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Guide to the Asa Crawford Chandler papers, 1914-1958 MS 337
Biologist Dr. Asa Crawford Chandler (1891-1958) earned his BA from Cornell University, and both is MS and PhD from the University of California. Chandler was known for the biology textbook that he authored (Introduction to Parasitology with Special Reference to the Parasites of Man, 1955) that was used by many universities and medical schools. He was appointed instructor of biology at Rice Insitute where he stayed until 1924. From 1924 to 1927 he served as research director of the Hookworm Research Laboratory at the British School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Calcutta, India. When he returned to the United States, he was appointed professor of biology at Rice Institute. From 1942 to 1947, he was special consultant to the United States Public Health Service on Malaria Control in War Areas. In 1952, he was appointed to the advisory panel on parasitic diseases at the World Health Organization.
Chandler was also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, vice president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1938), and president of the American Society of Parasitologists (1950). He was a member of the American Academy of Tropical Medicine, the American Microscopical Society, the American Society of Naturalists, and Sigma Xi. In addition to his widely used textbook he authored several other works, including Anthelmintics and Their Uses (with R. N. Chopra, 1928), Hookworm Disease (1929), and The Eater's Digest, a treatise on diet (1941).
Chandler married Belle Clarke on June 1, 1914, and they had three daughters.
Excerpted from: Handbook of Texas Online
This collection contains the papers and miscellaneous materials of Asa Crawford Chandler, profesor of Biology at Rice from 1927 until his death in 1958. Chandler's career was one of high attainment in scientific research, effective teaching and continuous public service. The collection includes lecture notes, course notes, correspondence, journals, and photos.
Conditions Governing Access note
This material is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use note
Permission to publish material from the Asa Crawford Chandler papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.
Asa Crawford Chandler papers, 1914-1958, MS 337, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
This collection was a gift from Mrs. Asa Chandler and Dr. Stewart (biology department) and was received by Fondren in 1968 and 1974.