where she lived until her death in 1978.
Ruth C. Van Vleet was born in Iowa in 1891. She moved with her family to Los Angeles where she lived until her death in 1978.
She worked as a high school science teacher. She is listed as a registered student in the University of California 1920-1921
registry. According to available census data, Van Vleet never married.
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