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Biochemistry and Biophysics Department Records, 1942-1987

OSU College of Science department chairmen, June 1976. Robert W. Newburgh, the first chair of Biochemistry and Biophysics, stands back row, fourth from left.

Information and Credits

RG 178

The Biochemistry and Biophysics Department Records document research in biochemistry conducted at Oregon State University, graduate programs, the administration of the department, and the activities of faculty, especially Vernon H. Cheldelin and Robert W. Newburgh. The Biochemistry and Biophysics Department was established in 1967, but major research programs in biochemical research began in the early 1950s through the Science Research Institute.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


1.3 cubic feet, including 20 photographs; 2 boxes; 5 microfilm reels


The records are arranged in 2 subgroups: 1. Departmental Files, 1958-1987 and 2. Faculty Files, 1942-1967. Subgroup 1 (Departmental Files) consists of 5 series: I. Research Grants and Awards, 1958-1967; II. Accounting Records, 1960-1966; III. Publications, 1969; IV. Subject Files, 1963-1987; and V. Photographs, circa 1960-1975. Subgroup 2 (Faculty Files) is comprised of 2 series: I. Vernon H. Cheldelin, 1942-1967 and II. Robert W. Newburgh, 1954-1966.

Related Papers

Additional materials pertaining to biochemistry research and graduate programs at Oregon State are part of the Science Research Institute (RG 014), Chemistry Department (RG 098), and Agricultural Chemistry Department (RG 081) Records. The Archives holdings also include the papers of biochemists Joseph H. Butts and Robert W. Newburgh. The papers of Christopher Mathews, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Department Chair from 1978 until 2002, are available in the OSU Libraries' Special Collections.

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