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Roberts Rugh Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3502

This collection houses correspondence, notes, and reference material regarding information Rugh compiled for a textbook and articles about the effects of radiation on the development of mice and human embryos.

Dates

  • circa 1925-circa 1979

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses correspondence, notes, and reference material regarding information Rugh compiled for a textbook and articles about the effects of radiation on the development of mice and human embryos.

Biographical/Historical Note

Roberts Rugh was born to Arthur and Gertrude (Roberts) Rugh in Springfield, Ohio on April 16, 1903. He earned his A.B. (1926) from Oberlin College and his M.A. (1927) and Ph.D. (1935) from Columbia University. Rugh married Harriette Sheldon on July 24, 1926 and the couple had two children, Mary Elizabeth (Rugh) Downs and William Arthur. Roberts Rugh began his professional career as a faculty member at Lawrence College (1927-1928) and went on to teach at Hunter College (1929-1939) and New York University (1939-1948) before moving to Columbia University. Here, he served as a professor of Radiology (1948-1971) in addition to directing research on the effects of ionizing radiation (1948-1971) and serving as a senior medical consultant and lecturer (1971-1978). He also wrote a number of books, including The Frog: Its Reproduction and Development (1951), Experimental Embryology (1962), The Dynamics of Development (1964), The Mouse: Its Reproduction and Development (1967), and A Laboratory Manual of Vertebrate Embryology (1971). Roberts Rugh died in 1978.

Arrangement

This collection consists of three folders.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Special Collections Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480