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Guide to the Leon O. Jacobson Papers circa 1880s-2001

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Jacobson, Leon O. Papers

Dates:

circa 1880s-2001

Size:

55 linear feet (98 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Leon Orris Jacobson (1911-1992) was a physician, researcher in hematology, educator and administrator at the University of Chicago. Jacobson's medical research focused on blood diseases and the biological effects of radiation; he was also the primary physician for University of Chicago staff working on the Manhattan Project. An influential administrator in the university, Jacobson's work was instrumental to the development of the University of Chicago's Division of the Biological Sciences, School of Medicine, and other biology and medical units. The Leon O. Jacobson Papers contain correspondence, administrative records, research reports and data, drafts of articles and speeches, publications, publicity material, photographs and memorabilia.

Information on Use

Access

Series I: Subseries 2 includes administrative correspondence that is restricted for 30 years.

Series II: Subseries 1 and 2 include administrative material that is restricted for 30 years. Subseries 3 includes financial and personnel material that is restricted for 50 years.

Series VII does not include access copies for audio and digital material. Researchers will need to consult with staff before requesting material from this series.

Series VIII includes financial and personnel records, restricted for 50 years, as well as medical records and student records that are restricted for 80 years.

Series IX contains medical records, restricted for 80 years.

The remainder of the collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Jacobson, Leon O. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Leon Orris Jacobson (1911-1992) was a physician, researcher in hematology, educator and administrator at the University of Chicago. Raised in a Norwegian community in Sims, North Dakota, Jacobson became interested in medicine while working as a teacher in the local school. He received a B.A. at North Dakota State University in 1935, then moved on the University of Chicago's medical school. After receiving his medical degree in 1939, he spent the rest of his career at the University of Chicago.

Jacobson's medical research focused on blood diseases and the biological effects of radiation. During World War II, Jacobson was involved in government research projects at the Toxicity Laboratory and the Metallurgical Laboratory, where he was the primary physician for University of Chicago staff working on the Manhattan Project. His clinical use of nitrogen mustards to treat cancer was among the first forms of chemotherapy. He later conducted important research on the formation of blood cells, studying the regulatory hormone erythropoietin, and the process of hemopoiesis, the formation of blood cells. Much of this work was accomplished in collaboration with medical students, and with laboratory technicians Edna Marks and Evelyn Gaston. Jacobson's work contributed to later achievements in research on erythropoietin, as well as progress in the clinical treatment of blood cancers and kidney diseases.

Between 1942 and 1951, Jacobson moved up the faculty ranks of the Department of Medicine, serving as instructor, assistant professor, then associate professor. He was appointed a full professorship in 1951, then became the Joseph Regenstein Professor in 1965. He continued conducting research and seeing patients after attaining emeritus status in 1976.

Jacobson was an influential administrator in the university, and his work was instrumental to the development of the Division of the Biological Sciences, the School of Medicine, and other biology and medical units. From 1945-1951, he served as Associate Dean, Division of the Biological Sciences and the School of Medicine. He returned as Dean of the Division of the Biological Sciences and Pritzker School of Medicine from 1966-1975. He also served as Director of the Metallurgical Laboratory, founding director of Argonne Cancer Research Hospital, director of the Franklin McLean Institute, and chair of the Department of Medicine.

Jacobson was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1965 and was active on the organization's board, as well as the board of the National Institute of Health. He was also honored with awards from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American College of Physicians, the American Radium Society, the Leukemia Society, the American Nuclear Society, and the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. He received honorary degrees from North Dakota State University and Acadia University in Nova Scotia.

Throughout his life, Jacobson maintained a close connection to his family and community in North Dakota. In 1976, Jacobson received the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, given to prominent North Dakotans by the state's governor.

Jacobson died of complications from lung cancer in 1992. His first wife, Elizabeth Benton Jacobson, preceded him in 1983. He was survived by his second wife, Elise Torczynski Jacobson, his son Eric, daughter Judith Bonacker, and their families.

Scope Note

This collection represents Jacobson's career as a medical researcher, university administrator, educator and personal physician.It documents his work outside the University of Chicago, including his service with government institutions and professional organizations. The collection also includes material related to Jacobson's family and his North Dakota heritage.

Series I: Correspondence, contains professional and personal correspondence of Leon O. Jacobson, including both incoming and outgoing letters, memoranda and newsletters. Much of the content deals with Jacobson's administrative duties at the University of Chicago, including his work in research administration, campus development and fundraising. Also found is material related to Jacobson's work with professional organizations, journals, private research firms and the federal government. A smaller proportion of correspondence deals with Jacobson's research, teaching and personal activities. Also included in this series is secondary correspondence among Jacobson's colleagues, and a small amount of correspondence of Elise Torczynski Jacobson. Correspondence spans the years 1947-1991.

Series II: Administrative, documents Jacobson's distinguished career as an administrator at University of Chicago. Material in this series includes reports, meeting minutes, agendas, conference programs, drafts of speeches and presentations, research proposals, publicity material, personnel material, financial records and related correspondence. This series spans the mid-1940s to the early 1990s.

Series III: Writing, contains work by Jacobson and his colleagues, as well as a variety of publications, unpublished writings, and publicity material on topics of interest to Jacobson. Included in this series are important records of Jacobson's work for the Toxicity Laboratory and Metallurgical Laboratory. This series spans the years 1935-1990s, and includes reports, drafts, reprints, periodicals, monographs, clippings and related publicity material and correspondence.

Series IV: Research Data, documents Jacobson's laboratory research from the 1940s-1970s, including his work on hemopoiesis, erythropoietin and the effects of radiation on red blood cells. Much of the material in this series was not generated by Jacobson, but by laboratory technicians Edna Marks and Evelyn Gaston. Material in this series spans the 1940s-1970s, and includes graphs, diagrams, tables, lab reports, logs, instructions and notes.

Series V: Professional Organizations and Activities, consists of material related to Jacobson's involvement with organizations other than the University of Chicago; these include professional associations, journals, government organizations, research foundations, honorary societies, civic organizations and educational institutions. This series contains material such as minutes, agendas, programs, publications, proceedings, reports, nominations and related correspondence. Material in this series spans the years 1947-1992.

Series VI: Personal, contains drafts, proofs and reprints of "From Atom to Eve" and other autobiographical writings; collections of biographical clippings and statements; curricula vitae; family genealogies and histories; and material from memorials and tributes honoring Jacobson's life and achievements. Much of the material in this series was compiled by Elise Torczynski Jacobson; a small amount of her personal papers are included with family material. This series spans the years 1933-2000, with files organized alphabetically by document type.

Series VII: Photographs, Audio and Digital Media, contains material from circa 1880s-1992, and is organized by format. Included in this series are personal photographs, including extensive collections of images of Jacobson and his friends, colleagues and extended family. Also included are slides for presentations and speeches, cassette tapes, and floppy disks.

Series VIII: Letterbooks, consists of annual compilations of Jacobson's professional correspondence from 1966-1974. Subject matter includes administrative matters, medical research, treatment of patients, and evaluations of students and faculty.

Series IX: Medical Records contains records of patients treated by Jacobson, or about whom he consulted with his colleagues. Much of this material consists of correspondence with patients and other physicians. Also included are patient charts, prescription information and research data. Material spans the 1940s-1980s.

Series X: Artifacts and Oversize, contains material transferred from previous series in the collection, as well as a variety of artifacts such as decorative items, a scrapbook, and glass laboratory slides.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Goldwasser, Eugene. Papers

University of Chicago. Division of the Biological Sciences. Office of the Dean. Records

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Correspondence

This series contains professional and personal correspondence of Leon O. Jacobson, including both incoming and outgoing letters, memoranda and newsletters. Much of the content deals with Jacobson's administrative duties at the University of Chicago, including his work in research administration, campus development and fundraising. Also found is material related to Jacobson's work with professional organizations, journals, private research firms and the federal government. A smaller proportion of correspondence deals with Jacobson's research, teaching and personal activities. Also included in this series is secondary correspondence among Jacobson's colleagues, and a small amount of correspondence of Elise Jacobson.

Correspondence spans the years 1947-1991, and is organized into two subseries to reflect the original order of materials. The two subseries overlap in both content and date range.

Subseries 1: Alphabetical, consists of correspondence from 1947-1989. Correspondence regarding recommendations and honorary events is usually filed by the individual under discussion, rather than by correspondent.

Subseries 2: Chronological, consists of files arranged by year from 1949-1992.

Additional correspondence is found in Series II-VI, filed with related materials. Series VIII and IX also consist primarily of correspondence but are subject to administrative and legal restrictions.

Subseries 1: Alphabetical Files, 1947-1989

Box 1   Folder 1-7

A-C

Box 2   Folder 1-5

C-G

Box 2   Folder 6

Goldwater, William H.

Box 2   Folder 7

Gurney, Clifford

Box 2   Folder 8-9

H-I

Box 3   Folder 1-2

International Society of Hematology

Box 3   Folder 3-8

J-M

Box 4   Folder 1-2

N

Box 4   Folder 3-4

National Academy of Sciences

Box 4   Folder 5-9

O-R

Box 5   Folder 1

Regenstein, Helen and Joseph

Box 5   Folder 2

Roche Image of Medicine and Research

Box 5   Folder 3-6

S-U

Box 5   Folder 7

United States Atomic Energy Commission

Box 5   Folder 8

Unites States Department of Health, Education and Welfare

Box 5   Folder 9-10

V-Z

Subseries 2: Chronological Files

Box 6   Folder 1

1935-1939, Archer Daniels Midland Company

Box 6   Folder 2

1938-1940

Box 6   Folder 3

1948-1950

Box 6   Folder 4

1952-1954

Box 6   Folder 5

Erythropoietin research, 1957-1959

Box 6   Folder 6

Reprint requests, 1957-1959

Box 6   Folder 7-10

1958-1961

Box 7   Folder 1-9

1961-1967

Box 8   Folder 1-3

1968-1970

Box 8   Folder 4

Nobel Prize nomination, 1970-1973

Box 8   Folder 5-6

1971-1972

Box 9   Folder 1-7

1973-1975

Box 10   Folder 1-10

1976-1981

Box 11   Folder 1-2

1982

Box 11   Folder 3

Till, J.E., 1982

Box 11   Folder 4-5

1983

Box 11   Folder 6

Comtex Scientific Corporation, 1983

Box 11   Folder 7-9

1984-1986

Box 12   Folder 1-8

1986-1991

Box 13   Folder 1-11

1991-1995

Series II: Administrative

This series documents Jacobson's distinguished career as an administrator at University of Chicago. This series is organized into three subseries. Files in all three subseries are arranged chronologically, and all three span the mid-1940s to the early 1990s.

Subseries 1: General, includes material related to Jacobson's work at Argonne Cancer Research Hospital, the Department of Medicine, and the Biological Sciences Division, among other administrative units of the university. Included are reports, meeting minutes, agendas, conference programs, drafts of speeches and presentations, research proposals, curricula vitae, publicity material and related correspondence.

Subseries 2: Travel, contains material related to routine travel arrangements, such as invoices, vouchers, itineraries, travel company publicity, and related correspondence.

Subseries 3: Personnel and Financial, contains material related to the administration of university staff and faculty, as well as financial material. Personnel records include faculty appointments, recommendations, nominations and employment contracts. Financial material includes budgets and reports, as well as routine items such as invoices, check requests, statements and ledgers.

Material related to Jacobson's administrative work is also found in Series I, III and VIII.

Subseries 1: General

Box 14   Folder 1-2

Argonne Cancer Research Hospital, visitors, 1952-1960

Box 14   Folder 3

Argonne Cancer Research Hospital, 1953-1960

Box 14   Folder 4

Argonne Cancer Research Hospital, "Atoms For Peace" event, 1955

Box 14   Folder 5

Biological Sciences Division, beryllium incident, 1958

Box 14   Folder 6-7

Argonne Cancer Research Hospital, Armour and Company subcontracting for erythropoietin production, 1956-1960

Box 14   Folder 8

Argonne Cancer Research Hospital, review by United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1958

Box 15   Folder 1

Conference on Erythropoietin and the Regulation of Erythropoiesis, San Francisco, 1961-1962

Box 15   Folder 2

Department of Medicine, chairmanship, 1961-1964

Box 15   Folder 3

Department of Medicine, space needs, 1961-1965

Box 15   Folder 4

Committee on Statutes Concerning the Instructorship and Visiting Professorship, 1964

Box 15   Folder 5

School of Medicine, leukemia conference, 1964

Box 15   Folder 6

Biological Sciences Division, deanship, 1964-1965

Box 15   Folder 7

Biological Sciences Division, planning, 1965-1966

Box 15   Folder 8

Biological Sciences Division, fundraising, 1965-1966

Box 16   Folder 1

Biological Sciences Division, history, 1966

Box 16   Folder 2

Argonne Cancer Research Hospital, International Symposium on Endogenous Factors Influencing Host-Tumor Balance, 1966

Box 16   Folder 3

Edward H. Levi, 1967-1971

Box 16   Folder 4

Stochastics, 1968-1977

Box 16   Folder 5

Argonne Cancer Research Hospital, 1969

Box 16   Folder 6

University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, urokinase-pulmonary embolism trial, proposal to the National Institutes of Health, 1969

Box 16   Folder 7

John V. Prohaska, eulogy, 1969

Box 16   Folder 8

Argonne Cancer Research Hospital, 1969-1970

Box 16   Folder 9

Myocardial Infarction Research Unit, proposal, 1969

Box 16   Folder 10-11

Myocardial Infarction Research Unit, quarterly reports, 1969

Box 17   Folder 1-3

Myocardial Infarction Research Unit, quarterly reports, 1969-1970

Box 17   Folder 4

Myocardial Infarction Research Unit, proposal for contract renewal, 1970

Box 17   Folder 5

Myocardial Infarction Research Unit, annual report, 1970

Box 17   Folder 6

Myocardial Infarction Research Unit, proposal for contract renewal, 1970-1971

Box 17   Folder 7

Rosenberger Medal Committee, 1970

Box 17   Folder 8

Medical student orientation, 1970-1973

Box 17   Folder 9

Ben May Laboratory for Cancer Research, dedication, 1971

Box 17   Folder 10

Maurice Goldblatt, 1971-1976

Box 17   Folder 11

Albert Dorfman, reception, 1972

Box 17   Folder 12

Eleanor M. Humphreys, memorial, 1972

Box 17   Folder 13

Project AIMS campaign, 1972

Box 17   Folder 14

Biological Sciences Division, fiscal arrangements, 1973

Box 18   Folder 1

University of Chicago, Board of Trustees, 1973

Box 18   Folder 2

Cummings Life Science Center, dedication, 1973

Box 18   Folder 3

Franklin McLean Memorial Research Institute, dedication, 1973

Box 18   Folder 4

Biological Sciences Council, meetings, 1973-1974

Box 18   Folder 5

Surgery-Brain Research Foundation, groundbreaking, 1974

Box 18   Folder 6

Biological Sciences Council, annual dinner, 1974

Box 18   Folder 7

Biological Sciences Council, meeting, 1975

Box 18   Folder 8

Medical alumni reunion banquet, 1975

Box 18   Folder 9

University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation, 1975

Box 18   Folder 10

University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation auxiliaries, 1975

Box 18   Folder 11

Morris Fishbein, memorial, 1976

Box 18   Folder 12

Charles Huggins, 75th birthday, 1976

Box 18   Folder 13

Division of the Biological Sciences, Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Appointments, 1977

Box 18   Folder 14

Franklin McLean Memorial Research Institute, floor space assignments, 1977

Box 18   Folder 15

University of Chicago Medical Center, proposed inpatient complex, circa 1977

Box 18   Folder 15

Leo Bustad, 1978

Box 18   Folder 16

Janet Rowley, circa 1970s

Box 18   Folder 17

Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute, 1980

Box 19   Folder 1

Sheldon C. Sommers, circa 1981

Box 19   Folder 2

Medical alumni, 1981-1984

Box 19   Folder 3

Medical Staff Organization, 1984

Box 19   Folder 4

Nega Beru, circa 1986

Box 19   Folder 5

Department of Surgery, 1987

Box 19   Folder 6

Mailroom procedures, 1985

Box 19   Folder 7

Home for Destitute Crippled Children, 1988

Box 19   Folder 8

Medical alumni awards luncheon, 1989

Subseries 2: Travel

Box 19   Folder 10-13

1946-1955

Box 19   Folder 14

Argentina, 1957-1966

Box 19   Folder 15

1958-1959

Box 19   Folder 16

International Congress of Radiology, 1959

Box 19   Folder 17

Scandinavia, 1961-1962

Box 19   Folder 18

1966-1990s

Subseries 3: Personnel and Financial

Box 20   Folder 1-3

Personnel, 1944-1968

Box 20   Folder 4

Alf Sven Alving, 1964

Box 20   Folder 5

Budget proposals, 1969-1970

Box 20   Folder 6

United States Atomic Energy Commission, 1973

Box 20   Folder 7

Accounts receivable, 1975

Box 20   Folder 8

McLean Director's Fund, 1975-1976

Box 20   Folder 9

Research funds, 1975-1977

Box 20   Folder 10

Regenstein Foundation, 1978

Box 20   Folder 11

Financial, 1970s

Box 20   Folder 12

Brain Research Foundation, 1982

Box 21   Folder 1

Research funds, 1983-1984

Box 21   Folder 2

Zelda Craig, 1983-1984

Box 21   Folder 3

Medical Alumni Association, 1987-1989

Box 21   Folder 4

Chicago Home for Incurables, 1988

Box 21   Folder 5

Zelda Craig, circa 1980s

Box 21   Folder 6

Financial, circa 1980s

Box 21   Folder 7-8

Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association, 1990-1991

Box 21   Folder 9

Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute, 1991

Series III: Writings

This series contains writings by Jacobson and his colleagues, as well as a variety of publications, unpublished writings, and publicity material on topics of interest to Jacobson. This series is organized into three subseries.

Subseries 1: Government Research Reports, 1944-1951, contains declassified and unclassified government documents. Most of these report research conducted by Argonne National Laboratory or the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory, operating under contract to the United State Atomic Energy Commission. Jacobson was involved in many of these projects as a researcher or administrator. Also included are reports of research carried out at other locations, such as Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Most of the reports are organized according to alphanumeric codes assigned by the government agency. Also included in this subseries are the Manhattan Engineer District's reports of investigations of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a set of reports of Jacobson's Toxicity Laboratory research on nitrogen mustards, and a handbook produced by Brookhaven National Laboratory. Associated annotations and correspondence are filed with some reports. The Atomic Energy Commission's partial index of these documents is found at the end of the filing sequence. More detailed indexes of these reports are found in a card file transferred to Series X. A radiation chart associated with one of these reports is also found in Series X.

Subseries 2: Chronological Files, spans the years 1943-1991, and consists mainly of writings by Jacobson, alone or in collaboration with colleagues. Included here are working drafts of many of Jacobson's research articles and speeches, as well as a draft of the monograph Erythropoietin and the Regulation of Erythropoiesis. Material in this subseries includes drafts, notes, reprints, outlines and scripts. Related correspondence, usually discussing editorial matters or requests for reprints, is filed with some writings.

Subseries 3: General Publications and Publicity Material, spans the 1940s-1990s. While much of the material in this subseries documents Jacobson's life and achievements, a wide variety of topics are represented. This subseries contains reprints of works by Jacobson and others; periodicals such as newsletters, magazines, journals, annual reports and conference proceedings; monographs; clippings; and publicity material such as brochures, catalogues and conference programs. This subseries includes a set of alphabetical files identified by title or subject, with the remainder of the files arranged by format. Oversize periodicals and clippings have been transferred to Series X.

Reports, articles and drafts by Jacobson and colleagues are also included in Series II, V and VI.

Subseries 1: Government Research Reports, 1944-1951

Box 22   Folder 1

AECD 1803-2375

Box 22   Folder 2

ANL 4100, 4125, Argonne National Laboratory

Box 22   Folder 3-5

CH 775-3560, Argonne National Laboratory and Metallurgical Laboratory

Box 23   Folder 1-2

CH 3570-3594, Metallurgical Laboratory

Box 23   Folder 3

CH 3615, 3616, Michael Reese Hospital

Box 23   Folder 4-8

CH 3644-3708, Argonne National Laboratory and Metallurgical Laboratory

Box 24   Folder 1-6

CH 3710-3761, Argonne National Laboratory and Metallurgical Laboratory

Box 25   Folder 1-8

CH 3783-3852, Argonne National Laboratory and Metallurgical Laboratory

Box 26   Folder 1-8

CH 3853-3907, Metallurgical Laboratory

Box 26   Folder 9

LA 1092, 1095, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Box 27   Folder 1

LA 1096, 1097, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Box 27   Folder 2-8

MDDC 145-1319

Box 28   Folder 1

MDDC 1451-1778

Box 28   Folder 2

NP 283-613, Atomic Energy Commission investigations of Nagasaki and Hiroshima

Box 28   Folder 3

UCLA-16, University of California-Los Angeles and UR-137, University of Rochester

Box 28   Folder 4

Atomic Energy Commission, cumulated indexes of declassified documents

Box 28   Folder 5

Toxicity Laboratory, effects of HN-2 nitrogen mustards

Box 28   Folder 5

Manhattan Engineer District, "The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki"

Box 28   Folder 6

Manhattan Engineer District, "Photographs of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki"

Box 28   Folder 7

Metallurgical Laboratory, unidentified

Box 28   Folder 8

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Radiological Research Accelerator Facility handbook

Subseries 2: Chronological Files

Box 29   Folder 1

Army Officer's Training Course, lecture notes, 1943

Box 29   Folder 2

Drafts, 1946

  • "Radioactive Phosphorus as a Therapeutic Agent"
  • "Studies on the Effect of Methyl Bis Amine Hydrochloride on a Neoplastic Diseases and Allied Disorders of the Hemopoietic System"
Box 29   Folder 3

Drafts, 1947

  • "Clinical Laboratory Examinations of Plutonium Project Personnel"
  • "Some Research Aspects of Cancer"
Box 29   Folder 4

Lecture and speech notes, circa 1947-1948

Box 29   Folder 5-6

Radio and television appearances, drafts, correspondence and publicity material, 1947-1962

Box 29   Folder 7

Drafts, 1948

  • "Atomic Energy in Medicine and Research"
  • "Comparative Studies on the Biological Effects Produced by Radiation and Chemical Agents"
  • "The Effect of Splenectomy on the Toxicity of Sr89"
  • "Radioactive Arsenic and Other Chemotherapeutic Agents in the Treatment of Leukemia and Allied Disorders"
Box 29   Folder 8

"Radiation Injury," drafts and correspondence, 1948

Box 29   Folder 9

Drafts, circa 1948

  • "Altered Response to Radiation"
  • "The Argonne Cancer Research Hospital Program"
  • "The Evaluation of the Prsent Forms of Treatment of Polycthemia Rubra Vera"
  • "Health Hazards of Atomic Energy"
  • "Physicians in an Atomic War"
  • "Research on Lymphoma and Allied Disorders at the University of Chicago"
  • Unidentified draft
Box 29   Folder 10

Drafts, 1949

  • "The Effects of Nitrogen Mustard on Induced Erythroblastic Hyperplasia in Rabbits"
  • "The Present Status of the Treatment of Macrocytic Anemia"
Box 30   Folder 1

"Radiation Injury," drafts and correspondence, 1949

Box 30   Folder 2

"The Effect of Folic Acid on the Response of the Peripheral Blood and Blood-Forming Tissue of the Rat to Parenterally Administered Strontium 89," drafts, circa 1940s

Box 30   Folder 3

Abstracts and reviews, circa 1940s-1960s

Box 30   Folder 4

Drafts and notes, circa 1940s-1960s

Box 30   Folder 5

Drafts, 1950

  • "The Influence of the Spleen on Hematopoietic Recovery after Irradiation Injury"
  • "Progress Report on Radiation Spleen Experiments"
  • "Progress Report on Spleen-Shielding Experiments of Animals"
  • "Therapeutic Uses of Radioisotopes"
  • Editorial submission to the American Medical Association
Box 30   Folder 6

Drafts and editorial correspondence, 1951

  • "Factors Effecting X-Ray Inhibition of Antibody Formation"
  • "Management of the Lymphomas"
  • "Studies on Recovery from Radiation Injury"
Box 30   Folder 7

Drafts, lecture notes, reprints and correspondence, 1951-1952

  • "Clinical Uses of Radioactive Isotopes"
  • "Factors Effecting X-Ray Inhibition of Antibody Formation"
  • "New Phases in Cancer Treatment"
  • Unidentified drafts and lecture notes
Box 30   Folder 8

"Lymphosarcoma," drafts, reprints and correspondence, 1951-1960

Box 30   Folder 9

"Evidence for a Humoral Factor (or Factors) Concerned in Recovery from Radiation Injury: A Review," drafts, reprints and correspondence, 1952

Box 30   Folder 10

Press release and unidentified drafts, 1952

Box 31   Folder 1

"The Effect of Spleen-Shielding on the Hematologic Values of the Blood of Rabbits Following Total-Body X Irradiation," drafts and correspondence, 1953-1954

Box 31   Folder 2

Drafts, notes and reprints, 1953

  • "Factors Influencing the Irradiation Treatment of Experimental Lymphoid Tumors"
  • Unidentified drafts and notes
Box 31   Folder 3

"Preleukemic Acute Human Leukemia," reprints and correspondence, 1953-1962

Box 31   Folder 4

"Prolongation of the Lag Phase of Irradiated Escherischia Coli," reprints, draft and correspondence, 1954

Box 31   Folder 5

"Observations on the Effect of Cell Suspensions on Survival Following Irradiation," drafts and correspondence, 1954

Box 31   Folder 6

"Studies on the Trauma of Radiation Injury," drafts, notes and conference material, 1954

Box 31   Folder 7

Drafts, reprints and correspondence, 1955-1956

  • "Erythropoiesis. II. Assay of Erythropoietin in Hypophysectomized Rats"
  • "Hematologic Recovery from Radiation Injury"
  • "Plasma Factor(s) Influencing Red Call Production"
  • "Studies on the Mechanism of Post-Irradiation Protection"
Box 31   Folder 8

Drafts, reprints and correspondence, 1955-1956

  • "The Effect of Rabbit Liver Cell Suspensions on the Survival of Irradiated Rabbits"
  • "Erythropoiesis. I. Demonstration of Stimulation of Erythropoiesis by Plasma from Anemic Rats Using Fe59"
  • "Hematopoietic Responses to Radiation Injury"
  • "Modification of Radiation Injury in the Rabbit"
  • "Radiation Injury"
  • "The Use of Cobalt and Cobalt-Iron Preparations in the Therapy of Anemia"
Box 31   Folder 9

"Erythropoietin and the Regulation of the Red Blood Cell Formation," drafts, reprints and correspondence, 1955-1963

Box 31   Folder 10

"The Spleen," drafts and correspondence, 1956

Box 31   Folder 11

Drafts, correspondence and reprints, 1956-1963

  • "Anemia"
  • "Internal Medicine"
Box 32   Folder 1

Reprints and correspondence, 1957-1959

  • "Control of Red Cell Formation"
  • "Studies on Erythropoiesis. VII. The Role of the Kidney in the Production of Erythropoietin"
Box 32   Folder 2

"Studies on Erythropoietin (The Hormone Regulating Red Cell Production)" draft, circa 1950s

Box 32   Folder 3

"The Hematologic Effects of Ionizing Radiation," draft, circa 1950s

Box 32   Folder 4

Drafts and reprints, circa 1950s-1960s

  • "The Effect of X-Irradiation on Antibody Formation"
  • "Erythropoietin and the Regulation of Red Blood Cell Volume"
  • "Studies on Erythropoietin"
  • Unidentified draft
Box 32   Folder 5

"Some Factors Influencing the Success of Foreign Hematopoietic Colonization," reprints and notes, 1960

Box 32   Folder 6

Drafts, reprints and correspondence, 1960

  • "Comments on the Problem of Red Blood Cell Formation"
  • "Comparison of the Effects of Isologous, Homologous, and Heterologous Hematopoietic Tissues on Post-Irradiation Survival"
  • "The Kidney and Erythropoietin"
  • "The Response of the Transfusion-Induced Polycthemic Mouse to Exogenous Erythropoietin"
  • "Sites of Formation of Erythropoietin"
  • "Some Factors Influencing the Success of Foreign Hematopoietic Colonization"
  • "Some Observations on the Mechanism of Recover from Radiation Injury"
Box 32   Folder 7

Collier's Encyclopedia entries, drafts and correspondence, 1960- 1966

Box 32   Folder 8

"The Effect of Pre-Immunization on the Capacity of the Mouse to Reject a Heterologous Graft," circa 1961

Box 32   Folder 9

Drafts, 1962-1963

  • "Control of Erythropoiesis"
  • "The Effect of Bone Marrow Protection on Response to Irradiation in Mice"
  • "Pioneers in Illinois Medicine"
  • "The Relation of Radiations and Radioactivity to the Advances in the Medical Sciences"
  • "Regulation of Red Blood Cell Formation"
  • "Supplementary Data on Peyer's Patch Shielding and Related Studies"
Box 32   Folder 10

"The Relation of Radiations and Radioactivity to the Advances in the Medical Sciences," drafts and correspondence, 1962-1963

Box 32   Folder 11

"Alf Sven Alving," reprints and drafts, 1966

Box 32   Folder 12

"Medicine Yesterday and Tomorrow," draft, 1966

Box 32   Folder 13

Association of American Medical Colleges speech, drafts, 1967

Box 32   Folder 14

University of Wisconsin Medical Center, House Staff Recognition Ceremony speech, drafts and reprint, 1967

Box 32   Folder 15

North Dakota State Medical Association speech, drafts and correspondence, 1967

Box 32   Folder 16

"The Problems and Joys of A Four-Headed Monster," drafts and correspondence, 1969

Box 33   Folder 1

"Living Philosophies," drafts and correspondence, 1969

Box 33   Folder 2

University of Mississippi Medical Center commencement address, drafts and correspondence, 1969

Box 33   Folder 3-4

Erythropoietin and the Regulation of Erythropoiesis, draft, circa 1969

Box 33   Folder 5-6

"Studies on the Control of Red Cell Formation," drafts and reprints, 1970

Box 33   Folder 7

"The Effect of Total Body X-Irradiation on Erythropoietin Production in Rabbits," drafts and symposium program, 1970

Box 34   Folder 1

"Some Problems in Hematology," drafts and correspondence, 1971

Box 34   Folder 2

"Studies on the Control of Red Cell Formation," draft, 1971

Box 34   Folder 3

"The Quiet War," script, 1971

Box 34   Folder 4

"Serendipity Works," drafts, correspondence and meeting material, 1971

Box 34   Folder 5

"Cancer Centers and Research," drafts and correspondence, 1971

Box 34   Folder 6

Brain Research Foundation speech, 1972

Box 34   Folder 7

International Society for Experimental Hematology speech, 1972

Box 34   Folder 8

"Studies on the Control of Red Cell Formation," 1972

Box 34   Folder 9

"Ray E. Brown," drafts and correspondence, 1972

Box 34   Folder 10

Sims Church speech, drafts and correspondence, 1974

Box 34   Folder 11

"Training General Practitioners," drafts, 1974

Box 35   Folder 1

"The Effect of Total-Body X Radiation on Erythropoietin Production in Rabbits," drafts, 1975

Box 35   Folder 2

"Jamestown, North Dakota," drafts, correspondence, clippings and travel material, 1976

Box 35   Folder 3

"Bismarck, North Dakota," drafts and correspondence, 1976

Box 35   Folder 4

"Charles Dunham," drafts and correspondence, 1976

Box 35   Folder 5

"Serendipity is Wonderful," drafts, correspondence and clippings, 1976

Box 35   Folder 6

Drafts and lecture notes, circa 1970s

Box 35   Folder 7-8

Drafts, correspondence and publicity material, circa 1980s

Box 35   Folder 9

"Lowell T. Coggeshall, M.D.," drafts, correspondence and research material, circa 1990-1991

Box 36   Folder 1-3

"Lowell T. Coggeshall, M.D.," drafts, correspondence and research material, circa 1990-1991

Box 36   Folder 4

Cigarette smoking, notes, undated

Box 36   Folder 5

"Hematological Effects of Radiation," lecture notes and draft, undated

Box 36   Folder 6

"Phenylhydrazine Stimulation of Erythropoiesis in Refractory Anemia," draft, undated

Box 36   Folder 7-9

Drafts and notes, undated

Subseries 3: General Drafts, Publications and Publicity Material

Box 36   Folder 10

Alfred Blalock, 1899-1964, reprint, 1966

Box 36   Folder 11

Ancient Peruvian Ceramics: The Nathan Cummings Collection, catalogue, 1966

Box 36   Folder 12

E.R. Squibb & Sons, summaries of information for clinical investigators, 1957

Box 37   Folder 1

Erythropoietin research, reprints, 1940s-1960s

Box 37   Folder 2

Illinois-Statesville Penitentiary, newsletters, 1968

Box 37   Folder 3

Medical World News, 1966

Box 37   Folder 4

Medicine on the Midway, 1986-1990

Box 37   Folder 5

"The Nuclear Chain Reaction - Forty Years Later," symposium proceedings draft, circa 1983

Box 37   Folder 6

Nuclear energy research, reprints, 1940s

Box 37   Folder 7

Radiation research, reprints and Radiation Research Society directory, 1954-1992

Box 38   Folder 1

Radiation research, periodical, 1964

Box 38   Folder 2

University of Siena, Seminar on Medical Education, proceedings, 1974

Box 38   Folder 3-6

Periodicals, 1940s-1960s

Box 39   Folder 1-7

Periodicals, 1970s-1990s

Box 40   Folder 1

Periodicals, 1990s

Box 40   Folder 2-3

Clippings, photocopies from unidentified scrapbook, 1935-1975

Box 40   Folder 4

Clippings, 1959-1976

Box 40   Folder 5-6

Clippings, 1990-1991

Box 40   Folder 7

Clippings, 1990s

Box 40   Folder 8

Reprints, 1940s

Box 41   Folder 1-5

Reprints, 1940s

Box 42   Folder 1

Reprints, 1940s-1950s

Box 42   Folder 2-5

Reprints, 1950s

Box 43   Folder 1-6

Reprints, 1950s

Box 44   Folder 1

Reprints, 1950s

Box 44   Folder 2

Reprints, 1950s-1960s

Box 44   Folder 3

Reprints, 1960s

Box 44   Folder 4-5

Drafts, publications and publicity material, 1940s

Box 45   Folder 1-4

Drafts, publications and publicity material, 1950s

Box 45   Folder 5-6

Drafts, publications and publicity material, 1950s-1960s

Box 45   Folder 7-8

Drafts, publications and publicity material, 1960s

Box 46   Folder 1-7

Drafts, publications and publicity material, 1960s

Box 47   Folder 1-3

Drafts, publications and publicity material, 1960s-1970s

Box 47   Folder 4-6

Drafts, publications and publicity material, 1970s

Box 48   Folder 1-2

Drafts, publications and publicity material, 1970s

Box 48   Folder 3-4

Drafts, publications and publicity material, 1970s-1980s

Box 48   Folder 5-7

Drafts, publications and publicity material, 1980s

Box 49   Folder 1-2

Drafts, publications and publicity material, 1980s-1990s

Box 49   Folder 3

Drafts, publications and publicity material, undated

Series IV: Research Data

This series documents research in Jacobson's laboratory, including work on hemopoiesis, erythropoietin and the effects of radiation on red blood cells. Much of the material in this series was generated by laboratory technicians Edna Marks and Evelyn Gaston.

Material in this series includes graphs, diagrams, tables, lab reports, logs, instructions and notes. Files in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject, but also include a set of general files at the beginning of the series, and some unidentified files at the end. The largest groups of files relate to research on mice, rabbits and rats; many of these headings are further subdivided according to the laboratory's alphabetical codes which identify groups of research animals. Many files are not dated, but likely date from the late 1940s-late 1960s.

Oversize material, consisting of a set of charts related to research on rabbits, has been transferred to Series X.

Box 49   Folder 4

1950

Box 49   Folder 5

1950-1952

Box 49   Folder 6

1955-1957

Box 49   Folder 7

1958-1960

Box 49   Folder 8

1960-1962

Box 49   Folder 9

1960-1963

Box 49   Folder 10

1970-1971

Box 50   Folder 1

Armour and Company Research Department, undated

Box 50   Folder 2

Autopsies of research animals, undated

Box 50   Folder 3

Blood counts, 1943-1945

Box 50   Folder 4

Blood counts, 1959

Box 50   Folder 5

Bone marrow, undated

Box 50   Folder 6

Bone marrow, blood counts, 1950

Box 50   Folder 7

Bone marrow suspension, 1952-1954

Box 50   Folder 8

Cell size, 1943-1946

Box 50   Folder 9

Central Scientific Company, operation of equipment, undated

Box 50   Folder 10

Chickens, 1944

Box 50   Folder 11

Cyclotron, undated

Box 50   Folder 12

Drug effects, undated

Box 50   Folder 13

Erythropoietin, circa 1950s-1960s

Box 51   Folder 1

Erythropoietin, 1967

Box 51   Folder 2-7

Erythropoietin, circa 1968-1970

Box 51   Folder 8

Hemoglobin, undated

Box 51   Folder 9

Guinea pigs, code BQ, circa 1942-1945

Box 51   Folder 10

Liver and intestine shielding, undated

Box 51   Folder 11-15

Mice, circa 1950s

Box 51   Folder 16

Mice, blood, 1951

Box 51   Folder 17

Mice, blood, 1954

Box 51   Folder 18

Mice, blood, undated

Box 51   Folder 19

Mice, blood counts, 1959

Box 51   Folder 20

Mice, blood transfusion experiment, 1950-1955

Box 52   Folder 1

Mice, cobalt, 1957

Box 52   Folder 2

Mice, code AKR, 1963-1965

Box 52   Folder 3

Mice, code AXC-AXD, xenon-133, undated

Box 52   Folder 4

Mice, code BH, undated

Box 52   Folder 5

Mice, code BH, strontium-89, 1944

Box 52   Folder 6

Mice, code BJ, blood, undated

Box 52   Folder 7

Mice, code BJ, plutonium-32, undated

Box 52   Folder 8

Mice, code CF1, 1960

Box 52   Folder 9

Mice, code CF1, 1963

Box 52   Folder 10

Mice, code CF1, undated

Box 52   Folder 11

Mice, code CF1, marrow, liver, spleen, thymus, 1959

Box 52   Folder 12

Mice, code CF1, rat to mouse, mouse to rat, rat to rat, 1959

Box 52   Folder 13

Mice, code CF1, spleen or leg irradiated, 1953-1954

Box 52   Folder 14

Mice, code CW, radium, undated

Box 52   Folder 15

Mice, code CX, plutonium, undated

Box 52   Folder 16

Mice, code FP, circa 1942-1945

Box 52   Folder 17

Mice, code FP, blood, undated

Box 52   Folder 18

Mice, code JN, low-dose x-ray, undated

Box 52   Folder 19

Mice, code PJ, monthly dose of strontium, undated

Box 52   Folder 20

Mice, code PJ, repeated doses, circa 1945-1946

Box 52   Folder 21

Mice, code PM, radium, undated

Box 52   Folder 22

Mice, code PS1, undated

Box 52   Folder 23

Mice, code PS1, plutonium, undated

Box 53   Folder 1

Mice, code PS2, plutonium, undated

Box 53   Folder 2

Mice, correlation of bone marrow with date of death, circa 1950- 1955

Box 53   Folder 3

Mice, long-term survival, circa 1954-1955

Box 53   Folder 4

Mice, master controls, circa 1940s-1950s

Box 53   Folder 5

Mice, phytohemagglutin, 1965

Box 53   Folder 6

Mice, plasma, preliminary, undated

Box 53   Folder 7

Mice, plutonium, undated

Box 53   Folder 8

Mice, polycthemic, bone marrow, 1958

Box 53   Folder 9

Mice, polycthemic, erythropoietin, 1956-1959

Box 53   Folder 10

Mice, polycthemic, erythropoietin, 1961

Box 53   Folder 11

Mice, polycthemic, erythropoietin, plasma, undated

Box 53   Folder 12

Mice, polycthemic, low oxygen, 1969

Box 53   Folder 13

Mice, polycthemic, plasma from low oxygen animals, 1965

Box 53   Folder 14

Mice, polycthemic, various plasmas, 1959-1965

Box 53   Folder 15

Mice, polycthemic, pregnant and normal, 1954-1957

Box 53   Folder 16-17

Mice, radium, undated

Box 54   Folder 1

Mice and rats, blood, circa 1942-1943

Box 54   Folder 2

Mice, spleen, tissue and bone marrow, undated

Box 54   Folder 3

Mice, splenectomy, 1953

Box 54   Folder 4

Mice, strontium-89, circa 1940s-1950s

Box 54   Folder 5-6

Mice, strontium-89, undated

Box 54   Folder 7

Mice, tail-shielding, blood counts, 1960-1965

Box 54   Folder 8

Mice, x-ray protection with plasmas, 1959

Box 54   Folder 9

Nembutal, 1949-1961

Box 54   Folder 10

Nembutal dosages, undated

Box 54   Folder 11

Peyer's patch, 1960

Box 54   Folder 12

Peyer's patch, undated

Box 55   Folder 1

Peyer's patch, undated

Box 55   Folder 2

Phenylhydrazine, circa 1945-1946

Box 55   Folder 3

Phenylhydrazine, rabbit, mouse, guinea pig, 1949

Box 55   Folder 4

Phenylhydrazine, site B, circa 1945-1946

Box 55   Folder 5

Phenylhydrazine, x-ray experiment, 1945-1946

Box 55   Folder 6

Plutonium, circa 1940s

Box 55   Folder 7

Plutonium, undated

Box 55   Folder 8

Plutonium smoke, rats and mice, circa 1940s-1950s

Box 55   Folder 9

Plutonium, terminals, circa 1940s

Box 55   Folder 10-11

Polycthemia experiment 2, undated

Box 56   Folder 1

Polycthemia experiment 3, 1948

Box 56   Folder 2

Rabbits, 1944

Box 56   Folder 3

Rabbits, 1955-1959

Box 56   Folder 4-5

Rabbits, undated

Box 56   Folder 6

Rabbits, clotting, heparin tolerance, 1947

Box 56   Folder 7-8

Rabbits, appendix mobilization, circa 1950

Box 56   Folder 9-10

Rabbits, code CW-CX, circa 1940-1945

Box 56   Folder 11

Rabbits, code CW-CX, radium, undated

Box 56   Folder 12

Rabbits, code CX, plutonium, undated

Box 56   Folder 13

Rabbits, code FI, strontium-89, undated

Box 56   Folder 14

Rabbits, code JK, blood, circa 1942-1945

Box 56   Folder 15

Rabbits, code JK1-2, 1946

Box 56   Folder 16

Rabbits, code JK3, 1946

Box 57   Folder 1

Rabbits, drug effects on blood, undated

Box 57   Folder 2

Rabbits, kidney, 1968

Box 57   Folder 3

Rabbits to mice, 1954-1955

Box 57   Folder 4

Rabbits, nephrectomized, 1966

Box 57   Folder 5

Rabbits, neutron, undated

Box 57   Folder 6

Rabbits, phenylhydrazine, circa 1940s

Box 57   Folder 7-10

Rabbits, phenylhydrazine and mustard, circa 1945-1955

Box 57   Folder 11

Rabbits, polycthemia, cobalt, 1946

Box 57   Folder 12

Rabbits, polycthemic, with and without plasma, 1956

Box 57   Folder 13

Rabbits, radium, undated

Box 57   Folder 14

Rabbits, spleen, 1946-1952

Box 58   Folder 1

Rabbits, spleen protection, circa 1945-1950

Box 58   Folder 2

Rabbits, spleen protection, 1954

Box 58   Folder 3

Rabbits, spleen protection, antibody study series, 1949

Box 58   Folder 4

Rabbits, strontium-89, circa 1940s-1950s

Box 58   Folder 5-6

Rabbits, strontium-89, undated

Box 58   Folder 7

Rabbits, tissue to irradiated mice, 1959

Box 58   Folder 8

Rabbits, x-ray, undated

Box 58   Folder 9

Rabbits, x-ray and cell suspension, 1955-1956

Box 58   Folder 10

Rabbits, x-ray, low dose, undated

Box 58   Folder 11

Rabbits, x-ray, platelets, undated

Box 58   Folder 12

Rabbits, x-ray, repeated, arsenic-phosphorus, 1947

Box 58   Folder 13

Radium, undated

Box 58   Folder 14

Radium, terminals, undated

Box 58   Folder 15-16

Rats, undated

Box 58   Folder 17

Rats, cobalt, 1947-1948

Box 58   Folder 18

Rats, code APM, plutonium, lung drip, undated

Box 59   Folder 1

Rats, code CN, blood, undated

Box 59   Folder 2

Rats, code CR, strontium-89, undated

Box 59   Folder 3

Rats, code CU, strontium-89, stomach tube, undated

Box 59   Folder 4

Rats, code CW, radium, undated

Box 59   Folder 5

Rats, code CX, plutonium, undated

Box 59   Folder 6

Rats, code DD, low-level doses, circa 1940s

Box 59   Folder 7-8

Rats, code DD2, plutonium, high-level doses, undated

Box 59   Folder 9

Rats, code DD2, plutonium, low-level doses

Box 59   Folder 10

Rats, code DN, radium, 1945

Box 59   Folder 11

Rats, code FB, zirconium-columbium, undated

Box 59   Folder 12

Rats, code FG, plutonium, undated

Box 59   Folder 13

Rats, code FJ, plutonium injected, 1944

Box 59   Folder 14

Rats, code FM, radium, 1945

Box 59   Folder 15

Rats, code FM, report number 7, undated

Box 59   Folder 16

Rats, code FP, blood, undated

Box 59   Folder 17

Rats, code JR, 1945-1946

Box 59   Folder 18

Rats, code JT, colchicene, circa 1940s-1950s

Box 59   Folder 19

Rats, code PT, circa 1945-1946

Box 59   Folder 20

Rats, hypophysectomy, erythropoietic factor, 1956

Box 59   Folder 21

Rats to mice repopulation, 1959

Box 59   Folder 22

Rats, plutonium, undated

Box 59   Folder 23

Rats, polycthemic, 1956

Box 59   Folder 24

Rats, radium, undated

Box 60   Folder 1

Rats, spleen-shielding, 1949-1951

Box 60   Folder 2

Rats, strontium-89, circa 1940s-1950s

Box 60   Folder 3

Rats, strontium-89, undated

Box 60   Folder 4

Rats, zirconium-columbium mixture, 1946

Box 60   Folder 5-6

Report number 7, part 2, circa 1940s

Box 60   Folder 7-9

Report number 7, part 4, circa 1940s

Box 60   Folder 10

Reticulocytes, circa 1945-1950

Box 60   Folder 11

Reticulocytes, undated

Box 60   Folder 12

Reticulocytes, maturation, 1944-1946

Box 60   Folder 13

Spleen, blood, undated

Box 60   Folder 14

Spleen implant and tissue mortality, undated

Box 60   Folder 15-17

Spleen-shielding, circa 1949-1953

Box 60   Folder 18

Spleen suspension, circa 1950s

Box 61   Folder 1

Splenectomy, undated

Box 61   Folder 2

Strontium-89, dose experiment, 1970-1972

Box 61   Folder 3

Strontium-89, terminals, undated

Box 61   Folder 4

Supravital, 1945

Box 61   Folder 5

Tail-shielding, blood, 1960-1961

Box 61   Folder 6

Tail-shielding, blood, 1966

Box 61   Folder 7

Thymectomy, 1965

Box 61   Folder 8-9

Tissue, 1940s

Box 61   Folder 10

Ulcer, 1958

Box 61   Folder 11

X-ray, 1947-1948

Box 61   Folder 12

X-ray and cobalt, undated

Box 61   Folder 13

X-ray effects, blood comparisons, 1943-1945

Box 62   Folder 1

X-ray and HN2, clotting, circa 1945-1955

Box 62   Folder 2

X-ray and HN2, comparison, 1946-1947

Box 62   Folder 3

Unidentified file, circa 1945-1946

Box 62   Folder 4

Unidentified file, circa 1950s

Box 62   Folder 5

Unidentified file, circa 1950s-1970s

Box 62   Folder 6-11

Unidentified files, undated

Series V: Professional Organizations and Activities

This series consists of material related to Jacobson's involvement with organizations other than the University of Chicago; these include professional associations, journals, government organizations, research foundations, honorary societies, civic organizations and educational institutions. This series is arranged alphabetically by organization name, and contains material such as minutes, agendas, programs, publications, proceedings, reports, nominations and related correspondence. Also included are drafts of speeches, though most material of this type is found in Series III. Material in this series spans the years 1947-1992.

Other material related to Jacobson's professional activities outside of the university is found in Series I and III.

Box 62   Folder 12

Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Medical Sciences Symposium, 1970

Box 62   Folder 12

Acadia University, Charles B. Huggins convocation, 1972

Box 62   Folder 13

American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1979-1982

Box 62   Folder 14

American College of Physicians, 1974-1975

Box 62   Folder 15

American Neurological Association, 1947

Box 62   Folder 16

American Society of Contemporary Medicine and Surgery, 1974- 1979

Box 63   Folder 1

American Society of Contemporary Medicine and Surgery, 1979- 1983

Box 63   Folder 2-3

American Society of Contemporary Medicine, Surgery and Ophthalmology, 1983-1987

Box 63   Folder 4-9

Associated Universities, Inc., 1973-1977

Box 63   Folder 10-11

Associated Universities, Inc., Board of Trustees, 1974-1977

Box 63   Folder 12-13

Association of American Medical Colleges, 1967-1976

Box 64   Folder 1

Association of American Medical Colleges, Consortium of Private Medical School Deans, 1974

Box 64   Folder 2

Association of American Medical Colleges, Council of Teaching Hospitals, Committee on Financial Principles, 1969

Box 64   Folder 3

Association of American Medical Colleges, Flexner Award Committee, 1968

Box 64   Folder 4

Association of American Physicians, 1977

Box 64   Folder 5

Carnegie Commission on the Future of Higher Education, Kerr- Chicago Seminar, 1967-1968

Box 64   Folder 6-7

Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, Chicago Committee, 1974- 1984

Box 64   Folder 8

Chicago Home for Incurables, 1976

Box 64   Folder 9-10

Ciba Foundation, 1960-1962

Box 64   Folder 11

Contemporary Surgery, Editorial Advisory Board, 1971-1979

Box 64   Folder 12-15

Council for Tobacco Research, 1977-1986

Box 65   Folder 1

International Society for Experimental Hematology, 1972-1979

Box 65   Folder 2-3

International Society for Hematology, 1964-1970

Box 65   Folder 4

Kentucky Tobacco Research Board, 1970-1973

Box 65   Folder 5

Lincoln Academy of Illinois, 1979

Box 65   Folder 6

Midwest Blood Club, Symposium on Erythropoietin, 1971

Box 65   Folder 7-9

National Academy of Sciences, 1971-1976

Box 66   Folder 1-3

National Academy of Sciences, 1980-1992

Box 66   Folder 4-7

National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Science and Public Policy (COSPUP), 1976-1979

Box 66   Folder 8

National Academy of Sciences, Federal Research on Biological and Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation (FREIR) Committee, 1980

Box 66   Folder 9-12

National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, 1980-1992

Box 67   Folder 1-20

National Academy of Sciences, nominations, 1968-1986

Box 68   Folder 1-6

National Academy of Sciences, nominations, 1968-1977

Box 68   Folder 7-9

National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings, 1980-1986

Box 68   Folder 10

National Academy of Sciences, Section of Medical Sciences, 1975- 1980

Box 68   Folder 11-14

National Institutes of Health, Hematology Study Section, 1958- 1963

Box 69   Folder 1

National Institutes of Health, Hematology Study Section, 1960-1963

Box 69   Folder 2

National Institutes of Health, Liaison Subcommittee on Tobacco and Health, 1968-1973

Box 69   Folder 3-6

National Institutes of Health, National Advisory Cancer Council, 1969-1972

Box 69   Folder 7-8

National Institutes of Health, Review Procedures Panel, 1964

Box 70   Folder 1

National Research Council, 1979

Box 70   Folder 2-4

National Research Council, Assembly of Life Sciences, 1979-1980

Box 70   Folder 5

National Science Foundation, 1976

Box 70   Folder 6-8

New York Academy of Medicine, 1966-1968

Box 70   Folder 9-10

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, National Science Advisory Committee, 1959-1970

Box 70   Folder 11

Ophthalmic pathology societies, 1961-1933

Box 70   Folder 12

Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute, 1980-1982

Box 71   Folder 1-2

Otho S.A. Sprague Memorial Institute, 1981-1990

Box 71   Folder 3

President's Committee on the National Medal of Science, 1976

Box 71   Folder 4

Radiation Research Society, 1968-1973

Box 71   Folder 5

Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, 1974-1978

Box 71   Folder 6

Tobacco Industry Research Committee, 1957

Box 71   Folder 7

United States Air Force, Joint Task Force Seven, 1956

Box 71   Folder 8

United States Army, Medical Research and Development Command, Advisory Committee on Biophysics, 1960-1967

Box 71   Folder 9-10

United States Atomic Energy Commission, undated

Box 71   Folder 11

United States Atomic Energy Commission, Second International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, 1958-1959

Box 72   Folder 1

United States Atomic Energy Commission, Yugoslavia, circa 1960

Box 72   Folder 2

United States Department of Energy, 1984

Box 72   Folder 3

Will Rogers Memorial Fund, Medical and Scientific Advisory Board, 1964-1966

Series VI: Personal

This series contains biographical and autobiographical writings, as well as a variety of materials related to Jacobson's family and personal interests. This series spans the years 1933-2000, with files organized alphabetically by document type. Included in this series are drafts, proofs and reprints of "From Atom to Eve" and other autobiographical writings; collections of biographical clippings and statements; curricula vitae from late in Jacobson's career; family genealogies and histories; and material from memorials and tributes honoring Jacobson's life and achievements. Much of the material in this series was compiled by Elise Torczynski Jacobson; a small amount of her personal papers are included with family material.

Oversize material, including certificates, diplomas, decorative items and family memorabilia have been transferred to Series X. A large collection of personal photographs is found in Series VII.

Box 72   Folder 4

Address book, undated

Box 72   Folder 5

Address book, undated

Box 72   Folder 6

Address lists, circa 1970s-1980s

Box 72   Folder 7

Appointment books, 1933-1949

Box 73   Folder 1-5

Appointment books, 1950-1968

Box 74   Folder 1-3

Appointment books, 1970-1993

Box 74   Folder 4-7

Autobiographical writings, "From Atom to Eve," 1980-1981

Box 75   Folder 1-10

Autobiographical writings, general, circa 1980s-1990s

Box 75   Folder 11-13

Biographical statements and clippings, circa 1940s-1980s

Box 76   Folder 1-12

Biographical statements and clippings, circa 1940s-1980s

Box 77   Folder 1-2

Biographical statements and clippings, circa 1940s-1980s

Box 77   Folder 3

Certificates, 1947-1990

Box 77   Folder 4-6

Curricula vitae, circa 1980s-1990s

Box 77   Folder 7

Dictionary, Serbocroatian-English, 1955

Box 77   Folder 8

Family material, circa 1970s-1980s

Box 77   Folder 9-10

Family material, correspondence, 1977-1992

Box 78   Folder 1

Family material, correspondence, 1992

Box 78   Folder 2-6

Family material, Elise Torczynski Jacobson personal papers, circa 1989-2000

Box 79   Folder 1

Family material, Elise Torczynski Jacobson personal papers, circa 1989-2000

Box 79   Folder 2-4

Family material, genealogy and history, circa 1930s-1992

Box 79   Folder 5-6

Family material, marriage of Leon O. Jacobson and Elise Torczynski Jacobson, 1989

Box 79   Folder 7-8

Guestbooks, 1954-1975

Box 79   Folder 9

Invitations, 1970-1986

Box 80   Folder 1-2

Memorial material, 1992

Box 80   Folder 3-4

Memorial material, letters of condolence, 1992-1993

Box 80   Folder 5

Obituaries, friends and colleagues, 1989-2001

Box 80   Folder 6

Obituaries, Leon O. Jacobson, 1992

Box 81   Folder 1-4

Oral history, Hematology Oral History Project, Columbia University, 1989-1990

Box 81   Folder 5

Poetry, undated

Box 81   Folder 6

Programs, 1966-1970

Box 81   Folder 7

Songbooks, 1952-1960

Box 81   Folder 8

Stationery, undated

Box 81   Folder 9

Travel material, 1985-1988

Box 82   Folder 1

Tribute material, University of Chicago Tribute to Leon O. Jacobson, 1975

Box 82   Folder 2

Tribute material, Fortieth Annual Senior Scientific Session, 1986

Box 82   Folder 3-4

Tribute material, 80th birthday symposium, 1992

Series VII: Photographs, Audio and Digital Media

This series contains material from circa 1880s-1992, and is organized by format. Included in this series are personal photographs, including extensive collections of images of Jacobson and his friends, colleagues and extended family. Also included are slides for presentations and speeches, cassette tapes, and floppy disks.

Oversize photographs and laboratory slides have been transferred to Series X.

Box 82   Folder 5

Leon O. Jacobson, photographs, circa 1930s-1980s

Box 82   Folder 6

Leon O. Jacobson, infancy, photographs, 1913-1914

Box 82   Folder 7

Leon O. Jacobson, with horse on ranch, photograph and family narrative, undated

Box 82   Folder 8

Leon O. Jacobson and colleagues, Conference on Erythropoietin and the Regulation of Erythropoiesis, San Francisco, photographs, circa 1961-1962

Box 82   Folder 9

Leon O. Jacobson and colleagues, National Advisory Cancer Council, photograph, 1970

Box 82   Folder 10

Leon O. Jacobson and colleagues, National Cancer Advisory Board meeting, photographs, 1972

Box 82   Folder 11

Leon O. Jacobson and colleagues, University of Chicago, visit of the Queen of Greece, photograph, circa 1950s

Box 82   Folder 12

Leon O. Jacobson and colleagues, World Health Organization conference, photograph, circa 1950s

Box 82   Folder 13-14

Leon O. Jacobson with colleagues, friends and family, photographs, circa 1930s-1980s

Box 82   Folder 15

Betty Jacobson, photographs, circa 1930s-1950s

Box 82   Folder 16

Eric Jacobson, photographs, circa 1950s-1960s

Box 82   Folder 17

Judith Jacobson, photographs, circa 1950s-1960s

Box 83   Folder 1-2

Jacobson family, photographs, circa 1880s-1990s

Box 83   Folder 3

Jacobson family, photograph albums, circa 1900s-1960s

Box 83   Folder 4-5

Colleagues, friends and family, photographs, circa 1940s-1990s

Box 83   Folder 6

North Dakota Governor Arthur A. Link with unidentified group, photographs, 1977

Box 83   Folder 7

Sims, North Dakota, grade school and Sunday school classes, photographs, circa 1910s

Box 83   Folder 8-9

North Dakota travel, photographs, 1984-1989

Box 83   Folder 10

Artworks, antiques and home furnishings, photographs, circa 1980s-1990s

Box 83   Folder 11

Photographs, circa 1950s-1980s

  • Giraffes
  • 5712 S. Kenwood, Chicago
  • University of Chicago campus viewed from Midway
  • Travel scenes
Box 83   Folder 12

Unidentified photographs

Box 84   Folder 1

Sims Church 90th anniversary, slides, circa 1910s-1960s

Box 84   Folder 2

Erythropoietic factor, slides, undated

Box 84   Folder 3-4

Red blood cells, slides, undated

Box 84   Folder 5

Strontium-89, slides, undated

Box 84   Folder 6

Slides, undated

Box 84   Folder 7

Spleen slice implants, negatives, undated

Box 84   Folder 8-10

Leon O. Jacobson burial services, audio cassettes, 1992

Box 85   Folder 1

Leon O. Jacobson and Elise Torczynski Jacobson wedding, audio cassette, undated

Box 85   Folder 2

Answering machine messages, audio cassette, 1992

Box 85   Folder 3

Paul C. Hodges, Sr., audio cassettes, 1991-1992

Box 85   Folder 4

Unidentified audio cassette, undated

Box 85   Folder 5

Floppy disks, circa 1991-1992

Series VIII: Letterbooks

This series consists of annual compilations of selections of Jacobson's professional correspondence from 1966-1974. Subject matter includes administrative matters, medical research, treatment of patients, and evaluations of students and faculty.

Jacobson's correspondence is collected primarily in Series I, but is also found in Series II-VI and IX.

Box 86

1966-1967

Box 87

1968-1970

Box 88

1971-1973

Box 89

1974

Series IX: Medical Records

This series contains records of patients treated by Jacobson, or about whom he consulted with his colleagues. Much of this material consists of correspondence with patients and other physicians. Also included are patient charts, prescription information and research data. Material spans the 1940s-1980s.

Box 89   Folder 1-6

Patient files, A-F, circa 1970s

Box 90   Folder 1-7

Patient files, G-N, circa 1970s

Box 91   Folder 1-8

Patient files, O-Z, circa 1970s

Box 91   Folder 9-11

Erythropoietin research, circa 1940s

Box 92   Folder 1

Erythropoietin research, 1957-1966

Box 92   Folder 2

Cancer Institute research, 1943-1944

Box 92   Folder 3-4

Correspondence, 1940s-1970s

Box 93   Folder 1-5

Correspondence, 1970s-1980s

Box 93   Folder 6

Patient records, circa 1940s-1970s

Series X: Artifacts and Oversize

This series contains oversize material transferred from previous series in the collection. Also included are a variety of artifactual items, including a scrapbook recognizing Jacobson's work with the Council for Tobacco Research, decorative items, glass laboratory slides, and a badge from the 1959 International Congress for Radiology. Material in this series is organized by size.

Box 94   Folder 1-2

Certificates and diplomas, 1927-1967

Box 94   Folder 3

AECD-2111, radiation chart, circa 1948

Box 94   Folder 4

Decorative wall hanging, undated

Box 94   Folder 5

Cancer Research cover featuring Leon O. Jacobson, framed, 1989

Box 95   Folder 1

Rabbits, phenylhydrazine, charts, undated

Box 95   Folder 2

Charles Brenton Huggins, M.D.: Nobel Laureate, Physiology and Medicine, honorary publication, 1966

Box 95   Folder 3

Periodicals and clippings, circa 1970s-1980s

Box 95   Folder 4

Council for Tobacco Research, scrapbook, 1973-1990

Box 96   Folder 1

Photographs

  • Leon O. Jacobson, circa 1980s
  • University of Chicago Medical School graduating class, 1938-1939
Box 96   Folder 2

Leon O. Jacobson and Eric Jacobson, photograph, circa 1970s

Box 96   Folder 3

Judith Jacobson, photograph, circa 1950s

Box 96   Folder 4

Geologic samples from moon, photographs, 1973

Box 96   Folder 5

Unidentified medical staff and subjects, photographs, undated

Box 96   Folder 6

X-ray slides, 1970

Box 97   Folder 1

Childhood writing, circa 1910s

Box 97   Folder 2

Family members' artwork, undated

Box 97   Folder 3

Morris Fishbein, reproduction of portrait, 1959

Box 97   Folder 4

Time magazine cover featuring Robert Hutchins, framed, 1955

Box 97   Folder 5

Time magazine cover featuring Willard Libby, framed, 1955

Box 98

Published articles, index card file, circa 1960s

Box 98

MDDC reports, index card file, 1960s

Box 98

Unidentified index card file, circa 1960s

Box 98

International Congress for Radiology, badge, 1959

Box 98

Conference name badges, circa 1990

Box 98

Laboratory slides, undated