The Seth B. Benson papers include field notes, correspondence, and visual materials. These materials provide information regarding
Benson's work between 1928-1981.
Seth B. Benson (1905-2005) was a field researcher and professor with the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley. Benson
earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Berkeley in 1928, and a Ph.D. in 1933 under Joseph Grinnell. His MVZ career began
as a research assistant in 1929, then assistant curator 1932-34. In 1934, he became assistant curator of mammals at the University
of Michigan’s Museum of Zoology. In 1935, Benson returned to the MVZ as an instructor of invertebrate zoology and assistant
curator of mammals. He was promoted to assistant professor of zoology in 1940, and became associate curator of mammals in
1945. Benson retired from UC Berkeley in 1969.
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