Papers of Steven Michael Horvath, professor of physiology, researcher and director (1962-1984) of the Institute of Environmental
Stress at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Horvath studied the physiological effects of the environment, particularly
air pollutants, altitude, and heat. The bulk of the material documents Horvath's career after 1961, when he joined the faculty
of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and took part in establishing the Institute of Environmental Stress. Materials
documenting the Institute include correspondence, drafts and reprints of research reports, minutes of meetings, and annual
reports. Also included are writings by Horvath, materials related to the Center for Aging Research at UCSB and typescript
writings of others.
Steven Michael Horvath was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 15, 1911. In 1930 he enrolled at Oberlin College to study
chemistry and after one year transferred to Miami (Ohio) University where he earned a B.A. degree in chemistry and physical
education in 1934 and an M.S. in physiology in 1935. After two years at Ohio State University (1935-1937), he went to Harvard
University, earning a Ph.D. in physiology and biology in 1942.