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The Paul S. Martin papers, 1910-2006 MS 442

Collection Number: MS 442


Creator: Paul S. Martin
Title: The Paul S. Martin papers
Inclusive Dates: 1910-2006
Quantity: 16 linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists of professional correspondence, research files and publication files of paleoecologist and geoscientist Dr. Paul S. Martin, Emeritus Professor of Geosciences at the University of Arizona. Collection also includes material relating to Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory, where Dr. Martin worked and conducted research for more than 50 years. Completing the collection are nine scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about ecological, social and political issues collected by Paul S. Martin from 1951-1970.
Identification: Collection Number: MS 442
Language: English
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

Paul Schultz Martin was born August 22, 1928 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. in Zoology from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, in 1951. He then earned a Master’s degree in Zoology in 1953, followed by a Ph.D. in Zoology in 1956, both from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His early career aspiration to focus on collecting and studying plant and fossil specimens from tropical rainforests was cut short when he contracted polio at age 23 while in Mexico. After receiving his Ph.D., he conducted postdoctoral research in Biogeography at Yale University from 1955-1956 and then at Université de Montreal from 1956-1957. In 1957, he moved to Tucson to accept a position as a Research Associate with University of Arizona’s Geochronology Laboratories, thus beginning his long association with Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory. He was named Assistant Professor in 1961 and Associate Professor in 1962. He held the position of Professor in the Department of Geosciences from 1968 until 1989 when he was named Emeritus Professor. He remained an active researcher and vital part of the Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory for more than 50 years.

Dr. Martin is well-known as a primary developer and leading expert on the subject of prehistoric overkill, a pattern of global extinction over the last 40,000 years which coincided with human colonization spreading out of Africa and Asia. His theories have been the subject of much debate since the 1960’s and have helped rejuvenate interest in the study of prehistoric extinctions. His interest in the extinction chronology of late Pleistocene large animals has taken him to fossil sites all around the world including Chile, New Zealand and Australia. This fossil research led him to develop extinction models based on human activity as the main cause of the rapid extinctions of large animals such as the mammoth, mastodon and giant ground sloth. In addition, Dr. Martin conducted research about Pleistocene biotic changes in arid regions. He studied the biogeography of eastern Mexico, the Pleistocene fossil pollen record of Arizona, and the ability of fossil packrat middens to reveal important information about climatic changes. Dr. Martin is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Last 10,000 Years: A Fossil Pollen Study of the American Southwest, Pleistocene Extinctions: The Search for a Cause, and Twilight of the Mammoths. Before his retirement, he was also a highly regarded professor of Quaternary Biogeography for more than 30 years, well known for his gentle nature, memorable quotes, and enthusiasm for facilitating discovery and learning. His research gave him a unique, long range perspective on the mechanisms and impact of species extinction and environmental destruction. His dedication to ecological and social issues is reflected in his involvement with various efforts to protect endangered flora and fauna of the Southwest from potential human destruction.


Scope and Content

Correspondence, research files, publication files, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks. The numerous boxes of correspondence files contain letters both written by and received by Dr. Martin during of his professional career (principally covers the years 1975-1990). This material includes correspondence with various scientists, researchers, publishers, students and others. The correspondence files are arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent. The first subseries of the research files consist of varied material gathered in the course of scientific and professional research. This subseries also contains copies of Dr. Martin’s National Science Foundation grant proposals, data on Southwestern fauna, efforts to stop the controversial construction of a telescope on Mount Graham, as well as other articles and newspaper clippings about varied topics. The second subseries of the research files contains records detailing data collected by Dr. Martin after the spraying of Agent Orange on the town of Globe, Arizona in 1969. The publication files contain copies of articles written by Dr. Martin over the course of his career, spanning from 1951-2006. Also included is correspondence to and from Dr. Martin regarding his published books and articles. The publication files also contain copies of reviews of Dr. Martin’s published works from various sources. The next series compiles newspaper clippings written about Dr. Paul S. Martin and his research during the years 1959-2000. The following series focuses on the Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory. This series contains correspondence related to activities at the Desert Lab, as well as fundraising materials, staff bibliographies and library information. Blueprints, planning and policy documents and research files are also included. Materials about flora and fauna of Tumamoc Hill are also present. Articles and photographs describing the history of Tumamoc Hill Desert Lab form another part of this series. Lastly, the various threats to the lab and its continued operation from the 1960’s through the early 2000’s are detailed through collected newspaper clippings. The final series of the collection consists of nine scrapbooks of newspaper clippings collected by Dr. Martin from 1951-1970 which detail political, social and ecological issues of the times.


Arrangement

This Collections is arranged into six series
Series I: Correspondence 1975-1990]
Series II: Publication Files 1951-2006
Series III: Research Files 1910-2000
Series IV: Newspaper Clippings 1959-2000
Series V: Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory 1960-2000
Series VI: Scrapbooks 1951-1970

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Related Material

Desert Botanical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution records(AZ 356), 1903-1938, Special Collections, University of Arizona Library.


Controlled Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Martin, Paul S. (Paul Schultz), (1928-.

Corporate Name(s)
Botanical laboratories—Arizona—Tucson—History
Desert Botanical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution.

Geographic Name(s)
Globe (Ariz.) - History.

Subject(s)
Desert ecology—Sonoran desert.
Evolutionary paleoecology.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Paul S. Martin papers (MS 442). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1975-1990
This series is arranged alphabetically by last name of the correspondent.
BoxFolder
11 Correspondence--A
12 Correspondence--A
13 Correspondence--A
14 Correspondence--Agenbroad, Larry
15 Correspondence--Australia
16 Correspondence--B
17 Correspondence--B
18 Correspondence--B
19 Correspondence--B
110 Correspondence--B
111 Correspondence--B
112 Correspondence--B
BoxFolder
21 Correspondence--B
22 Correspondence--B
23 Correspondence--Barlow, Connie
24 Correspondence--Betancourt, Julio
25 Correspondence--C
26 Correspondence--C
27 Correspondence--C
28 Correspondence--C
29 Correspondence--C
210 Correspondence--C
211 Correspondence--D
BoxFolder
31 Correspondence--D
32 Correspondence--D
33 Correspondence--D
34 Correspondence--D
35 Correspondence--D
36 Correspondence--Davis, George
37 Correspondence--Diamond, Jared
38 Correspondence--Dickinson, William
39 Correspondence--E
310 Correspondence--E
311 Correspondence--E
312 Correspondence--Euler, Robert
BoxFolder
41 Correspondence--F
42 Correspondence--F
43 Correspondence--F
44 Correspondence--F
45 Correspondence--Fisher, Donald
46 Correspondence--Francis, Kevin
47 Correspondence--G
48 Correspondence--G
48 Correspondence--G
49 Correspondence--G
410 Correspondence--G
BoxFolder
51 Correspondence--G
52 Correspondence--G
53 Correspondence--G
54 Correspondence--G
55 Correspondence--Gentry, Howard S
56 Correspondence--Goldberg, Deborah
57 Correspondence--Grayson, Deborah
58 Correspondence--H
59 Correspondence--H
510 Correspondence--H
511 Correspondence--H
BoxFolder
61 Correspondence--H
62 Correspondence--H
63 Correspondence--H
64 Correspondence--Hope, Jeannette
65 Correspondence--I
66 Correspondence--Igarashi, Kyohei
67 Correspondence--J
68 Correspondence--J
69 Correspondence--Jansen, Daniel
610 Correspondence--Judge, W. James
611 Correspondence--K
BoxFolder
71 Correspondence--K
72 Correspondence--K
73 Correspondence--K
74 Correspondence--K
75 Correspondence--K
76 Correspondence--Kay, Charles
77 Correspondence--L
78 Correspondence--L
79 Correspondence--L
710 Correspondence--L
BoxFolder
81 Correspondence--L
82 Correspondence--Long, Austin
83 Correspondence--Lagiglia, Humberto
84 Correspondence--Mc
85 Correspondence--Mc
86 Correspondence--Mc
87 Correspondence--McCullough, Ed
88 Correspondence--McCullough, Ed
89 Correspondence--McDonald, Greg
810 Correspondence--M
811 Correspondence--M
BoxFolder
91 Correspondence--M
92 Correspondence--M
93 Correspondence--M
94 Correspondence--M
95 Correspondence--M
96 Correspondence--M
97 Correspondence--MacPhee, Ross
98 Correspondence--Meadowcroft Rockshelter
99 Correspondence--Mehringer, Pete
910 Correspondence--Mosimann, James
911 Correspondence--Mosimann, James
BoxFolder
101 Correspondence--O
102 Correspondence--O
103 Correspondence--O
104 Correspondence--P
105 Correspondence--P
106 Correspondence--Q
107 Correspondence--R
108 Correspondence--R
109 Correspondence--R
BoxFolder
111 Correspondence--R
112 Correspondence--Ray, Clayton
113 Correspondence--S
114 Correspondence--S
115 Correspondence--S
116 Correspondence--S
117 Correspondence--S
118 Correspondence--S
119 Correspondence--S
1110 Correspondence--S
1111 Correspondence--S
BoxFolder
121 Correspondence--S
122 Correspondence--S
123 Correspondence--S
124 Correspondence--Sanders, Andrew
125 Correspondence--Sher, Andrei
126 Correspondence--Smiley, Terah
127 Correspondence--Spellenburg, Richard
128 Correspondence--Spellenburg, Richard
129 Correspondence--Stafford, Thomas
1210 Correspondence--Steadman, David
BoxFolder
131 Correspondence--Stuart, Anthony
132 Correspondence--Stuart, Anthony
133 Correspondence--T
134 Correspondence--T
135 Correspondence--T
136 Correspondence--T
137 Correspondence--U
138 Correspondence--V
139 Correspondence--W
BoxFolder
141 Correspondence--W
142 Correspondence--W
143 Correspondence--W
144 Correspondence--W
145 Correspondence--W
146 Correspondence--X, Y, Z
147 Correspondence--Unidentified
Series II: Publication Files
This series consists of Dr. Paul S. Martin’s published works and related materials. The first part of this series containing published articles is arranged chronologically. The remaining files of correspondence and reviews are arranged alphabetically by the title of the published work to which the material refers.
BoxFolder
148 Publication Files--Articles 1951-1959
149 Publication Files--Articles 1960-1964
1410 Publication Files--Articles 1965-1967
BoxFolder
151 Publication Files--Articles 1968-1980
152 Publication Files--Articles 1981-1986
153 Publication Files--Articles 1987-1990
154 Publication Files--Articles 1995
155 Publication Files--Articles 1998-1999
156 Publication Files--Articles 2000-2006
157 Publication Files--Articles Undated
158 Publication Files--Articles Undated
159 Publication Files--Correspondence--Gentry’s Rio Mayo Plants
1510 Publication Files--Correspondence--Paleolithic Players on the American Stage
1511 Publication Files--Correspondence--Pleistocene Extinctions: The Search for a Cause
1512 Publication Files--Correspondence--Quaternary Extinctions: A Prehistoric Revolution
BoxFolder
161 Publication Files--Correspondence--Quaternary Extinctions: A Prehistoric Revolution
162 Publication Files--Correspondence--Quaternary Extinctions: A Prehistoric Revolution
163 Publication Files--Correspondence--Twilight of the Mammoths: Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America
164 Publication Files--Correspondence--Twilight of the Mammoths: Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America
165 Publication Files--Resumes--Reports and Conferences America
166 Publication Files--Reviews--Gentry’s Rio Mayo Plants 1998
167 Publication Files--Reviews--The Last 10,000 Years: A Fossil Pollen Study of the American Southwest 1963
168 Publication Files--Reviews--Packrat Middens: The Last 40,000 Years of Biotic Change 1990
169 Publication Files--Reviews--Pleistocene Extinctions: The Search for a Cause 1967
1610 Publication Files--Reviews--Quaternary Extinctions: A Prehistoric Revolution 1984
1611 Publication Files--Reviews--Twilight of the Mammoths: Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America 2006
BoxFolder
171 Publication Files--A Survey of Potential Natural Landmarks, Biotic Themes of the Mojave-Sonoran Desert Region 1979
Series III: Research Files,
Series note: This series is arranged alphabetically in two subseries: Subseries 1: General files and Subseries 2: Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona, 1969
Subseries 1: General files, 1910-2000
boxfolder
17 2 Research Files--Accelerator for Radioisotope Analysis
17 3 Research Files--Australia
17 4 Research Files--“Changes in Frost Frequency and Desert Vegetation Assemblages in Grand Canyon, Arizona” by Robert H. Webb & Janice E. Bowers
17 5 Research Files--D’Autremont, Hugh
17 6 Research Files--Evolution of Terpenes
17 7 Research Files--“Govenia in Mexico” by E.W. Greenwood (1981)
17 8 Research Files--Grant proposals 1970-1975
17 9 Research Files--Grant proposals 1975-1979
17 10 Research Files--Grant proposals 1980-1985
boxfolder
18 1 Research Files--Grant proposals
18 2 Research Files--“Grazing Ranges of Arizona” by J.J. Thornber, (1910)
18 3 Research Files--Mammoth dates
18 4 Research Files--Marmota bones, Palomas Cave, New Mexico
18 5 Research Files--Mastodons
18 6 Research Files--Miscellaneous
18 7 Research Files--Mount Graham
18 8 Research Files--Mount Graham
18 9 Research Files--Mount Graham
18 10 Research Files--Newspaper clippings
18 11 Research Files--Page Ranch
18 12 Research Files--Research Ranch/Audubon Appleton-Whittel Research Ranch
boxfolder
19 1 Research Files--Research Ranch/Audubon Appleton-Whittel Research Ranch
19 2 Research Files--Santa Rita Research Station
19 3 Research Files--Santa Rita Research Station
19 4 Research Files--Santa Rita Research Station
19 5 Research Files--Sierra de Alamos, Sonora, Mexico
19 6 Research Files--Southwestern flora and fauna
19 7 Research Files--Van Devender, Thomas
19 8 Research Files--Plant List (1)
19 9 Research Files--Plant List (2)
19 10 Research Files--Plant List (3)
19 11 Research Files--Plant List (4)
Subseries 2: Agent Orange Spray, Globe, Arizona, 1969
boxfolder
20 1 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Correspondence 1969
20 2 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Correspondence 1969
20 3 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Correspondence 1969
20 4 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Herbicide Information 1969
20 5 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Herbicide Reports 1969
20 6 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Laboratory Reports 1969
20 7 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--McKusick, Robert 1969
20 8 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Miscellaneous and notes 1969
20 9 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Miscellaneous and notes 1969
20 10 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Newspaper clippings 1969
boxfolder
21 1 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Newspaper clippings 1969
21 2 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Newspaper clippings 1969
21 3 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Newspaper clippings 1969
21 4 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Questionnaires 1969
21 5 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Questionnaires--Crestwood 1969
21 6 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Questionnaires--Crestwood 1969
21 7 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Questionnaires--Crestwood 1969
21 8 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Questionnaires--Ice House Canyon 1969
21 9 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Questionnaires--Kellver Canyon 1969
21 10 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Questionnaires--Russel Gulch 1969
21 11 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Questionnaires--Six Shooters 1969
21 12 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Reports of investigations 1969
21 13 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Shoecraft, Willard and Billie 1969
21 14 Agent Orange spray, Globe, Arizona,--Shoecraft et al. vs. Dow Chemical 1969
Series IV: Newspaper Clippings,1959-2000
Series note: These collected articles focus on the career and research of Dr. Paul S. Martin. This series is arranged chronologically.
BoxFolder
221 Newspaper clippings 1959-1964
222 Newspaper clippings 1965-1969
223 Newspaper clippings 1970-1974
224 Newspaper clippings 1975-1977
225 Newspaper clippings 1978-1979
226 Newspaper clippings 1980-1984
227 Newspaper clippings 1985-1987
228 Newspaper clippings 1988-1989
229 Newspaper clippings, 1990-1993
2210 Newspaper clippings 1993-1994
BoxFolder
231 Newspaper clippings 1995
232 Newspaper clippings 1996-1999
233 Newspaper clippings 1999-2000
Series V: Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory,1960-2000
Series note: This series is arranged alphabetically.
BoxFolder
234 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Bibliography lists of Desert Lab Researchers
235 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Bibliography lists of Desert Lab Researchers
236 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Blueprints and maps
237 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Correspondence
238 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Correspondence
239 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Events
2310 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Faculty, Researchers and Staff
2311 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Fauna
BoxFolder
241 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Flora
242 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Flora
243 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Flora--Tumamoca macdouglaii
244 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Fundraising correspondence
245 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Fundraising correspondence
246 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Fundraising correspondence
247 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Fundraising materials
248 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Fundraising materials
249 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Fundraising materials
2410 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--History
2411 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--History
2412 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Library
BoxFolder
251 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Negatives
252 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Newspaper clippings
253 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Newspaper clippings
254 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Photographs
255 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Photographs
256 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Planning and policy
257 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Planning and policy
258 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Planning and policy
259 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Planning and policy
2510 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Plant phenology
2511 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Research files
BoxFolder
261 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Research files
262 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Research files
263 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Research files--“Comparative Collection Plants of the Southwest”, 1986
264 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Research files--Notes
265 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Smiley, Terah
266 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Threats to Tumamoc Hill Desert Lab, 1960’s-1980
267 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Threats to Tumamoc Hill Desert Lab, 1980’s-1990
268 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Threats to Tumamoc Hill Desert Lab, 1980's-1990
269 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Threats to Tumamoc Hill Desert Lab--Newspaper clippings
2610 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Threats to Tumamoc Hill Desert Lab--Newspaper clippings
BoxFolder
271 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Tumamoc Hill Desert Lab Advisory Committee
272 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Tumamoc Hill Desert Lab Advisory Committee
273 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Tumamoc Hill Desert Lab Advisory Committee
274 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Tumamoc Hill Desert Lab Advisory Committee
275 Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory--Tumamoc Hill Desert Lab Advisory Committee
Series VI: Scrapbooks,1951-1970
Series note: This series is arranged chronologically.
Box
28 Three scrapbooks, 1951-1960
Box
29 Three scrapbooks, 1960-1961
Box
30 Three scrapbooks, 1962-1970