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Finding Aid to the Richard E. Kunze Collection MS.571
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  • Processing history
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  • Preferred citation
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  • Biographical note

  • Title: Richard E. Kunze Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.571
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 1
    Storage Unit: OS MS 1
    Physical Description: 2.2 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized roll)
    Date (inclusive): 1885-1919
    Abstract: Richard E. Kunze (1837-1919) was born in Germany and moved to the United States in 1854 and studied at the National Eclectic Medical Association in New York. Kunze's chief interest was in medical botany, and he specialized in cacti. Kunze was a good friend and correspondent of J. A. Munk. This collection consists of Kunze's correspondence with Munk, manuscript drafts and published manuscripts by Kunze, personal papers, biographical articles, water colors, and collected manuscripts ranging from 1885-1919.
    creator: Kunze, Richard E. (Richard Ernest), 1837-1919
    creator: Munk, J. A. (Joseph Amasa), 1847-1927

    Processing history

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Final processing and finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 8, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of Dr. Richard E. Kunze's correspondence with J. A. (Joseph Amasa) Munk, manuscript drafts and published manuscripts by Kunze, personal papers, biographical articles, water colors, and collected manuscripts ranging from 1885-1919. This collection also includes Kunze's certificates of emigration to the United States, United States citizenship, and medical practice.

    Preferred citation

    Richard E. Kunze Collection, 1885-1919, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.571; [folder number] [folder title][date].

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Biographical note

    Richard E. Kunze was born in Altenburg, Saxony, Germany 1837, April 7. He came to the United States in 1854 and married Ann McNamee 1857, September 30. Kunze attended Metropolitan Medical College and Eclectic Medical College in New York, and his chief interest was medical botany. Kunze experimented with plants and wrote numerous articles, specializing in cacti. Kunze's wife Ann died 1888, May 2. Kunze relocated to Arizona in 1897 and died near Phoenix 1919, February 7. Kunze was a good friend and correspondent of J. A. Munk.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Articles
    Botany, medical
    Cactus
    Certificates
    Correspondence
    Manuscripts
    Watercolors