Gerald B. Ownbey papers
Scope and Content
The collection contains correspondence and a copy of his M.A. thesis.
- Ownbey, Gerald B., 1916- (Person)
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Use of Materials
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Requests for permission to quote from the Gerald B. Ownbey papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.
Biographical Sketch of Gerald B. Ownbey (b. 1916)
Gerald Bruce Ownbey was born on October 10, 1916 in Kirksville, Missouri. He earned his B.A. in 1939 and M.A. in 1940 from the University of Wyoming; his Ph.D. was awarded in 1947 from Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri). Dr. Ownbey joined the faculty in the University of Minnesota's department of botany in 1947; he was promoted to full professor in 1956 and served as chair of the department (1960-1962). In 1947 he was named as curator of the herbarium and he held this position until he retired in 1986. Dr. Ownbey is considered an expert on Minnesota flora and plant taxonomy.
1 box (1.3 linear feet)
Collection contains the papers of Gerald B. Ownbey, professor of botany and chair of the botany department at the University of Minnesota.
Source of acquisition
The collection was deposited in University Archives on June 5, 1998.
Collection has not been processed.
- Botany -- Study and teaching Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University of Minnesota. Department of Botany
- Gerald B. Ownbey papers, 1950-1990
- Karen Spilman
- May 2005
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