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Harold F. Blum Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0988

The papers of Harold Blum are comprised mostly of notes on his irradiation of mice experiment, manuscripts of his publications, and notes on several other projects.

Dates

  • 1939-1943

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

2.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

The papers of Harold Blum are comprised mostly of notes on his irradiation of mice experiment, manuscripts of his publications, and notes on several other projects.

Biographical/Historical Note

Harold Francis Blum was born in Escondido, California, on February 12, 1899. He graduated from the University of California in 1922 and received his Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1927. His career in higher education included posts at the University of California, Temple University Skin and Cancer Hospital, Columbia University, Harvard Medical School, Princeton University, the Naval Medical Research Institute, the National Cancer Institute, and the State University of New York at Albany. During the course of his career, he earned several fellowships and awards, including the Finsen prize on photobiology (1976). He was also an official in several professional societies. Blum authored a number of scholarly books, including Time's Arrow and Evolution (1951) and Carcinogenesis by Ultraviolet Light (1959), and was a frequent contributor to scientific journals. Blum died on October 29, 1980 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Arrangement

Collection consists of two boxes.

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