Register of the Ralph Henderson Kellogg Papers, 1940-89

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Register of the Ralph Henderson Kellogg Papers, 1940-89

Collection number: MSS 90-38

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information:

  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
March 1992
Dates Revised:
June 1992, May 1993
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ralph Henderson Kellogg Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1940-89
Collection number: MSS 90-38
Creator: Kellogg, Ralph Henderson, 1920-
Extent: 6 cartons
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ralph Henderson Kellogg Papers, MSS 90-38, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Processing Notes

TERMS USED:

  • Course Book: Contain written notes and handouts related to one particular class.
  • Note Book: Contain notes from various classes and/or lectures. Most are indexed in front pages listing date, course, speaker, and subject.
  • Lab Manual: Printed or mimeographed instructions and questions prepared for student lab assignments.
  • Lab Data: Compilation of raw data from lab research.
  • Lab Notebook: Compilation of data, sketches and other lab notes.
  • Field Notebook: Compilation of data, sketches, and other notes from field research.
  • Exams: Exams as prepared for particular course during particular semester.

CONSERVATION: [Photos are attached to the first page of the following files]

  • Lab Manual: Mammalian Physiology 1954
  • Lab Manual: Medical Physiology 1972
  • Lab Manual: Medical Physiology 1973

PURGED:

  • Purchase Orders: RHK 1962-66
  • Thesis [Dissertation]:"Studies on Isotonic Saline Diuresis in Single Rats" - Ralph Henderson Kellogg (Draft)
  • Syllabus: "Biological Transport" L. Rabinowitz 1968
  • Publication (photocopy): Principles of Neurophysiology Don L. Jewett 1972
  • Anonymous Tutorial in Respiratory Physiology 1972
  • Various published reports not related to RHK
  • Duplicate materials

Biography

Ralph Henderson Kellogg has been a professor of physiology at UCSF for many years. He was born in New London, Connecticut in 1920, graduated from medical school at the University of Rochester in 1943, and served as a medical officer in the US Navy for the duration of World War II. In 1946 Kellogg briefly acted as an Investigator in Physiology at Bethesda's Naval Medical Research Institute, then taught first year medical students at Harvard Medical School, while acquiring his Ph.D. in Physiology from Harvard in 1953.
In 1953 he was appointed to the faculty of the University of California School of Medicine, where he taught physiology for over 35 years. In addition to teaching, Dr Kellogg carried on extensive research. In the early years most of his work was centered on investigations in renal physiology. In 1955 he was invited to spend the summer at the White Mountain Research Station, near the summit of the arid 14,246 ft White Mountain, on the edge of the Owens Valley, in eastern California. His initial investigation that summer set the direction for his life-long interest in and work on high altitude physiology. Experiments performed by Kellogg and his associates at White Mountain from the mid-1950s and to the mid-1960s provided an extensive array of knowledge to climbers, scientists and others concerned with human response to high altitude conditions. Other investigations performed by Dr. Kellogg, or under his direction, focused on various aspects of the physiology of respiration.

Scope and Content

The papers of Dr Kellogg currently held at UCSF primarily relate to his own education, teaching, and research. There is little material in reflecting his personal life, and almost no correspondence relating to any of these topics.
The series related to his fifty years of education and teaching reveal both what was understood about physiology and how it was being taught. Research files primarily contain data compilations and notes on various investigations. These notebooks are clearly annotated and quite legible. An additional small series pertains to the Advisory Board for the White Mountain Research Station. This series holds the published report Twenty Five Years of High Altitude Research at the White Mountain Research Station, which includes a summary by Dr Kellogg of his work there.
The collection includes notebooks, exams, manuals, notes, files, data compilations, and reports reflecting his education, research and teaching activities. Received June, 1990 from Ralph Kellogg.

Container List

 

Series I: Education

Carton 1

Course Book: Anatomy, Histology and Neuroanatomy, 1940

 

Course Book: Medical Physiology 1940-41

 

Course Book: Medical Bacteriology 1941-42

 

Course Book: Physical Chemistry of Proteins 1949-50

 

Lab Book: Physiology of Nutrition 1940

 

Note Book: [Vol 2?] Apr. 47 - Jul. 47

 

Note Book: Vol 4 Oct. 47 - Mar. 48

 

Note Book: Vol 5 Mar. 48 - Mar. 49

 

Note Book: [Vol ?] Mar. 49 - May 50

 

Note Book: [Vol ?] Oct. 50 - Feb. 61

Carton 2

Lab Notes: Jan. 47 - Oct. 47

 

Lab Notes: Oct. 47 - Oct. 48

 

Lab Notes: Jul. 48 - Jul. 49

 

Lab Notebook: Jul. 47

 

Lab Notebook: Jul. 49-Aug. 50

 

Lab Notebook: Aug. 50-Oct. 51

 

Lab Notebook: Oct. 51-Nov. 53

 

Lab Notebook: Data Summaries 1947-52

 

Physiology Lab Manual- Harvard Med School 1947

 

Physiology Lab Manual- Harvard Med School, 1948-53

 

"Statistical Treatment of Physiological Data" Append II & III

 

Thesis [Dissertation]:"Studies on Isotonic Saline Diuresis in Rats" - Ralph H. Kellogg (Final Draft)

 

Series II: Teaching

Carton 3

Student Notes: Physiology 1955-

 

Bibliographies and Abstracts: Physiology 203A, 203B 1954-58

 

Bibliographies and Abstracts: Physiology 208A, 208B 1958-

 

Exams: Physiology 1957-68

 

Exams: Physiology 101 1958-64

 

Exams: Other 1959-1971

 

Exams: Various 1947-80

Carton 4

Exams: Various 1981-89

 

Lab Manual: Mammalian Physiology, 1954-62

 

Lab Manual: Special Instructions, 1957-59

 

Lab Manual: Organ System Physiology 1967-73

 

Lab Manual: Physiology 199, 1972

 

Lab Manual: Physiology for Pharmacy Students, 1972

 

Lab Manual: Medical Physiology, 1972-73

 

Exams: Oxford University Examinations in Physiology 1970-71

 

Series III: Research

Carton 4

Lab Notebook: Inulin Clearance of Rats 1954

 

Lab Notebook: Diuresis of Rats 1954 (2 books)

Carton 5

Lab Notebook: Helen Smeltzer 1954

 

Lab Notebook and Graphs: Otto Marx 1954

 

Lab Notebook: Rats - Chlorides 1954-55

 

Lab Notebook: White Mountain Studies 1955 Vol 1

 

Field Notebook: Overnight and Basal Rates 1955

 

Lab Notebook: Basil Metabolic Rates 1955

 

Lab Notebook: Co2 Sensitivity 1955

 

Lab Notebook: White Mountain Studies (Exercise Tolerance) 1955

 

Lab Notebook: Respiratory Data

 

Field Notebook: White Mountain 1956

 

Lab Notebooks: White Mountain Studies 1956, Vol 1-6

 

Lab Notebook: Eugene Dong, 1956

 

Field Notebook: White Mountain, 1957-58

 

Lab Notebook: ? 1957

 

BMR Tracings: 1957

 

Lab Notebooks: White Mountain Studies 1957, 3 v.

 

Lab Notebook: Freezing Points, 1957-59

 

Lab Notes: Kellogg, Mead, Leith 1962-63

 

Lab Notes and Data towards: "Influence of Co2 on Ventilatory Acclimatization to Altitude"

 

Lab Data: Balke Tests 1955; O2-Co2 Interaction 1956

 

Lab Data: Arterial pH vs PaCo2 1957

 

Lab Data: Exercise Transients: Kellogg, Dejours, Pace 1960

 

Lab Data: Hypoxia Without Hypocalcemia: Kellogg, Braby, Gardner, 1962

Carton 6

Lab Data: Hypoxia With Controlled PaCo2 1964-65

 

Lab Data: Airway Resistance 1965

 

Lab Data: Pulmonary Mechanics: Kellogg, Mines, et al 1963

 

Lab Data: Hypoxia With Controlled PaCo2: Kellogg, Eger, et al; 1964-65

 

Series IV: Advisory Committee For White Mountain Research Station

Carton 6

Files (Photocopied): Chair, Advisory Committee for White Mountain Research Station Dec. 58-May 74

 

Files: Chair, Advisory Committee for White Mountain Research Station Jun. 74-Jul. 76

 

Files: Personal Files of RHK, Chair, Advisory Committee for White Mountain Research Station Jun. 74-Jul. 76

 

Files: Advisory Committee for White Mountain Research Station 1976-78

 

Report: Design Guide, Barcroft Lab [White Mountain] 1965

 

Report: Plant Identification Manual, [White Mountain] 1966

 

Report: Climatological Data Summary [White Mountn] 1949-1967

 

Report: Twenty Five Years of High Altitude Research at the White Mountain Research Station 1973

 

Report: White Mountain Scientific Area Environmental Planning Study 1974

 

Report: Justification Statement for Maintaining the White Mountain Research Station 1975

 

Reports: Annual Report, White Mountain Research Station, 1982, 1989