Rita Colwell is a scientific administrator and environmental microbiologist. Most
notably, she has served as the Director of the United States National Science Foundation,
President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, President of
the American Society for Microbiology, and as President of the American Institute
of Biological Science. Colwell has also taught as a professor at the University of
Maryland, College Park and at Johns Hopkins University and was a founding administrator
at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute in Baltimore, MD. She has authored
numerous books and publications, and also won many awards for her work and research.
In 2007, Special Collections received from the American Society for Microbiology all
of Colwell's materials not relating to her activities with the ASM. Colwell has requested
that materials relating to the National Science Foundation be transferred to the Library
of Congress when processed.
Rita Colwell papers, Center for the History of Microbiology, American Society for
Microbiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).
Collection unprocessed. An inventory of the original donation is available.
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Colwell, Rita R., 1934-
Colwell, Rita R., 1934- -- Archives
Maryland Biotechnology Institute
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
University of Maryland at College Park -- Faculty
University of Maryland, College Park -- Faculty