Preliminary Guide to the Arthur L. Cohen Papers
MS.2008.32

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Cohen, Arthur L., 1916-1999
Title
Arthur L. Cohen Papers
ID
MS.2008.32
Date [inclusive]
1872-1990
Extent
2.0 Linear feet 2 records cartons.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use: 2-4-19-6)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English and German.

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Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Arthur L. Cohen (1916-1999), was a Professor in the Department of Botany and Biological Sciences at Washington State University from 1962 to 1999, and served as the founding Director of the Electron Microscope Center at WSU from 1962 to 1979. Dr. Cohen received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stanford University in 1937, his Master of Science in Botany from Harvard University in 1939, and his Ph.D. in Botany from Harvard University in 1940. He served as a Guggenheim Fellow at the Technical University in Delft, Holland. While a professor at WSU, Dr. Cohen served as a Visiting Professor of Research in Cytochemistry at Yale University and Yale Medical School, and was also Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Sri Lanka. He authored over fifty scientific publications and pioneered preparation techniques for scanning electron microscopy and critical point dying.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains professional papers of Dr. Arthur L. Cohen. It includes his research notes and publications on plant DNA and coding, growth hormones in wheat, cryobiology, protoplasmic streaming, radiomimetic effects, photosynthetic bacteria, autotrophic bacteria, mathematical relationships in electron optics, scanning electron microscopy, permeability of osmotic effects, and critical point dying. The collection also contains professional incoming and outgoing correspondence from 1986 to 1990, Cohen's curriculum vitae from 1970, copies of his grant proposals and applications, and lecture materials.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It has not yet been arranged.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Julia Cohen to the Washington State University Libraries in 2008 (MS 2008-32).

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Cohen, Arthur L., 1916-1999

Subject(s)

  • Botany
  • Electron microscopy
  • Scientists--Washington (State)--Archives

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