University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of Otto Egon Lowenstein

Scope and Content

Notes on early experiments, 1930s-1940s; personal correspondence on academic matters including papers relating to his appointments at Glasgow and Birmingham Universities, 1930s-1980s; scripts for television programme Physiology, your living body , 1968 publications and offprints; slides.

Administrative / Biographical History

Otto Egon Lowenstein, b 1906, was Mason Professor of Zoology and Comparative Physiology, at the University of Birmingham, 1952-1974.

Reference: Deposit information.

For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History ( The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000 ).

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in 1999

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Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

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