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Historical Archive of the Barcelona Botanic Institute

Name Historical Archive of the Barcelona Botanic Institute
Cite as AIBB
Description This archive was created together with the library of the Botanical Institute by the botanist Pius Font i Quer. It contains all the documents produced and received by the botanists that form part of the Board of Natural Sciences (1906-1935), the Botanical Department of the Museu Martorell, and the Barcelona Botanical Institute (1936-1994). It also contains the collection of private documents belonging to the botanists who were associated with the Institute either through the loan of their herbariums or the botanical activities they carried out with the Museum: Antoni Cebrià Costa, 1884; Ramon de Bolós Saderra, 1870-1886; Estanislau Vayreda Vila, 1871-1898; Ramon Masferrer Arquimbau, 1873-1882; Frederic Trémols Borrell, 1905-1918; Joan Cadevall Diars, 1882-1920; Carlos Pau Español, 1895-1937 and José Cuatrecasas Arumí, 1921-1994. This archive is composed mainly of scientific correspondence, botanical studies and specialized publications. It also contains an important collection of photos of the botanical campaigns of Pius Font i Quer to northern Morocco in 1928-1932, and of the botanical explorations carried out by José Cuatrecasas in Spain in 1927-1938.
Kingdom coverage Plantae
Collectors Bolòs Capdevila, Oriol de
Bolòs Saderra, Ramon de
Bolòs Vayreda, Antoni de
Cadevall Diars, Joan
Cebrià-Costa Cuixart, Antoni
Cuatrecasas Arumí, José
Font Quer, Pius
Masferrer Arquimbau, Ramon
Pau Español, Carlos
Trémols Borrell, Frederic
Vayreda Vila, Estanislau
Collection type Archival, Texts, Visual
Primary purpose Research
Include types No
Grouping principle Repository
Formations periods 1870-1994
Development statuses Closed
Collection extents 35 linear metres
Object class archival records, photographs
Institution Botanical Institute of Barcelona - Historical Archive
Subcollections Botanical Institute of Barcelona Fonds, 1935-1994
Junta de Ciències Naturals Fonds (IBB), 1905-1936
Archival Fonds Carlos Pau Español
Archival Fonds Joan Cadevall Diars
Archival Fonds José Cuatrecasas Arumí
Associated person Karina Barros (IBB Librarian), Trini Prunera (Archivist),
Item level access Quadre d'organització de Fons
Related material Prunera, T.; Barros, K.; Meléndez, A. 2012. El archivo del Instituto Botánico de Barcelona. Revista "Enredadera", Boletín Electrónico Red de Bibliotecas CSIC. Marzo, 2012.

Prunera, T.; Ibáñez, N. 2011. Notícies i novetats de l'Institut Botànic de Barcelona. Collectanea Botánica, 30: 109-110.