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.
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.
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