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Finding Aid to the Marian Cleeves Diamond Papers, 1950-2004, bulk 1963-1999
BANC MSS 2004/229 c  
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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Marian Cleeves Diamond papers
    Date (inclusive): 1950-2004,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1963-1999
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2004/229 c
    Creators : Diamond, Marian Cleeves
    Extent: Number of containers: 23 cartons Linear feet: 28.75
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Marian Cleeves Diamond Papers, 1950-2004, document Diamond's career as a professor of anatomy at the University of California, Berkeley. The bulk of the collection focuses on her over forty year tenure at the University of California. Included are copies of her lectures, manuscripts, and research materials. Diamond's correspondence files are especially illuminating as she kept a constant dialogue with many of her students throughout the years.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in
    writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94270-6000.
    Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to
    include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See:
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Marian Cleeves Diamond Papers, BANC MSS 2004/229 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Diamond, Marian Cleeves--Archives
    University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Integrative Biology
    Neuroanatomy--Research
    Brain--Anatomy
    Faculty papers.
    History of science and technology collection

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Marian Cleeves Diamond Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Marian Cleeves Diamond on August 17, 2004.

    Accruals

    Future additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Teresa Mora in 2007.

    Biographical Information

    Marian Cleeves Diamond was born in Glendale, California on November 11, 1926. She received her B.A. in 1948 and M.A. in 1949 from U.C. Berkeley, and in 1953 she became the first woman to receive a doctorate in Anatomy at U.C. Berkeley. Her career at Berkeley progressed from lecturer in Anatomy in 1960 to being appointed as a full Professor of Anatomy in 1974. From 1970 to 1972 she served as Associate Dean of Berkeley's College of Letters and Science. She was appointed Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science in 1990, a position she held until returning to teaching fulltime in 1995. She is the author of over 150 scientific articles in professional journals and has written several books including Enriching Heredity and The Human Brain Coloring Book .
    Diamond's research focuses on brain function and environmental effects on the brain. In addition to her academic work, Diamond has been a strong advocate for programs geared towards increasing children's interest in the sciences. Diamond has taught and lectured in various universities around the world and has received countless awards and honors.
    At the time of this writing Diamond continues to teach regularly at U.C. Berkeley.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Marian Cleeves Diamond Papers, 1950-2004, document Diamond's career as a professor of anatomy at the University of California, Berkeley. The bulk of the collection focuses on her over forty year tenure at the University of California. Included are copies of her lectures, manuscripts, and research materials. Diamond's correspondence files are especially illuminating as she kept a constant dialogue with many of her students throughout the years.
    The collection has been divided into eight series: Correspondence; Lectures; Manuscripts; Course Materials; Sabbaticals and Special Trips; Professional; Lawrence Hall of Science; and Research Files. The bulk of the collection consists of Diamond's research files. This includes notes on cortical measurements, cell counts, male and female brain comparisons, and other experiments. Also included in the collection are drafts, notes, and abstracts for many of Diamond's manuscripts, both published and unpublished. Much of her published work documents her extensive research on brain enrichment.
    Other series document her numerous sabbatical and professional trips notably her time in Australia studying public health. The collection also documents her involvement with campus activities and other professional affiliations. Finally, it also includes materials relating to Diamond's tenure as Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science.