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Paul Silva papers, 1932-2014 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

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Collection Overview

Title: Paul Silva papers, 1932-2014Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Silva, Paul C. (1922-2014)

Extent: 50.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Collection is arranged into eight series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1939-2013

Series 2: Writings, 1950-2013

Series 3: Subject files, 1932-2012

Series 4: Professional papers, 1950-2008

Series 5: Societies, 1952-2005

Series 6: Travel and conferences, 1953-2009

Series 7: Notes and diaries, 1981-2004

Series 8: Personal papers, 1932-2011

Date Acquired: 01/01/2017

Subjects: Algology, International Phycological Society, Marine algae, Silva, Paul C., 1922-2014, University of California, Berkeley. - Herbarium.

Forms of Material: Field notes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Silva papers houses the personal papers of Paul C. Silva. This collection, which dates from 1932-2014, consists of correspondence, writings, subject files, professional papers, field notes, diaries, and a small amount of photographs and biographical material.  The collection documents the professional and personal life of Paul C. Silva, noted phycologist at the University of California, Berkeley. The collection highlights Silva’s expertise in phycology and nomenclature, his research on the genus Codium, his work to develop an international phycological community, and his creation of the Index Nominum Algarum.

Biographical Note

Paul Claude Silva, world renowned marine biologist, was born on October 31, 1922 in San Diego, California. Silva was an expert on the seaweed genus Codium and the creator of the Index Nominum Algarum. He grew up in San Diego and became interested in botany and natural history at a young age.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South California in 1946. He served in the U. S. Navy on the U.S.S. Darby during World War II. After the war he received his M.S. from Stanford University in 1948; he studied the seaweeds of the California Big Sur coast with Gilbert Morgan Smith. He then received his Ph.D. in Botany from UC Berkeley in 1951, where he studied the genus Codium with George F. Papenfuss. At Berkeley, he met his life partner, Lawrence Heckard, a fellow student in the Botany Department. Silva taught at the University of Illinois until 1960 when he returned to UC Berkeley as a research botanist and curator of Algae at the University Herbarium.  At Berkeley he developed a research program dedicated to phycology and botanical nomenclature. He participated in expeditions to the Galapagos Islands, the Gulf of California, and the California Channel Islands and collaborated with phycologists around the world.

He was a founding member of the International Phycological Society and served as the editor of Phycologia from its inception until 1968. He was the author of more than 90 research papers.  He developed the Index Nominum Algarum, the only comprehensive index of scientific names of algae, both living and fossil, at all ranks.

He passed away in Berkeley, California, on June 12, 2014. Prior to his death he left a generous bequest to fund the Silva Center for Phycological Documentation at the University Herbarium, UC Berkeley. The center continues his life’s work on the systematics of algae.

Subject/Index Terms

Algology
International Phycological Society
Marine algae
Silva, Paul C., 1922-2014
University of California, Berkeley. - Herbarium.

Administrative Information

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

Access Restrictions: Researchers must request access to this collection from Richard Moe at the University and Jepson Herbaria. Please contact the Herbaria at least two weeks in advance of your visit to arrange an appointment.

Use Restrictions: Material may be protected by copyright.


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1939-2013],
[Series 2: Writings, 1950-2013],
[Series 3: Subject files, 1932-2012],
[Series 4: Professional papers, 1950-2008],
[Series 5: Societies, 1952-2005],
[Series 6: Travel and conferences, 1953-2009],
[Series 7: Notes and diaries, 1981-2004],
[Series 8: Personal papers, 1932-2011],
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Series 4: Professional papers, 1950-2008Add to your cart.
This series consists of material relating to Silva’s professional career at the University of Illinois and the University of California. Includes material related to teaching, research, herbarium curation, and administration. This series is arranged chronologically.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Phycology Botany 201, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Fellowships, 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Botany 100, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Department of Botany, University of Illinois, 1952-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Botany 350 Lecture Notes, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Phycology examinations, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Graduate college research board, 1953-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Annual reports, 1954-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Annual reports, 1954-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 10: NSF G1845 Taxonomic and phytogeographic studies of the marine algae of California, 1955-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Botany 414 Seminar, 1955-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Woods Hole, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Woods Hole, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 14: NSF G4516 Bangkok Congress, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Course in Phycology, 1957-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Guggenheim Fellowship, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Botany 302, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Botany 150, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Botany Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Botany 461 reports (Students), 1959-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Botany Department, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Biarritz Symposium, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Seminar series, 1961-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Seminar series, 1961-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Bodega Marine Laboratory, 1963-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 26: General Botany Lecture Material, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Botany 290: Seminar in Cryptogamic Botany, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Botany 211: Marine Algae (Duke University), 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: University finances, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: University library, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Phycology Lecture Material, 1968-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Herbarium exchanges, 1969-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Herbarium exchanges, 1969-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Herbarium exchanges, 1969-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Oral examinations, 1971-1986Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Bio-bibliography forms, 1972-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Promotion reviews, 1974-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Department of Botany History, 1977-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Ph. D. Committees, 1978-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Farlow appointment, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Botany Department, 1980-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 16: U. N. A. M. appointment, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Herbaria, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 18: JSPS Fellowship, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 19: NSF grant: Phycological Facilities, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Promotion reviews, 1996-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Los Angeles County Museum - algae, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Miscellaneous talks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Miscellaneous teaching, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Curatorial: Curatorial Tag Ends, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Curatorial: Codium loan Bishop Museum, 1993-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Curatorial: Codium loan Omani, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Curatorial: Codium loan Perth, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Curatorial: Loan records: Berkeley, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Curatorial: Loan records: Berlin, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Curatorial: Loan records: Birmingham, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Curatorial: Loan records: Bogor, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Curatorial: Loan records: British Museum, 1953-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Curatorial: Loan records: Bruxelles, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Curatorial: Loan records: Buenos Aires, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Curatorial: Loan records: Chicago Natural History Museum, 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Curatorial: Loan records: Copenhagen, 1953-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Curatorial: Loan records: Edinburgh, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Curatorial: Loan records: Erlangen, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Curatorial: Loan records: Farlow, 1953-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Curatorial: Loan records: Firenze, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Curatorial: Loan records: Florida State, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Curatorial: Loan records: Frankfurt, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Curatorial: Loan records: Geneve, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Curatorial: Loan records: Glasgow, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Curatorial: Loan records: Hamburg, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Curatorial: Loan records: Kew, 1953-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Curatorial: Loan records: Leiden, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Curatorial: Loan records: Linnean Society, London, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Curatorial: Loan records: Lund, 1954-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Curatorial: Loan records: Melbourne, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Curatorial: Loan records: Michigan, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Curatorial: Loan records: Minnesota, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Curatorial: Loan records: Missouri Botanical Garden, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Curatorial: Loan records: Munich, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Curatorial: Loan records: New York Botanical Garden, 1953-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Curatorial: Loan records: Oxford, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Curatorial: Loan records: Roma, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Curatorial: Loan records: Singapore, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Curatorial: Loan records: Stockholm, 1955-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Curatorial: Loan records: Taylor, W. R., 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Curatorial: Loan records: Trinity College, Dublin, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Curatorial: Loan records: U. S. National Museum, 1956-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Curatorial: Loan records: Utrecht, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Curatorial: Loan records: Wien: Museum, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Curatorial: Loan records: Wien: Universitat, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Curatorial: Loan records: Yale, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Curatorial: Labels for exchange specimens, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 68: Curatorial: Indices to storage boxes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 69: Curatorial: Label copy, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 30Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Curatorial: Curatorial, 1964-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Curatorial: Correspondence and Public Service, 1985-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Curatorial: Curatorial - Historical, 1958-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Curatorial: Curatorial - Historical, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Curatorial: Algal Curatorial Record Book, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Curatorial: Algal Curatorial Record Book, 1933-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Curatorial: Algae Database, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Curatorial: Herbarium space, 1976-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Curatorial: Herbarium exchanges, 1969-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Curatorial: Herbarium exchanges, 1978-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Curatorial: Herbarium exchanges, 1973-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Curatorial: Herbarium business, 1978-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Curatorial: Herbarium business, 1978-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Curatorial: Herbarium business, 1978-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Curatorial: Herbarium business, 1978-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Curatorial: Herbarium business, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Curatorial: Herbarium reorganization plan, 1985-1985Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1939-2013],
[Series 2: Writings, 1950-2013],
[Series 3: Subject files, 1932-2012],
[Series 4: Professional papers, 1950-2008],
[Series 5: Societies, 1952-2005],
[Series 6: Travel and conferences, 1953-2009],
[Series 7: Notes and diaries, 1981-2004],
[Series 8: Personal papers, 1932-2011],
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