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Boyce (Alfred M.) papers
UA 044  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing History
  • Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alfred M. Boyce papers
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1987
    Collection Number: UA 044
    Creator: Boyce, A. M.
    Extent: 2.17 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This collection includes materials from Alfred M. Boyce, an entomologist and first dean of the University of California, Riverside's College of Agriculture. Items in the collection include agricultural research, photographs, information on the Citrus Experiment Station, and materials related to the publication of Boyce's memoir, Odyssey of an Entomologist: Adventures on the Farm, at Sea, and in the University.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Alfred M. Boyce papers (UA 044). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Processing History

    The collection was processed by Carlota Ramirez in 2017.
    Processing of the Alfred M. Boyce papers was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

    Biographical Note

    Alfred M. Boyce was born in Maryland on May 2, 1901. He attended St. John's College for one year in 1919 before working as a crewman on a number of ocean liners and freighters. He went back to school in 1923, attending Cornell University for his bachelor's and master's degrees.
    In 1927 Boyce received a position at the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside working on entomological research, and earned his doctorate in entomology from UC Berkeley in 1931. Boyce became Head of the Division of Entomology of the Citrus Experiment Station in 1940, and rose to be the Director of the Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station in the 1960s. In 1960, Boyce also became Dean of UC Riverside's new College of Agriculture. He retired from the university in 1968, and passed away in June of 1997.
    During his lifetime Boyce developed a national and international reputation for his work in the field of entomology, and received awards from numerous groups and societies. In 1977 the UC Riverside Deparment of Entomology established the Al Boyce Lecture Series, followed by the Alfred M. Boyce Chair in 1984. He also has a building on the UC Riverside campus named for him, the Alfred M. Boyce Hall.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    The collection includes materials from Alfred M. Boyce, an entomologist and first dean of the University of California, Riverside's College of Agriculture. Items in the collection include agricultural research, photographs, information on the Citrus Experiment Station, and materials related to the publication of Boyce's memoir, Odyssey of an Entomologist: Adventures on the Farm, at Sea, and in the University.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection is divided into two series as follows:
    • Series 1. Odyssey of an Entomologist, 1985-1986
    • Series 2. Personal and Professional Materials, 1930-1987

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Agriculture -- Research.
    Boyce, A. M.
    Entomology.
    Literature publishing.
    University of California Riverside. Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Manuscripts.