The Jesse Rabinowitz papers, 1944-1999, consist of correspondence, writings, research, and personal papers relating to his
life and work as a biochemist. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, research material, and professional
papers that Rabinowitz collected during his 40 year career with the Department of Biochemistry at the University of California,
Berkeley. Also included is a small array of personal papers which present a view of Rabinowitz's wide-ranging interests, as
well as a limited collection of personal photographs.
Jesse Charles Rabinowitz was born on April 28, 1925 in New York, New York. He was the only child of Julius and Frances Rabinowitz,
immigrants to the United States from Eastern Europe. When he was eleven, the family relocated to Jersey Homesteads, an experimental
Jewish co-op. In 1945, Rabinowitz received a bachelor's degree in chemistry at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. From
University of Wisconsin, he obtained a master's degree in biochemistry in 1947 and a Ph.D. in 1949.
Number of containers: 11 cartons, 2 boxes
Linear feet: 14.4 linear feet
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to research and educational purposes.
Collection is open for research.