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Collection R.D. Allen film and videotape collection
Call Number Coll017
Creator Allen, Robert Day
Finding Aids Inventory available
Digital Link Finding aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll017.php
Date 1955-1986
Description 39 boxes (50 linear feet)
Scope & Content Contains films and video recordings from R.D. Allen's research library. Includes footage provided by other scientisits regarding their research as well as films made by Allen. Includes 100 16mm films, approximately 500 16mm films, 438 3/4" videocassettes.
Language English (eng)
Admin/Biographical History R.D. "Bob" Allen (1927-1986) was a professor of biology at Dartmouth College, the founder of the journal "Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton" (renamed "Cytoskeleton" in 2010), and leader in the field of cell motility, cytomechanics, and the developing use of video microscopy and optics in scientific research. Allen died in his home in New Hampshire, March 23, 1986, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Arrangement By format, then either by date/author or topic.
Access Conditions No restrictions.
Copyrights Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Rights are maintained by UMBC.
Citation R.D. Allen film and videotape collection, Center for Biological Sciences Archives, Collection 17, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).
Provenance and Aquisition Information Originally located at Dartmouth University, the collection was donated to the American Society of Cell Biology in 1999; they immediately donated the holdings to UMBC.
Processing Information Collection unprocessed.
Archivist Loeper, Lindsey
Format audiovisual materials
People Allen, Robert Day;
American Society for Cell Biology;
Dartmouth College;
Subjects American Society for Cell Biology;
Biology;
Dartmouth College;
Allen, Robert Day -- Archives;
Cells -- Motility;
Microscopy;
Cell Motility and the Cytoskeleton;
Year Range from 1955
Year Range to 1986