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Langenheim, Jean H. Papers
UA.068  
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Description
This collection comprises the professional papers of Jean H. Langenheim, including correspondence, notes, photographs, slides, and publications related to her research, teaching, and other professional activities. Also included are correspondence, photographs, and other materials related to her family, childhood, and early education.
Background
Jean H. Langenheim is a plant ecologist and educator based in Santa Cruz, California. She was born in 1925 in Homer, Louisiana to Jeanette Smith and Vergil Wilson Harmon. She graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1943, and earned a BS in biology from the University of Tulsa in 1946. Langenheim earned an MS in 1949 and PhD in 1953, both in botany from the University of Minnesota. After coming to the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1966, she studied the evolution of resins as amber and the chemical ecology of resin-producing trees, particularly in the tropics. The first woman to be promoted to full professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Langenheim was also the first female faculty member in the natural sciences at UCSC, and the first woman to be chosen to be a UCSC faculty research lecturer.
Extent
22 Linear Feet 49 document boxes, 2 flats
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research. The use of certain media requires advance notice. Please contact Special Collections and Archives to request access to media.