George S. Briggs Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0120

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Papers and reserach materials belonging to nutritionist George S. Briggs. Need to investigate to prepare a more complete description.

Dates

  • 1950-1980

Conditions Governing Access

All collections are subject to applicable Vanderbilt University privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University or is retained by the authors of specific published items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. George M. Briggs, Jr. was born near Madison, Wisconsin in 1919. He earned his B.S. in agricultural chemistry (1940), M.S. in biochemistry (1941), and Ph.D. in biochemistry (1944) at the University of Wisconsin. Briggs was Associate Professor (1945-1946) and Professor (1946-1947) of poultry nutrition at the University of Maryland. He also served as Associate Professor of poultry nutrition at the University of Minnesota from 1947 to 1951. Briggs worked as Chief of the Nutrition Unit of the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland, from 1951 to 1958, and was Executive Secretary of three training committees (Biochemistry, Nutrition and Pharmacology) in the Division of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health, from 1958 to 1960. He was appointed founding department chairman of the Nutrition and Home Economics Department at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1960, seeing that department through its transition to the Department of Nutritional Sciences in 1962, and serving as chair until 1970. He continued as professor of nutrition in that department until his retirement in 1984. Dr. Briggs also was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1977 to 1980. Prominent in the field of nutrition, Briggs's most significant contribution to nutrition research was perhaps in his career-long pursuit of the definition of standards for experimental animal diets. He died in 1981 Excerpted from California Digital Libary website: http://texts.cdlib.org/view?docId=hb7c6007sj&doc.view=frames&chunk.id=div00005&toc.depth=1&toc.id=

Extent

1.30 Cubic Feet (3 Hollinger Boxes 1 half Hollinger box.)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Papers of nutritionist George S. Briggs Materials include:

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown. Likely through the agency of Dr. William J. Darby.
Title
George S. Briggs Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository

Contact:
Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


 

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