Finding Aid for the Daniel C. Pease Papers Biomed.0364
Finding aid prepared by Courtney Dean, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 November 5.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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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UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7752541
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",  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.