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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Biography
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • OFF-SITE STORAGE
  • Publication Rights
  • Digital Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: Freda Reid Papers
    Creator: Reid, Freda M. H.
    Identifier/Call Number: SMC 0163
    Physical Description: 1 Linear feet (1 carton)
    Date (inclusive): 1943-2001
    Abstract: A small collection of papers and photographs of marine phytoplankton specialist Freda M. H. Reid. Included are files on Reid's work with plankton taxonomy and ecology, as well as those pertaining to her involvement with the SIO Building Advisory Committee in restoring the Old Scripps Building.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A small collection of papers and photographs of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) marine phytoplankton specialist Freda M. H. Reid. Included are files on Reid's work with plankton taxonomy and ecology, professional correspondence, and material pertaining to her involvement with the SIO Building Advisory Committee in restoring the Old Scripps Building and preserving it as a National Historic Landmark. The collection also includes photographs of the Reids, research expeditions, the SIO campus and oceanography colleagues. Subjects of note include taxonomy and ecology of marine phytoplankton, and SIO history.
    Arranged in three series: 1) PROFESSIONAL PAPERS, 2) OLD SCRIPPS BUILDING and 3) PHOTOGRAPHS AND SLIDES.

    Biography

    Freda Mary Hunt Reid was born in Biddulph, Staffordshire England on February 15th 1926. She received a B.S. in Botany and Zoology from Manchester University in 1948, and continued her education with some graduate work under a Fulbright Scholarship in algology and ecology at Ohio State University from 1951-52. In 1976 she completed the International Phytoplankton Course for Experienced Participants at the University of Oslo.
    Reid arrived at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in 1953 as a graduate research assistant under phytoplankton research biologist Robert Holmes. She taught SIO courses on phytoplankton taxonomy to graduate students from 1960 onward, and she worked as a specialist alongside research oceanographer John Strickland for the Institute of Marine Resources (IMR) Food Chain Research Group from 1965 to 1987. Beginning in 1987 she worked as a research associate in phytoplankton at the SIO Marine Life Research Group.
    Reid was a member of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, as well as the International Society for Diatom Research. She was married to SIO physical oceanographer Joseph L. Reid.

    Preferred Citation

    Freda Reid Papers. SMC 163. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1992, 2004

    OFF-SITE STORAGE

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Digital Content

    Selected photographs from this collection have been digitized and can be viewed by searching the term "Freda Mary Hunt Reid" on the UC San Diego Digital Collections website. In addition, a few of these images are viewable directly through links in the container list.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Phytoplankton -- Research
    Photographic prints -- 20th century
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography -- Buildings, structures, etc
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography -- History