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Inventory of the Robert E. Stowell Papers
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  • Creator: Stowell, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1914-
    Title: Robert E. Stowell Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1928-2011
    Extent: 22.8 linear feet
    Abstract: Robert E. Stowell (1914-2011) served as Scientific Director of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (1959-1967) and founding Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. His Papers contain biographical materials, his writings and correspondence, as well as his slide collection which documents his travels around the world. Also included are files related to organizations that he was affiliated with including: Universities Associated for Research and Education in Pathology (UAREP), Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) and American Registry of Pathology (ARP).
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-452
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Robert Eugene Stowell was born on December 25, 1914 in Cashmere, Washington. He received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1936, an M.D. from Stanford Medical School in 1941, and a PhD in Pathology from Washington University in 1944. After medical school, Stowell worked as a research assistant at the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri and then as Assistant Professor of Pathology at Washington University. He spent 1946-1947 as an Advanced Medical Fellow of the Commonwealth Fund at the Institute for Cell Research in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1948, he was appointed Chairman of the Department of Oncology at the University of Kansas and in 1951 he was made Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Oncology.
    Stowell served as Scientific Director at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology from 1959-1967. In 1967, he came to the University of California, Davis (UCD) as the founding Chair of the Department of Pathology at the School of Medicine. He served as chair until June 1969, when he became Director of the UCD Primate Center. He returned to the Pathology Department in 1971 and retired in 1982.
    Stowell passed away on November 20, 2011.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains biographical materials, Stowell's writings and correspondence, as well as his slide collection which documents his travels around the world. Also included are files related to organizations that he was affiliated with including: Universities Associated for Research and Education in Pathology (UAREP), Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), and American Registry of Pathology (ARP).

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in 11 series: 1. Biographical Materials, 2. Writings, 3. Correspondence, 4. Research Materials, 5. Universities Associated for Research and Education in Pathology (UAREP), 6. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) and American Registry of Pathology (ARP), 7. Conferences and Travel, 8. UC Davis, 9. Photographs, 10. Audiovisual Materials, 11. Memorabilia.

    Related Materials

    Special Collections also holds two oral history interviews of Stowell. The first interview was conducted in 1995 by Joann Leach Larkey for the project to mark the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the School of Medicine titled, Chairmen of the Department of Medical Pathology, University of California, Davis, 1967-1996. The second interview was conducted by the UC Davis Emeriti Association in 2002.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Stowell, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1914---Archives.
    University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
    University of California, Davis. School of Medicine. Dept. of Pathology
    Universities Associated for Research and Education in Pathology
    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (U.S.)
    California National Primate Research Center

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara was assisted by student employee Michelle Xie in the processing of this collection. This finding aid, which was created in part from lists that were provided by Susan Stowell at the time of donation, was updated in 2013 to reflect additions to the collection.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Professor Stowell.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert E. Stowell Papers, D-452, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.