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Description
Papers of Robert Burr Livingston (1918-2002), professor of neuroscience and medical administrator. The collection includes correspondence, writings, talks and lectures, project materials, UC San Diego administrative and teaching materials, photographs, audiovisual materials, and digital files. Also included are papers of Livingston's mentor, neurophysiologist John Farquhar Fulton (1899-1960), and his father, neuroscientist William Kenneth Livingston (1892-1966).
Background
Robert Burr Livingston was born in 1918 in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1940 and graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1944, where he did his residency in internal medicine. Livingston served as a US Navy Medical Corps Reserve officer in Okinawa during World War II, and was awarded a Bronze Star. His major academic appointments include Harvard Medical School (1946-1947); the Yale University School of Medicine (1946-1952); the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine (1952-1957); and the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (1965-1989). Livingston served as scientific director for both the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness (NINDB) from 1956-1965. In 1965 he founded the world's first interdisciplinary neuroscience department at UC San Diego. Throughout his career, Livingston was active in several anti-nuclear weapons and peace organizations, including the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which was awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize for Peace.
Extent
54.3 Linear feet (32 archives boxes, 38 records cartons, 6 card file boxes, and 10 oversize folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
BULK OF COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS. Boxes 64-76 on-site.