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Inventory of the Stanley Barron Freeborn Papers, 1925-1958
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stanley Barron Freeborn Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1958
    Collection number: D-102
    Creator: Freeborn, Stanley Barron, 1891-
    Extent: 1 linear foot
    Repository: 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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. 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 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Stanley Barron Freeborn Papers, D-102, Department of Special Collections, University of California Library, Davis, California.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara was assisted by student employee Jenny Hodge in the processing of this collection.


    Biographical Narrative

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    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.