Melvin M. Grumbach papers

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UC San Francisco. Special Collections
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Melvin M. Grumbach papers
Dates: 1949-2009
Collection Number: MSS 2014-19
Creator/Collector: Grumbach, Melvin M., 1925-
Extent: 9.17 linear ft. (7 cartons, 1 box)
Repository: UC San Francisco. Special Collections
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Abstract: Papers of Melvin Gumbach, a pediatrician and professor specializing in pediatric endocrinology.
Language of Material: English


Collection is unprocessed, but open for research. Access to a portion of the collection is restricted due to HIPAA and FERPA regulations. Please contact the UCSF Archivist for access to this material.

Preferred Citation

Melvin M. Grumbach papers. UC San Francisco. Special Collections

Acquisition Information

Donated by Melvin Grumbach and Kevin Grumbach in 2014-2015.

Biography/Administrative History

Dr. Grumbach is a pediatrician and professor, specializing in pediatric endocrinology. Grumbach has been at University of California, San Francisco since 1966. He's served as chairman of the Department of Pediatrics for over 20 years and was named the Edward B. Shaw Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus at UCSF in 1983.

Scope and Content of Collection

Papers of Dr. Gumbach contain correspondence, lectures, speeches, typescripts, notes, data, photographs, and slides relating to Dr. Grumbach pediatric endocrinology research, in particular the effect of hormones and the central nervous system on growth and puberty and their disorders; the function of the human sex chromosomes; and disorders of sexual development. Included are materials documenting his participation in various organizations and advisory boards. The following planning materials are included: establishment of the Mental Retardation Center at Langley Porter Institute, academic plan for the UCSF campus (1962-1966), Moffitt Hospital modernization plans (1970-1973), Children's Hospital development plans (1967-1975), Children's Medical Center development plans, and reviews of the Department of Pediatrics (1966-1985).

Indexing Terms

Developmental endocrinology
University of California, San Francisco