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Guide to the Katherine Esau Papers
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Series I:  Biographical

 

Subseries A:  General

Box 1: 1

Curriculum Vitae and List of Publications, 1985, 1997

Box 1: 2

Esau's doctoral thesis (original manuscript), c. 1927

Box 1: 3

Handwritten autobiography of Esau covering period prior to UC Davis, c. 1985

Box 1: 4

Information and correspondence on Esau's Oral History, 1977-1978

 

Subseries B:  Awards

Box 2

National Academy of Sciences, bronze medal, n.d.

Box 2

Faculty Research Lecturer, bronze medal on a blue and gold ribbon, UC Davis, 1964

Box 2

International Botanical Congress, bronze medal, 1969

Box 2

National Medal of Science, gold medal in a mahogany box, 1989

Box Oversize

American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1939

Box Oversize

American Philosophical Society, membership statement, n.d.

Box Oversize

Botanical Society, Certificate of Merit, 1956

Box Oversize

National Academy of Sciences, 1957

Box Oversize

National Medal of Science, 1989

Box Oversize

Ph.D. Diploma, U.C. Berkeley, 1931

Box Oversize

Regia Academia Scientiarium (3 copies), n.d.

Box Oversize

Sigma XI, 1932

Box 3: 1

Awards, recognitions, dedications, 1966, 1971, 1989, 1991

Box 3: 2

Ladies Home Journal article: 75 Most Important Women in America, Jan. 1971

Box 3: 3

Mills College honorary doctoral diploma, June 10, 1962

 

Series II:  Academic

Box 3: 4

Biology 118: Final Exam, 1938

Box 3: 5

Biology 12hf: Laboratory exercises, ca. 1935

Box 3: 6

Botanical Society Fourth Summer Institute for College Teachers of Botany (Washington State University), 1961

Box 3: 7

Summaries of dissertations reviewed by Esau, 1952-1962

 

Series III:  Publications and Lectures

Box 3: 8

Book reviews, 1969-1985

Box 3: 9-12

Offprints, 1930-1953

Box 4: 1-4

Offprints, 1954-1986

Box 4: 5

Photomicrographs, n.d.

Box 4: 6

Reviews by Esau for the Journal of Ultrastructure Research, 1982-1983

Box 4: 7

Slides for a talk presented by Esau at UC Davis in honor of the Davis centennial birthday, 1984

Box 4: 8

"The Stelar Anatomy of the Lepidodendrales," lecture, c. 1940

 

Series IV:  Research

Box 5: 1

"Advanced Morphology" notes (Professor Bailey, Harvard), 1937-1938

Box 5: 2

Botany notebook, c. 1953

Box 5: 3

Metcalfe, C. R.: correspondence, 1967-1983

Box 5: 4-5

Metcalfe, C. R.: research, 1972-1981

 

National Science Foundation grant research project: "Normal and Pathological Anatomy of Vascular Tissues in Plants" (4 notebooks)

Box 6: 1

Notebook 1, June 3, 1960-Nov. 18, 1968

Box 6: 2

Notebook 2, Sep. 20, 1968-Oct. 25, 1973

Box 6: 3

Notebook 3, Jan. 2, 1975-Jan. 31, 1980

Box 6: 4

Notebook 4, Nov. 4, 1978-Feb. 28, 1987

Box 6: 5

"Plant Histology" notes (Professor Bailey, Harvard), 1936

Box 7: 1

Virus book, manuscript, c. 1985

 

Series V:  Professional Correspondence

 

Subseries A:  Subject Files

Box 7: 2

Borntraeger, 1964-1981

Box 7: 3

Brochure, 1984-1985

Box 7: 4

Encyclopedia Americana, 1983

Box 7: 5

Encyclopedia Britannica, 1965

Box 7: 6

Harvard, 1960-1963

Box 7: 7

Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1962-1982

Box 7: 8

Inquiries and replies, 1975-1985

Box 7: 9

Invitations, 1967-1986

Box 8: 1

Loans and research, 1982-1988

Box 8: 2

Magyarosy, A. C., 1978-1985

Box 8: 3

National Academy of Sciences, 1978-1985

Box 8: 4

No response or refusals, 1975-1985

Box 8: 5

Phytomorphology, 1965-1984

Box 8: 6

Publications, 1978-1981

Box 8: 7

Requests for the use of Esau's research for articles and lectures, 1965-1982

Box 8: 8

Requests for the use of Esau's research in texts, 1960-1982

Box 8: 9

Shah, J. J., 1981-1982

Box 8: 10

Shepardson, S., 1978-1980

Box 9: 1

Verlag, Fischer, 1963-1968

Box 9: 2

Virus book, 1985-1987

Box 9: 3

Wisconsin, 1973-1981

Box 9: 4

Miscellany, 1973-1988

 

Subseries B:  Chronological Files

Box 9: 5

Correspondence, 1972

Box 9: 6

Correspondence, 1978-1987

Box 9: 7

Correspondence, 1980-1986

Box 10: 1

Hermans lawsuit, 1978-1980

 

Series VI:  Family

 

Subseries A:  Subject Files

 

Correspondence

Box 11: 1

Esau and her mother, 1954

Box 11: 2

Esau's parents' letters, 1882-1955

Box 11: 3

"Henry-Karbe-Schutte Briefe", c. 1920-1940

Box 11: 4

Personal, 1930-1980

Box 11: 5

Personal, 1980-1990

Box 11: 6

Personal family, 1955

Box 11: 7

Genealogy notes on the Esau family, n.d.

Box 11: 8

Important family documents (i.e. photocopies of naturalization papers, birth certificates, etc.), 1885-1981

Box 11: 9

Information regarding the death of Esau's parents, 1940, 1955

Box 11: 10

Newspaper clippings: Spreckles, 1984

Box 11: 11

Notes on Russia: Mennonites, n.d.

 

Photos: Esau family, friends

Box 12: 1

1870-1920

Box 12: 2

1920-1952

Box 12: 3

1953-1973

Box 12: 4

1974-1990

Box 12: 5

Postcards, n.d.

Box 12: 6

Russian art memorabilia, n.d.

Box 12: 7

Scrapbook: John Esau (1859-1941, K. Esau's father), n.d.

 

Subseries B:  Paul Esau

Scope and Content Note

1894-1987, Katherine Esau's brother
Box 12: 8

Newspaper clippings, 1986-1989

Box 12: 9

Offprints, 1933, 1956-1966

 

Photo albums

Box 13: 1

Esau family and friends, c. 1900-1920

 

World War I

Box 13: 2

German army in Russia

Box 13: 3

German navy

Box 13: 4

German army, "Westfront"

Box 13: 5

Photos: family, colleagues, places, postcards (Paul Esau), c. 1920s

 

Series VII:  Confidential Files: Correspondence

 

Subseries A:  Recommendations and References

Box 14: 1

A, 1953-?

Box 14: 2-3

B, 1951-1975

Box 14: 4-9

C, 1954-1981

Box 14: 10-12

D, 1975-1986

Box 14: 13-14

E, 1959-1988

Box 14: 15

F, 1953-1979

Box 14: 16-17

G, 1955-1984

Box 15: 1-3

H, 1951-1979

Box 15: 4-6

JKL, 1969-1978

Box 15: 7-13

M, 1952-1987

Box 15: 14

N, 1968-1973

Box 15: 15

P, 1955-1976

Box 15: 16-18

R, 1951-1979

Box 15: 19-22

S, 1951-1980

Box 16: 1-4

T, 1953-1985

Box 16: 5

W, 1950-1980

 

Subseries B:  Reviews

Box 16: 6

Journal of Ultrastructure Research reviews, 1984-1987

Box 16: 7

National Science Foundation proposal reviews, 1973-1976

Box 16: 8

Manuscript reviews, 1971-1981