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Raymond Latarjet Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3543

This collection features a number of papers and photographs regarding French scientist Raymond Latarjet. The collection houses a few letters to and from Latarjet, including one to the University of Tennessee Provost, George W. Wheeler. The collection contains one undated photographic portrait of Latarjet. It also houses an address given by Latarjet entitled L'amarante et le vert as well as several programs and articles celebrating Latarjet after his death in 1998. Most of the programs, articles, and addresses are in French; the rest of the collection is in English.

Dates

  • 1935-1999 June 4

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

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection features a number of papers and photographs regarding French scientist Raymond Latarjet. The collection houses several letters to and from Latarjet, including one to the University of Tennessee Provost, George W. Wheeler. The collection contains one photograph of Latarjet. It also houses an address given by Latarjet entitled L'amarante et le vert as well as several programs and articles celebrating Latarjet after his death in 1998. Most of the programs, articles, and addresses are in French; rest of the collection is in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Raymond Latarjet was born on October 17, 1911, in Lyon, France. His father, André Latarjet, was a professor and surgeon in Lyon. Raymond Latarjet studied at the Lycée Ampère in Lyon, the city where he also performed his university work. He is known for his research regarding UV radiation, carcinogenesis, and photobiology. He performed his work beginning in 1941 at the Radium Institute in Paris, founded for the work for the Madame Curie. He was married to Jacqueline Latarjet, a concert pianist, and had three children with her. He died of abdominal cancer on June 3, 1998.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections in November of 2011.

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