Texas Woman's University Herbarium (TCSW)
The Texas Woman's University Herbarium was one of the few herbaria initiated in the early 1900s in Texas, and its history traces back to the time of the establishment and development of the University and its Biology department. Albert Ruth contributed 1/4 of the actual collection, between 1903 and 1927. During the 1930s and 1940s, it was further enlarged by well-known botanists such as: B. C. Tharp (1885-1964), who directed the University of Texas Herbarium (TEX) for 45 years after Dr. Mary S. Young; Barton H. Warnock (1911-1998) and C. H. Mueller, who collected mainly from the Big Bend Region; Mary S. Young (1872-1919), one of the first Texas female botanists and the first curator of TEX between 1912-1919; Dr. Fred A. Barkley, curator of TEX, 1945-1958; and Eula Whitehouse (1892-1974), who published ‘Texas Flowers in Natural Colors’ (1936), the first color-illustrated guide to Texas wildflowers. Other contributors were Dr. Viola Hamilton, professor and chair of the TWU Department of Biology, her collaborators, and students.
Director: Camelia Maier, firstname.lastname@example.org, (940) 898-2358
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 34f761e2-051a-4952-86f7-3180c80af167
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/