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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Lucy Graves Taliaferro Papers 1968-1985

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Taliaferro, Lucy Graves. Papers

Dates:

1968-1985

Size:

.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Lucy Graves Taliaferro, scientist, professor. The Lucy Graves Taliaferro Papers consist of: biographical sketches, biographical essay, correspondence, examples of Taliaferro's research, a transcribed oral interview by Vincent Monroe, a videotaped interview, and photographs.

Information on Use

Access

Lucy Graves Taliaferro, scientist, professor. The Lucy Graves Taliaferro Papers consist of: biographical sketches, biographical essay, correspondence, examples of Taliaferro's research, a transcribed oral interview by Vincent Monroe, a videotaped interview, and photographs.

Citation

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

Biographical Note

Lucy Engel (Graves) Taliaferro was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 25, 1895. She graduated from Goucher College (A.B., 1917), and Johns Hopkins University (Sc.D., 1925).

Lucy Graves Taliaferro married William Hay Taliaferro on June 6, 1919. William Taliaferro became Professor of Parasitology in 1924. Lucy Taliaferro worked in the Parisitology laboratory at the University of Chicago as a volunteer assistant. She achieved the rank of Assistant Professor (unpaid), before retiring in 1960. From 1960 to 1969 the Taliaferros worked at Argonne National Laboratory, researching the effects of radiation on the immune system.

Taliaferro coauthored Radiation and Immune Mechanisms (1964) with William Taliaferro.

Lucy Graves Taliaferro died on December 22, 1984.

Scope Note

The Lucy Graves Taliaferro Papers consist of: a biographical sketch, biographical essay, correspondence, a transcribed interview by Vincent Monroe, a videotaped oral interview, and photographs.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

William Taliaferro Biographical Sketch and related correspondence

  • Biographical Sketch of William Taliaferro,1973
  • Correspondence LGT to Monroe Vincent, 1979-1984
  • Notes and draft (typescript) of memorial for WT, n.d
  • Correspondence, to William Monroe, 1974-1988
  • Clipping, Chicago Daily News, 1939
Box 1   Folder 2

Lucy Graves Taliaferro Interview Materials

  • Transcribed interview with notes and corrections, n.d.
  • Correspondence between WT and William Kepner, 1964
  • Map and itinerary, 1968
  • Letter, Linda Brink to Vincent Monroe, 1980
  • Letter, John Sprent to Vincent Monroe, 1985
  • Photograph, n.d.
  • Transcribed interview with LGT, 1980
Box 1   Folder 3

Correspondence and miscellaneous materials

  • Photographs, n.d.
  • Correspondence between LGT and Vincent Monroe, 1979-1983
  • Research data (photocopies), n.d
  • Original research drawings by Ester Bohlman, n.d.
  • Biographical Sketch, LGT, 1975
  • Letter, Linda Brink to LGT, 1980
  • Correspondence, Linda Brink to LGT, 1980
  • Correspondence, Asenath McKnight to Vincent Monroe, 1985-1986
  • Letter, John Sprent to Vincent Monroe, 1986
Box 1   Folder 4

Materials from Binder, LGT Interview

  • Transcribed interview with LGT, n.d.
  • Offprint, "Prefatory Chapter; the Lure of the Unknown," by WT, 1968
  • Research data, n.d.
  • Photographs, (photocopies), 1919-1966
  • Photographs, 1970-1981
Box 1   Folder 5

Materials from Binder, Lucy Graves Taliaferro, 1895-1984

  • Offprint, "Actinomycin D" by WT and LGT, 1970
  • Photograph, 1974
  • Biographical Sketch, LGT by Vincent Monroe, n.d
  • Condolence letters to Vincent Monroe about LGT, 1985
Box 1   Folder 6

Videocassette

  • Videotaped Interview of LGT for the series "Workers in Tropical Medicine" (1980)