Miriam Augusta Palmer (1878-1977) was an entomologist and authority on aphids in the Rocky Mountain region. Palmer earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Kansas before receiving a master’s degree from Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University) in 1926. She was awarded an honorary doctorate of science from CSU in 1959.

Palmer came to Fort Collins in 1904 to join the college entomology department. Her skillful drawings of insects played a role in her gaining a faculty position. She also worked as a Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station delineator for the departments of entomology and horticulture before retiring in 1947. This digital collection contains Palmer's scientific illustrations of varieties of apples and cherries, presented as 13 loose drawings and two sets of 18 drawings framed together, nearly all drawn in the 1930s or 1940s. Her papers also include scientific illustrations of insects.

Photographs of Palmer may be found in the University Historic Photograph Collection, and a 1974 oral history is located in the Oral History Tapes in the University Archive.

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  • Wealthy apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Wealthy apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Black John 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Northern Spy apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Sheriff apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Sheriff apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Pewaukee apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Lawver apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Arkansas Black apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Arkansas Black apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Ingram apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Mammoth Black Twig apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Northern Spy apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Rambo apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Yellow Newtown apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Green Newtown apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Geniton apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Missouri Pippin apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • White Winter Pearmain apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)
  • Wagener apple 

    Date:circa 1904-circa 1930; 1899-1935
    Format:drawings (visual works); scientific illustrations (images)

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