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Paul Silva papers

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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.


Box and Folder Listing


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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 5: Societies, 1952-2005Add to your cart.
This series consists of material relating to Silva’s involvement in scientific societies and isarranged alphabetically by society name.
Box 30Add to your cart.
Folder 18: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1958-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 19: American Association for the Advancement of Science Book Reviews, 1960-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 20: American Instistute of Biological Sciences, 1956-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 21: American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 1952-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 22: American Society of University Professors, 1958-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Association of California Herbaria, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Association of Systematics Collections, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 25: American Society of Plant Taxonomists, 1951-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 26: American Society of Plant Taxonomists: Cooley Award Committee, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 27: American Society of Plant Taxonomists: Membership Committee, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Botanical Society of America: Darbarker Committee, 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Botanical Society of America, 1957-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 30: British Phycological Society, 1965-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 31: British Phycological Society, 1978-1996Add to your cart.
Box 31Add to your cart.
Folder 1: California Botanical Society, 1952-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 2: California Botanical Society, 1952-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 3: California Botanical Society, 1952-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 4: California Botanical Society, 1952-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Illinois State Academy of Science: Editorship, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Illinois State Academy of Science, 1956-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Illinois State Academy of Science: Transactions, 1955-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 8: International Association of Plant Taxonomists, 1952-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 9: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Berlin Code, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 10: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee for Algae, 1953-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 11: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee for Algae: Communications from Secretary, 1958-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 12: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee for Algae, 1959-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 13: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee for Algae, 1964-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 14: International Botanical Congress: Committee for Algae, 1966-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 15: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee for Algae, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 16: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee for Algae, 1981-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 17: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee for Algae, 1987-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 18: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee for Algae, 1987-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 19: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee for Algae, First Report, 1987-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 20: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee for Algae, 1987-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 21: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee for Algae, 1993-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 22: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee for Algae, 2000-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 23: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee for Algae, 2005-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 24: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee on names in current use, 1988-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 25: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee on names in current use, 1988-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 26: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee on names in current use, 1988-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 27: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Committee on registration of plant names, 1988-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 28: International Association for Plant Taxonomy: Editorial Commitee, Berlin Meeting, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 29: International Botanical Congress: Committee for Nomenclature, 1956-1969Add to your cart.
Box 32Add to your cart.
Folder 1: International Botanical Congress: Committee for Suprageneric Names, 1972-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 2: International Botanical Congress: General Committee, 1987-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 3: International Phycological Society, 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 4: International Phycological Society: Non-current financial, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 5: International Phycological Society: Current, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 6: International Phycological Society: Halifax, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 7: International Phycological Society, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 8: International Phycological Society: General Business, 1961-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 9: International Phycological Society: Author instructions, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 10: International Phycological Society: Organizational committee, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 11: International Phycological Society: Phycologia, 1953-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 12: International Phycological Society, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 13: International Phycological Society: Inquiries, 1961-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 14: International Phycological Society: Applications, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 15: International Phycological Society: Promotional material, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 16: International Phycological Society: FAO Fisheries Biology Branch, 1959-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 17: International Phycological Society: Membership applications, 1960-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 18: International Phycological Society: Membership applications, 1960-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 19: International Phycological Society: Membership applications, 1960-1966Add to your cart.
Folder 20: International Phycological Society: Membership correspondence, 1962-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 21: International Phycological Society: Membership correspondence, 1962-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 22: International Phycological Society, 1961-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 23: International Phycological Society: Phycologia - Published notices, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 24: International Phycological Society: EditingAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: International Phycological Society: Announcements, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 26: International Phycological Society: Old business to be sorted, 1963-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 27: International Phycological Society, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 28: International Phycological Society, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 29: International Society of Plant Morphologists, 1957-1986Add to your cart.
Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lunds Botaniska Forening, 1952-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Northern California Botanists, 1972-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Phycological Society of America: Publications, 1952-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Phycological Society of America, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Phycological Society of America: Planning Committee, 1958-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Phycological Society of America: Old Business, 1953-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Phycological Society of America: Current Business, 1959-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Phycological Society of America: Constitution Revision Committee, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Phycological Society of America, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Phycological Society of America: Phycological News Bulletin, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Sigma Xi, 1954-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Society for the study of evolution, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Society of protozoologists, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Svenska botaniska Foreningen, 1952-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Miscellaneous Societies, 1959Add to your cart.

Browse by 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],
[All]


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