Paul Robert Needham was a professor of zoology at the University of California, Berkeley from 1949 to 1963. The focus of his
research and teaching was ichthyology and fisheries management. The collection includes general files relating to Needham's
fisheries management career, files on trout and other fishes central to Needham's research, files on the management of inland
waters, general and subject files from Needham's career at UC Berkeley, and files on organizations and societies of interest
to Needham. There are also a small number of photographs and a few scrapbooks.
Paul Robert Needham was born in Illinois in 1902. His father, James G. Needham, was a respected biologist and expert on the
insects of streams at Cornell University. Paul Robert Needham received his B.S. in Entymology in 1924 and his M.S. and Ph.D.
in Limnology in 1926 and 1928 from Cornell. After four years teaching at Cornell and the University of Rochester, Needham
took a position with the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries as an aquatic biologist. He was stationed at Stanford University from 1931
to 1940. Needham then took a position with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, stationed at Convict Creek Field Station in
Owens Valley, from 1940 to 1944. In 1944, Needham became the Director of Fisheries for the Oregon State Game Commission, a
position he remained in until he accepted a faculty position in the Zoology Department at the University of California, Berkeley
10 cartons, 1 oversize folder
(12.5 linear feet)
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