Stanley Cohen papers
Collection Scope and Content Summary
While there is much correspondence within these papers, there is very little of a personal nature. Most of the scientific correspondence is within the context of reviews, reference letters, and other professional transactions.
These materials also include unsolicited letters from members of the public, as well as evidence of Dr. Cohen's philanthropic and humanitarian activities.
- Majority of material found within 1960 - 2008
- Cohen, Stanley (Person)
Notes about Access to this Collection
Historical or Biographical Note
Dr. Cohen was born November 17, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY. He was educated at Brooklyn College (BA 1943, chemistry and zoology), Oberlin College (MA 1945, zoology), and the University of Michigan (Ph.D. 1948, biochemistry). After six years of teaching biochemistry at the University of Michigan and Colorado School of Medicine, he went to Washington University in St. Louis, first as a post-doctoral fellow and then as an associate professor. In 1959 he joined the faculty of the Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, engaged in teaching and research and rapidly advanced to the rank of professor. In 1986, the Board of Trust of Vanderbilt conferred on him the honor of Distinguished Professor. Stanley Cohen was the first ever to be so honored in the Medical School.
In addition to honorary degrees and special named prizes awarded from Brandeis, Columbia, the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin, Stanley Cohen received the following high honors over the years: American Cancer Society Research Professor of Biochemistry (1976); National Medal of Science (1986); Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation (1986).
Dr. Cohen died February 5, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.
21.3 Linear Feet (44 document cases and three records storage boxes)
Language of Materials
- Stanley Cohen Papers
- Alex Maggiacomo, Christopher Ryland
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Description is in English.
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