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Lincoln Constance: Versatile Berkeley Botanist: Plant Taxonomy and University Governance

Interviewee(s):
Constance, Lincoln
Interviewer(s):
Lage, Ann
Title:
Lincoln Constance: Versatile Berkeley Botanist: Plant Taxonomy and University Governance
Abstract:
Youth and education in Eugene, OR; UC Berkeley graduate study in botany, 1930-1934; teaching at Washington State College, 1934-1937; professor of botany, UC Berkeley, 1937-1976; William Setchell and Willis Jepson, the Bay Area Biosystematists; work as a plant taxonomist: seminal papers, colleagues Mildred Mathias, Marion Cave, Reed Rollins, prominent graduate students, worldwide research on Umbelliferae; Harvard, 1947-1948; sabbatical in Chile and Peru, 1953-1954; Academic Senate service, including Committee on Budget and Interdepartmental Relations; faculty role in university governance; vice chancellor, 1962-1965, under Edward Strong and Martin Meyerson: Free Speech Movement, relations with President Clark Kerr, student attitudes, faculty responses; director, UC Herbarium, 1963-1975; president, California Academy of Science, 1975-1978; emeritus research.
Subject area(s):
Natural Resources, Land Use, and the Environment
Education, University of California
Science, Technology, and Health
Interview date(s):
1986
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b10558697
Rights:
Constance, Lincoln. "Lincoln Constance: Versatile Berkeley Botanist: Plant Taxonomy and University Governance." Interview by Ann Lage in 1986. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1987.