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Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research Records

 Collection
Identifier: U158

The Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (ERI), Denver, Colorado was founded in 1959 to promote biomedical and genetic research as cost-effective, long-term approach to the conquest of human afflictions like cancer, premature aging, birth defects and genetic diseases. Theodore Thomas Puck, Ph.D. (1916-2005), the Institute's founding scientist, was a geneticist and a pioneer of somatic cell genetics and single-cell plating (cloning) and later studied the genetic causes of cancer. The collection contains correspondence, Board of Trustees records, committee reports, immigration documents from overseas scientists, granting foundation documentation, scientific notebooks, microscope slides, and audio cassettes.

Dates

  • between 1961-2006

Creator

Language of Materials

% of materials in English.

Extent

173 Linear Feet (# record boxes)

Scope and Contents

The majority of the materials are the records generated by the founder of the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Dr. Theodore T. Puck, and reflect his activities as founder of the Institute. The collection contains: correspondence, Board of Trustees records, committee reports, immigration documents for overseas scientists, granting foundation documentation, scientific notebooks, microscope slides and audio cassettes.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Theodore Thomas Puck (1916-2005), the Institute's founding scientist, was a geneticist and a pioneer of somatic cell genetics and single-cell plating (cloning) and later studied the genetic causes of cancer. Puck earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago and served as chairman of the University of Colorado Medical Center's Department of Biophysics from 1948 to 1967.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (ERI) was founded in 1959 as the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research. Originally to be located at the American Medical Center, Denver, Colo., it was finally constructed at the University of Colorado Medical Center (later called the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center) in 1961. It moved to the University of Denver in 2003. The Institute was founded to promote biomedical and genetic research as cost-effective, long-term approach to the conquest of human afflictions like cancer, premature aging, birth defects and genetic diseases.

Arrangement

This collection is unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute on July 22, 2008.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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