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Series I: Inventory, 1881-1944

 Series — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Manuscripts, legal records, correspondence, and clippings focus on the work of Herbert W. Conn, a professor of Biology at Wesleyan University in the late 1800s. Conn gained fame at the time for his research in dairy microbiology and his public health efforts in dairy hygiene and milk pasteurization, a controversial issue at the turn of the century. A prolific writer of science for the public, Conn’s books were read by Mark Twain and his influence on Twain’s work is not well-documented. Although he was not a member of the faculty at what was then the Connecticut Agricultural College (University of Connecticut), he was the driving force in establishing the Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station. The collection includes information on family members Julia Conn and Harold J. Conn.


  • 1881-1944


From the Collection: 0.75 Linear Feet (1 small box of textual materials (mss, legal records, correspondence, clippings))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US