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Pease (Daniel C.) papers
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  • Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Daniel C. Pease papers
    Creator: Pease, Daniel C. (Daniel Chapin), 1914-
    Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0364
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1980
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7752541 

    Scope and Contents

    This small collection pertains to the early career of microscopist Daniel C. Pease, Ph.D. (1914-2001) at the University of Southern California (USC) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Pease developed thin-slice histological techniques for electron microscopy at USC; two tearsheets from magazines in 1949 show him with brains and his microtomes. He was recruited from USC to teach microscopic anatomy at the new school of medicine at UCLA in 1951; a ca. 1950 mimeographed student-produced guide to classes, texts, and instructors at USC ("Caput mortuum: worthless residue; the most excellent and lamentable guide for freshmen, written by sophomores: not for faculty--by some damn fools (sophomores) for some damn fools, amen", [21] leaves) lauds Pease, "the one and only" as an instructor of neuroanatomy and histology, "Good as ten men put together." Pease's curriculum vitae and National Science Foundation biographical statement from 1980 are kept in photocopy because of the water-damaged condition of the originals. Pease's mostly undated, untitled, loose-leaf or spiral-bound laboratory notebooks were discarded upon receipt because of severe water-damage problems due to their former storage conditions.