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Frank Austin papers

Identifier: MS-186
The Papers of Frank E. Austin contain photographs, negatives, business correspondence, bills of sales and receipts related to "The Austin Workshop." Also contains patent applications, sketches, drawings, clippings, magazines, photographs and pamphlets related to Austin's various inventions, including the ant farm and the x-ray. Additionally, the papers contains several of Austin's short writings titled: "The Autobiography of Sir Lancelot by Himself," "Honey Bee," "Bumble Bees," "The Ants of King Solomon," "The Lazy Males of Antville," and other ant related pieces.


  • 1895 - 1940


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes)


Frank Eugene Austin (1873-1964), professor of engineering and inventor. Dartmouth College Class of 1895. The collection consists of papers relating to Austin's inventions and business, including his ant farm.

Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA