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Kenneth D. Roeder Papers

Call Number: MS151

Scope and Contents

This collection contains approximately 30 magnetic tapes, the contents of which are unknown, but they are likely data tapes created during Roeder's research; reports; photographs; biographical and adminsitrative material about Roeder.


  • Creation: 1957 -- 1983


Language of Materials



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Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Kenneth David Roeder (1908-1979) was a professor of biology at Tufts University from 1931 to 1976.

Roeder was born March 8, 1908 in Richmond, England. He received a bachelor's degree in 1929 and a master's degree in 1933, both from St. John's College, Cambridge University. After a brief teaching assistantship at the University of Toronto, Roeder came to Tufts in 1931. He became professor of physiology, and he chaired the Biology Department from 1959-1964 Roeder received a National Institutes of Health Career Award from 1964-1975. He became a professor emeritus in 1976.

Roeder's work focused on insect physiology and animal behavior. He served on the presidential commission investigating the use of DDT. His awards include an honorary degree from Tufts University, election to the American Academy of Sciences (1946), and election to the National Academy of Sciences (1964). He was an honorary fellow of the Royal Entomological Society and a member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina.

In 1931, Roeder married Sonja von Cancrin. They had two children, Peter and Stephanie. He died on September 28, 1979.


4.6 Linear Feet (3 record cartons, 2 letter size document boxes )

4 Digital Object(s)

2.4 Megabytes


This collection is not processed.

Custodial History

Received by DCA from Francie Chew, Professor of Biology. Three folders from the Vertical Files were added to 39090014018424g on 1/20/09.

Processing status

This collection is minimally processed and may not be available for research.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States