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Harvey A. Bender Collection

Identifier: HAB

Scope and Content

Offprints of articles on genetics or other biological topics; files supporting teaching and research; many certificates and awards; floppy disks and CD-R disks containing data representing the works of Prof. Bender; photographs, many of them used in teaching; and Objects related to his teaching, research interests, and personal life.


  • Creation: 1963-2006.


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Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and Adjunct Professor of Medical Genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Born on June 5, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio; married Eileen A. Teper; received his undergraduate training at Case Western Reserve University, majoring in Chemistry and English. Bender studied Developmental Genetics at Northwestern University (M.S. and Ph.D. degrees). He served as a U.S. Public Health Fellow in Genetics at the University of California (Berkeley), was a postdoctoral Gosney Fellow at the California Institute of Technology and a Visiting Professor at Yale University Schools of Medicine and Law. His research activities involved the Epidemiology of Human Genetic Disease and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. He was a Carnegie Scholar, Carnegie Foundation, 2001; a Kaneb Teaching Fellow, University of Notre Dame, 2003; and a winner of the Distinguished Hoosier Award. He was an active member of many organizations, including:

  1. American Association for the Advancement of Science
  2. American Association of University Professors,
  3. American Association on Mental Deficiency,
  4. American Board of Medical Genetics (Diplomat),
  5. American College of Medical Genetics
  6. American Institute of Biological Scientists,
  7. American Society of Human Genetics,
  8. Cancer Genetics and Risk Assessment Center, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend
  9. Genetics Society of America,
  10. Indiana Academy of Science,
  11. Indiana State Department of Health,
  12. Indiana University School of Medicine
  13. Memorial Hospital of South Bend
  14. Notre Dame's John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values
  15. Radiation Research Society,
  16. Regional Genetics Center at the South Bend Memorial Hospital,
  17. Sigma Xi
  18. Society for Developmental Biology
  19. Society for Values in Higher Education
  20. Temple Beth-El of South Bend


5 linear feet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Leslie Bender, daughter of Harvey A. Bender

Harvey A. Bender Collection
University of Notre Dame Archives
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Archives Repository

607 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame Indiana 46556 United States
(574) 631-6448