Arnold B. Grobman Papers,
circa 1938-1991

Collection ID:
circa 1938-1991
Physical Description:
4.5 linear meters.
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers document the professional career of Arnold B. Grobman. Included are correspondence with colleagues on scientific topics, professional societies business, and files documenting his activities on numerous boards and committees. As a general rule, his files as an academic administrator are not in these papers, nor are some files from offices held in professional societies. For instance, his files as Chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis have remained at the University. His files as Secretary of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists are in the society's records housed in the Smithsonian Archives.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Arnold B. Grobman (1918- ) was educated in the public schools of Newark, New Jersey, the University of Michigan (B.S., Zoology, 1939), and the University of Rochester (M.S., Zoology, 1941; Ph.D., Zoology, 1943). He stayed at Rochester as an Instructor in the Department of Zoology, 1943-1944, and as a Research Associate on the Manhattan Project, 1944-1946, before moving to the University of Florida in 1946. He stayed at the University of Florida until 1959, serving as Assistant Professor, and later Associate Professor of Biology, 1950-1952, and as Director of the Florida State Museum from 1952 to 1959. From 1959 to 1965 he was Director of the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study at the University of Colorado. In 1965 he moved to Rutgers University, where he served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1965-1967, and Dean of Rutgers College, 1967-1972. From 1972 to 1974 he was Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the Chicago Circle campus of the University of Illinois, and Special Assistant to the President from 1974 to 1975. From 1975 to 1985 he was Chancellor and Professor of Biology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He was named Chancellor Emeritus and Research Professor in 1986. He retired from the professorship in 1988, but remains Chancellor Emeritus. Grobman's main scientific contributions have been in herpetology, but he has also published extensively on science education and academic administration. Grobman has held office in many professional organizations, including the American Association of Museums, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (Secretary, 1952-1957, and President, 1964).

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Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7389, Grobman, Arnold B,(Arnold Brams),1918-, Arnold B. Grobman Papers

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