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Guide to the Anton Heyn Papers, RG 104


Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: September 2003

Date Span:
1992

Size:
0.1 cubic feet; 18 items.

Number of Boxes:
1 file folder.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Anton Nicholaas Heyn was born on January 25, 1906 in Delft, Netherlands. He attended Utrect University from 1925 to 1931, where received his Bachelor of Science (1926), Master of Science (1929), and Ph.D. (1931) in Biology. Between 1937 and 1948, Heyn worked for the Dutch government in Batavia, Java, Indonesia building research laboratories. During the Second World War he served as a Captain in the Queen's Reserve and fought in the Dutch East Indies against the Japanese. He came to the United States in the later part of 1948 and was hired as the Head of Plant Research at Clemson University. He held that position until 1960 when he was appointed as Professor of Microbiology Biology at Auburn University. Three years later he took a similar position at Louisiana State University, where he remained until his retirement in 1976. He was the author of over 80 publications and member of several significant biological and chemistry academies and societies. Anton Heyn died at the age of 86 in New Orleans.

Scope and Content:
Contains correspondence between Frances Heyn, widow of Anton Heyn, and Fred Edmiston, librarian at Auburn University, regarding materials donated from Anton Heyn's library. Includes biographical information and audio tape of his funeral services.


Item list:
Box 1

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