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Botanical illustrations for Philip A. Munz publications
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Botanical illustrations for Philip A. Munz publications
    Dates: 1935-1974
    Collection Number: P.7
    Creator/Collector: Munz, Philip A. (Philip Alexander), 1892-1974 Beasley, Dick, 1934-1992 Craig, Thomas Theodore Cross, Rodman Janish, Jeanne R. Liao, Shue-Huei Shaw, Richard J. Tillett, Stephen S. Zornes, James Milford, 1908-2008
    Extent: 4.4 linear feet (6 boxes)
    Repository: California Botanic Garden
    Claremont, California 91711
    Abstract: The collection consists of original black-and-white botanical illustrations for multiple books by Philip A. Munz on the flora of California. Artists include Dick Beasley, Thomas Craig, Rodman Cross, Jeanne Janish, Shue-Huei Liao, Richard J. Shaw, Stephen Tillett, Milford Zornes, and others.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is open to research, except for Box 6, which requires additional processing. A full inventory is available for Boxes 1-5 upon request. Contact the repository for access.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of the materials in this collection is held by the creator. Consult the Librarian for details.

    Preferred Citation

    Botanical illustrations for Philip A. Munz publications. California Botanic Garden

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was donated by Philip A. Munz.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Born in Saratoga, Wyoming, Philip A. Munz (1892-1974) was an American botanist, educator, administrator, and author. Although he was trained as an entomologist, Munz learned botany while teaching at Pomona College in Claremont, California beginning in 1917. After a short stint as professor of botany at Cornell University, Munz returned to Southern California to become director of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden (California Botanic Garden) in 1946, where he remained until his retirement in 1960. In addition to publishing monographs on Onagraceae and Delphinium, Munz was the author of A Manual of Southern California Botany (1935), A California Flora (1963), A Flora of Southern California (1974), and four popular plant guides for general readers known as the California Wildflower Books.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of original black-and-white botanical illustrations used in multiple books on the flora of California authored by Philip A. Munz, including A Manual of Southern California Botany (1935), A California Flora (1959), California Spring Wildflowers (1961), California Desert Wildflowers (1962), California Mountain Wildflowers (1963), Shore Wildflowers of California, Oregon, and Washington (1964), and A Flora of Southern California (1974). Illustrators include Dick Beasley, Thomas Craig, Rodman Cross, Jeanne R. Janish, Shue-Huei Liao, Richard J. Shaw, Stephen Tillett, Milford Zornes, and some unknown artists. Most sets of illustrations are incomplete.

    Indexing Terms

    Endemic plants--California
    Wild flowers--California
    Botanical illustrations

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