Department of Biochemistry papers,
University of Minnesota. Dept. of
8 boxes (10.4
Collection contains the
papers of the Department of Biochemistry within the Medical School at the
University of Minnesota.
Minnesota Libraries. University Archives
Access and Use
The collection was originally deposited in University Archives in
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house
Requests for permission to quote from the Department of Biochemistry
papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.
Collection has not been processed.
Department of Biochemistry papers, University of Minnesota Archives.
Biochemistry studies the "chemical substances occurring in living
organisms and the reactions and methods for identifying these substances." The
department of biochemistry was established at the University of Minnesota in
1963 as two separate departments, one within the Medical School on the
Minneapolis Campus and one within the College of Biological Sciences on the St.
Paul campus. Even though the departments were not established until the 1960s,
biochemistry education can be traced back to 1888 when Charles Bell was
appointed as the first professor of medicinal chemistry and in 1891 when Harry
Snyder was appointed as the first professor of agricultural chemistry. In 1997,
the two departments were merged and later renamed the department of
biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics. The department still maintains
an office on both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection contains the files of Wallace Armstrong, the first head
of the department of biochemistry within in the Medical School at the
University of Minnesota. Materials include subject files, research and
participation reports, correspondence and research funding papers. Also
included is material on dental, fluoridation, radiation and tobacco research,
and correspondence of Wallace D. Armstrong. The papers do not contain materials
from the department of biochemistry within the Institute of Agriculture.
Wallace D. Armstrong papers
University of Minnesota. Dept. of Agricultural Biochemistry papers
University of Minnesota. Division of Agricultural Biochemistry
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- This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog
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related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these
Wallace D. (Wallace David), 1905-
of Minnesota. Dept. of Biochemistry -- Archives
of Minnesota. Dept. of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
- Biochemistry --