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"I learned that I was in love with the whole package; whereas most professors can prosper by exhibiting excellence in one or two of the three realms of academic endeavor, [teaching, research and service] I desired full engagement with all three."

Chris Mathews, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2008

Christopher Mathews Papers, 1962-2010

Portrait of Chris Mathews, 2010.
Chris Mathews with members of his laboratory group, ca. 2008.

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MSS Mathews

Chris Mathews (b. 1937) is a distinguished biochemist with contributions to enzymology and virology. Through professorships at Yale University, the University of Arizona, and Oregon State University, he has received significant recognition as a researcher, administrator, and educator. As the author of four books and nearly 150 research articles, director of 35 Ph.D. theses, and recipient of several major awards in the field of biochemistry, Mathews is a valued member of the international scientific community. Mathews' papers include professional correspondence from 1962-2010 regarding research, publications, and professorial duties, and include institutional records of historical interest from his long-term tenure as chairman of the OSU Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

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Content Description


6 linear feet; 14 boxes, including 36 3.5" floppy disks; 154 megabytes born digital


The Christopher Mathews Papers are arranged by medium, subject, and chronology.

Related Papers

An oral history interview conducted in 2011 with Christopher Mathews is available in the History of Science Oral History Collection (OH 17).

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