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Alexander Hollaender Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0652

This collection houses correspondence, notebooks, data sheets, publications, travel records, and experimental data documenting Alexander Hollaender's long scientific career. Of particular interest are the items showing Hollaender's groundbreaking work with the effects of radiation and methods of radiation protection.

Dates

  • 1928-1970

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

15 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses correspondence, notebooks, data sheets, publications, travel records, and experimental data documenting Alexander Hollaender's long scientific career. Of particular interest are the items showing Hollaender's groundbreaking work with the effects of radiation and methods of radiation protection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alexander Hollaender was born on December 19, 1898 in Samter, Germany. He emigrated to the United States in 1921, and was naturalized in 1927. He was educated at the University of Wisconsin, earning his AB in 1929, his MA in 1930, and his PhD in 1931. During his professional career, he worked primarily for two institutions: the Washington Biophysics Institute (1937-1950) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1946-1973). Hollander was also involved with the University of Tennessee, teaching radiobiology and biomedical sciences from 1957 until 1986 and directing the Archives of Radiation Biology from 1966 until 1986. Hollander died on December 6, 1986.

Arrangement

This collection consists of fifteen boxes divided into ten series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Alphabetical Subject File, 1928-1949, undated
  2. Series II: Travel Reports, 1957-1970
  3. Series III: Notebooks and Record Books, 1937-1946
  4. Series IV: Bacteriological Data Sheets and Photographs, 1934-1941
  5. Series V: Mail Records, 1946 October-1949 September 20
  6. Series VI: Correspondence File, 1931-1969, undated
  7. Series VII: Photographs and College Notebooks, 1928-1934
  8. Series VIII: Papers, Publications, and Reprints, 1948, undated
  9. Series IX: Cooperative Experiments and Efforts, 1952 February 6-1962 November 16, undated
  10. Series X: Experimental Notebooks, 1935-1955

Acquisition Note

Alexander Hollaender donated these materials to Special Collections in 1972.

Related Archival Materials

Other Hollaender collections held at Special Collections include:

Missing Title

  1. MS.1105: Alexander Hollaender Papers Supplement, 1951-1972
  2. MS.1165: Alexander Hollaender Material, 1962
  3. MS.1261: Alexander Hollaender Papers, 1950-1975

Repository Details

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

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