Paul Bigelow Sears papers, 1910-1969 (inclusive).

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Paul Bigelow Sears papers, 1910-1969 (inclusive).

The papers consist of correspondence; writings; topical research files; minutes, agendas, and other organizational papers; and teaching files, which document Paul Bigelow Sear's career as an educator, conservationist, author, and spokesman for the environment. The papers focus on Sears's activities on behalf of professional scientific organizations and civic groups interested in conservation, such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Ecological Society of America, the National Research Council, and the National Science Foundation. Numerous files concern Sears's involvement with citizens' groups and government agencies for conservation in Ohio. The papers also highlight Sears's interest in improving science education, his research in paleobotany, his studies of arid lands, his work as the founder of the Yale Conservation Program, and his scholarly and popular writing. Sears's major correspondents include ecologists, conservationists, state and federal government officials, former students, and editors and publishers of his books and articles.

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Sears, Paul B. (Paul Bigelow), 1891-1990

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Paul Bigelow Sears, educator and ecologist, was born on December 17, 1891 in Bucyrus, Ohio. He received his B.S. degree in 1913 from Ohio Wesleyan University. He earned a M.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1915 and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1922. He began his teaching career as an instructor in botany at Ohio State University and subsequently taught at the University of Nebraska (1919-1927), the University of Oklahoma (1927-1938), and Oberlin College (1938-1950). I...