Finding Aid for the Louis J. Ignarro Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Photo Archive 1998

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Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Louis J. Ignarro Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Photo Archive,
Date (inclusive): 1998
Collection number: 170
Creator: Dr. Anjay Rastogi et al.
Extent: 1 document box 1 oversize folder
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: The collection consists of pictorial materials, including photographs provided by Dr. Ignarro, assembled for "Louis J. Ignarro: the Road to Stockholm: a Nobel Mission," an exhibit displayed in the UCLA Biomedical Library, 1999. The exhibit was curated by Anjay Rastogi, UCLA Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, with collaboration of the UCLA Chancellor's Office and the Biomedical Library's History and Special Collections Division.
Physical location: Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division, University of California, Los Angeles.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access

The collection is open for research. Contact the History and Special Collections Division, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA, for information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Louis J. Ignarro Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Photo Archive, 170, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Louis J. Ignarro was born May 31, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York. He studied chemistry and pharmacy as an undergraduate at Columbia University and pharmacology, with a minor in cardiac physiology, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he received a Ph.D. in 1966. Following an appointment in the Department of Pharmacology at Tulane University in New Orleans (1979-1985), he became Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles in 1985. In 1998, Ignarro, Robert F. Furchgott, and Ferid Murad were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries concerning "nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system."

Scope and Content

The collection consists of pictorial materials assembled for an exhibit at UCLA by Anjay Rastogi, UCLA Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, with collaboration of the UCLA Chancellor's Office and the UCLA Biomedical Library's History and Special Collections Division. The exhibit, entitled "Louis J. Ignarro: The road to Stockholm: A Nobel Mission" focused on Ignarro's early life, his research and teaching, and the Nobel ceremony and banquet. There are twenty-one folders, the last of which is oversize and housed in the map case of the History Special and Collections Division of the UCLA Biomedical Library.
The collection is organized into the following series:

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    Ignarro, Louis J.
    Nitric Oxide--history.
    Nobel Prize--Biography.


    Container List

    Box 1, Folder 1

    The Nobel Prize ceremony.

    Physical Description: 5 sheets of photographs, each with one 5 x 7" and three 2 x 3" glossy prints

    Scope and Content Note

    1. Ignarro accepting the Noble Prize from King Carl Gustav of Sweden; 2. LJI holding his Nobel Diploma at the ceremony; 3. King Carl Gustav and LJI at the banquet; 4. LJI and his wife Sharon dancing at the banquet; 5. the banquet tables set before dinner
    Box 1, Folder 2

    The Nobel Prize ceremony.

    Physical Description: 8 sheets of photographs plus two 8 x 11" prints

    Scope and Content Note

    1. the Nobel laureates; 2. the Ignarro group; 3. King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden; 4. dancing; 5. the banquet
    Box 1, Folder 3

    President Clinton with Drs. Sharon & Louis Ignarro at the White House.

    Physical Description: one 8 x 10", one 5 x 7", and three 2 x 3" prints
    Box 1, Folder 4

    Press conference at UCLA.

    Physical Description: one sheet and one 5 x 8" print

    Scope and Content Note

    Chancellor Carnesale, Dr. and Mrs. Ignarro on the podium
    Box 1, Folder 5

    Miscellaneous photographs.

    Physical Description: one sheet ; three 2 x 3" photos

    Scope and Content Note

    LJI holding a large "Congratulations" card, head and shoulders portrait, and LJI astride a motorcycle
    Box 1, Folder 6

    LJI and family members.

    Physical Description: three sheets, two 8 x 10", four sets of three 2 x 3" photos
    Box 1, Folder 7

    LJI, wife and members of his UCLA research team.

    Physical Description: two sheets, one 6 x 9", one 5 x 7", two 4 x 6", and two sets of three 2 x 3" photos

    Scope and Content Note

    includes Georgette Buga and Prof. Gautham Chaudhuri
    Box 1, Folder 8

    Robert F. Furchgott, portrait.

    Physical Description: one 5 x 7" and two 2 x 3" photos

    Scope and Content Note

    co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
    Box 1, Folder 9

    Ferid Murad, portrait.

    Physical Description: one 5 x 7" and two 2 x 3" photos

    Scope and Content Note

    co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
    Box 1, Folder 10

    Gerald S. Levey, portrait.

    Physical Description: one 5 x 7" and two 2 x 3" photos

    Scope and Content Note

    Provost of Medical Sciences and Dean, UCLA School of Medicine
    Box 1, Folder 11

    Alan M. Fogelman, portrait.

    Physical Description: two 5 x 7" and one 8 x 10" photos

    Scope and Content Note

    Executive Chair, Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine
    Box 1, Folder 12

    Michael E. Phelps, portrait.

    Physical Description: two 2 x 3" photos

    Scope and Content Note

    Chair, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Department of Biophysics, and Crump Institute, UCLA School of Medicine
    Box 1, Folder 13

    Gautham Chaudhuri, portrait

    Physical Description: one 3 x 4" and three 4 x 6" photos

    Scope and Content Note

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine
    Box 1, Folder 14

    Unidentified portrait.

    Physical Description: one 5 x 7" and one 8 x 10" photo
    Box 1, Folder 15

    LJI as a young adolescent.

    Physical Description: one 5 x 7" and one 8 x 10" photo

    Scope and Content Note

    with accordion, with cat, and with another boy
    Box 1, Folder 16

    Miscellaneous photos from Stockholm.

    Physical Description: two sheets, one 7 x 9", and three 2 x 3" photos

    Scope and Content Note

    street scene; scenic view of the harbor; Dr. Sharon Ignarro and LJI in a boardroom; a theatrical performance
    Box 1, Folder 17

    Nobel Prize medal, obverse view.

    Physical Description: one 6 x 7" mounted photo
    Box 1, Folder 18

    Published materials concerning Dr. Ignarro's nitric oxide research.

    Physical Description: seven 8 x 10" photos

    Scope and Content Note

    cover illustrations and a table-of-contents of scientific journals, plus illustration of nitric oxide formation pathway
    Box 1, Folder 19

    Humorous illustrations about nitrous oxide.

    Physical Description: three 8 x 10" photos, one mounted

    Scope and Content Note

    two cartoons, one in English, one in Italian, and an altered movie poster for "Dr. NO" with "Lou Ignarro as 007"
    Box 1, Folder 20

    Statistics.

    Physical Description: three bar graphs, mounted

    Scope and Content Note

    mortality in the U.S., prevalence of cardiovascular disease in the U.S., and the number of publications on nitric oxide from 1986-1998
    Folder 21

    "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1998".

    Physical Description: 40 x 28" poster

    Scope and Content Note

    poster issued by the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; holographic inscription: "To the Biomedical Library, thanks, Louis J. Ignarro. 7-27-99"

    Note

    housed in the map case of the History and Special Collections Division of the UCLA Biomedical Library