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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 7: Notes and diaries, 1981-2004Add to your cart.
This series includes Silva’s notebooks and is subdivided into three sub-series: research notes, trip diaries, and yearly calendars.
Sub-Series 1: Research notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Codium, undatedAdd to your cart.
Kew, Western Australia, Farlow, Paris, British Musuem, Copenhagen, Missouri Botanical Garden
Folder 2: Codium, undatedAdd to your cart.
Oxford, U.S.N.M. #3, Stockholm, T. C. D., Edinburgh, Geneve, Munchen, Firenze, B.M., Glasglow, Melbourne, Brussels, HB. Kylin, HB. Sorenlund, Bergen, Museo Argentino, Geneve, Wien Univ. Cork, Kew, HB. Parkes, HB. Tilden, Frankfurt, Trinidad, B.M., Blackler, Leiden, Feldmann, Nizamuddin.
Folder 3: Codium, undatedAdd to your cart.
Herb. Agard, Hamburg, Dangeard
Folder 4: Codium, undatedAdd to your cart.
Wien-Naturhistorisches Museum, Sao Paulo, Doty, U.S.N.M. #2, W.R. Taylor, Duke, BM, Tallahassee, Brooklyn, U. mchigan, Hokka
Folder 5: Codium, undatedAdd to your cart.
Leningrad, Ikoma, Tanaka, Kawashima
Folder 6: Codium, undatedAdd to your cart.
Bish, Berlin, San Diego NHM, Malaga, NSW, Ad, Welt/
Folder 7: Codium, undatedAdd to your cart.
Taylor, De Paternoster, Leiden, Goetborg, DukeNatal, Wellington, Bish, AK
Folder 8: Codium, undatedAdd to your cart.
Michigan, Taylor, Chicago, Hancock, Leiden, New York, U. S. N. M., Chicago, Leiden
Folder 9: A - Callophyllis marginifructa, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Callophyllis megalocarpa - Gelidium, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Gigartina - K, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Laurencia - Polysiphonia, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Porphyra - Z, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Brown Algae  I, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Brown Algae II, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Committee on Algae, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Exsiccatae notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
2 notebooks
Folder 18: Index, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Silva Personal Library, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Unlabeled notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Unlabeled notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Unlabeled notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Trip diaries, 1981-2004Add to your cart.
Box 39Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Australia, 1981Add to your cart.
Journal from trip July 5-September 8, 1981.
Folder 23: La Paz, Mexico, 1982Add to your cart.
Journal from trip March 25-April 6, 1982
Folder 24: Japan, Book 1, 1986Add to your cart.
Journal from trip March 21-May 23, 1986
Folder 25: Japan, Book 2, 1986Add to your cart.
Journal from trip March 21-May 23, 1986
Folder 26: Europe, 1987Add to your cart.
Journal from trip July 12-August 15, 1987
Folder 27: Australia, 1988Add to your cart.
Journal from trip August 7-September 9, 1988.
Folder 28: Spain, Canary Islands, 1991Add to your cart.
Journal from trip September 18-October 11, 1991.
Folder 29: France, 1992Add to your cart.
Journal from trip August 11-23, 1992.
Folder 30: Japan-Korea, 1993Add to your cart.
Journal from trip August 21-September 9, 1993.
Folder 31: Mexico, 1993Add to your cart.
Journal from trip of October 15-23, 1993. Includes III Congreso Latinamericano, 1A Reunion Iberoamericana, and I Congreso Mexicano.
Folder 32: Chile, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Journal from trip December 31, 1994 to January 27, 1995.
Folder 33: Brazil, 1996Add to your cart.
Journal from trip July 24-August 15, 1996.
Folder 34: Europe, 1997Add to your cart.
Journal from trip August 4-25, 1997.
Folder 35: Ecuador and Galapagos Islands, 1999Add to your cart.
Journal from trip of May 22-June 3, 1999.
Folder 36: India, 2001Add to your cart.
Journal from trip January 5-28, 2001.
Folder 37: International Seaweed Symposium, Bergen, Norway, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 38: China, undatedAdd to your cart.
Journal from trip of April 8-24, year unknown.
Sub-Series 3: Yearly calendars, 1981-2012Add to your cart.
Box 40Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Yearly calendar, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Yearly calendar, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Yearly calendar, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Yearly calendar, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Yearly calendar, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Yearly calendar, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Yearly calendar, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Yearly calendar, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Yearly calendar, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Yearly calendar, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Yearly calendar, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Yearly calendar, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Yearly calendar, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Yearly calendar, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Yearly calendar, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Yearly calendar, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Yearly calendar, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Yearly calendar, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Yearly calendar, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Yearly calendar, 2012Add to your cart.

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[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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