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A Guide to the Harold C. Bold Papers, ca. 1970s-1980s
Dr. Harold C. Bold (1909-1987) was the C. L. Lundell Professor of Systematic Botany at the University of Texas at Austin. He worked at UT from 1957 until his retirement in 1978. Under his leadership, the Department of Botany gained national recognition and it was consistently ranked as the top botany department in the nation until it was dissolved in 1999. Dr. Bold was chairman of the department from 1962 to 1968.
Bold wrote one of the most widely-used general textbooks in botany, Morphology of Plants, published in 1957, along with The Plant Kingdom, in 1961. He also contributed to various encyclopedias, was the author of 80 scientific papers, and earned countless awards and honors. The Phycological Society gives the "Bold Award" each year to the best graduate student paper presented at the national meetings.
A generous donor to the University of Texas, Bold provided funds to establish the Mary D. Bold Regents Professorship of Music in honor of his wife, and gave resources to establish the Mary D. Bold Scholarship Fund in the UT College of Fine Arts.
The Harold C. Bold Papers, ca. 1970s-1980s, contain drafts, galleys, notes, and correspondence for three of Bold's publications: Introduction to Algal Structure and Reproduction (written with Michael J. Wynne, Associate Professor of Botany, The University of Michigan); The Plant Kingdom (4th edition, 1977); and Notes on the Edaphic Algae of the Galapagos (with Patricia A. Archibald, Department of Biology, Slippery Rock State College, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, 1975). There are also materials for Introduction to the Structure and Reproduction of Algae with Wynne, which may have been an earlier title for Introduction to Algal Structure and Reproduction. The publication was eventually titled Introduction to the Algae: Structure and Reproduction (1985).
This collection is open for research use.
Harold C. Bold Papers, ca. 1970s-1980s, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Martin Todaro, May 1994.
Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, March 2016.