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Lester Rowntree : California native plant woman : transcripts, 1978.
BANC MSS 80/8 c; Phonotape 1369 C; BANC CD 564; BMC 1 box 8
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Lester Rowntree: California native plant woman : transcripts, 1978


Rowntree, Lester, creator, interviewee.


Levenson, Rosemary, interviewer.


Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.


Interviews with Lester Rowntree's family, friends and colleagues re her contributions to the field of conservation, horticulture and ecology, incuding information on her botanic explorations in California and the West, seed collecting and her California native seed business. Brief interview with Lester Rowntree herself included. Conducted by Rosemary Levenson for the Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library. Introduction by Mildred E. Mathias. Copies of photographs and of documentary material supplementing the interviews inserted. Interviewees are as follows: Margaret Campbell. The Lester Rowntree Archive at the California Academy of Science; Robert Ornduff. California Native Plants: A Distinctive Flora; James Roof. Lester Rowntree: The female John Muir; Lester Rowntree. Apothegms; Cedric Rowntree. Lester Rowntree: Her Son's Perspective; Harriette Rowntree. The Daughter-In-Law's View: "It's Been Worth It;" Rowan Rowntree. A Totally Integrated Person; Lester Bradford Rowntree. Walk Softly in Nature; Patricia Rowntree Nash. Memories of Nanni-Esther; Nancy Rowntree, with Jennifer Rowntree. "Keep Your Pores Open and Keep Listening;" Heidi Rowntree Melas, with Erika Rowntree. She Gave an Example; Skee Hamann. Lester Rowntree: Fresh, Free Currents of Life; Jo Stallard. "She Was So Good." Appended: photocopies of additional documentary material, including transcripts of Rowan Rowntree's interviews with his grandmother Lester Rowntree, 1969 and 1971.


c1979 (issued)


Phonotape: Partial interview, July 11, 1978. Track 1: 498 ft., track 2: blank. Tape covers pp. 82-101 of transcript.


Rowntree, Lester -- Interviews
Mathias, Mildred E. (Mildred Esther) -- 1906-1995
Campbell, Margaret
Ornduff, Robert
Roof, James B. (James Bernard) -- 1910-1983
Rowntree, Cedric
Rowntree, Harriette
Rowntree, Rowan A
Nash, Patricia Rowntree
Rowntree, Nancy
Melas, Heidi Rowntree
Hamann, Skee
Stallard, Jo
Botany -- California
Forest conservation -- California
Horticulture -- California
Ecology -- California
Seed industry and trade -- California


Included in: History of Science and Technology Collection.
ORIGINAL RESTRICTED: Use cassette copy.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Also available online.
Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library. Duplicate transcript.


Oral histories.

Physical Description:

392 p. (1 v.).
1 sound cassette : analog.




BANC MSS 80/8 c
Phonotape 1369 C
BMC 1 box 8


California unknown place Berkeley, Calif : University of California

Copyright Note:

ORIGINAL RESTRICTED: Use cassette copy.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC

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