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Papers of Luther C. Bragg

Identifier: ULCB

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Luther C. Bragg consists of documents dated 1905 and 1929. The collection contains a daily diary from Bragg's first year at CAC, a reprint of an article on aphids written by C.P. Gillette and Miriam Palmer, photographs of Bragg, and photographs of specimens under a microscope.


  • Creation: 1905, 1929


Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


Luther C. Bragg served as the curator of the Colorado Agricultural College's museum from 1905 to 1911. He was noted for his research on chromosomes and mitosis.

Luther Chamberlain Bragg was born in Massachusetts on August 2, 1855, to Ariel Bragg and Sarah Kimball. He married Emma Haley and they had one daughter, Charlotte. Bragg entered Yale University in 1876 as a special student in the Sheffield Science School and left after 1877 without graduating. He also enrolled as a special student at the University of Colorado, Boulder for the 1899-1900 school year.

Bragg was an entomologist, naturalist, and taxidermist by trade and donated specimens to the Essig Museum of Entomology at Berkeley and the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 1905 Bragg was appointed by C.P. Gillette to be the curator of the College Museum at Colorado Agricultural College, a position he held until 1911. He conducted research on mitosis and chromosomes of insects. Bragg was also associated with the Experiment Station at CAC. The college awarded him an honorary Bachelor of Science degree in 1919. Bragg remained in Fort Collins until 1920 when he was admitted to a sanatorium in Massachusetts.


0.25 linear feet (1 document case)

Language of Materials



Luther C. Bragg, an entomologist and naturalist, was the curator of the College Museum of Colorado Agricultural College (CAC) from 1905 to 1911. The collection contains a daily diary, a publication reprint, and photographs.


The collection consists of 1 series in 1 document case:

Series 1: Luther C. Bragg papers, 1905, 1929 and undated


The Papers of Luther C. Bragg was donated by Luther C. Bragg's great-niece Lena Bragg in 1987.


Processing was completed in May 2015. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes.

Guide to the Papers of Luther C. Bragg
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Karen Spilman
Copyright 2015
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA