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Roberts Rugh Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1076

This collection consists primarily of reprinted articles that Roberts Rugh gathered during his long career in radiation biology. A few of the articles bear handwritten notes and marginalia.

Dates

  • 1949-1979

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

13.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists primarily of reprinted articles that Roberts Rugh gathered during his long career in radiation biology. A few of the articles bear handwritten notes and marginalia.

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. 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 nine boxes divided into three series:

  1. Series I: General Author Reprint File
  2. Series II: Fetal Radiation Author Reprint File
  3. Series III: Subject Reprint File

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