Register of the Steven Horvath Papers
Finding aid prepared by Mandeville Special Collections Library
Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Title: Steven Horvath Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 449
Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Language of Material:
2.4 Linear feet
(6 archives boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1938 - 1992
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.
Horvath, Steven M.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Steven M. Horvath Papers (1938-1992) contain reprints and typescripts of his research papers and articles on his studies
into the effects of environment on health, miscellaneous UCSB minutes and committee reports, Center for Aging Research materials
and typescript writings of others. Materials documenting the Institute of Environmental Stress include director's correspondence
(1962-1984), administrative files, annual reports, contracts and grants, photographs, and symposium files.
The papers are arranged in six series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) WRITINGS BY HORVATH, 3) CENTER FOR AGING RESEARCH, 4)
INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS, 5) UCSB MISCELLANEOUS, and 6) WRITINGS OF OTHERS.
SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series is arranged alphabetically and contains awards and certificates of appreciation given to
Horvath in the course of his career, personal correspondence, a curriculum vita dated 1962, and photographs of Horvath alone
and with others, as well as images of a research laboratory at the University of Iowa in the 1950s.
SERIES 2: WRITINGS BY HORVATH
The WRITINGS series begins with a chronological list of Horvath's publications from 1938 to 1962. Included in the series are
typescript drafts, photocopies of published articles, and reprints. Writings are arranged alphabetically by title, reflecting
Horvath's research interests in the physiological effects of a variety of substances and situations: air pollutants, particularly
carbon monoxide; high altitude; desert heat; and aging. The series contains only a few of his papers, and is not a complete
representation of his work.
SERIES 3: CENTER FOR AGING RESEARCH
The CENTER FOR AGING RESEARCH SERIES is arranged alphabetically by subjects related to establishing this center at UCSB and
includes drafts and the final proposal, a descriptive brochure, sources of funding, correspondence, and miscellaneous material
SERIES 4: INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS
This series is arranged in four subseries: A) Administrative Files, B) Annual Reports, C) Contracts and Grants, and D) Humans
Under Stress Symposium.
A) The Administrative Files subseries contains drafts and a final copy of the plan to establish the Institute, curricula vitae
for members of the staff, and the director's correspondence (1962-1984).
B) The Annual Reports subseries contains eleven years of accounts of Institute activities, a five-year review and material
for a history of the Institute.
C) The Contracts and Grants subseries contains abstracts, interim and final reports on work done under contract to the California
Air Resources Board, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health.
D) The symposium, Humans Under Stress: Will They Survive, honored Steven Horvath on his 80th birthday in 1991. The subseries
contains material related to planning and organizing of the Symposium, letters of invitation, abstracts of papers presented,
and photographs of Deborah Dreschler-Parks, the Symposium's organizer, and Steven Horvath.
SERIES 5: UCSB MISCELLANEOUS
The bulk of the UCSB MISCELLANEOUS series consists of correspondence related to funding sources, university relations and
proposals for a research center and a visual science program.
SERIES 6: WRITINGS OF OTHERS
The WRITINGS OF OTHERS series contains typescript copies of papers on topics in physiology and an English translation by D.B.
Dill's son of a 1979 article in a Chilean newspaper describing an expedition to a mountain in the Andes (Aucanquilcha) that
Dill's father had studied during the International High Altitude Expedition to Chile in 1935.
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.
As a student Horvath held research and teaching assistantships at the Woods Hole Biology Laboratory and Miami (Ohio) University.
At Harvard he worked in the Fatigue Laboratory under the direction of David Bruce Dill, whose daughter, Elizabeth, Horvath
married in 1940.
In the 1940s and 1950s, Horvath held a variety of medical research and teaching positions: director of physiological research
at the Massachusetts State Hospital for the Insane (1939-1942); on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania and the State
University of Iowa (1949-1958); and, head of the Department of Physiology at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia (1958-1961).
He was a visiting professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1958-1959 and at Jefferson Medical College in 1959-1961.
In 1961 Horvath joined the faculty of the Department of Physical and Health Education at the University of California, Santa
Barbara, where he helped establish the Institute of Environmental Stress and served as its director (1962-1984). Horvath also
worked on the proposal to establish the Center for Aging Research at UCSB.
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Steven Horvath Papers, MSS 449. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
Additional writings by Steven Horvath can also be found in the David Bruce Dill and Harvard Fatigue Laboratory Reprints, MSS
517, at the University of California, San Diego's Mandeville Special Collections Library.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Cheadle, Vernon I.
University of California, Santa Barbara -- Administration
University of California, Santa Barbara. Center for Aging Research.
University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Environmental Stress.
Altitude, Influence of
Heat -- Physiological effect
Box 1, Folder 1
Awards and certificates
1938 - 1988
Box 1, Folder 2
1962 - 1972
Photographs of Steven Horvath
Box 1, Folder 4
Two informal portraits
Box 1, Folder 5
Horvath with others
1960 - 1980
Box 1, Folder 6
Research and testing facilities at the University of Iowa - Photographs
Box 1, Folder 7
1938 - 1962
Box 1, Folder 8
Age, Smoking Habits, Heat Stress, and Their Interactive Effects with Carbon Monoxide and Peroxyacetylnitrate, with P.B. Raven,
Box 1, Folder 9
Aging and Heat Stress
Box 1, Folder 10
Air Pollution, Exercise and Heat Stress, with Barbara L. Drinkwater, et al.
Box 1, Folder 11
Carbon Monoxide - Number 13,
Environmental Health Criteria, published by the World Health Organization
Box 1, Folder 12
Carbon Monoxide and Human Vigilance, with T.E. Dahms
Box 1, Folder 13
Carbon Monoxide and Vigilance: Potential Danger from Existing Urban Concentrations, with J.F. O'Hanlon, et al.
Box 1, Folder 14
Carbon Monoxide Elimination, with J.A. Wagner, et al.
Box 1, Folder 15
Effect of Carbon Monoxide and Peroxacetyl Nitrate on Man's Maximal Aerobic Capacity, with P.B. Raven, et al.
Box 1, Folder 16
Effects of Age on Plasma Aldoterone Levels and Hemoconcentration at Altitude, with R.C. Jung, et al.
Box 1, Folder 17
Effects of Carbon Monoxide on Human Behavior
Box 1, Folder 18
Electrocardiogram of Burros, with Taketoshi Morimoto, et al.
Box 1, Folder 19
Exercise at Ambient and High Oxygen Pressure and High Altitude and at Sea Level, with K. Klausen, et al.
Box 1, Folder 20
Hemoconcentration at Altitude, with D.B. Dill, et al.
Box 1, Folder 21
Influence of Glycine on Muscular Strength, with C.A. Knehr, et al.
Box 1, Folder 22
Man's Physiologic Response to Long-Term Work during Thermal and Pollutant Stress, with J.A. Gliner, et al. - Abstract
Box 1, Folder 23
Maximal Aerobic Capacity at Different Levels of Carboxyhemoglobin, with P.B. Raven, et al.
Box 1, Folder 24
Miscellaneous individual projects
Box 1, Folder 26
Peripheral Blood Flow Response to Exercise Consequent to Physical Training, with R.H. Rochelle, et al.
Box 1, Folder 27
Rapid Acclimatization to Work in Hot Climate
Box 1, Folder 28
Rapid, Accurate Technique for Determination of Carbon Monoxide in Blood, with T.E. Dahms
Box 1, Folder 29
Respiratory and Circulatory Responses to Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, with H. Chiodi, et al.
Box 1, Folder 30
Responses to Exercise as Related to Age, with D.B. Dill, et al.
Box 1, Folder 31
Spirometric Changes Following Long-Term Work in Polluted Environments, with P.B. Raven, et al.
Box 1, Folder 32
Sweat Electrolytes in Desert Walks, with D.B. Dill, et al.
Box 1, Folder 33
Technique for Accurately Producing Desired Carboxyhemoglobin during Rest and Exercise, with T.E. Dahms, et al.
CENTER FOR AGING RESEARCH
Box 2, Folder 1
Development Case Statement
Box 2, Folder 2
Fund sources in aging
1978 - 1984
Box 2, Folder 3
Funding publicity letters
1982 - 1983
Box 2, Folder 4
Invitations to become associate of Center for Aging Research
January 22, 1983
Box 2, Folder 5
Miscellaneous aging material
1978 - 1983
Box 2, Folder 6
Opportunities for Giving - Includes brochure and draft cover letter
Project for a Center for Research on Aging
Box 2, Folder 7
Handwritten and typescript notes - Includes "Funding Source Information for Educational Programs for the Aging" and list of
names of medical specialists
Box 2, Folder 8
Miscellaneous reprints and typescripts by various authors
1969 - 1982
INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS
Box 2, Folder 9
1962 - 1984
Box 2, Folder 10
Curriculum planning and staffing
1961 - 1980
Box 2, Folder 11
Curricula vitae for staff at the Institute of Environmental Stress
1957 - 1964
Box 2, Folder 12
Includes humorous certificates, verse and correspondence
1968 - 1972
Box 2, Folder 13
1954 - 1973
Box 2, Folder 14
Individual Adaptations Symposium
Box 2, Folder 15
Laboratory Policy - Includes typescript description of laboratory equipment needs and handwritten procedure for carbon-14
Box 2, Folder 16
Miscellaneous write-ups on Institute
1966 - 1975
Box 3, Folder 1
Plan for the establishment of the Institute of Environmental Stress, April 5
Box 3, Folder 2
Publications and manuscripts concerning carbon monoxide
Box 3, Folder 3
Group pictures of faculty, students and staff of the Institute of Environmental Stress
1967 - 1981
Box 3, Folder 4
Miscellaneous unidentified photographs of Institute students, faculty and staff
Box 3, Folder 5
1966 [?] - Includes copy of
The University as a Major Influence in the State. Proceedings of the University of California Twenty-Second All-University Faculty Conference, March 20-23, 1967. Annotated
by Steven M. Horvath
Box 4, Folder 7
1976 - 1981
Box 4, Folder 8
History - Includes "Analysis of Experiments by Type and Year"
1971 - 1985
California Air Resources Board
Box 4, Folder 9
Influence of Carbon Monoxide in Normal and Cardiovascular Stressed Animals - Abstract of final report
1971 - 1974
Box 4, Folder 10
Interaction of Two Air Pollutants, Sulphur Dioxide and Ozone, on Lung Function, with L. J. Folinsbee
1975 - 1977
Box 4, Folder 11
Physiological Effects of Exposure to Different Concentrations of Ozone, with L.J. Folinsbee, et al.
1975 - 1978
Box 4, Folder 12
Physiological Effects of Air Pollutants during Long and Short Term Work..., with P.B. Raven, et al. - Abstract
1971 - 1974
Box 4, Folder 13
Response to Oxidants, with J.F. Bedi
1981 - 1983
Box 4, Folder 14
Response to Oxidants: Human Exposure to Sulphur Dioxide and Ozone...
1978 - 1980
Box 4, Folder 15
Responses to Oxidants: Pre-Exposure to Low Ozone Concentrations Does Not..., with J.F. Bedi
1981 - 1982
Box 5, Folder 1
Rest and Work During Carbon Monoxide Exposures at Altitude
1982 - 1985
Box 5, Folder 2
Synergistic Effects of Sulphur Dioxide and Ozone and Adaptation to Ozone, with J.A. Gliner
Environmental Protection Agency
Box 5, Folder 3
Effects of Low Levels of Ozone and Temperature Stress on Cardiac..., with L.J. Folinsbee
1974 - 1975
Box 5, Folder 4
Effects of Sulfuric Acid Mist Exposure on Human Pulmonary Function
1977 - 1980
Box 5, Folder 5
Related Ozone Exposures
Box 5, Folder 6
National Institutes of Health. Cardiovascular Adjustments to Cold Exposure, with J.A. Wagner
1979 - 1982
Box 5, Folder 7
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Physiological Adaptation of Women to Heat Stress, with B.L. Drinkwater
1979 - 1982
Humans Under Stress Symposium
Box 5, Folder 8
Abstracts of papers presented at the Symposium
Box 5, Folder 9
1991 - 1992
Box 5, Folder 10
Fund raising letters, notes and brochures
1990 - 1992
Box 5, Folder 11
Letters of invitation and replies
1991 - 1992
Box 5, Folder 12
Photographs of Deborah Dreschler-Parks, Steven M. Horvath and others
Box 5, Folder 13
Proposal form and planning material
1990 - 1992
Box 6, Folder 1
Cheadle, Vernon I., Chancellor - Correspondence
1963 - 1985
Box 6, Folder 2
Gifts and endowments
1966 - 1984
Box 6, Folder 3
Scientific Center of Research Excellence
1970 - 1974
Box 6, Folder 4
Systemwide Estate Monies - Correspondence
1981 - 1982
Box 6, Folder 5
University Relations - Correspondence
Box 6, Folder 6
Visual Science Program at the University of California at Santa Barbara, proposal
Box 6, Folder 7
Astorga, Luz M. "Searching for the Top of Man's World"
English translation by D.B. Dill, Jr. Includes letter in Spanish from D.B. Dill, Jr. to A. Araneda, July 1, 1979.
Box 6, Folder 8
"Changes in Adaptability to Heat and Cold Stress of the 'Climateric' Female with and without Estrogen Therapy"
Box 6, Folder 9
"Appendix: Glycogen Depletion Pattern in Human Muscle Fibers during Distance Running"
Box 6, Folder 10
"Glucose Ingestion at Rest and During Prolonged Exercise"
Box 6, Folder 11
Horstman, Donald Herbert. "Glycogen Resynthesis in Man: Role of Depletion, Carbohydrate and Insulin"
Box 6, Folder 12
Lin, Yu-Chong. "Proposal 1: Studies on the Sympathetic Activity and Cardiovascular Parameters..."
Box 6, Folder 13
Project Menlec. "The Effects of the Menstrual Cycles upon Eccrine Sweating and Electrolyte Loss..."
Box 6, Folder 14
"The Effects of Hot Environments on Men"
Box 6, Folder 15
"Physiological Adjustments of Men to Stress"