Harley J. Van Cleave

5 October 1886 – 2 January 1953

Born: Knoxville, Illinois.

Died: Urbana, Illinois.

Occupation: Zoologist. Malacologist. Prof. of Zoology, University of Illinois, 1913-1952. Assistant, U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, summers, 1919, 1921.

Education: B.S., Knox College, Illinois, 1909; M.S., University of Illinois, 1910; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1913.

Societies / Service: American Society of Zoologists. American Microscopical Society. American Society of Parasitologists, President, 1947. American Fisheries Society. Editor, Transactions of the American Microscopical Society, 1925-1931.


Collection Deposition:

Research Interests: Freshwater mollusks (primarily gastropods).


Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.

Other References:

Partial Bibliography

Van Cleave, H.J., and L.G. Lederer. 1932. Studies on the life cycle of the snail, Viviparus contectoides. Journal of Morphology 53(3):499-522.

Van Cleave, H.J. 1932. Studies on snails of the genus Pleurocera. I. The eggs and egg laying habits. Nautilus 46(1):29-34.

Van Cleave, H.J. 1933. Studies on snails of the genus Pleurocera II. The young of P. acuta. Nautilus 47(2):48-49.

Van Cleave, H.J., and R. Chambers. 1935. Studies of the life history of a snail of the genus Lioplax. American Midland Naturalist 16(6):913-920.

Van Cleave, H.J. 1935. The seasonal life history of an amphibious snail, Fossaria modicella, living on sandstone cliffs. Ecology 16(1):101-108.

Van Cleave, H.J. 1936. Reversal of symmetry in Campeloma rufum, a fresh-water snail. American Naturalist 70:567-573.

Van Cleave, H.J., and E.M. Richey. 1936. Studies on the radula in snails of the genus Viviparus. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 60(2):223-229.

Van Cleave, H.J. 1937. Studies on the life cycle of Campeloma rufum, a fresh-water snail. American Naturalist 71:167-184.

Van Cleave, H.J. 1938. Thural Dale Foster (September 27, 1897 – June 6, 1936). Nautilus 52(2):62-63.

Van Cleave, H.J. 1940. Ten years of observation on a fresh-water mussel population. Ecology 21(3):363-370.

Van Cleave, H.J. 1942. Frank Collins Baker. Science 95(2475):568.

Van Cleave, H.J. 1943. Frank Collins Baker (December 14, 1867 to May 7, 1942). Nautilus 56(3):97-99.

Van Cleave, H.J., A.G. Wright, and C.W. Nixon. 1947. Preliminary observations on reproduction in the Molluscan genus Musculium. Nautilus 61(1):6-11.

Van Cleave, H.J. 1951. The New Harmony venture and its relation to natural science. Bios 22(4):263-275.

Van Cleave, H.J. 1953. Snails and their relation to the soil. Smithsonian Report 1952:273-282 + 1 plate.