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.
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.
Van Cleave, H.J., and L.G. Lederer. 1932. Studies on the life
cycle of the snail, Viviparus contectoides. Journal of
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.