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Guide to the Ralph Waldo Gerard Papers MS.F.006
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Description
This collection contains the professional papers of Ralph Waldo Gerard. It includes college papers, personal and professional correspondence, research materials, writings, draft reports of experiments, papers relating to travels, lecture materials, awards, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, photographs, audio recordings, slides, and related ephemera.
Background
Ralph Waldo Gerard was a neurophysiologist, behavioral scientist, and academic known for his wide-ranging work on the nervous system, nerve metabolism, psychopharmacology, and biological bases of schizophrenia. He was born in 1900 and studied chemistry and physiology in Chicago. He was a professor at the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois, and the University of Michigan. From 1963 to 1970 he served as Professor of Biological Sciences and Dean of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Gerard died in 1974.
Extent
104 Linear feet (128 boxes) and 17.5 unprocessed linear feet
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
This collection is not fully processed. A preliminary inventory of the first 109 boxes of the collection is available but does not include the entirety of the collection contents. The collection may contain restricted materials. Forty-eight hours advanced notice is required for access because the bulk of the materials are stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.