The collection consists of papers documenting the life and professional career of physiologist Per Fredrik Scholander. Papers
include biographical materials, admistrative files, research and expedition activities, lectures and writings, committee service
and honors, as well as images, media and scrapbooks.
Per Fredrik Scholander was born in Orebro, Sweden on November 29, 1905. He moved to Norway in 1924 where he attended the
University of Oslo, obtaining his M.D. in 1932. Although he was studying medicine at the time, his attention was drawn to
lichens and he was guided by professor of botany Bernt Lynge. Through Lynge, Scholander was able to spend three summers, in
the years 1930-1932, conducting research in Greenland and Spitzbergen. Scholander went on to obtain his Ph.D. in Botany in
1934, also from the University of Oslo.
14.8 Linear feet
(16 archives boxes, 1 card file box of glass slides, 8 flat boxes, 1 map case folder, and 2 films)
Media in the collection is restricted; patrons must request user copies be produced.