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COLLECTION Identifier: gra00063

Carlos Muñoz Pizarro manuscripts

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a typed manuscript and a bundle of loose notes.


  • 1948


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0.2 linear feet (2 manuscripts in 7 folders)


Carlos Muñoz Pizarro was born in Coqimbo, Chile on September 25, 1913. He studied agronomy at the University of Chile and graduated in 1937. A Guggenheim fellowship enabled him to move to the United States to study at Harvard from 1938-1939 and at the U.S. National Herbarium from 1939-1940.

Muñoz accepted a position as head of the Botanical Section of the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural in Santiago in 1942. During his time there he worked closely with the collections of Rodulfo Amando Philippi. He was also responsible for significantly increasing the number of specimens with new and historic collections and made several collecting trips in Chile.

Muñoz was married to Ruth Schick Carrasco; the couple had a son and three daughters, one of whom, Mélica, became a botanist. He traveled extensively to study at herbaria in Europe and the United States and to attend conferences. Muñoz died of a heart attack on May 12, 1976 while attending a conference in New York.


Meza Parra I. 2009. Professor Carlos Muñoz Pizarro. Gestión Ambiental. 18:1-9.

Moreira-Muñoz A. 2013. Plant geography of Chile. [Place unknown]: Springer.


The manuscript and accompanying papers were given to the Gray Herbarium by Muñoz.

Muñoz Pizarro, Carlos. Carlos Muñoz Pizarro manuscripts, 1948: A Guide.
Botany Libraries, Gray Herbarium Library, Harvard University.
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Repository Details

Part of the Botany Libraries, Gray Herbarium Library, Harvard University Repository

The Harvard University Herbaria houses five research libraries that are managed collectively as the Botany Libraries. The Gray Herbarium Library specializes in the identification and classification of New World plants with emphasis on North American plants. The Archives of the Gray Herbarium houses unique resources including personal papers, institutional records, field notes and plant lists, expedition records, photographs, original artwork, and objects from faculty, curators, staff, and affiliates of the Gray Herbarium.

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