Guide to the Maynard F. Moseley Papers

Laurie Hannah
Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara, California 93106-9615
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Guide to the Maynard F. Moseley Papers

Collection number: MS-03

Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California
Processed by:
Laurie Hannah
Date Completed:
Encoded by:
Laurie Hannah
© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Maynard F. Moseley papers
Dates: 1941-1989
Collection number: MS-03
Creator: Moseley, Maynard F.
Collection Size: 3 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: Teaching materials, including hand-drawn illustrations, lectures, and exams for several botany courses taught by UCSB professor Maynard Moseley. Includes a small amount of correspondence.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English German


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

Maynard F. Moseley papers, MS-03, Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration. University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Dept. of Biological Sciences in 2005.

Processing Information

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

Biography / Administrative History

Maynard Fowle Moseley was born in Boston in 1918 and attended University of Massachusetts and University of Illinois at Urbana, completing his Ph.D. in Botany in 1947. He taught for two years at Cornell before moving to Santa Barbara to join the faculty of UCSB in 1949. At UCSB, he was Professor of Botany where he taught plant anatomy and plant morphology until April 1, 1984. Moseley researched wood and floral anatomy as they related to the evolution of and relationship between flowering plants. He was an expert in the floral structure of water lilies and published extensively on them. He was also co-author with William Purves of Botany in the Laboratory, published in 1974. During his career he advised seven doctoral students and was known for his interest and enthusiasm in his students' work. The Botanical Society of America established the Maynard F. Moseley Award in 1995 to honor a career of dedicated teaching, scholarship, and service to the furtherance of the botanical sciences. Moseley passed away in 2003 at the age of 85.

Scope and Content of Collection

The bulk of the papers in this collection are teaching materials related to plant anatomy and morphology courses Moseley taught at UCSB. The series Research and Publications is an artificial group of items, ranging from a notebook used during Moseley's wartime service as a lab technician to a National Science Foundation grant report. Also included are collection notes for plant specimens Moseley collected in California which correspond to his chart on Garrya. The Plant Anatomy Drawings consist of about 200 pen and pencil drawings made mostly by Moseley when he was an undergraduate studying botany.


The collection is organized into five series: Series 1 Correspondence; Series 2 Research and Publications; Series 3 Plant Anatomy Drawings; Series 4 Teaching Materials; and Series 5 Biographical.

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
Moseley, Maynard F.
University of California, Santa Barbara

Separated Material

A large reprint collection has been transfered to the Herbarium reprint files. Copies of the doctoral dissertations of Moseley's students have been transfered to the library and are listed in the library online catalog.


Correspondence 1969-1989

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence and Reports 1969-1987


Research and Publications 1944-1983

Box 1, Folder 2

NSF Grant 1981-1983

Box 1, Folder 3

Misc. Notes and Charts

Box 1, Folder 4


Language of Material: German
Box 1, Folder 5


Box 1, Folder 6


Box 1, Folder 7

Reprints (Not complete)

Box 2

Rolled Chart--Anatomy Data on Garrya 1951-1954

Box 2

Rolled Chart--Anatomical Characteristics of Angiosperm Families

Box 2

Note Cards of Plant Collection Data


Plant Anatomy Drawings 1941-1942

Scope and Contents note

Pencil and ink drawings, most done by Moseley for his undergraduate and graduate coursework in botany.
Box 1, Folder 8-9

Drawings of Fungi and Algae

Box 1, Folder 10


Box 1, Folder 11


Box 1, Folder 12

Misc. Drawings


Teaching Materials 1942-1983

Box 1, Folder 13

Botany 110 and 111 Administration

Box 1, Folder 14

Botany 110 and 111 Lectures

Box 1, Folder 15

Botany 111 Lecture I

Box 1, Folder 16

Botany 111 Lecture II

Box 1, Folder 17

Botany 111 Lecture III

Box 1, Folder 18

Botany 111 Lecture IV

Box 1, Folder 19

Botany 111 Lecture V

Box 1, Folder 20

Botany 111 Lecture VI

Box 1, Folder 21

Botany 111 Drawings

Box 1, Folder 22

Botany 111 Lab Notes

Box 1, Folder 23

Botany 111 Old Exams

Box 1, Folder 24

Botany 114

Box 1, Folder 25


Box 1, Folder 26

Vertebrate Histology



Scope and Contents note

Black and white photographs of various sizes and negatives. Images are unlabeled.
Photo_box 1, Folder 1

[Family and Friends?]--Negatives only

Photo_box 1, Folder 2

Plant Tissue--Negatives and 1 contact sheet

Photo_box 1, Folder 3

Plant Tissue (Various) and Illustrations for Publication--Prints and negatives



Box 1, Folder 27

Curriculum Vitae

Box 1, Folder 28

Drawing by Andy Moseley