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J. Newell Stannard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2020

These papers document Dr. J. Newell Stannard's work in the field of radiobiology from the late 1940s to the 1990s. Stannard created the vast majority of the material while working at the University of Rochester and at the University of California at San Diego, but some items showing his work with the U. S. government are present as well.

Dates

  • 1934-1996 (bulk 1948-1995)

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

26 Linear Feet

Abstract

These papers document Dr. J. Newell Stannard's work in the field of radiobiology from the late 1940s to the 1990s. Stannard created the vast majority of the material while working at the University of Rochester and at the University of California at San Diego, but some items showing his work with the U. S. government are present as well.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Newell Stannard was born to Jay Ellis and Miriam (Newell) Stannard in Owego, New York on January 2, 1910. He earned his AB from Oberlin College in 1931, his MA from Harvard University in 1934, and his PhD from Harvard University in 1935. Stannard began his professional career as an Instructor of Physiology at the University of Rochester in New York (1935-1939) and worked as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia (1939-1941) and as a Pharmacologist and Physiologist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (1941-1947) before returning to the University of Rochester as an Assistant Professor of Radiation Biology and Biophysics in 1947. He spent the majority of the remainder of his career in Rochester, becoming an Associate Professor in 1949 and a Professor in 1959. During his time in Rochester, he also served as the Director of the Atomic Energy Project (1959-1969) and as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in New York (1959-1975). After retiring in 1975, Stannard moved to California and became an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Diego. He died in San Diego on September 19, 2005.

Stannard was married twice: first to Grace L. Kingsley (1911-1991) on August 7, 1935 and second to Helena R. Woodhouse on January 24, 1994. He had one child, Susan L. (Stannard) Frazier, with his first wife.

Arrangement

This collection consists of twenty-six boxes divided into eighteen series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Publications, 1934-1981
  2. Series II: Interviews, 1978-1984
  3. Series III: Lectures and Other Presentations, 1950-1994 (bulk 1950-1968),
    • Sub-Series A: University of Rochester Lectures, 1993-1994, undated
    • Sub-Series B: Seminars and Outside Lectures, 1950-1954, undated
    • Sub-Series C: Lectures, Courses, and Site Visits, 1957-1968, undated
  4. Series IV: Papers Regarding the University of California, San Diego, 1981-1984, undated
    • Sub-Series A: Administration
    • Sub-Series B: Academic Committees and Programs, 1981-1984, undated
    • Sub-Series C: Recent Lectures and Reports
  5. Series V: Source Materials, 1948-1989, undated
    • Sub-Series A: General Publications
    • Sub-Series B: EPA Reports, 1948-1989
  6. Series VI: Correspondence
  7. Series VII: NCRP, 1972-1995
    • Sub-Series A: NCRP I and II (Scientific Committee 57), 1977-1992
    • Sub-Series B: NCRP III (Scientific Committee 34), 1972-1973
    • Sub-Series C: NCRP IV (Scientific Committee 38), 1978-1979
    • Sub-Series D: NCRP V (Scientific Committee 64)
    • Sub-Series E: NCRP VI Administrative, General Correspondence, and Historical, 1978-1995
    • Sub-Series F: Special Source Material
    • Sub-Series G: Other Other Committees and Reports, 1992-1995
  8. Series VIII: International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), 1976-1992
  9. Series IX: Hanford Biological Symposia, 1962-1986 October
  10. Series X: Lectures and Seminars Conducted at the University of California, San Diego and Other Materials, 1951-1991
    • Sub-Series A: Lectures and Courses, 1978-1986
    • Sub-Series B: Seminars, Committees, Etc., 1982 November
    • Sub-Series C: Environmental Discussion Group, 1979-1983
    • Sub-Series D: Outside Committees, Consulting, and Site Visits, 1951-1991
    • Sub-Series E: Course for Candidates for Certification by American Board of Health Physics, 1966-1984
    • Sub-Series F: International Lectures, Seminars, and Site Visits, 1958-1971
  11. Series XI: General
  12. Series XII: Papers Documenting Radioactivity and Health - A History, 1981, undated
    • Sub-Series A: Administrative
    • Sub-Series B: General
    • Sub-Series C: People and Places, 1981, undated
    • Sub-Series D: Backup Material for Specific Chapters and Other Materials
  13. Series XIII: Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories
  14. Series XIV: Legal Aspects of Radiation Research, 1949-1995
  15. Series XV: Other Manuscripts, 1973-1991
  16. Series XVI: Major Advisory Committees, 1977-1995
    • Sub-Series A: Advisory Committee to the Life Sciences programs at Battelle, Pacific Northwest Laboratories, 1984-1993
    • Sub-Series B: Advisory Committee to the US Transuranium and Uranium Registries, 1977-1994
    • Sub-Series C: Other Publications Showing Advisory Committee Work, 1989-1995
  17. Series XVII: Additional Correspondence
  18. Series XVIII: Long-Term Rodent Studies, 1995-1996

Other Finding Aids

A complete listing of the articles and interviews housed in this collection is available upon request.

Acquisition Note

J. Newell Stannard donated these papers to the University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library in 1996.

File Structure

J. Newell Stannard's original organization has been preserved throughout this collection. Series and Sub-Series have been added in the interests of clarity.

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