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Inventory of the Walter E. Lammerts Papers
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  • Creator: Lammerts, Walter E. (Walter Edward), 1904-
    Title: Walter E. Lammerts Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1929-1962
    Extent: 0.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Walter E. Lammerts (1904-1996) was an author, plant researcher, horticulturist, and rose breeder. His Papers contain manuscripts of his lectures on the science and art of rose breeding, reprints of his articles on plant breeding, especially rose breeding, and articles about his life and career.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: MC154
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Walter E. Lammerts (1904-1996) graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in 1922. He earned both his undergraduate degree and and doctorate in horticulture from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1935, he contracted with Armstrong Nurseries and established the company's plant research facility. He was a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1940-1945 and during that time he helped Knott's Berry Farm establish its berry program.
    Working with Los Angeles newspaper owner Manchester Boddy, Lammerts developed a plant research program at Descanso Gardens in La Canada, California. He later continued plant research in Livermore, working for Germains/Amling DeVor.
    Lammerts passed away on June 4, 1996.
    Source:
    "Walter E. Lammerts Obituary," Valley Times, June 11, 1996.

    Scope and Content

    The Walter E. Lammerts Papers contain manuscripts of his lectures on the science and art of rose breeding, reprints of his articles on plant breeding, and articles about his life and career.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in three series: Lectures on the Science and Art of Rose Breeding, Reprints, and About Walter Lammerts.

    Related Collection

    The Bancroft Library holds 4.5 linear feet of the Walter E. Lammerts Papers which consists primarily of correspondence relating to the Creation Research Society and plant breeding. It also includes articles and notes by Lammerts.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lammerts, Walter E. (Walter Edward), 1904---Archives
    Roses--Breeding
    Plant breeding

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Camilla Pasley in 1999.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed these papers and created and encoded this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Walter E. Lammerts Papers, MC154, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.