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Collection Contents

 

Correspondence

 

Chronological

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence 1937-1987

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence 1988-1992

 

Subject

Box 1, Folder 3

Requests for Permission to Reproduce Material 1989-1992

Box 1, Folder 4

Dedication of Books 1977-1984

Box 1, Folder 5

World Center for Women's Archives, etc. 1940-1945

Scope and Content Note

Also includes U.S. Office of War information and letter and Esau's response in Russian.
Box 1, Folder 6

Biographical Directory Entries 1952-1987

Box 1, Folder 7

McGraw-Hill Book Company 1965-1978

Box 1, Folder 8

Eschrich, Walter 1965-1978

Box 1, Folder 9

O'Hern, Elizabeth 1987-1992

Box 1, Folder 10

Gressley, Gene M. 1972-1983

 

Research and Publications

 

Books

Box 1, Folder 11

Anatomy of Seed Plants - Page Proofs Ch. 3-8

Box 1, Folder 12

Anatomy of Seed Plants - Page Proofs Ch. 9-18

Box 1, Folder 13

Anatomy of Seed Plants - Page Proofs Ch. 19-Glossary

Box 1, Folder 14

Anatomy of Seed Plants - Publicity Materials

Box 1, Folder 15

Anatomy of Seed Plants - Reviews 1960-1977

Box 1, Folder 16

Plant Anatomy - Reviews 1965-1972

Box 1, Folder 17

"The Phloem" in Handbook of Plant Anatomy - Reviews 1970-1975

Box 1, Folder 18

Vascular Differentiation in Plants - Review 1970-1975

Box 1, Folder 19

Viruses in Plant Hosts - Reviews 1969-1971

Box 1, Folder 20

Correspondence About Esau's Publications 1969-1971

Box 1, Folder 21

Publisher's Correspondence 1950-1991

Box 1, Folder 22

Records of Graduate Students at UC Davis 1965-1991

 

Articles 1930-1991

Scope and Content Note

Complete set of articles written by Esau.
 

Plant Anatomy Reprint Collection

Scope and Content Note

16.5 linear feet of articles by scientists other than Esau on all aspects of plant anatomy. Esau also maintained over 40 boxes of index cards referencing these publications.
 

Notebooks

Scope and Content Note

13 binders contain notes taken from others' publications, research data, and some correspondence. Subjects include early work on viruses, research for the USDA Guayule Research Project, phloem studies, and general plant anatomy.
 

Photographs

Scope and Content Note

35 boxes of photographs from Esau's research in several different formats: 4 x 5 negatives of plant anatomical images, most of which are derived from microscope slides of plant dissections, glass plate negatives and lantern slides of various sizes, and black and white prints of varying sizes, most of which were used in publications.
 

Academic Activities

Box 1, Folder 23

Katherine Esau Professorship, University of Wisconsin 1987-1988

Box 1, Folder 24

Esau Chair, UCSB, Correspondence 1988-1994

Box 1, Folder 25

Katherine Esau Electron Microscopy Facility, UCSB 1990-1991

Box 1, Folder 26

Esau Endowed Chair, UC Davis 1987-1990

Box 1, Folder 27

Esau Chair in Plant Sciences, Bethel College 1988-1998

 

Professional Activities

 

Invited Lectures and Symposia

Box 1, Folder 28

Faculty Research Lecture, UC Davis 1945-1946

Box 1, Folder 29

Prather Lectures, Harvard University 1959-1960

Box 1, Folder 30

Botany Symposia, UC Davis 1984-1992

Scope and Content Note

Includes UC Davis 75th Anniversary and Katherine Esau International Symposium.
Cassette 1

Communication Channels Between Cells and Their Origin in Higher Plants Pt. 1 May 14, 1984

Cassette 2

Communication Channels Between Cells and Their Origin in Higher Plants Pt. 2

Photo_box 1

Communication Channels Between Cells and Their Origin in Higher Plants

Box 1, Folder 31

Invitational Lectures and Misc. Meetings 1956-1978

Scope and Content Note

See also Scrapbooks for various years.
 

Professional Memberships

Box 1, Folder 32

Botanical Society of America 1931-1974

Box 1, Folder 33

National Academy of Sciences 1957-1985

 

Honors and Awards

Box 1, Folder 34

Guggenheim Fellowship 1940-1948

Box 1, Folder 35

Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, Mills College 1962

Box 1, Folder 36

Honorary Doctorate of Law Degree, UC Davis 1965

Box 1, Folder 37

Honorary Membership - American Philosophical Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Swedish Academy of Sciences 1949-1980

Box 1, Folder 38

Phi Beta Kappa/AAAS Membership 1932-1967

Box 1, Folder 39

Sigma Xi Society 1949-1986

Box 1, Folder 40

National Medal of Science 1989-1992

Box 1, Folder 41

Katherine Esau Award, Botanical Society of America 1989-1992

 

Miscellaneous Subjects

Box 1, Folder 42

Barbara McClintock - Clippings

Box 1, Folder 43

The Kaskas

Scope and Content Note

Jennifer Thorsch and family.
Box 1, Folder 44

Misc. Clippings and Cartoons on Language

Scope and Content Note

Includes Correspondence.
Box 1, Folder 45

National Academy of Sciences - Printed Material

Box 1, Folder 46

Vernon Cheadle

 

Personal Papers

 

Family

Box 2, Folder 1

Esau, Esther - Correspondence 1986-1987

Box 2, Folder 2

Esau, Paul - Correspondence 1980-1985

Box 2, Folder 3

Long, Dora - Correspondence 1987-1988

Box 2, Folder 4

Financial Papers 1956-1992

Box 2, Folder 5

Estate of J.J. Esau 1940-1941

Box 2, Folder 6

Estate of Margarethe Esau 1955-1957

Box 2, Folder 7

Johan J. Esau - Autobiographical Materials 1955-1957

Box 2, Folder 8

Rempel, David G. - Correspondence Regarding Johan Esau 1984

Box 2, Folder 9

Mennonite Colonies in Russia - Photocopy in German 1923

Box 2, Folder 10

"Recollections of My Public Life in Russia, 1884-1918" by Johan Esau - Photocopy 1923

Scope and Content Note

Includes commentary and notes by David Rempel.
Box 2, Folder 11

Maps of Mennonite Colonies in South Russia

Box 2, Folder 12

Menno Simons College, University of Winnipeg 1987-1989

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with George K. Epp and obituary of Paul Esau.
 

Autobiographical Material

Box 2, Folder 13

Curriculum Vitae 1991-1997

Box 2, Folder 14

Esau's Autobiography - Handwritten 1987-1989

Box 2, Folder 15

Katherine Esau's Autobiography - Typed with Corrections and Notes 1987

Box 2, Folder 16

Katherine Esau - A Life - Oral History by David Russell and Esau's Autobiography. Draft with Corrections. 1991

Box 2, Folder 17

Journal 1918-1939

 

Scrapbooks and Photo Albums c. 1920-1977

Physical Description: 16 albums

Scope and Content Note

Personal photos (approx. 1 linear foot) include loose negatives and scrapbooks of Esau's family members, her family homes in Europe and California, travels around California and the rest of the United States, work on sugar beets in Oxnard and at Spreckels, and views of the campuses at Davis and UC Berkeley. Esau also created scrapbooks of ephemera from trips she took around the United States and to Europe.
 

Artifacts--Inventoried separately

Scope and Content Note

Personal items such as hats, embroidery, fountain pens, and lab equipment.
 

Biographical Material

Box 2, Folder 18

Articles about Esau 1931-1992

Box 2, Folder 19

Dr. Katherine Esau - Press Release by Kitty Bruno 1972

Box 2, Folder 20

K. Esau: Anatomy of a Botanist, by Laura L. Hartman 1977

Box 2, Folder 21

Profiles of Pioneer Women Scientists: Katherine Esau, by Elizabeth M. O'Hern 1996

Box 2, Folder 22

Corrections and Notes for O'Hern's Article c. 1989

Box 2, Folder 23

Katherine Esau at U.C. Davis, by Celeste Turner Wright 1991

Box 2, Folder 24

Miscellaneous Biographical Materials 1988-1997