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Preliminary Guide to the Beatrice Marcy Sweeney Papers
UArch FacP 25  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Beatrice Marcy Sweeney Papers
    Dates: ca. 1916-1991
    Collection number: UArch FacP 25
    Creator: Sweeney, Beatrice M.
    Collection Size: 11 linear feet (11 boxes).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The collection contains biographical and research files for Beatrice Marcy Sweeney, UCSB biology professor.
    Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 29A.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Beatrice Marcy Sweeney Papers. UArch FacP 25. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Donation from husband, Paul Lee, 1998; UCSB Biology Lab, 1998; daughter, Beatrice (Poppy) DeMarco Dennis, 2000.


    Beatrice Marcy Sweeney was born August 11, 1914 in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor's from Smith College in 1936 and her PhD from Radcliffe College in 1942. After relocating to California, she worked at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography as a research biologist. She married Paul Lee in 1961. In 1969 she returned to California to teach at UCSB. She is known for her research in marine biology, particularly on phytoplankton. She died on July 17, 1989.
    For more information, see the Office of Public Information Biographical Files, UArch 11.

    Scope and Content of Collection


    Materials are arranged as received as follows:
    • One box of material from Paul Lee.
    • One box and one folder from Poppy Dennis.
    • Remaining boxes from her laboratory.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Sweeney, Beatrice M.
    University of California, Santa Barbara

    Related Material

    See also the Beatrice M. Sweeney collection at the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Diversity (CCBER), Ms-12. The guide is available online through the Online Archive of California (OAC): http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt987036r6/ .
    Additional biographical information available in the Office of Public Information Biographical Files, UArch 11.