Correspondence, teaching materials, research materials, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts documenting Vernon and Mary
Cheadle's years when Vernon was Professor of Botany at UC Davis and when he was Chancellor at UCSB.
Vernon Irvin Cheadle was both an academician and administrator at several colleges and universities across the country, but
he is best known for his role as Chancellor of UCSB from 1962 to 1977. Cheadle was born in Salem, South Dakota on February
6, 1910. As a high-school and college student, he competed in track and field events and was also a member of the basketball
and football teams. He attended South Dakota State University for one year before transferring to Miami University where he
received a B.S. (magna cum laude) in 1932. In 1932 he was accepted to Harvard University and he received an M.S. in 1934 and
his Ph.D. in botany in 1936 under the mentorship of Ralph H. Wetmore. After graduating from Harvard, Vernon Cheadle spent
six weeks on a collecting trip in Cuba. Many of the specimens he collected are still preserved in his vast plant specimen
collection in the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration at UCSB. While on his collecting trip, he was
offered a position in the Department of Botany at Rhode Island State College, an appointment he began in 1936. He was Professor
and Chair of the department from 1942 to 1952 and also served as Director of the Graduate Division. From 1944 to 1946 he served
as a U.S. Navy lieutenant in the Pacific theater.
11 linear feet
4 record storage boxes, 14 photo boxes, 4 binders
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Collection is open for research.