CAMP, Charles Lewis

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Charles Lewis Camp in 1954.

CAMP, Charles Lewis (1893-1975) [SS#553-70-3883], North Dakota-born historian, educator and paleontologist. He moved with his family to Southern Califoria near Pasadena in 1895. In 1908, Camp met Joseph Grinnell, and collected specimens for the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology between 1913-1915. He was graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1915. In 1916 Camp received his Masters from Columbia University; in 1923, he received his Ph.D. in paleontology.

The following year (1924), Camp married Jessie Margaret Pratt (1903-1971), and they had four children.

In 1930 Camp was appointed as Director of the University of California Museum of Paleontology, a position he held until 1949. He also served as a Director of the California Historical Society and member of its publications committee until 1935. Camp retired from his teaching activities at U.C. Berkeley in 1960, and devoted time to field work and publications.

Directory of Members, Cooper Ornithological Club, May 1914:

  • Charles Camp. 2334 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 1909.


In 1972 Camp married his second wife, Joanna Bilbrey.

Charles L. Camp died in San Jose, California on August 14, 1975.


» Grinnell, J. & C. L. Camp A distributional list of the amphibians and reptiles of California in UC Publ. Zool. 17:10 (127-208), 1917



Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Catalina Island Charles L. Camp MVZ July 3, 1910 MVZ-10855 Urocyon littoralis catalinae Mammals
Santa Catalina Island Charles L. Camp MVZ July 5, 1910 MVZ-4454 Pseudacris regilla Herps
Santa Catalina Island Charles L. Camp MVZ July 5, 1910 MVZ-4455 Pseudacris regilla Herps
Santa Catalina Island Charles L. Camp MVZ July 5, 1910 MVZ-4456 Pseudacris regilla Herps
Santa Catalina Island Charles L. Camp MVZ July 5, 1910 MVZ-4457 Pseudacris regilla Herps
Santa Catalina Island Charles L. Camp MVZ July 5, 1910 MVZ-4458 Pseudacris regilla Herps
Santa Catalina Island Charles L. Camp MVZ July 5, 1910 MVZ-4459 Pseudacris regilla Herps
Santa Catalina Island Charles L. Camp MVZ July 7, 1910 MVZ-4323 Crotalus viridis Herps