Alfred M. Boyce papers

Finding aid prepared by Jessica Geiser, 2017.
Special Collections & University Archives
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University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Alfred M. Boyce papers
Date (inclusive): 1930-1987
Collection Number: UA 044
Creator: Boyce, A. M.
Extent: 2.17 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection includes materials from Alfred M. Boyce, an entomologist and first dean of the University of California, Riverside's College of Agriculture. Items in the collection include agricultural research, photographs, information on the Citrus Experiment Station, and materials related to the publication of Boyce's memoir, Odyssey of an Entomologist: Adventures on the Farm, at Sea, and in the University.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Alfred M. Boyce papers (UA 044). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Processing History

The collection was processed by Carlota Ramirez in 2017.
Processing of the Alfred M. Boyce papers was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Biographical Note

Alfred M. Boyce was born in Maryland on May 2, 1901. He attended St. John's College for one year in 1919 before working as a crewman on a number of ocean liners and freighters. He went back to school in 1923, attending Cornell University for his bachelor's and master's degrees.
In 1927 Boyce received a position at the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside working on entomological research, and earned his doctorate in entomology from UC Berkeley in 1931. Boyce became Head of the Division of Entomology of the Citrus Experiment Station in 1940, and rose to be the Director of the Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station in the 1960s. In 1960, Boyce also became Dean of UC Riverside's new College of Agriculture. He retired from the university in 1968, and passed away in June of 1997.
During his lifetime Boyce developed a national and international reputation for his work in the field of entomology, and received awards from numerous groups and societies. In 1977 the UC Riverside Deparment of Entomology established the Al Boyce Lecture Series, followed by the Alfred M. Boyce Chair in 1984. He also has a building on the UC Riverside campus named for him, the Alfred M. Boyce Hall.

Collection Scope and Contents

The collection includes materials from Alfred M. Boyce, an entomologist and first dean of the University of California, Riverside's College of Agriculture. Items in the collection include agricultural research, photographs, information on the Citrus Experiment Station, and materials related to the publication of Boyce's memoir, Odyssey of an Entomologist: Adventures on the Farm, at Sea, and in the University.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series as follows:
  • Series 1. Odyssey of an Entomologist, 1985-1986
  • Series 2. Personal and Professional Materials, 1930-1987

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Agriculture -- Research.
Boyce, A. M.
Entomology.
Literature publishing.
University of California Riverside. Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station

Genres and Forms of Materials

Manuscripts.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Odyssey of an Entomologist 1985-1986

Series Scope and Contents

The series contains materials related to the publication of Boyce's memoir, Odyssey of an Entomologist: Adventures on the Farm, at Sea, and in the University, published in 1987. Items in the series include drafts, page proofs, and photographs and illustrations used in the book.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 1, Folders 1-4

Annotated Draft 1985-1986

Box 1, Folders 5-7

Annotated Page Proofs 1986

Box 1, Folder 8

Annotated Page Proofs - Photo Pages 1986

Box 1, Folder 9, Box 2, Folders 1-3

Galley Proof 1986

Box 2, Folder 4

Photo Page Mockups circa 1986

Box 2, Folder 5

Photographs Used in the Book circa 1986

 

Series 2. Personal and Professional Materials 1930-1987

Series Scope and Contents

This series consists of personal and professional materials related to Alfred Boyce's career and research on agriculture and entomology. Materials in the series include agricultural research data, articles on the Citrus Experiment Station, and photographs of plants and the activities of the UC Riverside Agricultural Advisory Council. The series also includes a scrapbook of articles and certificates from Boyce's career, his 1926 Cornell University yearbook, and the Leica M2 camera Boyce used in his field work.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 2, Folders 6-7

Agricultural Research Data Notebook 1972-1973

Box 2, Folder 8

Article - "The Walnut Husk Fly" in Monthly Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture State of California 1930

Box 2, Folder 9

Boyce Scrapbook 1939-1964

Box 2, Folder 10

Citrus Experiment Station Articles 1950-1982

Box 3, Folder 1

Cornell Yearbook 1926

Box 3, Folder 2

Photographs - Agriculture Advisory Council 1951-1966

Box 3, Folder 3

Photographs - Fellow Researchers 1964-1987

Box 3, Folder 4

Photographs and Slides - Agriculture and Smog 1972-1976

Box 4, Item 1

Leica M2 Camera in Case undated