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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.

Dates

  • 1948

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available by appointment for research. Researchers must register and provide two forms of valid photo identification. Please contact botref@oeb.harvard.edu for additional information.

Extent

0.2 linear feet (2 manuscripts in 7 folders)

Biography

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.
Sources

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

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

Provenance

The manuscript and accompanying papers were given to the Gray Herbarium by Muñoz.
Title
Muñoz Pizarro, Carlos. Carlos Muñoz Pizarro manuscripts, 1948: A Guide.
Author
Archives, Gray Herbarium, Harvard University Herbaria
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
gra00063

Repository Details

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

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