Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium
A legacy from Dr. Carl W. Sharsmith is the 15,000 sheet herbarium at San José State University which was built over the many years he taught here and the many years he worked full time as Professor Emeritus. The herbarium consists largely of California native plants, many of which he collected. Dr. Sharsmith made the final determination of each species and personally mounted each one so that key characteristics are easily seen.
Information from the labels of the 15,000 sheets has been entered into a database and is retrievable.