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Guide to the Adriance S. Foster Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Bibliography

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Adriance S. Foster papers
    Dates: 1957-1971
    Collection number: MS-06
    Creator: Foster, Adriance S. (Adriance Sherwood), 1901-1973
    Collection Size: 2 linear feet
    Repository: Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (University of California, Santa Barbara). C. H. Muller Library
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9615
    Abstract: Black and white photographs of plant tissue of various genera and associated research notes.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration, UC Santa Barbara. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cheadle Center 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 reader.

    Preferred Citation

    Adriance S. Foster papers, MS-06, Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration. University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was given to UCSB by Rudolph Schmid of University of California, Berkeley.

    Processing Information

    Arrangement and description of the collection was made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Adriance Sherwood Foster was a pioneer in the field of plant anatomy. He was the first plant anatomist on the faculty at University of California, Berkeley, teaching there from 1934 until his retirement in 1968. Some of his areas of investigation were leaf differentiation, shoot growth and development, and leaf venation. He published over 35 articles and two introductory textbooks: Practical Plant Anatomy and Comparative Morphology of Vascular Plants, co-written by Ernest Gifford. Foster was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1901, was educated at Cornell and Harvard, and received his D.Sc. in plant anatomy in 1926, studying under Irving Bailey.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists predominantly of black and white photographs and associated negatives of plant tissues and leaf clearings, some of which were used for publication. About five different genera were photographed with the majority being of Circaeaster, Kingonia, Ginkgo, and Zamia. Series 1 consists of five folders of research notes and drafts used either for publication or lectures. Series 2 forms the bulk of the collection.


    The collection is organized into two series: Series 1 Research Notes and Series 2 Photographs. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by plant genus and, within each genus, chronologically by the date on the photo.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Botanists--North America
    Plant anatomy
    Foster, Adriance S. (Adriance Sherwood), 1901-1973


    Kaplan, Donald R. Adriance Sherwood Foster (1901-1973): An Appreciation. Plant Science Bulletin. (Dec. 1973): 57-58.