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Charles Lewis Camp

Born: Mar 12, 1893

Death: Aug 14, 1975

Birthplace: Jamestown

Nationality: United States

Charles Lewis Camp

Date of Birth : Mar 12, 1893
Date of Death : Aug 14, 1975
Birth Place : Jamestown

Charles Lewis Camp was a palaeontologist and zoologist, working from the University of California, Berkeley. He took part in excavations at the 'Placerias Quarry', in 1930 and the forty Shonisaurus skeleton discoveries of the 1960s, in what is now the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park. Camp served as the third director of the University of California Museum of Paleontology from 1930 to 1949, and coincidentally as chair of the UC Berkeley Paleontology Department between 1939 and 1949. Camp was also an important bibliographer and historian of Western America. This aspect of his career is represented most notably by two works. The first is his biography of James Clyman, which Bernard De Voto called "one of the half-dozen classics in the field." The second work was the third edition of The Plains and the Rockies, published in 1953, which Camp annotated heavily. He was the 1970 recipient of the California Historical Society's Henry Raup Wagner Memorial Award.

Also known as

  • Charles L. Camp

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, US & Canada
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