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Schaefer (Milner B.) Papers
SMC 0002  
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Description
Papers of Milner Baily Schaefer (1912-1970), a professor of oceanography and science administrator known for his work in fisheries, marine resources, and population dynamics. Schaefer served as director of investigations for the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) from 1951 to 1962, director of the University of California Institute of Marine Resources (IMR) from 1962 to 1970, and science advisor to the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1967 to 1969. The collection includes research notes, data, writings, correspondence, and teaching materials.
Background
Milner Baily (Benny) Schaefer was born December 14, 1912 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. After graduating magna cum laude with a B.S. in fisheries from the University of Washington, Schaefer worked as a biologist for the Washington State Fisheries Department in Seattle, and then as a scientist for the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission in New Westminster, British Columbia. He served four years as a U.S. Navy officer during World War II, and then as an instructor for the University of Washington School of Fisheries; an aquatic biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Stanford, California, and chief of the Section of Biology and Oceanography at the Pacific Oceanic Fishery Laboratory in Honolulu.
Extent
3 Linear feet (3 record cartons)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by UC Regents.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.