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UMASS Amherst starts history of protistology collection

By Michael Dolan, for the Stentor
Aug 29, 2007, 13:17
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The Special Collections department of the W.E.B. DuBois Library at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst has created a program to collect the personal papers of protistologists. The collection can be accessed at http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/umarmot/?page_id=681.

Modeled on the Bentley Glass collection of geneticistsí papers at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, the UMASS collection aims to be the premiere repository of the historical record of protozoology and protistology of the 20th century. The program will be organized by Special Collections head Dr. Robert Cox, who came to UMASS from the American Philosophical Society, and Prof. Michael Dolan of the UMASS Geosciences Department.

The organizers would like to collect correspondence, notebooks, field notes, manuscripts, reports as well as photographs, micrographs, films and videos from investigators in the field of protistology. Also sought are microscope slide specimens, TEM blocks and other research collection materials. These specimens will be given to a suitable museum or museums to be determined. All donations will be tax-deductible. The first donation to the collection is the papers of Prof. John A. Kloetzel of the University of Maryland at Baltimore County.

To learn more about the collection program, please contact Michael Dolan at 413-545-3244 or mdolan@geo.umass.edu.

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