Guide to the Science Research Institute Records
1942-1964

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Science Research Institute
Title: Science Research Institute Records
Dates: 1942-1964 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 10 microfilm reels
Collection Number: RG 14
Summary: The Science Research Institute was established at Oregon State College in 1952 to "preserve and encourage the individual initiative of productive research in the science faculty, to intensify research activities, to encourage research grants, and to promote teamwork in research among the staff members in the different fields of science." These records document the activities of the institute and the research activities of institute director Vernon Cheldelin.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165
Email: archives@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/archives

Languages: Materials inEnglish. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The Science Research Institute was established at Oregon State College on August 5, 1952, by action of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. As part of the School of Science, its mission was to "preserve and encourage the individual initiative of productive research in the science faculty, to intensify research activities, to encourage research grants, and to promote teamwork in research among the staff members in the different fields of science." Vernon H. Cheldelin served as director from 1952 until his death in 1966. Subsequent directors were John M. Ward, 1966-1971; and R. W. Newburgh, 1971-1974. The institute ended in 1974; its functions were largely absorbed by the Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry.

Content Description

Series 1 documents the activities of the institute, especially with public and private organizations such as the American Chemical Society, the Atomic Energy Commission, DuPont, and the National Science Foundation. Series 2 relates to the research activities of institute director Vernon Cheldelin.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Science Research Institute Records (RG 014), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

These records are organized into 2 series: General Correspondence and Vernon H. Cheldelin Files. Series is 1 arranged alphabetically by year.

Related Materials :  

Other materials pertaining to the Science Research Institute are available in the Memorabilia Collection.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  General Correspondence, 1951-1964
Container(s)
Description
Reel
Folder
1 1 Atomic Energy Commission, 1951
1 2 (Cheldelin) Atomic Energy Commission, 1952
1 3 Agriculture Experiment Station, 1953
1 4 American Chemical Society
1 5 American Institute of Nutrition
1 6 American Society of Biological Chemistry
1 7 Annual Reviews
1 8 Atomic Energy Commission
1 9 B
1 10 Budget
1 11 DuPont
1 12 Gilbert
1 13 Gilfillan
1 14 Gauge, Jens G.
1 15 I
1 16 Journal of American Chemical Society
1 17 Journal of Bacteriology
1 18 Journal of Biological Chemistry
1 19 Journal of Nutrition
1 20 M
1 21 National Science Foundation
1 22 Navy Research
1 23 Nutrition Foundation
1 24 Nutrition Reviews
1 25 O
1 26 President's Office
1 27 R
1 28 Rockefeller Foundation
1 29 S
1 30 Science Research Institute
1 31 Stewart, Jack
1 32 Swift & Co.
1 33 T
1 34 U-V
1954
Reel
Folder
1 1 A.A.U.P.
1 2 Abbott Laboratories
1 3 Agriculture Experiment Station
1 4 American Chemical Society
1 5 American Institute of Nutrition
1 6 American Society of Biological Chemists
1 7 Annual Reviews
1 8 Budget
1 9 DuPont
1 10 E
1 11 Gilbert, E.G.
1 12 Gilfillan, F.A.
1 13 H
1 14 Hansen, H.P. (Dean)
1 15 Hauge, Jens G., M.C.
2 16 I
2 17 J
2 18 Journal, American Chemistry
2 19 Journal, Biological Chemistry
2 20 Journal, Nutrition
2 21 K
2 22 Kitos, Paul A.
2 23 L
2 24 Letters for Students
2 25 Letters to the Public
2 26 Eli Lilly Research
2 27 M
2 28 McGinnis, A.J.
2 29 Merck & Company
2 30 N
2 31 National Institutes of Health
2 32 National Science Foundation
2 33 Navy Research
2 34 Nutrition Foundation
2 35 Nygaard, Agner
2 36 O
2 37 P-Q
2 38 Personal (Cheldelin)
2 39 President's Office
2 40 R
2 41 Rockefeller Institute
2 42 Rogers, Dexter
2 43 S
2 44 Science Research Institute
2 45 Sharkey, H.J.
2 46 Sigma Xi
2 47 Stewart, Jack
2 48 Swift & Company, Research
2 49 T
2 50 U-V
2 51 W
2 52 Wisconsin, University of
1955
Reel
Folder
2 1 Agriculture Experiment Station
2 2 American Cancer Society
2 3 American Chemical Society
2 4 American Society of Biological Chemists
2 5 Atomic Energy Commission
2 6 B.I.F.I.
2 7 Budget
2 8 Bureau of Mines
2 9 Business Office Correspondence
2 10 C
2 11 D
2 12 E
2 13 F
2 14 Faculty Affairs
2 15 Gilfillan, F.A.
3 16 Journal, Biological Chemistry
3 17 Journal, Nutrition
3 18 K
3 19 King, Tsoo E.
3 20 Kitos, Paul A.
3 21 L
3 22 Letters for Students
3 23 Letters to the Public
3 24 M
3 25 McGinnis, A.J.
3 26 Merck & Company
3 27 Monsanto Chemical Co.
3 28 N
3 29 National Institute of Health
3 30 National Science Foundation
3 31 Navy Research
3 32 Newburgh, Robert W.
3 33 Nutrition Foundation
3 34 Nygaard, Agner
3 35 Personal (Cheldelin)
3 36 President's Office
3 37 R
3 38 Rogers, Dexter
3 39 S
3 40 Sharkey, H.J.
3 41 Sigma Xi
3 42 Stewart, Jack
3 43 Swift & Co. Research
3 44 T
3 45 U-V
3 46 Wisconsin, University of
1956
Reel
Folder
3 1 A
3 2 Agriculture Experiment Station
3 3 Allergy
3 4 American Cancer Society
3 5 American Chemical Society
3 6 American Institute of Biological Sciences
3 7 American Society of Biological Chemistry
3 8 Archives of Biochemistry
3 9 Atomic Energy Commission
3 10 B
3 11 Brookes, Victor Jack
3 12 Budget
3 13 Bureau of Mines
3 14 (Personal) Cheldelin
3 15 Chemistry Department Reorganization
3 16 Committee to Consider Science Meetings in 1959
3 17 Davis, Wendell J.
3 18 E
3 19 Eli Lilly Research
3 20 Gilfillan, F.A.
3 21 Journal, Biological Chemistry
3 22 Journal, Nutrition
3 23 King, Tsoo E.
3 24 Kurth, E.F.
4 25 Life Insurance Medical Research Fund
4 26 National Institute of Health
4 27 National Science Foundation
4 28 Navy Research
4 29 Newburgh, Robert W.
4 30 Nutrition Foundation
4 31 Oregon Academy of Science
4 32 President Office
4 33 Quotation Letters (Physics - Chemistry Building)
4 34 R
4 35 Research Corporation
4 36 Science Research Institute
4 37 Sigma Xi
4 38 Spinco Model CP
4 39 Vaisey, E.B. (deceased)
1957-1958
Reel
Folder
4 1 A
4 2 A.A.U.P.
4 3 ACS building Fund
4 4 Agriculture Experiment Station
4 5 Allergy
4 6 American Cancer Society
4 7 American Heart Association
4 8 American Institute of Nutrition
4 9 American Society of Biological Chemistry
4 10 Armed Services Research & Development
4 11 American Chemical Society '57
4 12 American Chemical Society '58
4 13 Applications for Work
4 14 Archives of Biochemistry
4 15 Army Chemical Center
4 16 Atomic Energy Commission
4 17 B
4 18 Barteau, Peter E.
4 19 Budget '57
4 20 Budget '58
4 21 Bureau of Mines
5 22 Business Office Correspondence '57
5 23 Business Office Correspondence '58
5 24 C
5 25 Chamber of Commerce
5 26 Chemistry Department
5 27 Christensen, B.E.
5 28 Conventions
5 29 D
5 30 Departmental Committees
5 31 E
5 32 Eli Lilly Research
5 33 Enzyme Monograph
5 34 F
5 35 Faculty Affairs
5 36 Faculty Council
5 37 Fellowships '57
5 38 Fellowships '58
5 39 G
5 40 E.C. Gilbert
5 41 Gilfillan, F.A.
5 42 Graduate Students
5 43 H
5 44 I
5 45 J
5 46 Joshi, Sudha
5 47 Journal, American Chemistry
5 48 Journal, Bacteriology
5 49 Journal, Biological Chemistry '57
5 50 Journal, Biological Chemistry '58
5 51 Journal, Nutrition
5 52 K
5 53 Kitos, Paul A.
5 54 L
5 55 Letters for Students
6 56 Letters to the Public
6 57 Life Insurance-Medical Research Fund
6 58 M
6 59 Merck & Company
6 60 Monsanto Chemical Co.
6 61 N
6 62 National Institute of Health '57
6 63 National Institute of Health '58
6 64 National Science Foundation '57
6 65 National Science Foundation '58
6 66 Navy Research
6 67 Nutrition Foundation
6 68 O
6 69 Oregon Academy of Science
6 70 Oregon Heart Association
6 71 P-Q
6 72 Personal (Cheldelin)
6 73 President's Office
6 74 R
6 75 Research Committee
6 76 Research Notes
6 77 S
6 78 Science Research Institute
6 79 Security Clearance
6 80 Sigma Xi
6 81 Soc. Expt. Biol. and Med.
6 82 T
6 83 Taniguchi, Shinpu
6 84 U-V
6 85 Vaisey, E.B.
6 86 W
6 87 Wainwright, Trevor
6 88 Wisconsin, U. of
1959-1960
Reel
Folder
6 1 A (general)
6 2 griculture Experiment Station (4-H Club Work)
6 3 A.A.U.P.
6 4 American Cancer Society
6 5 American Chemical Society
6 6 American Heart Association
6 7 American Institute of Nutrition
7 8 American Society Biological Chemistry
7 9 Appointments (Academic Staff, grants)
7 10 Archives of Biochemistry
7 11 Armed Services - Research & Development
7 12 Assistantships & Fellowships
7 13 Atomic Energy Commission '59
7 14 Atomic Energy Commission '60
7 15 B (general)
7 16 Biennial Report
7 17 Budget
7 18 Business Office Correspondence
7 19 C (general)
7 20 Chamber of Commerce
7 21 Chemistry Department
7 22 Conventions
7 23 D (general)
7 24 Departmental Committees
7 25 E (general)
7 26 Enzyme Monograph
7 27 Equipment
7 28 F (general)
7 29 Faculty Council
7 30 Fellowships 1. A-I
7 31 Fellowships I
7 32 Fellowships 2. K-2
7 33 Fellowships II
7 34 G (general)
7 35 Gilfillan, F.A.
8 36 Gilbert
8 37 Graduate Students
8 38 H (general)
8 39 I (general)
8 40 Inventory
8 41 Job Opportunities
8 42 Journal, Biological Chemistry
8 43 K (general)
8 44 Kitzhaber Study
8 45 L (general)
8 46 Letters for Students
8 47 Letters to, for, the Public
8 48 Life Insurance Medical Research Fund
8 49 M (general)
8 50 Merck & Company
8 51 N (general)
8 52 National Council of University Res. Adm.
8 53 National Institutes of Health '59
8 54 National Institutes of Health '60
8 55 National Science Foundation
8 56 Navy Research
8 57 Notices to Staff
8 58 O (general)
8 59 Nutrition Foundation
8 60 Oregon Heart Association
8 61 P-Q
8 62 Personal (Cheldelin)
8 63 President's Office
8 64 R (general)
8 65 Research Committees
8 66 S (general)
8 67 Science Research Institute
8 68 Security Clearance
8 69 Sigma Xi
8 70 Staff Bulletins
8 71 Staff Conference
8 72 Staff Registration
8 73 T (general)
8 74 Travel, out of State
8 75 U-V (general)
8 76 W (general)
8 77 Stahl, Walter
8 78 Yusha, Alexander
1961-1964
Reel
Folder
9 1 American Chemical Society
9 2 American Society of Biological Chemists
9 3 Army Chemical Center
9 4 Atomic Energy Commission
9 5 Department of Chemistry
9 6 Gilfillan
9 7 Journal of Bacteriology
9 8 President's Office
9 9 Science Research Institute
9 10 Research Corporation
1962
Reel
Folder
9 1 American Chemical Society
9 2 American Society of Biological Chemists
9 3 Atomic Energy Commission
9 4 Research Council
9 5 Society of Sigma Xi
1962-1963
Reel
Folder
9 1 Agricultural Experiment Station
9 2 American Cancer Society
9 3 American Heart Association
9 4 School of Science, Honors Program
9 5 Atomic Energy Commission
9 6 Department of Health, Education and Welfare
9 7 Department of Navy
9 8 Newburgh, R.W.
9 9 National Science Foundation
9 10 Nutrition Foundation
9 11 Personnel Requests
9 12 Symposiums and Lectures
9 13 Requests
9 14 Seminar
9 15 Society of Sigma Xi
9 16 Williams, Roger J.
9 17 Department of Oceanography
1964
Reel
Folder
9 1 Academy of Science
9 2 Agricultural Experiment Station
9 3-4 Atmospheric Science Branch
9 5 Gordon Research Conferences
9 6 Harris Seminar
9 7 Senior Foreign Scientists Fellowship
9 8 Oregon Heart Association
9 9 Nutrition Fellowship
9 10-11 Seminar
9 12 School of Science
9 13 Radiation Center

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Series II:  Vernon H. Cheldelin Files, 1942-1961
Container(s)
Description
Reel
Folder
9 1 Chemistry and Math Dept. Organization
9 2 Biochemistry
10 3-4 Research

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Cheldelin, Vernon H.
  • Gilfillan, F. A. (Francois Archibald), 1893-1983
  • Corporate Names :
  • American Chemical Society.
  • E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
  • National Science Foundation (U.S.)
  • Nutrition Foundation.
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Education, Higher--Research--Oregon.
  • Research institutes--Oregon.
    • Other Creators :
    • Cheldelin, Vernon H.

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