Robert Folke Lundin received a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, United States. Lundin then continued to the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois, United States researching ostracods for his Masters of Science which he received in 1961 with a thesis entitled “Morphology and Ontogeny of Phanassymetria Roth from the Haragan Formation (Devonian) of Oklahoma”. He then expanded that research while still at the University of Illinois to complete his Ph.D. in 1962 with a dissertation entitled “Ostracodes From the Henryhouse Formation (Silurian) of Oklahoma” which was later published (in 1965) as an Oklahoma Geological Survey Bulletin.
In 1962, Dr. Lundin became a professor of geology at Arizona State University, Arizona, United States. Lundin retired from Arizona State University in the mid-1990s.
In order to help preserve his specimens and types, Dr. Lundin donated some of his micropaleontological collection to the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History where it is curated and housed in the L. R. Wilson Paleobotany and Micropaleontology Collection.
In an effort to make Lundin’s micropaleontological collections more accessible and maintain their relevancy we are making what is known about Lundin’s legacy and collection available on the web and asking that anyone who has additional information about Lundin himself, his collections, his research, or his former students and collaborators add it in our Collection Forum or contact us to help preserve his legacy.