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Guide to the Calvert E. Norland Manuscript, Print, and Artifact Collection
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  • Overview of the Collection
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Calvert E. Norland Manuscript, Print, and Artifact Collection
    Dates: 2nd Century-1995
    Bulk Dates: 1785-1995
    Identification: MS-0175
    Creator: Norland, Calvert E., 1908-2002
    Physical Description: 4.25 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English Latin Japanese German
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    Calvert E. Norland (1908 – 2002) was born June 24, 1908 in Los Angeles, later moving to Orange County, California in 1911 where he attended public schools. His interest in entomology led to studies at Santa Ana Junior College and Pomona College where he graduated magna cum laude in 1931. It was during this time he met and married his wife, Elisabeth Davenport Crow, also a graduate of Pomona College. The young couple moved to Berkeley where Mr. Norland continued his studies, receiving his M.S. from University of California at Berkeley.
    Mr. Norland was an Entomologist-Agricultural Inspector in Orange County from 1933 to 1939. He received his teaching credentials from Claremont College in 1939. From 1939 to 1940 he did graduate work in education and entomology at the University of California at Berkeley and from 1954 to 1958 graduate courses in education at the University of Southern California.
    Professor Norland was an officer in the United States Army where he served as a Medical Entomologist from 1942 to 1947 in India, China and Japan. He left the army as a Lt. Colonel.
    His career at San Diego State University began in 1947 as an Instructor and Professor of Entomology, Zoology and Botany where he worked until his retirement in 1976. Professor Norland was a member of several scientific societies. Both he and his wife were avid supporters of music and art throughout their marriage and were members of the San Diego Opera, Symphony and the San Diego Museum of Art.
    He and Elisabeth (Betty), a well-known botanist, were married 62 years until her death in 1993. Their son, Eric, died in 1969. Dr. Norland passed away on September 20, 2002 in Arcadia, California.
    In 1974, Professor Calvert E. Norland and Elisabeth C. Norland donated to the Library their extensive personal library on the history of biology and the sciences.

    Access Terms

    This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    San Diego State University. Library. Dept. of Special Collections

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Artifacts
    Personal Papers
    Publications

    Geographic Name:

    Rome -- Antiquities -- Specimens

    Personal Name:

    Norland, Calvert E., 1908-2002 -- Archives
    Norland, Calvert E., 1908-2002 -- Correspondence
    Norland, Calvert E., 1908-2002 -- Scientific apparatus collections

    Title:

    Scientists -- Portraits

    Topical Term:

    Arts -- California -- San Diego
    Astronomy -- History -- Sources
    Entomology -- Research

    Administrative Information

    Accruals:

    1974, 2003

    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, <span style="font-style: italic;">Calvert E. Norland Manuscript, Print, and Artifact Collection</span>, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Related Materials:

    Norland Collection (Cataloged Books)

    Arrangement of Materials:

    I. Professional, 1803-1973
    II. Personal, 1944-1995
    III. Prints and Drawings, 1785-1929
    IV. Artifacts, 2nd century-1880

    Scope and Contents

    The Calvert E. Norland Manuscript, Print, and Artifact Collection measures 4 linear feet plus 161 items and date from 2nd century, A.D. to 1995. The collection is arranged in four series.
    The Professional series (1803 - 1973) contains C. E. Norland’s certificates and awards, correspondence as well as correspondence and research material collected by C. E. Norland, and his lecture notes and papers.
    The Personal series (1944 – 1995) contains correspondence with Betty Norland during World War II when Calvert Norland was stationed in Calcutta, India, correspondence from friends and colleagues, items regarding Norland’s interests in art and music and his philanthropic interest in the SDSU library, and in particular in Special Collections and University Archives.
    The Prints and Drawings series (1785-1929) contains engravings and prints of portraits of scientists, sketches of human and insect anatomy, botany and facsimiles of historic documents on astronomy.
    The Artifacts (2nd century, A.D. – 1880) series contains microscopic instruments (microscopes, magnifying glasses and slide specimens) as well as Roman bronze surgical instruments.