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College of Biological Sciences records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ua2003-0040

Scope and Content

The collection contains the administrative paperwork of the College of Biological Sciences (CBS). Papers include correspondence of the Dean (1965-1972, 1983) and Assistant Dean (1968-1971), CBS long range plans, budgets, policy statements and reorganization documents of the College.


  • Creation: 1961-1998


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the College of Biological Sciences collection should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Historical Note

The College of Biological Sciences (CBS) was created in 1965 to combine the departments of zoology, botany, agricultural biochemistry, genetics and two external field stations of the University - Cedar Creek Natural History Area and the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories. CBS contains two of the oldest departments on campus, botany and zoology, which were named in the territorial legislation that created the University. The College currently includes the departments of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics; Ecology, Evolution and Behavior; Genetics, Cell Biology and Development; Plant Biology and the general biology program at the University of Minnesota.


2.5 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)


Collection contains the papers of the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota.

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with detailed contents is available in University Archives.

Source of acquisition

This collection was removed from the Department of Botany papers, which were deposited in University Archives on October 24, 2003.

Related Materials in University of Minnesota Archives

University of Minnesota. Cedar Creek Field Biological Program papers

University of Minnesota. Dept. of Biochemistry papers

University of Minnesota. Dept. of Botany papers

University of Minnesota. Dept. of Ecology and Behavioral Biology papers

University of Minnesota. Itasca Biology Station papers

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

College of Biological Sciences records
Karen Spilman
February 2005
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