Francis M. Fultz (1857-1948) was a
school superintendent before becoming the director of conservation and reforestation in Los
Angeles City Schools (1925-1932). 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, and lantern slides.
Francis M. Fultz was born on August 21, 1857 in Wilton Junction, Iowa; Ph.D (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.
105.8 Linear Feet
(67 boxes, 38 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder)
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