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George F. Papenfuss papers

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George F. Papenfuss papers, 1929-1981 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

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Title: George F. Papenfuss papers, 1929-1981Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Papenfuss, George Frederik (1903-1981)

Extent: 17.9 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Arranged in five series, one of which has been further arranged in 4 subseries:

Series 1: Correspondence (1937-1981)

Series 2: Notes (1935-1944)

            Sub-series 1: Field notes (1935-1942, undated)

            Sub-series 2: General notes (1939-1944)

            Sub-series 3: Collector’s lists (undated)

            Sub-series 4: Herbaria lists (undated)

Series 3: Writings (1937-1982)

Series 4: Photographs (approximately 1920-1970)

Series 5: Personal papers (1930-1981)

Subjects: Algology, Botanists - California, University of California, Berkeley.

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Field notes, Photographs

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection documents the professional activities of George Frederick (G. F.) Papenfuss, noted marine botanist, professor, and curator of algae at the University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley.The collection contains correspondence, research and field notes, writings, photographs, and a small amount of personal papers.  Papenfuss’s correspondence documents his intensive involvement with the international phycological community and his notes and writings document his algal research.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection documents the professional activities of George Frederick (G. F.) Papenfuss, noted marine botanist, professor, and curator of algae at the University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley.The collection contains correspondence, research and field notes, writings, photographs, and a small amount of personal papers.  Papenfuss’s correspondence documents his intensive involvement with the international phycological community and his notes and writings document his algal research.

Biographical Note

George Frederik (Frederick) Papenfuss was born in 1903 near Harrismith, Orange Free State, South Africa.  He left South Africa for the United States in 1926 and attended  North Carolina State College, graduating with high honors in 1929. He then began graduate school at John Hopkins University, where he initially planned on studying plant pathology but became interested in marine phycology after spending a summer at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Maine. His dissertation was on the life history of the filamentous brown algae Ectocarpus.  While in graduate school he married fellow student Emma Jean Johnstone.

After graduating in 1933 he taught for a year at Johns Hopkins and then received a postdoctoral fellowship to study with the Swedish marine phycologists Harald Kylin and Nils Svedelius.  He was able to extend his fellowship for a year to collect seaweeds in South Africa, and then was able to obtain funding from the Carnegie Corporation for 1935-1939 to continue collecting, surveying 2000 miles of coastline and assembling a vast collection of South African seaweeds. In 1939 he began working at the University of Hawaii, and in 1942 he received a two year fellowship from the Carnegie Corporation to study at the University of California, Berkeley with William A. Setchell. After Setchell's death in 1943, Papenfuss was hired in 1944 as an assistant professor at Berkeley, where he worked until his retirement in 1971. Papenfuss supervised 17 graduate students at Berkeley, including noted phycologists Isabella Abbott and Paul Silva. He served as curator of algae at the University Herbarium from 1944-1960.

Papenfuss was instrumental in created the International Phycology Society. He was a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, a Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa, and a Honorary Member of the South African Association of Botanists.  He served as president of the California Botanical Society and  the Western Society of Naturalists. He was the driving force behind the 1st International Phycological Congress in 1982 and served posthumously as president for that meeting.

In retirement, Papenfuss remained active at the University Herbarium. He passed away in Berkeley, California on December 8, 1981.

Subject/Index Terms

Algology
Botanists - California
University of California, Berkeley.

Administrative Information

Repository: University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyright has not been assigned to the University and Jepson Herbaria Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University and Jepson Herbaria Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the publisher.

Preferred Citation: George F. Pappenfuss papers, University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley.


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1937-1981],
[[information restricted]],
[Series 3: Writings, 1937-1982],
[Series 4: Photographs, approximately 1920-1970],
[Series 5: Personal papers, 1930-1981],
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Series 3: Writings, 1937-1982Add to your cart.
This series contains published reprints by Papenfuss. In chronological order.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The structure and reproduction of Claudea multifida, Vanvoorstia Sepectabilis, and Vanvoorstia coccinea, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Notes on algal nomenclature. II. Gymnosurus J. Agardh, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Proposed names for the phyla of algae, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 10: New marine algae from South Africa: I, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Culturing of marine algae in relation to problems in morphology, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Classification of the algae, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 13: General features of algal growth in sewage oxidation ponds, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 14: On the nomenclature of some Delesseriaceae, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Notes on South African marine algae: IV, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Review: Marine algae of the northeastern coast of North America, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Review: Die gattungen der Rhodophyceen, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 18: On the genera of the Ulvales and the status of the order, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Review: Marine algae of the eastern tropical and subtropical coasts of the Americas, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Recommendations concerning future research on Antarctic marine algae, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Nils Eberhard Svedelius: a chapter in the history of phycology, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 22: The structure and reproduction of Calaglossa leprieurii, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Problems in the taxxonomy and geographical distribution of Antarctic marine algae, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 24: On the circumscription of the green algal genera Ulvella and Pilinia, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Clearing old trails in systematic phycology, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 26: A proposal on the names of orders, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 27: M. O. Parthasarathy Iyengar, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 28: The present state of algal systematics:1 (A) Rhodophyta, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 30: The development of the sexual organs and the cystocarp in Taenioma perpusillum, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Notes on algal nomenclature - V. Various Chlorophycaeae and Rhodphyceae, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 32: The history, morphology and taxonomy of Hormophysa (Fucales: Cystoseiraceae), 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 33: The morphology, taxonomy, and nomenclature of Cystophyllum trinode (Forsskal) J. Agardh and Cystoseira myrica (S. G. Gmelin) C. Agardh (Fucales: Cystoseiraceae), 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on three species of brown algae, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Notes on South African marine algae: V, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Remarks on the taxonomy of Galaxaura (Nemaliales, Chaetangiaceae), 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 37: On the geographical distribution of some tropical marine algae, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Kutzing, Friedrich Traugott, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Kylin, Johann Harald, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Setchell, William Albert, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 41: The morphology and taxonomy of the red alga Sarconema (Gigartinales: Soleriaceae), 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 42: The morphology and systematic positon of the green algae Ernodesmis and Apjohnia, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Landmarks in Pacific North American Marine Phycology, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Revision of the red algal genus Galaxaura with special reference to the species occurring in the western Indian Ocean, 1982Add to your cart.

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[Series 3: Writings, 1937-1982],
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