Finding Aid to the Horace Albert Barker Papers, 1933-1992

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Finding Aid to the Horace Albert Barker Papers, 1933-1992

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2003/173 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Elia Van Lith and Josh Schneider
Date Completed:
March 2006
© 2006 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Horace Albert Barker papers
Date (inclusive): 1933-1997
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2003/173 c
Creators : Barker, Horace Albert, 1907-
Extent: Number of containers: 11 Linear feet: 13.75
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: The Horace Albert Barker Collection, 1930-1997, consists primarily of materials documenting Barker's long career in the field of Microbiology at the University of California, Berkeley. The bulk of the collection consists of research notes and reports on Barker's innovative experiments. The collection also contains a considerable amount of correspondence, notes for lectures, seminars and courses, administrative information from UC Berkeley departments, and limited amounts of personal materials. The collection has been divided into six series: Correspondence, Lectures and Seminars, UC Berkeley, Research, Professional Associations, and Personal Papers.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Horace Albert Barker Papers, BANC MSS 2003/173 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Related Collections

Scientist and professor of microbial chemistry at Berkeley: oral history transcript / Horace A. Barker; with an introduction by Clinton E. Ballou. Interviews conducted by Sally Smith Hughes in 1998 and 1999. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2001. BANC MSS 2002/71 c
William Zev Hassid Papers, 1915-1974. BANC MSS 79/32 c

Separated Material

Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library. Barker's Scientific Reprint Collection has been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
University of California, Berkeley--Faculty
University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Biochemistry
Niel, Cornelis Bernardus van, 1897-1986
California Agricultural Experiment Station
University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Bacteriology
Technische Universiteit Delft. Laboratory of Microbiology
Biochemists--California--Interviews
Vitamin B12--Research
Microbiological chemistry--Research

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Horace Albert Barker papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Horace A. Barker on May 1, 2000.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Elia Van Lith and Josh Schneider.

Biographical Information

Horace Albert Barker was one of the most important microbiologists of the 20th century. During his career he contributed to several breakthroughs in the areas of oxidative assimilation by bacteria, the biological formation of methane, the carbon dioxide utilization of heterotrophic bacteria, the synthesis and degradation of lower fatty acids, and the fermentations of amino acids and purines. He was a member of the team that, in 1944, discovered the enzymatic steps that living cells take when they synthesize sucrose, and his work with the coenzyme B-12 earned him a nomination for the Nobel Prize in 1975.
Barker was born on November 29, 1907 in Oakland, California to Albert Charles and Nettie Barker (nee Hindry), who had migrated west to California from Maine and Colorado, respectively.
Barker entered Stanford University in 1925. By his third year, he had settled upon the sciences for his course of study, earning his AB in Physical Sciences in September of 1929. He stayed for a fifth year at the university, studying physical and organic chemistry, conducting his first research with Dr. Cornelis Barnardus van Niel and working as a teaching assistant in general physiology at the Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey. Dr. van Niel would be one of the primary influences on Barker's research. In 1933 Barker earned his PhD in Chemistry from Stanford University and soon moved to Holland to continue his studies with van Niel at the Technical University in Delft from 1935-1936.
In 1933 he married Margaret McDowell, with whom he had two daughters, Barbara Friede and Elizabeth Mark, and one son, Robert.
Barker was a popular lecturer, prolific publisher, and active in several departments at the University of California, Berkeley. He was appointed Instructor in Soil Microbiology and Junior Microbiologist in the Division of Plant Nutrition of the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of California at Berkeley in 1936. Barker became a full professor of soil microbiology in 1946, chairing the Department of Plant Nutrition from 1949-1950. Barker moved to the Department of Plant Biochemistry after it was incorporated into the Department of Biochemistry in 1959 and chaired the department from 1962-1964. He remained active in the Department well into his eighties and became a professor emeritus in 1975. The Regents of the University of California honored him in 1988 by changing the name of the Biochemistry building to Barker Hall.
He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1968 and was an elected member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was the recipient of two Guggenheim fellowships. Barker died on December 24, 2000 after a brief illness.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Horace Albert Barker Collection, 1930-1997, consists primarily of materials documenting Barker's long career in the field of Microbiology at the University of California, Berkeley. The bulk of the collection consists of research notes and reports on Barker's innovative experiments. The collection also contains a considerable amount of correspondence, notes for lectures, seminars and courses, administrative information from UC Berkeley departments, and limited amounts of personal materials. The collection has been divided into six series: Correspondence, Lectures and Seminars, UC Berkeley, Research, Professional Associations, and Personal Papers.
Correspondence documents Barker's strong relationships with professional colleagues and students as well as his respected status in the international Microbiology community. He was a popular speaker and lectured frequently at various seminars and symposia. The notes and slides he saved from these presentations span nearly sixty years.
Barker's files on his administrative and academic activities at the University of California document the dynamic nature of microbiology during its early years at the university. Before UC agricultural research migrated to the Davis campus, Barker worked in, and chaired, the Department of Plant Nutrition at Berkeley, which was a part of the College of Agriculture. His files on the department are mostly confined to building issues and to the difficult, nearly ten-year-process of merging the College of Agriculture with the Department of Biochemistry in the College of Letters and Sciences to form a unified Biochemistry Department.
The bulk of the collection is made up of Barker's research experiment notes and files. Many of the notes were taken by graduate associates and research assistants and are divided into subseries by project title. These notes were generally stored in binders and have been rehoused in folders. Major projects include experiments with Clostridium, Glutamate, Vitamin B12, and the KAH Cleavage Enzyme.
There is a limited amount of material relating to Barker's involvement with professional associations including the American Society of Biological Chemists.
Barker's personal papers include family history and biographical information as well as honors and awards and notes taken during his education.

Container List

 

SERIES 1 Correspondence 1930-1997

Physical Description: Cartons 1-4

Arrangement

Divided into two sub-series: Outgoing Correspondence and Incoming Correspondence.

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters both sent and received by Barker. The subject matter is predominantly, though not entirely, professional. Correspondents are mainly colleagues, graduate students, and research assistants. Some folders contain research materials by the correspondent. In several instances, folders contain correspondence written by the correspondent to a recipient other than Barker.
 

1:1 Outgoing Correspondence 1930-1997

Physical Description: Carton 1

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 1, Folder 1-28

Outgoing Correspondence 1934-1997, n.d.

 

1:2 Incoming Correspondence 1935-1997, n.d.

Physical Description: Cartons 1-4

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Carton 1, Folder 29

Miscellaneous A 1935-1997, n.d.

Carton 1, Folder 30

Abeles, Robert H. 1962-1983

Carton 1, Folder 31

Alworth, William L. 1971-1975, n.d.

Carton 1, Folder 32

Aronoff, Samuel 1946-1969

Carton 1, Folder 33

Aguiar, James A. 1972

Carton 1, Folder 34-36

Miscellaneous B 1919, 1937-1996, n.d.

Carton 1, Folder 37

Beck, Jay Vern 1936-1970, n.d.

Carton 1, Folder 38

Bhat, Janardhana Verkatesh 1945-1968, n.d.

Carton 1, Folder 39

Blair, A Huntley 1963-1976, n.d.

Carton 1, Folder 40

Blakely, Raymond L. 1960-1978, n.d.

Carton 1, Folder 41

Bozler, G. (Gerhard) 1970-1973, n.d.

Carton 1, Folder 42

Brady, Roscoe O. 1947-1963, n.d.

Carton 1, Folder 43-44

Buckel, Wolfgang 1969-1997, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 1-2

Miscellaneous C 1933-1993, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 3

Cardon, B.P. 1941-1986, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 4

Chirpich, Thomas Paul 1967-1978, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 5

Costilow, Ralph N. 1962-1980, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 6

Miscellaneous D 1939-1986, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 7

D'Ari, Linda 1963-1995, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 8

Dekker, Eugene E. 1964-1981, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 9

Miscellaneous E 1934-1979, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 10

Edmunds, Henry N. 1964-1972, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 11

Elsden, Stanley R. 1946-1987, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 12

Miscellaneous F 1938-1997, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 13

Fukui, Saburo 1967-1980

Carton 2, Folder 14

Friedmann, Herbert C. 1967-1981, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 15

Miscellaneous G 1936-1995

Carton 2, Folder 16-17

Gottschalk, Gerhard 1964-1990, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 18

Gunsalus, I.C. 1948-1991

Carton 2, Folder 19-20

Miscellaneous H 1934-1990, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 21

Hackett, David Powell 1963, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 22

Hansma, Helen Greenwood 1968-1989, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 23

Hassid, William Zev, 1897-1974 1947-1978, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 24

Hassid, Lila "Billie" 1971, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 25

Herbst, Michael 1971, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 26-27

Hogenkamp, Henricus Petrus Cornelis 1960-1993, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 28

Hong, Suchen 1971, 1980, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 29

Miscellaneous I 1940-1986, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 30

Iodice, Arthur 1963-1975

Carton 2, Folder 31

Miscellaneous J 1936-1984, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 32

Jeng, Ingmeng 1973-1979

Carton 2, Folder 33-34

Miscellaneous K 1936-1996, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 35

Kamen, Martin David 1945-1995, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 36

Kerr, Clark 1954-1957

Carton 2, Folder 37

Kluyver, Albert Jan 1936-1958, n.d.

Carton 2, Folder 38

Kornberg, Arthur 1951-1990

Carton 2, Folder 39-40

Koshland, Daniel 1964-1975, 1990, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 1

Krasnobajew, Victor 1967-1980, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 2

Miscellaneous L 1936-1992, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 3

Ladd, Jeffrey N. 1960-1964

Carton 3, Folder 4

Lezius, Axel 1964-1976. n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 5

Liebermann, Irving 1951-1967, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 6

Lipman, Charles B. 1936, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 7

Lipmann, Fritz Albert 1941-1987, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 8-10

Miscellaneous M 1934-1994, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 11

McBee, Richard H. 1948-1970

Carton 3, Folder 12

McClung, L.S. 1941-1978

Carton 3, Folder 13

Meyer, K.F. 1939-1948

Carton 3, Folder 14

Munch-Petersen, Agnete 1956-1990, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 15

Miscellaneous N 1934-1997, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 16

Miscellaneous O 1963-1979

Carton 3, Folder 17

Ochoa, Severo 1951-1980

Carton 3, Folder 18

Ohsugi, Masahiro 1975-1979, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 19

Miscellaneous P 1935-1991, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 20

Pauling, Linus 1945-1961

Carton 3, Folder 21

Peel, John L. 1928-1970, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 22

Perlman, David 1946-1971, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 23

Miscellaneous R 1935-1995 n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 24

Rimmerman, Ernest 1962-1977, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 25

Robertson, John M. 1973-1996, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 26

Rochanovsky, Olga 1962-1971,

Carton 3, Folder 27

Ronzio, Robert N. 1962-1971, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 28

Roon, Robert J. 1968-1972, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 29-32

Miscellaneous S 1954-1989, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 33

Snell, Esmond 1962-1980, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 34

Soda, Kenji 1960-1996

Carton 3, Folder 35

Somack, Ralph L. 1971-1982

Carton 3, Folder 36

Sproul, Robert 1941, 1953

Carton 3, Folder 37-39

Stadtman, Earl 1942-1969, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 40-41

Stadtman, Teresa 1950-1996, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 42

Stern, Joseph R. 1961-1974

Carton 3, Folder 43

Stokes, Jack L. 1951-1978

Carton 3, Folder 44

Stumpf, Paul K. 1946-1994, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 45

Suzuki, Fugio 1964-1995, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 46-47

Switzer, Robert 1962-1994, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 48

Miscellaneous T 1940-1994, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 49

Thimann, Kenneth 1933-1972

Carton 3, Folder 50-51

Toohey, John I. 1960-1994

Carton 3, Folder 52

Miscellaneous U-V 1945-1995

Carton 3, Folder 53

Valentine, Raymond C. 1962-1987, n.d.

Carton 3, Folder 54

van Niel, C.B. (Kees) 1937-1978

Carton 3, Folder 55

van Niel, Christina (Mimi) 1949-1990

Carton 3, Folder 56

Volcani, Benjamin E. 1948-1988, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 1-3

Miscellaneous W 1936-1995

Carton 4, Folder 4

Waksman, Selman A. 1939-1953

Carton 4, Folder 5

Wang, Ching Chung 1965-1976, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 6

Wawszkiewicz, John E. 1961-1988

Carton 4, Folder 7-8

Weissbach, Herbert 1958-1990

Carton 4, Folder 9-11

Winnaker, Ernst L. 1967-1993, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 12

Wolfe, Ralph S. 1959-1987

Carton 4, Folder 13

Wood, Harland G. 1937-1990

Carton 4, Folder 14

Miscellaneous X-Z 1936-1984

Carton 4, Folder 15

Yorifugi, Takamitsu 1974-1976, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 16

Zappia, Vincenzio 1968-1974, 1994, n.d.

 

SERIES 2 Lectures and Seminars 1935-1990

Physical Description: Cartons 4-5

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence, notes, figures, and ephemera from conference and symposia talks that Barker gave at Universities and with professional associations. There is one folder of conference and awards photographs. Further materials regarding Barker's affiliation with professional associations can be found in Series 5.
Carton 4, Folder 17

Meetings Correspondence 1948-1964

Carton 4, Folder 18

Photographs 1956-1988, n.d.

Carton 4, Folder 19-32

Seminars 1933-1986

Carton 4, Folder 33

Dedication of the Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University 1954

Carton 4, Folder 34

CIBA Lectures at the Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University 1956

Carton 4, Folder 35

New York Academy of Sciences, B12 Meeting 1962-1963

Carton 4, Folder 36

Sixth Hopkins Marine Lecture 1966-1967

Carton 4, Folder 37

Bioenergetics Symposium, Indiana 1970

Carton 4, Folder 38

Faculty Research Lecture 1972

Carton 4, Folder 39

Pyrodoxal Catalysis Symposium, Leningrad 1974

Carton 4, Folder 40

Ochoa Symposium, Spain 1975

Carton 5, Folder 1

Trip to Japan 1976

Carton 5, Folder 2

Martin Kamen Symposium 1978

Carton 5, Folder 3

Stadtman Symposium at the National Institute of Health, USA 1984

Carton 5, Folder 4

Fritz Lipmann Symposium, Berlin 1987

Carton 5, Folder 5

Mosbacher Colloquium 1990

Carton 5, Folder 6

Figures for Lectures n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 7

Miscellaneous n.d.

 

SERIES 3 UC Berkeley 1937-1979

Physical Description: Carton 5

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into two sub-series: Department Files and Courses.

Scope and Content Note

This series includes files from Barker's tenure at UC Berkeley. The first sub-series contains grade books and administrative information from the Departments of Plant Nutrition and Biochemistry, as well as some graduate student files. It also contains several years of grant proposal information. The second sub-series contains notes for courses that Barker taught at the university.
 

3:1 Department Files 1936-1988

Physical Description: Carton 5

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 5, Folder 8

Biochemistry Students and Staff 1936-1987

Carton 5, Folder 9-10

Group in Comparative Biochemistry 1945-1976

Carton 5, Folder 11

Post-doctoral Fellows and Visiting Scientists in Barker's Laboratory 1948-1988

Carton 5, Folder 12

Biochemistry Joins College of Letters and Sciences 1949-1957

Carton 5, Folder 13-19

Biochemistry Virology Building 1950-1962, n.d.

Carton 5, Folder 20

Biochemistry Files 1952, 1963

Carton 5, Folder 21

Research Grants from National Science Foundation and Atomic Energy Commission 1958-1965

Carton 5, Folder 22

Sabbatical Proposals and Reports 1961-1969

Carton 5, Folder 23

Bacteriology Curriculum Crisis 1964

Carton 5, Folder 24

History of Biochemistry at the University of California 1968-1970

Carton 5, Folder 25-27

Research Grants 1973-1985

Carton 5, Folder 28

Radiation Safety Committee 1973-1988

Carton 5, Folder 29

Faculty Research Lecture Committee 1976-1977

Carton 5, Folder 30

Bacteriology Department Review 1979

 

3:2 Courses 1971-1977

Physical Description: Carton 5

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 5, Folder 31

Soil Microbiology Lab and Lecture Course Notes ca. 1940

Carton 5, Folder 32-33

Bacteriology 103 and 104 Notes Barker, Stanier, Douderoff, Adelberg 1940-1960

Carton 5, Folder 34

Biochemistry 100B Notes 1971

Carton 5, Folder 35

Biochemistry 102 (Lab) Notes: Course for Non-Majors 1975

 

SERIES 4 Research 1933-1992

Physical Description: Cartons 6 -10

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by project start date. Divided into 15 sub-series: Hopkins Marine Station, Agricultural Experiment Station, Methane and Methanogens, Clostridium, Glutamate, Vitamin B12, Glutamate Mutase, Lysine, COA, KAH/KAAH, Thiolesterase and Deacetylase, Enzyme Purification, Brevibacterium Enzymes, Delta Amino, and Miscellaneous Projects.

Scope and Content Note

This series is the largest of the collection and contains a variety of research material spanning Barker's career from the Hopkins Marine Station in the 1930s to UC Berkeley starting in the 1950s. Notable projects include Barker's work with Vitamin B12 and research co-authored with Michael Doudoroff and Zev Hassid on sugar for which they won the Sugar Research Award from the National Academy of Science in 1945. Many of the materials were originally housed in binders prepared by various graduate associates and research assistants. Although the notes have been removed from binders, they have been kept in their original order. Titles of the folders reflect Barker's own descriptions on original binders and are often identified both by the name of the experiment and by the associate who took the notes.
 

4:1 Hopkins Marine Station 1933-1934

Physical Description: Carton 6

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 6, Folder 1

Research Notebook I: Hopkins Marine Station 1933

Carton 6, Folder 2

Research Notebook II: Culture of Marine Diatoms and Dinoflagellates 1933

Carton 5, Folder 3

Research Notebook III: Hopkins Marine Station 1934

 

4:2 Agricultural Experiment Station 1936-1967

Physical Description: Carton 6

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 6, Folder 4

Research Notebook IV: Agricultural Research Station 1936-1937

Carton 6, Folder 5

Research Reports 1938-1978

 

4:3 Methane and Methanogens 1936-1989

Physical Description: Carton 6

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 6, Folder 6

Methane Fermentation: Methanobacteria Omelanskii, Delft and UC Berkeley 1936-1940

Carton 6, Folder 7-8

Methanogens: Correspondence and notes on literature and research 1936-1984

Carton 6, Folder 9

Metabolism of Methanobacteria Omelanskii, Utilization of Antibiotics and Others. 1939-1940

Carton 6, Folder 10

Methane Fermentation: Martin Pine, Alan Johns, Theresa Stadtman 1949-1956

 

4:4 Clostridium 1944-1977

Physical Description: Carton 6

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 6, Folder 11

Clostridium Kluyverii: Caproic Acid production 1944-1965, 1972

Carton 6, Folder 12

Clostridium Kluyverii: Correspondence regarding enzymic reactions 1945-1965

Carton 6, Folder 13

Culture of Clostridium Aceticum and preparation of Carbon 14 labeled Acetic Acid: Volcani, Barker 1947

Carton 6, Folder 14

Clostridium Tetanomorphum: Richard Durbin, manuscripts and notes 1952-1966

Carton 6, Folder 15

Experiments with enzymes from Clostridium Tetanomorphum 1952-1966

Carton 6, Folder 16-17

Clostridium Tetanomorphum: Correspondence 1956-1977

Carton 6, Folder 18

Clostridium Propionicum 1970-1974

 

4:5 Glutamate 1956-1959

Physical Description: Cartons 6-7

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 6, Folder 19-21

Glutamate #3 1956

Carton 6, Folder 22-26

Glutamate #6 1957-1958

Carton 6, Folder 27-29

Glutamate: 1, 2, 3: Herbert Weissbach Notes 1958

Carton 6, Folder 30-33

Glutamate #7 1958

Carton 7, Folder 1-4

Glutamate #9 1959

 

4:6 Vitamin B12 1958-1959, n.d.

Physical Description: Carton 7

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 7, Folder 5-9

Patents 1950-1967, n.d.

Carton 7, Folder 10-11

B12 Coenzymes: Patent Correspondence, Notes and Related Materials 1964-1978, n.d.

Carton 7, Folder 12-18

B12 Coenzymes: USA Correspondence 1957-1985

Carton 7, Folder 19

B12 Coenzymes: Correspondence with Merck Research Lab 1958-1960

Carton 7, Folder 20-21

B12 Coenzymes: Correspondence with Squibb 1958-1964

Carton 7, Folder 22

B12 Coenzymes and Glutamate Fermentation: Notes and Correspondence 1958-1962

Carton 7, Folder 23-25

Experiments: Benjamin Volcani, Visiting Scientist 1958-1959

Carton 7, Folder 26-29

Isolation of Coenzyme Form of Pseudovitamin B12 1958-1959

Carton 8, Folder 1

Smyth and Weissbach B12 Coenzymes Paper: Handling of B12 Coenzyme 1958

Carton 8, Folder 2

Synthesis of Cobalt-58 Dimethylbenzimidazolecobamide Coenzyme (B12) 1959

Carton 8, Folder 3

B12 Coenzymes: Lectures and Related Correspondence 1962-1967, n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 4

B12 Coenzymes: Graphs and Figures n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 5

Faculty Research Lecture on B12 n.d.

Carton 8, Folder 6

Plan of Research n.d.

 

4:7 Glutamate Mutase 1956-1971

Physical Description: Carton 8

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 8, Folder 7

Summaries of Glutamate Mutase Experiments 1956-1962

Carton 8, Folder 8

Collaboration with JH Richards on Heat Exchange in Glutamate Mutase Experiments 1969-1971

Carton 8, Folder 9-12

Purification and properties of Glutamate Mutase 1964

 

4:8 Lysine 1965-1982

Physical Description: Carton 8

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 8, Folder 13

Lysine Fermentation Correspondence 1965-1982

Carton 8, Folder 14

Preparation of β-Lysine Diamino hexamovate 1968-1973

Carton 8, Folder 15-16

Lysine Fermenting Non-Sporulating Anerobes 1981

 

4:9 COA 1975-1978

Physical Description: Carton 8

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 8, Folder 17-21

Experiments: T. Yorifugi 1975

Carton 8, Folder 22-25

COA Transferase: Barker Notes 1977-1978

 

4:10 KAH/KAAH 1975-1981

Physical Description: Cartons 8-9

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 8, Folder 26-35

KAH Cleavage Enzyme 1975-1976

Carton 9, Folder 1-7

KAH Cleavage Enzyme, Volume 2: Masahiro Ohsugi's Notes 1977

Carton 9, Folder 8-12

KAAH: Jonathan Kahn Notes, Volume I 1978-1979

Carton 9, Folder 13

Furobacterium, KAH Cleavage Enzyme: Lora Hedrick's Notes 1980-1981

 

4:11 Thiolesterase and Deacetylase 1977-1980

Physical Description: Carton 9

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 9, Folder 14

Deacetylase and Thiolesterases of Pseudomass B4: Masahiro Ohsugi's Notes 1977-1978

Carton 9, Folder 15-20

Deacetylase and Thiolesterase: Barker's Notes 1978-1980

Carton 9, Folder 21-26

Deacetylase and Thiolesterase: Lab Technician Susan Chew's Notes 1978-1979

Carton 9, Folder 27-28

Thiolesterase Deacetylase 1979-1980

Carton 9, Folder 29-30

Thiolesterase Deacetylase: Kahn and Barker 1980

Carton 9, Folder 31

Deacetylase Thiolesterase 1980-1981

 

4:12 Enzyme Purification 1979-1980

Physical Description: Carton 10
Carton 10, Folder 1-4

Laboratory Notes: Jonathan Kahn 1979-1980

 

4:13 Brevibacterium Enzymes 1979-1980

Physical Description: Carton 10

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 10, Folder 5

Laboratory Notebook 1980-1981

 

4:14 Delta Amino 1984

Physical Description: Carton 10

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 10, Folder 6-11

Delta Amino Valenz Acid Degradation 1984

Carton 10, Folder 12-18

Delta Amino Valvate 1984-1986

 

4:15 Miscellaneous Projects 1933-1992

Physical Description: Carton 10

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Carton 10, Folder 19

List of Areas of Research 1933-1987

Carton 10, Folder 20-21

Correspondence regarding Bacterial Cultures sent and received 1935-1986

Carton 10, Folder 22

Conversion of Ethanol to Brityric and Caproic Acids by Bacteria. Agreement with Delft Yeast Factory 1937

Carton 10, Folder 23

Uric Acid Fermentation 1939-1941

Carton 10, Folder 24

Folic Acid in Methanobacterium omelanskii 1940-1966

Carton 10, Folder 25

Fermentation of Allantoin by Streptococcus allantoicus 1942-1944

Carton 10, Folder 26

Notes on First Carbon14 Tracer Experiments with Martin Kamen 1944-1945

Carton 10, Folder 27

Experiments with Butyri bacterium 1939-1960

Carton 10, Folder 28

Incorporation of Carbon14 into Organic Compounds by Means of Photosynthetic Bacteria 1950-1952

Carton 10, Folder 29

Photographs of Bacteria ca. 1951, n.d.

Carton 10, Folder 30

Identification of ATP in Thiobacilus Thioxidans 1943, 1952-1954

Carton 10, Folder 31

Effect of TRIS on pyrate 1955

Carton 10, Folder 32

Smith Committee on Classification of Anerobic Spore Formers 1967

Carton 10, Folder 33

Chronology of glu ferm to CoB12 Experiments 1975

Carton 10, Folder 34

Synthesis of 2.5 Diammohexamoic Acid 1977

Carton 10, Folder 35

Effects of Acetomo COA as Inhibitor of COA Thiolesterase 1977

Carton 10, Folder 36

4 ABA Oxidation Studies 1978

Carton 10, Folder 37

Sucrose phosphorylase 1991-1994

Carton 10, Folder 38

Path from Acetalphosphate to AcetalCOA (Fase B Journal) 1992

 

SERIES 5 Professional Associations 1933-1980

Physical Description: Carton 11

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains materials relating to Barker's involvement with the American Society of Biological Chemists and the Northern California Section of the Society for Microbiology, including information on publications and governance.
Carton 11, Folder 1

Correspondence Concerning the Revision of Editorial Policies in the Journal of Biological Chemistry 1955-1956

Carton 11, Folder 2

Correspondence for the Northern California Section of the American Society of Microbiology 1980

 

SERIES 6 Personal and Biographical Materials 1930-1997

Physical Description: Carton 11

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This small but rich series contains materials relating to Barker's personal and family history, honors and awards he earned, some photographs, and materials relating to his education and early academic research at Stanford University and at the Technical University in Delft, Holland. Also included are some course materials of C. B. van Niel's, correspondence concerning van Niel, and memorial materials.
Carton 11, Folder 3-10

van Niel, Cornelis Barnardus 1930-1991

Carton 11, Folder 11-13

Lecture Notes 1930-1950

Carton 11, Folder 14

Scientific Contributions of A.H. Barker 1935-1991, n.d.

Carton 11, Folder 15

Appointments 1934-1975

Carton 11, Folder 16

Family History and Autobiographical Information 1936-1937, n.d.

Carton 11, Folder 17

Personal Photographs 1936-1986, n.d.

Carton 11, Folder 18

Photographic Portraits-Barker Head-shots 1936-1986, n.d.

Carton 11, Folder 19

C.B. van Niel and A.J. Kluyver photographs 1936-1986, n.d.

Carton 11, Folder 20-23

Honors and Awards 1946-1992

Carton 11, Folder 24

Newspaper Articles 1952-1985, n.d.

Carton 11, Folder 25

Articles in Encyclopedia of Science 1959-1979, n.d.

Carton 11, Folder 26

Biobibliography and Who's Who in Science Yearly Updates 1966-1985, n.d.

Carton 11, Folder 27

Michael Douderoff biography written for NAS 1969-1994

Carton 11, Folder 28

Curriculum Vitae and Related Materials 1974-1980

Carton 11, Folder 29

Draft of Autobiography 1987

Carton 11, Folder 30

The Delft School of Microbiology Family Tree 1996