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Dr. J. Gordon Carlson Papers

Identifier: MS-1814

  • Staff Only

This collection includes manuscripts from Dr. Carlson's articles and research.


  • 1938-1989

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.


4 Linear Feet


This collection houses manuscripts from Dr. Carlson's articles and research.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Gordon Carlson was bon in Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, on January 24, 1908. He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his BA in 1930 and his PhD in 1935. He taught at Bryn Mawr College (1930-1935) and at the University of Alabama (1935-1946) and worked as the senior biologist for the National Institute of Health (1946-1947) before coming to the University of Tennessee as head of the Department of Zoology and Entomology in 1947. He surrendered his administrative duties in order to devote his full attention to teaching in 1967, and continued to teach until his retirement in 1978. While at UT, Carlson also served as the Director of the Institute of Radiation Biology from 1955 until 1972. He died on December 17, 2001 in Knoxville, Tennessee.


Collection consists of 4 boxes divided into two series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: J. Gordon Carlson Manuscripts
  2. Series II: Radiation Research Society Convention Directories, Programs and Abstracts of Papers

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA