Inventory of the Walter E. Lammerts Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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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.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Lectures on the Science and Art of Rose Breeding undated

Physical Description: 10 lectures

Scope and Content Note

Contains Lammerts' rose breeding lectures. Arranged in lecture number order.
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1. The Scientific Basis of Rose Breeding undated

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2. Chromosome Number in Relation to Rose Breeding undated

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3. The Value of Rose Pedigree Studies in Planning a Rose Breeding Program undated

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4. The Yellow Rose Breeding Line As of 1935 undated

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5. Selection of Varieties as Breeding Plants undated

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6. Pollination, Rose Hip Development, Seed Ripening, and Germination undated

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7. The Effect of Pollen Parent on Set of Hips Resulting from Cross Pollination undated

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8. The Number of Seeds per Cross Pollination undated

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9. Roguing, Selections, and Evaluations of Hybrid Rose Seedlings undated

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10. Rose Growing in the United States in Relation to Rose Breeding undated

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Series 2. Reprints 1929-1960

Scope and Content Note

Contains reprints of Lammerts' articles which focus on plant breeding, especially breeding of roses. Arranged chronologically.
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Series 3. About Walter Lammerts 1953-1962

Scope and Content Note

Contains articles that mention Lammerts and his career.