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Dexter M. Easton Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2010-1209

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence with family, friends, students, and colleagues; lab notes covering over fifty years of ongoing research; manuscripts of papers and book, both published and unpublished; teaching materials including lecture notes and slides; conference posters; and personal documents recording his youth and private life. Most of the materials are printed or hand-written papers, along with a small number of scientific photographs and slides.

Examples of topics covered in his professional work include: a) Gating charge voltage dependence on holding potential, predicted by expo-exponential model b) Na+ permeability change predicted proportional to gating current c) X-ray survival as Gompertz growth in number killed d) Muscle chamber with strain gauge adapted for isotonic/isometric recording e) Macroscopic INa changes in proportion to fast and slow components of gating current in squid axon


  • Created: 1945-2010
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/09/2010


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for this collection cannot be determined. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of University Libraries. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


202.00 boxes

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Documents pertaining to FSU biology professor Dr. Dexter M. Easton's professional and personal life, from his childhood in the 1930s through his death in 2010. Includes documents pertaining to his education, his scientific research, and his work as a university professor.

Custodial History

Transferred from Dexter Easton's home to Special Collections on December 9-10, 2010.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Matthew Easton, son of Dexter Easton.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from Dexter Easton's home to Special Collections on December 9-10, 2010.

Dexter M. Easton Papers
Robert Rubero, KimBoo York, Lauren Turner, Josh Bolick, Deirdre Kilduf
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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