Scope and Content
Call Number: SC0359
Kornberg, Arthur, 1918-2007
Title: Arthur Kornberg papers
52 Linear feet and 400 megabytes
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
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Phone: (650) 725-1022
Gift of Arthur Kornberg, 1989, 2002, 2008.
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[Identification of item], Arthur Kornberg Papers, SC0359, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.
Biochemistry professor at Stanford University since 1959, Kornberg's work focused on enzymatic studies of DNA replication.
Kornberg was Chief of Enzymes and Metabolics at the National Institute of Health from 1947 to 1953, Chief of the Department
of Microbiology at the Washington University School of Medicine from 1953 to 1959, and Chairman of Stanford's Department of
Biochemistry from 1959 to 1969. In 1959, Kornberg received a Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology for pioneering the synthesis
of DNA in the laboratory.
Scope and Content
Collection documents Kornberg's work concerning the synthesis of DNA in the laboratory, as well as the synthetic pathways
of nucleotides, and includes correspondence, 1947 to 1982; research lab notebooks, 1947 to 1969 (which include those studies
for which he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1959); coursework, lectures, and seminars; Stanford University Departmental
records; records concerning professional organizations; and reprints, glass research slides, and audiotapes.
The materials are arrenged in eight series: 1. Correspondence; 2. Research and Laboratory Notebooks; 3. Lectures and Seminars;
4. Professional Files; 5. Class Materials; 6. Stanford Administrative and Departmental Records; 7. Personal and Miscellaneous
Papers; 8. Audiovisual materia; and two additions.
Stanford University. School of Medicine. Dept. of Biochemistry--Faculty.
Nobel Prize winners
Nobel prize--Stanford faculty--biochemistry