Sidney P. Colowick Papers

 Collection
Identifier: EBL-0018

  • Staff Only

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of biochemist, microbiologist, Vanderbilt professor, and editor Sidney P. Colowick, who was known principally for his work on the hexokinase enzyme and the regulations on hexose transport in cultured animal cells. The collection includes: professional correspondence; publication, editorial and review correspondence; research notes, photographs, and reprints. Correspondents include: Herman Kalakar, Nathan O. Kaplan, Kurt Jacoby, Rollo Park, and Victor A. Najjar. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically in each series. Collection also contains letters of recommendation for positions and awards.

Dates

  • 1959 - 1984

Creator

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Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University

Historical or Biographical Note

Sidney P. Colowick (1916-1985) was a biochemist, microbiologist, Vanderbilt professor, and editor. He is principally known for his work on the hexokinase enzyme and the regulations on hexose transport in cultured animal cells. He also studied the conversion of glucose to polysaccharides, NADH, and NADP.

Dr. Colowick received his Ph.D. from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1942. He then worked his way from Instructor to Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at Washington University School of Medicine from 1942-1946. Then he left Washington University to become a Research Associate at the Public Health Research Institute of the City of New York from 1946-1948. Then he worked as Associate Professor of Biochemistry, at the University of Illinois from 1948-1950. Then he started as an Associate Professor and eventually became a Professor of Biology at Johns Hopkins University from 1950-1959. Dr. Colowick left Johns Hopkins and became the American Cancer Society -- Charles Hayden Foundation Professor of Microbiology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, a position he held from 1959-1985. He was also editor of the hand book series Methods of Enzymology from 1955-1985. Dr. Colowick was the recipient of Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry (1947), a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1969), and a member of the National Academy of Sciences (1972).He died in Nashville, TN January 9, 1985.

Extent

23.11 Cubic Feet (18 Paige boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Personal papers of biochemist, microbiologist, Vanderbilt professor, and editor Sidney P. Colowick, who was known principally for his work on the hexokinase enzyme and the regulations on hexose transport in cultured animal cells. The collection includes: professional correspondence; publication, editorial and review correspondence; research notes, photographs, and reprints. Correspondents include: Herman Kalakar, Nathan O. Kaplan, Kurt Jacoby, Rollo Park, and Victor A. Najjar.

Physical Location

EBL Vault

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated in 1985 by Dr. Colowick's widow as reported in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Library Annual Report 1984-1985.

Processing History

processed on Unknown Date
Title
Sidney P. Colowick Papers
Status
Partially Processed
Author
History of Medicine Collections Staff
Date
2004-10-28
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

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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