A legacy from Dr. Carl W. Sharsmith is the 17,000 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.
- Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium 2013-2014 Report
- Report by Carol Mattsson on a recent field trip to the Sharsmith Herbarium by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society