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Charles Atwood Kofoid articles

Identifier: MS-0436

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two volumes of bound articles written by C.A. Kofoid dated 1898. They are entitled "Plankton Studies II" and "III." The first volume and any successive volumes are not included. The collection was created for the Bureau of Science.


  • Creation: 1898


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Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical Note

Charles Atwood Kofoid was born on October 11, 1865, in Granville, Putnam County, Illinois. He received an A.B. from Oberlin College in 1890, A.M. Harvard, 1892, PhD Harvard, 1894. He married Prudence Winter, a fellow student at Oberlin, later in the year 1894. Kofoid taught at the University of Michigan for a year (1894-1895) before serving as Superintendant of the Illinois Biological Station, University of Illinois, for five and a half years. In 1900 he went to the University of California at Berkeley as Assistant Professor of Histology and Embrology. By 1910, he had become a professor of Zoology at Berkeley, a position he retained for the rest of his career. He served as Assistant Director of the Scripps Institute from 1900-1924.

Kofoid was a leading researcher in protozoology and published many articles on the subject. He retired from his faculty position in 1936, but continued to write and collect books on the subject of biology. Professor Kofoid died on May 30, 1947.


0.167 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



Charles Atwood Kofoid was a biologist born on October 11, 1865. This collection consists of two volumes of bound articles written by Kofoid on the suject of plankton, dated 1898.


There is no known provenance information for this collection.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Holly Callahan on August 8, 2008.

Guide to the Charles Atwood Kofoid articles
Holly Callahan
2008 August 8
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