Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Stanley Barron Freeborn Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1925-1958
Collection number: D-102
Freeborn, Stanley Barron, 1891-
1 linear foot
University of California, Davis. General Library.Dept. of Special Collections.
100 North West Quad
Davis, California, 95616-5292
Abstract: Dr. Stanley Barron Freeborn was named the first Provost of the University of California, Davis in 1952. He then served as
Chancellor from 1958-1959. During his career he held several positions in the University of California system. From 1924-1935
he was chairman of the Division of Entomology at Davis. His research centered on mosquitoes and malaria and he was recognized
as an authority on malariology. His papers contain biographical and research materials, correspondence, and memorabilia.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Collection is open for research.
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from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
[Identification of item], Stanley Barron Freeborn Papers, D-102, Department of Special Collections, University of California
Library, Davis, California.
Sara Gunasekara was assisted by student employee Jenny Hodge in the processing of this collection.
Stanley Barron Freeborn (December 11, 1891-July 17, 1960) was the first provost of the University of California, Davis. He
received a B.S. degree in 1914 and a Ph.D. degree in 1924 from the Massachusetts Agricultural College. His entire scientific
and administrative career, save for two wartime leaves, was spent with the University of California. He joined the faculty
at Berkeley as an Instructor in Entomology in 1914. Freeborn was chairman of the Division of Entomology at Davis from 1924-1935,
then became assistant to the Dean of the College of Agriculture at Berkeley. Two years later, he was appointed Assistant
Dean of the College of Agriculture and Assistant Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at Berkeley. In 1952 he was
appointed as the first Provost of the Davis campus and in 1958 became Chancellor. Following his retirement in 1959, Freeborn
was a part-time academic assistant to University of California President Clark Kerr and worked on a study section of the National
Institutes of Health.
Upon his arrival in California, Dr. Freeborn began studying mosquitoes and malaria under the late Dr. William B. Herms and
attained world recognition as an authority on malariology. During both World Wars, Freeborn was engaged by the United States
Public Health Service to work on malaria in relation to military establishments in this country. As a member of the Agricultural
Experiment Station staff at the University of Caliornia Berkeley and Davis, he also dealt with other vectors of human diseases
and the parasites of poultry and sheep.
Stadtman, Verne, ed.
Centennial Record of the University of California. [University of California, Berkeley, 1967]
Voorhies, E.C., Storer, T.I., and Usinger, R.L. "Stanley Barron Freeborn."
In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1961.
Scope and Content of Collection
Organized into six series: 1. Biographical materials, 2. Correspondence, 3. Research materials, 4.
Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 5. Printed materials, 6. Photograph and Memorabilia.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Freeborn, Stanley Barron--1891---Archives.
University of California, Davis. Office of the Provost.
University of California, Davis. Office of the Chancellor.