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Heinrich Waelsch collection of documents pertaining to IBRO (International Brain Research Organization), 1952-1991
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Description
Heinrich Waelsch, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally respected researcher, was intimately connected with both the development of the field of neurochemistry and the founding and growth of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). This collection covers IBRO documents and correspondence from 1952 to 1991 with the bulk from 1960 to 1965, the years in which Professor Waelsch was Treasurer, Chairman of the Education Committee, or Executive Secretary of the organization. Included are minutes and reports of IBRO governing bodies and committees and a great deal of correspondence. A very few folders deal with Dr. Waelsch's personal correspondence and life.
Background
Heinrich B. Waelsch (1905-1966) was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. He graduated in medicine in 1929 and received a doctorate in chemistry a year later, both from the German University of Prague, where he remained until 1938. A fellowship from Columbia University then allowed him to come to the United States. He remained at Columbia University until his death, serving as Chief of Psychiatric Research (Pharmacology) at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Professor of Biochemistry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Extent
2.0 linear ft. (2 cartons)
Restrictions
Property rights in the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish if the UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. All materials are stored off site and require advance notice for use. Please contact History and Special Collections for the Sciences, UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, 310.825.6940, to arrange for use.