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Donald G. Lundgren Papers

An inventory of his papers at the Syracuse University Archives


Creator: Lundgren, Donald G. (Donald George), 1924-1985.
Title: Donald G. Lundgren Papers
Dates: 1954-1985
Size: 7 boxes (6.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The Donald G. Lundgren Papers contain materials related to his time as a professor in the Department of Biology at Syracuse University.
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010


Photograph of Donald G. Lundgren

Donald George Lundgren was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on August 29, 1924. From 1942 to 1946, Lundgren served as a member of the Marine Corps, fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. In 1949, he graduated with his bachelor's degree from Saint Anselm College (New Hampshire), which was followed quickly by the acquisition of his master's degree in biology from John B. Stetson University (Florida) in 1950. Lundgren was hired by Syracuse University's biology department in 1952, and he consequently received his doctorate in microbiology from the University in 1954. Lundgren specialized in bacteriology and had a special interest in iron oxidizers. He was tenured in 1961 and promoted to the position of full professor in 1965. In 1970, he was named the chair of the Department of Biology, a position he held for many years.

During his time at the University, Lundgren was a member of the University Senate, the Biotechnology Committee, and the Life Safety Committee. He also held a number of professional memberships with organizations such as the American Society of Microbiologists, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Association of University Professors. Lundgren traveled nationally and internationally to discuss his field of study, contributing greatly to the discourse. His travels took him to countries like Germany, Italy, India, and Japan.

Donald Lundgren died on August 15, 1985 in Manlius, New York.

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Scope and Content Note

The Donald G. Lundgren Papers consist of materials related to his time as a professor in the Department of Biology at Syracuse University. The collection is divided into seven series:

The Committees and Organizations series contains materials from the various organizations of which Lundgren was a part or with which he worked closely.

The Conferences and Symposia series comprises materials from professional functions that Lundgren attended throughout the course of his career.

The Correspondence series contains letters and memoranda exchanged between Lundgren and colleagues or friends.

The Grants and Proposals series contains proposals for research filed by Lundgren and subsequent grant information.

The Publications series comprises Lundgren's published academic work.

The Research series contains information in relation to the research Lundgren conducted throughout his time at the University.

The Teaching Materials series comprises materials related to the various classes taught by Lundgren.

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Access Restrictions

Please note that the collection is housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have the materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Administrative files from Lundgren's time as chair of the department were removed and placed in the Department of Biology Collection.

More information on Donald G. Lundgren can be found in the portrait and clippings files in the Syracuse University Archives.

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Selected Search Terms


Lundgren, Donald G. (Donald George), 1924-1985.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


College teachers.
Higher education.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Donald G. Lundgren Papers,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Donald G. Lundgren Papers were gifted to the Syracuse University Archives by the Department of Biology in 1986.

Processing Information

The Donald G. Lundgren Papers were arranged into series and rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Erin Carter
Date: 2015
Revision history:

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The items are arranged in alphabetical order within series.

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Committees and Organizations
Box 1 Algae and Related Problems 1967
Box 1 American Society for Microbiology, Board of Education and Training 1978-1979
Box 1 Board of Graduate Studies 1965-1968
Box 1 Chancellor's Citation Committee 1984-1985
Box 1 Department of the Interior 1976-1978
Box 1 Graduate Education Committee 1984
Institutional Bio Safety Committee
Box 1 Chairperson's Meeting 1980
Box 1 Recombinant DNA 1982
Box 1 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 1979
Box 1 Society for Industrial Microbiology 1964
Box 1 Space Committee (New Building Materials) 1968
Box 1 Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) 1984
Box 1 Upstate Freshwater Institute 1983
Box 1 UNESCO 1982 (2 folders)
Conferences and Symposia
Box 1 American Society for Microbiology 1976-1978
Box 1 Biotechnology for Mining, Metal-Refining, and Fossil Fuel Processing Industries Workshop 1985
Box 1 Bioscience Futures, Technology Directions Conference 1985
Box 1 Conference Materials, Miscellaneous 1980-1985 (2 folders)
Box 1 Conversations in the Disciplines: Microbiological Aspects of Ecology 1976
Box 1 Elisha Mitchell Centennial 1983
Box 1 Extreme Environments: Mechanisms of Microbial Adaption 1972
Box 1 Gordon Research Conference Photograph 1957
Box 1 Illinois State Academy of Science, Annual Meeting 1985
Box 1 International Congress of Microbiology 1982
Box 1 International Symposium on Biohydrometallurgy 1983-1985
Box 1 International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry 1977-1981
Box 1 International Symposium in Russia 1978
Box 1 National Science Foundation, Frontiers in Science Workshop 1985
Box 1 NEMPET 1985
Box 1 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 1978
Box 1 Soil Microcommunities 1975
Box 1 Spore Conference Paper undated
Box 2 Spore Newsletter 1962-1969
Box 2 Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry, Utah 1973
Box 2 Thermonuclear Pollution Workshop 1969
Box 2 A.D. Agate 1966-1978
Box 2 Alan R. Liss, Incorporated 1984
Box 2 Annual Review of Microbiology 1978
Box 2 Applied Science Publishers Limited 1983
Box 2 Bulgarian Delegation Visit 1984
Box 2 CRC Press, Incorporated 1978
Box 2 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1969-1984 (3 folders)
Box 2 Correspondence, Personal 1964-1970 (2 folders)
Box 2 International Exchanges 1984-1985
Box 2 Marcel Dekker, Incorporated 1969
Box 2 Metal Mining Agency of Japan 1983
Box 2 Nomura Research Institute 1984
Box 2 People-To-People International 1982
Box 2 Post-Doctorate Inquiries 1967-1970
Box 2 Stauffer Chemical Company 1983
Box 2 Union Carbide Corporation 1974
Grants and Proposals
Department of Energy
Box 2 Proposals 1982-1985 (3 folders)
Box 2 Proposal Evaluations 1982
Box 2 Department of the Interior Proposals and Reports 1969-1971 (3 folders)
Box 2 Electron Microscope Proposal and Expansion 1966-1973 (2 folders)
Box 3 Electron Microscope Proposal and Expansion 1966-1973 (2 folders)
Box 3 Environmental Protection Agency, "Inorganic Sulfur Oxidation by Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria" Report 1971
Box 3 General Electric Company Grant 1964
Box 3 National Institutes of Health Program Materials 1966-1970 (4 folders)
National Science Foundation
Box 3 Biosynthesis of Ferrobacillus Ferrooxidans 1959
Box 3 Correspondence: Arvind Agate 1984
Box 3 Equipment Proposal undated
Box 3 Grants 1960-1963
Box 3 Grant Materials 1979-1985 (3 folders)
Box 3 Proposals 1963-1976 (4 folders)
Box 3 Proposal Reviews 1964-1967
Box 3 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada 1981-1982
Box 3 Proposed Curriculum Revisions, Department of Biology 1971
Box 3 Senate Research Proposal 1983
Box 3 Articles for the Canadian Journal of Microbiology 1968-1974
Box 3 Articles for the Journal of Bacteriology 1954-1975
Box 3 "Bacterial Destruction of Sodium Nitrite in Open Cooling Water" undated
Box 3 "Biotic and Abiotic Release of Inorganic Substances that are Exploited by Bacteria" 1984
Box 3 Chapter Reprints 1963-1983
Box 3 "Iron Minerals," Biological Factors in Mineral Cycling 1976
Box 3 Journal Articles, Miscellaneous 1956-1980
Box 3 Publishing Materials 1970-1974 (2 folders)
Box 4 Asporogenic Mutants 1966
Atomic Energy Commission Program
Box 4 Correspondence 1954-1964
Box 4 Demonstration 1968-1969
Box 4 Program Materials 1957-1970 (3 folders)
Box 4 Summer Institute of Radiology 1963 (3 folders)
Bacillus Cereus
Box 4 Activity of Respiratory Enzymes undated
Box 4 Effects of Chemical and Physical Perturbations 1971
Box 4 Electron Transport 1972
Box 4 Fine Structures of Spore Septum 1966
Box 4 Growth and Sporulation 1963
Box 4 Inhibition of Spore Septum and Forespore Membranes 1965
Box 4 Kinetics of Detergent Activation 1973
Box 4 Lipid Paper 1969
Box 4 Membrane-Bound Respiratory System 1971
Box 4 Membrane Characteristics undated
Box 4 Multiple Separation 1965
Box 4 Ordered Structure in Cell Walls 1967
Box 4 Polyribosomes undated
Box 4 Sporulation 1966
Bacillus Megaterium
Box 4 Fine Structure Division 1968
Box 4 Fine Structure Changes undated
Box 4 Germination 1969
Box 4 "Biotic and Abiotic Release of Inorganic Substances that are Exploited by Bacteria" 1984
Box 4 "The Cell Envelope of an Iron-Oxidizing Bacterium" 1970
Box 4 DNA 1981
Box 4 Energy Research and Development Administration 1976
Box 4 Food and Drug Administration 1955-1957
Ferrobacillus Ferrooxidans
Box 4 Acid Production 1965
Box 4 Analytical Biochemistry 1963
Box 4 Carbon Dioxide Fixation 1964
Box 4 CO2 Assimilation and Substrate Oxidation 1967
Box 4 Energy Supply for the Chemoautotroph 1964
Box 5 Enzymatic Studies 1968
Box 5 Extracellular Complex 1968
Box 5 Inorganic Pyrophosphatase 1970
Box 5 Kinetic Studies of Iron Oxidation 1969
Box 5 The Mucopeptide of a Chemolithotrophic Bacterium 1968
Box 5 Organic Compounds 1964
Box 5 Phospholipids from the Chemoautotroph 1967
Box 5 Phospholipid Metabolism 1969
Box 5 Study of the Cell Envelope 1966
Box 5 Sulfur Oxidation 1966
Box 5 Tetrathionase 1967
Box 5 General Electric, Corporate Research and Development 1981
Box 5 Hercules Powder Company 1963-1968
Box 5 In collaboration with Robert Tuttle 1971-1979 (2 folders)
Box 5 "Macrobial Ecology of Mine Drainage" 1970
Box 5 Metal Mining Agency of Japan 1983 (2 folders)
Box 5 National Lead Company 1967
Box 5 New York State Science and Technology Foundation 1985
Box 5 Office of Naval Research, Biological Sciences Division 1985
Box 5 Biopolymers undated
Box 5 Membrane Coat 1969
Box 5 Morphology 1968
Box 5 PHB in Ferrobacillus 1968
Box 5 Polymer Papers 1964
Box 5 Population Control undated
Box 5 Radiation Research Society 1963-1964
Box 5 Research Materials, Miscellaneous 1971-1981 (4 folders)
Box 6 Research Materials, Miscellaneous 1971-1981
Box 6 Reynolds Metals Company 1985
Box 6 Solvay Project 1963
Thiobacillus Ferrooxidans
Box 6 Comparison of Ultrastructure 1970
Box 6 Glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase undated
Box 6 Heterotrophic Metabolism 1971
Box 6 Iron Oxidation 1974
Box 6 Relationship to Metabolism 1974
Box 6 Sulfide Oxidation by Spheroplasts 1977
Box 6 Sulfite Oxidase 1971
Box 6 Toxic and Immunological Differences Among Lipopolysaccharides 1973
Box 6 Utilization of Glucose undated
Teaching Materials
Box 6 BACT 501 1966-1967
Box 6 BACT 504-506 1969
Box 6 BIO 201 1978 (2 folders)
Box 6 BIO 206 1983
Box 6 BIO 409 1984
Box 6 BIO 505 1972
Box 6 Biological Research Laboratories 1963-1968
Box 6 Biology and Society 1970 (2 folders)
Box 6 Department Requirements undated
Box 6 Microbiology 352 1964
Box 6 Microbiology 548 undated
Box 6 Molecular Biology - Summer Course undated
Box 6 Qualifying Exam Materials 1965-1970 (2 folders)
Box 6 Slide Lecture Materials undated (2 folders)
Box 7 Teaching Materials, Miscellaneous undated (3 folders)
Box 7 "Why Study Iron Oxidizing Bacteria?" undated

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