Guide to the Papers of Robert E. Bannon, circa 1930 - 1994Manuscript MS-1192

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Robert E. Bannon, circa 1930 - 1994

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1192

Collection Dates:

Circa 1930 - 1994

Size of Collection:

24 boxes (36 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Robert E. Bannon (1910-1996), optometrist and professor. Contains reprints, reports, manuals, writings, correspondence, notes and articles documenting his research in and teaching of refraction and physiological optics as related to Optometry and ophthalmology.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Robert E. Bannon contain reprints, pamphlets, journal clippings, reports, data, notes, writings, and correspondence relating to his work with and research into refraction and physiological optics as related to optometry and ophthalmology, including his work on Aniseikonia and ophthalmic instrumentation, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Course and lecture materials for the classes and seminars he taught at the Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth Eye Institute as well as at other institutions are also included.

Biography

Robert E. Bannon was born on February 27, 1910, in Schenectady, NY. He received his B.S. from Columbia University in 1934. He started at Dartmouth Medical School in 1935, as a research fellow, before being promoted to instructor and assistant professor of Physiological Optics at the Dartmouth Eye Institute in 1945, a position he held until 1947. In 1951, he began his consulting career with the American Optical Company where he served as the resident optician and as an advisor on development and research. Among the many products Dr. Bannon consulted on were Reichert- Jung's original Non-Contact Tonometer and refractometer. He published extensively in scientific journals and wrote several clinical manuals. He continued to lecture at a variety of institutions before retiring in 1975. Dr. Bannon died on Sept. 17, 1996

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1930s-1970s

Contains reprints, pamphlets, booklets, articles and journal clippings of eye-related research material in alphabetical order, A-B

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 2, Dates: 1930s-1970s

Contains reprints, pamphlets, booklets, articles and journal clippings of eye-related research material in alphabetical order, C-F

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 3, Dates: 1930s-1970s

Contains reprints, pamphlets, booklets, articles and journal clippings of eye-related research material in alphabetical order, F-H

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 4, Dates: 1930s-1970s

Contains reprints, pamphlets, booklets, articles and journal clippings of eye-related research material in alphabetical order, H-K as well as research notes

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 5, Dates: 1930s-1970s

Contains reprints, pamphlets, booklets, articles and journal clippings of eye-related research material in alphabetical order, L-N

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 6, Dates: 1930s-1970s

Contains reprints, pamphlets, booklets, articles and journal clippings of eye-related research material in alphabetical order, O-R

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 7, Dates: 1930s-1970s

Contains reprints, pamphlets, booklets, articles and journal clippings of eye-related research material in alphabetical order, S-V

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 8, Dates: 1930s-1970s

Contains reprints, pamphlets, booklets, articles and journal clippings of eye-related research material in alphabetical order, W-Z, as well as instruction manuals for ophthalmological equipment

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 9, Dates: 1960s-1980s

Contains pamphlets, booklets, articles, reports and manuals for ophthalmological instruments, contact lenses and glasses as well as writings and notes by Bannon

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 10, Dates: 1950s-1980s

Contains lecture and class materials for course taught at American Academy of Ophthalmology including typescript articles by Bannon; legal and patent records for ophthalmological instruments

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Box: 11, Dates: 1950s-1980s

Contains notes, correspondence, manuals and writings on scientific studies, projects and lectures related to ophthalmological instruments and glasses

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 12, Dates: 1934-1980s

Contains note, reports, manuals and writings for lectures and courses in Ophthalmology including state board study notes and materials related to Bannon's academic studies

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 13, Dates: 1960s-1980s

Contains optometrical equipment instruction manuals, notes and drafts of papers on various optometrical topics, and a visual acuity eye exam chart.

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 14, Dates: 1970s-1991

Contains course notes and materials, reprints and correspondence related to classes taught by Bannon and various optometrical topics

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 15, Dates: 1970s-1980s

Contains "Accommodation Study" reprints, data, and notes as well as reprints, notes and writings on a variety of optometrical topics; "Aniseikocnic Forum" address file

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 16, Dates: 1960s-1980s

Contains correspondence, reports, writings and notes for conferences, optometrical associations and courses including the New England College of Optometry as well as miscellaneous correspondence

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 17, Dates: 1950s-1980s

Contains reprints, articles, notes, reports and registration certificates related to Bannon's membership in various associations and his teaching as well as a variety of ophthalmological topics

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 18, Dates: 1940s

Contains writings, notes and research materials related to ophthalmological topics and the Dartmouth Eye Institute including information of its closing in 1947

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 19, Dates: 1940s-1980s

Contains printed and typescript copies of papers published by Bannon on Aniseikonia as well as a directory of Aniseikocnic practitioners

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 20, Dates: 1940s-1980s

Contains notes, correspondence, reprints and manuals related to Aniseikonia

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 21, Dates: 1950s-1993

Contains reports, data, reprints, notes and writings on various ophthalmological topics, conferences and seminars

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 22, Dates: 1940s-1994

Contains reprints, writings and notes by Bannon, articles, reports and date related to a variety of ophthalmological topics and instruments as well as two vectographs

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  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 23, Dates: 1942-1980s

Contains research data from Bannon's patients including his Aniseikocnic patients (1942-1946)

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Box: 24, Dates: 1940s

Contains research data and analysis for the Cyclopedic Study and Dr. Bannon's resumes

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