Dr. Lewis Eugene Cronin (1917-1998) was a zoologist and estuarine researcher who specialized in the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Cronin received his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Maryland, writing a dissertation on the biology of the blue crab. Dr. Cronin served as a professor at the University of Delaware from 1950-1955 and as a Research Professor and Director, Natural Resources Institute at the University of Maryland. From 1977 to 1984 Dr. Cronin served as Director of the Chesapeake Research Consortium. In addition to his duties with Chesapeake Bay research organizations Dr. Cronin worked for the Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research and served as a consultant for various government agencies in and around both Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Cronin was active with the Sierra Club of Maryland and other local environmental organizations. Dr. Cronin maintained active correspondence with environmental and estuarine research groups throughout the United States, as well as groups in Canada and Europe. This collection includes materials related to Dr. Cronin's M.S. and Ph. D. theses, lecture notes, correspondence, consulting work, academic and popular publications, committee activities, and travel. Materials are primarily in English, with a small number related to a June, 1989 trip to Portugal in Portuguese. Multimedia items include projection slides, dry-mount microscope slides, photographs, maps and charts, one VHS tape (runtime 5.00 minutes) and one Hi-8 video tape (runtime unknown).
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The L. Eugene Cronin papers cover the period from 1925-2000. The collection consists of materials related to Dr. Cronin's M.S. and Ph. D. theses, lecture notes, correspondence, consulting work, academic and popular publications, committee activities, and travel. Multimedia items include projection slides, dry-mount microscope slides, photographs, maps and charts, one VHS tape (runtime 5.00 minutes) and one Hi-8 video tape.
This collection was donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by Carol Cronin and Kathy Heil in 2008.