US TxAM-C 1387
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Lawrence S. Dillon Collection
- 1952-1974 (Creation)
Name of creator
Lawrence S. Dillon was born in Reading, PA in 1910. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Pittsburgh in 1933. For a time, Lawrence S. Dillon worked as a zoologist at the Reading Museum in Reading, PA. Lawrence S. Dillon then married in January 1932 and had a daughter. He became a Biology instructor at Texas A&M in 1948 and pursued his master’s and PhD at Texas A&M while teaching undergraduate biology. His Biological career focused on Progressive Evolution Theory. He published numerous articles related to his field and received numerous awards during his lifetime in Biological Science. He was elected Fellow member in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AIBS, and Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. He taught at Texas A&M from 1948 until his retirement in 1976.
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Scope and content
This collection includes correspondence, publications, and class notes related to or written by Biology Professor Lawrence S. Dillon. The items in the collection span Lawrence S. Dillon's works from 1946 to 1975. The collection includes class syllabi taught by Dillon, publications, AIBS directory, and conference schedules. Other items include journal articles and publications written by Dillon and his colleagues on topics pertaining to zoology, evolution, and geological events.
System of arrangement
The collection is organized into the following four series:
Series 1, Correspondence. 1952-1965
Series 2, Classwork, Conferences, and Achievements. 1951-1957; Undated
Series 3, Publications. 1943-1975
Series 4, Additional Publications. 1957-1973
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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Acquisition and appraisal elements
Items donated by Lawrence S. Dillon and partially processed by Charles R. Schultz by correspondence type in 1975 at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. The collection is further processed in 2016 by Jenny Reibenspies into series based on material type.
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Finding Aid Authors: Jenny Reibenspies.