Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Biochemistry and Biophysics Department Records, 1942-1987

Scope and Content Note

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 collection includes substantive documentation of biochemical research conducted at Oregon State through the Science Research Institute prior to formal establishment of the department in 1967. The bulk of the collection is comprised of materials generated or assembled in the 1960s and 1970s.

The records include grant proposals and accounting records, correspondence, reports and publications, and photographs. Many of the grant proposals include detailed biographical information and lists of publications for faculty. The photographs consist of several portrait images of Vernon H. Cheldelin as well as photographs of him in his laboratory and office. Of special note in Subgroup 2 are materials documenting Vernon Cheldelin's participation in a 1959 curriculum study of Portland (Or.) High Schools.

The numbers that precede titles in the detailed description of the collection are the folder numbers as they appear on the microfilm or item numbers of photographs.

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