Finding Aid for the Bennet Mills Allen Papers, 1924-1972

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Finding Aid for the Bennet Mills Allen Papers, 1924-1972

Collection number: 1432

UCLA Library Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, October 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bennet Mills Allen Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1924-1972
Collection number: 1432
Creator: Allen, Bennet Mills, b. 1877
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Bennet Mills Allen (1887-1963) was a professor of zoology at the University of Kansas (1913) and the Southern Branch of the University of California (1922). The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, and photos related to Allen's career as a researcher and professor of Zoology, and a manuscript titled, The Bennet family.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bennet Mills Allen Papers (Collection 1432). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462175 

Biography

Allen was born in Green Castle, Indiana, July 4, 1887; attended De Paul University, and received his PhD from the University of Chicago (1903); he taught Anatomy and Zoology at the University of Wisconsin; became professor of zoology at the University of Kansas, 1913; joined the Southern Branch of the University of California, 1922, and became a professor, and eventually the first chairman, in the department of Zoology; he was part of a small group initiating research on the emerging field of neuroendocrinology; as professor emeritus he pursued research in the UCLA Atomic Energy Project and in 1957, his eightieth birthday, he was awarded an honorary LLD by UCLA; died in 1963 in Los Angeles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, and photos related to Allen's career as a researcher and professor of Zoology. Also includes a bound volume of articles written by Allen and a manuscript titled, The Bennet family.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Allen, Bennet Mills, b. 1877--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Zoology--Faculty--Archival resources.
Zoologists--United States--Archival resources.

Related Material

The memoirs of Bennet Mills Allen [oral history transcript] / Bennet Mills Allen, interviewee. UCLA Oral History Department interview, 1962. Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

Container List

 

Papers, 1924-1972

Creator/Collector: Allen, Bennet Mills, b. 1877
Physical Description: (3 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 package)