Finding Aid for the Mary Agnes Burniston Brazier Papers. Supplement. 1941-1995, bulk 1988-1995

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Mary Agnes Burniston Brazier Papers. Supplement.,
Date (inclusive): 1941-1995, bulk 1988-1995
Collection number: 42A
Creator: Brazier (Mary Agnes Burniston) 1904-1995
Extent: 1 carton, (1.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: This carton of documents augments the previously donated papers of Mary A. B. Brazier (UCLA Biomedical Library, Manuscript Collection number 42), who was internationally respected as a neurophysiologist, historian, author, and editor. It contains correspondence of her retirement years with former colleagues and lasting friends, and adds some biographical details of her youth and formative years to the information in the main collection. There are numerous photographs of persons and places tied to her professional travel. The collection also contains documentation of financial grants from the National Institutes of Health awarded or continued during the period covered. [Note: Box 1 of this collection, #42A, comprises and is labeled as Box 28 of collection #42.]
Physical location: History and Special Collections for the Sciences, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

Collection is open for research.
"Manuscript Collection no. 42A" Box 1 comprises and is labeled as Box 28 of Collection 42.

Publication Rights

Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Biomedical Library. 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 Biomedical Library does not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mary Agnes Burniston Brazier Papers. Supplement., 42A, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

The materials were donated by Dr. Brazier's heirs in 2010.

Scope and Content

The bulk of the materials consists of correspondence from Dr. Brazier's retirement years, and photographs of her and her scientific colleagues and friends. There are also short autobiographical reminiscences.
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Neurophysiology and Neurophysiologists., 1947-1995. 52 folders
  • Series 2. Professional and Personal Materials, 1941-1995. 21 folders

Related Material

UCLA BIOMEDICAL LIBRARY HISTORY AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS FOR THE SCIENCES. Manuscript Collection #42: Mary Agnes Burniston Brazier Papers.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Brazier, Mary Agnes Burniston, 1904-1995
Electroencephalography--history.
Neurophysiology--history.


Container List

 

Series 1. Neurophysiology and Neurophysiologists. 1947-1995

Physical Description: 52 folders

Arrangement

chronological within folders
 

Subseries 1. Individuals 1947-1995

Physical Description: 50 folders
Box 1, Folder 1

Adey, William Ross (W. Ross Adey), 1922–2004.

Scope and Content Note

correspondence (1988-1995); Adey reprints (1960-1993); various reprints on possible biological effects of electromagnetic fields (1992); photographs
Box 1, Folder 2

A - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1994-1995

Scope and Content Note

Lord Addison (some information about Brazier's London addresses as a student and a newly-wed); John James Abbott (obituary)
Box 1, Folder 3

Barlow, John S., 1925- . 1988-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; "The Electroencephalogram: its Patterns and Origins" by John S. Barlow: pre-publication reviews, printed post-publication reviews, some chapter drafts; "A Chinese-Russian-English Dictionary" by John S. Barlow: announcement and sample pages
Box 1, Folder 4

Bates, John A.V., 1918-1993. 1990-1993

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; "The Times" obituary
Box 1, Folder 5

Bekhtereva, N. P. (Natalia Petrovna), (Bechtereva, Natasha), 1924-2008. 1990-1994

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; 8x10" portrait
Box 1, Folder 6

B - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1988-1994

Scope and Content Note

Reginald Bickford; Dietmar Biesold; Colin Blakemore; Nathaniel Buchwald; UCLA Brain Research Institute (miscellaneous memos and announcements); Theodore Bullock; Pierre Buser; Arlette Buser
Box 1, Folder 7

Cobb, Stanley, 1887-1968. 1947-1948

Scope and Content Note

memo from Cobb concerning Brazier's salary; group photograph of Dr. Cobb's department personnel, Massachusetts General Hospital
Box 1, Folder 8

Cobb, W. A. (William Albert), 1913-1999. 1988-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; photographs and realtor brochure of Blackwater House, Dr. Cobb's home
Box 1, Folder 9

Crandall, Paul H., 1923- . 1989-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; Crandall reprint "The UCLA Epilepsy Program: historical review, 1960-1992"
Box 1, Folder 10

C - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1988-1995

Scope and Content Note

Gastone G. Celesia (includes information on a 1994 Citizen Ambassador Program Clinical Neurophysiology Delegation to China, to which Brazier was invited); Robert C. Collins; Thomas F. Collura; Mary Conley; Richard Creese (includes snapshot of Dr. and Mrs. Creese); funeral notice for Otto Detlef Creutzfeld
Box 1, Folder 11

D - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1984

Scope and Content Note

A tribute, Max Dondey, 1924-1983

Note

for snapshot of Dondey, see folder #59
Box 1, Folder 12

Ellingson, Robert J. 1989-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence
Box 1, Folder 13

E - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1989

Scope and Content Note

Jerome Engel (Pete)
Box 1, Folder 14

Flanigin, Herman F., 1895-1988. 1990

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; typescript for a chapter on "The history of surgical treatment of epilepsy in North America", by H. Flanigin et al.
Box 1, Folder 15

F - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1988-1990

Scope and Content Note

Sally Field; Stanley Finger; Kathryn Ferguson Fink ("in Memoriam"); Alex Forbes (photograph); Marion Fremont-Smith (Mrs. Paul...); Joyce M. Fried
Box 1, Folder 16

G - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1990-1993

Scope and Content Note

Thomas A. Gibbons; Roger W. Gillian ("In memoriam"); Geoffrey H. Gold; Eli S. Goldensohn; Murray Goldstein; F. Golla; Ellen Grass
Box 1, Folder 17

Herrmann, Christian, Jr. 1989-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; newspaper clippings
Box 1, Folder 18

H - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1990-1994

Scope and Content Note

Diane E. Haines; Richard N. Harner; Charles E. Henry (Chuck); Thomas Hutton
Box 1, Folder 19

Ingvar, David H., 1924-2000. 1988

Scope and Content Note

one letter, and reply
Box 1, Folder 20

Jasper, Herbert Henri, 1906-1999. 1990-1993

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; meeting announcements
Box 1, Folder 21

J - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1989-1994

Scope and Content Note

Ian Jeffers; Bernice Jeffrey (Wenzel); Russell A. Johnson
Box 1, Folder 22

Koestler, Arthur, 1905–1983. 1988-1994

Scope and Content Note

correspondence re. letters and a Koestler manuscript that Brazier deposited with the Koestler Archive at Edinburgh University; checklist of Koestler Archive at Edinburgh Univ. Library, 1987

Note

Koestler planned to write about the brain physiology that lies behind psychological behavior (see 9 May '88 letter) in his second volume of "Insight and Outlook", and asked Dr. Brazier, whom he had met at a Cambridge dinner party, to comment on his manuscript
Box 1, Folder 23

K - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1990-1995

Scope and Content Note

Dan W. Kass; Peter Kellaway; John Russell Knott ("In memoriam")
Box 1, Folder 24

Lindsley, Donald Benjamin, 1907-2003. 1989-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; Lindsley c.v.
Box 1, Folder 25

L - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1990-1991

Scope and Content Note

Denis Leigh; Robert B. Livingston; Liliana Lubinska (Lubinska)
Box 1, Folder 26

MacLean, Paul D., 1913-2007. 1989-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence
Box 1, Folder 27

Magnus, Otto. 1991-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence
Box 1, Folder 28

Magoun, Horace Winchell, 1907-1991. 1991-1993

Scope and Content Note

reprints of two memorial articles; three portraits; note to Brazier from Dr. Magoun's daughter, Elizabeth Provenzano
Box 1, Folder 29

McIlwain, Henry, 1912-1992. 1988

Scope and Content Note

one short note from Dr. McIlwain
Box 1, Folder 30

Melnechuk, Theodore. 1995

Scope and Content Note

one letter from Melnechuk, plus photocopies of short publications
Box 1, Folder 31

Naquet, Robert, 1923-2005. 1988-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence
Box 1, Folder 32

N - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1991-1993

Scope and Content Note

Neuroscience Abstracts; Marc R. Nuwer; E. Niedermeyer
Box 1, Folder 33

Ormerod, W. E. 1990-1992

Scope and Content Note

correspondence, centered on a bust of Richard Caton

Note

Dr. Ormerod is Caton's grandson
Box 1, Folder 34

O - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1991-1992

Scope and Content Note

Ynez O'Neill; David Ottoson
Box 1, Folder 35

P - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1989-1994

Scope and Content Note

Terry Picton; Ladd Prosser; Dominick P. Purpura
Box 1, Folder 36

Remond, Antoine (Tony Rémond), 1917-1998. 1989-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence
Box 1, Folder 37

Rosenblith, Walter A., 1913-2002. 1993-1994

Scope and Content Note

one letter; reprint of Rosenblith foreword to "So human a brain", ed. by Anne Harrington
Box 1, Folder 38

Sawyer, Charles H., 1915-2006. 1990-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; newspaper clippings
Box 1, Folder 39

Scheibel, Arnold B. 1989-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence
Box 1, Folder 40

Sonnenschein, Ralph R. 1989-1994

Scope and Content Note

correspondence
Box 1, Folder 41

Storm van Leeuwen, W. 1989-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; photo of Storm van Leeuwen's house in Holland

Note

Storm van Leeuwen's nickname, Ims, is found often throughout Brazier's letters
Box 1, Folder 42

S - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1966, 1986-1995

Scope and Content Note

Sasha (1966); Edward Schwarzschild; Pepe Segundo (Jose Pedro Segundo); Ernst-August Seyfarth regarding Ernst Theodor von Bruecke (Brücke); Harold W. Shipton; Oliver Sacks ("New Yorker" article "To see and not to see", 1993)

Note

Sasha was a student who acted as simultaneous translator for a Brazier lecture in Leningrad
Box 1, Folder 43

Tower, Donald Bayley, 1920-2007. 1987-1994

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; five Tower reprints
Box 1, Folder 44

T - Miscellaneous correspondence. 1988-1994

Scope and Content Note

Helen M. Tepperman; Barry R. Tharp; Bernard Towers; Jan Trabka
Box 1, Folder 45

Ukhtomskii (Uchtomsky), A. A. (Aleksei? Alekseevich), 1875-1942. 1960, 1972-1975

Scope and Content Note

typed list "Selected writings of Alexie Alexeevich Uchtomsky, 1903-1951"; correspondence; a few typed pages of a biography of Uchtomsky; newspaper review of the "Dictionary of Scientific Biography" from the "Times Literary Supplement", 1970; two 5x7" portraits, and snapshot of Uchtomsky and Shaternikov, with negatives

Note

Brazier was invited to write a biography of Uchtomsky for the DSB
Box 1, Folder 46

van Duijn, Hans. 1989-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; snapshots of Brazier and van Duijn
Box 1, Folder 47

Verzeano, Michael. 1990-1994

Scope and Content Note

correspondence
Box 1, Folder 48

Welch, John B. 1989-1993

Scope and Content Note

correspondence; newspaper clippings with portraits
Box 1, Folder 49

W - Miscellaneous. 1965, 1991-1994

Scope and Content Note

Norbert Wiener: "in memoriam", 1965, and book reviews by John Barlow and by Alex Andrew of "Norbert Wiener" by Pesi R. Masani; Jerome B. Wiesner, obituary
Box 1, Folder 50

Zottoli, Steven J. 1994

Scope and Content Note

correspondence
 

Subseries 2. Institutions and Societies 1975-1994

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 1, Folder 51

Burden Neurological Institute, Bristol, England. 1975

Scope and Content Note

"The Burden Neurological Institute Limited, Report, April 1974-March l975"
Box 1, Folder 52

IBRO (International Brain Research Organization). 1989, 1994

Scope and Content Note

draft copy of "Early history of IBRO: the birth of organized neuroscience", ed. by Louise Marshall, with photocopies of figures and captions, and correspondence concerning the manuscript; issue of "IBRO News", v. 17, no. 3, 1989; photocopied pages from "International Brain Research Organization: birth and development", 1978
 

Series 2. Professional and Personal Materials 1941-1995

Physical Description: 21 folders
 

Subseries 1. Brazier's Research Publications 1947-1985

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 1, Folder 53

Brazier reprints and reports. 1947-1980

Scope and Content Note

five reprints or photocopies (some partial); one typed report; one typed presentation to 4th meeting of Eastern Association of Electroencephalographers (1946?)
Box 1, Folder 54

Published reviews of "A History of Neurophysiology in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries", by Mary A.B. Brazier. 1985

Scope and Content Note

eighteen reviews; some correspondence with the publisher, and with Edwin Clarke, one of the reviewers
 

Subseries 2. Miscellaneous Professional and Research Materials 1961-1991

Physical Description: 4 folders
Box 1, Folder 55

Career grant award, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness: "Computer aided research on the brain". 1961-1966

Scope and Content Note

original proposal with letters of recommendation; correspondence; various government and university documents
Box 1, Folder 56

Research grant, National Institutes of Health: "Electrophysiological studies of the epileptic brain". 1977

Scope and Content Note

grant application
Box 1, Folder 57

Research grant, National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke: "The historical development of neurophysiology". 1980-1991

Scope and Content Note

grant documents; correspondence
Box 1, Folder 58

Publication grant, National Library of Medicine: "The Historical Development of Neurophysiology". 1979-1982

Scope and Content Note

grant documents; correspondence
 

Subseries 3. Honors and Awards 1962-1989

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 3, Folder 59

Doctorate honoris causa in Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 26 March 1976. 1975-1976

Physical Description: photos mounted on black album sheets

Scope and Content Note

copy of letter announcing the offer of honorary doctorate from the University of Utrecht; 13 mounted snapshots of the ceremony in the cathedral; additional snapshots of Storm van Leeuwen's house in Zeeland the day after the ceremony; negative and 4x6" copy of the diploma
Box 1, Folder 60

Miscellaneous honors. 1962, 1967, 1983, 1989

Scope and Content Note

newspaper interview, with portrait, on the occasion of winning the "Los Angeles Times" Women of the Year Award (1962); certificate of the inclusion of Mary A. Brazier in the 5th edition of "Who's Who of American Women" (1967); newspaper clipping on receiving "Woman of the Year" award from the Muses of the California Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles (1983); announcement of the establishment of two scientific awards by the International Federation of Societies for Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology: The M.A.B. Brazier Young Investigator Award, and The W. A. Cobb Young Investigator Award (1989)
Box 1, Folder 61

Nomination for Albert Lasker Medical Research Award. 1964

Scope and Content Note

letter to the A. and M. Lasker Foundation, signed by Drs. Sherman M. Mellinkoff and H. W. Magoun
 

Subseries 4. Miscellaneous Personal Materials 1941-1995

Physical Description: 12 folders
Box 1, Folder 62

Curriculum vitae. 1964, probably 1988

Scope and Content Note

short c.v. dated 1964; very complete undated c.v.; various other pages
Box 1, Folder 63

Autobiographical materials. 1982, 1992

Scope and Content Note

copy of a letter to Oliver Brazier (her son) and his wife, explaining about Dr. Brazier's vision problem; nine-page typed autobiography, plus additional notes; correspondence with Christine Gladwin at Sidcot School about a planned history of the school

Note

Brazier, her brother Guy Burniston Brown, and her husband, Leslie Giddens Brazier had all attended Sidcot, a coeducational Quaker boarding school
Box 1, Folder 64

American Association of Neurological Surgeons. 1991

Scope and Content Note

correspondence with Roy C. Selby who, on behalf of the Association's Archives Committee, wanted to arrange a video or audio interview with Brazier, to record reminiscences regarding her professional life and career

Note

Brazier firmly declined the invitation
Box 1, Folder 65

Portraits and snapshots of M.A.B. Brazier. 1941-1993

Scope and Content Note

eleven solo photographs, many undated, one negative; includes photograph and cover portrait used on "Modern Medicine", v. 29, Oct. 30, 1961
Box 1, Folder 66

Photographs of Brazier with colleagues and friends. 1950-1993

Scope and Content Note

snapshots from meetings and travel; some people, places, and times are identified: Prague; Vienna, with H. Petsche; the Remonds (Rémond), L.A. and Paris; committee meeting at Holmby St., L.A.; EEG ski meetings; Anokhin in Moscow; Grey Walter and Asratyan; Paul Simenon at Lake Tahoe
Box 1, Folder 67

Photographs of UCLA Medical Center. 1959-1990

Scope and Content Note

photos of ground breaking for the Brain Research Institute, constrution, and finished building; aerial view of UCLA Medical Center; group portrait of Anatomy Department (1970's?)
Box 1, Folder 68

Photographs from Europe. 1976

Physical Description: photos mounted on black album sheets

Scope and Content Note

13 pages of snapshots and maps of: Hellmuth Petsche's family and summer house at Emmersdorf, Austria; Melk Monastery, and surrounding landscapes of the Danube valley; some participants of an IBRO symposium in Vienna; scenes of Venice, during European EEG Congress; scenes from drive from Venice to Paris with Max Donday and wife, and pictures of their house as St. Ismier.
Box 1, Folder 69

Photographs of colleagues and friends.

Scope and Content Note

named are H. Magoun and Lord Adrian; John Barlow; a rare photograph of V.M. Bekhterev (Bechterev) when young; and a few unidentified photos and negative
Box 1, Folder 70

Einstein and Eddington. 1950, 1980, 1991

Scope and Content Note

negative and photocopy of a short letter from Albert Einstein to Brazier (1950); correspondence re. a snapshot of Einstein and Arthur Stanley Eddington, taken in front of the Cambridge University Astronomical Observatory by Brazier's father; negative and copy of the snapshot; negative and copy of an Eddington portrait

Note

Arthur S. Eddington and Dr. Brazier's father were first cousins
Box 1, Folder 71

Roper, Laura Wood (Mrs. W. Crosby Roper, Jr.). 1990-1995

Scope and Content Note

correspondence

Note

Laura Roper was a friend of long standing
Box 1, Folder 72

Other miscellaneous correspondence. 1961-1995

Scope and Content Note

Dorothy Jeakins (1914-1995): correspondence; photographs of Dr. Brazier's 1961 Los Angeles apartment; magazine article and illustrations of Dorothy Jenkins' Montecito, CA house; Geoffrey A. Wigham: correspondence about Sidcot, the Quaker boarding school in England that he and Brazier attended; Anna: letter

Note

Dorothy Jeakins was a three-time Academy Award-winning costume designer; Anna was Dr. Brazier's longtime secretary at UCLA
Box 1, Folder 73

Correspondence with the UCLA Biomedical Library. 1986-1993

Scope and Content Note

correspondence with Victoria Steele and Katharine E.S. Donahue, successive heads of the History and Special Collections Division, concerning the various materials Dr. Brazier had given to the library