Department of Biology Records
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- 1932 - 2021
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In 1952, she was succeeded by Dr. Victor Cutter Jr. who served as head of the department until 1962, when he passed away from cancer. By that time, the department of Biology had grown to twelve members, nine of who had doctorate degrees. Dr. Edmund Berkeley served as the acting head of the department from 1962-1963.
In 1963, Dr. Bruce M. Eberhart became the head of the Department of Biology. In 1965, a Master's degree in Biology was introduced and in 1973 there was a proposal for a Ph.D. program. Eberhart stepped down as head of the department in 1979 and was replaced by Dr. William K. Bates. Bates served as head of the deparment from 1979-1988. He was succeed by Robert Gatten who continued to served as the deparment head into the late 1990s.
4.38 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
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The records of the Department of Biology contains correspondence, memorandums, laboratory manuals, newsletters, proposals and annual reports which document the activities of the Department from 1932-2005.
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