The Jerry D. Hendricks Papers document the research conducted by Hendricks using rainbow trout and zebrafish as models for cancer prevention. The Papers consist primarily of research project records including research protocols and data. Hendricks' research focused on dietary cancer prevention agents and the mechanism whereby chlorophylls (specifically chlorophyliin) and indoles inhibit the carninogens Aflatoxin B1 and Dibenzo(a,1,)pyrene (DBP). The project records were originally housed in 3-ring binder notebooks. They have been removed from the binders, placed in folders, and arranged in approximate chronological order by year. Most of the projects were designated with an alphanumeric identifier; these identifiers and the project titles are availablee on the preliminary container list for the collection.
The papers also include photographs depicting research specimens examined by Hendricks and other OSU researchers. Images of an unidentified researcher (perhaps Russell O. Sinnhuber) and fish experiments at the Food Toxicology and Nutrition Laboratory are included. Sinnhuber was a Professor of Food Science and Technology at Oregon State and established the research program using trout to study human health. The Sinnhuber Aquatic Research Laboratory is named in his honor.
Reprints of research articles written by Hendricks, George Bailey, and other OSU researchers are part of the collection as well as reference materials on fish tumor pathology research published by other scientists.