Guide to the Robert Edward Hungate Collection of C.V. Piper Materials 1885-1946
Cage 431

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Hungate, Robert Edward
Title
Robert Edward Hungate Collection of C.V. Piper Materials
ID
Cage 431
Date [inclusive]
1885-1946
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of: photographs, scrapbooks of memorial tributes, and reprints of botanical publications of Charles Vancouver Piper.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] The R.E. Hungate Collection of C. V. Piper Materials, 1885-1946

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA

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Biographical/Historical note

Charles Vancouver Piper was born in Victoria, British Columbia, and raised in Seattle Washington. He attended the Territorial University of Washington until 1892. He achieved prominence as a botanist, on staff at the Washington Agricultural College and School of Science (later WSU), and as a researcher with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Piper is credited with discovering Sudan grass, an African plant that was introduced to North America as a forage plant. He was greatly involved in the re-discovery of Meriwether Lewis' lost herbarium and encouraged the publications of journals of earlier plant explorers of the Northwest, such as Archibald Menzies and David Douglas.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of: photographs, scrapbooks of memorial tributes, and reprints of botanical publications of Charles Vancouver Piper.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in a single series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated by Robert Edward Hungate circa 1978.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Charles Vancouver Piper Papers, 1888-1926 (Cage 317)

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Piper, Charles V. (Charles Vancouver)

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Botanists--United States--Biography
  • Science

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Photographs (reproductions) 1885-1926 

1 1

Final Tributes 1926-1928 

1 2

Photographs of Charles V. Piper 1885-1911 

1 3

Publications 1919-1921 

1 4

Publications 1922-1926 

1 5

Radio Program NBC 1946 

1 6

Scrapbook (obituaries and remembrances) 1926-1928 

1 7

Scrapbook 1926 

1 8