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Dr. Charles C. Congdon Radiation Biology Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0838

This collection houses notebooks, charts, computer data sheets, correspondence, photos, reprints, and designs documenting Dr. Charles Congdon's research in radiation biology. There are also papers and research materials contributed by Egon Lorenz, Joanne Hollcroft, Arnold Van Pelt, C. Lowell Edwards, and T. Phillip Waalkes.

Because of the complexity of this collection the file order of the donor has been largely maintained.

Dates

  • 1947-1969

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

30 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses notebooks, charts, computer data sheets, correspondence, photos, reprints, and designs documenting Dr. Charles Congdon's research in radiation biology. There are also papers and research materials contributed by Egon Lorenz, Joanne Hollcroft, Arnold Van Pelt, C. Lowell Edwards, and T. Phillip Waalkes.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles C. Congdon was born to Charles C. and Jessie Goldie Congdon on December 13, 1920 in Dunkirk, New York. He was educated at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he earned his BA in 1942 and his MD in 1944. He worked briefly as an intern at Bellevue Hospital in New York City before serving with the U. S. Army as a medical officer (1944-1947). After his discharge he returned to the University of Michigan, where he taught pathology (1948-1951) while working toward his MS degree, which was granted in 1950. In 1951, he began working as a visiting scientist and medical officer at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. He left the NCI in 1955 to become a group leader at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he worked until 1973. In 1966, he began teaching medical biology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He retired in 1983 and later worked as a UT professor emeritus. Congdon died on February 10, 2019.

Charles Congdon was married twice; first to Margaret Louise Ribble (April 12, 1947) with whom he had five children, and later to Marjorie Ann Davis (November 18, 1967).

Arrangement

Collection consists of 23 boxes divided into thirteen series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Guinea Pig and General Experiments
  2. Series II: Egon Lorenz Records on Bone and Lymphoid Experiments
  3. Series III: General Experiments
  4. Series IV: Notebooks, Indexes, and Charts
  5. Series V: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Projects
  6. Series VI: Oak Ridge Experiments
  7. Series VII: Computer Data Sheets
  8. Series VIII: Numbered Experiments and Photographs
  9. Series IX: Correspondence
  10. Series X: Reprints
  11. Series XI: Designs
  12. Series XII: Research Work by Particular People and Other
  13. Series XIII: Oversized Material

Acquisition Note

This collection was given to the library by Dr. Charles C. Congdon in February of 1976.

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