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Guide to the Grover C. Stephens Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Grover C. Stephens papers
    Date: 1950-2003
    Collection Number: MS-F018
    Creator: Stephens, Grover C.
    Extent: 3.6 linear feet (5 boxes)
    Languages: The collection is in English.
    Abstract: Collection comprises the extant professional papers of University of California, Irvine biologist and founding faculty member Grover C. Stephens. His research focused on small marine invertebrates. A nearly complete set of his publications is included, as well as some of his correspondence, research files, course materials, biographical items and slides.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. For publications, literary rights are retained by the creators of the publications and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    Grover C. Stephens papers. MS-F018. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Ann Doyle Stephens, 2004.

    Processing History

    Processed by Andre Ambrus, 2005. Finding aid revised by Cyndi Shein, 2007.

    Biography

    Grover C. Stephens was a founding faculty member in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of California Irvine. He was the first chair of the Department of Organismic Biology, later named the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology. He also served as Dean of Biological Sciences in the mid-1980s. He was a comparative physiologist whose research focused on small marine invertebrates.
    Stephens was born in 1925 in Oak Park, Illinois and later received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. His first academic appointment was at Brooklyn College, followed by a professorship at the University of Minnesota prior to moving to the new UC Irvine campus in 1964.
    Professor Stephens died on June 17, 2003. He was survived by his wife, Ann Doyle Stephens, and his sons Peter W. Stephens and John D. Stephens.

    Biography/Organization History

    Chronology

    1925 Born, Oak Park, Illinois.
    1948 B.A. Mathematics, Northwestern University.
    1949 M.A. Philosophy, Northwestern University.
    1952 Ph.D. Biology, Northwestern University.
    1952-1953 Instructor, Biology, Brooklyn College.
    1953-1957 Summer Instructor, Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
    1953-1964 Instructor and Professor, Zoology Department, University of Minnesota.
    1964-1969 Professor of Biological Sciences and Chairman, Department of Organismic Biology, UCI.
    1974 Co-authored Biology (New York: J. Wiley & Sons, 1974) with Barbara B. North.
    1969-1991 Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, UCI.
    1982-1986 Dean of School of Biological Sciences, UCI.
    1989-1991 Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCI.
    1991 Professor Emeritus, UCI.
    2003 Died on June 17th.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    Collection comprises the extant professional papers of University of California, Irvine comparative physiologist and founding faculty member Grover C. Stephens. His research focused on small marine invertebrates. A nearly complete set of his publications is included, as well as some of his correspondence, research files, course materials, biographical items and slides.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in 4 series:
    • Series 1. Publications, 1950-1989. 0.6 linear feet.
    • Series 2. Administrative and biographical files, 1952-2003. 0.6 linear feet
    • Series 3. Course materials, 1978-1990. 0.6 linear feet
    • Series 4. Grants and research materials, 1957-1994. 1.7 linear feet

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Stephens, Grover C., 1925-2003 -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine -- School of Biological Sciences -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine -- Faculty -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine. Dept. of Developmental and Cell Biology -- Archives.
    University of California, Irvine. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology -- Archives.
    Physiology -- Comparative -- Archives.
    Biology -- Archives.
    Physiology -- Comparative -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Archives.
    Biology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Archives.
    Marine invertebrates -- Archives.

    Genres and Formats of Materials

    Letters -- 20th century.
    Curricula -- 20th century.
    Grant proposals -- 20th century.
    Lectures -- 20th century.
    Lecture notes -- 20th century.
    Research notes -- 20th century.
    Reprints -- 20th century.
    Slides -- 20th century.
    DVDs -- 21st century.
    Autobiographies -- 21st century.

    Occupations

    Biologists.
    Professors.