Freda Reid Papers, 1943-2001 (SMC 163)


Extent: 1 Linear feet (1 carton)

Digital Content

Selected photographs from this collection have been digitized and can be viewed by searching the term "Freda Mary Hunt Reid" on the UC San Diego Digital Collections website. In addition, a few of these images are viewable directly through links in the container list.

A small collection of papers and photographs of marine phytoplankton specialist Freda M. H. Reid. Included are files on Reid's work with plankton taxonomy and ecology, as well as those pertaining to her involvement with the SIO Building Advisory Committee in restoring the Old Scripps Building.

Freda Mary Hunt Reid was born in Biddulph, Staffordshire England on February 15th 1926. She received a B.S. in Botany and Zoology from Manchester University in 1948, and continued her education with some graduate work under a Fulbright Scholarship in algology and ecology at Ohio State University from 1951-52. In 1976 she completed the International Phytoplankton Course for Experienced Participants at the University of Oslo.

Reid arrived at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in 1953 as a graduate research assistant under phytoplankton research biologist Robert Holmes. She taught SIO courses on phytoplankton taxonomy to graduate students from 1960 onward, and she worked as a specialist alongside research oceanographer John Strickland for the Institute of Marine Resources (IMR) Food Chain Research Group from 1965 to 1987. Beginning in 1987 she worked as a research associate in phytoplankton at the SIO Marine Life Research Group.

Reid was a member of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, as well as the International Society for Diatom Research. She was married to SIO physical oceanographer Joseph L. Reid.

A small collection of papers and photographs of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) marine phytoplankton specialist Freda M. H. Reid. Included are files on Reid's work with plankton taxonomy and ecology, professional correspondence, and material pertaining to her involvement with the SIO Building Advisory Committee in restoring the Old Scripps Building and preserving it as a National Historic Landmark. The collection also includes photographs of the Reids, research expeditions, the SIO campus and oceanography colleagues. Subjects of note include taxonomy and ecology of marine phytoplankton, and SIO history.


Container List


Box 1 Folder 1-29
Correspondence, 1969-2001
Box 1 Folder 30-35
Data from California Coastal phytoplankton volumes, 1985
Box 1 Folder 36-38
Boden, Brian P. and Freda M. H. Reid, "Marine Plankton Diatoms between Cape Town and the Prince Edward Islands (SW Indian Ocean)", 1987-1989

Published in the South African Journal of Antarctic Research 19, No. 2. Includes manuscripts, figures, notes and related correspondence.

Box 1 Folder 39
Freda Reid curriculum vitae, 2000
Box 1 Folder 40-41
Central Pacific gyre phytoplankton photos, undated


Box 1 Folder 42
Correspondence, 1977-1983

Correspondence to and from Freda Reid.

Box 1 Folder 43-44
Building Advisory Committee for Refurbishing Old Scripps Building, 1978-1983

Memoranda, meeting minutes and notes.

Box 1 Folder 45
Photographs of building exterior, and during renovation, ca. 1978-1988


Box 1 Folder 46
Assorted photos of SIO, 1953-1970

Color slides.

Box 1 Folder 47
Assorted photos of Joe Reid, 1953-1988

Photographs and slides.

Portrait, 1953
Box 1 Folder 48
Assorted photos of SIO expeditions, 1968-1978

Color slides.

Box 1 Folder 49
Naval portraits of Joe Reid, 1943
Box 1 Folder 50
Group photo aboard R/V Horizon, 1949

Norris Rakestraw, Marston Sargent, Joseph Reid and two unidentified men.

Box 1 Folder 51
Group photo on deck of RMS Queen Mary, 1951

Fulbright Scholars Griff, David, [unidentified] and Freda.

Box 1 Folder 52
Hans Klein and Joe Reid at CalCOFI conference in Lake Arrowhead, 1952 July 30
Box 1 Folder 53
Reid residence in La Jolla, 1953

Exterior of house.

Box 1 Folder 54
Box 1 Folder 55
IGY planning meeting in Japan, 1957

Revelle, McKay, Wooster, Reid, Knauss. 2 images from this folder have been digitized.

IGY planning meeting in JapanIGY planning meeting in Japan
Box 1 Folder 56
Sheina Marshall, ca. 1965, 1975

British copepod zoologist who visited the Food Chain Research Group around 1965 to work with holographic techniques with John Strickland and J. Beers.

Box 1 Folder 57

Head of the Institute of Marine Resources Food Chain Research Group at SIO.

Box 1 Folder 58
Boreas Expedition, 1966

Color slides.

Box 1 Folder 59
Group photo at Los Angeles Airport, 1966

Ed Couglurau, [unidentified], Joe Reid, Mantyla, Wiley.

Box 1 Folder 60
Styx Expedition, 1968

Color slides.

Box 1 Folder 61
Old Scripps Building during renovation, ca. 1978
Box 1 Folder 61
ARIES Expedition, 1971

Color slides.

Box 1 Folder 62
CalCOFI group photo outside National Marine Fisheries Service Building, 1975
Box 1 Folder 63
Margaret Robinson retirement party, Del Mar, 1977

Photograph of Margaret Robinson with Marston Sargent and 1 color slide of group performing.

Box 1 Folder 64
Photos of SIO pier, ca. 1985

Color negatives.

Freda Reid with Scripps pier in background
Box 1 Folder 65
Group photo of Phytoplankton course in Oslo, 1986
Box 1 Folder 67
Freda Reid with Carina Lauge, 1990
Box 1 Folder 68
Joe Reid group photos, 1991

Joe Reid with Roger Revelle at Deep Sea Research party and group photo with Albatross Award.

Box 1 Folder 69
Joe Reid accepting Alexander Agassiz Medal, 1992

Copy b/w negatives.